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The ADO.NET Entity Framework provides a model for mapping objects to data and extends the ADO.NET Data Providers.  Advantage has implemented an Entity Framework Data Provider to facilitate use of the Entity Framework.

 

Provider Namespace Name

 

Entity Framework Data Providers are required to specify a namespace.  The namespace for the Advantage Database Server Entity Framework Data provider is Advantage.

 

Types

 

The Advantage Entity Framework maps Entity Data Model (EDM) types to Advantage Database Server types in the following manner:

 

Provider type name

EDM type name

Character

String

CICharacter

String

Memo

String

VarChar

String

NChar

String

NMemo

String

NVarChar

String

Date

DateTime

Time

Time

TimeStamp

DateTime

ModTime

DateTime

Logical

Boolean

ShortInt

Int16

Integer

Int32

AutoIncrement

Int32

Money

Decimal

Numeric

Decimal

Double

Double

CurDouble

Double

RowVersion

Binary

Raw

Binary

VarBinary

Binary

Binary

Binary

Image

Binary

 

See Also

Unsupported Entity Framework Functionality

Limitations of the Automated Entity Framework Tools