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Association: BusinessDriver_Departments (ProjectData service)

Office 2013

Last modified: May 30, 2012

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The BusinessDriver_Departments_BusinessDriverDepartment_BusinessDriver association relates a business driver to departments that it contains and relates business driver departments to a business driver.

<Association Name="BusinessDriver_Departments_BusinessDriverDepartment_BusinessDriver">
  <End Type="ReportingData.BusinessDriverDepartment" Role="BusinessDriverDepartment_BusinessDriver" Multiplicity="*" />
  <End Type="ReportingData.BusinessDriver" Role="BusinessDriver_Departments" Multiplicity="0..1" />
</Association>

Attribute

Value

Description

Name

BusinessDriver_Departments_BusinessDriverDepartment_BusinessDriver

Identifies the entity types and the navigation properties that form the two-way association for business drivers and business driver departments. In the first half of the name, BusinessDriver is the entity type and Departments is the navigation property. In the second half of the name, BusinessDriverDepartment is the entity type and BusinessDriver is the navigation property.

Element

Description

Schema element: ReportingData

The schema for the reporting data in the ProjectData service.

The BusinessDriver_Departments_BusinessDriverDepartment_BusinessDriver association element contains two End elements that represent opposite ends of the association. The Role attribute is a lookup key that enables a navigational property to specify the direction in the association. The Multiplicity attribute refers to the entity type. Multiplicity indicates the number of entities that can be related at each end of the association: zero or one (0..1), or many (*). The Microsoft .NET implementation of OData uses 0..1 when the navigational property points to a single entity, rather than to an entity set.

Attributes of the End elements for the BusinessDriver_Departments_BusinessDriverDepartment_BusinessDriver association

Role

Type

Multiplicity

Description

BusinessDriver_Departments

EntityType element: BusinessDriver

0..1

There is one business driver entity that corresponds to a collection of business driver departments.

BusinessDriverDepartment_BusinessDriver

EntityType element: BusinessDriverDepartment

*

There can be many business driver department entities that correspond with a business driver.

One end of the association is the BusinessDriver entity, and the other end is the BusinessDriverDepartment entity. The BusinessDriver entity type contains the Departments navigation property, where the FromRole defines BusinessDriver_Departments as the start of the association to get the collection of departments in a business driver. Similarly, the BusinessDriverDepartment entity type contains the BusinessDriver navigation property, where the FromRole defines BusinessDriverDepartment_BusinessDriver as the start of the association to get the business driver that is associated with a collection of business driver departments.

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