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Edit Operation Parameter Keyword

You can directly edit operation classifiers by element, using the in-place editing menu. This enables you to rapidly assign parameter keywords.

Directly edit operation classifiers by element



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Open the diagram containing the element.


Click on the element, and on the operation 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 an operation 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 operation directly from the diagram.

The name of the operation is highlighted.


Right-click on the data type of a parameter to display the context menu.


From the context menu you can:

  • Change the operation classifier by clicking on the appropriate menu option - 'static', 'isquery', 'abstract' or 'fixed'; the diagram is updated to reflect the changes
  • Display the Class properties - click on the 'Goto Definition' menu option

If the data type is 'Class', 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 This data type is a raw data type

If the data type is not defined in the model, the message is: The data type is not defined in the model

Properties Dialog