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inline fun <C : Any, R : Entity<R>> Column<C>.references(
    referenceTable: Table<R>,
    selector: (E) -> R?
): Column<C>
(source code)

Bind the column to a reference table, equivalent to a foreign key in relational databases.
Entity sequence APIs would automatically left join all references (recursively) by default.

Note: Since Column is immutable, this function will create a new Column instance and replace the origin
registered one.


referenceTable - the reference table, will be copied by calling its aliased function with
an alias like _refN.

selector - a lambda in which we should return the property used to hold the referenced entities.
For example: val departmentId = int("department_id").references(Departments) { it.department }.

the new Column instance.

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