Entity Framework with Include and Select together

asp.net-mvc c# ef-code-first entity-framework

Question

I have the following entities ( pseudo code to save space)

Program [ int Id, 
          string Name, 
          List<ProgramFoodType> ProgramFoodTypes, 
          List<ProgramFood> ProgramFoods]

ProgramFoodType[ int Id, int ProgramId, int Type, bool IsActive]
ProgramFood [ int Id, int ProgramId, Food Food, FoodType FoodType]
Food [int Id, string Name]
FoodType [int Id, string Name]

my task is to get single Program with its related ProgramFoodTypes with condition ProgramFoodType should be active and ProgramFoods with related entities Food and FoodType

I used the following so far

1- the below query will retrieve the details of ProgramFoodTypes and ProgramFoods but it will bring all active and inactive ProgramFoodTypes

var program = mEntities.Programs
                          .Include(p =>p.ProgramFoodTypes)
                          .Include(p =>p.ProgramFoods.Select(f =>f.Food))
                          .InClude(p =>p.ProgramFoods.Select( f =>f.FoodType))
                          .Where(m =>m.Id== Id);

2- the below query will retrieve the details but missing the Food and FoodType

var program = (from p in mEntities.Programs
              where p.Id ==Id
              select new {
                 Program = p,
                 ProgramFoodTypes = from pf in p.ProgramFoodTypes
                                    where pf.IsActive
                                    select pf,                  
                 ProgramFoods = p.ProgramFoods // here i can't add include statement
              }).ToArray().Select(m => m.Program);

how to include the food and food type in the second query?

1
10
7/8/2015 1:26:43 PM

Accepted Answer

may be:

var program = (from p in mEntities.Programs
          where p.Id ==Id
          select new {
             Program = p,
             ProgramFoodTypes = from pf in p.ProgramFoodTypes
                                where pf.IsActive
                                select pf,                  
             ProgramFoods = p.ProgramFoods.Select(y => new {
                 Food = y.Food,
                 Type = y.FoodType
             }) 
          }).ToArray().Select(m => m.Program);
1
7/8/2015 11:58:04 AM

Popular Answer

For your second solution, I think you can use:

var program = (from p in mEntities.Programs
                  .Include(p => p.ProgramFoods.Select(f => f.Food))
                  .Include(p => p.ProgramFoods.Select(f => f.FoodType))
               where p.Id == Id
               select new {
                  Program = p,
                  ProgramFoodTypes = from pf in p.ProgramFoodTypes
                                     where pf.IsActive
                                     select pf,                  
                  p.ProgramFoods 
               }).ToArray().Select(m => m.Program);

update: Since you're using anonymous type in your linq query, Include statements are dismissed.
You'd have to load all related ProgramFoodTypes on client side, and then do the filtering:

var program = mEntities.Programs
                   .Include(p => p.ProgramFoodTypes)
                   .Include(p => p.ProgramFoods.Select(f => f.Food))
                   .Include(p => p.ProgramFoods.Select(f => f.FoodType))
                   .SingleOrDefault(m => m.Id == Id);

program.ProgramFoodTypes = program.ProgramFoodTypes.Where(pft => pft.IsActive);  

You can use AsNoTracking() or clone the returned Program object in a new object in case you want to make sure your data will be intact on db-side.



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