stuck in EF migration limbo

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Question

i have somehow gotten my EF5 project into a state where I can't proceed.

When I do an 'update-database' i get:

Unable to update database to match the current model because there are pending changes and automatic migration is disabled. Either write the pending model changes to a code-based migration or enable automatic migration. Set DbMigrationsConfiguration.AutomaticMigrationsEnabled to true to enable automatic migration. You can use the Add-Migration command to write the pending model changes to a code-based migration.

ok, fine, so i try to 'add-migration', and i get:

Unable to generate an explicit migration because the following explicit migrations are pending: [ ]. Apply the pending explicit migrations before attempting to generate a new explicit migration.

20 GOTO 10 ??

what am i supposed to do at this point? (beyond switching to NHibernate?)

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6/6/2013 1:38:38 AM

Popular Answer

What worked for me was:

  1. Reverting all my changes (making a backup first) back to a known good state.
  2. Doing add-migration DummyMigration. That produced some spurious changes that I commented
  3. Called update-database to add the migration + metadata to the [__MigrationHistory] table.
  4. Make the changes I needed (from the backup of the code I took earlier).
  5. Do the normal add-migration/update-database.

Not ideal, and would be cool to see if there's a better solution, but that worked for me.

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7/22/2013 9:46:33 PM


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