A way to split .llblgenproj file

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# Posted on: 23-Mar-2022 23:11:08   


Is there a way to break up the .llblgenproj file into multiple files so it is not as large? The problem we have right now is that because the file is too large, it gets truncated when we push changes to azure devops. It is also hard to review the code changes in that set up...just because the file has thousands of lines. Is there a way to make it more manageable?


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# Posted on: 24-Mar-2022 09:17:45   

Please check if you need all table/view/stored proc definitions you currently have in the relational model data in the project. E.g. if you have 1000s of tables in there but map only a handful to entities, it's better to only check those in the meta-data retrieval wizard when obtaining meta-data from the database.

If that's not possible (e.g. you need all tables), check if you can recognize distinct models in the relational model. With 1000s of tables it's seldomly the case it's one coherent connected model of 1000s of entities. So in these cases, define multiple projects, one for each distinct model.

Our file is an xml file and we designed it to have only the information present that's needed, once, so there's no real redundant info in there. We haven't experimented with include files (also because that's error prone), as we never had the request to add it before (we do have customers with project files with over 10K entities)

Btw, I've never heard azure devops has a maximum file size, interesting.

Frans Bouma | Lead developer LLBLGen Pro