How to: Use EdmGen.exe to Validate an Entity Data Model

This topic shows how to use the EDM Generator (EdmGen.exe) tool to validate an Entity Data Model (EDM). For more information, see Entity Data Model.

To validate the School model using EdmGen.exe

  1. Create the School database. For more information, see Creating the School Sample Database (Entity Framework Quickstart).

  2. Generate the School model. For more information, see How to: Use EdmGen.exe to Generate an Entity Data Model (Entity Framework).

  3. At the command prompt, execute the following command without line breaks:

    "%windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\edmgen.exe" /mode:ValidateArtifacts  
    /inssdl:.\School.ssdl /inmsl:.\School.msl /incsdl:.\School.csdl

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