Is there a notion of subtyping Associations?

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ramprasad
Member II

Is there a notion of subtyping Associations?

In certain use cases there could be a need to subtype Associations. Does Alfresco support it? I know Type and Aspects do have that notion. 

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jpotts
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Re: Is there a notion of subtyping Associations?

No, associations are not defined outside of the context of a type or an association and do not have a mechanism to support extension. Further, associations do not support properties which may limit the usefulness of inheriting an association definition.

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ramprasad
Member II

Re: Is there a notion of subtyping Associations?

Hi Jeff:

Thanks. Alex had responded to my earlier question on properties on Association. Agreed that in the absence of support for properties on Associations, inheritance has little value. 

I really am looking for the capability to defined properties on Associations. We can model our way around it but that hits performance. 

I am sure others would have asked for this feature. I am not sure if there is a product enhancement request yet or if there is a process for that.