Properties

Object types and links can contain properties: a name-value collection of primitive data associated with the given object or link instance.

Every property is declared to have a specific scalar type or a collection type based on a scalar.

There are two kinds of property item declarations: abstract properties, and concrete properties. Abstract properties are defined on module level and are not tied to any particular object type or link. Typically this is done to set some annotations, or define constraints. Concrete properties are defined on specific object types.

Similarly to links properties have a source (the object on which they are defined) and one or more targets (the values that property can have). The number of targets as specified by keywords required, single, and multi. It is also possible to restrict how many source objects can link to the same target via exclusive constraint. For the purpose of figuring out the number of property targets, a collection type target by itself is considered a single target.

Propery SDL, DDL, and introspection (as part of overall object introspection).