SimpleStack - Simple and efficient ORM

Based on Dapper.NET

Fast Mapping

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Native support for multiple databases

SQLServer, MySQL/MariaDb, PostgreSQL, SQLite and more to come

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SimpleStack.Orm is an Object Relational Mapper based on the Dapper project. SimpleStack.Orm generate database specific SQL queries based on lambda expressions and pass the generated queries to Dapper for effective mapping. It is designed to persist types with a minimal amount of intrusion and configuration. All the generated SQL queries are using parameters to improve performance and security.

By using Dynamic queries it is also possible to generate queries without a corresponding Type, see Dynamic Queries for more information.

Main goals:

  • Map a Type 1:1 to an RDBMS table or view.
  • Create/Drop DB Table schemas using nothing but a Type. (IOTW a true code-first ORM)
  • Simplicity - typed, wrist friendly API for common data access patterns.
  • Full use of query parameters.
  • Supports multiple databases. Currently: Sql Server, Sqlite, MySql, PostgreSQL)
  • Cross Platform, based on netstandard 2.0.
  • Support connections on multiple databases from the same application

In SimpleStak.Orm : 1 Class = 1 Table/View. There are no surprising or hidden behavior. Attributes may be added on your Type to tune the queries generation (Alias, Schema, PrimaryKey, Index,…)

Sample usage

using SimpleStack.Orm;
using SimpleStack.Orm.SqlServer;

namespace Test{

   public class sample{

      public class Dog{
         public int Id{get; set;}
         public string Name{get; set;}
         public DateTime? BirthDate{get; set;}
         public decimal Weight{get; set;}
         public string Breed{get; set;}

      var factory = new OrmConnectionFactory(new SqlServerDialectProvider(), "server=...");
      using (var conn = factory.OpenConnection())

         // INSERT INTO "dogs" ("Id", "Name", "birth_date", "Weight", "Breed" ) VALUES (@p_0, @p_1, @p_2, @p_3, @p_4)
         conn.Insert(new Dog{Name="Snoopy", BirthDate = new DateTime(1950,10,01), Weight=25.4});
         conn.Insert(new Dog{Name="Rex", Weight=45.6});
         conn.Insert(new Dog{Name="Popol", BirthDate = new DateTime(1918,09,13), Weight=2});

         // SELECT "Id", "Name", "birth_date" AS BirthDate, "Weight", "Breed"
         // FROM "dogs"
         // WHERE ("Id" = @p_0)
         // ORDER BY 1 -- ORDER BY is mandatory to use OFFSET and FETCH clause in SQLServer
         var rex = conn.First<Dog>(x => Id == 2);

         rex.BirthDate = new DateTime(1994,11,10);

         // UPDATE "dogs" SET "Name"=@p_0, "birth_date"=@p_1, "Weight"=@p_2, "Breed"=@p_3 WHERE "Id"=@p_4

         // DELETE FROM "dogs" WHERE ("Name" = @p_0)
         conn.DeleteAll<Dog>(x => x.Name == "Popol");

         // SELECT "Name", "Breed", "Weight"
         // FROM "dogsbackup"
         // WHERE (DATEPART(year,"birth_date") = @p_0) --will be specific depending on database
         // ORDER BY "Breed" ASC,"Weight" DESC
         conn.Select<Dog>(x => {
             x.From("dogsbackup");                         // Change From clause
             x.Select(y => new {y.Name,y.Breed,y.Weight}); // Only return some fields
             x.Where(y => y.BirthDate.Value.Year == 2019);
             x.OrderBy(y => y.Breed)
              .ThenByDescending(y => y.Weight);

         // SELECT AVG(Weight) AS Weight
         // FROM "dogs"
         conn.GetScalar<Dog, decimal>(x => Sql.Avg(x.Weight))