Delete a child record from the parent collection


I'm developing a sample application so that I can learn the ins and outs of NHibernate. I am struggling with a delete issue. I wish to be able to delete a child record by removing it from its parent’s collection and then saving the parent. I have setup a bidirectional one-to-many relationship and inserting/updating is working great.

Here are my mappings


<bag name="Items" inverse="true" cascade="all">
<key column="BasketId" />
<one-to-many class="BasketItem" />


<many-to-one not-null="true" name="Basket" column="BasketId" />

I would like to call basket.RemoveBasketItem(BasketItem item) then Session.SaveUpdate(basket) so that the basket item will be deleted. Is this possible?

Best Solution

Change cascade="all" into cascade="all-delete-orphan".

cascade="all" will only delete your child records if the parent gets deleted.

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