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Conceptual Types - 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.

The Telerik Data Access ORM metadata model consists of two main parts (layers): conceptual and relational. This section gives an introduction to conceptual artifacts that build the conceptual layer of the metadata model. In the conceptual layer, types are the top-level constructs from which the actual classes in the project are generated. Members define the content of persistent types (fields, properties etc..). The logical connections between the persistent types are provided through relationships.

The following diagram illustrates the relational types hierarchy supported by the Telerik.OpenAccess.Metadata namespace:

The main classes representing the conceptual layer are: