UPDATE all rows from the database using a LINQ Query without loading entities in the context.
UPDATE statement is built using the LINQ expression and directly executed in the database.
Updating entities using
SaveChanges normally requires to load them first in the
ChangeTracker. These additional round-trips are often not necessary.
UpdateFromQuery gives you access to directly execute an
UPDATE statement in the database and provide a HUGE performance improvement.
|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|
UpdateFromQuery executes a statement directly in SQL such as
UPDATE [TableName] SET [SetColumnsAndValues] WHERE [Key].
Other operations normally require one or multiple database round-trips which makes the performance slower.