This object type is used to document the methods of an interface.

In the predefined Predict metastructure, a method can have passive and active associations of the following types:

Valid passive association:

"Belongs to IE"
"Implemented in PR"

Valid active association: no predefined association

This document covers the following topics:

Method Maintenance Menu

This menu is called with function code M and object code MD in a Predict main menu, or with the command MAINTAIN METHOD.

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Plan   0                - (MD) Method Maintenance -             Profile SYSTEM

  Function                              Function

  A  Add a Method                       D  Display Method
  C  Copy Method                        L  Link children
  M  Modify Method                      S  Select Method from list
  N  Rename Method                      
  P  Purge Method                       

Function .............. 

Method ID .............                                  Attributes....*
Copy ID ...............
Belongs to IE ......... 

Restrictions .........*   Profile Default,empty         Association ...*

Command ===>

      Help  Next  Stop  Last  LnkEl Flip  Print Impl  AdmFi SelFi Prof  Main


The Method Maintenance menu contains only global attributes. See Global Attributes.

The functions are described in the section Maintenance in the Predict Reference documentation.

Add/Modify a Method Screen

The following screen appears for the function Add a Method. The screens for functions Copy and Modify are similar.

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                              - Add a Method -
Method .......... 
Belongs to IE ..* 
Keys ..                                                                Zoom: N

  Method name ......
  Abstract    Zoom: N

Parameters not listed here are described under Global Attributes.

Method ID of the method.
Method name Name of the method.

Method Retrieval

Information on method objects is gathered using standard retrieval functions. See the section Retrieval in the Predict Reference documentation.

Output Options for Method Retrieval

The output options valid for this object type are identical to those for object type Dataspace. See Output Options for Dataspace Retrieval.