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Pinned topic Service definition in sequence diagram

‏2012-02-14T13:16:49Z |
I've started working with SA and i want to create a sequence diagram.
as i was building my diagram, i've noticed a definition called 'Service' in the drawing toolbox.
I'm not sure what it is used for in this specific diagram and as far as i know, 'Service' is not a part of the sequence diagram elements.
i'd be thankful if someone can explain me its functionality and if it is useful in any way.

Thanks in Advance,
Shirley Jhirad
Updated on 2012-02-15T08:52:11Z at 2012-02-15T08:52:11Z by SystemAdmin
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    Re: Service definition in sequence diagram

    Hi Shirley


    The standard UML Sequence diagram contains - a 'Message/Stimulus' line symbol, an 'Object' and a 'Focus of Control' symbol, plus some annotation symbols.

    If you can see a Service symbol in the toolbar this could be as a result of a customisation or 'add-on'.
    If you open the UsrProps.txt file for the encyclopedia - have there been any additions to the metamodel?
    (Tools menu, Customize User Properties, Export UsrProps.txt)

    If there have been some changes - then hopefully, the reason for introducing the Service symbol has been given.
    Good Luck