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in the last article i gave the theoretical background to using mapping to model complex hierarchies. in this article i will work through an example that is intended to illustrate how the use of the mapping approach can solve some of the key issues associated with managing hierarchies in an application environment.
for the purpose of this example consider the position of a sales representative, named amanda barry, who works out of the massillon plant for a company which has plants in various parts of the country. she is actually a member of three separate hierarchies simultaneously. these are:… Continue reading