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Entity Framework 4.1: Expert's Cookbook by Tim Rayburn, Devlin Liles

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Mapping many tables to one object

This allows us to map many normalized tables to one object to bring together a cohesive object model without propagating the data structure into our code.

Getting ready

We will be using NuGet Package Manager to install the Entity Framework 4.1 assemblies.

The package installer can be found at http://nuget.org/.

We will also be using a database for connecting the data and updating it.

Open the Improving Many Tables To One Object Maps solution in the included source code examples.

How to do it...

Let us get connected to the database using the following steps:

  1. We start by adding a new unit test named MappingTest to the Test project. We make a test that connects to the database, and retrieves an object. This will test the ...

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