v3.9 Release Notes

3.9 Release Notes 14/9/2017. This should be the last release of V3 - we're now concentrating on V4, so probably no new fixes or features for a few weeks.
 - removed the code which tried to remove the Word command bars (trying to prevent user from closing Word, which crashes EA) but this doesn't work that well with Office 2016

- added 'property type' as a hyperlinkable variable (useful for SysML) 31/8/2017

Fix to printing of sequence diagrams when choosing 'diagram and contents'. Removed in error.

Also fix to printing of Parameter data atypes: they can now contain <> characters - 29/8/2017

Fixed issue with creation of multi-hop relationships. - 17/8/2017

Fixed issue where Word paragraph styles are set to 'all caps' or 'small caps', whihc prevented heading hyperlinks from working. - 7/7/2017

Several small improvements to Document Management: sorting of Roles for a document, editing of version notes for a document build, sorting of roles and people when generating document

Fix to relationship matrix, to detect change the relationship type, and update the list of available cells to print (including using EA overlays)

Further fixed for Oracle and Postgres databases, for accessing EA matrix reports, scripts and model views.

Fix to saving of Repository settings in Oracle repository.

Fixes to diagram+contents, plus heading levels for table titles. - 10/4/2017

Fix to correct saving of <memo> tagged values in eaDocX/Excel. See issue

Fix to some odd issues with saving of table relationships. - 15/03/2017

Fixed issue with drop-down options for tagged-values of a connector. - 08/02/2017

Minor fix so that when printing a Model View of favourites, if the favourite contains just a single diagram, the diagram prints correctly. - 03/02/2017

New feature which allows for printing of exotic tagged values - these are derived from EA Profiles, and the TV has effectively multiple values, saved in EA as XML within the notes field of the TV. 15 yearsof using EA, and I;ve never seen this before.. - 01/02/2017

Minor fix to correctly save repository settings with postgrSQL databases - 26/01/2017

Fix to issue with adding of custom table formatting to Element reports. - 24/1/2017

Fix to printing of Tagged Values which contains GUIDs of other elements. Previously, eaDocX supported single references (a refGIUD) and now supports multiple refrneces (refGUIList) tagged values. - 16/01/2017

Minor enhancement so that when printing a tagged value, if the tagged value contains ONLY a url (starting with http:// or https:// ) AND a new application setting called Tagged Value URL String (see Application settings / General / Defaul strings) has a non-blank value (such as 'see link') then eaDocX will not print the URL, but just a hyperlink to the URL, using the Tagged Value URL String.

This solves a problem for EA tagged values containing long URLs which have no spaces. If these are put into Word tables, Word tries to make the table column very wide, and messes-up the table formatting. This way, Word only prints 'see link' with the URL hidden behind. Looks neater too. Thanks Dina. - 22/12/2016

Minor fix to processing of Notes/Description fields in Excel. Previously, eaDocX/Excel added extra LF characters to the end of the field. 

Now it doesn't, and, as a special Christmas gift, will also remove any LF chars which might already be at the end of the field. - 15/12/2016

Minor fix to printing of scenario steps. Now correctly prints multi-line steps. If, like me, you didn't know that scenario steps could have multiple lines, you just click Cntl-enter to get a new line. Always good to learn new bits of EA. - 29/11/2016

  1. Fixes to printing of multi-hop relationship tables.
  2. Fix to new 3.9 installer so that it finds the built-in help, independent of where the user decides to install the application, or whether as 'All users' or 'single user' - 03/11/2016

Changed the eaDocX installer so that it can now be installed in two ways:

1 - Users with Admin rights can now install eaDocX for 'All Users' of a machine. Useful where you have a virtualised environment

2 - Users without admin rights can still install eaDocX (previously, everyone had to have admin to install it) but only for their own user account on the machine, - 03/11/2016.

Fixes for eaDocX/Excel: new attribute available for class.attributes 'position' - order of the attribute in the lists. Also Excel will now correctly handle tagged values which are GUID references to other elements. - 21/10/2016

Minor fix release - sorted an issue with printing a combination of 'Diagram+all contents', 'stand-alone connector list' and 'restrict connectros to diagram'. All combinations now work correctly - 19/10/2016

Fix release- removed a test menu option left in, and fixed the detection of repository type so that it works OK with Shortcut links as well as native links to different database types. - 18/10/2016

Main highlights for 3.9 are the enhanced support for the Postgres database type, and some new function for printing connectors in diagrams.

  • POSTGRES support. SQL has been changed so that all of eaDocX (including eaDocX/Excel) now support POSTGRES
  • Diagram Connectors: eaDocX can now print details of the connectors in a diagram, not just the elemenets (with their associated connectors). See Printing connectors about this feature, or the help.
  • Additional features: new attributes for class attribute elements: isID, Style and Container. We didn't know these even existed before!