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ZyronEnder 2010-08-15 02:56 PM

Folder/Project/Action Group UML class diagram
 
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Hi everyone - I'm new to OmniFocus and have been playing around with the capabilities of Folders, Projects and Action Groups. I've drawn a UML class diagram to represent my understanding of what relationships are possible.

Can someone confirm that I have this right please?

Refer to the attached drawing which basically says:
A folder can contain other folders
A folder can contain projects
A project can contain Action Groups.
A project can contain Actions
An Action Group can contain other Action Groups.
An Action Group can contain Actions.

So for example, a Folder cannot directly contain Actions.

edit: Action Groups can contain other Action Groups

ifonline 2010-08-15 03:09 PM

Looks right to me.

whpalmer4 2010-08-15 03:21 PM

Action groups can also contain action groups.

ifonline 2010-08-15 03:22 PM

Dang... I missed that one.

Toadling 2010-08-15 05:33 PM

And don't forget single-action lists. They're similar to projects but vary in some important ways.

-Dennis

ZyronEnder 2010-08-15 05:45 PM

[QUOTE=Toadling;83519]And don't forget single-action lists. They're similar to projects but vary in some important ways. -Dennis[/QUOTE]

Yeah, thanks I had this as a subclass of "Project". In my diagram, I called it both "Single Action" and - my own term - "Independent Actions" because each action contained in it is independent of the others.

ZyronEnder 2010-08-15 05:47 PM

BTW, I think that the OmniFocus manual would benefit from a diagram similar to this because having read the manual some of the relationships shown in this diagram weren't clear from reading the text. For example, I didn't realize Actions couldn't go directly in a Folder until I tried to do it. etc, etc.

Anyone else agree?

Toadling 2010-08-15 06:21 PM

Yes, I agree. That would be very helpful for new users. Although, UML might not be the best format for ordinary people. :-)

-Dennis

ifonline 2010-08-15 06:24 PM

[QUOTE=Toadling;83531]Although, UML might not be the best format for ordinary people. :-)[/QUOTE]

Honestly, are the people that use OmniFocus really [i]ordinary[/i]? ;)


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