Alterning EF CORE SaveChanges() RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to learn how to alter the Entity Frameworks normal savechanges() behavior. In short writing and saving to data is done through stored procedures. To accommodate retrieving data, I modified my dbContext to hold a method to retrieve data. My class looks as follows:

     public partial class AccountClientContext : DbContext
            public virtual DbSet<Account> Account { get; set; }
            protected override void OnConfiguring(DbContextOptionsBuilder optionsBuilder)
            protected override void OnModelCreating(ModelBuilder modelBuilder)
                modelBuilder.Entity<Account>(entity =>
                    entity.Property(e => e.Id)
                                    entity.Property(e => e.OpenDate).HasColumnType("datetime");
                    entity.Property(e => e.Status).HasColumnType("varchar(500)");
                    entity.Property(e => e.Type).HasColumnType("varchar(500)");
                    entity.Property(e => e.UpdtDate).HasColumnType("datetime");
            public Task<List<Account>> getAccountData()
                return (Account.FromSql("usp_getAccount").ToListAsync());

     I have read that in my modelBuilder I should be able to map my SP's. However, when I try the following code,

     modelBuilder.Entity<Account>.MapToStoredProcedure( ......)

    I am told that I missing a reference. I do include the following namespaces

    using System;
    using Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore;
    using Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Metadata;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Threading.Tasks;

    Can someone point me to what reference I should be using?

    Is there a better way to alter the EF add(), update() , delete() and savechages() with using SP's?

    Thanks for your help.


    Monday, July 17, 2017 7:42 PM

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  • Hi dann055,

    >>Can someone point me to what reference I should be using?

    As far as I know, entity framework core does not support stored procedure mapping for CRUD operations.

    >>Is there a better way to alter the EF add(), update() , delete() and savechages() with using SP's?

    The following link provide a workaround.

    For Query, which using FromSql melthod.

    For INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE, which using ExecuteSqlCommand, such as

    #stored procedure

    CREATE PROCEDURE usp_InsertCategory
     @CategoryName Varchar(300)
        Insert into Categories Values (@CategoryName)


    var catName = "Personal Care";
               .ExecuteSqlCommand("usp_InsertCategory @p0", catName);


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    Tuesday, August 1, 2017 9:05 AM