Dynamic LINQ Entity Framework (Core)

Client vs. Server Evaluation

Differences in Entity Framework Core 2.x and 3.x

Prior to version 3.0, Entity Framework Core supported client evaluation anywhere in the query. For more information, see the previous versions.

So when using Dynamic LINQ with Entity Framework Core, the same logic applies. See this help-page from Microsoft for more details.

When using the Entity Framework specific NuGet, some more functionality can be used.


When using strongly typed LINQ, you can use the Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.EF.Functions which contains the Like method.

And you can also use this in Dynamic LINQ, if the ResolveTypesBySimpleName is set to true.

var example1 = Cars.Where(c => EF.Functions.Like(c.Brand, "%t%"));

var config = new ParsingConfig { ResolveTypesBySimpleName = true };
var example2 = Cars.Where(config, "DynamicFunctions.Like(Brand, \"%t%\")");

The generated SQL will be:

SELECT [c].[Key], [c].[Brand], [c].[Color], [c].[Vin], [c].[Year]
FROM [Cars] AS [c]
WHERE [c].[Brand] LIKE N'%t%'

Async Query Operators

When using EntityFramework, Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore or Z.EntityFramework.Classic it's possible to use some additional Async query operators. See this page for the list.