Trying to clean up a substantial model and running into errors on the OIAL.xml file. Did not get these errors when we compiled using Jan CTP. Now using March CTP against same model.
(Aside note for documentation: Need some verbage that says if end product *.sql from build process fails, start looking at why by first clicking on the OIAL file ...
You're right there appears to be a lot that can be done with this tool already, but at some point there needs to be a production tool of some sorts. We switched over from Visio EA to NORMA.
I am a ORM fan as well due to the influence of Prof. Everest at the University of Minnesota.
We have similar interests as I am fascinated by ...
I'm just an innocent bystander! I've been a fan of the theory behind the NORMA framework (Dr. Halpin's fact based modeling, which isn't the only form of Object Role Modeling, but what we are talking about when we talk of ORM theory). I had a couple of the tools developed to utilize ORM methodology; Infomodeler which became ...
We certainly will consider that for future versions. We are just at a milestone with our contact db design, so we need to finish what we started. What we haven't started to model is donations.... that will probably be our next project.
I did follow your recommendation...the upgrade to the lastest CTP went smooth and the solution ...
From what I have gathered, NORMA will/does target XML as an output for the model. After looking into some of the new ADO.NET entity framework concepts.. it would seem if those of us using ORM use the MS modeling tool for EDM, it will be a redundant effort. Since ORM contains the conceptual model it seems natural that NORMA would generate the ERD ...
It's just a thought, but if you put together the summary of objectives, organization and something like a work flow you anticipate for your non-profit, I'd think some here would be willing to work with you (as kind of a case study for the NORMA tool).
As the tool is still in CTP phase, a NP startup, of limited scope, could be a ...
Thanks for the fast response last night.... it was perfect timing. Awesome.
I hadn't noticed the documentation downloads before.... so I will be sure to check them out.
Currently using NORMA to design a startup nonprofit so we are beginning to put the tool through the paces.
I've been lurking on this board ...
Check out the documentation bundle in the download tab. These contain tutorial labs. I've forgotten if they go through the new project procedures for VS, or not. In any case, they are good intros to using fairly up to date releases of the NORMA tool.
Unless things have changed. You should choose only a regular application or console ...
Please accept our apologies; those instructions are very out of date. You no longer need to edit the project file by hand to get our generators working. Instead, you can just make a regular project (C# or VB), and add an ORM model to it. When you click on the file for that ORM model in the Solution Explorer, you should see an entry for ...
I am having problems trying to create the proper project file so I can generate DDL.
Following the instructions that were posted in the documentation structure.
Visual Studio doesn't like <Project>
The alternative doesn't seem right. <Project xmlns=''http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003''>
Can someone send/post a ...