EA SafeDelete; Overview
When deleting items (Views, Packages, Elements or Diagrams) from a repository, Enterprise Architect warns the user that the delete action is irreversible, however, Enterprise Architect’s delete functionality suffers from the following problems:
Safe Delete is an extension to Enterprise Architect seeks to address these limitations by:
EA SafeDelete; Functionality
When an Enterprise Architect user selects to delete a Package, Element or Diagram from the repository, EA SafeDelete “intercepts” the action, analyses the consequences of the delete and provides a Consequences Summary Screen an example of which is shown below:
The user can then select to investigate further, by clicking any of the enabled Show Details buttons which will provide details of the selected consequence. In the example above 27 items will lose their type, clicking on Show Details will display the following:
The user can then use the dialog above to locate any of the items in the lists, by selecting the item and then selecting Find in Project Browser.
EA SafeDelete provides the Enterprise Architect user with all the consequence information so that they can make an informed decision as to whether the item should be deleted from the repository or moved to a re-cycle bin.
If the user selects to move an item to the re-cycle bin, EA SafeDelete will do exactly that and the item will not be removed from the repository.
The screenshot below, shows a typical Re-cycle bin contents;
The EA SafeDelete MDG extension for Sparx Enterprise Architect is available direct from Dunstan Thomas Consulting at £150.00 per licence (VAT charged where applicable at the standard rate).
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