The conceptual model type could not be found.

asp.net-mvc-3 entity-framework entity-model

Question

I have two Entity Data models within a MVC3 project A and B.

I have recently added the new entity data model B to deal with some new functionality, the issue is that now the existing code has stopped working and I am getting the following error when trying to access code within entity model A.

The error message is:

Could not find the conceptual model type 'project.models.Bclass'

I do not understand why it is this new functionality has affected the current code seeing as entity model A has not change in any way. And functionality B is in a separate class and does not interfere with model A.

When the new code is removed from the project and entity model B is excluded then the code works as it should.

Here is some of the stacktrace from the error:

Exception : Could not find the conceptual model type for 'Project1.Models.CrossSession'.
Application Class - method : System.Data.Metadata.Edm.MetadataWorkspace -- GetEdmSpaceType
User : temp.user
Url : http://localhost/project1/auth/message
Stacktrace :    at System.Data.Metadata.Edm.MetadataWorkspace.GetEdmSpaceType(StructuralType objectSpaceType)
   at System.Data.Entity.Internal.InternalContext.UpdateEntitySetMappings()
   at System.Data.Entity.Internal.InternalContext.TryUpdateEntitySetMappingsForType(Type entityType)
   at System.Data.Entity.Internal.InternalContext.GetEntitySetAndBaseTypeForType(Type entityType)
   at System.Data.Entity.Internal.Linq.InternalSet`1.Initialize()
   at System.Data.Entity.Internal.Linq.InternalSet`1.get_InternalContext()
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1/23/2012 4:48:02 PM

Accepted Answer

Solution found. It appears in some cases (randomly) there is a mix up in the code generated by the entity framework. This is apparently a known bug and a fix should be coming in future releases. In the mean time the way around this is to move the efm to a separate class within the solution.

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8/1/2013 3:48:05 PM

Popular Answer

I had the same problem with 2 different .edmx files in the same project. For the first .edmx model I had used "Add Code Generation Item", for the second model I hadn't. The project was building correctly but throwing that exception on runtime.

I solved generating the .tt classes for the second .edmx model as well.



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