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Discussion => Suggestions and Requests => Topic started by: PeterHeintz on January 30, 2016, 01:04:49 am

Title: Relationship Matrix should allow to select several types as source or targets
Post by: PeterHeintz on January 30, 2016, 01:04:49 am
As an example I have use cases which are made more precise e.g. by activities, sequences or state machines.

To maintain the relation between the use cases the concretization I use the traceability matrix feature, but I need several of those, depending on the modeling language I have chosen for the concretization.
Title: Re: Relationship Matrix should allow to select several types as source or targets
Post by: PaulV on December 04, 2017, 11:59:38 pm
I faced the same problem. The workaround I use:
1. Assign a special tag to all relevant entities (of different types).
2. Create an user search that finds all items by this tag
3. Use the search as Source/Target in the relationship matrix.
Title: Re: Relationship Matrix should allow to select several types as source or targets
Post by: Richard Freggi on December 05, 2017, 11:50:13 am
Not sure if this would be a 'best practice' way of using use cases.  Seems like you are trying to do functional decomposition (a flowchart, or a process hierarchy) using use cases? In that case activity diagrams would be a better option.  Cheers!
Title: Re: Relationship Matrix should allow to select several types as source or targets
Post by: PeterHeintz on December 05, 2017, 08:06:07 pm
My work typically is not such simple that I can use best practices.

However this issue is just such simple that I want to meet some basic needs about traceability.

E.g. to trace what modeling elements satisfies which requirements, or what modeling elements provide more context e.g. by scenarios to use cases.
And those modeling elements are just of different kinds.

Assigning special tags to all relevant entities does not help me either.