Data Access has been discontinued. Please refer to this page for more information.

Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition

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.

Microsoft SQL CE comes with the installation of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1. It can be used out of the box with Telerik Data Access. All that should be specified unlike with the other database servers supported in a valid path to a database file. The database files used with Microsoft SQL CE have the .sdf extension. Microsoft SQL CE comes with a few restrictions in comparison with the other databases. The most important of them are the unability to use Stored Procedures, database Views or SQL queries that use a subquery as a scalar expression in the WHERE clause like this:

SELECT * FROM X WHERE (SELECT scalar_expression FROM Y) = B

Telerik Data Access has been tested with the 3.5 version of Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition.

Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition does not support setting a command timeout value for the operations. The default value is always 0.