Entity Framework Extensions – Update FromQuery

Update FromQuery

Allow you to execute to UPDATE multiples records in a database from a LINQ Query without loading entities in the context

// UPDATE all customers that are inactive for more than two years
.Where(x => x.Actif && x.LastLogin < DateTime.Now.AddYears(-2))
.UpdateFromQuery(x => new Customer {Actif = false});

Performance Comparisons

Operations 1,000 Entities 2,000 Entities 5,000 Entities
SaveChanges 1,000 ms 2,000 ms 5,000 ms
UpdateFromQuery 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms

SaveChanges makes one database round-trip for each entity to insert/update/delete. So if you want to save (add, modify or remove) 10,000 entities, 10,000 databases round trip will be required which are INSANELY slow.

FromQuery operations directly execute the SQL statements on the target database.


  • SQL Server 2008+
  • SQL Azure

More provider will be available on next major version