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Role name and alias
« on: October 15, 2021, 10:08:02 pm »
As you might know EA uses the same place (also physically in the DB) for Alias and Role. UML says that Object (as EA still calls it though per UML it's InstanceSpecification) is rendered as
Code: [Select]
{<name> [‘/’ <rolename>] | ‘/’ <rolename>} [‘:’ <classifiername> [‘,’ <classifiername>]*]
Now, EA has this Use Alias if available in the diagram properties. And guess what it does: yes it thinks that Object does have an Alias and uses the rolename for the name. Plain wrong.

Just another indication to use as few of EA's gimmicks as possible since they tend to just not work properly.