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'Subactivity' in an activity within an activity diagram [message #476068] Tue, 09 December 2008 04:25 Go to next message
Torsten is currently offline Torsten
Messages: 7
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hi there,

can someone please tell me how to create an activity within an activity. I
like to break down a huge activity into several smaller ones consisting of
several actions each. According to the UML this is possible, but somehow I
am not able to find such a function in UML2Tools.

Thank you very much.

Cheers,
Torsten
Re: 'Subactivity' in an activity within an activity diagram [message #476069 is a reply to message #476068] Tue, 09 December 2008 14:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tatiana Fesenko is currently offline Tatiana Fesenko
Messages: 530
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hi Torsten,

I suggest to use StructuredActivityNode as a container for other Activities.

Best wishes,
Tanya.

> Hi there,
>
> can someone please tell me how to create an activity within an
> activity. I like to break down a huge activity into several smaller
> ones consisting of several actions each. According to the UML this is
> possible, but somehow I am not able to find such a function in
> UML2Tools.
>
> Thank you very much.
>
> Cheers,
> Torsten
Re: 'Subactivity' in an activity within an activity diagram [message #476070 is a reply to message #476069] Wed, 10 December 2008 02:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Torsten is currently offline Torsten
Messages: 7
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hi Tanya,

thanks for your reply. I've tried the structured activity, though it
doesn't seem to be exactly what I'm looking for or I am not using it
correctly.

I have a huge activity diagram with lots of actions, but I am able to
group these actions to according activities. For example I have the
activity "clean house" which I can describe by the activities 'vacuum
clean', 'wash dishes' and 'wash clothes'. Of course, these activities
consist of several actions.

I think the ideal solution would be, if I was able to arrange the three
forementioned activities in the activity 'clean house' and if you would
like to get further information on either of the activities 'vacuum clean'
etc., I can click the activity 'vaccum clean' and a new activity diagram
opens containing the activity and its actions. Basically the activities
in 'clean house' are links to other activity diagrams. Is this (or
something familiar) possible?

Cheers,
Torsten
Re: 'Subactivity' in an activity within an activity diagram [message #476071 is a reply to message #476070] Wed, 10 December 2008 21:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rafael Chaves is currently offline Rafael Chaves
Messages: 362
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
I'm not sure UML2 Tools expose it, but it seems what you want is a
CallBehaviorAction (activities are behaviors).

Torsten wrote:
> Hi Tanya,
>
> thanks for your reply. I've tried the structured activity, though it
> doesn't seem to be exactly what I'm looking for or I am not using it
> correctly.
>
> I have a huge activity diagram with lots of actions, but I am able to
> group these actions to according activities. For example I have the
> activity "clean house" which I can describe by the activities 'vacuum
> clean', 'wash dishes' and 'wash clothes'. Of course, these activities
> consist of several actions.
> I think the ideal solution would be, if I was able to arrange the three
> forementioned activities in the activity 'clean house' and if you would
> like to get further information on either of the activities 'vacuum
> clean' etc., I can click the activity 'vaccum clean' and a new activity
> diagram opens containing the activity and its actions. Basically the
> activities in 'clean house' are links to other activity diagrams. Is
> this (or something familiar) possible?
>
> Cheers,
> Torsten
>
Re: 'Subactivity' in an activity within an activity diagram [message #476072 is a reply to message #476071] Thu, 11 December 2008 03:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Torsten is currently offline Torsten
Messages: 7
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Well, I know that Visual Paradigm does support this function, though I
don't know about any others.
Re: 'Subactivity' in an activity within an activity diagram [message #476076 is a reply to message #476068] Wed, 17 December 2008 07:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dhananjay is currently offline dhananjay
Messages: 2
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hi,

We are as well facing the same issue, what we are looking for is, when we
draw an Actity diagram we need an Activity when double clicked on it
should open a new Activity Diagram window. Its basically a Subflow or
Drill-down.

Any help is highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Regards
Dhananjay
Re: 'Subactivity' in an activity within an activity diagram [message #476077 is a reply to message #476071] Wed, 17 December 2008 10:47 Go to previous message
Sergey Gribovsky is currently offline Sergey Gribovsky
Messages: 42
Registered: July 2009
Member
UML2Tools supports CallBehaviorAction but unfortunately without alternative
notation (to show content of the invoked activity).

Sergey.

"Rafael Chaves" <rafael@abstratt.com> wrote in message
news:ghptd8$rh5$1@build.eclipse.org...
> I'm not sure UML2 Tools expose it, but it seems what you want is a
> CallBehaviorAction (activities are behaviors).
Re: 'Subactivity' in an activity within an activity diagram [message #623365 is a reply to message #476068] Tue, 09 December 2008 14:11 Go to previous message
Tatiana Fesenko is currently offline Tatiana Fesenko
Messages: 530
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hi Torsten,

I suggest to use StructuredActivityNode as a container for other Activities.

Best wishes,
Tanya.

> Hi there,
>
> can someone please tell me how to create an activity within an
> activity. I like to break down a huge activity into several smaller
> ones consisting of several actions each. According to the UML this is
> possible, but somehow I am not able to find such a function in
> UML2Tools.
>
> Thank you very much.
>
> Cheers,
> Torsten
Re: 'Subactivity' in an activity within an activity diagram [message #623366 is a reply to message #476069] Wed, 10 December 2008 02:46 Go to previous message
Torsten is currently offline Torsten
Messages: 7
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hi Tanya,

thanks for your reply. I've tried the structured activity, though it
doesn't seem to be exactly what I'm looking for or I am not using it
correctly.

I have a huge activity diagram with lots of actions, but I am able to
group these actions to according activities. For example I have the
activity "clean house" which I can describe by the activities 'vacuum
clean', 'wash dishes' and 'wash clothes'. Of course, these activities
consist of several actions.

I think the ideal solution would be, if I was able to arrange the three
forementioned activities in the activity 'clean house' and if you would
like to get further information on either of the activities 'vacuum clean'
etc., I can click the activity 'vaccum clean' and a new activity diagram
opens containing the activity and its actions. Basically the activities
in 'clean house' are links to other activity diagrams. Is this (or
something familiar) possible?

Cheers,
Torsten
Re: 'Subactivity' in an activity within an activity diagram [message #623367 is a reply to message #476070] Wed, 10 December 2008 21:20 Go to previous message
Rafael Chaves is currently offline Rafael Chaves
Messages: 362
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
I'm not sure UML2 Tools expose it, but it seems what you want is a
CallBehaviorAction (activities are behaviors).

Torsten wrote:
> Hi Tanya,
>
> thanks for your reply. I've tried the structured activity, though it
> doesn't seem to be exactly what I'm looking for or I am not using it
> correctly.
>
> I have a huge activity diagram with lots of actions, but I am able to
> group these actions to according activities. For example I have the
> activity "clean house" which I can describe by the activities 'vacuum
> clean', 'wash dishes' and 'wash clothes'. Of course, these activities
> consist of several actions.
> I think the ideal solution would be, if I was able to arrange the three
> forementioned activities in the activity 'clean house' and if you would
> like to get further information on either of the activities 'vacuum
> clean' etc., I can click the activity 'vaccum clean' and a new activity
> diagram opens containing the activity and its actions. Basically the
> activities in 'clean house' are links to other activity diagrams. Is
> this (or something familiar) possible?
>
> Cheers,
> Torsten
>
Re: 'Subactivity' in an activity within an activity diagram [message #623368 is a reply to message #476071] Thu, 11 December 2008 03:04 Go to previous message
Torsten is currently offline Torsten
Messages: 7
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Well, I know that Visual Paradigm does support this function, though I
don't know about any others.
Re: 'Subactivity' in an activity within an activity diagram [message #623372 is a reply to message #476068] Wed, 17 December 2008 07:26 Go to previous message
dhananjay is currently offline dhananjay
Messages: 2
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hi,

We are as well facing the same issue, what we are looking for is, when we
draw an Actity diagram we need an Activity when double clicked on it
should open a new Activity Diagram window. Its basically a Subflow or
Drill-down.

Any help is highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Regards
Dhananjay
Re: 'Subactivity' in an activity within an activity diagram [message #623373 is a reply to message #476071] Wed, 17 December 2008 10:47 Go to previous message
Sergey Gribovsky is currently offline Sergey Gribovsky
Messages: 42
Registered: July 2009
Member
UML2Tools supports CallBehaviorAction but unfortunately without alternative
notation (to show content of the invoked activity).

Sergey.

"Rafael Chaves" <rafael@abstratt.com> wrote in message
news:ghptd8$rh5$1@build.eclipse.org...
> I'm not sure UML2 Tools expose it, but it seems what you want is a
> CallBehaviorAction (activities are behaviors).
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