4.11.1 Relationship Mechanisms: Data-Object Reference

Topic Version1Published11/11/2016
For StandardCTA v2.1

The data-object reference is a special mechanism in the schema that is used to specify relationships between and among Energistics data objects. The reference mechanism is specified in the data-object schema and includes:

  • The UUID(s) of the data-object being referenced.
  • The nature of the reference relationship. For example, one data object may "interpret" another data object or one data object may "represent" another data object. Possible relation types include:
  • Interprets
  • Represents
  • IsSupportedBy
  • isbasedOn

Because these relationships are specific, they are entered as relation names in the UML model in EA.