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Re: many to many relationship

From: Alan <alan_at_erols.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 09:42:57 -0500
Message-ID: <b4nh1d$21eb64$1@ID-114862.news.dfncis.de>


I agree with you. Anyway, even on an ERD (depending on notation), you can add attributes to this relationship.

"Bernard Peek" <bap_at_shrdlu.com> wrote in message news:v4RLRR+lIgb+EweJ_at_shrdlu.co.uk...
> In message <b4b321$1vdtf6$1_at_ID-114862.news.dfncis.de>, Alan
> <alan_at_erols.com> writes
> >Enrollment is not hidden in an ERD (which is a conceptual model) - it
shows
> >as a diamond with M:N cardinality. Can't draw it here, but in text:
>
> That depends on your notation. When I draw up an ERD the enrolment
> entity would appear just like any other entity. As I said earlier,
> link-entities sometimes evolve into important parts of the logical
> model. Enrolment might have other attributes that could be important.
> For instance is it necessary to record the enrolment date?
>
>
>
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