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Status Types

You can configure a basic list of status types used in Enterprise Architect. Note that whilst most dialogs use this list, not all do so.

Access:     Settings | Project Types | General Types > Status

Use to:

  • Configure Status Types




See also


Indicates the name of the status.



Indicate a short description for the status.


Status Type Color

Enables a color to be applied to a Status Type.



Provides a visual representation of a Status.


Restore Default

Restores the Status Type Color to it's default.


Applies to...

By default, status colors only apply to Requirement, Issue and Change elements. You might decide to also apply these colors to other UML elements, such as Use Cases or Classes. To do this, click on the Applies to... button and select the checkbox against each required element type in the Applied Status Colors list.





Creates a new status.



Saves the status, adds the status to the status list.



Deletes a status that has been highlighted.


Type List

This list details the current status types and descriptions for each status.



  • You can transport the status types (and the colors assigned to status types) between models, using the Export Reference Data and Import Reference Data options on the Project | Model Import/Export menu
  • To ensure status colors display on your diagrams, open the Options dialog at the Objects page and select the Show status colors on diagrams checkbox
  • Requirement, Feature, Issue and Change elements have a status color compartment, but other elements do not. The status color for these elements is applied to the element shadow. Therefore, on the Options dialog Diagram Appearance page you must also select the Element Shadows on checkbox

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