A Representation represents a perceptible form of the information carried by a Business Object.

Representations (for example, messages or documents) are the perceptible carriers of information that are related to Business Objects.

A single Business Object can have a number of different Representations. A Representation may realize one or more Business Objects. A Meaning can be associated with a Representation that carries this Meaning.

The name of a Representation is preferably a noun.


Business. Passive Structure.


Paper Bill, Request Form, Claim Form, Online Form.