## One to many Relationship on Flutter


Using Parse, you can store data objects establishing relations between them. To model this behavior, any ParseObject can be used as a value in other ParseObject. Internally, the Parse framework will store the referred-to object in just one place, to maintain consistency. That can give you extra power when building and running complex queries. There are three main relation types:

  • one-to-one, establishing direct relations between two objects and only them;
  • one-to-many, where one object can be related to many other objects;
  • many-to-many, which can create many complex relations between many objects.

In this guide we will detail how the one-to-many relation works using a pratical app example. There are two ways to create a one-to-many relation in Parse:

  • The first is using the Pointers in Child Class, which is the fastest in creation and query time.
  • The second is using Arrays of Pointers in Parent Class which can lead to slow query times depending on their size. Because of this performance issue, we will use only pointers examples.

You will implement a Flutter book registration App and will create and query related objects using the Parse Pointers.

Relation as one-to-one is not common and we are not going to cover on our guides. As an example a relationship between the User class and another class that will contain sensitive user data for security reasons ( 1.4. Don’t let users have access to sensitive data from others ).

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To complete this tutorial, you will need:

Understanding the Book App

The main object class you’ll be using is the Book class, storing each book entry in the registration. Also, these are the other three object classes:

  • Publisher: book publisher name, one-to-many relation with Book;
  • Genre: book genre, one-to-many relation with Book. Note that for this example we will consider that a book can only have one genre;
  • Author: book author, many-to-many relation with Book, since a book can have more than one author and an author can have more than one book as well;

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