New versions of dotConnect ADO.NET Providers with Improved Large Models Support released!

January 27, 2011

Devart is glad to announce the release of the new versions of ADO.NET data providers, enhanced database connectivity solutions built over ADO.NET architecture with support for Entity Framework and LinqConnect ORM solutions. New versions of dotConnect data providers offer you new greatly improved Entity Developer 3.20.

The new version of Entity Developer delivers automatic generation of sequences and triggers for Autoincrement properties in Oracle and improved support for large models with ability to create several diagrams per model.

Generating Sequences and Triggers

New Entity Developer automatically generates a sequence and a trigger for autoincrement fields in Oracle when generating database script from the model or when synchronizing database with a model. Just set Auto Generated Value to true for integer property in LinqConnect model, or Store Generated Pattern to "Identity" for Entity Framework model and Entity Developer will generate sequence and trigger DDL automatically.

Large Models

In case of large models containing many entities, the diagram may become too complex to understand and edit. To make your model better understandable, new Entity Developer allows splitting the model into several thematic diagrams, each one having a part of model entities. For example, all entities, related to sales may be placed on one diagram, and production entities - to another diagram.

Managing diagrams is very easy. Model diagrams are displayed in the Diagrams node of the conceptual model in the Model Explorer. Here you can add a new diagram to your model, remove or rename existing model diagrams at any time.

If you generate a model from a database, you can split model into diagrams by schemas or create only one default diagram with all or part of the entities.

Model can have as many diagrams as you need, and each diagram may contain any model entities. When creating a new diagram, you may immediately choose model entities to display on it.


If you need another feature in Entity Developer or LinqConnect, visit our forum at UserVoice and vote for suggested features or suggest your own one.

If you wish to provide feedback on the new versions, you can do it in our forums or with contact form. There is also a feedback form in the support zone of every product. We are always glad to hear your comments and take into account your development needs.