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Maps is a logical collection of almost identical tables. A map is a compensation for the fact that tables cannot inherit properties from one another. The critical difference is that even though Map resembles a table at first glance, it does not contain data but functions rather as a library of methods intended to be shared by several tables.

Maps is located in the AOT in tables.

Using methods[edit]

The syntax for calling a method in Maps is:


Note that the '::' is actually a dynamic call when using it with Maps.

Note that the 'this' keyword in Map method is actually a reference to the Table. To use one map method from another map method of the same Map, you must use this.Map::Method() instead of using intuitive 'this.Method()'.