Updating to latest version killed my trial period

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fni
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Updating to latest version killed my trial period

Post by fni » Tue 09 Feb 2010 15:25

I'm in the process of evaluating Entity Developer for Visual Studio 2010 for the company I work for. After upgrading to the latest version I now get a "Sorry, your trial period has expired" message when trying to create a new model. This morning I still have 17 days in my trial. Is this due to the fact that it's a beta?

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Post by AndreyR » Tue 09 Feb 2010 17:13

Could you please specify the provider you are using (dotConnect for Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite)?
Are you running a 64-bit system?
Is there any difference between the error message in standalone Entity Developer launch and the error message in VS-integrated launch?

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Post by fni » Wed 10 Feb 2010 07:51

I'm using dotConnect for Oracle on a 64-bit Windows 7.

If I run it from VS-integrated I get a "Sorry, your trial period expired..." message, it creates an empty model but doesn't opens but if I run the standalone it just tells me I have "0 of 30 days left" but it actually opens the model editor.


Edit: Using the Microsoft Entity Framework designer seems to work, including updates. But I have an issue with primary keys: IDs, despite being set to "StoreGeneratedPattern=Identity" are been inserted with the value zero despite a before trigger being active and working from a SQL console. I suspect that zero is being passed to the query so the trigger is not triggered as there is a non-null value in the PK.

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Post by AndreyR » Wed 10 Feb 2010 15:39

We are working on the problem, thank you for the clarification.

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Post by AndreyR » Mon 15 Feb 2010 15:09

We have fixed the problem. The fixed Beta build will be available in a week or so.

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Post by fni » Tue 16 Feb 2010 09:45

Great, thanks for the support.

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Post by AndreyR » Fri 19 Feb 2010 10:07

New build of dotConnect for Oracle 5.55.97 Beta is available for download now.
Please let me know if something goes wrong.

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Post by fni » Fri 19 Feb 2010 14:18

Thanks for the quick reaction time. Identity keys generated by triggers are now correctly being used.

I still have the issue that it says my trial is finished (which it shouldn't) so I can't try the Devart Entity Designer. At least the Microsoft one seems to work well enough plus I couldn't live with not being able to update my model from my DB schema unless I was able to change my DB schema from my model.

Edit:
I didn't notice this on my first test but in the Visual Studio Error List I have the following error:
Error 1 Custom tool error: The specified store provider cannot be found in the configuration, or is not valid. 1 1
This does not seem to prevent my application from working and has only appeared since I've updated from the previous beta.

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Post by AndreyR » Mon 22 Feb 2010 16:51

Is the problem with "Trial period finished" reproducible in standalone mode of Entity Developer?
As for the 'specified provider is not found in configuration, or is not valid' error - please check that you have a connection string in the model and that it is valid.

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Post by fni » Tue 23 Feb 2010 08:38

If I run it from VS-integrated I get a "Sorry, your trial period expired..." message, it creates an empty model but doesn't opens but if I run the standalone it just tells me I have "0 of 30 days left" but it actually opens the model editor.

As for my "specified provider not found" error, it went away after closing VS2010.

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Post by AndreyR » Wed 24 Feb 2010 16:04

Thank you for the clarification, our investigation is still in progress.

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Post by fni » Fri 26 Feb 2010 07:47

Any chance I could get my trial period prolonged?
It has now truly expired (i.e. the component throws a "Sorry, your trial period has expired." error when I run my test application) and with the earlier issues I'm still evaluating the product for my company.

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Post by AndreyR » Fri 26 Feb 2010 09:55

I will let you know as soon as the build with extended trial period is available.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Post by AndreyR » Wed 10 Mar 2010 15:39

The new build is available for download here:
http://www.devart.com/pub/dcoracle.exe/

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