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Summary and Settings Dialog Box

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The Summary and Settings dialog box is the last step of the Create Database Wizard. For more information, see Generate Database Wizard.

The Summary and Settings dialog box displays the data description language (DDL) that is generated by the wizard, and lets you choose where to save the generated content.

When you click Finish , the wizard does the following:

  • Saves the generated DDL in the location specified in the Save DDL As text box.

    The generated DDL is based on a table-per-type mapping strategy. For more information about the generated DDL, see Database Generation Rules.

  • Generates the store schema definition language (SSDL) and mapping specification language (MSL) that correspond to the provided conceptual schema definition language (CSDL). The .edmx file is updated with the generated SSDL and MSL.

    The wizard overwrites existing SSDL and MSL.

It is important to note that the Create Database Wizard does not execute the generated DDL. To create the database schema that corresponds to your conceptual model (CSDL), you will need to execute the generated DDL independently (for example, execute the DDL in SQL Server Management Studio).

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