Verb phrases on Entity Relationships

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Verb phrases on Entity Relationships

Postby JaneRoberts » Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:32 pm

For Cameo Data Modeler, I'd like to suggest that you support the use of bi-directional verb phrases on the relationships. Currently you support Role names on the relationship ends. While occasionally useful in disambiguating multiple foreign key relationships between two entities, it is more a UML convention. Data Modelling makes use of a verb phrase that can be used to describe the relationship in an English sentence.
e.g. For the relationships between a Client, Doctor and Medical Test entities, we would have two relationships and 4 verb phrases.
"Client" "is the subject of" a "Medical Test"
A "Medical Test" "is conducted on" a "Client"
A "Doctor" "conducts" a "Medical Test"
A "Medical Test" "is conducted by" a "Doctor"
If you want this to be a serious data modelling tool, I'd suggest supporting this traditional data modelling feature.
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