Creating and Deleting Relationships

From the Relationship Matrix, you can:

  • Modify relationships
  • Delete relationships
  • Create new relationships

Use to:

  • Quickly create and manage relationships like Realization and Aggregation between Requirements and implementation elements (such as Use Cases)

How to:

To modify or delete a relationship on the Relationship Matrix, follow the steps below:

Step

Action

See also

1

Right-click the required highlighted relationship square on the matrix, and select the appropriate context menu option:

  • View relationship - opens the Properties dialog for the selected relationship
  • Source element properties - opens the Properties dialog for the source element
  • Target element properties - opens the Properties dialog for the target element
  • Delete relationship

 

2

If you have selected Delete relationship, Enterprise Architect prompts you to confirm this action

Click on the Yes button

The Delete relationship option is not available if:

  • The source element (that is, the owner) is locked
  • You have selected Both in the Direction field - you are effectively trying to delete half a relationship

 

3

If you have selected one of the other options, modify the properties in the dialog fields as required

Click on the OK button to save the changes

 

 

To create a new relationship, follow the steps below:

Step

Action

See also

1

In the Link Type field, select the required relationship type

 

2

Right-click on the empty square at the intersection of the appropriate source row and target column

 

3

Select the Create new relationship context menu option

A submenu displays, listing the types of relationship you can create

 

4

Click on the required type of relationship; a connector of that type is created between the two elements