EntityDAC

EntityDAC is an ORM for Delphi with LINQ support. It provides a powerful framework that allows to perform object-relational mapping of database objects to Delphi classes with full support for encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism and other OOP features.

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  1. Support for Enum and Complex types

    Entity Developer allow to create model with enum and complex types. It would by nice, if generated delphi code (model), contain code necessary to operate on this types.

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    • Mobile Support

      Would like to see Mobile Support for Android and iOS.

      24 votes
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      • Allow validation/business rules

        When using EntityDac, it would be great to be able to define business rules on entities (validations).

        Those would be enforced by the framework when updating an entity. Perhaps they could be done in a single transaction.

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        • Add an edition including data access components.

          Add a special Developer Edition, that will be an inclusive solution for database application development, and will include not only the ORM engine - EntityDAC, but database connectivity tools as well (some of Devart Data Access Components, for example, UniDAC).

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          • Entity DAC should natively support ElevateDB

            Entity DAC should natively support ElevateDB. TMS's Aurelius currently natively supports ElevateDB and Nexus.

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            • Eagerly loading

              Eagerly loading (.include method) would allow to optimize db usage in more complicated queries.

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              • Native Code Methods

                We use EntityDAC with RAD Studio XE7. It would be real handy to have a way to include native language code mapped to methods in the Entity model.

                It seems that the current definition of methods are limited to SQL Server stored functions or procedures, or some format of an SQL statement.

                In the case that calculated values or operations are needed that are beyond the scope of SQL syntax (ie. a Windows API call or local file read operation), it would be super handy to have custom methods on an entity that permit native Pascal code.

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                • Add support for database domains and stored procedures

                  Would be nice to map SQL stored procedures and domains into the code.

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                  • Database Provider handles Engine-specific Capabilities

                    Database Provider handles Engine-specific Capabilities

                    Actual Entity-Developer creates engine-specifics Models. (I.E.: in mysql backticks operator for restricted words). This makes it impossible to use the same modell for different database engines.

                    I would expect that the database provider uses engine specific capabilities to ensure interchangeability.

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                    • Add support for Linq Insert / Update / Delete / Script

                      Would be great to be able to create Linq queries for other operations than Select. I would like to be able to construct a full script using Linq. I could then avoid using damned Stored Procedures!

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