Ricardo Cortio Ricardo Cortio - 1 year ago 140
ASP.NET (C#) Question

Cannot create controller with Entity Framework

Getting the following error when trying to create a controller.

There was an error running the selected code generator: "Unable to retrieve metadata for "ProjectName.Models.Tecnologia". One or more validation errors were detected during model generation:

ProjectName.DataContexts.Estadistica: EntityType "Estadistica" has no key defined. Define the key for this EntityType.
Estadisticas: EntityType: EntitySet: "Estadisticas" is based on type "Estadistica" that has no key defined.

Class Tecnologia:

public class Tecnologia
public int ID { get; set; }
public string Nombre { get; set; }
public List<Usuario> TutoresCorrectores { get; set; }
public List<FichaProyecto> FichasProyecto { get; set; }

Class Estadistica

public class Estadistica
public int Cantidad { get; set; }
public int Porcentaje { get; set; }

Class DataContexts.GestionProyectodbContext

public class GestionProyectodbContext : DbContext
public GestionProyectodbContext() : base("DefaultConnection")

public DbSet<Carrera> Carreras { get; set; }
public DbSet<Comentario> Comentarios { get; set; }
public DbSet<EstadoFicha> Estados { get; set; }
public DbSet<FichaProyecto> FichasProyectos { get; set; }
public DbSet<Grupo> Grupos { get; set; }
public DbSet<InformeAvance> InformesAvance { get; set; }
public DbSet<InstanciaAcademica> InstanciasAcademicas { get; set; }
public DbSet<InstanciaEvaluacion> InstanciasEvaluacion { get; set; }
public DbSet<PropuestaProyecto> PropuestasProyectos { get; set; }
public DbSet<Reunion> Reuniones { get; set; }
public DbSet<Rol> ListaRoles { get; set; }
public DbSet<Tecnologia> Tecnologias { get; set; }
public DbSet<TipoAplicacion> TiposAplicaciones { get; set; }
public DbSet<TipoCliente> TiposClientes { get; set; }
public DbSet<TipoProyecto> TiposProyectos { get; set; }
public DbSet<Usuario> Usuarios { get; set; }
public DbSet<InformeTarea> InformesTareas { get; set; }
public DbSet<Documento> Documentos { get; set; }
public DbSet<InformeCorreccion> InformesCorreccion { get; set; }

As seen, class "Estadistica" does not have an "ID" prop, but that's because I don't want to persist it in database. Id isn't even in the "GestionProyectodbContext" class, so it shouldn't be a problem. But when trying to create a controller por class "Tecnologia", an error saying that "Estadistica" has no key is popping. I don't know why this error is coming out, and I would some help from you if you somehow know why this happens.
PD: class "Tecnologia" is not even referring to class "Estadistica".
PD2: I know how to solve this error, but it's not the way I should be doing it, because I don't want to add an "ID" property into a class that I don't want to persist in the database.

Answer Source

You must have an mapped entity referencing Estadistica apply the NotMapped attribute to it.

you can also use the fluent api to ignore it:

protected override void OnModelCreating(DbModelBuilder modelBuilder) {