Creating an association
Define a relationship between two classes by creating an association.
In Dev Studio, click.
In the Label field, enter a description of this association.
In the Identifier field, enter a short but meaningful prefix for each association that describes the relationship between the classes. Association names are used as a prefix to property names in the Report Viewer and the report definition rule form.Do not use a prefix that is an SQL reserved word, such as SELECT, ORDER, or JOIN.
In the Apply to field, select a class to which this association rule applies.
Click Create and open.
Use an association to define a relationship between two classes based on matching values in pairs of properties. Associations are typically used to enable your application to automatically add a join to a report that displays properties from both classes referenced in the association.
- Configuring a simple association
- Configuring a complex association
Configure an advanced association when you cannot use a simple association because your join conditions are too complex.