Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Joins in LINQ to SQL

The following post shows how to write different types of joins in LINQ to SQL. I am using the My Sample database and LINQ to SQL for these examples


SampleDbDataContext dataContext = new SampleDbDataContext();



Inner Join :-
var q1 = from b in dataContext.Blogs
join c in dataContext.Comments on b.BlogId equals c.BlogId
select new
{
b.BlogId,
b.BlogTitle,
b.BlogDescription,
c.CommentsId,
c.CommentDescription
};
Above LINQ In SQL
SELECT [b].[BlogId], [b].[BlogTitle], [b].[BlogDescription], [c].[CommentsId],[c].[CommentsDescription]
FROM [dbo].[Blogs] AS [b]
INNER JOIN [dbo].[Comments] AS [c] ON [b].[BlogId] = [c].[BlogId]

Left Join :-
var q2 = from b in dataContext.Blogs
join c in dataContext.Comments on b.BlogId equals c.BlogId into g
from s in g.DefaultIfEmpty()
select new
{
b.BlogId,
b.BlogTitle,
b.BlogDescription,
s.CommentsId,
s.CommentDescription
};
Above LINQ In SQL
SELECT [b].[BlogId], [b].[BlogTitle], [b].[BlogDescription], [c].[CommentsId],[c].[CommentsDescription]
FROM [dbo].[Blogs] AS [b]
LEFT OUTER JOIN [dbo].[Comments] AS [c] ON [b].[BlogId] = [c].[BlogId]

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

LinkedIn button on profile page

Something you may want to do, if you have a LinkedIn account (it's free!) is to add a button in your webpage or blog to make it easier for people to see your LinkedIn profile.

Here's how to find the button and code to paste into your site.

1. Go to your Profile page in LinkedIn
2. Click "My Profile"
3. Click on "Edit Public Profile Settings" (on the top right of the page)
4. Click "Promote your profile with customized buttons"
5. Pick a button, copy the code

or easier yet: http://www.linkedin.com/profile?promoteProfile=

Also, make sure your profile is not set to Private. Make it viewable to the world.

For users of Blogger, where to place the button.

In Blogger, you have to go to the Layout tab, click on "Add a Gadget" and add an "HTML/JavaScript" section where you paste the code. Title section is not mandatory.