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LINQ to Authorize.Net Data

LINQ provides general-purpose query facilities in .NET Framework 3.0 and above and provides one easy way to programmatically access data through from CData ADO.NET Data Providers. This example uses LINQ to access information from the Authorize.Net Data Provider.

This article demonstrates how to use LINQ to access Authorize.Net tables through the CData ADO.NET Data Provider for Authorize.Net. To do this you will LINQ to Entity Framework, which is used to generate the connection and can be used with any CData ADO.NET Data Providers to access data via 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 Authorize.Net Data Source".
  4. Enter your data source connection information.

    You can obtain the necessary connection properties on the Security Settings -> General Settings page after logging into your Merchant Account.

    • UseSandbox: The Authorize.Net API to be used to process transactions. If you are using a production account, this property can be left blank. If you are using a developer test account, set this to 'TRUE'.
    • LoginID: The API login Id associated with your payment gateway account. This property is used to authenticate that you are authorized to submit website transactions. Note that this value is not the same as the login Id that you use to log in to the Merchant Interface.
    • TransactionKey: The transaction key associated with your payment gateway account. This property is used to authenticate that you are authorized to submit website transactions.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    LoginId=MyLoginId;TransactionKey=MyTransactionKey;
  5. If saving your entity connection to App.Config, set an entity name. In this example we are setting AuthorizeNetEntities 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:

AuthorizeNetEntities context = new AuthorizeNetEntities(); var settledbatchlistQuery = from settledbatchlist in context.SettledBatchList select settledbatchlist; foreach (var result in settledbatchlistQuery) { Console.WriteLine("{0} {1} ", result.Id, result.MarketType); }

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