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Subject: [OASIS Issue Tracker] Updated: (ODATA-177) Allow entities to be members of multiple entity sets

     [ http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/ODATA-177?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel ]

Ralf Handl updated ODATA-177:

Close without action. 

Accepted: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/48549/odata-meeting-29_on-20130314-minutes.html#odata-177

  was:Close without action. 

OData is built around the assumption that the entity set plus the key values identify an entity within a service

> Allow entities to be members of multiple entity sets
> ----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: ODATA-177
>                 URL: http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/ODATA-177
>             Project: OASIS Open Data Protocol (OData) TC
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: OData Protocol 
>    Affects Versions: V4.0_WD01
>         Environment: [Proposed]
>            Reporter: Ralf Handl
>             Fix For: V4.0_WD01
> Section 3 currently states that an entity can be a member of at most one entity set. Given the ability to model entity type hierarchies this restriction seems rather unnatural: "Manager" is a specialization of "Employee", so it seems natural to have two entity sets "Managers" and "Employees", the former being a true subset of the latter, and a new "Manager" entity, POSTed to either set, would automatically appear in both.
> Currently the only way to do that is to have an "Employees" entity set and a "Managers" function, with the drawback that the function is not advertised in the service document and thus not consumable in a hypermedia fashion.

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