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