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Handling "Outer joins" in a 1 to many relationship.

Topics: Writing modules
Jun 12, 2012 at 5:52 PM

This maybe a dumb question as I am very unfamiliar with ORMs. I have gone through the tutorial on data access, migrations etc. and also looked through some of the Fluent nHibernate stuff available on the web that is, I think, doing some of the work in the models / migrations etc. I have a situation where there is a 1 to many relationship (a topic cross referenced to a set of books) but I want to get back the topic even if there is no cross reference to a book. In relational terms an outer join. I guess I could manage this situation in code is that the best approach in Orchard?