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Workspace Db2
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 12, 2019

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.

Needed by Date Dec 12, 2019
  • Guest
    Jan 7, 2021

    Congratulations Dev team on the timely release. Good one.

  • Guest
    Dec 21, 2020


    IBM Data Server EF 6 Provider for Entity Framework 6's release candidate is available that adds toleration support for Entity Framework 6.4.0 multi-targeting .NET Framework 4.6.1 and .NET Standard 2.1 on Windows, Linux and OS X. Please find more details here:



  • Guest
    Apr 27, 2020


    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.


  • Guest
    Jan 9, 2020

    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.

  • Guest
    Jan 8, 2020

    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.

  • Guest
    Dec 12, 2019

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