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 require to load them first in the
ChangeTracker. These additional round-trips are often not necessary.
UpdateFromQuery give you access to directly execute a
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|
Why UpdateFromQuery is faster than SaveChanges, BulkSaveChanges, and BulkUpdate?
UpdateFromQuery execute a statement directly in SQL such as
UPDATE [TableName] SET [SetColumnsAndValues] WHERE [Key].
Other operations normally require one or multiple database round-trips which make the performance slower.