ExpressionEvaluator visits expression before translation of executing query. But it skips visiting ConstantExpression with IQueryable type. When that "constants" are being translated in process of outer query translation the error occurs if inner query contains not-plain evaluatable expressions because they are not considered as evaluatable. E.g. if inner query uses arrays (access it's elements, applies Contains, In), the outer query translation fails See example below:

namespace Sample
    using System;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Linq.Expressions;
    using System.Reflection;
    using System.Runtime.CompilerServices;
    using Xtensive.Orm;
    using Xtensive.Orm.Configuration;

    public class MyEntity : Entity
        [Field][Key] public int Id { get; set; }

    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            var dc = new DomainConfiguration("sqlserver", "Data Source=.; Initial Catalog=DO40-Tests;Connection Timeout=300;Integrated Security = true;Max pool size=10");

            dc.UpgradeMode = DomainUpgradeMode.Recreate;

            var sessionConfiguration = new SessionConfiguration(SessionOptions.AutoActivation | SessionOptions.ServerProfile);

            using (var domain = Domain.Build(dc))
                using (var session = domain.OpenSession(sessionConfiguration))
                using (session.Activate())
                using (session.OpenTransaction(TransactionOpenMode.New))

        private static void ShowError()
            var id = 0;
            var ids = new int[] { id };

            var queryElem = Query.All<MyEntity>().Where(it => it.Id == id).Select(it => it.Id);
            var queryArrayElem = Query.All<MyEntity>().Where(it => it.Id == ids[0]).Select(it => it.Id);

            Query.All<MyEntity>().Where(it => queryElem.Contains(it.Id)).ToArray();

            Query.All<MyEntity>().Where(it => queryArrayElem.Contains(it.Id)).ToArray();



        private static Expression<Func<MyEntity, bool>> CreateFilter(IQueryable<int> query)
            var param = Expression.Parameter(typeof(MyEntity), "it");
            var idMemberExpr = Expression.MakeMemberAccess(param, typeof(MyEntity).GetProperty(nameof(MyEntity.Id)));

            var containsMethod = typeof(Queryable).GetMethods()
                .Single(it => it.Name == nameof(Queryable.Contains) && it.GetParameters().Length == 2)

            var containsCall = Expression.Call(containsMethod, Expression.Constant(query), idMemberExpr);

            return Expression.Lambda<Func<MyEntity, bool>>(containsCall, param);

Finally, I face exception: System.NotSupportedException: Binary expression '@.ids[0]' of type 'ArrayIndex' is not supported

asked Jul 12 at 07:45

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