Seeding data using DbContext

Let's continue by looking at another EF Core feature, which allows us to seed data. The seeding data technique facilitates testing environments to get a default snapshot of our integration test database.

Let's walk through an example of database seeding using .NET Core. First of all, let's create a new Data folder and add the JSON files that contain the test records. For brevity, I've included both the artist.json file and the genre.json file in the same snippet of code:

// Data/artist.json[    {        "ArtistId": "3eb00b42-a9f0-4012-841d-70ebf3ab7474",        "ArtistName": "Kendrick Lamar",        "Items": null    },    {        "ArtistId": "f08a333d-30db-4dd1-b8ba-3b0473c7cdab",        "ArtistName": "Anderson Paak.",        "Items": null    }]// Data/genre.json ...

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