Defects (Issues)

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A Defect (or Issue) element is a structured comment that contains information about defects and issues that relate to the system or model. This corresponds in some sense to a failure to meet defined requirements for the current system. Enterprise Architect enables you to generate and handle Issues in much the same way as you can handle requirements (see the Requirements Management topic for more information).

You can link Issues using Realization connectors to model elements that are responsible for the defect. You can even structure a hierarchy of Issues using aggregation.

Add an Issue Using the Enterprise Architect UML Toolbox

To add an Issue to the model using the Enterprise Architect UML Toolbox::

1.Open a Custom diagram.
2.From the Custom pages of the Enterprise Architect UML Toolbox, drag the Issue icon onto the diagram.
3.Enter the details as required.

Add an Issue Using the Insert New Element Dialog

To add an Issue to the model using the Insert New Element dialog, follow the steps below:

1.Right-click on a package in the Project Browser window.
2.Select the Insert | New Element menu option. The New Element dialog displays.
3.In the Type field, click on the drop-down arrow and select Issue.
4.In the Name field, type a name for the element.
5.Click on the OK button.