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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 25, 2013

RSART Hang when moving attributes/operations in class diagrams

Class diagrams allow the user to move attributes & operations from one
class to another. If this is done (e.g. to promote an operation from a
class to its parent class), the tool hangs. The Move Element dialog box
is displayed and reports "Performing changes..." with a progress bar
that stalls at about 90% complete. Task Manager then has to be used to
terminate RSART.

The user believes he ran Load UML Models prior to attempting the move.

I attached a task trace the user made before killing the tool and

The tool should not hang in these circumstances. Additionally, is
there an option to promote a function into a parent class via right
click, similar to how we can redefine an operation from a parent class
into a derived class?

From IBM:
"This is an ER for a new feature that would allow moving attributes and
operations between classes in an easier way that does not involve

From me:
The ability is already there and usually works. It sometimes crashes
tool, hence the PMR. Is this still an enhancement request? I consider
defect existing functionality that is broken, but if development
I will open an RFE. Let me know, thanks!

From IBM:
Yes, make RFE.

Refer to PMR for attached dump files.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 32823
RFE Product Rational Software Architect Real Time Edition
  • Admin
    Osman Burucu
    Jan 19, 2024

    As part of the review process, we strive to be transparent about our intentions with each enhancement suggestion.

    This idea is either outdated or has been implemented in one of the versions. Please check with latest version (V 12.0 at the time of writing)

    The offering team has carefully reviewed this idea and has decided that it does not fit into our current plans, so the idea will be closed. The idea will be kept in IBM's ideas repository and may still be voted on. It might be reassessed or reopened for additional feedback in the future. We value your feedback and thank you for allowing us the privilege of partnering with you in developing our products.

  • Guest
    Sep 24, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - Software Architect Real Time Edition

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Software Architect Real Time Edition

  • Guest
    May 15, 2013

    We plan to add a "Promote" command to the context menu of an operation shown in the Operations tab in the Properties view. This will make it easier to promote an operation from a subclass to a superclass. We already support this for some other elements, such as states.
    Currently planned for 8.5.1 CP2. Note that the issue with the hanging is a defect and is not tracked as part of this RFE.

  • Guest
    May 14, 2013

    Status from Jim Burke indicates this will be part of 8.5.1 CP2.

  • Guest
    Apr 29, 2013

    Uncommitted Candidate