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Subject [Apache JDO Wiki] Updated: MetadataMappings
Date Thu, 03 Feb 2005 01:03:17 GMT
   Date: 2005-02-02T17:03:17
   Editor: MichelleCaisse
   Wiki: Apache JDO Wiki
   Page: MetadataMappings
   URL: http://wiki.apache.org/jdo/MetadataMappings

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Change Log:

@@ -1,3 +1,18 @@
 = Inheritance =
 The Company model provides two inheritance hierarchies: Person <- Employee <- FullTimeEmployee,
PartTimeEmployee; and Insurance <- MedicalInsurance, DentalInsurance.
+There are three inheritance patterns possible:
+ *One Table - All rows in the inheritance hierarchy are stored in one table that has a superset
of the required columns plus a discriminator column to specify the class of that row.
+ *Joined Tables - Each class, including the parent class, maps to its own table. The tables
are joined by their primary keys.
+ *Subclass Tables - each subclass maps to a table that contains columns for both the subclass
and its parent class.
+The inheritance strategies are mapped by use of the metadata elements <inheritance>
and <discriminator>. The following metadata cases must be tested:
+||inheritance pattern||base class||subclasses||
+||One Table|| <inheritance strategy="new-table">|| <inheritance strategy="superclass-table">||
+||Joined Tables|| <inheritance strategy="new-table">|| <inheritance strategy="new-table">||
+||Subclass Tables|| <inheritance strategy="no-table">|| <inheritance strategy="new-table">||
+'''Question:''' <inheritance> takes a <join> element according to the dtd.  Is
this used to specify the primary key in the Joined Tables pattern?  If so, how is it used,

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