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Convey Information on a Flow

When you create an Information Flow connector between two elements, Enterprise Architect automatically prompts you to specify which Information Items or classifiers are conveyed on this flow. If you do not realize the Information Flow with its existing information items immediately, you can change and/or add to the information items conveyed at a later time. The menu path helps you to return to an incomplete Information Flow, but the process steps apply to both new and unfinished flows.

Access

Context Menu

Right-click on Information Flow connector | Advanced | Information Items Conveyed

Specify the Information Items conveyed on an Information Flow

Step

Action

See also

1

On the 'Information Items Conveyed' dialog, click on the Add button.

The 'Select Classifier' dialog displays.

2

Browse or search for the required Information Item or classifier element or elements and select them as required.

If you do not want to retain a selected item on the 'Select Classifier' dialog, press Ctrl and click on the item.

Select Dialog

3

Click on the OK button to return to the 'Information Items Conveyed' dialog.

Each information item you have selected is listed on a separate line in the dialog.

4

If you do not want to retain a selected item on this dialog, click on it and click on the Remove button.

For a link between Classifiers or between Ports and/or Parts, and if the Information Flow is complete, you can create the realizing connector by selecting the 'Add Realizing Relationship' option. For Information Flows between other types of element, you can perform the realization separately.

Click on the OK button to close the dialog and to show the selected information item element names on the Information Flow connector label.

Realize an Information Flow Using Information Flows

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