I have the following query of linq to entities. The problem is that it doesn't seem to load the "Tags" relation even though i have included a thing for it. It works fine if i do not join on tags but i need to do that.
var items = from i in db.Items.Include("Tags") from t in i.Tags where t.Text == text orderby i.CreatedDate descending select i;
Is there any other way to ask this query? Maybe split it up or something?
Well, the Include contradicts the where. Include says, "Load all tags." The where says, "Load some tags." When there is a contradiction between the query and Include, the query will always win.
To return all tags from any item with at least one tag == text:
var items = from i in db.Items.Include("Tags") where i.Tags.Any(t => t.Text == text) orderby i.CreatedDate descending select i;
(Untested, as I don't have your DB/model)
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