Query Model Element’s Relationships using ETL Table

On-Demand Model ETL (Extract, Transform & Load) is a facility which allow user to query on their model elements (extract), manipulate them (transform) and further visualize them in diagram (load). The ETL table not just allow you to perform query on a single level of models, but also support nested levels such as the contained or connected elements. In this article we will show you how to configure the ETL table to perform query on 3 levels of model elements.

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Compatibility between VP Desktop and VP Online diagrams

VP Online (formerly called VPository) is a cloud platform provided by Visual Paradigm. For user with VP Online license they can use web based diagram editor to create various diagrams. For user with VP Desktop license they can use VP Online as their project repository for team collaboration development. When VP Desktop user using VP Online as project repository some of the diagrams will be auto-synchronized between VP Desktop and VP Online, while some of them are accessible only in VP Desktop and will send to VP Online as a revision upon commit his work (change history). Read more

WD0002 – File to open Web Diagram

This error means the VP Desktop Client fail to load the module for opening web based diagrams. For example, Inforgraphic, Process Map, Cloud Service Architecture diagrams, etc..

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Hash Project Contents Using VP Project Anonymous Tool

Visual Paradigm is always committed to deliver the best possible service to users. When users experience issues that seem to be too complex to diagnose over emails, users could send over their project files for us to better understand their problems and come back with a solution faster. However, we also understand that users might be concerned with passing along project files which contain sensitive or even confidential business information. To address this concern, we have developed the Project Anonymous Tool for users to hash their project data into meaningless information and make it safe to send in for diagnosis.

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Output Associated Diagrams from Diagram Overview using Doc. Composer

The Overview Diagram helps to illustrate the relationships between different diagrams modelled for your system. In this article we will show you how to output the details of the diagrams associated by the Diagram Overview element in Overview Diagram using  Doc. Composer.

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How to specify SQL Server FileGroup in Entity

By default SQL Server will store all your database objects, system objects, tables, stored procedures, etc… into the primary file group. This basically is putting everything into a single data file (.mdf) and transaction log (.ldf). This should be pretty sufficient in development environment. But in production environment the default setting could causing performance limitation. To achieve higher throughput we can design the database to work with multiple files and filegroups.

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Retrieve Image from Model Element’s Description Using Open API

In Visual Paradigm every model elements and diagrams can be describe with rich text content. With Visual Paradigm’s Open API it provide a channel to user to manipulate the diagram and model elements. In this article we will show you how to retrieve the images inside model element’s rich text description for further manipulation. We will demonstrate this by putting the image into ImageIcon and display using a message pane.

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Customizing Guide-through Process

Visual Paradigm version 15.2 Enterprise Edition support customization on the built-in TOGAF ADM and Project Management guide-through process. This include altering the process navigator, phrases, activities and deliverables. In this article we will show you how to customize on the guide-through process.

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Customizing deliverables in guide-through process

Starting from version 15.2 Enterprise Edition users can perform customizations to the TOGAF and Project Management Guide-through process, which include modifying the workflows also define custom deliverables. In this article you will learn how to customize the deliverables in the guide-through process.

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Cannot backup VP Server after upgrade to new version

After upgrade VP Server to new version then the backup script become fail to work with following (or similar) error.

[message] java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/commons/logging/LogFactory
[message] at v.bsr.as.<clinit>(:15)
[message] at v.bsr.az.<init>(:783)
[message] at v.bsr.bk.<init>(:253)
[message] at v.bsr.bk.a(:94)
[message] at v.sj.bz.a(:252)
[message] at v.sy.c.a(:164)
[message] at v.ayi.e.c(:267)
[message] at v.ayi.e.a(:99)
[message] at migration.ExportVPServerMain.<init>(:266)
[message] at migration.ExportVPServerMain.main(:24)
[message] Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.commons.logging.LogFactory
[message] at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:381)
[message] at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:424)
[message] at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:331)
[message] at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:357)
[message] ... 10 more

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