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An easy and safe way to upgrate application's data
When upgrating an application to a newer version, it often requires to migrate its data (including delete/update some entities, add some new entities / configurations). At development phase, we often need to build some sample data for dev / test environments and reference data for production environment. DataUp comes to simplify this work, it was inspired by EF migrations & DbUp.
How to use
- Create a console application (or any kind if fit your need).
Console app is better as it’s easier for automation.
Add the package to your application’s references (DataUp on nuget.org)
- Create your data revision as a .NET class, implements the interface
VersionNumber property is used to determine which revisions should be executed, small values first.
Execute method handles migration logic.
By convention, a connection string
DataUp must be configured into .config file for
In case of using the same database as the application, you must be aware that table
Revisions will be used for DataUp.
<add name="DataUp" connectionString="server=.\SQLExpress;Database=App01DataUp;Integrated Security=True;" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />
DataUp is based on .NET 4.5 and EntityFramework 6.1.3.