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Lesson 15 - E-shop in ASP.NET Core MVC - Persons - Designing entities

In the previous lesson, E-shop in ASP.NET Core MVC - Product reviews, we worked on user product reviews. Our e-shop will, obviously, work with people because we need to store addresses to ship to, and we'll need them for bookkeeping as well. However, before we start working on the data model, we'll have to think about its design for a bit.

People - preparing the entity model

A person (or entity if you will) can be either legal (a company), or physical (a customer or entrepreneur). To keep tables normalized, we'll store addresses and bank accounts in separate tables. We'll need these as well since a person can have two different addresses (billing and shipping).

We'll also have to consider the fact that a person's details may change from time to time, but the old invoices must remain unchanged. That's why the "person" table will


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In this ASP.NET Core MVC tutorial, we'll prepare several entities representing users of our e-shop. Changes will take place in the application data layer.

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