Entity Framework 4.0 and pluralization

I love both EF4 and Dynamic Data. I need to create a URL that will render with a Dynamic Data page, but find that pluralization is a problem. I have the actualk table name (e.g. attachment), but EF4 referes to that file as attachments.

Is there a map in EF4 that I can use and thereby create a url using attachments?

Thanks,
newbieweb
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAsked:
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
No, you are right about that. But we need to configure the Dynamic Data website to group the tables by the user's role, and in some cases hide the table altogether. So we created a DB_tables table with a few extra properties than the table name. But when creating the URL for the Dynamic Data, I need the following code to transpose the original table name into the entity name:

using System.Globalization;

public string GetPluralization(string singular)
{
   var pluralizer = PluralizationService.CreateService(CultureInfo.GetCultureInfo("en"));
   return pluralizer.Pluralize(singular);            
}
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grayeCommented:
I'm confused... the whole point of using entities is that your NOT using the database structure.  It was designed to provide a separation between the business logic of your app and the data access of your app.  So, it should not be suprising that the entity collections do not match the table names.  

The Dynamic Data template is designed to use entities... and not directly touch the database tables.

... unless I've complete missed the point?
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
So I am satisfied this works fine.
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