O'Reilly logo

Entity Framework Tutorial - Second Edition by Joydip Kanjilal

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Working with the ADO.NET Entity Client

The ADO.NET Entity Client is a data provider that provides a gateway to execute entity level queries using Entity Framework. You can use it to query against your conceptual model of data. Entity Client uses its own language called E-SQL, a storage independent language, to communicate with the conceptual model. You can execute the same E-SQL query against any data store. In other words, it is provider independent, and you need not make changes to your query if the underlying data store changes. Therefore, you can use the same E-SQL syntax to communicate to the conceptual model, regardless of the data store in use.

The E-SQL queries are converted to a command tree that is in turn passed to the storage-specific ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required