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Matthew asked on 22 Aug 2013, 04:26 AM
Is there a way to set the naming convention for the Navigation Property for Source End and Target End?  For instance:

Table Name: Transaction
id_Transaction
FK_Warehouse_From
FK_Warehouse_To
Quantity

Table Name: Warehouse
id_Warehouse
Name

So a transaction record has two foreign keys to warehouse entries, and the in the Association Editor you can see the "Source End (Navigation Property)" defaults to "warehouse" and "Target End (Navigation Property)" defaults to "transactions" for FK_Warehouse_To, and FK_Warehouse_From has "warehouse1" for its Source End and "transactions1" for its Target End.  Is there anyway to set a naming convention in the design wizard or programmatically setting the naming?  The Open Access ORM is building from a MySQL database, are the navigation property names somehow pulled from a setting from the database?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

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Boris Georgiev
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answered on 27 Aug 2013, 03:43 AM
Hi Matthew,

The navigation properties are generated by Telerik OpenAccess ORM and their names are based on the Domain Classes on the other side of the association in which they attend. At the moment the only way to change the navigation property names is to open the association in the Association Editor and to edit the navigation property name. 
 
Additionally, there is a Feature Request, to enhance the Navigation Property name generator, in our Ideas and Feedback Portal. If you feel that you would like to add something to the description - post a comment to the item. 

This feature is in our backlog list and we will implement it for the next official release of OpenAccess - Q3 2013, expected in the end of October. 

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us again.

Regards,
Boris Georgiev
Telerik
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