How to Delete multiple records in Linq to Entity?

asp.net c# entity-framework linq sql

Question

I have a tblA in sql:

id  int  (primary key)
fid  int 

data in tblA is:

1   1
2   1
3   2
4   2
5   3
6   3

i delete one record by following code:

DatabaseEntities obj = new DatabaseEntities();
int i = 2;
tblA t = obj.tblA.Where(x => x.fid == i).FirstOrDefault();
obj.DeleteObject(t);
obj.SaveChanges();

i delete multiple records by following code:

DatabaseEntities obj = new DatabaseEntities();
int i = 2;
while (obj.tblA.Where(x => x.fid == i).Count() != 0)
{
   tblA t = obj.tblA.Where(x => x.fid == i).FirstOrDefault();
   obj.DeleteObject(t);
   obj.SaveChanges();
}

Is there any solution for delete multiple records in linq to entity?

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4
12/8/2013 11:03:30 AM

Accepted Answer

You can do the following, which is technically still a loop.

obj.tblA.Where(x => x.fid == i).ToList().ForEach(obj.tblA.DeleteObject);
obj.SaveChanges();

The alternative is calling the SQL directly.

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12/8/2013 11:10:28 AM

Popular Answer

There is a extension provided at EntityFramework.Extended

to delete all object

//delete all users where FirstName matches
context.Users.Delete(u => u.FirstName == "firstname");

Additionally look into : How do I delete multiple rows in Entity Framework (without foreach)



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