Using Entity Framework with Azure Functions

Jeff Hollan
May 28 · 4 min read

Adding entity framework to a function project

Update-Package Microsoft.NET.Sdk.Functions Install-Package Microsoft.Azure.Functions.Extensions
Install-Package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer -Version 2.2.3
Install-Package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Design -Version 2.2.3 Install-Package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Tools -Version 2.2.3

Add the entity models

Write the function code to inject the entity context

Enable design-time DbContext creation

Getting the project .dll in the right spot

<Target Name="PostBuild" AfterTargets="PostBuildEvent">
<Exec Command="copy /Y &quot;$(TargetDir)bin\$(ProjectName).dll&quot; &quot;$(TargetDir)$(ProjectName).dll&quot;" />
</Target>

Adding an entity framework migration

$env:SqlConnectionString= "Server=tcp:mySqlServerStuffxxx" Add-Migration InitialCreate Update-Database

Writing the function app and publishing


Jeff Hollan

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Senior PM Lead for Microsoft Azure Functions. I help build cloud stuff, and love serverless. Thoughts shared are my own.

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