postgresql does not appear in Data Source when generating .ADO.net Entity Data Model

c# entity-framework-6 npgsql postgresql visual-studio-2015

Question

I succeeded in accessing an existing postgresql dbase by using npgsql directly. I used for this:

  1. PostgreSQL 9.0.10 (32 bit)
  2. Visual Studio 2015 Community (64 bit)
  3. NpgSql 2.2.5 (through Manage Nuget Packages)

The dbase however has 25+ tables and 400+ columns and such my intention is to to use entity framework + .ADO.net Entity Data Model to avoid having to code access to all columns. I searched and tried everything on this site, npgsql site http://www.npgsql.org/doc/ddex.html, ... but I I did not succeeded in generating an .ADO.net Entity Data Model because postgresql does not appear in Data Source.

I used for this:

  1. PostgreSQL 9.0.10 (32 bit)
  2. Visual Studio 2015 Community (64 bit)
  3. NpgSql 2.2.5 (through Manage Nuget Packages)
  4. Setup_Npgsql-2.2.5.0-r3-net45.exe (from GitHub because some sites indicated the requirement of having the same version into GAC as the used package in visual studio project; I did not took version 3.0.0 as Github misses install files).
  5. Npgsql.entityframework6 2.2.5 (through Manage Nuget Packages)
  6. Entityframework 6.1.3 (through Manage Nuget Packages)

What do I have to do so postgresql appears as Data Source when trying to generate an .ADO.net Entity Data Model?
Or does Visual Studio 2015 community does not allows the generation of .ADO net entity data model for postgresql ?

EDIT I have added the following info in the hope for a reply:

Microsoft Windows 8.1 6.3.9600 build 9600 64-bit used

Extract out "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Config\machine.config"

<system.data>
    <DbProviderFactories>
        <add name="Npgsql Data Provider" invariant="Npgsql" description=".Net Data Provider for PostgreSQL" type="Npgsql.NpgsqlFactory, Npgsql, Version=2.2.5.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=5d8b90d52f46fda7" support="FF" />
    </DbProviderFactories>
</system.data>

Extract out "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Config\machine.config"

<system.data>
    <DbProviderFactories>
        <add name="Npgsql Data Provider" invariant="Npgsql" description=".Net Data Provider for PostgreSQL" type="Npgsql.NpgsqlFactory, Npgsql, Version=2.2.5.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=5d8b90d52f46fda7" support="FF" />
    </DbProviderFactories>
</system.data>

"Visual Studio - packages.config"

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<packages>
  <package id="EntityFramework" version="6.1.3" targetFramework="net452" />
  <package id="Npgsql" version="2.2.5" targetFramework="net452" />
  <package id="Npgsql.EntityFramework" version="2.2.5" targetFramework="net452" />
</packages>

"Visual Studio - App.config"

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<configuration>
  <configSections>
    <section name="entityFramework" type="System.Data.Entity.Internal.ConfigFile.EntityFrameworkSection, EntityFramework, Version=6.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" requirePermission="false" />
    <!-- For more information on Entity Framework configuration, visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=237468 -->
  </configSections>
  <startup>
    <supportedRuntime version="v4.0" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v4.5.2" />
  </startup>
  <entityFramework>
    <defaultConnectionFactory type="System.Data.Entity.Infrastructure.LocalDbConnectionFactory, EntityFramework">
      <parameters>
        <parameter value="v11.0" />
      </parameters>
    </defaultConnectionFactory>
    <providers>
      <provider invariantName="Npgsql" type="Npgsql.NpgsqlServices, Npgsql.EntityFramework" />
      <provider invariantName="System.Data.SqlClient" type="System.Data.Entity.SqlServer.SqlProviderServices, EntityFramework.SqlServer" />
    </providers>
  </entityFramework>
</configuration>
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8/18/2015 8:34:25 AM

Popular Answer

I was confused while 3 days becuase the same problem.

But, I found solve this problem:

  1. install .vsix file in your visual studio environment. https://github.com/npgsql/npgsql/releases/tag/v3.1.8 (NpgsqlDdexProvider)

  2. install Npgsql and EntityFramework6.Npgsql by Nuget Package Manager.

  3. Build your project. (For apply configuration of modified App.xaml by Nuget)

  4. You can use ADO.NET Entity Model Generation.

Also, dotConnect not support Entity Model in Express version. It supported in only commercial version.

But currently, Npgsql has immediately close bug in EDM. so, I finding solution.

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12/30/2016 10:59:16 PM


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