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Re: Associations lost when converting from UML [message #620479] Tue, 08 July 2008 15:38
Felix Dorner is currently offline Felix DornerFriend
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Barbara Rosi-Schwartz wrote:
> On 2008-07-08 15:43:27 +0100, Felix Dorner <> said:
>>> Barbara Rosi-Schwartz wrote:
>>>> Hi everyone.
>>>> I have a UML model that I created with Eclipse's UML2. When I try to
>>>> convert it to an EMF model, everything is loaded correctly (apart
>>>> from a few warnings that are alien to my model) except for the
>>>> associations. The associations are compositions or aggregations. I
>>>> also have a couple of generalisations and those are converted fine.
>>>> Any idea?
>> Who owns the Association Ends?
> Hi Felix and thanks for the speedy reply.
> Since the associations are unidirectional, I believe one should belong
> to the end type and the other to the association itself.

I guess you mean the opposite end type. This sounds ok.

> However I created the model with the graphical editor, as opposed to
> filling in properties, and when I look at the corresponding properties,
> properties such as "aggregation" are set to "none", even though I
> explicitly chose a composition. Should I be filling in properties by hand?

I never really worked with UML2Tools, they have their own group too.

> Also, how do I tell who owns the association ends in the model itself?

Just look at the parent of each end. This is the owner.
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