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by jasonp
07 Jun 2024, 16:32
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: View: Application Impact Analysis - Description cannot be displayed in HTML
Replies: 1
Views: 2087

Re: View: Application Impact Analysis - Description cannot be displayed in HTML

Hi Xiaoqi,

we are happy for you to go ahead and make your change and we will add it to our list of fixes in our next release.

Thanks for letting us know.
by jasonp
29 Feb 2024, 19:29
Forum: Essential Cloud
Topic: Creating Custom Editor Components
Replies: 2
Views: 7355

Re: Creating Custom Editor Components

Hi Declan, we do have an editor component that I believe should meet this specific requirement. You can add it to a Project Editor in the editor builder by doing the following: 1. From any configurable editor with Project as the anchor class, select any Section in the component tree on the left 2. C...
by jasonp
03 Oct 2023, 14:33
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: [essential_import_utility_256 & Meta-Model 6.15] ISSUE : external_repository_instance_reference not set
Replies: 3
Views: 13388

Re: [essential_import_utility_256 & Meta-Model 6.15] ISSUE : external_repository_instance_reference not set

Hi Tshitshi,

we have not made any changes to the Import Utility recently that would impact functional behaviour. Can you confirm whether the Import Specification you are using is matching instances By Name or By ID?

Thanks,

Jason
by jasonp
20 Jul 2023, 16:20
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: Business Process Model View: How to Display "Start" and "End" element?
Replies: 2
Views: 10334

Re: Business Process Model View: How to Display "Start" and "End" element?

Hello Xiaoqi, you are correct, at present the Business Process Flow view does not show the start and end nodes. However, it does display Initiating Events and Raised Events which you can use in place of Start and End nodes respectively. In Protege, you can find them in the palette of components that...
by jasonp
06 Jul 2023, 09:01
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: Model multiple instances of same application
Replies: 3
Views: 12094

Re: Model multiple instances of same application

Hi Henri, the following digram provides an illustration of how we would typically model the deployment of an Application such as SAP ECC across multiple servers. My assumption is that your SAP ECC "Instances" are different configurations of the SAP ECC software and, as such, have differenc...
by jasonp
09 Jun 2023, 09:32
Forum: Essential Cloud
Topic: Typo in js file breaks Supplier and Contracts Editor
Replies: 1
Views: 8384

Re: Typo in js file breaks Supplier and Contracts Editor

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.Looking at the location of the error, I presume that this is only causing an issue when accessing the editor from a Viewer menu.

The team have made the fix which will be available in our June monthly release.

Jason
by jasonp
03 Apr 2023, 17:12
Forum: Essential Cloud
Topic: Adding a custom editor to Report Menu
Replies: 1
Views: 8704

Re: Adding a custom editor to Report Menu

Hi, a current quirk in creating menu items for Editors is that, in the Target Report slot of the Report Menu Item instance, you have to select an Instance of Editor Section (see screenshot below) which will have been automatically created by the Editor Builder and will be named in the format of <Edi...
by jasonp
13 Mar 2023, 17:09
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: How to model "Business Product" and "Business Capability" mapping?
Replies: 3
Views: 12516

Re: How to model "Business Product" and "Business Capability" mapping?

Hi, The links directly below are from the Essential University, and are to the meta-class definitions for Product Concept, Product Type and Product, including examples of how they should be applied. Which of these you decide to populate will depend on the questions that you are looking to answer, an...
by jasonp
01 Mar 2023, 10:48
Forum: Essential Cloud
Topic: API problems with R
Replies: 3
Views: 12607

Re: API problems with R

Hi,

this could be a url encoding issue. I believe that Postman automatically encodes the URL query string (escaping characters such as "^" and "@") before sending it. Do you know if your program is encoding the URL query string, before sending the request?

Thanks,

Jason
by jasonp
17 Jan 2023, 11:07
Forum: Essential Project Suggestions
Topic: Viewer Builder
Replies: 2
Views: 56201

Re: Viewer Builder

Hi, a Viewer Builder is indeed something that we are already investigating as an approach to provide greater flexibility and accessibility for views, however we are yet to agree a target date for this capability. In the mean time, we have some clients who are using the Editor Builder, in conjunction...
by jasonp
17 Jan 2023, 10:05
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: Governance Body & Group Actor
Replies: 1
Views: 8929

Re: Governance Body & Group Actor

Hi, the intention of the gb_group_actor was to allow modellers to relate Governance Body instances to the rest of the enterprise architecture in a manner that is consistent, e.g. capturing processes undertaken by a Governance Body. As you suggest, depending upon your operating model, this could resu...
by jasonp
08 Dec 2022, 10:09
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: [Essential Metamodel] Change Request : Missing slots linking Attribute_Value with EA_CLASS | EA_Relation instances
Replies: 4
Views: 15203

Re: [Essential Metamodel] Change Request : Missing slots linking Attribute_Value with EA_CLASS | EA_Relation instances

Hi Tshitshi, thank you for the suggested change, which we completely understand the benefit of making. In fact, we have come very close in the past to making this exact change. The main reason for our hesitation was that we felt there was a danger that modellers may be tempted into proliferating ad-...
by jasonp
08 Dec 2022, 09:54
Forum: Essential Project Suggestions
Topic: Recording SLAs
Replies: 2
Views: 10073

Re: Recording SLAs

Hi, we have been exploring extensions to the meta-model for supporting SLAs with a number of organisations, but are yet to formally introduce them. The examples that you have provided are consistent with use cases that we have been looking to support. Other use cases, include the ability to group SL...
by jasonp
23 Nov 2022, 17:33
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: Modelling APIs Dependencies
Replies: 4
Views: 14354

Re: Modelling APIs Dependencies

Hi, In response to your questions: - Are steps 1, 2, 3 correct to denote the APIs? If not then how I can do it correctly? Your modelling approach looks to be correct - What does ap_interface slot mean in "A::A1", "A::A2", "C::C1"? They are already interface themselves. ...
by jasonp
21 Sep 2022, 09:01
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: Matrix Organisation Modelling?
Replies: 2
Views: 11124

Re: Matrix Organisation Modelling?

Hi Gena, the meta-model already allows an organisation to have 1...n parent organisations which, in theory, would support a matrix structure. However, the challenge, as you suggested, is in how to differentiate between the two organisational dimensions, e.g. management org structure vs governance or...
by jasonp
14 Jul 2022, 08:40
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: [Essential V6.15] Data_Object_Attribute : represented_by_attribute type ISSUE
Replies: 1
Views: 9279

Re: [Essential V6.15] Data_Object_Attribute : represented_by_attribute type ISSUE

Hi Tshitshi, this is actually more than a copy/paste issue as the represented_by_attribute should not exist within the Data Object Attribute class at all. Your proposed change is indeed the correct one, with your suggested doa_represented_by_attribute slot being the inverse of the existing implement...
by jasonp
14 Jul 2022, 08:31
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: [Import_Utility_2.5.3] How to define an derived Boolean value for a slot : java.lang.ClassCastException
Replies: 1
Views: 9237

Re: [Import_Utility_2.5.3] How to define an derived Boolean value for a slot : java.lang.ClassCastException

Hi Tshitshi, at present, I am afraid that this is not possible directly in the Import Utility as defining the column as being a Simple Slot tells the Import Utility that the value is of type String. A possible approach could be to define a separate column in the spreadsheet that is mapped to a Primi...
by jasonp
13 Jun 2022, 08:14
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: [Essential V6.5] Multiple Business Process Families ISSUE
Replies: 4
Views: 16535

Re: [Essential V6.5] Multiple Business Process Families ISSUE

Hi Tshitshi,

our apologies. We will make sure that it is included in the 6.16 release.

Thanks,

Jason
by jasonp
13 Jun 2022, 08:09
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: [Essential Metamodel] Change Request : Allow Multiple Cardinality for Information_Concept in Information View
Replies: 1
Views: 9266

Re: [Essential Metamodel Model] Change Request : Allow Multiple Cardinality for Information_Concept in Information View

Hi Tshitshi,

we will review this request for inclusion in our next meta-model release. In principle, your request makes sense and, as you suggest is consistent with other mappings between Conceptual and Logical Design classes.

Regards,

Jason
by jasonp
03 Apr 2022, 20:43
Forum: General
Topic: Modeling the impact of a project
Replies: 2
Views: 9432

Re: Modeling the impact of a project

Hi Alex, Although we do support the ability to map Projects to the elements that they impact in the ways that you describe (via Strategic Plans), we do not currently support comparative scenario analysis for Projects at the moment. However, we are considering enhancing our "roadmap-enablement&q...
by jasonp
24 Mar 2022, 18:00
Forum: Essential Cloud
Topic: Using API to extract data - including our own added slots
Replies: 2
Views: 10928

Re: Using API to extract data - including our own added slots

Hi Rob,

we would recommend using our new Utility v3 API which will provide you with direct access to all slots of a Class, including any custom slots. The documentation for this API can be found here:

https://api.enterprise-architecture.org ... a21cf50fca
by jasonp
12 Mar 2021, 13:34
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: Modeling WAR deployments for Apps
Replies: 2
Views: 11103

Re: Modeling WAR deployments for Apps

Hi, we would typically document the names of WAR files using the technology_instance_given_name slot of the Application Software Instance that is deployed on a particular node. You can also optionally map the technology_instance_of slot of the Application Software Instance to a Technology Product su...
by jasonp
02 Feb 2021, 16:03
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: Value Stage class structure
Replies: 1
Views: 9320

Re: Value Stage class structure

Hi Tudor, the original intention was to use a Label classified for the Value Stage label slot in order to support multi-language against the slot. However, in hindsight, we would agree that this has added complexity for limited, if any, benefit as multi-language support can still be achieved by crea...
by jasonp
03 Dec 2020, 11:15
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: Essential Open Source - Default Currency
Replies: 3
Views: 13426

Re: Essential Open Source - Default Currency

Hi John,

can you confirm the name of the view that is displaying the default currency incorrectly?

Thanks,

Jason
by jasonp
19 Oct 2020, 14:26
Forum: Essential Project Suggestions
Topic: GraphQL Data API for Essential
Replies: 3
Views: 14600

Re: GraphQL Data API for Essential

Hi Tshitshi, Support for dynamic, generic, querying of the Essential meta-model is on our roadmap but we're trying to make sure it is usable by all, not just people with technical knowledge of GraphQL. For us, the requirement is to provide a flexible way of allowing UI-driven and programmatic queryi...
by jasonp
13 Jul 2020, 21:42
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: [Import Utility 2.2 + Metamodel 6.9 or 6.10] Broken Result Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 30915

Re: [Import Utility 2.2 + Metamodel 6.9 or 6.10] Broken Result Issue

Hi Tshitshi,

it would be great if you could privately send your Import Spec and sample spreadsheet so that we can review how your import is mapping to the meta-model.

Thanks,

Jason
by jasonp
13 Jul 2020, 21:33
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: [Information_View Class] information_view_stakeholders vs stakeholders SLOTS
Replies: 1
Views: 9686

Re: [Information_View Class] information_view_stakeholders vs stakeholders SLOTS

Hi Tshitshi, information_view_stakeholders is a legacy slot that should be defined as being 'deprecated', which it will be in the next release. It is still currently referenced by the Information View Summary view ( information/core_il_inf_object_summary.xsl ), but it will also be replaced by ' stak...
by jasonp
01 Jul 2020, 12:34
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: How do we map Regulatory Bodies in the Model
Replies: 2
Views: 11872

Re: How do we map Regulatory Bodies in the Model

Hi, the diagram below describes how we believe that your scenario could be modelled using the out-of-the-box meta-model together with a couple of minor slot extensions (note: we already plan to add the stakeholder slot to EA_Relation ). Contextual Regulatory Management.png In summary, this approach ...
by jasonp
23 Jun 2020, 15:04
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: Value streams
Replies: 5
Views: 19067

Re: Value streams

@Chris,

yer, we will update the Value Stream view to incorporate the new relationship between Value Stages and Business Capabilities.

Thanks,

Jason
by jasonp
20 Jun 2020, 11:06
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: Value streams
Replies: 5
Views: 19067

Re: Value streams

Hi Karen/Dag, we agree that it should be possible to relate Value Chains more directly to Business Capabilities. More specifically, we believe that it should be possible to describe the Business Capabilities that are required for a given Value Stage of a Value Stream. Therefore, in the next version ...
by jasonp
15 Jun 2020, 09:54
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: IT Asset Dashboard View is not working
Replies: 15
Views: 40866

Re: IT Asset Dashboard View is not working

Hi James, we believe that the issue may have been caused by a bug in the way we were escaping characters which should now be resolved in the latest version of Essential Viewer which can be found here. https://github.com/essentialproject/essential_viewer With this latest version, you should no longer...
by jasonp
10 Jun 2020, 17:19
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: IT Asset Dashboard View is not working
Replies: 15
Views: 40866

Re: IT Asset Dashboard View is not working

Hi James,

apologies for the delay. Just to let you know that we are investigating your issue and we have been able to replicate the problem that you are seeing. As soon as we have a solution, we will get back to you.

Thanks,

Jason
by jasonp
29 Apr 2020, 10:01
Forum: Essential Cloud
Topic: Integrations?
Replies: 5
Views: 17387

Re: Integrations?

Hi, we are aware of clients that have integrated with ServiceNow via our Utility REST API as well as BCM Remedy and Flexerra/Technopedia via our batch-based XML interface. Although we were not directly involved in their implementation, in the case of ServiceNow, clients have either used ServiceNow's...
by jasonp
10 Mar 2020, 13:49
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: Technology Platform Model relationships between Application and Technology Products
Replies: 3
Views: 14316

Re: Technology Platform Model relationships between Application and Technology Products

Hi Rajaraman, With regard to your questions: a. Application to Required Components (Web, App, Browser, Framework, etc.) The current version of Launchpad does not provide the ability to import the Technology Components required by an Application. However, a new version of Launchpad (version 5) will b...
by jasonp
04 Mar 2020, 14:44
Forum: Essential Cloud
Topic: API / CORS
Replies: 6
Views: 20191

Re: API / CORS

Hi,

thanks for the update. We're glad that you have been able to find a tactical solution. We have prioritised an update to address this issue and will keep you posted on when it will be released.

Regards,

Jason
by jasonp
25 Feb 2020, 12:52
Forum: Essential Cloud
Topic: API / CORS
Replies: 6
Views: 20191

Re: API / CORS

Hi, you are correct in that the REST APIs are not currently configured to support Cross Origin Requests. To date, our clients have been using the APIs for system to system integration, whereas I assume that you are looking to create a browser-based Application that will be accessing the APIs. We did...
by jasonp
19 Feb 2020, 17:50
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: Process Workflow steps
Replies: 1
Views: 12091

Re: Process Workflow steps

The slot used to capture the workflow of a process is "defining_business_process_flow", which is labelled "Defining Business Process Flow" in the instance editor
by jasonp
17 Jan 2020, 10:52
Forum: Essential Cloud
Topic: Managing Approval Status for Applications and Technologies
Replies: 4
Views: 16024

Re: Managing Approval Status for Applications and Technologies

In your Technology Product Editor, can you confirm that you are not seeing the drop down button highlighted in red below on items in the Technology Features section of the General tab?

Add Tech Prod Standard.png
by jasonp
08 Jan 2020, 12:43
Forum: Essential Cloud
Topic: Managing Approval Status for Applications and Technologies
Replies: 4
Views: 16024

Re: Managing Approval Status for Applications and Technologies

The Essential Meta-Model supports the ability to define what we call Standard Specifications. More specifically, for your requirements, Application Provider Standard Specification and Technology Product Standard Specification . These classes can be found under the EA Class -> EA Support -> Standards...
by jasonp
06 Sep 2019, 16:47
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: Updating data after 1st import using import utility
Replies: 1
Views: 10610

Re: Updating data after 1st import using import utility

Hi Rajaraman, yes you can do this. If you look at the Launchpad Import Specification, you will see example worksheets (what we typically call catalogue worksheets) that import instances based on a "ByID" match mode (see screenshot below). ess_iu_match_by_id.png When a column is defined as ...
by jasonp
21 Aug 2019, 10:37
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: Data Object Lifecycle View Displays Where as Data Object Provider Model Not displays data both are using same data?
Replies: 9
Views: 27527

Re: Data Object Lifecycle View Displays Where as Data Object Provider Model Not displays data both are using same data?

Hi Rajaraman, the Source Information column is optional depending on the views you intend to populate. Nonetheless, from the screenshot that you have sent, what you have captured looks correct. Regarding Apps 2 and 3, If they do not receive data from other systems, then they do not need to be captur...
by jasonp
21 Aug 2019, 09:55
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: Data Object Lifecycle View Displays Where as Data Object Provider Model Not displays data both are using same data?
Replies: 9
Views: 27527

Re: Data Object Lifecycle View Displays Where as Data Object Provider Model Not displays data both are using same data?

Hi Rajaraman, the Data Provider Model requires both the Source Application (column T) and the Source Information (column U) in the App 2 Data worksheet. The Source Information column would typically be the main database of the Source Application (similar to the values you would have populated in col...
by jasonp
21 Aug 2019, 07:55
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: Data Object Lifecycle View Displays Where as Data Object Provider Model Not displays data both are using same data?
Replies: 9
Views: 27527

Re: Data Object Lifecycle View Displays Where as Data Object Provider Model Not displays data both are using same data?

Hi Rajaraman, both of these views are populated from the relationships created by the App 2 Data worksheet. Can you please confirm whether there any columns that you have not populated in that worksheet? This will help in understanding why the Data Provider Model is not displaying. Regarding your qu...
by jasonp
25 Jul 2019, 08:07
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: [Essential V6.5] Multiple Business Process Families ISSUE
Replies: 4
Views: 16535

Re: [Essential V6.5] Multiple Business Process Families ISSUE

Hi Tshitshi,

apologies, this is indeed an oversight and will be resolved in the next meta-model release/update.

Thanks for letting us know.

Regards,

Jason
by jasonp
03 Jul 2019, 13:32
Forum: Essential Cloud
Topic: Metamodel understanding - Application layer
Replies: 2
Views: 12639

Re: Metamodel understanding - Application layer

Yes, that's a great explanation Alex. I hope you won't mind the Essential Project team borrowing your analogy in the future :)

Thanks,

Jason
by jasonp
03 Jul 2019, 13:27
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: Country wise Applications implementation
Replies: 3
Views: 15361

Re: Country wise Applications implementation

To answer your questions: (1)Currently the screen shot "Applications Host by Country" shows hosted,accessed in different color because of different country. In case of an application hosted and accessed by same country how the output look like do you have any sample. At present, the view, ...
by jasonp
25 Jun 2019, 21:26
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: Essential Import Utility Request for further details
Replies: 7
Views: 25748

Re: Essential Import Utility Request for further details

Hi Julian, we are about to release Launchpad v4 which includes a single worksheet for importing the data required to populate the Application Information Dependencies view. My colleague will contact you directly shortly with details of how you can get hold of the new materials, e.g. spreadsheet temp...
by jasonp
29 May 2019, 17:46
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: Business process flow - error
Replies: 3
Views: 14857

Re: Business process flow - error

Hi,

can you confirm the version of Essential Viewer that you are using? You should be able to see it in the bottom right corner of any view.

Thanks,

Jason
by jasonp
03 Apr 2019, 16:00
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: Error applying EMM 64 upgrade EUP file in Protégé 3.5
Replies: 1
Views: 10273

Re: Error applying EMM 64 upgrade EUP file in Protégé 3.5

Hi Gunther, We have re-tested the EUP that is provided on our web-site in Protege and it appears to be OK. It may be that your EUP became corrupted when you first downloaded it and so it may be worth downloading it again and then re-trying. However, given that you re currently on EMM v6.1.1, in orde...
by jasonp
02 Apr 2019, 13:10
Forum: Essential Project Suggestions
Topic: [Application_Provider] Multiple Application_Family (s)
Replies: 4
Views: 16668

Re: [Application_Provider] Multiple Application_Family (s)

Hi Tshitshi,

yes, that makes perfect sense. We will be sure to make that change in the next update to our meta-model and so feel free to make the change in your repository, knowing that it will be consistent with our baseline meta-model in the future.

Regards,

Jason
by jasonp
22 Mar 2019, 16:05
Forum: Essential Project Suggestions
Topic: [Application_Provider] Multiple Application_Family (s)
Replies: 4
Views: 16668

Re: [Application_Provider] Multiple Application_Family (s)

Hi Tshitshi, for reasons of consistency, we believe it makes sense to allow multiple cardinality for the Application_Provider to Application_Family relationship and so we are happy to make that change to the meta-model. However, given the description of your requirement, I would be interested in a c...
by jasonp
22 Mar 2019, 15:53
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: KPI framework and Essential Platform
Replies: 1
Views: 11213

Re: KPI framework and Essential Platform

Hi, I would certainly agree with your approach.As mentioned in my colleagues post, we have experience of performing KPI calculations dynamically in Essential Views based on low-level KPI values. However, this is not the most efficient, scalable or performant approach, as this entails performing any ...
by jasonp
26 Feb 2019, 12:56
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: Technology Reference Model
Replies: 1
Views: 10285

Re: Technology Reference Model

Hi, in order to extend the Launchpad spreadsheet to populate the original Technology Reference and Standards Model, view, you will need to do the following: Add a column to the end of the Technology Capabilities worksheet (e.g. column F) For each Technology Capability, in the new column, enter the n...
by jasonp
29 Jan 2019, 11:57
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: Granularity of Classes
Replies: 2
Views: 12457

Re: Granularity of Classes

Hi, For Applications, we generally recommend using Application Capabilities for high level grouping (e.g. Case Management) of functionality and Application Services for the detail (Incident Management Services etc) that provides context, for example "When Organisation X performs Process Y, they...
by jasonp
23 Jan 2019, 14:33
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: Application Information Dependency - servers shared folders linking
Replies: 1
Views: 10258

Re: Application Information Dependency - servers shared folders linking

Hi, the diagram below illustrates the relationships that need to be traversed in order to capture a number of dependencies that exist for applications, including the ones you have listed. In all cases, none of the elements on the right are modelled using Application Providers and so they will not co...
by jasonp
23 Jan 2019, 12:34
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: Business Reference Model - maintaining two states
Replies: 7
Views: 24887

Re: Business Reference Model - maintaining two states

Hi Rajaraman, It is a reasonably straightforward task to assign Business Capabilities to Architecture States (e.g. Current State, Future State) in your repository. As shown in the diagram below. Bus Cap Arch States.png Here you can see that Business Capability 1, Business Capability 2 and Business C...
by jasonp
26 Nov 2018, 17:33
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: [Business Service summary View] Supporting Applications Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 22348

Re: [Business Service summary View] Supporting Applications Issue

Hi Tshitshi, here is the updated xsl which should now account for the two scenarios that you described. Using the test repository that you sent, you should see that the view only provides actors and applications where they have been associated with physical processes via Products. However, it will a...
by jasonp
21 Nov 2018, 17:50
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: [Business Service summary View] Supporting Applications Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 22348

Re: [Business Service summary View] Supporting Applications Issue

Hi Tshitshi, apologies for the delay in getting back to you on this. I agree with your assessment regarding the accuracy of the current Business Service Summary implementation. There is a way to achieve what you are looking to do (we have had to address this issue in a number of other views) and so,...
by jasonp
05 Nov 2018, 11:56
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: How to model integration architecture?
Replies: 4
Views: 17226

Re: How to model integration architecture?

Hi Tomas, up until now, we have always recommended that APIs were modelled using the Application Provider class. This was on the basis that they effectively represent logical collections of application functionality that happen to be accessible via a programmatic interface, as opposed to a user inte...
by jasonp
21 Aug 2018, 22:48
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: data metrics modeling
Replies: 1
Views: 10469

Re: data metrics modeling

We would suggest the best way to capture the kind of metrics that you describe as follows: Create new instances of EA_Class / EA_Support / Utilities / Service_Quality_Measure / Service_Quality / Information_Service_Quality for each of the types of metric that you wish to capture against Data Concept...
by jasonp
26 Jun 2018, 22:51
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: How to Create Change Analysis Report_Business Function / Service Change Analysis
Replies: 1
Views: 10234

Re: How to Create Change Analysis Report_Business Function / Service Change Analysis

Hi, the following meta-model diagram and Protege screenshots should provide the required guidance to populate the change analysis reports. Please note that we are looking to provide an alternative approach to modelling and reporting against roadmaps in a future release and so you will see that a cou...
by jasonp
25 Jun 2018, 13:13
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: Importing activity does not reflect new changes (new slot)
Replies: 12
Views: 7198

Re: Importing activity does not reflect new changes (new slot)

Hi, thanks for your responses to my questions. The Import Utility has the capability to delete specific instances of a specified class, however, the Import Specification for the Essential LaunchPad is configured to be additive only. That is, it has been set up so that it will either update an existi...
by jasonp
25 Jun 2018, 10:16
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: Importing activity does not reflect new changes (new slot)
Replies: 12
Views: 7198

Re: Importing activity does not reflect new changes (new slot)

Hi, just so that we can provide you with the correct advice, could you please provide clarification on the following: Is your 'production' Target Environment a remote repository or one that you have directly uploaded to the Import Utility? Do your new production/dev repositories already contain Busi...
by jasonp
26 Mar 2018, 15:04
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: How to model Web applications - Infrastructure?
Replies: 2
Views: 12875

Re: How to model Web applications - Infrastructure?

Hi, the model below describes the approach that we would recommend taking to modelling the mapping of your applications to server cluster infrastructure as you describe. server cluster deployment.png The key is to capture the server cluster as a single Technology Node which contains the 3 servers th...
by jasonp
26 Mar 2018, 12:16
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: How to define Application uses Application Function relation?
Replies: 1
Views: 10710

Re: How to define Application uses Application Function relation?

Hi, I have attached a repository containing an example of how we would model the dependencies that you have described. The steps taken were as follows: Create the ‘Transaction Management’ Application Service with Application Functions ‘Deposit Transaction’ and ‘Withdraw Transaction’ Create the ‘Tell...
by jasonp
14 Mar 2018, 21:48
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: How can i properly represent BUC on EP
Replies: 3
Views: 3636

Re: How can i properly represent BUC on EP

Hi Julian, It is possible to model what you are describing (we have done it before), but it is quite complex in terms of the relationships that need to be created. However, we recognise the importance of capturing these models (in particular for some AI and machine learning platforms with which we h...
by jasonp
09 Mar 2018, 15:44
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: How can i properly represent BUC on EP
Replies: 3
Views: 3636

Re: How can i properly represent BUC on EP

Hi Julian, just to clarify, are you looking to define a BUSINESS Use Case model or a SYSTEM Use Case model? The reason for asking is that, typically, Business Use Cases would be system independent, describing the high level interactions between business actors (Group or Individual Business Roles in ...
by jasonp
18 Dec 2017, 15:55
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: [Essential Meta Model 6.1.1] How to model the DEFAULT VALUE for an INFORMATION... or DATA... ATTRIBUTE
Replies: 2
Views: 13113

Re: [Essential Meta Model 6.1.1] How to model the DEFAULT VALUE for an INFORMATION... or DATA... ATTRIBUTE

We do not currently support the definition of default values for Info/Data Object/Representation Attributes. So far, this has not been a requirement that we have come across, as our focus has mainly been on the strategy and architecture of the organisation and structure of enterprise data rather tha...
by jasonp
29 Aug 2017, 20:05
Forum: Essential Modelling and Viewer
Topic: Multi-level parent child views
Replies: 5
Views: 20469

Re: Multi-level parent child views

Here is an updated version of the enterprise/core_el_group_actor_summary.xsl view file which we believe should address the issue. You will need to copy to the enterprise folder in your Essential Viewer web application within Tomcat. We will naturally also be including this fix in our next patch rele...
by jasonp
01 Jul 2017, 08:51
Forum: Essential Open Source - Platform
Topic: [Viewer 6.0.2 Issue - Project summary] : Impacted elements NOT filtered ACCORDINGLY
Replies: 1
Views: 2525

Re: [Viewer 6.0.2 Issue - Project summary] : Impacted elements NOT filtered ACCORDINGLY

Hi Tshitshi, I believe the reason that you are seeing all 4 impacted elements is that you are mapping the Projects to both the overall Strategic Plans as well as the Plan 2 Element Relations. At present, the view interprets a mapping to a Strategic Plan to mean that a Project delivers all Plan 2 Ele...