EdmGen.exe should support generating an edmx file from a connection string
EdmGen.exe should support generating an edmx file from a connection string.
In .net 3.5, EdmGen2.exe (http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/EdmGen2) was able to generate an edmx file from a connection string.
But for (EF) .net 4.0, we have lost this ability.
Closing this as it is specific to EF6 and EF6 designer and we are now only tracking EF Core ideas here. If this is important to you, create an issue at http://github.com/aspnet/entityframework6/issues/new, but keep in mind that moving forward, our team will only fix bugs, implement small improvements and accept community contributions in the EF6 codebase.
See this stack overflow answer for the current work-around: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9299409/how-can-i-script-the-creation-of-edmx-files-using-visual-studio-2010-and-ef-4-1/11623190#11623190