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Enabling CodeFirst simple migration

In order to enable simple migration you need to do the following steps (as in SQL Server EF Provider)
  • The context should configured in this way

using System.Data.Common;
using System.Data.Entity;

namespace MyApp
    class MyContext : DbContext
        public MyContext(DbConnection connection)
            : base(connection, false)

        public MyContext()
        { }

        public DbSet<MyEntity> MyEntities { get; set; }

  • We need a migration configuration

using System.Data.Entity.Migrations;

namespace MyApp.Migrations

    internal sealed class MyContextMigrationConfiguration : DbMigrationsConfiguration<MyApp.MyContext>
        public MyContextMigrationConfiguration()
            AutomaticMigrationsEnabled = true;

  • We need to use that migration configuration (with the connection that raised the migration). Somewhere, before context access, we need to insert the following statements.

Database.SetInitializer(new MigrateDatabaseToLatestVersion<MyContext,MyContextMigrationConfiguration>(true));

At the first SaveChanges the database is migrated to the actual version.

Last edited Jun 4, 2015 at 2:19 PM by bubibubi, version 3