I am working on an mvc site. I understand the concept of the Model, however we are forced to work with the existance of our main frame. The data comes back in the form of a parameter block (fixed structure defining each field and it's length). This transaction to the mainframe would occur outside the controller (obviously). So to move the data from the transaction to something the controller uses can either be done with it's own class (my company calls them entities) or to double purpose the model as the information from the mainframe would basicaly (with same additions) be the fields of the model. Hopefuly all that made sense.
So the question is: do I create entity class and transfer all the data(properties) into the model after every tranasction once the fields are returned to the controller or do I double purpose the model by using it as the entity as well with the understanding that these fields that aren't to be used in the view would show up because the model fields and entity fields are mingled together?
Any advise would be greatly appreciated...
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