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Show Maintenance Items in Diagram

When you have created a maintenance item, it is useful to make the record visible on its parent element. You can do this by displaying the record within a maintenance compartment on the element as it displays in a diagram. Any element that is capable of displaying a compartment, and that has maintenance items assigned to it, can show the items in a diagram.

Show maintenance items in a diagram

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1

Open a diagram containing the element with the attached maintenance items.

2

Double-click on the diagram background to display the diagram 'Properties' dialog.

Click on the 'Elements' tab.

3

In the 'Show Compartments' panel, select the 'Maintenance' checkbox.

4

Click on the OK button to save the setting.

Each maintenance item now appears in the maintenance compartment of the diagram element. Items of each type are grouped together so that, for example, all Issues on the element are grouped under the heading 'Issue', and all Tasks on the element are grouped under the heading 'Task'.

If you double-click on a maintenance item, the '<maintenance item type> for <element>' dialog displays and you can edit the details of the item.

Maintenance Compartment - Example

Showing a Class element with a maintenance compartment in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

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