autonumber and references in sequence diagrams

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asked May 8, 2014 by anonymous
Is it possible to reference the numbers generated by the autonumber function? Sometimes it would be desirable to be able to reference a particular flow from a note (or other location). The only way to do this today is to use the real/generated number, which will of course change as you add other flows

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answered May 9, 2014 by plantuml (141,890 points)
Hello,

Well, good idea!

Do you have any suggestion about the syntax ?

Thanks,
commented May 9, 2014 by anonymous
Maybe using the poung (#) character? Something like this:

@startuml
autonumber "[0]"

A->B: message
#first-message   /`This should take the value of the last number that has been used by the autonumber functionality`/

B->A: This is the response to message #first-message

note over A: This is a note that references message #first-message

@enduml
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