To multiple records

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Relationships that point to multiple records are displayed in the frontend in the "Related Data" and "Explorer" Tab.

One-to-Many relations

In a one-to-many relationship, one record from a Collection is attached to multiple records of another Collection.

Think about countries and towns: a country has multiple towns, and each town belongs to a country.

# Link 'countries' to 'towns'
    origin_key_target='id', # Optional (uses primary key of countries by default)

Many-to-Many relations

In a many-to-many relation, 3 Collections are used instead of 2 to build the relation.

This allows multiple records from one Collection to be attached to multiple records from another Collection.

For instance, on a movie recommendation website, each user can rate many movies, and each movie can be rated by many users. The 3 Collections that are used are users (the "origin" Collection), ratings (the "through" Collection), and movies (the "foreign" Collection).

# Create one side of the relation ..
    origin_key_target='id', # Optional (uses primary key of User by default)
    foreign_key_target='id' # Optional (uses primary key of Movie by default)

External relations

External relations allow to define Collections which will only be available through the "Related Data" section or a given model.

Note that external relations do not support pagination.

from forestadmin.datasource_toolkit.context.collection_context import (
from forestadmin.datasource_toolkit.interfaces.records import RecordsDataAlias

    {"code": "AK", "name": "Alaska", "zip": [99501, 99950], "closeTo": []},
        "code": "AL",
        "name": "Alabama",
        "zip": [35004, 36925],
        "closeTo": ["TE", "MI", "GE"],
        "code": "AR",
        "name": "Arkansas",
        "zip": [71601, 72959],
        "closeTo": ["OK", "TX", "LO"],
        "code": "AZ",
        "name": "Arizona",
        "zip": [85001, 86556],
        "closeTo": ["NM", "CO", "NE"],
        "code": "CA",
        "name": "California",
        "zip": [90001, 96162],
        "closeTo": ["OR", "NE"]
    # ....

async def near_states_list_records(
    record: RecordsDataAlias, context: CollectionCustomizationContext
) -> Any:
    ret = []
    if record["country"] == "USA":
        zip_code = record["zipCode"]
        for state in STATES:
            if not (state["zip"][0] < zip_code and zip_code < state["zip"][1]):
            ret.extend(filter(lambda s: s["code"] in state["closeTo"], STATES))

    return ret

# Create one side of the relation ..
        # Define schema of the records in the relation.
        "schema": { "code": "Sting", "name": "String" },

        # Which fields are needed from the parent record to run the handler?
        # Dependencies are optional: by default only the primary key of address
        # would be provided.
        "dependencies": ['country', 'zipCode'],

        # Compute list of records from the parent record
        "list_records": near_states_list_records

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