ADO.NET Provider for Magento

dotConnect for Magento is an ADO.NET provider for working with Magento data through the standard ADO.NET or Entity Framework interfaces. It allows you to easily integrate Magento data into your .NET applications, and integrate Magento services with widely used data-oriented technologies.

dotConnect for Magento has the same standard ADO.NET classes as other standard ADO.NET providers: MagentoConnection, MagentoCommand, MagentoDataAdapter, MagentoDataReader, MagentoParameter, etc. This allows you quickly get started with it and eliminates the need to study any Magento data access specificities.

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:

  1. Click Connect to Database on the Server Explorer toolbar
  2. Change Data Source to Magento Data Source
  3. 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 connection in Server Explorer


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


Magento connection in Server Explorer

Power of SQL





dotConnect for Magento allows you to perform SQL queries against your Magento data. Use SQL statements to work with Magento 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 Magento data with SELECT statements and manage data with INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements.

No need to study and use complex Magento API, just use familiar SQL statements. You may use complex JOINs, WHERE conditions, etc. - all the SQL benefits, not available with Magento API.

Entity Framework Support

dotConnect for Magento allows you to access Magento data via Entity Framework - Microsoft's recommended data access technology. It supports Entity Framework v4, v5, v6, and Entity Framework Core, and enables you to use the following Entity Framework features with Magento data:

  • LINQ to Entities (no need for Magento 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 Magento provides enhanced Entity Framework support for Magento 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.

How it Works

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, joins, etc.

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.

Read Tutorial


Retrieving Magento Data

This tutorial describes how to get Magento data with MagentoCommand and MagentoDataReader or with MagentoDataAdapter.

Read Tutorial


Updating Magento Data

This tutorial describes how to manage Magento data with SQL and the MagentoCommand class or with the MagentoDataAdapter class.

Read Tutorial

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