Call Operation on Activity Diagrams

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Pete K

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Jun 19, 2019, 9:09:50 AM6/19/19
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I am trying to reference an operation owned by a class on an Activity Diagram. In standard UML, this is known as a CallOperation. See section 16.3.4.2 and 16.14.10 of the UML v2.5.1 standard if you are not sure what I mean. I cannot seem to create a CallOperation on a StarUML Activity Diagram (other tools such as IBM Rhapsody and MagicDraw support this). When a drag an Action onto an Activity Diagram, I see there is a 'kind' dropdown and this is where I expect to specify a CallOperation and where I should be able to associate an operation of a class to the Action. It is important to note that a CallOperation is reference to the Operation owned by a class which does *not* have to be realized as an Activity (thus creating another Activity instead of the operation to represent the operation is not the answer). 

Is there a way to specify a CallOperation on an Activity Diagram?

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Jun 20, 2019, 12:03:35 AM6/20/19
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Hello Pete,

Unfortunately CallOperationAction is not supported in current version. We've just posted this as a feature request on our issue tracking system. Instead you can use "target" property If you are OK the operation is not shown in diagram. Or, add a Tag referencing the operation.

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StarUML Team

2019년 6월 19일 수요일 오후 10시 9분 50초 UTC+9, Pete K 님의 말:

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Dec 9, 2019, 11:55:32 PM12/9/19
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Hi,

This issue is resolved at release 3.2.0

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2019년 6월 20일 목요일 오후 1시 3분 35초 UTC+9, StarUML 님의 말:

Gregor Reich

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Sep 1, 2022, 3:04:20 PM9/1/22
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Hi

It's a while since the initial question... Moreover, I fairly new to StarUML, so please excuse me if I'm missing something obvious.

I created an Action of kind "CallOperation", added as target an operation of a class that I have defined elsewhere, and I was expecting to see the operation written in the body of the Action -- but I don't. Am I doing something wrong? (I did check that "SuppressOperations" is false.) Or is this not implemented? If not, what is your suggested way of referencing a particular Operation in an Activity diagram?

Thank you and best regards, Gregor.

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Sep 1, 2022, 11:57:17 PM9/1/22
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Hi Gregor,

Thank you for your feedback.

Yes, the operation name should be shown when CallOperation have an operation target with a blank action name. We have just posted this issue to our main issue tracking system and it maybe fixed in the next minor release.

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2022년 9월 2일 금요일 오전 4시 4분 20초 UTC+9에 gregor....@gmail.com님이 작성:

Gregor Reich

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Sep 2, 2022, 4:08:42 AM9/2/22
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Thank you for the quick reply!

Actually, when I remove the action name, it does show the operation name; I didn't spot this before.

However, I believe that it should be possible to give the action a specific name, and only show the operation name in parentheses below; moreover, it should be possible to include the name of the class that provides the operation (maybe optionally).

Thanks again and best, Gregor.

Gregor Reich

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Sep 2, 2022, 10:16:30 AM9/2/22
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Sorry, me again. There is also a slight inconsistency in the current behaviour: an action without name will generate an error in the validity check, but putting a name will prevent the operation's name from being shown. So in a way, you can't do it right.

Sincerely, Gregor.

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Sep 4, 2022, 1:03:16 AM9/4/22
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Hi,

Showing operation name in parentheses below is not found in UML Specification. So we will consider show operation name if an operation is assigned in "target" property.

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StarUML Team

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Jan 12, 2023, 12:31:32 AM1/12/23
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This issue is resolved in v5.1.0

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StarUML Team

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