The Relationships Window

The Relationships window displays all connectors between an element selected from a diagram or the Project Browser, and other elements. This provides a quick overview of an element's relationships in the model.

Access    View | Relationships




See also


The Relationships window shows, for each connector, the:

Connector type
Any stereotype on the connector
The Source and Target elements in the relationship
The direction of the relationship
Any stereotype on the Target element
The Target element type
The Target and Source element roles, if any


It also has a Target in Diagram column which, if the Target element for a connector is visible in the currently loaded diagram, contains the value Yes; this is very useful when you are dragging related elements from the Relationships list onto the current diagram.

Adding the target element to the diagram does not change the context to that element; the originally-selected element (the subject of the Relationships window) remains in context, and you continue working with that element.




Double-click on a connector in the list to display the <connector type> Properties dialog, on which you can edit the connector attributes.

Right-click on a connector to open the context menu, which provides options to:

Locate the related element in the Project Browser
View the related element properties
Delete the connector
Hide certain connectors in diagrams
Show hidden connectors
Locate the selected element in any other diagrams in which it occurs
Place the related element in the current diagram (if it is not currently visible in the diagram); this is useful in building a picture of what an element interacts with, especially when reverse engineering an existing code base




In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, with security on, the diagram and the source and target elements must be free for editing before some of these options are available for use