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Part II: External Systems in Component Diagram

 
Allexicus Kernikus
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I have a quick question concerning external systems within component diagrams: can they be depicted by a component in combination with the stereotype <<external>>? Or should I use another notation?

One discussion in this forum was on the same subject - only in combination with RationalRose as a tool - their final verdict was to use a package symbol with the stereotype <<subsystem>> - but that sounds a bit odd to me... (see http://www.coderanch.com/t/153393/java-Architect-SCEA/certification/describe-external-system-component-diagram)

Many thanks in advance!
 
Saurabh Gokhale
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yes, it can be shown with <<external>> as a stereotype but along with that I would also recommend to add a text at the left of the box [provided you draw one] with the text "External Systems (External to JVM)".
This way it will be very clear to the examiner that this component is external to your SuD.
 
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