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bockfu

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Unexpected diff:Activity Diagram vs. Dynamic View
« on: November 06, 2015, 06:36:15 pm »
I noticed some unexpected differences in what was allowed when editing an Activity Diagram and the default diagram created from the Dynamic View.


For example:
  • Create Dynamic View via Model Pattern
  • Create decision element
  • Using the arrow thingie (can't remember what EA calls it), create an action from the decision element via control flow

Expected Results:  select Action/Control Flow, new Action created and linked to decision.
Actual Results:  Menu does not provide an Action option

This seems like a bug.   Am I doing something wrong here?

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Re: Unexpected diff:Activity Diagram vs. Dynamic V
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2015, 10:42:54 pm »
The thingie is called quick linker. And what is allowed is sort of a convenience filter. IOW: it's not a bug, it's a feature.

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Re: Unexpected diff:Activity Diagram vs. Dynamic V
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2015, 04:41:25 pm »
Sparx support clarified via email to me the quicklinker options will be limited based on the diagram type.

In this case of the 'Dynamic View', the diagram type created is an Interaction Overview Diagram so it does not allow decisions to connect to Actions.

I still observed some unexpected behavior, but the diagram type clarifies some of it.