HanaGenericRepository.dll 1.4.8

dotnet add package HanaGenericRepository.dll --version 1.4.8                
NuGet\Install-Package HanaGenericRepository.dll -Version 1.4.8                
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<PackageReference Include="HanaGenericRepository.dll" Version="1.4.8" />                
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paket add HanaGenericRepository.dll --version 1.4.8                
#r "nuget: HanaGenericRepository.dll, 1.4.8"                
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// Install HanaGenericRepository.dll as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=HanaGenericRepository.dll&version=1.4.8

// Install HanaGenericRepository.dll as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=HanaGenericRepository.dll&version=1.4.8                

Release Notes

* v1.4.8 LTS : new function : GetPaged(where_sql_filter, take, skip, orderBy)
* v1.4.7 : bugfix setting System.DBNull value
* v1.4.6 : optimize get encoded empty string
* v1.4.5 : function Count(sql_where_filter)


  • usable with LINQ
  • light weight memory footprint (running API uses 40-50 MB / instance)
  • few external dependencies other that SAP HANA driver for dotnetcore (only NewtonSoft Json is referenced)
  • generic use regarding of data model that is used (db container lifecycle may be maintained with WebIDE & HANA CDS for best performance)
  • sql injection prevention on string properties (by default disabled)
  • fast execution & no performance overhead that is not needed (eg : ORM features that are not used in cloud & enterprise services)
  • sql scripts designed for SAP HANA !
  • Inversion Of Control ready
  • GDPR : encoding in stored value & decoding on access

1. Instalation

Get SAP HANA Express .NET Core x64 driver

  1. Register for SAP HANA Express & Get the downloader from here
  2. Using the downloader get SAP HANA Express 2.0 SPS 04 or later & windows_clients.zip file

Install the nuget package & add the database driver as local dependency (copy file = true)

2. Documentation

2.1 Classes & interfaces

  • CloudFoundryEnvironmentHelper - reads the ENV variables "VCAP_SERVICES" and "VCAP_APPLICATION"
  • IHanaServerInfo - used to inject & custom define Server info (returns HanaConnectionInfo)
  • HanaCloudFoundryInfo & CloudFoundryEnvironmentHelper - read VCAP_SERVICES and VCAP_APPLICATION from CF Environment
  • HanaConnectionInfo - db connection parameters specific to SAP HANA (eg : namespace, context, tenant db)
  • HanaDbConnectionFactory - opens database connections (input type : HanaConnectionInfo, output type : HanaConnection)
  • HanaGenericRepository<T> - use for model class
  • MD5Utils that adds string extension for string.ComputeMD5Hash()

2.1 Attributes

Class Attributes

  • HanaTableNamespaceAttribute- mandatory (namespace from full table name structure : namespace::context.table)
  • HanaTableContextAttribute - mandatory (context from full table name structure : namespace::context.table)
  • HanaTableNameAttribute - by default id not specified table name is considered (model class name).ToLowerCase()

Property Attributes

  • HanaIdAttribute - 1 mandatory property per model class has to be marked as Id. (int data types, string and Guid types supported as single column table id)
  • HanaColumnNameAttribute - mandatory for mapped properties (attribute is missing = property is not mapped to database)
  • HanaDatabaseEncodedValueAttribute - store encoded/decode on access

2.1 Repository Functions

* constructor receives and object created by HanaDbConnectionFactory.CreateConnection function
* NextId() - generates the next valid id (Guid, Long or String - using substring of a new Guid insatce)
* LastId() - gets the last id generated or from table id column
* Count() - returns the number of rows using `SELECT COUNT(*) from table` query
* TestConnection() - test connections with `SELECT * FROM DUMMY`
* EnableSqlInjectionPrevention() - activates sql injection tests for string properties (by default disabled)
* DisableSqlInjectionPrevention() - disables sql injection tests for string properties
* Query(Expression<Func<T, bool>> filter, Expression<Func<T, object>> orderBy = null, long take = 0, long skip = 0) - filters by LINQ expression using `SELECT * FROM table WHERE condition` query
* GetPaged(long take, long skip) - gets records ordered ASC by id value using LIMIT & OFFSET sql query
* GetById(object id) - gets object by Id value
* DeleteById(object id) - deletes object by id value (DELETE FROM sql)
* Create(T obj) - saves row (with INSERT INTO sql)
* Update(T obj) - updaet row (UPDATE table SET ... WHERE idcol = ..)
* GetColumnDistinctValues(string columnName) - returns column distinct values using `SELECT DISTINCT columnName FROM table ORDER BY column` query
* GetColumnValues(string columnName) - returns list with id & column value using `SELECT id,column FROM table ORDER BY column` query
* GetColumnName(PropertyInfo info) - needed to be used to get results from column functions : `GetColumnDistinctValues` and `GetColumnValues`

3. Sample Code

3.1 Test Database (SAP Hana Core Data Services - data.hdbcdsfile)

Create your Database schema with CDS

SAP HANA Developer Manual

File for SAP HANA DB module (Multi Target Application)
namespace testdb.database;

context data {
	type Guid : String(36);

	entity model1 {
		id : Guid;
		name : String(255);
		active : Boolean;
		value : Integer;
		datetime : UTCTimestamp;

3.2 Model Class Example

using HanaGenericRepository.Attributes;
using System;

namespace TestModels
    public class Model1
        public Guid Id { get; set; }

        public String Name { get; set; } = string.Empty;

        public bool Active { get; set; }

        public int IntValue { get; set; } = 0;

        public DateTime DateTimeValue { get; set; } = DateTime.MinValue;

        public string NotMappedProperty { get; set; }

3.3 Repository Creation and Use

var hanaConnInfo = new HanaConnectionInfo()
        Tenant = "HXE",
        UserName = "",
        Password = "",
        Schema = "TESTDB_SCHEMA",
        Host = "hxehost",
        Port = 39015

var connFactory = new HanaDbConnectionFactory();
var hanaConn = connFactory.GetConnection(hanaConnInfo);

var repo = new HanaGenericRepository<Model1>(dbConn);

long noRecords = repo.Count();

3.4 IoC example for .NET Core API

In StartUp.cs file add
    services.AddSingleton<IHanaInfo, HanaCloudFoundryInfo>();
    services.AddSingleton<IHanaDbConnectionFactory, HanaDbConnectionFactory>();
In Controller add private property
    private HanaConnectionInfo _hanaConnInfo;
In Controller constructor get object from IoC container
    public TenantController([FromServices] IHanaInfo hanaInfo)
        _hanaConnInfo = hanaInfo.GetInfo();
In Controller functions get the values from IoC container
    public ActionResult<List<Tenant>> Tenants([FromServices] IHanaDbConnectionFactory hanaDbConnFactory, [FromRoute] int take, [FromRoute] int skip = 0)
        var hanaConn = hanaDbConnFactory.CreateConnection(this._hanaConnInfo);
        var repo = new HanaGenericRepository<Tenant>(hanaConn);

        return repo.GetPaged(take, skip);

4. Performance

For single threaded test 100 inserts + 100 update + 100 count(*) + 100 delete transactions = 2 seconds Average runtime for below configuration is 2s / 400 transactions :

So it's very fast : 2000 ms (2s) / 400 transactions = 5 ms per transaction !

Hardware configuration for hana server & development VM : * 32 GB RAM * 8 vcores in VMSphere ESXi 6.7 (2 x processor Intel Xeon E5-2630L @1.8 Ghz)

Test VM & HANA VM on the same hypervisor!

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
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.NET Core netcoreapp2.1 is compatible.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 was computed.  netcoreapp3.1 was computed. 
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Version Downloads Last updated
1.4.8 3,973 2/22/2020
1.4.7 520 2/19/2020
1.4.6 504 2/16/2020
1.4.5 622 2/16/2020
1.4.4 570 2/10/2020
1.4.3 503 2/6/2020
1.4.2 509 2/4/2020
1.4.1 513 2/3/2020
1.3.3 580 1/26/2020
1.3.2 604 1/25/2020

First version tested with the following column data types : bool, short, int, long, decimal, guid, string, DateTime