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Can't add an EF Database-first model to an application with EF 6
Symptoms When attempting to create a new Entity Framework model in Visual Studio, VistaDB 5 is not listed as a database provider and a VistaDB 5 database...
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 9:56 AM
Migrating VistaDB 2.x Databases
VistaDB 2.x used an entirely different file format that is incompatible with the VistaDB 4 and VistaDB 5.  However, there is a 2-step process that will allo...
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 12:24 PM
Database file keeps growing in size over time
Symptoms As you update and delete data from a VistaDB database you notice the file continues to grow. Cause To enable transaction support VistaDB...
Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 7:41 PM
Using VistaDB with ODBC and OleDB
Question Can I access a VistaDB database via ODBC or OleDB? Answer VistaDB is written entirely for .NET and supports the .NET standard data access API...
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 12:22 AM
Deploying VistaDB with your application
Redistributing VistaDB with your product is very easy - just place the appropriate runtime Dll(s) in the same directory as your executable (or in the bin fo...
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 12:48 AM
Entity Framework SaveChanges reports Connection must be opened error
Symptoms When calling DbContext.SaveChanges() you receive the error message Error 1012 (Provider v. 5.0.3.1237): Connection must be opened \r\nLin...
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 3:05 PM
Entity Framework 6 throws ConfigurationErrorsException when executing operation
Symptom At runtime when executing a database operation (typically a query) Entity Framework throws a ConfigurationErrorsException, like below: T...
Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 9:07 PM
Using VistaDB 5.1 (and later) with Entity Spaces
Symptoms When attempting to use Entity Spaces with VistaDB 5, you can compile the Entity Spaces provider but when attempting a loadall() on any collectio...
Mon, May 18, 2015 at 1:30 PM