Ricardo Cortio Ricardo Cortio - 2 months ago 15x
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.


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) {