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Help writing a C# function which returns the ID of a particular record from a table

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I have a table named (BookNames) in an SQL Database with just one field named BookTitle which stores strings.
I need help writing a C# Function using LINQ which takes a string parameter and returns the ID of a record from that table that matches the string passed as a paremeter to this function.
I am using EntityFramework in my application and have a DBContext name BooksDBContext in my application.

So if my table with its data looks like as below:

ID  BookTitle
1   War and Peace
2   A Farewell to Arms
3   Emma

And I pass a string (bookTitle "A Farewell to Arms") to the following function:

int MyFuntionToGetID (string bookTitle)
{

BooksDBContext context = new BooksDBContext();

//code here

return ID;
}

This function should return me 2 which is the ID of the second record in this table.
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by:käµfm³d 👽
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I need help writing a C# Function using LINQ...
Using LINQ in what context? Are you using either Entity Framework or LINQ-to-SQL, or are you planning on using LINQ after the fact, when the data is already in your application (a.k.a. LINQ-to-Objects)?
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by:FaheemAhmadGul
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Thank you for your prompt response to my request for help. It will be LINQ to entities. The data is already in my application. The DBContext is named BooksDbContext.
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by:Ess Kay
ID: 40009522
try something like this


public void Getbookid(<BOOK NAME VARIABLE HERE>)
{
    DataClasses1DataContext dc = new DataClasses1DataContext();

    var query = (from booktable in BooksDBContext.GetTable<table>()
                 select orders);

    var matches = (from c in query
                   where c.BookTitle == "<VARIABLE HERE>"
                   select
                   c.BOOKTABLE.ID).SingleOrDefault<System.String>();

    MessageBox.Show(matches);

}




http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/26657/Simple-LINQ-to-SQL-in-C
--example7
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by:FaheemAhmadGul
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I do not get any option such as GetTable on typing BooksDBContext.
The link provided for the codeproject is helpful though. I am studying it but I would appreciate a more specific answer to my problem if possible.
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by:Ess Kay
ID: 40009630
try this
in your //CODE HERE part



string ID = (from c in context.Customers

                 where c.BookTitle.Equals(bookTitle)

                 select c.ID).AsEnumerable().DefaultIfEmpty("[MISSING]").Single();
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deepu chandran earned 100 total points
ID: 40010021
HI,

var CustID= BooksDBContext.Customers
                       .Where(p => p.BookTitle.Contains(BookTitle))
                       .Single()
                       .ID;

Above may Helpful
Thanks
Deepu
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by:FaheemAhmadGul
ID: 40010033
This has worked. Many thanks. I am very grateful. Regards - Faheem
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