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Apache OFBiz Development by Rupert Howell, Jonathon Wong

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Chapter 7. Entities, View Entities, and Extended Entities

We now come to the Model component of OFBiz—the "M" of the MVC. The Model component of the MVC is also known as the database. While the View portion takes care of presenting forms and user-interfaces and feedback to the end-user, the database stores all the information that the application is designed to store. If our application helps us as a business to serve our customers better, then our database will contain possibly a lifetime of data about our customers.

The Entity Engine in OFBiz is declarative. That is, it does not involve speaking in the native languages of many types of database systems that OFBiz supports. This means you only need to learn one Entity Engine in OFBiz, and you ...

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