Objects

Topics

Topic

Detail

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Objects

Objects are created in Enterprise Architect by generating text in the following form:

objectType

{

 objectProperties*
 XRef{xref}*

 Tag{tag}*

 Attribute{attributes}*

 Operation{operations}*

 Classifier{classifiers}*

 Parameter{parameters}*

}

 

For example:

Class

{

 name = "Example"

 language = "C++"

 Tag

 {

         name = "defaultCollectionClass"

         value = "List"

 }

 Attribute

 {

         name = "count"

         type = "int"

      }

Every object created in a transformation should include an XRef element, as it enables Enterprise Architect to synchronize with the element and makes it possible to create a connector to that Class in a transformation.

 

 

objectTypes

objectProperties

XRef

Tags

Attributes

Operations

Parameters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

XRef

objectTypes

objectType is one of the following object types:
 

Action
ActionPin
Activity
ActivityParameter
ActivityPartition
ActivityRegion
Actor
Association
Change
Class
Collaboration
CollaborationUse
Component
DeploymentSpecification
DiagramFrame
Decision
EntryPoint
Event
ExceptionHandler
ExecutionEnvironment
ExitPoint
ExpansionNode
ExpansionRegion
ExposedInterface
GUIElement
InteractionFragment
InteractionOccurrence
InteractionState
Interface
InterruptibleActivityRegion
Issue
Iteration
Object
ObjectNode
MessageEndpoint
Node
Package
Parameter
Part
Port
ProvidedInterface
RequiredInterface
Requirement
Sequence
State
StateMachine
StateNode
Synchronization
Table
TimeLine
Trigger
UMLDiagram
UseCase

 

 

objectProperties

 

objectProperties is zero, or one instance of one or more of the following properties:
 

Abstract
Alias
Arguments
Author
Cardinality
Classifier
Complexity
Concurrency
Filename
Header
Import
IsActive
IsLeaf
IsRoot
IsSpecification
Keyword
Language
Multiplicity
Name
Notes
Persistence
Phase
Scope
Status
Stereotype
Version
Visibility

 

 

Attributes

Attributes are created with the same structure as objects, and include the following properties:
 

Alias
Classifier
Collection
Container
Containment
Constant
Default
Derived
LowerBound
Name
Notes
Ordered
Scope
Static
Stereotype
Type
UpperBound
Volatile

 

and the following elements:

Classifier
Tag
XRef
 

 

Operations

Operations are created with the same structure as objects, and include the following properties:
 

Abstract
Alias
Behavior
Classifier
Code
Constant
IsQuery
Name
Notes
Pure
ReturnArray
Scope
Static
Stereotype
Type

 

and the following elements:

Classifier
Parameter
Tag
XRef

 

 

Parameters

Parameters are created with the same structure as objects, and include the Tag element and the following properties:

Classifier
Default
Fixed
Name
Notes
Kind
Stereotype

 

 

Tags

Name
Value
 

 

Special Cases:

The following table represents some special cases of object definitions.

Topic

Detail

See also

Packages

Packages differ from other objects in the following ways:

A reduced set of properties of alias, author, name, namespaceRoot, notes, scope, stereotype and version
The extra property namespaceRoot
Must have a name specified
Name can be a qualified name; when a qualified name is specified the properties given are applied only to the final package
Can contain other packages
Can't contain attributes and operations

 

 

XRef

Cross references are defined using the transform statements. The properties include:

Namespace
Name
Source
Notes
 

Cross References

XRef element

Tables

Tables are a special sort of object, with the following differences from other object types:

Can include columns and primary keys
Cannot include attributes

 

 

 

 

Foreign Key

Columns

Columns are similar to attributes, but have an autonumber element containing Startnum and increment, and the following added properties:

Length
NotNull
Precision
PrimaryKey
Scale
Unique

 

In the column definition, you cannot assign a value to the NotNull, PrimaryKey or Unique properties.