SQLinq - use LINQ to generate Ad-Hoc SQL Queries
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SQLinq allows you to use LINQ (Language INtegrated Query) features of .NET to generate Ad-Hoc SQL Queries at runtime.

This allows for easy generation of ad-hoc SQL code using strongly typed LINQ code in .NET in a similar fashion to writing queries with Entity Framework. However, SQLinq is NOT an ORM. SQLinq is a library for generating ad-hoc, strongly typed SQL code at runtime. The generated SQL code can then be executed against a SQL database using either ADO.NET directly, or with Dapper.NET using the SQLinq Dapper nuget package. One of the benefits of SQLinq is that you can write ad-hoc SQL code at runtime that isn't just strongly typed, but benefits from compile time validation as well.

Nuget Package

Install SQLinq via Nuget

SQLinq Usage

Step 1: Create your data object in code (like the following examples) that matches the database table or view you want to select from. It can either be a class or interface. You can also name the object and/or its properties differently than the database by using the SQLinqTable and SQLinqColumn attributes to specify their name in the database.

public class Person
    public Guid ID { get; set; }

    public string FirstName { get; set; }

    public string LastName { get; set; }

    public int Age { get; set; }

Step 2: Use LINQ to generate the ad-hoc SQL query necessary.

var query = from d in new SQLinq<Person>()
            where d.FirstName.StartsWith("C")
                 && d.Age > 18
            orderby d.FirstName
            select new {
                id = d.ID,
                firstName = d.FirstName

Step 3: Generate the SQL code and necessary query parameter key/value pairs.

var queryResult = query.ToSQL();

// get the full SQL code
var sqlCode = queryResult.ToQuery();

// get the query parameters necessary to execute the above query
var sqlParameters = queryResult.Parameters;

Step 4: Create SqlCommand and set the SQL code and Query Parameters

var cmd = new SqlCommand(dbconnection, sqlCode);
foreach(var p in sqlParameters)
    cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue(p.Key, p.Value);
// now execute the command and get the results from the database


SQLinq.Dapper is a small helper library that bridges the gap between SQLinq and Dapper dot net to allow for queries to be performed more easily.

SQLinq.Dapper Usage:
Here's a simple example of using SQLinq.Dapper:

IEnumerable<Person> data = null;
using(IDbConnection con = GetDbConnection())
    data = con.Query(
        from p in new SQLinq<Person>()
        where p.FirstName.StartsWith("C") && p.Age > 21
        orderby p.FirstName
        select p

// do somthing with the data that was returned

Install SQLinq.Dapper via Nuget
SQLinq.Dapper can also be installed into your project via Nuget!

Install SQLinq via Nuget


SQLinq: Use LINQ to generate Ad-Hoc, strongly typed SQL queries