LINQ to SAP
July 8, 2008
I wrote an article about LINQ to SAP at CodeProject.com, a new LINQ provider I developed for the company Theobald Software GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany. This provider allows you to easily connect to SAP/R3 systems using the LINQ technology and a Visual Studio 2008 Designer. LINQ to SAP is part of the ERPConnect software suite that interconnects SAP/R3 systems with .NET.
A lot has been written about Microsofts new data access technology LINQ (Language Integrated Query) since the first preview version has been published. But there are still some interesting aspects to LINQ and its extensibility. This article will introduce a new provider called LINQ to SAP which offers an easy way to retrieve business data from SAP/R3 systems within a .NET application.
With the introduction of the .NET framework 3.5 and the programming language extensions for C# and VB.NET Microsoft began to redefine the way developers would implement data access. Nearly all applications today are querying data from different data sources. Mainly those data sources are SQL databases, XML files or in-memory collections. LINQ offers an universal and standardized approach to access all those data sources using special data providers.
For more see article on CodeProject.
Link to CodeProject: LINQ to SAP