NuGet installation for Designer

In the context of the BizDataX Designer, NuGet packages are database handlers.

There are two ways to install the database handlers:

Automatic installation of the latest version of the database handler is performed right after the Portal data is imported in the Visual Studio project (ie. when the data model is created in the BizDataX Designer). This occurs if no version of the appropriate handler (according to the imported data source analyzer type) is installed.

Manual installation of the database handlers can be done before importing Portal data in Visual Studio project to prevent automatic installation of the latest version if some other version needs to be installed, or after the data model creation as an update.

To install a database handler (NuGet package) in the BizDataX package, follow the steps below:

  1. Create/load your BizDataX Package in Visual Studio.
  2. Right-click on the project and select Manage NuGet Packages....
  3. In the top-right corner, in the Package source drop-down pick BizDataX package source. Default BizDataX package source is Standard NuGet feed must exist as well (
  4. Browse the available NuGet packages and install the appropriate one. The required dependencies will be installed automatically.

The update is done manually, and in addition to the main NuGet packages update, their dependecies must also be updated manually. The equivalent action is to uninstall and reinstall the required NuGet package where the dependencies will be pulled automatically.

In order for the changes to take effect, it may be necessary to restart Visual Studio.