Determining Entities within your collections enables them to be tagged and connected to other items, effortlessly bringing them together.

An Entity for ‘person’ might include a database of surgeons or musicians. For ‘place’ this could consist of hospitals or venues. For ‘thing’ it might be surgical or musical instruments.

Each Entity will have its own Attribute Set: all of the things that make up the unique qualities of that Entity. So for ‘person’ it might be first name, last name, date of birth, or occupation. Together with Attributes, Attribute Sets, and Entities, your database will be totally connected, allowing you to take full advantage of cross-collection searching.

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