First MVC project using entity framework – Part 2/2

Task :

Connect to oracle DB using and generate forms using Entity Frame Work without any coding.

Pre Requisites :

  • Oracle Data Access Components (ODAC) with Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Oracle Database Instance Credentials.
  • Entity Framework 6 Tools for Visual Studio 2012 & 2013 (
  • Oracle Database with Required Tables Employee and Department ( Refer Part 1 of This tutorial)

Complete Video Tutorial 







Right Click Models –> Add –> Select entity data model


Enter name like “EmployeeModel” and press OK


Click New Connection

Please note if you cant find Oracle database managed Driver , then please install driver from following link before you proceed further.



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Now before you proceed further please build solution to make sure all is WELL upto this stage.

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If you can see above image means then your configuration for is fine .

Now stop the instance using Shift+F5 and go ahead with adding Controllers

Now Add the two controllers (Employee and Departments) using Entity frame work

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Follow the above same procedure and create another model for department.



Now open Layout.cshtml from the view/shared folder and add the following two lines, which will create the links in the header for the Employee and Department controllers which we created now.

 <li>@Html.ActionLink("Department", "Index", "Department")</li>
 <li>@Html.ActionLink("Employee", "Index", "Employee")</li>



Now Click Run — by pressing F5 to see the application in action.



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