.NET Framework Data Provider for SQL Server (SqlClient) for the Entity Framework Functions
The .NET Framework Data Provider for SQL Server (SqlClient) for the Entity Framework provides a set of functions to perform mathematical and aggregation calculations, as well as functions to perform System.DateTime and string operations. These functions are in the SQLServer namespace.
For a list of functions that should work with any provider, see Canonical Functions (Entity SQL).
For information about how canonical functions map to SQL Server functions, see EDM Canonical to SQL Server Functions Mapping.