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A Trigger is an operation automatically executed as a result of the modification of data in the database; it generally maintains consistent behavior of the database. For example, a trigger might be used to define validations that must be performed every time a value is modified, or to perform deletions in a secondary table when a record in the primary table is deleted.

In Enterprise Architect, a trigger is modeled as a stereotyped operation.

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