AssociationGroup class
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AssociationGroup class

Represents a collection of references to logically related association navigators, associators, and disassociator objects, and the corresponding bulk stereotypes.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint.BusinessData.Administration
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)

[SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, ObjectModel = true)]
public sealed class AssociationGroup : AccessControlledMetadataObject

Multiple logical relationships maintained by a back-end database between the same sources and destination external content types might exist. Consider an example in which a Customer has late Orders and on-time Orders. Based on business logic, a back-end database might move an association between a Customer and Order into either of these distinct relationships. Thus, an API that takes an Order and a Customer, and associates (or disassociates) them, must be related to a specific logical relationship and corresponding Navigator. This is done by binding several individual Association stereotypes into a Group; this construct is an association group.

This class ties together a forward navigator with a reverse navigator and disambiguates which logical relationship is affected by an associator or disassociator.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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