Dapper.NET Mapping more than 7 types


Example

Sometimes the number of types you are mapping exceeds the 7 provided by the Func<> that does the construction.

Instead of using the Query<> with the generic type argument inputs, we will provide the types to map to as an array, followed by the mapping function. Other than the initial manual setting and casting of the values, the rest of the function does not change.

            var sql = @"SELECT 1 AS Id, 'Daniel Dennett' AS Name, 1942 AS Born, 1 AS CountryId, 'United States of America' AS CountryName, 1 AS BookId, 'Brainstorms' AS BookName
UNION ALL SELECT 1 AS Id, 'Daniel Dennett' AS Name, 1942 AS Born, 1 AS CountryId, 'United States of America' AS CountryName, 2 AS BookId, 'Elbow Room' AS BookName
UNION ALL SELECT 2 AS Id, 'Sam Harris' AS Name, 1967 AS Born, 1 AS CountryId,  'United States of America' AS CountryName, 3 AS BookId, 'The Moral Landscape' AS BookName
UNION ALL SELECT 2 AS Id, 'Sam Harris' AS Name, 1967 AS Born, 1 AS CountryId,  'United States of America' AS CountryName, 4 AS BookId, 'Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion' AS BookName
UNION ALL SELECT 3 AS Id, 'Richard Dawkins' AS Name, 1941 AS Born, 2 AS CountryId,  'United Kingdom' AS CountryName, 5 AS BookId, 'The Magic of Reality: How We Know What`s Really True' AS BookName
UNION ALL SELECT 3 AS Id, 'Richard Dawkins' AS Name, 1941 AS Born, 2 AS CountryId,  'United Kingdom' AS CountryName, 6 AS BookId, 'An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist' AS BookName";

var remainingHorsemen = new Dictionary<int, Person>();
connection.Query<Person>(sql,
    new[]
    {
        typeof(Person),
        typeof(Country),
        typeof(Book)
    }
    , obj => {

        Person person = obj[0] as Person;
        Country country = obj[1] as Country;
        Book book = obj[2] as Book;

        //person
        Person personEntity;
        //trip
        if (!remainingHorsemen.TryGetValue(person.Id, out personEntity))
        {
            remainingHorsemen.Add(person.Id, personEntity = person);
        }

        //country
        if(personEntity.Residience == null)
        {
            if (country == null)
            {
                country = new Country { CountryName = "" };
            }
            personEntity.Residience = country;
        }                    

        //books
        if(personEntity.Books == null)
        {
            personEntity.Books = new List<Book>();
        }

        if (book != null)
        {
            if (!personEntity.Books.Any(x => x.BookId == book.BookId))
            {
                personEntity.Books.Add(book);
            }
        }

        return personEntity;
},
splitOn: "CountryId,BookId");