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EF Core identical tables and partial–part 30

Let’s suppose that you have 2 identical tables and you scaffold from the context the tables. It will give you 2 classes  – with the same properties. How can you make to work for the programmer as the same class, without modifying the models scaffolded by EF ?

Example – class Ecb and class Nbr from below are the same

public partial class Ecb
         public string ExchangeFrom { get; set; }
         public string ExchangeTo { get; set; }
         public DateTime Date { get; set; }
         public decimal ExchangeValue { get; set; }

public partial class Nbr
        public string ExchangeFrom { get; set; }
        public string ExchangeTo { get; set; }
        public DateTime Date { get; set; }
        public decimal ExchangeValue { get; set; }

public partial class InfoValutarContext : DbContext

       public InfoValutarContext(DbContextOptions<InfoValutarContext> options)
            : base(options)

       public virtual DbSet<Ecb> Ecb { get; set; }
        public virtual DbSet<Nbr> Nbr { get; set; }



Create an interface, add partials for the classes, add partial for context ( attention to namespaces)

public interface IExchangeRate
         DateTime Date { get; set; }
         string ExchangeFrom { get; set; }
         string ExchangeTo { get; set; }
         decimal ExchangeValue { get; set; }

public partial class Ecb: IExchangeRate
     public partial class Nbr : IExchangeRate

public partial class InfoValutarContext
         public IQueryable<IExchangeRate> RateQ(string bank)
             switch (bank?.ToLower())
                 case “ecb”:
                     return this.Ecb.AsNoTracking();
                 case “bnr”:
                     return this.Nbr.AsNoTracking();
                     throw new ArgumentException($”cannot find bank {bank}”);

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String interpolation for EFCore and Like

I have had a problem with EF Core and String Interpolation – until I realized that was a problem with sp_executesql

But let’s see the whole problem. ta

EFCore supports string interpolation –  that means , if you give this code

<context>.<table>.FromSql($”select blabla from table where id={id}”)

it will transform into

exec sp_executesql N’select blabla from table where id= @p0 ”
‘,N’@p0 int’,@p0=N’200′

And it is very good , because it avoids sql injection . ( Just a note, do not put

$”select blabla from table where id={id}”

into a variable  – you WILL have SqlInjection )

Ok. Now I want to do a like –  plain simple, right ?

<context>.<table>.FromSql($”select blabla from table where CountryName like ‘%{name}%’ ”)

And I try  –  and NO RESULT comes. I will into the generated Sql ( by using SqlProfiler from SSMS ) and it gives

exec sp_executesql N’select blabla from table where CountryName like ”%p0%”’,N’@p0 nvarchar(4000)’,@p0=N’france’

Pretty harmless , right ?

And seems ok – until I have executed directly and see that no results come.

So StackOverflow to the rescue :

And so my query in C# have been modified to

<context>.<table>.FromSql($”select blabla from table where where CountryName like ‘%’ + {name} + ‘%'” )

And now it works!

Moral of the  story : always investigate the sql generated .

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