EntityFrameworkCore.Exceptions.PostgreSQL 8.1.2

dotnet add package EntityFrameworkCore.Exceptions.PostgreSQL --version 8.1.2
NuGet\Install-Package EntityFrameworkCore.Exceptions.PostgreSQL -Version 8.1.2
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<PackageReference Include="EntityFrameworkCore.Exceptions.PostgreSQL" Version="8.1.2" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add EntityFrameworkCore.Exceptions.PostgreSQL --version 8.1.2
#r "nuget: EntityFrameworkCore.Exceptions.PostgreSQL, 8.1.2"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install EntityFrameworkCore.Exceptions.PostgreSQL as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=EntityFrameworkCore.Exceptions.PostgreSQL&version=8.1.2

// Install EntityFrameworkCore.Exceptions.PostgreSQL as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=EntityFrameworkCore.Exceptions.PostgreSQL&version=8.1.2



Handle database errors easily when working with Entity Framework Core. Supports SQLServer, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle and MySql

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What does EntityFramework.Exceptions do?

When using Entity Framework Core for data access all database exceptions are wrapped in DbUpdateException. If you need to find whether the exception was caused by a unique constraint, value being too long or value missing for a required column you need to dig into the concrete DbException subclass instance and check the error code to determine the exact cause.

EntityFramework.Exceptions simplifies this by handling all the database specific details and throwing different exceptions. All you have to do is to configure DbContext by calling UseExceptionProcessor and handle the exception(s) such as UniqueConstraintException, CannotInsertNullException, MaxLengthExceededException, NumericOverflowException, ReferenceConstraintException you need.

In case of UniqueConstraintException and ReferenceConstraintException you can get the name of the associated constraint with ConstraintName property. The ConstraintProperties will contain the properties that are part of the constraint.

[!WARNING] ConstraintName and ConstraintProperties will be populated only if the index is defined in the Entity Framework Model. These properties will not be populated if the index exists in the database but isn't part of the model or if the index is added with MigrationBuilder.Sql method.

[!WARNING] ConstraintName and ConstraintProperties will not be populated when using SQLite.

All these exceptions inherit from DbUpdateException for backwards compatibility.

How do I get started?

First, install the package corresponding to your database:

dotnet add package EntityFrameworkCore.Exceptions.SqlServer
dotnet add package EntityFrameworkCore.Exceptions.MySql
dotnet add package EntityFrameworkCore.Exceptions.MySql.Pomelo
dotnet add package EntityFrameworkCore.Exceptions.PostgreSQL
dotnet add package EntityFrameworkCore.Exceptions.Sqlite
dotnet add package EntityFrameworkCore.Exceptions.Oracle

Next, in your DbContext OnConfiguring method call UseExceptionProcessor extension method:

class DemoContext : DbContext
    public DbSet<Product> Products { get; set; }
    public DbSet<ProductSale> ProductSale { get; set; }

    protected override void OnModelCreating(ModelBuilder builder)
        builder.Entity<Product>().HasIndex(u => u.Name).IsUnique();

    protected override void OnConfiguring(DbContextOptionsBuilder optionsBuilder)

You will now start getting different exception for different database error. For example, when a unique constraints fails you will get UniqueConstraintException exception:

using (var demoContext = new DemoContext())
    demoContext.Products.Add(new Product
        Name = "demo",
        Price = 10

    demoContext.Products.Add(new Product
        Name = "demo",
        Price = 100

    catch (UniqueConstraintException e)
        //Handle exception here
        Console.WriteLine($"Unique constraint {e.ConstraintName} violated. Duplicate value for {e.ConstraintProperties[0]}");

Usage with DbContext pooling

Instead of calling UseExceptionProcessor in the OnConfiguring method, add it where you add your DbContextPool:

// Replace UseNpgsql with the sql flavor you're using
builder.Services.AddDbContextPool<DemoContext>(options => options
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Add ConstraintName and ConstraintProperties to UniqueConstraintException and ReferenceConstraintException