Visual Studio Entity Data Model Wizard Not Responding

This post is for the issue that Entity Data Model Wizard becomes not responding. In Visual Studio 2015, when clicking the Finish button to create the entity data model from SQL Server 2014 SP! database, the wizard is frozen:

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Then:

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There are some solutions like deleting all data connections in Server explorer (by delete file %AppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0\ServerExplorer\DefaultView.SEView), but didn’t work for Visual Studio 2015 + SQL Server 2014 SP1. After trouble shooting with SQL Server Profiler, it shows Visual Studio hangs because it of the following query (the code is formatted for readability):

SELECT
    [UnionAll1].[Ordinal] AS [C1],
    [Extent1].[CatalogName] AS [CatalogName],
    [Extent1].[SchemaName] AS [SchemaName],
    [Extent1].[Name] AS [Name],
    [UnionAll1].[Name] AS [C2],
    [UnionAll1].[IsNullable] AS [C3],
    [UnionAll1].[TypeName] AS [C4],
    [UnionAll1].[MaxLength] AS [C5],
    [UnionAll1].[Precision] AS [C6],
    [UnionAll1].[DateTimePrecision] AS [C7],
    [UnionAll1].[Scale] AS [C8],
    [UnionAll1].[IsIdentity] AS [C9],
    [UnionAll1].[IsStoreGenerated] AS [C10],
    CASE
        WHEN ([Project5].[C2] IS NULL) THEN CAST(0 AS bit)
        ELSE [Project5].[C2]
    END AS [C11]
FROM (
    SELECT
        QUOTENAME(TABLE_SCHEMA) + QUOTENAME(TABLE_NAME) [Id],
        TABLE_CATALOG [CatalogName],
        TABLE_SCHEMA [SchemaName],
        TABLE_NAME [Name]
    FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
    WHERE TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE') AS [Extent1]
INNER JOIN (
    SELECT
        [Extent2].[Id] AS [Id],
        [Extent2].[Name] AS [Name],
        [Extent2].[Ordinal] AS [Ordinal],
        [Extent2].[IsNullable] AS [IsNullable],
        [Extent2].[TypeName] AS [TypeName],
        [Extent2].[MaxLength] AS [MaxLength],
        [Extent2].[Precision] AS [Precision],
        [Extent2].[DateTimePrecision] AS [DateTimePrecision],
        [Extent2].[Scale] AS [Scale],
        [Extent2].[IsIdentity] AS [IsIdentity],
        [Extent2].[IsStoreGenerated] AS [IsStoreGenerated],
        0 AS [C1],
        [Extent2].[ParentId] AS [ParentId]
    FROM (
        SELECT
            QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_SCHEMA) + QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_NAME) + QUOTENAME(c.COLUMN_NAME) [Id],
            QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_SCHEMA) + QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_NAME) [ParentId],
            c.COLUMN_NAME [Name],
            c.ORDINAL_POSITION [Ordinal],
            CAST(CASE c.IS_NULLABLE
                WHEN 'YES' THEN 1
                WHEN 'NO' THEN 0
                ELSE 0
            END AS bit) [IsNullable],
            CASE
                WHEN c.DATA_TYPE IN ('varchar', 'nvarchar', 'varbinary') AND
                    c.CHARACTER_MAXIMUM_LENGTH = -1 THEN c.DATA_TYPE + '(max)'
                ELSE c.DATA_TYPE
            END
            AS [TypeName],
            c.CHARACTER_MAXIMUM_LENGTH [MaxLength],
            CAST(c.NUMERIC_PRECISION AS integer) [Precision],
            CAST(c.DATETIME_PRECISION AS integer) [DateTimePrecision],
            CAST(c.NUMERIC_SCALE AS integer) [Scale],
            c.COLLATION_CATALOG [CollationCatalog],
            c.COLLATION_SCHEMA [CollationSchema],
            c.COLLATION_NAME [CollationName],
            c.CHARACTER_SET_CATALOG [CharacterSetCatalog],
            c.CHARACTER_SET_SCHEMA [CharacterSetSchema],
            c.CHARACTER_SET_NAME [CharacterSetName],
            CAST(0 AS bit) AS [IsMultiSet],
            CAST(COLUMNPROPERTY(OBJECT_ID(QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_NAME)), c.COLUMN_NAME, 'IsIdentity') AS bit) AS [IsIdentity],
            CAST(COLUMNPROPERTY(OBJECT_ID(QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_NAME)), c.COLUMN_NAME, 'IsComputed') | CASE
                WHEN c.DATA_TYPE = 'timestamp' THEN 1
                ELSE 0
            END AS bit) AS [IsStoreGenerated],
            c.COLUMN_DEFAULT AS [Default]
        FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS c
        INNER JOIN INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES t
            ON c.TABLE_CATALOG = t.TABLE_CATALOG
            AND c.TABLE_SCHEMA = t.TABLE_SCHEMA
            AND c.TABLE_NAME = t.TABLE_NAME
            AND t.TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE') AS [Extent2]
    UNION ALL
    SELECT
        [Extent3].[Id] AS [Id],
        [Extent3].[Name] AS [Name],
        [Extent3].[Ordinal] AS [Ordinal],
        [Extent3].[IsNullable] AS [IsNullable],
        [Extent3].[TypeName] AS [TypeName],
        [Extent3].[MaxLength] AS [MaxLength],
        [Extent3].[Precision] AS [Precision],
        [Extent3].[DateTimePrecision] AS [DateTimePrecision],
        [Extent3].[Scale] AS [Scale],
        [Extent3].[IsIdentity] AS [IsIdentity],
        [Extent3].[IsStoreGenerated] AS [IsStoreGenerated],
        6 AS [C1],
        [Extent3].[ParentId] AS [ParentId]
    FROM (
        SELECT
            QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_SCHEMA) + QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_NAME) + QUOTENAME(c.COLUMN_NAME) [Id],
            QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_SCHEMA) + QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_NAME) [ParentId],
            c.COLUMN_NAME [Name],
            c.ORDINAL_POSITION [Ordinal],
            CAST(CASE c.IS_NULLABLE
                WHEN 'YES' THEN 1
                WHEN 'NO' THEN 0
                ELSE 0
            END AS bit) [IsNullable],
            CASE
                WHEN c.DATA_TYPE IN ('varchar', 'nvarchar', 'varbinary') AND
                    c.CHARACTER_MAXIMUM_LENGTH = -1 THEN c.DATA_TYPE + '(max)'
                ELSE c.DATA_TYPE
            END
            AS [TypeName],
            c.CHARACTER_MAXIMUM_LENGTH [MaxLength],
            CAST(c.NUMERIC_PRECISION AS integer) [Precision],
            CAST(c.DATETIME_PRECISION AS integer) AS [DateTimePrecision],
            CAST(c.NUMERIC_SCALE AS integer) [Scale],
            c.COLLATION_CATALOG [CollationCatalog],
            c.COLLATION_SCHEMA [CollationSchema],
            c.COLLATION_NAME [CollationName],
            c.CHARACTER_SET_CATALOG [CharacterSetCatalog],
            c.CHARACTER_SET_SCHEMA [CharacterSetSchema],
            c.CHARACTER_SET_NAME [CharacterSetName],
            CAST(0 AS bit) AS [IsMultiSet],
            CAST(COLUMNPROPERTY(OBJECT_ID(QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_NAME)), c.COLUMN_NAME, 'IsIdentity') AS bit) AS [IsIdentity],
            CAST(COLUMNPROPERTY(OBJECT_ID(QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_NAME)), c.COLUMN_NAME, 'IsComputed') | CASE
                WHEN c.DATA_TYPE = 'timestamp' THEN 1
                ELSE 0
            END AS bit) AS [IsStoreGenerated],
            c.COLUMN_DEFAULT [Default]
        FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS c
        INNER JOIN INFORMATION_SCHEMA.VIEWS v
            ON c.TABLE_CATALOG = v.TABLE_CATALOG
            AND c.TABLE_SCHEMA = v.TABLE_SCHEMA
            AND c.TABLE_NAME = v.TABLE_NAME
        WHERE NOT (v.TABLE_SCHEMA = 'dbo'
        AND v.TABLE_NAME IN ('syssegments', 'sysconstraints')
        AND SUBSTRING(CAST(SERVERPROPERTY('productversion') AS varchar(20)), 1, 1) = 8)) AS [Extent3]) AS [UnionAll1]
    ON (0 = [UnionAll1].[C1])
    AND ([Extent1].[Id] = [UnionAll1].[ParentId])
LEFT OUTER JOIN (
    SELECT
        [UnionAll2].[Id] AS [C1],
        CAST(1 AS bit) AS [C2]

    FROM (
        SELECT
            QUOTENAME(tc.CONSTRAINT_SCHEMA) + QUOTENAME(tc.CONSTRAINT_NAME) [Id],
            QUOTENAME(tc.TABLE_SCHEMA) + QUOTENAME(tc.TABLE_NAME) [ParentId],
            tc.CONSTRAINT_NAME [Name],
            tc.CONSTRAINT_TYPE [ConstraintType],
            CAST(CASE tc.IS_DEFERRABLE
                WHEN 'NO' THEN 0
                ELSE 1
            END AS bit) [IsDeferrable],
            CAST(CASE tc.INITIALLY_DEFERRED
                WHEN 'NO' THEN 0
                ELSE 1
            END AS bit) [IsInitiallyDeferred]
        FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLE_CONSTRAINTS tc
        WHERE tc.TABLE_NAME IS NOT NULL) AS [Extent4]
    INNER JOIN (
        SELECT
            7 AS [C1],
            [Extent5].[ConstraintId] AS [ConstraintId],
            [Extent6].[Id] AS [Id]
        FROM (
            SELECT
                QUOTENAME(CONSTRAINT_SCHEMA) + QUOTENAME(CONSTRAINT_NAME) [ConstraintId],
                QUOTENAME(TABLE_SCHEMA) + QUOTENAME(TABLE_NAME) + QUOTENAME(COLUMN_NAME) [ColumnId]
            FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.KEY_COLUMN_USAGE) AS [Extent5]
        INNER JOIN (
            SELECT
                QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_SCHEMA) + QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_NAME) + QUOTENAME(c.COLUMN_NAME) [Id],
                QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_SCHEMA) + QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_NAME) [ParentId],
                c.COLUMN_NAME [Name],
                c.ORDINAL_POSITION [Ordinal],
                CAST(CASE c.IS_NULLABLE
                    WHEN 'YES' THEN 1
                    WHEN 'NO' THEN 0
                    ELSE 0
                END AS bit) [IsNullable],
                CASE
                    WHEN c.DATA_TYPE IN ('varchar', 'nvarchar', 'varbinary') AND
                        c.CHARACTER_MAXIMUM_LENGTH = -1 THEN c.DATA_TYPE + '(max)'
                    ELSE c.DATA_TYPE
                END
                AS [TypeName],
                c.CHARACTER_MAXIMUM_LENGTH [MaxLength],
                CAST(c.NUMERIC_PRECISION AS integer) [Precision],
                CAST(c.DATETIME_PRECISION AS integer) [DateTimePrecision],
                CAST(c.NUMERIC_SCALE AS integer) [Scale],
                c.COLLATION_CATALOG [CollationCatalog],
                c.COLLATION_SCHEMA [CollationSchema],
                c.COLLATION_NAME [CollationName],
                c.CHARACTER_SET_CATALOG [CharacterSetCatalog],
                c.CHARACTER_SET_SCHEMA [CharacterSetSchema],
                c.CHARACTER_SET_NAME [CharacterSetName],
                CAST(0 AS bit) AS [IsMultiSet],
                CAST(COLUMNPROPERTY(OBJECT_ID(QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_NAME)), c.COLUMN_NAME, 'IsIdentity') AS bit) AS [IsIdentity],
                CAST(COLUMNPROPERTY(OBJECT_ID(QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_NAME)), c.COLUMN_NAME, 'IsComputed') | CASE
                    WHEN c.DATA_TYPE = 'timestamp' THEN 1
                    ELSE 0
                END AS bit) AS [IsStoreGenerated],
                c.COLUMN_DEFAULT AS [Default]
            FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS c
            INNER JOIN INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES t
                ON c.TABLE_CATALOG = t.TABLE_CATALOG
                AND c.TABLE_SCHEMA = t.TABLE_SCHEMA
                AND c.TABLE_NAME = t.TABLE_NAME
                AND t.TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE') AS [Extent6]
            ON [Extent6].[Id] = [Extent5].[ColumnId]
        UNION ALL
        SELECT
            11 AS [C1],
            [Extent7].[ConstraintId] AS [ConstraintId],
            [Extent8].[Id] AS [Id]
        FROM (
            SELECT
                CAST(NULL AS nvarchar(1)) [ConstraintId],
                CAST(NULL AS nvarchar(max)) [ColumnId]
            WHERE 1 = 2) AS [Extent7]
        INNER JOIN (
            SELECT
                QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_SCHEMA) + QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_NAME) + QUOTENAME(c.COLUMN_NAME) [Id],
                QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_SCHEMA) + QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_NAME) [ParentId],
                c.COLUMN_NAME [Name],
                c.ORDINAL_POSITION [Ordinal],
                CAST(CASE c.IS_NULLABLE
                    WHEN 'YES' THEN 1
                    WHEN 'NO' THEN 0
                    ELSE 0
                END AS bit) [IsNullable],
                CASE
                    WHEN c.DATA_TYPE IN ('varchar', 'nvarchar', 'varbinary') AND
                        c.CHARACTER_MAXIMUM_LENGTH = -1 THEN c.DATA_TYPE + '(max)'
                    ELSE c.DATA_TYPE
                END
                AS [TypeName],
                c.CHARACTER_MAXIMUM_LENGTH [MaxLength],
                CAST(c.NUMERIC_PRECISION AS integer) [Precision],
                CAST(c.DATETIME_PRECISION AS integer) AS [DateTimePrecision],
                CAST(c.NUMERIC_SCALE AS integer) [Scale],
                c.COLLATION_CATALOG [CollationCatalog],
                c.COLLATION_SCHEMA [CollationSchema],
                c.COLLATION_NAME [CollationName],
                c.CHARACTER_SET_CATALOG [CharacterSetCatalog],
                c.CHARACTER_SET_SCHEMA [CharacterSetSchema],
                c.CHARACTER_SET_NAME [CharacterSetName],
                CAST(0 AS bit) AS [IsMultiSet],
                CAST(COLUMNPROPERTY(OBJECT_ID(QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_NAME)), c.COLUMN_NAME, 'IsIdentity') AS bit) AS [IsIdentity],
                CAST(COLUMNPROPERTY(OBJECT_ID(QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(c.TABLE_NAME)), c.COLUMN_NAME, 'IsComputed') | CASE
                    WHEN c.DATA_TYPE = 'timestamp' THEN 1
                    ELSE 0
                END AS bit) AS [IsStoreGenerated],
                c.COLUMN_DEFAULT [Default]
            FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS c
            INNER JOIN INFORMATION_SCHEMA.VIEWS v
                ON c.TABLE_CATALOG = v.TABLE_CATALOG
                AND c.TABLE_SCHEMA = v.TABLE_SCHEMA
                AND c.TABLE_NAME = v.TABLE_NAME
            WHERE NOT (v.TABLE_SCHEMA = 'dbo'
            AND v.TABLE_NAME IN ('syssegments', 'sysconstraints')
            AND SUBSTRING(CAST(SERVERPROPERTY('productversion') AS varchar(20)), 1, 1) = 8)) AS [Extent8]
            ON [Extent8].[Id] = [Extent7].[ColumnId]) AS [UnionAll2]
        ON (7 = [UnionAll2].[C1])
        AND ([Extent4].[Id] = [UnionAll2].[ConstraintId])
    WHERE [Extent4].[ConstraintType] = N'PRIMARY KEY') AS [Project5]
    ON [UnionAll1].[Id] = [Project5].[C1]
WHERE [Extent1].[Name] LIKE N'%'

This query executes for almost 7 minutes to retrieve 491 rows of schema info:

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This is too long running. After trying around, the only working solution is to change SQL Server 2014 SP! database’s default compatibility mode (120) to SQL Server 2012 (110):

ALTER DATABASE [AdventureWorks2014]
SET COMPATIBILITY_LEVEL = 110;
GO

SELECT compatibility_level
FROM sys.databases WHERE name = N'AdventureWorks2014';
GO

Then above schema query executes in 8 seconds:

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Disregarding this long running query execution as a regression, at least in Entity Model Wizard, the UI thread should not be used to execute the query, which causes Visual Studio frozen.

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