Frederik Carlier

Hi,

I was wondering if the Entity Framework will include support for non-Microsoft databases, such as Oracle and mySql Will there be a difference in which databases will be supported at design time, and which ones at run time

Thanks!

Frederik


Re: ADO.NET (Pre-release) Support for Oracle and/or mySql databases in the Entity Framework?

Julie Lerman

If you don't mind me rephrasing the first question ...

Will non-Microsoft databases provide support for EF

The answer to that is yes.

The reason for me spinning the question around is because those vendors need to write providers for Entity Framework as well as LINQ to SQL.

Check out this post from the ado.net blog:

http://blogs.msdn.com/adonet/archive/2007/06/15/database-vendors-discuss-the-entity-framework-and-linq-at-teched.aspx

As for your second question - i don't know why there would be a design-time vs run-time difference.





Re: ADO.NET (Pre-release) Support for Oracle and/or mySql databases in the Entity Framework?

Sanjay Nagamangalam - MSFT

To add to Julie's response, the ADO.NET EF Designer leverages DDEX APIs and the ADO.NET EF provider model to work with databases in Visual Studio. This strategy lets the designer work with multiple databases. We expect the same experience during design time and runtime if the 3rd party database vendor has a DDEX provider and an ADO.NET EF provider.

Regards,

Sanjay






Re: ADO.NET (Pre-release) Support for Oracle and/or mySql databases in the Entity Framework?

Frederik Carlier

That's great news, thanks!