I have an element in a number of my Activity Diagrams called “FAIL WITH KLAXONS” which I link to a a place holder activity diagram which explains “this is where the SERIOUS error handling will be dealt with”
Stupidly, I did NOT create a single FAIL with the appropriate link and colour (which would have saved me some time running about when I later decided to change the colour and add the link)
In one particular diagram I’ve had to use the FAIL element twice because drawing connectors to just one would have looked ugly.
And I’m getting the following bizarre behaviour when I try to add the relevant link to either of the FAILs.
I can successfully link one.
If I now add it to the other one, it disappears from the first! If I then add it back to the first, it disappears from the Second - and so on.
I speculated that this may be due to the elements having identical names (though, if that were an issue, I’d expect the two identical elements to acquire the same link, rather than insist on exclusivity)
So I changed the name of the first and tried again. The behaviour didn’t change.
Then I tried linking each to diffent sub-diagrams and that worked. So the message is that two elements in a drawing cannot link to the same sub-diagram. Surely that can’t be right!?
I’m obviously still a VP novice, but I’m also an experienced coder and that looks very bug-like to me.