ADO.NET Provider for Dropbox

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CData ADO.NET Provider for Dropbox

Overview

The CData ADO.NET Provider for Dropbox offers the most natural way to access Dropbox data from .NET applications. The provider wraps the complexity of accessing Dropbox data in an easy-to-integrate, fully managed ADO.NET Data Provider. .NET applications can then access Dropbox as a traditional database through the provider.

The provider hides the complexity of accessing data and provides additional powerful security features, smart caching, batching, socket management, and more.

Key Features

  • Seamlessly integrate Dropbox data into .NET Framework, .NET Core, Entity Framework, and Entity Framework Core applications.
  • Real-time access to Dropbox.
  • Compatible with existing Microsoft tools such as SSAS, SSRS, and Visual Studio.

Getting Started

See Getting Started for A-Z guides on authenticating and connecting to Dropbox data. See the Dropbox integration guides for information on connecting from other applications.

Advanced Features

Advanced Features details additional features supported by the provider, such as defining user defined views, ssl configuration, remoting, caching, firewall/proxy settings, and advanced logging.

Using ADO.NET

The provider has the same ADO.NET architecture as the native .NET data providers for SQL Server and OLEDB. Code with familiar classes such as DropboxConnection, DropboxCommand, DropboxDataAdapter, DropboxDataReader, DropboxDataSource, DropboxParameter, and so on. See Using ADO.NET for guides relating to these and other ADO.NET features such as batch processing, connection pooling, and calling stored procedures.

Entity Framework

You can leverage Entity Framework to quickly and easily model database resources using .NET objects. In Using Entity Framework, you can find instructions related to EF6 setup and installation, as well as the creation of both model-first and code-first data models.

Entity Framework Core

Entity Framework Core provides a streamlined, cross-platform solution for modelling database resources as .NET objects. Using Entity Framework Core covers how to surface Dropbox data using EF Core console and ASP.NET applications. Additionally, you can find instructions for automatically building data models from data source metadata using reverse engineering (scaffolding).

SSRS

You can use the provider to enable real-time connectivity to Dropbox within your SSRS reports. Using SSRS details provider deploy, the creation of shared and embedded data sources and datasets, and the publishing of SSRS reports.

DbProviderFactory

The provider supports the creation of strongly typed DbProviderFactory and DBConnection objects in order to facilitate connecting to Dropbox with generic code. Using DbProviderFactory describes how to get connected as well as create, configure, and execute DbCommands.

Schema Discovery

See Schema Discovery to use standard ADO.NET schema collections to discover schema information and other metadata. Query the System Tables to access additional metadata, such as data source capabilities.

SQL Compliance

See SQL Compliance for a syntax reference and code examples outlining the supported SQL.

Data Model

See Data Model for information on the available database objects and how to use SQL to work with Dropbox APIs. This section provides more detailed information on querying specific Dropbox entities.

Collaborative Query Processing

The provider enhances the data source's capabilities with additional client side processing, when needed, to enable analytic summaries of data such as SUM, AVG, MAX, MIN, and so on.

See SupportEnhancedSQL, in the Connection section, for more information.

Connection String Options

The Connection properties describe the various options that can be used to establish a connection.

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