Installing Telerik Data Access

This article is relevant to entity models that utilize the deprecated Visual Studio integration of Telerik Data Access. The current documentation of the Data Access framework is available here.

The following topic describes what steps you should perform in order to install Telerik Data Access.

Downloading the MSI Installer

In order to download the latest MSI file, follow the instructions below:

  1. Log into your Telerik account.
  2. Click Download and Manage your products (or Download Free Trials if you are a trial user).

  3. Locate Telerik Data Access and click Download Installer. The Latest Internal Builds link will navigate you to the page with the latest Telerik Data Access internal builds. If you have experienced any problem with the current official distributions there is a possibility that the issue has already been addressed in the latest internal builds.

  4. Once the download completes, unzip the package, and run the installer. The installer will walk you through the installation steps.

What Just Happened?

The installer will add a Telerik Data Access folder, under the Telerik folder in the start menu. In this folder there will be a shortcut to launch the Profiler and Tuning Advisor, as well as a shortcut to the complete documentation.

The installer will also add new project templates to Visual Studio: