Profile diagram

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Example for the definition and usage of a simplified profile for organisation modelling purposes.

A profile diagram operates at the metamodel level to show stereotypes as classes with the <<stereotype>> stereotype, and profiles as packages with the <<profile>> stereotype.[1] The extension relation (solid line with closed, filled arrowhead) indicates what metamodel element a given stereotype is extending.

History[edit]

The profile diagram didn't exist in UML 1. It was introduced with UML 2 to display the usage of profiles. Before its introduction, other diagrams had been used to display this issue.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bernd Österreich (2009). Analyse und Design mit UML 2.3 - Objektorientierte Softwareentwicklung (in German) (9 ed.). Munich: Oldenburg. p. 334. ISBN 978-3-486-58855-2. 
  • Christoph Kecher: "UML 2.0 - Das umfassende Handbuch" Galileo Computing, 2006, ISBN 3-89842-738-2