In this section, we will look at the benefits of the defined relations that we can currently test. Other benefits will be described in Chapter 12, Generating Multi-table Queries and Chapter 15, Documenting the System. Additional benefits of the linked-tables infrastructure will appear in Chapter 14, Using Bookmarks, Chapter 16, Transforming Data Using MIME, and Chapter 18,Tracking Changes.
These benefits are available for both internal and foreign key relations.
Let's browse the
book table by entering the Search subpage and choosing to display the first four columns. We see that the related key (author_id) is now a link. Moving the cursor over any author_id value reveals the author's ...