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Provide .NET Standard 2.1 compliant nuget for use with Entity Framework 6.4+


We currently are converting our applications to .NET Core.

Microsoft provided a .NET Standard 2.1 compatible version of EF starting with EF 6.3 and continuing with EF 6.4.

The issue however is we are having issues getting your latest EF 6 driver (6.1.1 available from passport advantage site only).

It seems that your 6.1.1 driver is not .NET Standard 2.1 compatible.

We really need your EF 6.1.1 nuget package to be updated for .NET Standard 2.1 so that we can use it in .NET Core applications.

Perhaps there is a way to get it working now?

I have included a sample .NET Core application I am attempting to get working but get this message:

'The store type 'integer' could not be found in the SqlServer provider manifest'

Attached is the sample application I am attempting to get working.


See Case # TS003120433 for more details.

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  • Dec 12 2019
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Every .NET developer
How should it work?

Your EF 6 driver should provide a .NET Standard 2.1 compatible EF Driver for use in .NET Core applications.


Microsoft has provided a roadmap to upgrade legacy applications (for which there are many) that are using EF 6 by giving them the exact same version of EF that was used in full framework applications but give them the ability to port it to .NET Core with minimal effort.


We just need IBM to provide a compatible EF 6 driver that supports EF 6.4+ and is .NET Standard 2.1 compliant.

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification .NET Full framework is nearing end of life. We need to start converting our applications to a supported .NET COre
Customer Name American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
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    Guest commented
    27 Apr 06:52am


    Db2 Connect team is actively working on this and plan to ship this item [.NET EF 6.4] by Dec 2020.

    In regard to .NET Core 3.1, its in plan for June 2020 delivery. I am sure, some/most of you in this forum are already on pre-release [BETA] programme.


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    Guest commented
    9 Jan 12:51pm

    From the answers, I am getting nobody has any idea about the status of .NET Core 3.x DB2 EF client, which worries me because it takes IBM years to update anything for .NET.  And .NET Core 2.2 is not supported anymore and there is no DB2 .NET client for .NET 3.1 so we are stuck with .NET 2.2 and developing applications for .NET Core 2.2 or .NET 4.8 or going to Java, maybe that's what IBM wants.

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    Guest commented
    8 Jan 08:03pm

    Yes, Please. I do not understand why IBM is not supporting .NET Core 3.x - It runs on Linux.

    IBM has .NET Core 2.2 DB2 EF, but it does not work with .NET Core 3.x and I would like to run my .NET apps on Linux. Microsoft's recommendation is to develop new applications in .NET Core 3.x, but you can't if you are using DB2 as the backend.

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    Guest commented
    12 Dec, 2019 03:25pm

    Sorry, I created a duplicate. This is also covered under this request:

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