December 14, 2011
Devart is glad to announce a new member of ADO.NET data providers family: dotConnect
for Salesforce! dotConnect for Salesforce is an ADO.NET provider for accessing data
of the Salesforce.com cloud CRM and Database.com cloud database through the standard
ADO.NET or Entity Framework interfaces. It allows you to easily connect your .NET
applications to Salesforce data, and integrate Salesforce services with widely used
data-oriented technologies. dotConnect for Salesforce offers local SQL engine to
query Salesforce data, advanced data caching, query optimization and other enterprise
ADO.NET interface to Salesforce data
ADO.NET is a widely-used and well known way to access data that can easily be integrated
with a number of data processing technologies, thus allowing you to easily create
data-oriented applications. With our provider you can use your ADO.NET and SQL knowledge
instead of learning complex Salesforce Web Service API and querying data with SOQL,
which is rather limited. Additionally, dotConnect for Salesforce tightly integrates
into Visual Studio, allowing you to create connections to Salesforce services in
Server Explorer, Query Builder, or Data Source Configuration Wizard.
Wide Entity Framework support
dotConnect for Salesforce can be used to build Entity Framework models for Salesforce.com
or Database.com data with Entity Data Model designer or with our own ORM model designer
- Entity Developer. Entity Framework
offers you a number of advantages over using Salesforce Web Service API directly:
LINQ to Entities language to access data, entity relations with lazy/eager loading,
single SubmitChanges call to post all the data updates, etc.
dotConnect for Salesforce local data caching greatly reduces data retrieving time
and allows you to decrease the number of web services API calls. Our local SQL engine
optimizes your queries to give you as much performance as possible. dotConnect for
Salesforce offers easy access to metadata with either GetSchema method or through
SQL-92 compatible information schema.
You can try out the Beta of dotConnect for Salesforce at the download page.
For detailed information on dotConnect for Salesforce please refer to the
product pages. If you wish to provide feedback on the new version, you can
do it in our forum or by
e-mail. We are always glad to hear your comments and take into account your development