Add a Link To A Use Case

An ID link creates a navigable reference from one use case to another. These references can be viewed in the traceability tab of both use cases. An ID link that appears in a use case's steps or extensions is treated as an includes relationship.

To create an ID link, edit any text you want to add a reference to. Right-mouse-click and choose Insert Use Case ID Link, or press Ctrl-L. (Or, if you know the ID of the use case you want to reference, you can type "UC-" and the list will automatically show.)

 insert use case link menu

Select the use case you wish to reference, then double click or press enter to create the reference. Tip: Start typing any portion of the use case name to filter the list.

insert use case reference

The name and ID of the referenced use case will be inserted. Since only the ID is used for the link, you are free to change the inserted name, e.g. to make it grammatically correct, or completely remove it. Navigate to the referenced use case by clicking on the ID hyperlink while holding the Ctrl key. Hover your mouse over the ID to show the use case's description in a tool tip.

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    Jennifer Blalack

    Would like to see a sample UC model that includes guidance on leveling using CaseComplete:

    Use Case Level

    Cockburn distinguishes three main levels of use cases, being:

    User Goal
    Furthermore he uses a sailboat analogy with corresponding symbols.

    Summary use cases are at cloud or kite level
    User Goal use cases at sea level
    Sub-function use cases are under water at a fish or      clam level.

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    Hi Jennifer, CaseComplete certainly supports this methodology on use case leveling - please see the attached for the built-in "Level" field on the details tab of your use cases. Summary, User and Subfunction are all included values for this field, and you can add to that selection - or change those defaults - by clicking Tools / Built-in Fields on the ribbon bar. We also include a sample project with the software (in the Getting Started section of the Start tab) that you can look at to see an example of how to set up your use cases.

    Regarding specific guidance to using leveling, you may want to start a new topic in our public users forum, where you can ask other CaseComplete users questions that are specific to the software. (You're there now!):

    Alternatively, you could check out the Use Case Professionals group on LinkedIn. This one's not specific to CaseComplete, and you might find better answers to more general procedural questions regarding use cases:

    As always, please let us know if you have questions specific to CaseComplete's functionality, and we'd be glad to help out. Thanks!


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