Author Topic: Set Element Classifier missing Base Types  (Read 723 times)

JohnH

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Set Element Classifier missing Base Types
« on: August 11, 2003, 02:17:52 pm »
The choice list of available Base Types for "Set Instance [or Element] Classifier" doesn't include ENTITY.

It does include Actor, Class, Component, Interface, and Node. It would be very useful for Business Modeling to have "entity" included, given that it should parallel the use of "actor". Further strangeness is that ENTITY can aggregate but not generalize, while ACTOR can do both. ENTITY should also do both.

Of course there is some ambiguity in this because there is also an "entity" stereotype for object (base type) available. It would be best to use the ENTITY base type as the classifier for an "object" for clarity in business modeling.

Is there a table or database settings where these options can be controlled?
« Last Edit: August 11, 2003, 02:19:12 pm by JohnH »

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Re: Set Element Classifier missing Base Types
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2003, 10:36:39 am »
If you folks at Sparx do add Entities to the list in the Set Instance Classifier dialog, please add an option to suppress entities from certain packages from the Type list.

We use Entities for the domain model, and it would confuse things quite a bit if I saw both entities and classes in the same list, since there is a very close relationship between the two. (Since the domain model models the problem space, and the classes are closely modeled after the domain entities.)

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Re: Set Element Classifier missing Base Types
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2003, 05:42:45 am »
What is an Entity and how does it compare to a Class or an Object?
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