I have created migration and created the database and the tables . For example the tables are
A B C D E . Now again I have changed some part of code and ran
update-database command . Everything went smooth and nice and the tables showed the columns . Now accidentally I manually deleted one two tables
D and E. Now when I try to run the migration with
update-database . It runs properly but doesn't create the tables which I deleted manually . I tried to delete the existing migration and re-run
update-database . It gives the error that apart from the two tables . There already an object existing in 'A ,B, C ' bla bla name.
Any idea how to get rid of this situation without dropping database and recreate the deleted tables using migration ? Cause i dont want to drop the database as it contains the data in rest of the tables. How to proceed in this situation where I have existing tables in database and accidentally I have manually deleted few tables from SQL server from SSMS .
How to recreate the tables again using migration ?
Oh my entity framework version is 6.0.2
I finally figured out the solution . Its basically change in strategy how we use migration . The Migration Add-migration only checks the Models and the previous migration timestamp cs files possibly . so until and unless we provide
update-database command in nuget . it Never actually gets to know which Tables have got deleted manually . So to the context when we try to perform some migration like alter on the tables . It causes problematic migration since that table doesn't exist on the database but the migration assumes it is already there . So for that there is a manual work . Here are the steps after we have deleted a table manually from the database
Check the models existing in entities with correspondence to the database table . If we have found there are some anomaly in the database table which is missing from database but it exists as entity that means. They both are not in sync with each other. So we have to find the model => Table relation for each .
If we have created initial migration with all tables then copy the deleted
createTable code from the migration file .
Paste it into the last recently generated migration file. And then generate the script or run the
update-database command . That would create the deleted database table . However there is no automatic command which would both sync between all entities and the database tables . That's something which we have to track partially manual in migration.
EF Migration history is stored in the table _MigrationHistory. Remove the table from the Database. Caution: This will erase all the Migration history and you will have to re-create all the tables