Object Definition Language

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Object Definition Language (ODL) is the specification language defining the interface to object types conforming to the ODMG Object Model. Often abbreviated by the acronym ODL.

This language's purpose is to define the structure of an Entity-relationship diagram.

Language[edit]

Class declarations[edit]

Interface < name > { elements = attributes, relationships, methods }

Element Declarations[edit]

attributes ( < type > : < name > );

relationships ( < rangetype > : < name > );

Example[edit]

   Type Date Tuple (year, day, month)
   Type year, day, month integer

   Class Manager
      attributes{id : string unique
                 name : string
                 phone : string
                 set employees : Tuple ( [Employee], Start_Date : Date )}

   Class Employee
      attributes{id : string unique
                 name : string
                 Start_Date : Date
                 manager : [Manager]}

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