Sequence Diagram For Crud Operations

Posted : admin On 17.08.2021

In today’s cloud-era, we need technologies that can model distributed systems in a more developer-friendly way. This means that for a single use case we need to model a flow that shows how multiple actors interact with each other, how concurrent execution flows, and what remote endpoints are involved. Sequence diagrams are known to be the best way to visually describe this.

That’s why it is the foundation for designing the syntax and semantics of the Ballerina language. Ballerina provides the flexibility of a general-purpose language while having features to model solutions based on higher-level abstractions.

  1. Create a Sequence Diagram based on the following Use Case Diagram. Use Case Name: Maintain Class Records. The system to perform one of the following operations on the. Each one of the CRUD operations is considered an alternate flow through the use.
  2. A sequence diagram is a good way to visualize and validate various runtime scenarios. These can help to predict how a system will behave and to discover responsibilities a class may need to have in the process of modeling a new system.
  3. CRUD (Create, Read, Update & Delete) are the four basic operations which being performed on data. When analyzing a system, relaying various activities and data together with a CRUD chart can help to understand the relationships between different activities, and how they being link together by the data. Visual Paradigm support creating CRUD chart for.

Visualize what CRUD operations are required by the processes for acting on the data store in a matrix format; Main Steps: This STEPS Wizard assists you in developing a CRUD Chart that reflects the natures of data flows modeled in a DFD. You are required to draw a Data Flow Diagram, and then mark on the diagram the nature of data flows (C/R/U/D).

Sequence Diagrams in Ballerina

In Ballerina, there is a bidirectional mapping between the textual representation of code in Ballerina syntax and the visual representation as a sequence diagram.

In Ballerina services, the entry point is the service resource function. The actor who invokes the service resource is shown as the “caller”. The “Default” participant is the resource function itself, showing the operations in its lifeline. From the resource function, further function calls are shown in its lifeline and their internal operations are expanded and merged to the same sequence diagram to show their operations as well.

Get Started

The Ballerina IDE plugin (for example, the VSCode plugin) can generate a sequence diagram dynamically from the source code. To start generating a sequence diagram from your Ballerina code, download the VSCode plugin and launch the graphical editor.

CRUD (Create, Read, Update & Delete) are the four basic operations which being performed on data. When analyzing a system, relaying various activities and data together with a CRUD chart can help to understand the relationships between different activities, and how they being link together by the data. Visual Paradigm support creating CRUD chart for any model elements in the project. Besides manually create the CRUD chart you can also generate programmatically using Open API. In this article we will teach you how to generate CRUD chart using Open API.

Suppose we have the DFD like this. The flows from data store to process represent it is retrieving data from data store, and flows from process to data store represent it is modifying data to data store. In addition the flow named Create and Delete indicate the process is creating data and deleting data to data store.

Create Chart Diagram

Sequence Diagram For Crud Operations Examples

First we start with creating a new chart diagram. We can use the DiagramManager.createDiagram method to create the chart diagram.

Configure column and row header

Once the chart diagram being created we then have to configure the model type for the columns and rows. To specify the header we have to create two IChartHeader, one for the column and one for the row. We then specify it is for the IDFProcess and IDFDataStore. After that retrieve the model element ID for the header and specify it to the chart diagram.

Specify column and row data

Sequence Diagram Example For Crud Operations

When header is ready we then specify the data for the chart. We retrieve the DFD Process model and DFD Data Store model from current opening project, and retrieve their model element IDs into array and set it into chart diagram.

Specify chart type for the diagram

Visual Paradigm build-in support CRUD and RACI chart. To create CRUD chart we have to retrieve the collection of chart type in project, then obtain the chart type which named as CRUD and set it to the diagram.

After that we obtain the chart code form chart type for later use. From mac to windows remote desktop.

Crud

Fill in chart code between column and row elements

Sequence Diagram For Crud Operations

Now here is the most important step, to specify the relation between elements. We analyze the direction of the relationships to determine it should be a read access or update access. Since the DFD didn’t tell the time sequence, we determine the process is creating or deleting data based on its name. i.e. message from Process to Data Store and name as Create will be a create action, and message from Process to Data Store and named as Delete will be a delete action.

Show up the chart

Finally we can show up the chart diagram by calling DiagramManager.openDiagram().

Sequence Diagram For Crud Operations

Sample Plugin

The sample plugin attached and project demonstrate how to generate CRUD chart from the DFD. After you deploy the plugin into Visual Paradigm you can open the sample project, then press the Chart Diagram button under Plugins tab to create the CRUD chart. Please note that Chart diagram is supported in Standard Edition, to run this plugin you will need to have Visual Paradigm Standard Edition (or above).

Execute sample plugin to generate CRUD for DFD

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Sequence Diagram For Crud Operations Example

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