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Numeric Range Generator

You can also use the 'Configure Timeline' dialog to create a range of states having numeric values to be applied to the Timeline.

Important: This operation deletes all existing states and transitions for the Timeline element.

Create a range of states having numeric values

Step

Action

1

Double-click on the Lifeline element.

The 'Configure Timeline' dialog displays.

2

Click on the Create Continuous Numeric States button.

The 'Numeric Range Generator' dialog displays.

3

In the 'High Value' and 'Low Value' fields, type the upper and lower values of the range.

4

In the 'Step Value' field, type the increase interval.

Nonsense values do not parse; 'Low Value' must be less than 'High Value', and 'Step Value' must be a positive value smaller than the total range.

5

In the 'Units' field, type the name of the measurement unit; for example, 'minutes'.

6

Click on the OK button.

Enterprise Architect displays a warning that existing states and transitions are to be deleted.

7

Click on the Yes button.

The 'Configure Timeline' dialog redisplays, with the defined range of states listed in the 'States' panel.

8

Click on the OK button.

For a:

  • Value Lifeline, the first state is shown on the Timeline for the full time range of the Timeline
  • State Lifeline, the range of states is displayed as the y-axis of the Timeline