/Data folder in samples contains Northwind.BAK , why not the MDF file ?

Sep 8, 2009 at 6:51 AM

Hi ,

 I downloaded the sample and was trying to install it when I saw that the sample databases for the ADODotNetDataServices project have a .BAK file for northwind.
 Will this work against the sample northwind schema ?I tried this against a local install  of northwind and get an error message about the .BAK file being
incompatible for my database schemas. Admittedly , pointing the dataservice to my local install of northwind by changing the connection string in web.config worked.
I am just curious as to why we needed to include the .BAK file and not the MDF file.

Phani Raj

Sep 9, 2009 at 3:27 PM

Hi Phani,

There is no specific need for .BAK file. We will include MDF file in our next release. If user already have Northwind sample database, he can just modify settings in web.config file, as you did.