using foreach to save data not save courses correctly(delete previous courses

Posted by Ahmedsa under ASP.NET MVC on 9/3/2016 | Points: 10 | Views : 1162 | Status : [Member] | Replies : 0

save name in employee table and save all courses

in employee courses table when click submit button in edit [HTTPPOST]

Problem summary

submit button save changes only and delete data exist before

Problem details

when click submit button in edit post .courses will save

what i added or selected courses before click submit it will save

but courses that employee have before will delete


1- i add employee name MEDO have course c++

2-in edit view it show c++

3-if i add python in edit view then click submit it must have two courses

c++ and python

4- it show to me python only when open edit for this employee again

it save courses selected but courses exist before deleted

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SAVE all courses in employeecourse table


public class EditEmployeeVm
public int Id { set; get; }
public string Name { get; set; }
public List<SelectListItem> Courses { get; set; }
public int[] CourseIds { set; get; }
public List<CourseVm> ExistingCourses { set; get; }

public class CourseVm
public int Id { set; get; }
public string Name { set; get; }
in edit function get i pass data to edit view

public ActionResult Edit(int id)
var vm = new EditEmployeeVm { Id = id };
var emp = db.Employees.FirstOrDefault(f => f.Id == id);
vm.Name = emp.Name;
vm.ExistingCourses = db.EmployeeCourses
.Where(g => g.EmployeeId == id)
.Select(f => new CourseVm
Id = f.Id,
Name = f.Course.CourseName

vm.CourseIds = vm.ExistingCourses.Select(g => g.Id).ToArray();
vm.Courses = db.Courses.Select(f => new SelectListItem
Value = f.Id.ToString(),
Text = f.CourseName

return View(vm);

public ActionResult Edit(EditEmployeeVm model)
var emp = db.Employees.FirstOrDefault(f => f.Id == model.Id);
foreach (EmployeeCourse eec in emp.EmployeeCourses.ToList())
var ec = db.EmployeeCourses.Find(eec.Id);

foreach (var couseid in model.CourseIds)
db.EmployeeCourses.Add(new EmployeeCourse { CourseId = couseid, EmployeeId = emp.Id });

return View();


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