反向工程Reverse Engineering

反向工程是 scaffolding 實體類型類別和資料庫結構描述為基礎的 DbContext 類別的程序。Reverse engineering is the process of scaffolding entity type classes and a DbContext class based on a database schema. 可以使用來執行Scaffold-DbContextEF Core 套件管理員主控台 (PMC) 工具的命令或dotnet ef dbcontext scaffold.NET 命令列介面 (CLI) 工具的命令。It can be performed using the Scaffold-DbContext command of the EF Core Package Manager Console (PMC) tools or the dotnet ef dbcontext scaffold command of the .NET Command-line Interface (CLI) tools.


反向工程、 之前您必須安裝PMC 工具(僅限 Visual Studio) 或CLI 工具Before reverse engineering, you'll need to install either the PMC tools (Visual Studio only) or the CLI tools. 請參閱詳細資料的連結。See links for details.

您也需要安裝適當資料庫提供者資料庫結構描述您想要反向工程。You'll also need to install an appropriate database provider for the database schema you want to reverse engineer.

連接字串Connection string

命令的第一個引數是資料庫的連接字串。The first argument to the command is a connection string to the database. 讀取資料庫結構描述,工具會使用此連接字串。The tools will use this connection string to read the database schema.

加上引號和逸出的連接字串的方式而定的 shell 您用來執行命令。How you quote and escape the connection string depends on which shell you are using to execute the command. 請參閱您的殼層文件,如需詳細資訊。Refer to your shell's documentation for specifics. 例如,PowerShell 會要求您以逸出$字元,而非\For example, PowerShell requires you to escape the $ character, but not \.

Scaffold-DbContext 'Data Source=(localdb)\MSSQLLocalDB;Initial Catalog=Chinook' Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer
dotnet ef dbcontext scaffold "Data Source=(localdb)\MSSQLLocalDB;Initial Catalog=Chinook" Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer

組態和使用者祕密Configuration and User Secrets

如果您有 ASP.NET Core 專案,您可以使用Name=<connection-string>從組態讀取連接字串的語法。If you have an ASP.NET Core project, you can use the Name=<connection-string> syntax to read the connection string from configuration.

這適用於Secret Manager 工具區隔您的資料庫密碼從您的程式碼基底。This works well with the Secret Manager tool to keep your database password separate from your codebase.

dotnet user-secrets set ConnectionStrings.Chinook "Data Source=(localdb)\MSSQLLocalDB;Initial Catalog=Chinook"
dotnet ef dbcontext scaffold Name=Chinook Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer

提供者名稱Provider name

第二個引數是提供者名稱。The second argument is the provider name. 提供者名稱通常是提供者的 NuGet 套件名稱相同。The provider name is typically the same as the provider's NuGet package name.

指定的資料表Specifying tables

資料庫結構描述中的所有資料表都都會反向工程到實體類型中,依預設。All tables in the database schema are reverse engineered into entity types by default. 您可以限制哪些資料表進行反向工程藉由指定結構描述和資料表。You can limit which tables are reverse engineered by specifying schemas and tables.

-Schemas在 PMC 中的參數和--schemaCLI 中的選項可以用來包含結構描述中的每個資料表。The -Schemas parameter in PMC and the --schema option in the CLI can be used to include every table within a schema.

-Tables (PMC) 和--table(CLI) 可以用來包含特定的資料表。-Tables (PMC) and --table (CLI) can be used to include specific tables.

若要在 PMC 中包含多個資料表,使用的陣列。To include multiple tables in PMC, use an array.

Scaffold-DbContext ... -Tables Artist, Album

若要在 CLI 中包含多個資料表,請指定選項多次。To include multiple tables in the CLI, specify the option multiple times.

dotnet ef dbcontext scaffold ... --table Artist --table Album

保留的名稱Preserving names

資料表和資料行名稱被固定的以更加符合的型別和屬性的.NET 命名慣例預設。Table and column names are fixed up to better match the .NET naming conventions for types and properties by default. 指定-UseDatabaseNames在 PMC 中切換或--use-database-namesCLI 中的選項會停用保留原始的資料庫名稱的最大的這種行為。Specifying the -UseDatabaseNames switch in PMC or the --use-database-names option in the CLI will disable this behavior preserving the original database names as much as possible. 無效的.NET 識別項仍將會修正,並合成的名稱,例如導覽屬性將仍會符合.NET 命名慣例。Invalid .NET identifiers will still be fixed and synthesized names like navigation properties will still conform to .NET naming conventions.

Fluent API 或資料註解Fluent API or Data Annotations

實體類型會使用 Fluent API 預設設定。Entity types are configured using the Fluent API by default. 指定-DataAnnotations(PMC) 或--data-annotations(CLI),要改為使用資料註解時可能。Specify -DataAnnotations (PMC) or --data-annotations (CLI) to instead use data annotations when possible.

例如,使用 Fluent API 會 scaffold this。For example, using the Fluent API will scaffold the this.

entity.Property(e => e.Title)

使用資料註解時將 scaffold 這。While using Data Annotations will scaffold this.

public string Title { get; set; }

DbContext 名稱DbContext name

包含 scaffold 的 DbContext 類別名稱會加上資料庫的名稱內容預設。The scaffolded DbContext class name will be the name of the database suffixed with Context by default. 若要指定一個不同,請使用-Context在 PMC 中和--contextCLI 中。To specify a different one, use -Context in PMC and --context in the CLI.

目錄和命名空間Directories and namespaces

實體類別與 DbContext 類別 scaffold 到專案的根目錄,並使用專案的預設命名空間。The entity classes and a DbContext class are scaffolded into the project's root directory and use the project's default namespace. 您可以指定的目錄,類別會使用包含 scaffold -OutputDir (PMC) 或--output-dir(CLI)。You can specify the directory where classes are scaffolded using -OutputDir (PMC) or --output-dir (CLI). 根命名空間加上專案的根目錄下的任何子目錄的名稱,將會在命名空間。The namespace will be the root namespace plus the names of any subdirectories under the project's root directory.

您也可以使用-ContextDir(PMC) 和--context-dir(CLI) 來建立結構的 DbContext 類別,在個別的目錄,從實體型別類別。You can also use -ContextDir (PMC) and --context-dir (CLI) to scaffold the DbContext class into a separate directory from the entity type classes.

Scaffold-DbContext ... -ContextDir Data -OutputDir Models
dotnet ef dbcontext scaffold ... --context-dir Data --output-dir Models

它的運作方式How it works

反向工程一開始會讀取資料庫結構描述。Reverse engineering starts by reading the database schema. 它會讀取資料表、 資料行、 條件約束,以及索引的相關資訊。It reads information about tables, columns, constraints, and indexes.

接下來,它會建立 EF Core 模型使用的結構描述資訊。Next, it uses the schema information to create an EF Core model. 資料表用來建立實體類型;資料行用來建立 [屬性],與外部索引鍵用來建立關聯性。Tables are used to create entity types; columns are used to create properties; and foreign keys are used to create relationships.

最後,此模型用來產生程式碼。Finally, the model is used to generate code. 對應的 「 實體類型 」 類別,Fluent API,與資料註解會 scaffold 才能重新建立相同的模型,從您的應用程式。The corresponding entity type classes, Fluent API, and data annotations are scaffolded in order to re-create the same model from your app.

不可行What doesn't work

並非所有相關模型可以使用資料庫結構描述來表示。Not everything about a model can be represented using a database schema. 例如,有關的資訊繼承階層架構擁有的類型,並資料表分割不存在於資料庫結構描述。For example, information about inheritance hierarchies, owned types, and table splitting are not present in the database schema. 因為這個緣故,這些建構將永遠不會反向工程。Because of this, these constructs will never be reverse engineered.

颾魤 ㄛ某些資料行類型EF Core 提供者可能不支援。In addition, some column types may not be supported by the EF Core provider. 在模型中,將不會包含這些資料行。These columns won't be included in the model.

EF Core 需要有索引鍵,每個實體類型。EF Core requires every entity type to have a key. 資料表,不過,不需要指定主索引鍵。Tables, however, aren't required to specify a primary key. 資料表沒有主索引鍵是目前無法反向工程。Tables without a primary key are currently not reverse engineered.

您可以定義並行語彙基元在 EF Core 模型中,以防止兩位使用者同時更新相同的實體。You can define concurrency tokens in an EF Core model to prevent two users from updating the same entity at the same time. 某些資料庫具有一種特殊類型來表示這種類型的資料行 (例如,SQL Server 中的 rowversion) 在這種情況下,我們可以反向工程這項資訊;不過,其他並行語彙基元將不會反向工程。Some databases have a special type to represent this type of column (for example, rowversion in SQL Server) in which case we can reverse engineer this information; however, other concurrency tokens will not be reverse engineered.

自訂模型Customizing the model

EF Core 產生的程式碼是您的程式碼。The code generated by EF Core is your code. 請隨意變更。Feel free to change it. 它將只會重新產生您一次反向工程的相同模型。It will only be regenerated if you reverse engineer the same model again. Scaffold 程式碼代表一個模型,可用來存取資料庫,但它不一定可用的模型。The scaffolded code represents one model that can be used to access the database, but it's certainly not the only model that can be used.

自訂實體類型類別和 DbContext 類別,以符合您的需求。Customize the entity type classes and DbContext class to fit your needs. 例如,您可以選擇重新命名類型和屬性,導入繼承階層架構,或將資料表分割成多個實體。For example, you may choose to rename types and properties, introduce inheritance hierarchies, or split a table into to multiple entities. 您也可以從模型移除非唯一索引、 未使用的序列和導覽屬性、 選擇性的純量屬性和條件約束名稱。You can also remove non-unique indexes, unused sequences and navigation properties, optional scalar properties, and constraint names from the model.

您也可以新增額外的建構函式、 方法、 屬性等等。You can also add additional constructors, methods, properties, etc. 使用另一個部分類別在不同的檔案。using another partial class in a separate file. 即使您想要一次反向工程模型,適用於這種方法。This approach works even when you intend to reverse engineer the model again.

更新模型Updating the model

之後對資料庫進行變更,您可能需要更新您的 EF Core 模型,以反映這些變更。After making changes to the database, you may need to update your EF Core model to reflect those changes. 如果資料庫變更很簡單,它可能只是為了您的 EF Core 模型進行手動變更最簡單。If the database changes are simple, it may be easiest just to manually make the changes to your EF Core model. 例如,重新命名資料表或資料行、 移除資料行,或更新資料行的類型是要在程式碼中不重要的變更。For example, renaming a table or column, removing a column, or updating a column's type are trivial changes to make in code.

更重要的變更,不過,不是以輕鬆進行手動。More significant changes, however, are not as easy make manually. 其中一個常見的工作流程是將反向工程的模型,一次使用的資料庫-Force(PMC) 或--force(CLI) 來使用更新的一個覆寫現有的模型。One common workflow is to reverse engineer the model from the database again using -Force (PMC) or --force (CLI) to overwrite the existing model with an updated one.

另一個常被要求的功能是能夠同時保留重新命名、 型別階層架構等的自訂更新資料庫中的模型。使用問題#831來追蹤這項功能的進度。Another commonly requested feature is the ability to update the model from the database while preserving customization like renames, type hierarchies, etc. Use issue #831 to track the progress of this feature.


如果您反向重新設計資料庫中的模型,您已對檔案進行任何變更將會遺失。If you reverse engineer the model from the database again, any changes you've made to the files will be lost.