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An Enumeration defines a list of acceptable values for the Class. You can create an Enumeration element by dragging the Enum icon from the XML Schema Toolbox and dropping it directly onto a diagram.

Toolbox Icon

Access Drag icon onto diagram, or

Project Browser | Double-click on Enumeration element, or

Diagram | Right-click on element | Properties

Define Properties



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If you do not want to use the default name of the Enumeration, overtype it with another name.



  • Type the name of a data type, or
  • Click on the drop-down arrow and select an XSD built-in dataType from the list, or
  • Click on the button and browse for an existing XSDsimpleType element

Simple Type


Type each of the values, separated by commas, for the selected Type.

These values are listed on the element as attributes.


(Optional) Type any notes you need for this element.


Click on this button to save the Enumeration element data entered and close the XSD  enumeration 'Properties' dialog.


Click on this button to discard the Enumeration element data entered and close the XSD  enumeration 'Properties' dialog.


Click on this button to display this Help topic.


This button is displayed when you are editing existing Enumeration element information.

Click on the button to open the UML element 'Properties' dialog for the Enumeration Class.



  • An Enumeration:
  • Cannot contain any «XSDelement» or «XSDattribute» stereotyped UML attributes
  • Cannot contain any child Classes
  • Cannot be the source of an Association connector
  • Can be the target of a Generalization connector
  • Can have at most one Generalization connector to a Simple Type Class

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