MVC project on Azure but old versions of properties and no data

Dean Everhart 1,496 Reputation points

I have a MVC project deployed to Azure.

Website works and links in navigation bar navigate to MVC CRUD views in the url but there is no data.

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio shows database structure with no data. on Azure. The columns / properties include past versions of properties from all the previous code-based the properties / columns, though present on Azure, are not up-to-date.

I think my next step is to use drop create database when model changes or always to get current database properties and data up to Azure. I'm not exactly sure how to write the code for this. below is first unsuccessful attempt in context file.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
// end default
// using System.Data.Linq;     CreateDatabase
// using System.Data;          CreateDatabase
// using System.Data.Object;   CreateDatabase
using alpha.Models;
using System.Data.Entity;
using System.Data.Entity.ModelConfiguration.Conventions;

namespace alpha.Data
    public class alphaContext : DbContext
        public alphaContext() : base("alphaContext") // The name of the connection string is passed in to the constructor.
            // Database.SetInitializer<alphaContext>(new CreateDatabaseAlways<alphaContext>());
        public DbSet<item> items { get; set; }

        protected override void OnModelCreating(DbModelBuilder modelBuilder)

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  1. Dean Everhart 1,496 Reputation points

    Answer: Re: DropCreateDatabaseAlways

    DropCreateDatabaseAlways updated the data schema anew, but did not upload data (which is what, I've learned, it's suppose to do). So, strictly speaking, DropCreateDatabaseAlways, did not solve the problem of getting existing local data to Azure

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