Chapter 5: Modeling Data by Using Entities

All applications are based on data. We use them to view, create, edit, and delete information relating to the business context in which we work. For everything to work as smoothly as possible, we must design a good data model. All this in OutSystems is supported by Entities, which are representations of native SQL tables.

This chapter focuses on explaining how we can create our data models and what their foundations are. With this, we can start building a scalable and easy-to-maintain application from scratch.

The chapter covers the following topics:

  • Exploring database Entities
  • What are Static Entities?
  • Modeling data
  • Bootstrapping data into Entities from Excel spreadsheets
  • Exercise 1 – creating a data ...

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