Structured Specification Item Context Menu

To display this context menu, right-click on a step or blank line on the Structured Specification tab. The following options are available:

Option

Use to

Create Structure From Clipboard Text - New Line Delimited

Create Structure From Clipboard Text - Sentence Delimited

Generate a set of steps from a text description or list captured on the clipboard. A new step is generated:

  • after each carriage return in the captured text (New Lines), or
  • for each sentence in the text; that is, after each full stop/space/capital letter combination (Sentences).

If a set of steps is already displayed, it is overwritten by the generated steps.

Create Structure From Generated Activity Diagram

Generate a set of steps from an Activity Diagram created for a Use Case.

If a set of steps is already displayed, it is overwritten by the generated steps.

Add Alternate Path

Create a branch from the selected basic path step to an alternate path (see previously).

Add Exception Path

Create a branch from the selected basic path step to an exception path (see previously).

Insert Step Above
[Shift]+[Insert]

Insert a new step... line above the currently-selected step. (Press [Esc] to return this new line to the end of the scenario.)

Insert Step Below
[Insert]

Insert a new step... line below the currently-selected step. (Press [Esc] to return this new line to the end of the scenario.)

Insert End Step
[Ctrl]+[n]

Insert a new step... line at the end of the scenario.

Set Step As 'User'
Set Step As 'System'

Switch the entity responsible for performing the action of the selected step between user and system.

Link Step to Use Case

Either include the actions of an existing Use Case element, extend an existing Use Case element, or invoke a Use Case as the action of the selected step. Selecting the appropriate sub-option displays the Select Use Case dialog, which you use to browse for and select the required Use Case element.

The appropriate includes, extends or invokes stereotyped connector is created between the current element and the selected Use Case.

For the include and extend actions, any text in the Action field is overwritten by the link to the Use Case. For the invoke action, the following link is added to the end of the Action text:

[Invokes: <Use Case Name>]

Merge With Step

Merge the selected step with another. A list of the other steps in the scenario displays; click on the step to merge with the selected step.

Move After Step

Move the selected step to another position in the scenario. A list of the other steps in the scenario displays; click on the step after which to position the selected step.

Delete

Delete the selected step. A prompt displays to confirm the deletion. Any subsequent steps are moved up one place.