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Last Updated: 21 Oct 2016 10:19 by ADMIN
Jack
Created on: 11 Nov 2014 17:17
Category: MVVM
Type: Feature Request
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Allow complex/nested fields in kendo.data.Model (especially for MongoDB and other JSON DBs)
We need to be able to define models with complex/nested fields

```
var Book = kendo.Data.Model.define({
    id: 'id',
    field: {
        id: { type: 'string'},
        title: { type: 'string'},
        author: {
            firstName: { type: 'string'},
            lastName: { type: 'string'},        
        }
    }
});

We would also benefit of fields of type kendo.data.Model and [kendo.data.Model] (arrays of items derived from kendo.data.Model) like mongoose Documents, SubDocuments and Arrays of SubDocuments. 

DataSources are simply arrays of such models and do not need to be flat tables.

Grids should not be an issue: they could ignore all complex fields and arrays and rely on calculated fields at the root to flatten the Model.
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