Work with BigCommerce Data Easily
dotConnect for BigCommerce makes it simple to create .NET applications in C#, VB, or other languages,
working with BigCommerce data. It offers standard ADO.NET interface, 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 BigCommerce data with less efforts and less code writing. See how easy it is with dotConnect for
Connecting to BigCommerce from Server Explorer
To create a Server Explorer connection, you just need to:
- Click Connect to Database on the Server Explorer toolbar
- Change Data Source to BigCommerce Data Source
- Specify the login url to the data source, your BigCommerce user id and password
That's all, now you can work with BigCommerce data right in Visual Studio - select data from
BigCommerce entities and edit it.
BigCommerce Data Binding
- Build your data access layer without writing code manually
- Configure dotConnect for BigCommerce components in powerful design-time editors
- Bind data grids and other controls to BigCommerce data just by configuring the smart tags
- Work with BigCommerce data just like with a database
How it Works
More complex queries are split in parts, and parts of query are executed against
Simple queries are directly compiled to BigCommerce calls
Our local SQL engine processes the results and applies advanced SQL features, used in
These API calls are executed on BigCommerce side providing the best
Returned data are passed to the application
dotConnect for BigCommerce offers powerful local SQL engine for SELECT statement
execution. It executes SQL statements in the following way:
Simple SQL statements are translated to BigCommerce API calls and executed on the
BigCommerce side directly. However, dotConnect for BigCommerce also supports more
advanced SQL features, such as SQL functions or expressions, complex WHERE conditions,
If you use these more advanced SQL features, dotConnect for BigCommerce queries all
the data from the objects that participate in the query, and executes the statement locally.
How to Start
dotConnect for BigCommerce has a detailed documentation that can help you quickly get started with our
product. Read our tutorials first:
Connecting to BigCommerce
This tutorial describes how to connect to BigCommerce either from Visual Studio Server Explorer
or from application code via BigcommerceConnection.
Retrieving BigCommerce Data
This tutorial describes how to get BigCommerce data with the BigcommerceDataAdapter class or with
BigcommerceCommand and BigcommerceDataReader.
Updating BigCommerce Data
This tutorial describes how to manage BigCommerce data with SQL and the BigcommerceCommand class
or with BigcommerceDataAdapter.