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Posted on 2013-05-31
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Experts,
Ok, so here is the scenario:
Assume that EF is initialized and has a good context to retrieve data from a database.  The database contains Tables called ObjectA and ObjectB and has data in them.

Check out the following code snippet:
Class ObjectA
{
	int ID;
	string Name;
	IEnumerable<ObjectB> objectB;
}

class ObjectB
{
	int ID;
	string Name;
	bool IsDeleted;
}

public IEnumerable<ObjectA> GetAllObjects(bool includeDeletedObjectB = false)
{
	var myobjects = GetAll()
		       .Include("ObjectB");
	if(!includeDeletedObjectB)
	{
                foreach(var item in myobjects)
                {
                    item.ObjectB.Where(y => y.IsDeleted == false);
                }
	}
	return myobjects;
}

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Question:  Is there a way to pass in a parameter into the GetAllObjects, and somewhere in the var myobjects query, test the boolean includeDeletedObjectB and if true, include all sub ObjectBs (IsDeleted is true or false), but if false, only include those ObjectB whose IsDeleted flag is false.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated!
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Question by:ericlockshine
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Fernando Soto earned 2000 total points
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Hi ericlockshine;

This code snippet will do what you need

public IEnumerable<ObjectA> GetAllObjects(bool includeDeletedObjectB = false)
{
    // Set up the base query but don't execute it yet.
    var myObjects = from oA in DataContextInstance.ObjectA.Include("ObjectB")
                    select oA;
    
    // add the correct where clause to the above query
    if( includeDeletedObjectB )
        myObjects = myObjects.Where( oB => oB.IsDeleted == false || oB.IsDeleted == true );
    else
        myObjects = myObjects.Where( oB.IsDeleted == false );
    
    // Execute the query and return it to the caller    
    return myObjects.ToList();                    
}

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by:ericlockshine
ericlockshine earned 0 total points
ID: 39216122
One change, and its in the else:
    if( includeDeletedObjectB )
        myObjects = myObjects.Where( oB => oB.IsDeleted == false || oB.IsDeleted == true );
    else
        myObjects = myObjects.Where( oB => oB.IsDeleted == false );

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This works great.  Thanks for the assist.
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by:ericlockshine
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Just the one bug, but thanks for the code.
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