Entity Developer

Entity Developer is a powerful ORM modeling and code generation tool for NHibernate, ADO.NET Entity Framework, and LINQ to SQL. It introduces new approaches for designing ORM models, boosts productivity, and facilitates the development of database applications.

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  1. Update stored procedure complex type

    Now, that you can update model quite easy the only problem is the complex types, that are generated. There should be an option in update wizard to force execute selected stored procedure to get the result and check against current mapped complex type or you could force update for a selected procedure in Methods. Currently, its a big pain to update procedures, that have changed output. You have to hunt them down one by one and add them again. It should not be that complicated.

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    • Add object names filter and grouping to Explorer

      Some databases are so large, what it is too difficult to find your objects.
      Or, for example, you develop some extensions for MySQL-based CMS and you wont to see only your objects.
      Possibility to add filter (like in SQL Server Management Studio) would be very helpfull.

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      • Generate sql to multiple dbms

        It would be nice to be able to generate SQL script from the model for multiple databases. Currently it is possible to replace the models connection, but having the option of choosing a target "dbms type" upon generation would allow us to discard external modelling tools.

        The ideal solution would contain multiple relational models to control type mappings etc, but it would probably suffice with an option as described above.

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        • update ONE class from database

          it would be nice if we can update only ONE entity from database.
          a right-click menu option "update this entity from database" on entity would be perfect solution.

          currently, is is pretty painful to do so, since we have to start from all objects and un-check everything except the entity that we are interested in.

          thank you

          4 votes
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          • Generate interfaces for conetxt and entity classes

            Generate interfaces for purposes of testing.

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            • Automatic Data Model Creation from Service Reference

              Add functionality to automatically generate a Data Model based on a Service Reference. (.svc link)

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              • separate class for each package

                Linq to SQL. in case of huge database it is very difficult to work with stored procedures mishmash, when the package logical grouping is lost. In simple way it has the workaround with package name prefix.

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                • Support for converting underscore notation to PascalCase and vice versa

                  I would like to be able to convert my database objects, which are in underscore notation into PascalCase when I do database-first work. Likewise, I would like to convert my PascalCase .NET objects into underscore notation in the database when doing model-first. So
                  MY_GREAT_TABLE becomes MyGreatTable and, MyGreatClass would become MY_GREAT_CLASS.

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                  • Castle Active Record : add ActiveRecordMediator-style template

                    First of all, thanks for your great work ! Your Castle Active Record template is excellent.

                    It would solve a very common problem if you could add another template which generates classes that do not inherit from ActiveRecordBase (see http://www.castleproject.org/activerecord/documentation/trunk/advanced/mediator.html).

                    That should create <ClassName>.cs with attribute-decorated properties and optionally another, <ClassName>Repository.cs

                    3 votes
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                    • Ability to generate enums based on actual data from table

                      Add the ability to generate an enum based on the actual data from a table and have it automatically assign the value of each item based on the primary key of each particular row. Automatically assign the best base type for the enum based on the total number of rows of data its being generated from.

                      Also it would be nice if this was two-way. One could also "deploy" the data from one or more enums back into the database as rows of data.

                      3 votes
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                      • Oracle connectionstring DSN-less

                        Since we can connect to Oracle without using a TNSNAMES.ORA by fully specifing de DSN entry I think the connection interface should manage this by itself.
                        An example of a DSN-less connectionstring:

                        Data Source=(DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS_LIST=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=MyHost)(PORT=MyPort)))(CONNECT_DATA=(SERVER=DEDICATED)(SERVICE_NAME=MyOracleSID)));User Id=myUsername;Password=myPassword;

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                        • Create the Stored Procedure Mappings when Importing from SQL Server

                          When creating a model via Database First, the Stored Procedure Mappings for the CRUD operations should be created automatically. There should be some configurable logic like "for a table Customer there are stored procedures InsertCustomer, UpdateCustomer, DeleteCustomer".

                          Some more details can be found here: http://forums.devart.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=28461

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                          • State Machine

                            I used to use Eco (now called MDriven) which provided Entity-State logic as part of the entity design.

                            Developer could define a number of "state machines" per entity, where control logic was applied as Guards (code that evaluates to prevent state X->Y change); Trigger (code that executes during the transition); Effect (code that executes at the conclusion of the transition).

                            For ex. I could have an "OnlineOrder" entity with an initial state of "ShoppingCart" and want it to go through the stage of "OrderEntry" then "OrderConfirmed", and finaly "OrderShipped".

                            see http://www.new.capableobjects.com/ for more details.

                            3 votes
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                            • Generate LinQ Code out of SQL Statement

                              Having the posibility to Enter "normal" SQL Code and out of this, generate the right LinQ Code.

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                              • dark theme as in VS2012 for standalone version

                                please support a dark theme as in VS2012 in the standalone version of entity developer

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                                • 3 votes
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                                  • implement a "Unique" feature for properties

                                    This should then create a unique constraint for the corresponding column in SQL.
                                    Often there are fields that are not primary key, but still need to be unique "natural part numbers" are a common example.

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                                      • View pregeneration in the DbContext template

                                        Support view pregeneration in the DbContext template when generating fluent mapping.

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                                        • MultipleActiveResultSets

                                          After creating a Entity Model based on SQL Server 2008, I have to change the connection string so that queries run correctly.

                                          I have to add...
                                          MultipleActiveResultSets=True;

                                          If would be nice if the Entity Developer would have this set by default just like the VS 2010 EDM designer.

                                          Also, It would be nice to be able to modify the connection properties using the "Edit Model Setting" screen instead of having to edit the string manually in the .edps code file.

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