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Class UML 2.4.1::AssociationClass

Description:

A model element that has both association and class properties. An AssociationClass can be seen as an association that also has class properties, or as a class that also has association properties. It not only connects a set of classifiers but also defines a set of features that belong to the relationship itself and not to any of the classifiers.

Direct Superclasses: Class, Association

Direct Subclasses:

Class Precedence List: AssociationClass, Class, EncapsulatedClassifier, StructuredClassifier, BehavioredClassifier, Association, Classifier, Namespace, Type, PackageableElement, ParameterableElement, RedefinableElement, NamedElement, TemplateableElement, Relationship, Element

Properties:

extension : Extension (0 *); -- source Class
isAbstract : Boolean (1 1); -- source Class
isActive : Boolean (1 1); -- source Class
nestedClassifier : Classifier (0 *); -- source Class
ownedAttribute : Property (0 *); -- source Class
ownedOperation : Operation (0 *); -- source Class
ownedReception : Reception (0 *); -- source Class
superClass : Class (0 *); -- source Class
ownedPort : Port (0 *); -- source EncapsulatedClassifier
ownedConnector : Connector (0 *); -- source StructuredClassifier
part : Property (0 *); -- source StructuredClassifier
role : ConnectableElement (0 *); -- source StructuredClassifier
classifierBehavior : Behavior (0 1); -- source BehavioredClassifier
interfaceRealization : InterfaceRealization (0 *); -- source BehavioredClassifier
ownedBehavior : Behavior (0 *); -- source BehavioredClassifier
endType : Type (1 *); -- source Association
isDerived : Boolean (1 1); -- source Association
memberEnd : Property (2 *); -- source Association
navigableOwnedEnd : Property (0 *); -- source Association
ownedEnd : Property (0 *); -- source Association
attribute : Property (0 *); -- source Classifier
collaborationUse : CollaborationUse (0 *); -- source Classifier
feature : Feature (0 *); -- source Classifier

Specifies each feature defined in the classifier. Note that there may be members of the Classifier that are of the type Feature but are not included in this association, e.g. inherited features.
{readonly}
Derived union with sources: (attribute, ownedEnd, ownedConnector, ownedReception, ownedOperation, ownedAttribute)
Subsets: Namespace.member
Opposite: Feature.featuringClassifier

generalization : Generalization (0 *); -- source Classifier
inheritedMember : NamedElement (0 *); -- source Classifier
isFinalSpecialization : Boolean (1 1); -- source Classifier
ownedTemplateSignature : RedefinableTemplateSignature (0 1); -- source Classifier

The optional template signature specifying the formal template parameters.
{composite}
Subsets: Element.ownedElement
Redefines: TemplateableElement.ownedTemplateSignature
Opposite: RedefinableTemplateSignature.classifier

ownedUseCase : UseCase (0 *); -- source Classifier
powertypeExtent : GeneralizationSet (0 *); -- source Classifier
redefinedClassifier : Classifier (0 *); -- source Classifier
representation : CollaborationUse (0 1); -- source Classifier
substitution : Substitution (0 *); -- source Classifier
templateParameter : ClassifierTemplateParameter (0 1); -- source Classifier
useCase : UseCase (0 *); -- source Classifier
elementImport : ElementImport (0 *); -- source Namespace
importedMember : PackageableElement (0 *); -- source Namespace
member : NamedElement (0 *); -- source Namespace
ownedMember : NamedElement (0 *); -- source Namespace
ownedRule : Constraint (0 *); -- source Namespace
packageImport : PackageImport (0 *); -- source Namespace
package : Package (0 1); -- source Type
visibility : VisibilityKind (1 1); -- source PackageableElement
owningTemplateParameter : TemplateParameter (0 1); -- source ParameterableElement
isLeaf : Boolean (1 1); -- source RedefinableElement
redefinedElement : RedefinableElement (0 *); -- source RedefinableElement
redefinitionContext : Classifier (0 *); -- source RedefinableElement
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
templateBinding : TemplateBinding (0 *); -- source TemplateableElement
relatedElement : Element (1 *); -- source Relationship
ownedComment : Comment (0 *); -- source Element
ownedElement : Element (0 *); -- source Element
owner : Element (0 1); -- source Element

Constraints:

Signature: disjoint_attributes_ends() : Boolean;
Description: The owned attributes and owned ends of an AssociationClass are disjoint
Expression: ownedAttribute->intersection(ownedEnd)->isEmpty()

Signature: cannot_be_defined() : Boolean;
Description: An AssociationClass cannot be defined between itself and something else.
The OCL used here is not normative.
Editor's notes: (1) allParents not allparents,(2) -> not > (3) Need a forAll to deal with collection of Boolean???
Expression: self.endType->excludes(self) and self.endType->collect(et|et.allParents()->excludes(self))->forAll(x|x)
Original: self.endType->excludes(self) and self.endType>collect(et|et.allparents()->excludes(self))

Operations:

No additional operations.



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