EF Core Multi-Tenancy: Query Filter

EF Core Multi-tenancy: Query FilterThere are many different ways to handle multi-tenancy.  This blog post will cover one approach to EF Core Multi-Tenancy that will work if you are using a shared database approach, meaning you use the same database for multiple tenants, that are disambiguated using tenant ID column.

If you want more details on Multi-Tenancy, check out the Microsoft Docs on the topic, related to designing multi-tenant apps using Azure SQL Database.

Entity

Let’s jump right into some sample code of a simple Entity that represents a customer.  Notice the TenantId.

Filter

The approach we are going to use is to pre-filter any DbSet in our DbContext.  We can do this by using the EntityFramework-Plus package.

It provides us the ability to specify per context instance how to pre-filter our DbSets.  We can do this by adding our TenantId as a ctor parameter and use the Filter<T> extension method.

Example Usage

Here’s a small console app that adds two new customer records both with the same CustomerId = 1.  When creating the MyDbContext, we the TenantId we want to pre-filter on.

Source

All the source code for my demo is available on GitHub if you want to try it yourself.

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