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Single table inheritance in Camelot

Recently, while working on a class project, I had a small problem with in­her­i­tance in Camelot, an excellent framework for rapid ap­pli­ca­tion de­vel­op­ment in Python.

In the ap­pli­ca­tion we needed to be able to define different kinds of projects, with similar needs, but which were each available only to some user groups. Single table in­her­i­tance sounds like a natural fit for this.

I couldn't find anything in the Camelot doc­u­men­ta­tion about this, but I figured that since it uses SQLAlchemy for its models, I could try the example given there:

 class Employee(Base):
    __tablename__ = 'employee'
    id = Column(Integer, primary_key=True)
    name 
continue.