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Class UML 2.3::InteractionUse


An interaction use refers to an interaction. The interaction use is a shorthand for copying the contents of the referenced interaction where the interaction use is. To be accurate the copying must take into account substituting parameters with arguments and connect the formal gates with the actual ones.

Direct Superclasses: InteractionFragment

Direct Subclasses: PartDecomposition

Class Precedence List: InteractionUse, InteractionFragment, NamedElement, Element


actualGate : Gate (0 *); -- source InteractionUse
argument : Action (0 *); -- source InteractionUse
refersTo : Interaction (1 1); -- source InteractionUse
covered : Lifeline (0 *); -- source InteractionFragment
enclosingInteraction : Interaction (0 1); -- source InteractionFragment
enclosingOperand : InteractionOperand (0 1); -- source InteractionFragment
generalOrdering : GeneralOrdering (0 *); -- source InteractionFragment
clientDependency : Dependency (0 *); -- source NamedElement
name : String (0 1); -- source NamedElement
nameExpression : StringExpression (0 1); -- source NamedElement
namespace : Namespace (0 1); -- source NamedElement
qualifiedName : String (0 1); -- source NamedElement

A name which allows the NamedElement to be identified within a hierarchy of nested Namespaces. It is constructed from the names of the containing namespaces starting at the root of the hierarchy and ending with the name of the NamedElement itself.
{readonly, derived}

visibility : VisibilityKind (0 1); -- source NamedElement
ownedComment : Comment (0 *); -- source Element
ownedElement : Element (0 *); -- source Element
owner : Element (0 1); -- source Element


Signature: gates_match() : Boolean;
Description: Actual Gates of the InteractionUse must match Formal Gates of the referred Interaction. Gates match when their names are equal.
Expression: true

Signature: arguments_correspond_to_parameters() : Boolean;
Description: The arguments of the InteractionUse must correspond to parameters of the referred Interaction
Expression: true

Signature: arguments_are_constants() : Boolean;
Description: The arguments must only be constants, parameters of the enclosing Interaction or attributes of the classifier owning the enclosing Interaction.
Expression: true

Signature: all_lifelines() : Boolean;
Description: The InteractionUse must cover all Lifelines of the enclosing Interaction that represent the same properties as lifelines within the referred Interaction.
Expression: true


No additional operations.

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