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Edit Attribute Keyword

You can add features such as attribute keywords and classifiers directly to an element, using the Element Keywords and Classifiers menu. This enables you to rapidly assign details element item by element item, directly from a diagram.

Add Features directly to an element



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In Enterprise Architect, open the diagram containing the element.


Click on the element, and on the attribute to edit within the element.

The item line is highlighted in a lighter shade (the default is white), to indicate that it has been selected.

A UML Class element in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect showing a stereotyped attribute selected for in-place editing tasks.


Right-click on the item.

The context menu displays.


Select the 'Edit Selected' menu option (or press F2) to enable you to edit the attribute directly from the diagram.

The name of the attribute is highlighted.


Right-click on the attribute name to display the context menu.


From the context menu, you can:

  • Change the attribute classifier to static or fixed - select the 'static' or 'fixed' menu options as appropriate; the diagram is updated to reflect the changes
  • Display the Class properties - click on the 'Goto Definition' menu option; Enterprise Architect locates the Class in the Browser window and opens its 'Properties' dialog

If the data type is a raw data type, Enterprise Architect displays the message: The data type is a raw data type.

Properties Dialog