I am developing in MVC 4, EF 5.0
Model First development - how do I 'easily' get the DB schema to update, without having to drop the database / erase any data?
e.g. I have a Customer table. In this table, we capture name, surname, email address. I now want to collect the telephone number, so I change the model and get EF to update the database schema.
Visual studio 2012 referrs me to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=238269, however this looks like chinese to me.
They talk about running an NUGET package called code first migrations. Does this functionality not come packaged automatically with VS2012?
Database migrations is what you are looking for. Both automatic and specified in code - http://msdn.microsoft.com/pl-PL/data/jj591621