Author Topic: How can I add a table with content inside a UML Use Case Diagram?  (Read 583 times)

raffaele.garofalo

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Hi, I have a set of UML Case Diagrams and in our documentation we are used to decode each use case and add a Legend table after the diagram where we document the meaning of each Use Case.
With Visio I have multiple options to achieve this but with EA I don't know if it's even possible.

I don't want to draw the table by hand, so is there any way that I can add a custom table (With Rows and Columns and content) into a Diagram?

PeterHeintz

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Re: How can I add a table with content inside a UML Use Case Diagram?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 11:48:16 pm »
What do you put in your tables?
The use case scenarios, right?
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Re: How can I add a table with content inside a UML Use Case Diagram?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 11:52:46 pm »
Yes, the Use Case scenarios

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Re: How can I add a table with content inside a UML Use Case Diagram?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 12:01:39 am »
EA/UML does not really have an “any Purpose” table.

However you have several options.

-Put you scenarios as natural language under Properties/Rules/Scenarios/Description
-Put you scenarios as sequential steps under Properties/Rules/Scenarios/Structured Specification
-Create e.g. sequence- or activity-diagrams representing the scenarios and associate those e.g. by <<refine>> association to the use case.
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Re: How can I add a table with content inside a UML Use Case Diagram?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 10:46:25 am »
Tagged values are an excellent way to add pre, post conditions, descriptions, scenarios etc.; and very easy to export to Excel (csv files).  Sparx documentation explains how to use them.
matrices can be used to list actors by use case.

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Re: How can I add a table with content inside a UML Use Case Diagram?
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 06:12:57 pm »
Yes, Tagged Values are intended to extend too what is not there, but this stuff is already there at least for use cases. So, no need to use tagged values.
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Peter Heintz