EF7 beta5: Error trying to insert child entity

asp.net-core c# entity-framework-core


I have created an API using ASP.NET5 and Entity Framework 7.0.0-beta 5.

I have the Model, DbContext and the Repository created as is described here, and when I try to insert data with a child entity my app throw an exception:

"Cannot insert the value NULL into column 'Status', table 'Company'; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails."

Code + Exception

The Status attribute is not null in my Company entity, but I don't know why EF is not capable of insert the value of the child entity. (in this case, "1")

This is the stack trace:

   at Microsoft.Data.Entity.Relational.Update.ReaderModificationCommandBatch.Execute(RelationalTransaction transaction, IRelationalTypeMapper typeMapper, DbContext context, ILogger logger)
   at Microsoft.Data.Entity.Relational.Update.BatchExecutor.Execute(IEnumerable`1 commandBatches, IRelationalConnection connection)
   at Microsoft.Data.Entity.Relational.RelationalDataStore.SaveChanges(IReadOnlyList`1 entries)
   at Microsoft.Data.Entity.ChangeTracking.Internal.StateManager.SaveChanges(IReadOnlyList`1 entriesToSave)
   at Microsoft.Data.Entity.ChangeTracking.Internal.StateManager.SaveChanges(Boolean acceptAllChangesOnSuccess)
   at Microsoft.Data.Entity.DbContext.SaveChanges(Boolean acceptAllChangesOnSuccess)
   at Microsoft.Data.Entity.DbContext.SaveChanges()
   at **.Data.Repositories.CompanyRepository.Create(Company company) in D:\**.Data\Repositories\CompanyRepository.cs:line 36
   at **.API.Controllers.CompanyController.Create(Company company) in D:\**.API\Controllers\CompanyController.cs:line 48

Here is the code:


public class MrBellhopContext : DbContext

    public DbSet<Company> Company { get; set; }
    public DbSet<CompanyStatus> CompanyStatus { get; set; }

    protected override void OnModelCreating(ModelBuilder modelBuilder)
        modelBuilder.Entity<Company>().Key(c => c.CompanyId);
        modelBuilder.Entity<Company>().Index(c => c.Name);
        modelBuilder.Entity<Company>().Reference(c => c.Status).InverseReference().ForeignKey<CompanyStatus>(cs => cs.StatusId);

        modelBuilder.Entity<CompanyStatus>().Key(cs => cs.StatusId);




public class Company

    public int CompanyId { get; set; }

    public string Name { get; set; }

    public string Email { get; set; }

    public CompanyStatus Status { get; set; }

    public DateTime CreatedAt { get; set; }

    public DateTime UpdatedAt { get; set; }


public class CompanyStatus

    public int StatusId { get; set; }

    public string Name { get; set; }


Repository (only create method)

    public int Create(Company company)

        return company.CompanyId;

Does anyone know how to insert correctly child entities?

5/23/2017 12:15:16 PM

Popular Answer

In EF7, you need to have your child object attached into the context. This is different from EF6, and I'm pretty sure is the scenario you are facing. Try to attach the object to the dbcontext before saving.

happened to me, check out this Issue : https://github.com/aspnet/EntityFramework/issues/2387 for more information.

7/9/2015 5:46:35 PM

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