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1.5.3 Elements

Elements are used to define data. Each element is a unique piece of data in the model. This data may become an attribute of any type of entity.

For example, a Customer entity might have attributes of Customer Name, Customer Code, Credit Limit etc.

Elements can be inherited by entities from other entities via relationships. For example, the Order entity is related to the Customer entity. Identifying elements from the Customer entity are inherited by the Order entity so that the Customer who has placed a particular Order can be identified.

Elements are implemented as fields in the LANSA Repository.