Create a Matrix Overlay

When you create an overlay to apply to the cells of the Relationship Matrix, the overlay is actually defined by a Tagged Value of the predefined Tagged Value Type MatrixOverlay, on the connector.

Access    View | Relationship Matrix: Overlays drop-down arrow | <New Overlay>

Create an Overlay

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Action

See also

Overlay Name

Type an appropriate name for the overlay. This becomes the tag name.

 

 

Allowable Values

Type in the allowable values for the tag not separated by any punctuation or spaces (for example, CRUD); the matrix cell is case sensitive, so type the values exactly as they are to be entered.

 

 

Mutually Exclusive

If you want only one allowable value to be set in a matrix cell at a time, select this checkbox. (This makes the Tagged Value an Enum type.)

If you want to allow any combination of values to be set in a matrix cell at a time, clear the checkbox. (This makes the Tagged Value a Custom type.)

 

 

OK

Click on this button to save the new Tagged Value.

The Tagged Value can now be viewed on the Tagged Value Types tab of the UML Types dialog, in the format:

 

Type=Enum;Values=C,R,U,D;MatrixOverlay=true;

 

 

Tagged Value Types

Notes

As the overlay is defined as a Tagged Value, you can delete the overlay or edit the values and/or the Mutually Exclusive setting by deleting or editing the Tagged Value on the Tagged Value Types tab of the UML Types dialog

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