Using Information Flows




Open a diagram and add two elements (for example, Nodes on a Deployment diagram)


Click on the Information Flow connector in the Common page of the Toolbox and drag between the two elements

The Information Items Conveyed dialog displays


Add the classifier or information item element(s) to the Information Flow

The diagram now resembles the following



Add another connector between the same two elements (for example, a Communication Path connector)


Right-click the connector and select the Advanced | Information Flows Realized context menu option

The Information Flows Realized dialog displays


Tick the checkbox against the required classifier element and click on the OK button

The combined connector now resembles the following:



  • Once the connectors are combined, you cannot access the Information Items Conveyed dialog directly; you add or delete information items on the connector using the Information Items Realized dialog
  • If you have more than one Information Flow connector between the elements, they form part of the same combined connector; you can again work on them separately through the Information Items Realized dialog
  • If you have information flows in a diagram that you use as the source for a Pattern, the Information Items Conveyed and Information Flows Realized data is not copied into the Pattern
  • You can locate, in the Project Browser, the classifier or information item element(s) conveyed on the Information Flow connector, using the Find Information Item context menu option on the connector