In some situations, you may have an existing database and want to represent it with a SQL Server Data project. This tutorial shows how to import the item definitions into an existing project. You’ll also see how to generate a data project from an existing database connection in SQL Server Object Explorer.
- [Voiceover] I have an existing database,…but I don't have a SQL Server data project…that represents that database.…In this video, I'll show you a couple ways…where you can make a project that represents…an existing data source.…One way is to go and create a brand-new SQL Server project,…call it Northwind-import, give a solution the same name,…and create a directory for the solution.…The key here is I have one solution and one project.…What I'll do is I'll right-click on the project…and choose Import.…
Because I'm in a SQL Server project,…the context menu gives me choices for importing data.…There's three different areas I can import from:…from a script, from something called a dacpac…which is a data-tier application,…and a choice I'll make is through a database connection.…At the top I'll choose Select Connection.…I'll be working with this database.…It's already showing in this list because I made…a recent connection to it, but if you don't see this…you can always click on Browse, Local,…then pick from this list.…
- Exploring integration with Azure data sources and other Microsoft databases
- Working with SQL Server Express LocalDB
- Connecting to databases with Server Explorer
- Working with database tables
- Manipulating tables with the SQL Server Object Explorer
- Creating queries and custom views
- Creating stored procedures
- Comparing databases
- Building a data project in Visual Studio
- Refactoring a database object
- Deploying the database
- Connecting to Azure databases
- Deploying data projects to Azure
- Integrating Visual Studio with Entity Framework
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 08/23/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: installing the SSDT features and why LocalDB is essential for developers.
1. Database and Data Integration
The Azure data sources2m 35s
2. SQL Server Express LocalDB
3. Server Explorer
4. SQL Server Object Explorer
5. Queries, Views, and Stored Procedures
6. Compare databases
7. SQL Server Data Project
8. Azure Data
Get an Azure account1m 10s
9. Entity Framework
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