EF Update Database Bug? ASP MVC Application RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    Getting a frustrating issue at the moment where I am geting the error, "The model backing the 'AscertusWebDbContext' context has changed since the database was created", even though I have just run update-database which appears to have completed successfully.

    So, steps I reverted to:

    1. Delete database from (localdb)\v11.0 instance
    2. Run add-migration blah
    3. Run update-database
    4. Debug the web application
    5. Get the error above

    Now the only thing I can think is that something has changed in the Microsoft underlying 'Organisational' authentication classes because I moved the two tables Tenants and IssuingAuthorityKeys from the default context into the DAL dll that I use which has its own context.

    So I created a new MVC project using the same Organisation Authentication and the new classes created were exactly the same as what I am using both tables just have a sing string Id field in them.

    The last thing I tried was to rollback to a previous target migration, make a change and force a rescaffolding of the last migration I created. The migration history shows the migration applied, the change has been applied to the table but I still get the same error.

    Any help appreciated, where do I start looking for this problem as I'm getting zero feedback from anywhere I can think of.



    Friday, April 10, 2015 3:27 PM


  • Hello Stu,

    It is hard to tell if it is a bug in EF, could you please provided a sample demo code which could reproduce this issue: your entity class code, your detail steps could causes this issue?

    Here is a thread I found which discusses a similar issue:

    The model backing the <Database> context has changed since the database was created.

    It provides a workaround is to place Database.SetInitializer<YourDbContext>(null);  into you Application_Start method. You could have a try.

    >> Now the only thing I can think is that something has changed in the Microsoft underlying…

    You could have a try to validate the generated model to check if they are matched according to this article(as you can see, there is a emdx model file even for code first approach)


    I notice that you are working with the MVC project, I suggest that you could create a same demo and do the same steps with a Console  application to check if it is caused by the MVC project, if so, I think MVC experts could help you on MVC forum.


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    • Marked as answer by Stuart Bailey Thursday, June 16, 2016 7:09 AM
    Monday, April 13, 2015 2:49 AM