Can a component be part of several parent components?

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asked Jul 12 in bug by boshka (1,320 points)
edited Jul 17 by boshka

is there a way to achieve this?

 

@startuml
 
title Components - Component Diagram
 
component "parent 1" as parent1 {
 
    component "a" as a {
    }
    
    component "b (common)" as b {
    }
 
}
 
component "parent 2" as parent2 {
 
    component "b (common)" as b {
    }
    
    component "c" as c {
    }    
 
}
 
@enduml
 
Current result looks wrong anyway:
1. component c is not under parent 2
2. parent 2 should be outlined the way it includes component b, while parent 1 should be outlined to include component b too.
 
 
UPD: 17.07.17: Here is what I expect (general idea, representation may vary):
Also, I still want to address it as b, not b2
 
 

1 Answer

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answered Jul 12 by Serge Wenger Work (5,400 points)

Hello,

i'm not sure what you want but a workaround is :

@startuml
title Components - Component Diagram
 
component "parent 1" as parent1 {
 
    component "a" as a {
    }
    
    component "b (common)" as b {
    }
 
}
 
component "parent 2" as parent2 {
 
    component "b (common)" as b2 {
    }
    
    component "c" as c {
    }    
 
}
@enduml
commented Jul 17 by boshka (1,320 points)
Hi!
I added an image to show what i expect it to look like. Other architectural tools allow this.
commented Jul 28 by Serge Wenger Work (5,400 points)
Hi, I never see this before and I don't know how to do it with PlantUML.
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