How to automatically generate models?

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  1. Vilém
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    Jun 2013

    Posted 30 Jul 2015 Link to this post

    Until the recent release I was happily using Telerik Data Access in a database first way:

    - Created the database schema in external DB designer
    - Generated a fluent model in Visual Studio
    - Whenever I did a database change I either re-ran the generation or updated models via visual designer depending on the magnitude of the change

    After the last release the templates I used for the generation are gone (as is the visual designer) and any attempt at Googling the solution takes me to a Telerik documentation page saying the info is deprecated.

    I'm working with large existing databases (100+ tables) and there's no way I'm coding the models by hand.
    What are the current options for auto generating the models?

  2. George
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    Mar 2015

    Posted 30 Jul 2015 in reply to Vilém Link to this post

    I am also in the same boat, except instead of 100 tables its about 1000.

    Right now I still have VS 2013 for my team's Fluent Model project, buts its not really a solution I like its more of a work around.

  3. Viktor Zhivkov
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    Posted 04 Aug 2015 Link to this post

    Hello Vilém and George,

    Thank you for your feedback.
    We have already created a new feature request to create a code generating tool to create your fluent models based on your database schema. You are welcome to cast your support vote for the item.
    I cannot give you any time frame when we will be able to ship such tool, but I will make sure to notify you as soon as we have a public release.

    Viktor Zhivkov
    Check out the latest announcement about Telerik Data Access vNext as a powerful framework able to solve core development problems.
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