Creating and Editing Association Class Artifacts

As with any Tigerstripe Artifact, Association Class Artifacts can be created through a specific wizard and further edited with a form-based editor. This section covers all details and options available on Association Class Artifacts.

New Association Class Wizard

First, please make sure the Tigerstripe Perspective is active.

The New Association Class Artifact wizard allows the creation of new Association Class Artifacts within a Tigerstripe Project. The wizard can be open from either the button from the drop down Tigerstripe icon in the toolbar or from the Tigerstripe->New->Association Class entry in the top menubar. The following dialog will appear:

As with any other type of Tigerstripe Artifact wizard, the New Association Class Artifact wizard requires a set of parameters before the Association Class artifact can be successfully created.

Once all the required parameters are filled in, press the Finish button to create the corresponding Association Class artifact. Upon creation, a corresponding icon will appear in the Tigerstripe Explorer, and the main editor page will be set to the overview tab of the corresponding artifact editor. From this page, the association class artifact can be further edited and additional information can be filled in.

Optionally, Entity attributes can be created through this wizard as well. Please note that it is always possible to add/remove/edit attributes on Entity artifacts through the editor, refer to following section for more details.

Editing an Association Class Artifact

First, please make sure the Tigerstripe Perspective is active.

To edit an existing Association Class Artifact, simply select its corresponding entry in the Tigerstripe Explorer, and double-click to open it in an editor. Association Class Artifacts are made of the following details:

General Information

The General Information section contains the following information:

Association End Details

To edit this association's end details, expand the Details section. The section looks as shown below:

Each end of the association can be further edited. In particular you will find the following details for each end:

Association Class Attributes

To edit this Artifact's attributes, expand the Attributes section. The section looks as shown below:

To Add an attribute, press the Add button. A template attribute will be created for this artifact, and the detailed view for this newly created attribute will be presented.

To Remove an attribute, simply select it in the list and press the Remove button. A confirmation dialog for the removal of that artifact will be displayed before the attribute is removed.

To Edit an attribute, select it in the list. The detailed view for this attribute is displayed. It contains the following information that can be edited:

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