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Create Matrix Profile

In using the Specification Manager you work on a specific Package and element type. If you want to use a Relationship Matrix profile to look more closely at the relationships of elements in that Package, it is therefore more logical to define the profile from the information already set in the Specification Manager, before you open the Relationship Matrix. The system helps you to do this. You can also apply this procedure to creating the matrix profile represented by a Matrix Specification Artifact element.

Access

Ribbon

Specification-Specify > Specification > Matrix > Matrix Profiles > Create new Profile

Create the Matrix Profile

Field/Option/Button

Action

See also

Profile Name

Type in a name to identify the profile.

Source

Displays the name of the current Specification Package, as the source Package in the Relationship Matrix.

If necessary, you can click on the button and select a different Package.

Type

(For the Source Package) Displays the name of the current Specification element type. If necessary, you can click on the drop-down arrow and select a different element type.

Target

Defaults to the name of the current Specification Package as the target Package of elements in the relationships to examine.

If you want to examine relationships to elements in a different target Package, click on the button and, on the 'Browse Project' dialog, locate and select that Package.

Click on the OK button to put the Package name in the 'Target' field.

Type

(For the Target Package) Defaults to '<All>' target element types.

If you want to examine relationships to a specific type of element, click on the drop down arrow and click on the element type name.

Relationship

Defaults to 'Realization' as the type of relationship to display.

If you want to examine relationships of a different type, click on the drop down arrow and click on the relationship type name.

Direction

Defaults to 'Source -> Target' as the direction of the relationships to examine.

If you want to examine relationships in the opposite direction, or in both directions, click on the drop-down arrow and select the appropriate option.

OK

Click on this button to create the profile and close the dialog.

The Relationship Matrix automatically opens, applying the Profile that you have just defined.

Cancel

Click on this button to discard any values you have entered, and to return to the Specification Manager.

Notes

  • After you have created a Matrix profile, the name of the profile is added to a list of profiles that include the Specification Package and Specification element type, under the 'Create new Profile' menu option; when you click on the profile name, the Relationship Matrix immediately displays with that profile in effect
  • In the Navigator Toolbar, when you click on the 'Package' arrow the drop-down menu also includes the 'Create new Profile' option and the list of existing profiles that you can select to open and apply to the Relationship Matrix
  • In the Corporate and extended editions of Enterprise Architect, a User Security system can be applied that restricts or enables access to a range of operations and functions; if you cannot access a function in the Specification Manager, check with your System Administrator or Security Administrator to see if you have access permissions to work with that function

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