I’ll be interested in learning how this differs from Views, not necessarily 
4D’s rather simplistic implementation, but something like Oracle’s, along with 
their very powerful SQL implementation.

Richard Wright

> Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:32:09 -0500
> From: Tim Nevels <timnev...@mac.com>
> Something that may not be immediately obvious is that using ORDA will reduce 
> the amount of code needed to query the database. In relational databases you 
> have to query this table, join to another table, query selection, relate 
> many, etc. We are all used to doing this and we need to know exactly what the 
> database structure is. What table is the one table, what table is the many 
> table, is there a many-to-many intermediate table we need to deal with, etc. 
> ORDA can remove the need to know this level of detail in many cases. By 
> naming relations in a “logical” way you can write code to get the “manager” 
> of an employee, or get the “direct reports" for an employee. And from that 
> you can then further filter the results by using a “query” member function. 
> You let the 4D database figure out if it needs to relate many selection, or 
> relate one selection for you. And you can make these named relations very 
> complex if you want. There is a lot of power here that is just starting to be 
> exposed. 

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