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The assignment of program flow chart to connection type “transmits data to” is a nice feature. But on the second level the description of data using Cluster/Data model object and Protocol is quite insufficient. How to show for example the data format and the ETL tool? The most appropriate for the ETL tool is probably Application system type but the Display flow and System fact sheet report will be distorted and they, unfortunately, are not editable. And then the data format can’t be an attribute as it will affect all occurrences of the Cluster/Data model so it should be another object. But which one and which connection type among those allowed by the method of Program flow chart are appropriate?

The alternative object “interface” is actually a symbol of class. If this would be the way to go, what about the issues mentioned above?

 

Thanks!

Ivo