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Relationship and Gap Matrices

With eaDocX you can tailor the detail displayed in relationship matrices, by adding attributes to Source and Target elements and changing the appearance of the cells. Bringing your EA data to life.

The EA Relationship Matrix is a quick way to view and create relationships between sets of elements

It allows you to select two sets of elements of a particular type, either from a Package, or from a Search. You can then choose a relationship type, and EA will show you if the elements are related.

This is much quicker than creating a diagram, and makes it much clearer where there might be missing or duplicate relationships.

With eaDocX you can use the Relationship Matrix for MUCH more

  • Make the content more specific, by specifying the stereotypes of elements, not just the element types
  • Optionally miss-out columns or rows which have no relationships: easier to visualise a sparse matrix
  • Use Word Table styles to make the table look just the way you want
  • Sort the rows and columns
  • Include additional columns and rows with more data about the source and target elements
  • Add Conditional Formatting to change the content and appearance of cells

All this means your EA Relationship Matrix can really come alive

For example, add more columns to show more details of the data, and replace the arrow with a ‘tick’ where there is a valid relationship.

Or add a Word Table style:

Or add Conditional Formatting rules to change the appearance of cells: making it even easier to visualise the information

EA Gap Matrices

EA Gap Matrices, which show how an architecture changes from a baseline to a target, can be displayed and formatted in the same way, with colors, styles and more.

Simply add a section and choose which Gap Matrix you want to print. Then use eaDocX to tailor your content and deliver real value to your readers.

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