Edit an action of a UML element

  1. Type a name for the action.

  2. Choose the stereotype you want from the drop-down list. If a stereotype you want to use isn't listed, you can add a new stereotype or edit an existing one by clicking Stereotypes on the UML menu.

  3. Type any documentation you want to add to the element as a tagged value. When you select the shape or icon representing the element, the documentation you type here also appears in the Documentation window.

  4. Depending on the type of call you've selected, there may be other properties to complete, as described in this table:



    Applies to


    Choose the classifier for which an instance will be created when the create action is performed.

    Create action


    Choose Asynchronous if the caller does not wait until the operation is executed but continues immediately. Choose Synchronous if the caller waits until the operation is executed.

    Call action


    Choose the operation being dispatched by the call action or by the local invocation.

    Call action, Local invocation


    Choose the signal or exception being dispatched by the send action. Only signals and exceptions that have receptions on the class to which the state machine is related are listed here.

    Send action


    Type a definition for the uninterpreted action.

    Uninterpreted action

See Also

Constraints for actions

Tagged Values for actions

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