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This documentation article is a legacy resource describing the functionality of the deprecated OpenAccess Classic only. The contemporary documentation of Telerik OpenAccess ORM is available here.

The purpose of this section is to describe the various wizards and dialogs provided by the OpenAccess plugin.

All wizards and dialogs are opened via the OpenAccess menu. So before proceeding further, be sure that you are familiar with it.

This section includes the following subsections and topics:

  • Enable Project Wizard - enables a project to work with OpenAccess ORM, by adding OpenAccess ORM assembly references, setting up the project properties and adding a configuration file to the project. Read more
  • Forward Mapping (Classes to Tables) Wizard - helps when creating a database schema based on your currently developed class model. The Wizard generates a complete database with all the necessary references between the tables. Read more
  • Reverse Mapping (Tables to Classes) Wizard - helps when using an existing database schema within a newly developed application. The Wizard generates a complete data model and the associated mapping information. Read more
  • Connection Settings Dialog - a single screen wizard used for specifying the settings that are needed for enabling a project to work with OpenAccess. This makes enabling/re-enabling of a project easier and faster for users who are familiar with OpenAccess ORM. Read more
  • Backend Configuration Dialog - can be used to specify values for various global settings, such as caching or logging levels. The settings specified in this dialog are added to the App.config file. Read more
  • Check Settings Dialog - checks and resolves ambiguous settings within OpenAccess ORM enabled projects within a solution. It checks for things, such as assembly references missing, or an OpenAccess ORM version conflict, etc. Read more
  • FetchPlan Browser Dialog - use it to see the object graph that will be retrieved from the database, using the specified fetchplan, thereby providing you with a good overview of the fields that are being fetched. This will help when defining an optimized fetchplan that will retrieve exactly those fields that are required by your application. Read more
  • OQL Query Browser Dialog - enables you to parse and execute your OQL queries and get its corresponding SQL statements and results. Read more
  • IObjectContextProvider Wizard - provides you with a helper structure, which enables you to connect to a database, using either an ObjectScope for transactional access or an ObjectContainer for working within a disconnected environment. Read more
  • Option Dialog - used to customize various settings provided by various OpenAccess ORM wizards, i.e., it customizes the behavior of the OpenAccess ORM wizards. Read more