Chances are, if you work or use SalesLogix (or any Sage product) you've heard of SData by now. SData is a basically a web enabled API for SalesLogix allowing you to interact with SalesLogix data from an external application or website. The great thing about SData is that it is a specification that is implemented via RESTful web services. This means you're not limited to using SData with a particular technology (such as exclusively via .NE...
In my previous post, an Overview of SData, I outlined the working parts and anatomy of the web enabled API for SalesLogix known as SData. In this post I will show you how to take your first step with how to get the SData Client Library.
If you followed my last two posts, you'll know some basics of what SData is and how to get it to use in your projects. In this post, we will take this a step further and look at how to actually use it, starting with how to query data from SalesLogix.
In this fourth post in the SalesLogix SData series, I will introduce how to write queries for SalesLogix SData and will point to a useful resource as you get started, or more comfortable with SData. View the SalesLogix SData Developer series index SData Query Language Be sure to first take a look at my last […]
When you're developing an application or customization using SData for SalesLogix, the fewer trips you make to the server the better. Moving data back and forth across the wire will always be the biggest bottleneck in your code, so making use of nested payloads will save you some trips by bringing all the data you're after back in one pass.
Saleslogix is very light on how to use client side processes to do things in the Saleslogix web client. I have decided to start to try to document snippets of things I find useful and make a repository of them. The first one I am showing here is how to retrieve a list of picklist […]
The Infor CRM SData REST API is a web API that allows you to access the entire Infor CRM entity model, complete with business rules & events defined in the Application Architect along with other system data such as users, picklists, etc. The SData API allows you to interact with Infor CRM data over the […]
Accessing system level data, such as picklists, groups, etc, is an easy task with the SData system endpoint. In this post we will look at how to retrieve picklists and picklist items using SData, C#, and the DotNetSDataClient library. The DotNetSDataClient Library As I mentioned in an earlier post outlining SData resources, the DotNetSDataClient Library […]
I had the need to call a business rule in Infor CRM from a stored procedure in SQL. This turned out to be a relatively easy task, although you want to make sure you think through what you’re doing for this to not introduce performance problems in SQL. Keep in mind, sometimes SData requests can […]
Reading Data Using the Infor CRM SData REST API from a .NET Application Using the DotNetSDataClient Library
When working with the Infor CRM SData REST API from a .NET application or website, there are a few different choices for libraries you can use to make the SData code easier. The original library was called the SDataCSharpClientLib, which I have written about previously. However, the SDataCSharpClientLib was replaced with the newer DotNetSDataClient library. […]