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Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development by Jayaram Krishnaswamy

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Creating data entities using an external data source

Microsoft LightSwitch is order-made for displaying and manipulating business data. As a large number of applications still use Microsoft Access and it is likely that many will upgrade to Microsoft LightSwitch, our discussions will be more productive and easy to understand if we can use some of the business models used in Microsoft Access. With this in mind, we will be using the Northwind database, which is perhaps most familiar to the users as it gives an example database in MS Access as well as several versions of SQL Servers.

Review of business-related Northwind database tables

Here, before we describe how VSLS handles data, we take a look at three of the business-related tables in the Northwind ...

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