SQL error when trying to save a record. RRS feed

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  • User-1660589204 posted

    I have to check and save details of file(s) from a folder into a SQL server database. I am trying to do it but have some runtime error. Below is the code:

    public async void PostValuesIntoDB()
                DirectoryInfo info = new DirectoryInfo(path);           
                FileInfo[] fileInfos = info.GetFiles("*.trm");
                if (fileInfos != null || fileInfos.Length>0)
                    foreach (FileInfo fileInfo in fileInfos)
                        RsbfileDetail detail = new RsbfileDetail();
                        detail.Filename = fileInfo.Name;
                        detail.FileUrl = fileInfo.FullName;
                        detail.FileType = fileInfo.Extension;                   
                        detail.CreatedDate = fileInfo.CreationTime;                   
                        await _rSBRepository.Add(detail);

    Below is the error that occurs at the highlighted line:

    System.InvalidOperationException: 'Unable to track an instance of type 'RsbfileDetail' because it does not have a primary key. Only entity types with primary keys may be tracked.'

    I have checked in my Database, which has a [RSBFileDetails] table with "[File_Reference_Id] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL" column as primary key.

    My repository code is and fields are autogenerated: 

    public interface IRSBRepository : IRepository<RsbfileDetail>
            Task<RsbfileDetail> UploadFiles(string filename);
            public void GetNewFileFromFolderToDB();
            Task<string> Add(RsbfileDetail rsbfileDetail);


    public class RSBRepository : Repository<RsbfileDetail>, IRSBRepository
            private readonly rsbsrdbContext _dbContext;        
            public RSBRepository(rsbsrdbContext dbContext) : base(dbContext)
                _dbContext = dbContext;           
            Task<RsbfileDetail> IRSBRepository.UploadFiles(string filename)
                throw new NotImplementedException();
            public async Task<string> Add(RsbfileDetail rsbfileDetail)
                string dbresult = string.Empty;
                var response= await _dbContext.SaveChangesAsync();
                dbresult = response.ToString();
                return dbresult;
            public void GetNewFileFromFolderToDB()
                List<RsbfileDetail> result1 = new List<RsbfileDetail>();
                result1 = _dbContext.RsbfileDetails.Where(j => (j.Filename == "sample.txt")).ToList();       

    Can anyone help me solve this issue please



    Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:59 AM

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  • User753101303 posted


    When the column name doesn't follow the default convention (ie Id or <ClassName>Id) you need to define explicitly the pk on the EF side using either the Key Attribute or the HasKey fluent API. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/ef/

    Without this information EF doesn't know which column to use in the where clause to update a row.

    Sunday, November 15, 2020 12:19 PM
  • User475983607 posted

    The error is very clear. 

    Given this and your other posts it is clear that you do not understand the fundamentals.  Go through a few beginning level Entity Framework tutorials to learn the basics.  Learning the basics is a much better approach than assuming how the framework functions.  

    Sunday, November 15, 2020 12:31 PM