dotConnect for SugarCRM is an ADO.NET provider for working with SugarCRM data through the standard ADO.NET or Entity Framework interfaces. It allows you to easily work with SugarCRM data in your.NET applications, integrate SugarCRM services with widely used data-oriented technologies, and effortlessly build data access layer for your projects.
dotConnect for SugarCRM makes it simple to create.NET applications, working with SugarCRM data. It offers standard ADO.NET classes, such as SugarConnection, SugarCommand, SugarDataAdapter, SugarDataReader, SugarParameter, etc., and thus it’s easy to master it. It’s powerful design-time editors together with seamless Visual Studio integration allow you to work with SugarCRM data with less efforts and less code writing.
Power of SQL
dotConnect for SugarCRM allows you to perform SQL queries against your SugarCRM data. Use SQL statements to work with SugarCRM accounts, contacts, leads, contracts, products, campaigns opportunities, and other objects.
Our provider offers full CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) support and allows you to get SugarCRM data with SELECT statements and manage data with INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements.
No need to study and use complex SugarCRM API, just use familiar SQL statements. You may use complex JOINs, WHERE conditions, etc. – all the SQL benefits, not available with SugarCRM API.
Simple queries are directly compiled to SugarCRM calls and executed by SugarCRM service, while more complex queries are split in parts. Parts of a query are executed against SugarCRM, and returned data is processed by our local SQL engine, which applies advanced SQL features to it.
Entity Framework Support
dotConnect for SugarCRM allows you to work with SugarCRM data via Entity Framework – Microsoft’s recommended data access technology. It supports Entity Framework v4, v5, and v6, and enables you to use the following Entity Framework features with SugarCRM data:
- LINQ to Entities (no need for SugarCRM API)
- Entity relations with lazy/eager loading
- No need to post each edited/created object separately – a single SaveChanges() call to persist all the changed objects
dotConnect for SugarCRM provides enhanced Entity Framework support for SugarCRM data with a bundled visual designer for ORM models with Visual Studio integration – Entity Developer. Standard Visual Studio Entity Data Model designer is also supported.