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A message represents the content of a communication between two participants, and is passed along a message flow. In choreography diagrams, an initiating message is automatically colored white, and a non-initiating message is automatically colored grey.

Note Messages can be created only in the PowerDesigner desktop client, but they can be selected and edited in PowerDesigner Web.
Messages can have the following properties:
Property Description


Identify the object. The name should clearly convey the object's purpose to non-technical users, while the code, which is used for generating code or scripts, may be abbreviated, and should not normally include spaces. You can optionally add a comment to provide more detailed information about the object. By default the code is generated from the name by applying the naming conventions specified in the model options. To decouple name-code synchronization, click to release the = button to the right of the Code field.

The following properties are also available:
  • Definition - Contains the following properties:



    External definition

    Specifies the location path to an external file or an URL.

    Message format type

    Specifies the format of the message. You can enter your own format or choose one of the following:

    • XML Schema

    • DTD

    • RELAX NG

    Message format definition Specifies the content of the message.