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Note that every model must define a key to be valid

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@@ -104,6 +104,15 @@ constraints for your properties. DataMapper supports a lot of different
[property](/docs/properties) types natively, and more through
+An important thing to note is that every model *must* have a key in
+order to be valid. If a model has no key, there's no way to identify a
+resource and thus no way to update its persistent state within the
+backend datastore. DataMapper will raise a `DataMapper::IncompleteModelError`
+when trying to `auto_migrate!` a model that has no key declared.
+Have a look at [property](/docs/properties) to learn about the different
+ways of declaring keys for your models.

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