I have a number of integration tests which access the DB directly - create test prerequisite objects - performs the tests and then cleans up afterwards - however I wonted to try out the same approach in-memory.
I have just used Effort in my project and it works very easily. However I've hit a problem that I have been trying - but unable to solve.
One of the tables that I need filled up with dummy data - as a test prerequisite - contains a computed column (nvarchar, not null). For the scope of the test I really don't care about that column's value - but even if I try to insert dummy data, my data is ignored and then I get hit with an error:
"Column 'x' cannot be null. Error code: GenericError"
In my tests I am using the same edmx file as is used by the actual code. This prevents me from constantly updating the edmx copy.
Is there a way in which I can force the test to update the edmx (at runtime) so that column is a nullable non-computed column? [overriding OnModelCreating] or is there way to insert a default value (anything goes for this column) to stop this error? [overriding SaveChanges]
I have currently tried the following:
I have tried overriding the OnModelCreating method, but to no avail since this is DB-First.
modelBuilder.Entity<Entity_Name>().Property(p => p.x).IsOptional().HasDatabaseGeneratedOption(System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.Schema.DatabaseGeneratedOption.None);
The reason of the problem was a bug in the Effort database. When the computed column is based on non-nullable columns, the computed column would also automatically become non-nullable. Therefor, the Effort database was expecting a non-null value. With the latest update the problem is resolved. You have to set the global
EntityFrameworkEffortManager.UseDefaultForNotNullable flag as true.
See the issue on github