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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Referential integrity
Date Mon, 11 Jun 2007 17:06:33 GMT
The JDO 2.0 specification requires that changes to one side of a  
relationship that is mapped to a single database artifact (e.g.  
mapping Department.employees and Employee.department to the same  
column) will affect both sides of the relationship both in the  
database and in memory.

Is there interest in extending this concept to other datastores in  
which the relationships are not mapped to the same artifact? We might  
have to provide some metadata aside from "mapped-by" in case the  
relationships are inverse. Perhaps use an attribute "inverse" at the  
same level as "mapped-by"?


Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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