Clear a local collection without disposing the context RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm using EF6 and VB.net 2017. I have this code :


    The problem is that , after that at some point i want to load the child collection for another object like this :


    But after that , on my bindingsource the are all the items loaded from the first and the second call of load. How can i do to clear the local collection before loading new data ? Before calling the second load , I've tried with :


    , but the objects still exist on local. I want to remove all items , and not keeping even on Detached status But i want to do that without disposing the context.

    Is there any way ?

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 4:10 PM

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  • You should destroy the context or make a new collection within the context.

    And here is something  else to consider, if you don't destroy the context and you iterate in a loop over the collection that is still connected to the context, then EF goes back and reads each oject again from the database. You create 100,000 objects in the query. You then loop over the collection and that is 100,000 reads again of the same data for each object in the collection. The collection should be a disconnected collection.

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:07 PM
  • Hi dcode25,

    The DbContext in Entity Framework 6 automatically caches data that it retrieves from your database. but we have several ways to manage force Entity Framework to reload the updated data from the database, depending on which version of Entity Framework you are using and what type of application you are writing.

    1. Disable Tracking using AsNoTracking()
    2. Throw away the DbContext and create a new one
    3. Use an ObjectQuery instead of a DBQuery and set MergeOptions
    4. Refresh the Entities
    5. Detatch the Entities
    6. Call GetDatabaseValues to get the updated values for a single Entity
    7. Use the stale data

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    Thursday, December 13, 2018 5:08 AM