I have implemented a many-to-many bidirectional relationship using a relation-table which is composed only of the two pks of the two tables participating in relationship. Now i have the problem that i'm forced to add a new attribute to this relation-table because the relationship itself must have additional information. So i'm wondering if i can read and write this additional attribute directly still using a many-to-many relationship, or if i have to split this relationship in two one-to-many relationships, representing each of the three tables by an entity bean?
i havent found any information about this issue so far...
thx a lot
I'd like to know too. I ended up doing the split into two 1:n relationships.