Check if Unique Constraint will be violated before Insert with LLBLGen

Date Published: 30 October 2008

Check if Unique Constraint will be violated before Insert with LLBLGen

I needed to determine if a unique constraint would be violated so that I could programmatically update the Name of a business object to make it unique today. I use LLBLGen for this project’s database layer, and I have a unique constraint (actually a unique index) set on the database. In this case it covers two columns, an integer ID and a string Name, but the nice thing about LLBLGen is that it provides helper methods that generate the predicate needed. The code required looked like this:

public static bool CampaignNameInUse(int advertiserId, string campaignName)
{
  using (DataAccessAdapter adapter = new DataAccessAdapter())
  {
    CampaignEntity myCampaign = new CampaignEntity();
    myCampaign.AdvertiserId = advertiserId;
    myCampaign.Name = campaignName;
    return adapter.FetchEntityUsingUniqueConstraint(myCampaign, myCampaign.ConstructFilterForUCAdvertiserIdName());
  }
}
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