Using Information Flows

Step

Action

1

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

2

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

3

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

The diagram now resembles the following

Infoflow

4

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

5

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

The Information Flows Realized dialog displays

6

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

The combined connector now resembles the following:

infolfow2

Notes:

  • 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