@yellicode/reverse-sql
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    @yellicode/reverse-sql

    Reverse engineers an existing SQL-Server database and generates C# entities, CRUD actions and stored procedure calls. This generator is built as an extension to Yellicode, a cross-platform code generator based on TypeScript and Node.js.

    Features

    • Generated code is cross-platform: the code will work in .NET Core as well as .NET Framework projects. The code only depends on a few namespaces, namely System.Data.SqlClient (which is part of NET Standard) and, if you need strongly-typed support for table types, Microsoft.SqlServer.Server.
    • No dependency on any IDE.
    • Supports Stored Procedures: generates stored procedure calls and entities for corresponding result sets.
    • Generates entities for User-Defined Table Types: use strongly-typed entities instead of DataTables when stored procedures expect a user-defined table type as parameter.
    • Generates basic CRUD operations for tables.
    • Generates Select...Where(expression) methods for basic filtering of table data.
    • Customizable: customize which database objects to include, control class- and method names and split your code over multiple files.

    Limitations

    • This is not a ORM: it doesn't provide the advanced mapping, querying and caching methods that a ORM provides.
    • First result set only: when a stored procedure has more than 1 result set, you will notice that code is only generated for the first one. This is actually a limitation in SQL Server because this package uses sp_describe_first_result_set internally. There is no easy, future-proof way to retrieve meta data about more result sets.

    Installation

    First, you need to have the Yellicode CLI installed globally. If you haven't yet, run the following command:

    npm install @yellicode/cli -g
    

    Then, in your working directory, make sure that you have a package.json file (see npm-init) and then run the following:

    npm install @yellicode/reverse-sql --save-dev
    

    Getting started

    This package comes with two sample templates: a basic template (generates a single C# file, uses all default options) and an advanced one (shows how to use most options and splits the output over multiple C# files).

    1. Download one of the sample templates to your working directory.
    2. In the template, update the connectionString variable with the connection string of your own database.
    3. Optionally, update the outputDirectory, namespace and dbClassName variables.
    4. Create a new file named codegenconfig.json and paste the following contents (assuming you have downloaded the basic template):
    {    
        "templates": [
            {
                "templateFile": "./basic.template.ts",
            }
        ],
        "compileTypeScript": true,
    }
    1. Run yellicode or yellicode --watch to generate your code.

    Setting up a database connection

    This package depends on the mssql client for retrieving meta data. The easiest way to make a database connection is using a connection string as shown in the sample templates:

    const pool = new sql.ConnectionPool('Server=myserver,1433;Database=MyDatabase;User Id=MyLogin;Password=mypassword');

    However, in some scenario's it might be needed to provide a configuration object instead. For example, the client only supports named database instances through a config object.

    const connectionConfig: sql.config = {
        user: 'MyLogin',
        password: 'mypassword',
        server: 'myserver',
        database: 'MyDatabase',
        port: 1433,
        options: {
            instanceName: 'MyInstanceName'
        }
    }
    
    const pool = new sql.ConnectionPool(connectionConfig);

    Refer to the mssql package documentation for more information.

    Multiple output files

    The generated output can be split over multiple files (i.e. separate files for result set classes, tables and table types). Please check out the advanced template for an example.

    Configuration

    Options

    These ReverseSqlOptions type holds all reverse-engineering and code generation options. None of the options are required. Usage example:

    const options: ReverseSqlOptions = {
        objectTypes: objectTypes: BuilderObjectTypes.Tables, // generate CRUD methods for tables
        includeSchema: true // include schema in the generated code
    };
    
    const pool = new sql.ConnectionPool(connectionString);
    const builder = new ReverseDbBuilder(pool, options);
    Option Type Default Description
    objectTypes BuilderObjectTypes BuilderObjectTypes.All Indicates what type of objects to include (refer to the list of object types below). You can combine this option with any of the 'filter' options.
    storedProcedureFilter (schema: string, name: string) => boolean - A callback function to be run for each stored-procedure. Return true if the stored-procedure must be included.
    tableFilter (schema: string, name: string) => boolean - A callback function to be run for each table. Return true if the table must be included (meaning: CRUD methods will be generated).
    tableTypeFilter (schema: string, name: string) => boolean - A callback function to be run for each user-defined table type. Return true if the user-defined table type must be included.
    tableInsertMethodFilter (schema: string, name: string) => boolean - A callback function to be run for each table that is not omitted by tableFilter. Return true to generate a 'Insert' method for the table.
    tableDeleteMethodFilter (schema: string, name: string) => boolean - A callback function to be run for each table that is not omitted by tableFilter. Return true to generate a 'Delete' method for the table.
    tableUpdateMethodFilter (schema: string, name: string) => boolean - A callback function to be run for each table that is not omitted by tableFilter. Return true to generate a 'Update' method for the table.
    tableSelectByPrimaryKeyMethodFilter (schema: string, name: string) => boolean - A callback function to be run for each table that is not omitted by tableFilter. Return true to generate a 'Select' method for the table.
    tableSelectByExpressionMethodFilter (schema: string, name: string) => boolean - A callback function to be run for each table that is not omitted by tableFilter. Return true to generate a 'Select...Where' method for the table.
    objectNameProvider ReverseSqlObjectNameProvider - Sets a custom object name provider.
    includeSchema boolean false Set to true to include schema names for any database object that is not in the 'dbo' schema.
    logger Logger - Allows you to inject a custom logger.

    Object types

    The objectTypes option supports the following values:

    Object Type Description
    Tables Generate CRUD methods and C# entities for tables.
    TableTypes Generate C# entities for user-defined table types and use these as parameters for generated stored procedure calls. If you exclude table types while you have included stored procedures that expect table-valued parameters as input, the generated parameters will be of type DataTable.
    StoredProcedures Generate stored procedure calls.
    All Combines all the other options.

    For example, set to BuilderObjectTypes.Tables to only reverse engineer tables (or set to BuilderObjectTypes.All & ~BuilderObjectTypes.Tables to do the opposite).

    Troubleshooting

    • Connection problems: if you encounter a connection error like ConnectionError: Failed to connect to myserver:1433 - Could not connect (sequence), you may need to enable TCP/IP on the server: open Sql Server Configuration Manager and expand SQL Server Network Configuration. Then select Protocols for ... and set TCP/IP to Enabled.
    • Unable to connect to a named SQL Server instance: if you have need to connect to a named SQL server instance, you cannot use a connection string but you should provide a connection configuration object instead. See setting up a database connection for an example.

    Todo

    • Add an option to support the new Microsoft.Data.SqlClient.
    • Support for database Views.
    • Transaction support.
    • Async support.

    Install

    npm i @yellicode/reverse-sql

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    2.5.0

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