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Very weird error on POCO Adapter for Entity Framework v1 

Jun 18 2009 at 10:03 PM
Hi!
I'm getting one MappingException when try to call context.SaveChanges(). Before I ask for help, let me explain all steps I followed to try use it here.

1. Create Entity Framework Model Files(CSDL, MSL, SSDL)
To do it, I just created one custom version of EdmGen utility to make it easy to attach on project Pre-Compile task. The code is pretty simple, it receive some command line parameters like outupu path for the files, the connection string of the source database, the namespace that I want my files be generated with.
The main method is described bellow:

_private static void Process(string cs, string ns, string em, string cn)
{
try
{
Console.WriteLine();
Console.WriteLine("Connecting to database and retrieving Entity Store schema...");
var generatorSSDL = new EntityStoreSchemaGenerator("System.Data.SqlClient", cs, ns);
Console.WriteLine("Generating Store Metadata...");
generatorSSDL.GenerateStoreMetadata();
Console.WriteLine("Writting Store Schema (.ssdl)...");
generatorSSDL.WriteStoreSchema(em + @"\EFModel.ssdl");
Console.WriteLine("Setting Entity Container...");
var storeEntityContainer = generatorSSDL.EntityContainer;

Console.WriteLine("Reading conceptual schema from Entity Container...");
EntityModelSchemaGenerator generatorCSDL = new EntityModelSchemaGenerator(storeEntityContainer, ns, cn);
Console.WriteLine("Generating conceptual Metadata...");
generatorCSDL.GenerateMetadata();
Console.WriteLine("Writting Model Schema (.csdl)...");
generatorCSDL.WriteModelSchema(em + @"\EFModel.csdl");
Console.WriteLine("Writting Storage Mapping (.msl)...");
generatorCSDL.WriteStorageMapping(em + @"\EFModel.msl");
Console.WriteLine("Finished!");
Console.ReadLine();
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
Help();
}
}_
2. Create projects to host the files generated
I created 2 projects:

ID.Data.Entity.IDCaptura - Class Library that will host the Entity model files and Adapter and Context generated classes on a future step.
ID.Data.Contracts.IDCaptura - Class Library that will host POCO generated-classes-only on a future step.

I have other projects for other layers like WCF services etc but, it is not where the problem is.

3. Setup projects to generate files on pre-build event

This project ID.Data.Contracts.IDCaptura has the followin code into Pre-build event:

"$(SolutionDir)\Libs\EFPocoClassGen.exe" /conditionalrebuild:true /verbose /mode:PocoClasses "/incsdl:$(ProjectDir)..\ID.Data.Entity.IDCaptura\modelSchema.csdl" "/outputfile:$(ProjectDir)IDCapturaDC.cs" - This just call the EFPocoClassGen and ask him to create only the dumb POCO Classes.

The project ID.Data.Entity.IDCaptura has the following code into Pre-build event:

"$(SolutionDir)\Libs\EdmGen.exe" /cs:"server=IDSQL01\ID;database=IDCaptura;integrated security=true;" /ns:"ID.Data.Entity.IDCaptura.Model" /cn:"IDCaptura" /em:"$(ProjectDir)\"_ - This line call my custom EdmGen.exe and pass the parametes to get data from a SQL Server(/cs:), use a namespace on it(/ns:), set the container name(/cn:) and create the entity model files in a specific directory(/em:)

"$(SolutionDir)\Libs\EFPocoClassGen.exe" /conditionalrebuild:true /verbose /mode:PocoAdapter "/incsdl:$(ProjectDir)modelSchema.csdl" "/outputfile:$(ProjectDir)IDCapturaAdapter.cs" "/ref:$(ProjectDir)..\ID.Data.Contracts.IDCaptura\bin\$(ConfigurationName)\ID.Data.Contracts.IDCaptura.dll" /generateProxies:true /autoLazyLoading:true - This Line was used to call Poco Class Generator util and set some parameters like add the reference to the POCO Class Library(ID.Data.Contracts.IDCaptura) and the include csdl file created on previous build step.

_"$(SolutionDir)\Libs\EFPocoClassGen.exe" /conditionalrebuild:true /verbose /mode:PocoContainer "/incsdl:$(ProjectDir)modelSchema.csdl" "/outputfile:$(ProjectDir)IDCapturaEntities.cs" "/ref:$(ProjectDir)..\ID.Data.Contracts.IDCaptura\bin\$(ConfigurationName)\ID.Data.Contracts.IDCaptura.dll" _ - This last line(in this project) just call the EFPocoClassGen again and create the PocoContainer Class.

Very well. The creation of everything runs without any error.

4. Lets use the files generated!
I just Inserted one entity with InsertOnSaveChanges() and when I run context.SaveChanges() I got MappingException with error 2070: GlobalItem saying that all my POCO Classes/Entities are defined in both conceptual and storage models and that it must have an exclusive name...

The weird thing is that since the files are automatic generated by the utilities, we dont write any code, or define anything in nowhere.

So guys, anyone already got this kind of problem? Any clues on how to fix it? I can provide more code if you want about my application but, the unique place where we have entity code is on these DLLs.

Thanks in advice for help!!!

Best regards...

Gutemberg Ribeiro

Coordinator
Jun 19 2009 at 5:15 AM
Can you create a minimal version of your project including only relevant classes and send it to jaroslaw dot kowalski at microsoft dot com.

Jarek

Jun 19 2009 at 1:55 PM


jkowalski wrote:
Can you create a minimal version of your project including only relevant classes and send it to jaroslaw dot kowalski at microsoft dot com.

Jarek


Sent to your email Jarek!

THanks!


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