Data Modeling - Reference (connect, link to)


Reference is the name of a relationship that is directed where an entity (source, first) refers to another entity (target, second)

We say that the source entity references, cites, or otherwise points to the described entity.

The target entity is called the referent of the source entity.


  • A refers to B
  • B is referenced by A
  • B is the referent of A


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