Validation failed for one or more entities. See ‘EntityValidationErrors’ property for more details

Actually,when you should see the errors if you drill into that array in Visual studio during debug. But you can also catch the exception and then write out the errors to some logging store or the console:

try
{
    // Your code...
    // Could also be before try if you know the exception occurs in SaveChanges

    context.SaveChanges();
}
catch (DbEntityValidationException e)
{
    foreach (var eve in e.EntityValidationErrors)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Entity of type \"{0}\" in state \"{1}\" has the following validation errors:",
            eve.Entry.Entity.GetType().Name, eve.Entry.State);
        foreach (var ve in eve.ValidationErrors)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("- Property: \"{0}\", Error: \"{1}\"",
                ve.PropertyName, ve.ErrorMessage);
        }
    }
    throw;
}

EntityValidationErrors is a collection which represents the entities which couldn’t be validated successfully, and the inner collection ValidationErrors per entity is a list of errors on property level.

These validation messages are usually helpful enough to find the source of the problem.

 

The value of the offending property can be included in the inner loop like so:

        foreach (var ve in eve.ValidationErrors)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("- Property: \"{0}\", Value: \"{1}\", Error: \"{2}\"",
                ve.PropertyName,
                eve.Entry.CurrentValues.GetValue<object>(ve.PropertyName),
                ve.ErrorMessage);
        }

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