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Qualifier (dictionary item)
For automation interface information about a Qualifier, see Qualifier (automation interface).
A Qualifier reduces the multiplicity of an Association, typically from many to one. One-to-many and many-to-many associations can be qualified. The qualifier serves to distinguish a set of objects at the many end of an Association. A qualified Association can be considered a form of Ternary Association.
You create a Qualifier through the Property Pages of an Association. On the Start Role or End Role tab, type the name of the Qualifier in the When Qualified By box; Modeler creates the Qualifier in the model. Note that if you clear the When Qualified By box, Modeler deletes the Qualifier.
When used on a diagram, a Qualifier's notation is as follows:
In the Modeler panes, a short-cut symbol on the Qualifier's icon indicates that the item is a stub.
If you select the UML\Qualifiers folder in the Dictionary pane, the Contents pane displays the following information about each Qualifier in the model: Association.
The following sections provide information about how a Qualifier is used in the model. For more information about a property, item, model part or diagram, click it.
Comprises only the standard properties.
To view the Property Pages for an Qualifier, you must select the Qualifier in a Modeler pane.
Owned by
Dependency - The Dependency is owned jointly by the Qualifier and the other associated item. The access permissions you have to a Dependency are determined by the access permissions of the dependent item.
Defined in these parts of the model
Class Model
Shown on these diagrams
Class Diagram
Variant Diagram
Can be linked to these dictionary items