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Actor stereotypes not showing on Use Case
« on: September 25, 2007, 05:41:18 am »
I have read in other post that this issue should be solved by now (I have version/build 6.5.797), but still in-built actor stereotypes such as 'case worker' or 'entity' are not showing in Use Case Diagrams.
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Re: Actor stereotypes not showing on Use Case
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2007, 05:07:16 pm »
Does not appear to be working in V 817 either ::)
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Re: Actor stereotypes not showing on Use Case
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2007, 02:01:41 am »
An additional detail on this issue:

When I use an Actor on which a stereotype is defined (but does not show) on another Use Case diagram, its size gets smaller than Actors with no stereotype defined. I think this is related with the stereotype not showing.
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Re: Actor stereotypes not showing on Use Case
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2007, 02:04:53 am »
I wonder if we're missing something.

Did this work before? Or should we be looking for a new setting or some such to enable this?

Or perhaps this slipped to 818 (hopefully not later).

Sparxians: Please chime in if you're listening.

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Re: Actor stereotypes not showing on Use Case
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2007, 03:06:37 pm »
You might get a "chime in" from one of my colleagues, but a number of people are out of the office for a few days so please excuse the apparent silence on points that might fall in their particular area of expertise.

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Re: Actor stereotypes not showing on Use Case
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2007, 03:49:19 am »
Thanks Roy,

Of course we here in the frozen wasteland (Canada to those of you who don't have enough snow) know that you guys in the Land of Aus always seem to start the weekend a day early too.   ;D

They'll get to us in good time, and the "chime" will still be heard.

[Meanwhile, there are a few documentation-oriented things that have come up in the past few days, so your team will still be able to move the quality of the product forward.]

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Re: Actor stereotypes not showing on Use Case
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2007, 01:12:12 pm »
If you're refering to http://www.sparxsystems.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=general;action=display;num=1189402509;start=0#0 then you should see that the 'entity' and 'case worker' stereotypes do not apply to use cases or actors.  They apply to classes.

See the documentation at http://www.sparxsystems.com.au/EAUserGuide/index.html?worker.htm and http://www.sparxsystems.com.au/EAUserGuide/index.html?businessmodelingstereotypes1.htm
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Re: Actor stereotypes not showing on Use Case
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2007, 02:49:24 am »
Thanks for all the attention and answers provided to the issue (not anymore;D) I presented.

In any case, I think that if those stereotypes are intended for classes in business modeling (or Analysis toolbox in EA), then they should not show on the list of inbuilt stereotypes for a Actor on a Use Case. The only stereotype that should apply, 'business actor', does not show in the list of inbuilt stereotypes.

Notice that I am using an old version (6.5.797), so perhaps this has been already corrected.

To show the different nature of Actors I am applying drawing styles and legends to the Use Cases diagrams - a graphical solution - but perhaps the best solution for my case would be to produce a business use case analysis. ;)
Joao Paulo Hespanha
OTB Research Institute
Technical University Delft