*.net standard 2.0 accessing data from entity framework that’s in .net 4.7.2

iqworks Information Quality Works 276 Reputation points

I have a blazor project. I want to call a method in .net standard (grabMbsaMember). This method calls a method in my framework 4.7.2 (GetMemberById). This method should return member data (customer) information back to .net standard, and then to my blazor project.
Here is my configuration :
This is from my blazor project :

This is from my .net framework 4.7.2

This is my EF installed on my .net framework 4.2.7 .
<Reference Include="EntityFramework, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089, processorArchitecture=MSIL">

This is my .net standard 2.0


My blazor project calls this method in .net standard:

This is the method in .net standard: grabMbsaMember

This is the application config (appsettings.json in my blazor application). the error method
"Logging": {
"LogLevel": {
"Default": "Information",
"Microsoft": "Warning",
"Microsoft.Hosting.Lifetime": "Information"
//20220718 RC@2021102008b added connection string
//20221013 - RC@2021102008g added MBSAnalysisData
"AllowedHosts": "*",
"ConnectionStrings": {
"MbsaDataEntities": "Data Source=IQWORKS120\MSSQLSERVER2012;Initial Catalog=MBSAnalysisData;User Id = eflogin;Password=eflogin;Integrated Security=True;",
"default": "Data Source=IQWORKS120\MSSQLSERVER2012;Initial Catalog= MBSAnalysisData ;User Id = eflogin;Password=eflogin;Integrated Security=True;"


This is the method in my .net 4.7.2 I am calling from .net standard. This should return a members information from the .net 4.7.2 entity framework

This is the error I get …
blazor.server.js:1 [2022-10-17T18:54:39.169Z] Error: System.InvalidOperationException: No connection string named 'MbsaDataEntities' could be found in the application config file.
at System.Data.Entity.Internal.LazyInternalConnection.get_ConnectionHasModel()
at System.Data.Entity.Internal.LazyInternalContext.InitializeContext()
at System.Data.Entity.Internal.InternalContext.Initialize()
at System.Data.Entity.Internal.InternalContext.GetEntitySetAndBaseTypeForType(Type entityType)
at System.Data.Entity.Internal.Linq.InternalSet1.Initialize() at System.Data.Entity.Internal.Linq.InternalSet1.get_InternalContext()
at System.Data.Entity.Infrastructure.DbQuery1.System.Linq.IQueryable.get_Provider() at System.Linq.Queryable.Where[TSource](IQueryable1 source, Expression`1 predicate)
at Mbsa.BL.MembersService.GetMemberById(Int32 id) in D:\MBSSys\Mbsa\Mbsa 2021\BL\MembersService.cs:line 902
at MbsaDotNetStandard.MbsaUseFrameworkMethods.grabMbsaMember(Int32 mno) in D:\MBSSys\MbsaDotNetStandard\MbsaUseFrameworkMethods.cs:line 17
at MbsaBlazorServerSideEF.Pages.MbsaMemberPage.OnInitializedAsync() in D:\MBSSys\MbsaBlazorServerSideEF\Pages\MbsaMemberPage.razor:line 90
at Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components.ComponentBase.RunInitAndSetParametersAsync()
at Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components.RenderTree.Renderer.GetErrorHandledTask(Task taskToHandle, ComponentState owningComponentState)

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  1. Jack J Jun 24,311 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    @iqworks Information Quality Works , Welcome to Microsoft Q&A, based on my test, I didn't reproduce your problem. But I get the empty data after using your steps.

    After some researching, I could get the related data.

    First, Please change your tagetframework from .net standard 2.0 to .net standard 2.1.

    Second. Please add a App.Config to your .NET 6.0 Console app and add the connection string to the app.config.

    Like the following:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>  
        <add name="MbsaDataEntities" connectionString="Data Source=IQWORKS120\\MSSQLSERVER2012;Initial Catalog=MBSAnalysisData;User Id = eflogin;Password=eflogin;Integrated Security=True;",  
    "default": "Data Source=IQWORKS120\\MSSQLSERVER2012;Initial Catalog= MBSAnalysisData ;User Id = eflogin;Password=eflogin;Integrated Security=True;" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient"/>  

    Hope the above advice could help you.

    Best Regards,

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  2. iqworks Information Quality Works 276 Reputation points

    Hi Bruce and Jack, thanks for getting back again.
    I looked at that multi-targeting where you can use both .net standard 2.0 and another project for 2.1. It looks like it would be great for a shop that has a huge .net 4.7.2 and your moving to core.
    But I also noticed that I could use it to access existing 4.7.2 methods that are already created that access the EF in the 4.7.2 environment. This could mean that I could use this multi-targeting to access ALL the EF methods in 4.7.2 that return EF data?
    I guess I have to make sure to document how I do this EXTRA well so I can read what I was trying to do :-).
    Thing is, I am thinking now :
    1 - i could just use . EF core and other core projects to access data and add new programs and projects for anything and everything I need for all future projects. Espcially since I can already access the same data base from core EF and .net 4.7.2.
    2 - I could use mutli-targeting so I can access all existing .net 4.7.2 EF methods that return 4.7.2 EF data.

    Thanks for both of your opinons, advice and suggestions

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