Filter all queries (trying to achieve soft delete)

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Question

I am trying to get to work soft delete behaviour in EF Core 2.0.

public interface ISoftDeleteModel
{
    bool IsDeleted { get; set; }
}

Creating proper column and soft-deleting are working fine but filtering entities from DbContext isn't.

I would like to use query filtering in context but I am stuck.

protected override void OnModelCreating(ModelBuilder modelBuilder)
{
    Type entityType;
    // ^^^ it contains type of entity, eg. Blog, Post, etc. using
    // modelBuilder.Model.GetEntityTypes().First().Name and converting to Type

    var entity = modelBuilder.Entity(entityType);
    if(entityType.GetInterface("ISoftDeleteModel") != null)
    {
        // ??? how to access IsDeleted property ???
        entity.HasQueryFilter(x => !x.IsDeleted);
    }
}

The question is simple - how to access IsDeleted property?

If I knew type of the entity, eg. Post, and Post implemented ISoftDeleteModel I would be able to do this:

protected override void OnModelCreating(ModelBuilder modelBuilder)
{
    modelBuilder.Entity<Post>().HasQueryFilter(x => !x.IsDeleted);
}

But I do not know the type. I am trying to achieve simple thing - all models implementing this interface would be automatically filtered. Am I missing something?

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12/30/2017 7:22:58 PM

Accepted Answer

Can't test the exact API, but the general approach would be to create a constrained generic method and call it via reflection:

public static class EFFilterExtensions
{
    public static void SetSoftDeleteFilter(this ModelBuilder modelBuilder, Type entityType)
    {
        SetSoftDeleteFilterMethod.MakeGenericMethod(entityType)
            .Invoke(null, new object[] { modelBuilder });
    }

    static readonly MethodInfo SetSoftDeleteFilterMethod = typeof(EFFilterExtensions)
               .GetMethods(BindingFlags.Public | BindingFlags.Static)
               .Single(t => t.IsGenericMethod && t.Name == "SetSoftDeleteFilter");

    public static void SetSoftDeleteFilter<TEntity>(this ModelBuilder modelBuilder) 
        where TEntity : class, ISoftDeleteModel
    {
        modelBuilder.Entity<TEntity>().HasQueryFilter(x => !x.IsDeleted);
    }
}

Now you can use something like this inside your OnModelCreating:

foreach (var type in modelBuilder.Model.GetEntityTypes())
{
    if (typeof(ISoftDeleteModel).IsAssignableFrom(type.ClrType))
        modelBuilder.SetSoftDeleteFilter(type.ClrType);
}
22
12/30/2017 7:15:08 PM


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