C# – Translating lookup ids in t4 templates

I am using T4 templates to generate config files, with the use of entity framework entities, but I have encountered a design issue. I have some properties that are stored as lookup ids in my database so if I write them to the config file it would appear as an numeric id.

I have had a few ideas of how to translate them to the correct data such as, passing a dictionary of the translated properties. However, this doesn’t seem to be a clean solution.

Am I approaching the lookup id from the wrong direction, should I be using it as an enumerator rather than using ids? or is there a way to translate the lookup ids from within the t4 template?


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