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Collection

A Collection is a record aggregator that allows sending multiple records over the internet without repetitively defining a key-value pair. The Collection embeds more than one independent record in the IO document.

Benefits

Collection reduces the complexity of defining key-value pairs every time a record is sent over the internet. Thus, simplify application development by offering data parallelism and operational simplicity.
The collection permits an internet object document to have multiple records with different types and structures independent of each other.

Collection Structure

The Collection must be represented with the tidal sign (~ U+007E) followed by the object and separated by the whitespace as shown in the Collection structure.
The Collection Structure
Whitespaces surrounding the tokens, keys, and values are optional.
The tidal sign enables the parser to identify the next record. Here is a code snippet that shows how to represent a collection.
# Representing a collection in the Internet Object document
~ Id, empName, age, department, Address
---
# Following records represents Collection
~ 101, Thomas, 25, HR, {Bond Street, New York, NY}
~ 102, George, 30, Sales, {Duke Street, New York, NY}