UML Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 1.01, by Dr. Herong Yang
Activity Diagram - Object Notation
This section describes the Object Notation used in a UML Activity Diagram. An Object Notation represents an object generated by one action and consumed by the next action.
An Object Notations is a graphical notation used in a UML Activity Diagram to represent an object, which could be an input and/or an output of an action. An object in this case is considered as an instance of a class in a given state.
An Object Notation is drawn as a rectangle with its name placed inside, which can also be qualified by a state written within brackets below the name.
For example, the "Order [Filled]" object generated from the "Fill Order" action will be
consumed by the "Ship Order" action. This object
can be drawn as an Object Notation in a UML activity diagram as shown below:
Note that in some UML drawing tools, An Object Notation is drawn with object name underlined.
Last update: 2014.
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