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Spring and MongoDB manual references

 
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Hi everyone,

I need advice on doing manual references in mongodb with spring without using dbrefs.

If for example, I have two document collections:

User {
...
addresses: [addressId1, addressId2...]
}

Address {
..
}

So, user has 1 or more addresses. In user document, I want to use array of address ids.

Now, there is a question of inserting, updating and retrieving user document.

For insertion, I would need one POJO which has addresses as array of ids (array of ObjectIds, Strings..).

For retrieving, sometimes I need full document with addresses eagerly populated. For this case I would need different POJO which has addresses as array of address objects.

Is there any good approach to this? Any pieces of advice?
 
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