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Synchronize Tagged Values and Constraints

When you create an element, attribute, operation or connector from a profiled object, the Tagged Values and constraints are added from the Profile stereotype. Subsequently, you might update the constraints or Tagged Values of a particular stereotype in the Profile, in which case the items already created in the model would not have those additional constraints or Tagged Value tags and notes.

Similarly, you might have manually added the stereotype to a set of objects, which automatically adds the Tagged Values but not the constraints associated with that stereotype, and now want the objects to receive the constraints.

You can apply the updated or missing Tagged Values and constraints using the Synchronize Stereotype function. This operates on any profiled element in your model, from any technology that is integrated with or imported into Enterprise Architect.

Access Diagram | Toolbox : More tools | <technology name> then right-click icon for profiled element/connector/feature | Synchronize Stereotype

Synchronize  objects using the Technology Toolbox pages

Step

Action

1

On the 'Synch Profiled Elements' dialog, click on the OK button.

All elements, features or connectors created with the selected profiled object icon are updated, across the model.

The items that have been modified, and the changes that were made, are listed in the 'Actions' field.

2

When the update is complete, click on the Cancel button.

Alternative - Single Object Update

You can quickly synchronize the tags and constraints of a single element in a diagram. To do this:

Step

Action

1

Drag the updated profiled element from the Diagram Toolbox page onto the element in the diagram.

A short context menu displays.

2

Select the 'Apply «stereotype name»' menu option.

The diagram element is updated with any tags and constraints from the profiled element that it does not already have.

Notes

  • The 'Synchronize Stereotype' context menu option displays when a Diagram Toolbox icon represents a profiled element or a connector; it does not display for basic UML object icons
  • You can review any changes by displaying the element 'Properties' dialog and by opening the Tagged Values window and clicking on an appropriate profiled element
  • Removing a stereotype from an object automatically removes any Tagged Values assigned by that stereotype