NHibernate mapping problem – Could not initialize proxy – no Session – Education Career Blog

I have just started to learn NHibernate, and are following tutorials. On my own learning project, I have made up a problem for myself. I have two tables:



The model entities are:


public virtual int? TeamId { get; private set; }
public virtual string Name { get; set; }
public virtual IList<Match> HomeMatches { get; set; }
public virtual IList<Match> AwayMatches { get; set; }


public virtual int? MatchId { get; private set; }
public virtual Team TeamA { get; set; }
public virtual Team TeamB { get; set; }

And this is my mapping for Team:

    <property name="Name" type="string">
        <column name="Name" sql-type="nvarchar" not-null="true"/>

    <bag name="HomeMatches" inverse="true" cascade="all-delete-orphan">
        <key column="TeamAId" />
        <one-to-many class="Match"/>

    <bag name="AwayMatches" inverse="true" cascade="all-delete-orphan">
        <key column="TeamBId" />
        <one-to-many class="Match"/>

And this is for Match:

    <many-to-one name="TeamA" class="Team">
        <column name="TeamAId" sql-type="int" not-null="true" />

    <many-to-one name="TeamB" class="Team">
        <column name="TeamBId" sql-type="int" not-null="true" />

I guess this isn’t the right way to do it, since I get an error message:
NHibernate.LazyInitializationException: InitializingMyProject.Domain.Entities.Team#1-Could not initialize proxy – no Session.

  1. Is there something wrong with my mapping?
  2. If not, any suggestion on how I can handle the error?



The problem is not with your mapping, but with your session handling.

You are closing the session and then trying to access a lazily-loaded property (a Team).

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