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Discussion of open issues, suggestions and bugs regarding Entity Developer - ORM modeling and code generation tool
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A freshman question

Post by jamaa » Wed 26 Aug 2009 07:41

Which one is better to use to generate a model from database? The Entity developer application or the Visual Studio add in? or they are the same...
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Post by Shalex » Thu 27 Aug 2009 12:31

There is some difference between Entity Developer and Microsoft's tool generation.

The Visual Studio tool's generation is not completely adjusted to work with databases other than SQL Server. For example, if you generate a model with Microsoft's tool and dotConnect for Oracle, you will need to correct the SSDL part (StoredGeneratedPattern, cursors, mapping, etc). And you will need to redo this operation every time you make an update from database.

Entity Developer makes correct SSDL part concerning the database you are working with. You can find the full list of Entity Developer's key features at http://www.devart.com/entitydeveloper/ .

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