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DB Relationships & Migrations

DB Relationships & Migrations

Right now we have two models, Product and User. To build out a store front and process orders, we'll need at least one more model: Store. We can also add an Order model if we want to track orders.

Each User needs to be able to manage one Store. Each Store will have multiple Products. Every Order will have one Product.

This data model is relational, but neither our database nor our models currently reflect that. For example, there is no way to denote that a Product was created by a specific User.

To model relationships at a database level, the bare minimum we need is to have a field in the database to store the ID of the related record. If our field on Product was called creator_id, we could manually query for all Products where creator_id is equal to a specific User ID. This would let us manually query for all Products created by a specific user ID.

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