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    I am trying to build Dynamic Left outer join Linq query.


    I took help from StackOverflow page titled "How do I do a left outer join with Dynamic Linq?"


    I am getting the following error in "SelectMany".


     System.Linq.Dynamic.ParseException: 'No property or field 'ls' exists in type 'DataStore''


    Code I have is :

    public static IQueryable GroupJoin(this IQueryable outer, IEnumerable inner, string outerSelector, string innerSelector, string resultsSelector, params object[] values)
        if (inner == null) throw new ArgumentNullException("inner");
        if (outerSelector == null) throw new ArgumentNullException("outerSelector");
        if (innerSelector == null) throw new ArgumentNullException("innerSelector");
        if (resultsSelector == null) throw new ArgumentNullException("resultsSelctor");
        LambdaExpression outerSelectorLambda = DynamicExpression.ParseLambda(outer.ElementType, null, outerSelector, values);        
        Type enumType = typeof(IEnumerable<>).MakeGenericType(inner.AsQueryable().ElementType);
        LambdaExpression innerSelectorLambda = DynamicExpression.ParseLambda(inner.AsQueryable().ElementType, null, innerSelector, values);
        ParameterExpression[] parameters = new ParameterExpression[] {
            Expression.Parameter(outer.ElementType, "outer"), Expression.Parameter(enumType, "inner")};
        LambdaExpression resultsSelectorLambda = DynamicExpression.ParseLambda(parameters, null, resultsSelector, values);
        return outer.Provider.CreateQuery(
                typeof(Queryable), "GroupJoin",
                new Type[] { outer.ElementType, inner.AsQueryable().ElementType, outerSelectorLambda.Body.Type, resultsSelectorLambda.Body.Type },
                    outer.Expression, inner.AsQueryable().Expression, Expression.Quote(outerSelectorLambda), Expression.Quote(innerSelectorLambda), Expression.Quote(resultsSelectorLambda)));
    public static IQueryable SelectMany(this IQueryable source, string selector,string resultsSelector, params object[] values)
        if (source == null) throw new ArgumentNullException("source");
        if (selector == null) throw new ArgumentNullException("selector");
        LambdaExpression lambda = DynamicExpression.ParseLambda(
            source.ElementType, null, selector, values);    
        Type inputType = source.Expression.Type.GetGenericArguments()[0];
        Type resultType = lambda.Body.Type.GetGenericArguments()[0];            
        Type enumerableType = typeof(IEnumerable<>).MakeGenericType(resultType);
        Type delegateType = typeof(Func<,>).MakeGenericType(inputType, enumerableType);
        lambda = Expression.Lambda(delegateType, lambda.Body, lambda.Parameters);
        ParameterExpression[] parameters = new ParameterExpression[] {
            Expression.Parameter(source.ElementType, "outer"),
            Expression.Parameter(resultType, "inner")
        LambdaExpression resultsSelectorLambda = DynamicExpression.ParseLambda(
            parameters, null, resultsSelector, values);    
        // Create the new query 
        return source.Provider.CreateQuery(Expression.Call(typeof(Queryable),
            "SelectMany", new Type[] {
            }, source.Expression, Expression.Quote(lambda),
    public static object DefaultIfEmpty(this IQueryable source)
        if (source == null) throw new ArgumentNullException("source");
        return source.Provider.Execute(
                typeof(Queryable), "DefaultIfEmpty",
                new Type[] { source.ElementType },


    Datastore is a class which supports table-column-like data store
    Supports ONLY string-indexed accessors:


    ds["Name"] = "John"
        new DataStore("Employee"){ ["Name"] = "John"} 


    I am calling the GroupJoin like this :


     var qry = otherSource.AsQueryable().GroupJoin(source, "new(it["FirstName"] as key0,it["City"] as key1)", "new(it["FirstName"] as key0,it["City"] as key1)", "new(inner as ls , outer as rs)").SelectMany("ls.DefaultIfEmpty()", "new( as l, rs as r)");


    The GroupJoin executes fine but the problem is with the value for selector parameter of SelectMany. i.e.. "ls.DefaultIfEmpty()"


    What should I be passing for selector parameter of SelectMany?


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