Work with Salesforce Data Easily
In dotConnect for Salesforce, the complexity of Salesforce API and SOQL is wrapped into widely known and easier to use ADO.NET and Entity Framework interfaces. This allows .NET developers to immediately access Salesforce data via SQL or LINQ without studying Salesforce specificity. It's powerful design-time editors together with seamless Visual Studio integration allow you to work with Salesforce data with less efforts and less code writing. See how easy it is with dotConnect for Salesforce.
Connecting to Salesforce 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 Salesforce Data Source
- Specify the login url to the data source, your Salesforce user id and password
That's all, now you can work with Salesforce data right in Visual Studio - select data from Salesforce entities and edit it.
Salesforce Data Binding
- Build your data access layer without writing code manually
- Configure dotConnect for Salesforce components in powerful design-time editors
- Bind data grids and other controls to Salesforce data just by configuring the smart tags
- Work with Salesforce data just like with a database
How it Works
More complex queries are split in parts, and parts of query are executed against Salesforce
Simple queries are directly compiled to Salesforce calls
Our local SQL engine processes the results and applies advanced SQL features, used in the query
These API calls are executed on Salesforce side providing the best performance
Returned data are passed to the application
dotConnect for Salesforce offers powerful local SQL engine for SELECT statement
execution. It executes SQL statements in the following way:
Simple SQL statements are translated to Salesforce API calls and executed on the
Salesforce side directly. However, dotConnect for Salesforce 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 Salesforce queries all
the data from the objects that participate in the query, and executes the statement locally.
How to Start
dotConnect for Salesforce has a detailed documentation that can help you quickly get started with our product. Read our tutorials first:
Connecting to Salesforce
This tutorial describes how to connect to Salesforce either at design-time, or from application code at run-time via SalesforceConnection.
Retrieving Salesforce Data
This tutorial describes how to get Salesforce data with the SalesforceDataAdapter class or with SalesforceCommand and SalesforceDataReader.
Updating Salesforce Data
This tutorial describes how to manage Salesforce data with SQL and the SalesforceCommand class or with SalesforceDataAdapter.