Yorke Rossington Yorke Rossington - 3 months ago 43
C# Question

Entity Framework - saving db changes not working

When submitting a form and passing in my model (Forms) I am trying to save the changes to my DB.

Forms model has a

object as a property.

The model is updated successfully, the changes also get added to the
object successfully, however, the
call doesn't save anything.

.NET Framework 4.5.1 - EF 6.1.1

public class Forms
public int Id { get; set; }
public string UserId { get; set; }
public PeopleInvolved PeopleInvolved { get; set; }

public async Task<ActionResult> EditForm(Forms model, string returnUrl)
ViewData["ReturnUrl"] = returnUrl;
ApplicationUser user = await GetCurrentUserAsync();

if (!ModelState.IsValid)
return RedirectToAction("Index", model);

if (model.PeopleInvolved != null)
PeopleInvolved peopleInvolved = _db.PeopleInvolved.Single(x => x.FormId == user.FormId);
peopleInvolved = model.PeopleInvolved;


return RedirectToLocal(returnUrl + "?PeopleInvolved?Success");


You can update like this. If you have to override model.PeopleInvolved.FormId with user.FormId update that property.

db.Entry(model.PeopleInvolved)).State =  System.Data.Entity.EntityState.Modified;