Defects (Issues)

A Defect (or Issue) element is a structured comment that contains information about defects and issues that relate to the system or model. This corresponds in some sense to a failure to meet defined requirements for the current system. An Issue element looks the same as a Requirement element:

d_IssueElement

Enterprise Architect enables you to generate and handle issues in much the same way as you can handle and color code Requirements. See the Requirements topic for more information.

You can link Issues using Realize connectors to model elements that are responsible for the defect. You can even structure a hierarchy of Issues using Aggregation.

How to

To add an Issue to the model using the Toolbox

Step

Action

See also

1

Open a Custom diagram.

 

 

2

From the Custom pages or Common page of the Toolbox, drag the Issue icon onto the diagram.

Custom Group

Common Group

 

3

Enter the details as required, on the Properties dialog.

 

Element Properties

 

To add an Issue to the model using the New Element dialog

Step

Action

See also

1

Right-click on a package in the Project Browser and select the Insert | New Element context menu option.

The New Element dialog displays.

 

 

2

Complete the fields on the dialog - in the Type field, click on the drop-down arrow and select Issue.

 

Add Elements Directly To Packages

Notes

Issue elements can be created with or without an identifying I in the top right corner of the element. To toggle the display of this letter, select or deselect the Show stereotype icon for requirements checkbox on the Options dialog, Objects page

 

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