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Rational XDE : merging of sequence diagrams

Shamu Somasundaram
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Joined: Aug 25, 2004
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I have been using Rational XDE for creating sequence diagrams. I have three or four mdx files within which I have the sequence diagrams. Now I want to merge all these files into a single .mdx file. I copied the sequence diagrams and pasted in a .mdx file. But Rational XDE takes only the reference of that particular sequence diagram. I don't want the references inside the file but the actual sequence diagrams to be copied. Is there any way to copy all the diagrams into a single file without re-creating them?
If anybody does know it, please tell me how to solve this problem.

Thanks in advance.
Stan James
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I haven't used XDE and it's even been a while since Rose ...

I think you're saying the tool is copying the underlying model - classes and relationships - as well as the diagram. That's actually a pretty neat feature. We have used it to merge object models. I'm surprised it doesn't complain about matching classes, something like "do you really want to replace this class?"

If the diagram is too complicated to just replicate by hand, you might try unhooking the objects from any classes before you copy. Can you clear the object type for a column without destroying the rest of the diagram? I suppose you'd have to map them all back up in the target model and re-map the methods and all, though. Doesn't sound like much of a gain, does it.

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