As far as I understand, the concept you need to utilize is close to the one described in this Stackoverflow thread
. If this is indeed the case, with Telerik Data Access you can achieve a similar outcome with specifying custom converters for the columns of the parent entity. In general, the custom converter needs to implement a logic that translates a SQL type to a CLR type and vice versa. You can find an example and details in this blog post
. The implementation of the Varchar2IntConverter
converter provided in the article can be found here
If my assumption does not match your scenario, or if you have additional questions, do not hesitate to get back to us.
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