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