Work with Magento Data Easily
dotConnect for Magento makes it simple to create .NET applications in C#, VB, or other languages,
working with Magento 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
Magento data with less efforts and less code writing. See how easy it is with dotConnect for Magento.
Connecting to Magento 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 Magento Data Source
- Specify the login url to the data source, your Magento user id and password
That's all, now you can work with Magento data right in Visual Studio - select data from Magento
entities and edit it.
Magento Data Binding
- Build your data access layer without writing code manually
- Configure dotConnect for Magento components in powerful design-time editors
- Bind data grids and other controls to Magento data just by configuring the smart tags
- Work with Magento 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 Magento calls
Our local SQL engine processes the results and applies advanced SQL features, used in
These API calls are executed on Magento side providing the best
Returned data are passed to the application
dotConnect for Magento offers powerful local SQL engine for SELECT statement
execution. It executes SQL statements in the following way:
Simple SQL statements are translated to Magento API calls and executed on the
Magento side directly. However, dotConnect for Magento 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 Magento queries all
the data from the objects that participate in the query, and executes the statement locally.
How to Start
dotConnect for Magento has a detailed documentation that can help you quickly get started with our
product. Read our tutorials first:
Connecting to Magento
This tutorial describes how to connect to Magento either from Visual Studio Server Explorer or
from application code via MagentoConnection.
Retrieving Magento Data
This tutorial describes how to get Magento data with MagentoCommand and MagentoDataReader or with
Updating Magento Data
This tutorial describes how to manage Magento data with SQL and the MagentoCommand class or with
the MagentoDataAdapter class.