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Sandeep Vaid
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Suppose Item - Bid as unidirectional association from Item to Bid as One-to-many. Also bid can't exists independently i.e. is must be associated with an item.


class Item
Long itemId;
// Item - Bid Association (one-to-many)
Set bids = new HashSet();

class Bid
Long bidId;
double amount;
Bid(Long bidId, double amount)

As Item-Bid is unidirectional, Bid class doesn't have an Item as property.
Hence we can create Bid independent of Item (using Bid(bidId,amount))...

This is incorrect scenario ....
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