dotConnect for Zoho CRM is an ADO.NET provider for working with Zoho CRM data through the standard ADO.NET or Entity Framework interfaces. It allows you to easily work with Zoho CRM data in your.NET applications, integrate Zoho CRM services with widely used data-oriented technologies, and effortlessly build data access layer for your projects.
dotConnect for Zoho CRM makes it simple to create.NET applications, working with Zoho CRM data. It offers standard ADO.NET classes, such as ZohoConnection, ZohoCommand, ZohoDataAdapter, ZohoDataReader, ZohoParameter, etc., 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.
Power of SQL
dotConnect for Zoho CRM allows you to perform SQL queries against your Zoho CRM data. Use SQL statements to work with Zoho CRM 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 Zoho CRM data with SELECT statements and manage data with INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements.
No need to study and use complex Zoho CRM API, just use familiar SQL statements. You may use complex JOINs, WHERE conditions, etc. – all the SQL benefits, not available with Zoho CRM API.
Simple queries are directly compiled to Zoho CRM calls and executed by Zoho CRM service, while more complex queries are split in parts. Parts of a query are executed against Zoho CRM, and returned data is processed by our local SQL engine, which applies advanced SQL features to it.
Entity Framework Support
dotConnect for Zoho CRM allows you to work with Zoho CRM data via Entity Framework – Microsoft’s recommended data access technology. It supports Entity Framework v4, v5, and v6, and enables you to use the following Entity Framework features with Zoho CRM data:
- LINQ to Entities (no need for Zoho CRM 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 Zoho CRM provides enhanced Entity Framework support for Zoho CRM 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.