LINQ to ActiveCampaign Data

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LINQ offers versatile querying capabilities within the .NET Framework (v3.0+), offering a straightforward method for programmatic data access through CData ADO.NET Data Providers. In this article, we demonstrate the use of LINQ to retrieve information from the ActiveCampaign Data Provider.

This article illustrates using LINQ to access tables within the ActiveCampaign via the CData ADO.NET Data Provider for ActiveCampaign. To achieve this, we will use LINQ to Entity Framework, which facilitates the generation of connections and can be seamlessly employed with any CData ADO.NET Data Providers to access data through LINQ.

See the help documentation for a guide to setting up an EF 6 project to use the provider.

  1. In a new project in Visual Studio, right-click on the project and choose to add a new item. Add an ADO.NET Entity Data Model.
  2. Choose EF Designer from Database and click Next.
  3. Add a new Data Connection, and change your data source type to "CData ActiveCampaign Data Source".
  4. Enter your data source connection information.

    ActiveCampaign supports authenticating with the API Key. To connect to ActiveCampaign, set the following:

    • URL: This can be found in your account on the My Settings page under the Developer tab. For example: https://{yourAccountName}
    • APIKey: This can be found in your account on the Settings page under the Developer tab. Each user in your ActiveCampaign account has their own unique API key.

    Below is a typical connection string:

  5. If saving your entity connection to App.Config, set an entity name. In this example we are setting ActiveCampaignEntities as our entity connection in App.Config.
  6. Enter a model name and select any tables or views you would like to include in the model.

Using the entity you created, you can now perform select , update, delete, and insert commands. For example:

ActiveCampaignEntities context = new ActiveCampaignEntities(); var contactsQuery = from contacts in context.Contacts select contacts; foreach (var result in contactsQuery) { Console.WriteLine("{0} {1} ", result.Id, result.LastName); }

See "LINQ and Entity Framework" chapter in the help documentation for example queries of the supported LINQ.