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 integrate SugarCRM data into your .NET applications, and integrate SugarCRM services with widely used data-oriented technologies.
dotConnect for SugarCRM has the same standard ADO.NET classes as other standard ADO.NET providers: SugarConnection, SugarCommand, SugarDataAdapter, SugarDataReader, SugarParameter, etc. This allows you quickly get started with it and eliminates the need to study any SugarCRM data access specificities.
To create a Server Explorer connection, you just need to:
That's all, now you can work with SugarCRM data right in Visual Studio - select data from SugarCRM entities and edit it.
Build your data access layer without writing code manually
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.
dotConnect for SugarCRM allows you to access SugarCRM data via Entity Framework - Microsoft's recommended data access technology. It supports Entity Framework v4, v5, v6, and Entity Framework Core (former Entity Framework 7), and enables you to use the following Entity Framework features with SugarCRM data:
• LINQ to Entities (no need for SugarCRM API)
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.