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