This figure illustrates what occurs in the mapping layer. The yellow lines show the mapping. Note, however, that the mapping lines do not connect directly to the color swatch objects. This represents that the join involving the "Size Color" table is creating the reference from the size objects to the color swatch objects. For more details on mapping, see:
- Development Costs with Object-Relational Mapping Products
- Mapping Objects to Tables
- Mapping Tables to Objects
- Caching for Object-Relational Mapping
- Cache synchronization
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- Object-Relational Mapping (OR Mapping) Definition
- When Object-Relational Mapping Should Be Used
- Basic Concepts for Using Object-Relational Mapping
- Writing Your Own Mapping Layer
- Using Existing Relational Schema
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