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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Data Visualization with Google Sheets

Visual Paradigm support visualize your data into various charts. This feature gives you valuable insights to your data. The data can be visualized by entering with the build-in spreadsheet tool, upload of Excel file, or directly link from Google Sheets. In this article we will show you how to feed in data to your chart by link to Google Sheets.

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Output all relationships within a diagram into document

Doc. Composer provides a highly customizable way to output project content into document. It allows you perform query and output the content in diagram scope, or in the model repository scope. In this article we will show you how to output all relationships in a specific diagram into document.

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Invite user to join your VP Online workspace

This article provide a step-by-step guide about how to invite member to join your VP Online workspace to perform team collaboration development.

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Invite VP desktop user to join your VP Online workspace

This article provide a step-by-step guide about how to invite member to join your VP Online workspace to perform team collaboration development.

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Drill down elaboration on Customer Journey Map

Customer Journey Map (CJM) is a powerful customer experience (CX) tool which helps to study customer experience by visualize their thoughts and feelings though the touchpoints. It helps businesses understanding the behaviors, thoughts and feelings of their customer. In Visual Paradigm the CJM is not a standalone tool, it can further link up with other diagrams such as system design diagrams, business process diagrams, etc…, or further drill down by another CJM to elaborate in details.

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Generated PDF document unable to show non-ASCII characters

When export your document to PDF some non-ASCII characters may not able to correctly rendered.

PDF document unable to show non-ASCII characters

PDF document unable to show non-ASCII characters

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Permission Error on Perform Software Update (UP0001)

When perform software update you may receive error complain didn’t have sufficient permission to perform software update.

No permission to perform software update

No permission to perform software update

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Specify default diagram for your Doc. Field

Fill-in Doc in Visual Paradigm’s Doc. Composer is a powerful tool which allow Visual Paradigm inject diagram and model information into your Microsoft Word document. In your Word document you only need to define the Doc. Fields (special tags) for data injection. When the Doc. Composer engine go through your document it will replace the tag with appropriate diagram and model data according to the template (customizable) you specified. Read more

How to Achieve Optimal Performance with Large Scale Projects

When working with a large scale project with numerous diagrams, there may be some performance difference. It is only natural as huge projects impose more demanding resource allocation. Fortunately, Visual Paradigm offers ways to gear up for better accommodation. Basically, there are 3 practices we would recommend:

  1. Close unused diagrams before closing the application
  2. Use hierarchy to organize objects (avoid a flat structure at root level)
  3. Modularize diagrams (avoid giant diagrams)

For details, please visit Performance tune up for your large project.

On the note of resource allocation, some tasks are more memory-intensive than others, such as document generation which needs to process most of the elements (if not all) within your project. The default memory size is set for popular computer configurations but can be increased to speed up the process when needed.

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