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Old April 1st, 2009, 06:56 PM
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I use it on large scale databases but I create multiple data contexts for "groups" of tables. I try to group the tables together by department or something that makes sense. This makes it easier to have multiple developers working on one project especially when using sourcesafe.

If you prefer not to use LINQ to SQL you can always pass the data between the DAL and BLL with datareaders. Everything else in the pattern will still work, you'll just need to make some changes in the bases classes and the BLL classes that reference the entity object. This is how I used to do it before LINQ to SQL. I'm now changing it againg to work with the Entity Framework.