c# - update - entity framework notmapped




Ignoring a class property in Entity Framework 4.1 Code First (2)

As of EF 5.0, you need to include the System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.Schema namespace.

My understanding is that the [NotMapped] attribute is not available until EF 5 which is currently in CTP so we cannot use it in production.

How can I mark properties in EF 4.1 to be ignored?

UPDATE: I noticed something else strange. I got the [NotMapped] attribute to work but for some reason, EF 4.1 still creates a column named Disposed in the database even though the public bool Disposed { get; private set; } is marked with [NotMapped]. The class implements IDisposeable of course but I don't see how that should matter. Any thoughts?


You can use the NotMapped attribute data annotation to instruct Code-First to exclude a particular property

public class Customer
{
    public int CustomerID { set; get; }
    public string FirstName { set; get; } 
    public string LastName{ set; get; } 
    [NotMapped]
    public int Age { set; get; }
}

[NotMapped] attribute is included in the System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotationsnamespace.

You can alternatively do this with Fluent API overriding OnModelCreating function in your DBContext class:

protected override void OnModelCreating(DbModelBuilder modelBuilder)
{
   modelBuilder.Entity<Customer>().Ignore(t => t.LastName);
   base.OnModelCreating(modelBuilder);
}

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh295847(v=vs.103).aspx

The version I checked is EF 4.3, which is the latest stable version available when you use NuGet.


Edit : SEP 2017

Asp.NET Core(2.0)

Data annotation

If you are using asp.net core (2.0 at the time of this writing), The [NotMapped] attribute can be used on the property level.

public class Customer
{
    public int Id { set; get; }
    public string FirstName { set; get; } 
    public string LastName { set; get; } 
    [NotMapped]
    public int FullName { set; get; }
}

Fluent API

public class SchoolContext : DbContext
{
    public SchoolContext(DbContextOptions<SchoolContext> options) : base(options)
    {
    }
    protected override void OnModelCreating(ModelBuilder modelBuilder)
    {
        modelBuilder.Entity<Customer>().Ignore(t => t.FullName);
        base.OnModelCreating(modelBuilder);
    }
    public DbSet<Customer> Customers { get; set; }
}




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