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4/16/2013 11:06 PM

I'm pretty new to DAL2 but from I've read I came to conclusion that with DAL2 if you want to retrieve an entity along with its related entities you'd have to do it yourself either at the DB level (with a SP) or populate it manually in your C# code.

Is this correct? If so, this is not acceptable. Through relationship fix-up, EF is smart enough to give you all of the related entities when you select a target entity (e.g., select Book you'll also get Author and stuff). Is there any way to do this with DAL2?

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5/28/2013 5:31 PM
No, You would have to code it yourself, or use EF

Mind you: DAL2 was never meant to be a replacement for EF

Erik van Ballegoij, Former DNN Corp. Employee and DNN Expert

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