How do I persist data to multiple entities on one page?

I am attempting to collect data to be mapped to XML, and in doing so will need multiple entities. I'd like to collect data on one page but am having an issue using more than one data view (for input boxes). Any thoughts?
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Use a helper entity and create references to all the other entities. Make the helper entity the main object and use the references to retrieve each dataview. Note however that when you change objects in the dataview that you either commit them with an on change event or create a custom save button that retrieves all the objects over the reference and commit each individual object.