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Default Mapping - Overview

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.

When you use default mapping, Telerik Data Access takes care of the property to column mapping. Or in other words, when you have a Model First Scenario and you use the default mapping functionality, Telerik Data Access will automatically build a database table schema for an entity based on its properties, and their data types. On the other side, the Explicit Mapping gives you more control over the columns\table configuration.

This section discusses the default mapping functionality: