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Enterprise Model Patterns: Describing the World (UML Version) by David C. Hay

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Naming and Identifying Assets

Virtually all assets as specified certainly have at least one identifying code, and often they have a name. The latter may be a variation on the model name, a nickname (as for one’s favorite automobile) or some other name. Often, Asset instances will have only one name, but there are enough examples of multiple names for an asset that this must be accounted for. In most cases, they will have only one identifier, but sometimes there will be more than one. For these reasons, and in the interest of flexibility, in this model we will establish the same multiple identifier and name type structure that we’ve seen for Party and Geographic Location.

Figure 6-5 shows that both an Asset Type and an Asset may be labeled by ...

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