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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 17, 2009

N-ary associations, connectors and links

We would like to be able to draw N-ary (i.e. with more than two ends) associations, association classes, connectors and links as described in the paragraphs 7.3.3, 7.3.4 and 8.3.2 of the UML 2.1.2 Superstructure, dated 07-11-02, and visualized in figure 8.18 of the same document.The N-ary links are not directly described in the specification, but are implicitely needed to visualize the instantiations of the N-ary associations, association classes, and connectors.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 2197
RFE Product Rational Software Architect
  • 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

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

  • Guest
    Feb 28, 2013

    This has been moved out of 9.0. This is an uncommitted candidate

  • Guest
    Sep 6, 2012

    This is now planned for 9.0 release

  • Guest
    Mar 17, 2010

    This enhancement request is under consideration for a future release.

  • Guest
    Jan 26, 2010

    We have planned to be using RSA (for Development) in connection with System Architect (for Enterprise Architecture). The plan is to use the exchange facility and it was a big surprise to discover that N-ary associations are not supported in RSA.
    N-ary associations are heavily used in our information model (banking) and I would like to have an update from Development on the plans for this request.

  • Guest
    Mar 24, 2009

    We will consider this enhancement request as an uncommitted candidate for a future release.