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