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org.eclipse.uml2.uml
Interface InformationFlow

All Superinterfaces:
DirectedRelationship, Element, org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EModelElement, org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EObject, NamedElement, org.eclipse.emf.common.notify.Notifier, PackageableElement, ParameterableElement, Relationship

public interface InformationFlow
extends PackageableElement, DirectedRelationship

A representation of the model object ' Information Flow '. An information flow specifies that one or more information items circulates from its sources to its targets. Information flows require some kind of information channel for transmitting information items from the source to the destination. An information channel is represented in various ways depending on the nature of its sources and targets. It may be represented by connectors, links, associations, or even dependencies. For example, if the source and destination are parts in some composite structure such as a collaboration, then the information channel is likely to be represented by a connector between them. Or, if the source and target are objects (which are a kind of instance specification), they may be represented by a link that joins the two, and so on.

The following features are supported:

See Also:
UMLPackage.getInformationFlow()

Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from interface org.eclipse.uml2.uml. NamedElement
SEPARATOR
 
Method Summary
  Classifier getConveyed (java.lang.String name)
          Retrieves the first Classifier with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Conveyed ' reference list
  Classifier getConveyed (java.lang.String name, boolean ignoreCase, org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EClass eClass)
          Retrieves the first Classifier with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Conveyed ' reference list
 org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList< Classifier> getConveyeds ()
          Returns the value of the ' Conveyed ' reference list.
  NamedElement getInformationSource (java.lang.String name)
          Retrieves the first NamedElement with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Information Source ' reference list
  NamedElement getInformationSource (java.lang.String name, boolean ignoreCase, org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EClass eClass)
          Retrieves the first NamedElement with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Information Source ' reference list
 org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList< NamedElement> getInformationSources ()
          Returns the value of the ' Information Source ' reference list.
  NamedElement getInformationTarget (java.lang.String name)
          Retrieves the first NamedElement with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Information Target ' reference list
  NamedElement getInformationTarget (java.lang.String name, boolean ignoreCase, org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EClass eClass)
          Retrieves the first NamedElement with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Information Target ' reference list
 org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList< NamedElement> getInformationTargets ()
          Returns the value of the ' Information Target ' reference list.
 org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList< Relationship> getRealizations ()
          Returns the value of the ' Realization ' reference list.
  ActivityEdge getRealizingActivityEdge (java.lang.String name)
          Retrieves the first ActivityEdge with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Realizing Activity Edge ' reference list
  ActivityEdge getRealizingActivityEdge (java.lang.String name, boolean ignoreCase, org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EClass eClass)
          Retrieves the first ActivityEdge with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Realizing Activity Edge ' reference list
 org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList< ActivityEdge> getRealizingActivityEdges ()
          Returns the value of the ' Realizing Activity Edge ' reference list.
  Connector getRealizingConnector (java.lang.String name)
          Retrieves the first Connector with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Realizing Connector ' reference list
  Connector getRealizingConnector (java.lang.String name, boolean ignoreCase)
          Retrieves the first Connector with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Realizing Connector ' reference list
 org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList< Connector> getRealizingConnectors ()
          Returns the value of the ' Realizing Connector ' reference list.
  Message getRealizingMessage (java.lang.String name)
          Retrieves the first Message with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Realizing Message ' reference list
  Message getRealizingMessage (java.lang.String name, boolean ignoreCase)
          Retrieves the first Message with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Realizing Message ' reference list
 org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList< Message> getRealizingMessages ()
          Returns the value of the ' Realizing Message ' reference list.
 boolean validateConveyClassifiers (org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics, java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
          An information flow can only convey classifiers that are allowed to represent an information item.
 boolean validateMustConform (org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics, java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
          The sources and targets of the information flow must conform with the sources and targets or conversely the targets and sources of the realization relationships.
 boolean validateSourcesAndTargetsKind (org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics, java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
          The sources and targets of the information flow can only be one of the following kind: Actor, Node, UseCase, Artifact, Class, Component, Port, Property, Interface, Package, ActivityNode, ActivityPartition and InstanceSpecification except when its classifier is a relationship (i.e. it represents a link).
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.uml2.uml. NamedElement
allNamespaces, allOwningPackages, createDependency, createNameExpression, createUsage, getClientDependencies, getClientDependency, getClientDependency, getLabel, getLabel, getName, getNameExpression, getNamespace, getQualifiedName, getVisibility, isDistinguishableFrom, isSetName, isSetVisibility, separator, setName, setNameExpression, setVisibility, unsetName, unsetVisibility, validateHasNoQualifiedName, validateHasQualifiedName, validateVisibilityNeedsOwnership
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.uml2.uml. Element
addKeyword, allOwnedElements, applyStereotype, createEAnnotation, createOwnedComment, destroy, getApplicableStereotype, getApplicableStereotypes, getAppliedStereotype, getAppliedStereotypes, getAppliedSubstereotype, getAppliedSubstereotypes, getKeywords, getModel, getNearestPackage, getOwnedComments, getOwnedElements, getOwner, getRelationships, getRelationships, getRequiredStereotype, getRequiredStereotypes, getSourceDirectedRelationships, getSourceDirectedRelationships, getStereotypeApplication, getStereotypeApplications, getTargetDirectedRelationships, getTargetDirectedRelationships, getValue, hasKeyword, hasValue, isStereotypeApplicable, isStereotypeApplied, isStereotypeRequired, mustBeOwned, removeKeyword, setValue, unapplyStereotype, validateHasOwner, validateNotOwnSelf
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EModelElement
getEAnnotation, getEAnnotations
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EObject
eAllContents, eClass, eContainer, eContainingFeature, eContainmentFeature, eContents, eCrossReferences, eGet, eGet, eIsProxy, eIsSet, eResource, eSet, eUnset
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.emf.common.notify.Notifier
eAdapters, eDeliver, eNotify, eSetDeliver
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.uml2.uml. ParameterableElement
getOwningTemplateParameter, getTemplateParameter, isCompatibleWith, isTemplateParameter, setOwningTemplateParameter, setTemplateParameter
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.uml2.uml. Element
addKeyword, allOwnedElements, applyStereotype, createEAnnotation, createOwnedComment, destroy, getApplicableStereotype, getApplicableStereotypes, getAppliedStereotype, getAppliedStereotypes, getAppliedSubstereotype, getAppliedSubstereotypes, getKeywords, getModel, getNearestPackage, getOwnedComments, getOwnedElements, getOwner, getRelationships, getRelationships, getRequiredStereotype, getRequiredStereotypes, getSourceDirectedRelationships, getSourceDirectedRelationships, getStereotypeApplication, getStereotypeApplications, getTargetDirectedRelationships, getTargetDirectedRelationships, getValue, hasKeyword, hasValue, isStereotypeApplicable, isStereotypeApplied, isStereotypeRequired, mustBeOwned, removeKeyword, setValue, unapplyStereotype, validateHasOwner, validateNotOwnSelf
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EModelElement
getEAnnotation, getEAnnotations
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EObject
eAllContents, eClass, eContainer, eContainingFeature, eContainmentFeature, eContents, eCrossReferences, eGet, eGet, eIsProxy, eIsSet, eResource, eSet, eUnset
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.emf.common.notify.Notifier
eAdapters, eDeliver, eNotify, eSetDeliver
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.uml2.uml. DirectedRelationship
getSources, getTargets
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.uml2.uml. Relationship
getRelatedElements
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.uml2.uml. Element
addKeyword, allOwnedElements, applyStereotype, createEAnnotation, createOwnedComment, destroy, getApplicableStereotype, getApplicableStereotypes, getAppliedStereotype, getAppliedStereotypes, getAppliedSubstereotype, getAppliedSubstereotypes, getKeywords, getModel, getNearestPackage, getOwnedComments, getOwnedElements, getOwner, getRelationships, getRelationships, getRequiredStereotype, getRequiredStereotypes, getSourceDirectedRelationships, getSourceDirectedRelationships, getStereotypeApplication, getStereotypeApplications, getTargetDirectedRelationships, getTargetDirectedRelationships, getValue, hasKeyword, hasValue, isStereotypeApplicable, isStereotypeApplied, isStereotypeRequired, mustBeOwned, removeKeyword, setValue, unapplyStereotype, validateHasOwner, validateNotOwnSelf
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EModelElement
getEAnnotation, getEAnnotations
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EObject
eAllContents, eClass, eContainer, eContainingFeature, eContainmentFeature, eContents, eCrossReferences, eGet, eGet, eIsProxy, eIsSet, eResource, eSet, eUnset
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.emf.common.notify.Notifier
eAdapters, eDeliver, eNotify, eSetDeliver
 

Method Detail

getRealizations

org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList<
Relationship> getRealizations()
Returns the value of the ' Realization ' reference list. The list contents are of type Relationship. Determines which Relationship will realize the specified flow

Returns:
the value of the 'Realization' reference list.
See Also:
UMLPackage.getInformationFlow_Realization()

getConveyeds

org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList<
Classifier> getConveyeds()
Returns the value of the ' Conveyed ' reference list. The list contents are of type Classifier. Specifies the information items that may circulate on this information flow.

Returns:
the value of the 'Conveyed' reference list.
See Also:
UMLPackage.getInformationFlow_Conveyed()

getConveyed

Classifier getConveyed(java.lang.String name)
Retrieves the first Classifier with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Conveyed ' reference list.

Parameters:
name - The ' Name ' of the Classifier to retrieve, or null.
Returns:
The first Classifier with the specified ' Name ', or null.
See Also:
getConveyeds()

getConveyed

Classifier getConveyed(java.lang.String name,
                       boolean ignoreCase,
                       org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EClass eClass)
Retrieves the first Classifier with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Conveyed ' reference list.

Parameters:
name - The ' Name ' of the Classifier to retrieve, or null.
ignoreCase - Whether to ignore case in String comparisons.
eClass - The Ecore class of the Classifier to retrieve, or null.
Returns:
The first Classifier with the specified ' Name ', or null.
See Also:
getConveyeds()

getInformationSources

org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList<
NamedElement> getInformationSources()
Returns the value of the ' Information Source ' reference list. The list contents are of type NamedElement.

This feature subsets the following features:

Defines from which source the conveyed InformationItems are initiated.

Returns:
the value of the 'Information Source' reference list.
See Also:
UMLPackage.getInformationFlow_InformationSource()

getInformationSource

NamedElement getInformationSource(java.lang.String name)
Retrieves the first NamedElement with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Information Source ' reference list.

Parameters:
name - The ' Name ' of the NamedElement to retrieve, or null.
Returns:
The first NamedElement with the specified ' Name ', or null.
See Also:
getInformationSources()

getInformationSource

NamedElement getInformationSource(java.lang.String name,
                                  boolean ignoreCase,
                                  org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EClass eClass)
Retrieves the first NamedElement with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Information Source ' reference list.

Parameters:
name - The ' Name ' of the NamedElement to retrieve, or null.
ignoreCase - Whether to ignore case in String comparisons.
eClass - The Ecore class of the NamedElement to retrieve, or null.
Returns:
The first NamedElement with the specified ' Name ', or null.
See Also:
getInformationSources()

getInformationTargets

org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList<
NamedElement> getInformationTargets()
Returns the value of the ' Information Target ' reference list. The list contents are of type NamedElement.

This feature subsets the following features:

Defines to which target the conveyed InformationItems are directed.

Returns:
the value of the 'Information Target' reference list.
See Also:
UMLPackage.getInformationFlow_InformationTarget()

getInformationTarget

NamedElement getInformationTarget(java.lang.String name)
Retrieves the first NamedElement with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Information Target ' reference list.

Parameters:
name - The ' Name ' of the NamedElement to retrieve, or null.
Returns:
The first NamedElement with the specified ' Name ', or null.
See Also:
getInformationTargets()

getInformationTarget

NamedElement getInformationTarget(java.lang.String name,
                                  boolean ignoreCase,
                                  org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EClass eClass)
Retrieves the first NamedElement with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Information Target ' reference list.

Parameters:
name - The ' Name ' of the NamedElement to retrieve, or null.
ignoreCase - Whether to ignore case in String comparisons.
eClass - The Ecore class of the NamedElement to retrieve, or null.
Returns:
The first NamedElement with the specified ' Name ', or null.
See Also:
getInformationTargets()

getRealizingActivityEdges

org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList<
ActivityEdge> getRealizingActivityEdges()
Returns the value of the ' Realizing Activity Edge ' reference list. The list contents are of type ActivityEdge. Determines which ActivityEdges will realize the specified flow.

Returns:
the value of the 'Realizing Activity Edge' reference list.
See Also:
UMLPackage.getInformationFlow_RealizingActivityEdge()

getRealizingActivityEdge

ActivityEdge getRealizingActivityEdge(java.lang.String name)
Retrieves the first ActivityEdge with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Realizing Activity Edge ' reference list.

Parameters:
name - The ' Name ' of the ActivityEdge to retrieve, or null.
Returns:
The first ActivityEdge with the specified ' Name ', or null.
See Also:
getRealizingActivityEdges()

getRealizingActivityEdge

ActivityEdge getRealizingActivityEdge(java.lang.String name,
                                      boolean ignoreCase,
                                      org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EClass eClass)
Retrieves the first ActivityEdge with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Realizing Activity Edge ' reference list.

Parameters:
name - The ' Name ' of the ActivityEdge to retrieve, or null.
ignoreCase - Whether to ignore case in String comparisons.
eClass - The Ecore class of the ActivityEdge to retrieve, or null.
Returns:
The first ActivityEdge with the specified ' Name ', or null.
See Also:
getRealizingActivityEdges()

getRealizingConnectors

org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList<
Connector> getRealizingConnectors()
Returns the value of the ' Realizing Connector ' reference list. The list contents are of type Connector. Determines which Connectors will realize the specified flow.

Returns:
the value of the 'Realizing Connector' reference list.
See Also:
UMLPackage.getInformationFlow_RealizingConnector()

getRealizingConnector

Connector getRealizingConnector(java.lang.String name)
Retrieves the first Connector with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Realizing Connector ' reference list.

Parameters:
name - The ' Name ' of the Connector to retrieve, or null.
Returns:
The first Connector with the specified ' Name ', or null.
See Also:
getRealizingConnectors()

getRealizingConnector

Connector getRealizingConnector(java.lang.String name,
                                boolean ignoreCase)
Retrieves the first Connector with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Realizing Connector ' reference list.

Parameters:
name - The ' Name ' of the Connector to retrieve, or null.
ignoreCase - Whether to ignore case in String comparisons.
Returns:
The first Connector with the specified ' Name ', or null.
See Also:
getRealizingConnectors()

getRealizingMessages

org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList<
Message> getRealizingMessages()
Returns the value of the ' Realizing Message ' reference list. The list contents are of type Message. Determines which Messages will realize the specified flow.

Returns:
the value of the 'Realizing Message' reference list.
See Also:
UMLPackage.getInformationFlow_RealizingMessage()

getRealizingMessage

Message getRealizingMessage(java.lang.String name)
Retrieves the first Message with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Realizing Message ' reference list.

Parameters:
name - The ' Name ' of the Message to retrieve, or null.
Returns:
The first Message with the specified ' Name ', or null.
See Also:
getRealizingMessages()

getRealizingMessage

Message getRealizingMessage(java.lang.String name,
                            boolean ignoreCase)
Retrieves the first Message with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Realizing Message ' reference list.

Parameters:
name - The ' Name ' of the Message to retrieve, or null.
ignoreCase - Whether to ignore case in String comparisons.
Returns:
The first Message with the specified ' Name ', or null.
See Also:
getRealizingMessages()

validateSourcesAndTargetsKind

boolean validateSourcesAndTargetsKind(org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics,
                                      java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
The sources and targets of the information flow can only be one of the following kind: Actor, Node, UseCase, Artifact, Class, Component, Port, Property, Interface, Package, ActivityNode, ActivityPartition and InstanceSpecification except when its classifier is a relationship (i.e. it represents a link). (self.source->forAll(p | p->oclIsKindOf(Actor) or oclIsKindOf(Node) or oclIsKindOf(UseCase) or oclIsKindOf(Artifact) or oclIsKindOf(Class) or oclIsKindOf(Component) or oclIsKindOf(Port) or oclIsKindOf(Property) or oclIsKindOf(Interface) or oclIsKindOf(Package) or oclIsKindOf(ActivityNode) or oclIsKindOf(ActivityPartition) or oclIsKindOf(InstanceSpecification))) and (self.target->forAll(p | p->oclIsKindOf(Actor) or oclIsKindOf(Node) or oclIsKindOf(UseCase) or oclIsKindOf(Artifact) or oclIsKindOf(Class) or oclIsKindOf(Component) or oclIsKindOf(Port) or oclIsKindOf(Property) or oclIsKindOf(Interface) or oclIsKindOf(Package) or oclIsKindOf(ActivityNode) or oclIsKindOf(ActivityPartition) or oclIsKindOf(InstanceSpecification)))

Parameters:
diagnostics - The chain of diagnostics to which problems are to be appended.
context - The cache of context-specific information.

validateMustConform

boolean validateMustConform(org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics,
                            java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
The sources and targets of the information flow must conform with the sources and targets or conversely the targets and sources of the realization relationships. true

Parameters:
diagnostics - The chain of diagnostics to which problems are to be appended.
context - The cache of context-specific information.

validateConveyClassifiers

boolean validateConveyClassifiers(org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics,
                                  java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
An information flow can only convey classifiers that are allowed to represent an information item. self.conveyed.represented->forAll(p | p->oclIsKindOf(Class) or oclIsKindOf(Interface) or oclIsKindOf(InformationItem) or oclIsKindOf(Signal) or oclIsKindOf(Component))

Parameters:
diagnostics - The chain of diagnostics to which problems are to be appended.
context - The cache of context-specific information.

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