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Posted on 2011-09-09
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I am using MVC3 with I had a  few databse tables already and I generated classes out of that. Now when I create controller out of that and try to add new records then it does create them but all those records don't even show up in the .MDF file which is there. But it saves them all somewhere else. I am not even able to figure out where does it store them. Even web.config has reference to only one databse and that is the MDF file that I am reffereing to . I am not sure where is this parallel databse coming from..

Is there anything that I am doing wrong?
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by:Grant Spiteri
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Have to done a search for the database ie mydb.MDF on your comp to see if a duplicate comes up?
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by:TheCommunicator
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yeah, it shows only one entry
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Wouter Boevink earned 500 total points
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Did you initialize your model with a connection string?
By default mvc3 looks for a conectionstring in the web.config with the same name as the model name.
If no connectionstring is found MVC3/EF4 creates a database for you, with a .sdf extension (not sure about the extension though).
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by:TheCommunicator
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Well, little correction here. By default, it looks for a connection string in the databse with the DBContext's name not the model name. Yes, that's where I was mistaken bacause it had created a DBContext class but I did not name my connection string with something that matches it.

As a result it created an MDF file with the same name and started operating from it. It was a nighmare. Thanks anyways.:).
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