Monday, October 10, 2011 1:36 PM
I got a large database with a lot of tables, and want to get a grip on the structure by creating a solution in VS 2010, and make a databaseModel. I've done that, but it's impossible to get something out of it, only small tiny boxes with lines between. I want to split it into logical parts, like have a Main-view, or something, and a bunch of nodes/models attached to it, which everyone of those contains a smaller logical grop of tables. Is it possible in VS2010 Ultimate? I do not want to create several projects, like 1 project/group if I can avoid it. Just some grouping in the same project.
Thanks in advance,
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 3:34 AMModerator
Do you mean that break up a large entity model into smaller ones using entity framework? If that is the case, please have a look the following blogs on this topic:
Working With Large Models In Entity Framework – Part 1
Working With Large Models In Entity Framework – Part 2
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Thursday, October 13, 2011 7:59 AM
Hi, thanks for your reply, but it was not exactly what I ment. I just want a way to make a database project, and divide the tables into logical parts, just to get a nice view of it (and update tables when needed). I have discovered, if I create a such project in VS2010, I can see it in Sql server management stuio, but still... cannot divide it.
I got another tool to test right now, but thx for your suggestion.