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Entity Framework Core Cookbook - Second Edition by Ricardo Peres

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Handling soft deletes

Soft deletes is a handy database technique by which you never (or almost never) delete records from your database. Instead, you mark these records as deleted and when you query these records, you always filter out those marked as such. In this recipe, we will see how we can get this working in Entity Framework Core. We will leverage concepts introduced in previous chapters, such as shadow properties.

Getting ready

We will be using the NuGet Package Manager to install the Entity Framework Core 1 package, Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore. We will also be using a SQL Server database to store the data, so we will also need Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer.

Finally, xunit is the package we will be using for the unit tests, and ...

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