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Soft links in Entity Framwork and Code First

Soft links in Entity Framwork and Code First

Soft links in Entity Framwork and Code First

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Hi,

I have a basic understanding of how fluent api's are used EF and how they define properties and relationships of the tables.

My question is how do I go about defining a collection of entities that are soft linked.

eg. Say I have a Contact table and a generic [MapTable].

[MapTable]
MapID
MapType
MapKey1
MapValue

Example data would be:
1,'ConToChar',1,'A'
2,'ConToChar',2,'B'
3,'ConToChar',3,'C'
4,'ProdToChar',1,'A'
5,'ProdToChar',2,'B'

The table matches contacts to a character, but it can also contains data that matches products to characters.

How do I got about providing a collection within my Contact class that list all the MapTable records for a contact using Code First conventions?

I hope that makes sense
Ryan












 

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