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Relationship | Relationship among entities

Relationship among entities : A relationship is any association, linkage, or connection between the entities of interest to the business; it is a two- directional, significant association between two entities, or between an entity and itself. Each relationship has a name, an optionality (optional or mandatory), and a degree (how many).A relationship is described in real terms.

Assigning a name, optionality, and a degree to a relationship helps confirm the validity of that relationship. If you cannot give a relationship all these things, then perhaps there really is no relationship at all.

Relationship represents an association between two or more entities. An example of a relationship would be:

  • Employees are assigned to projects
  • Projects have subtasks
  • Departments manage one or more projects