Database modeling is the most crucial part of your project. Model is the base of what your api will look like. A model represents an entity of your business logic. For example
if you are making an e-commerce website your model name could be,
In order to create model Model first click on the
Models from the top navigation bar and click on the button on left side called
CREATE A MODEL.
You will see a page like below. Enter your model name and click
CREATE MODEL. You will see a success message afterwards
Click on the model from the left side menu in-order to add fields to a model. You will see a button appear in the body of the page called
ADD A FIELD / RELATION. Click on that button
to add fields to your model. Choose your relevant field type (
Dynamic List etc) and fill up the necessary fields and click create.
In order to add relations between models click on the
ADD A FIELD button or choose
Relation from the left side of the side panel. You will see options like the picture below.
In order to a relationship betweend models you have to configure
Backward relationship. For example, If you are creating a relations between a products and category,
Forward Relationship for that particular case could be Products Has Many Categories and Backward Relationship could be Categories Has Many Products This is also known as Many-to-Many Relationship
Known As (Optional) field is there if you ever need to overwrite a relationship name in the api. For example if you have two relationship with the same model, lets say, For a project management application a project model could have multiple relationship with user model. One could be an assignee and other could be a reporter. You can use this field to assign different name to your relation. Or else you cant have two different relationship with the same model.