I hope I can explain clearly what I am trying to do.
I would like to link and report on class attributes related to use cases.
I have tried to directly link specific attributes to the use cases, but that does not seem to be possible in EA (I can only link the element).
In a recent web tutorial, this idea was addressed by adding the element to a diagram and selecting which specific attributes would appear. While that works “perfectly” in the diagram, I can’t figure out how to replicate this behavior in a document extract. Note that I do NOT want to add an instance of the element to the diagram/package (i.e., create a new object).
I can identify the specific relationships via the notes or tags on the attribute (although that might get complicated), but I just don’t seem to be able to filter on the attributes when generating a document.
I remember looking at this a few years ago, but the code doesn’t seem to have made it into the current release.
Did you do the filtering using EA Diagram Filters? I sort-of remember some other way of restricting class attributes in a class diagram, but I can’t find it in v13.
I can filter the displays in the diagrams fine, but I don’t see a way to filter the Word extracts (or Excel, for that matter). Should be a way to do it with “searches”, but I haven’t put that together, either. The SQL functionality of EA (Query Builder) is not the best.
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