dotConnect

4.0
(17 reviews)

dotConnect ADO.NET providers for cloud applications, such as Dynamics CRM, SugarCRM, Zoho CRM, QuickBooks, FreshBooks, MailChimp, ExactTarget, Magento, and Bigcommerce.

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dotConnect review by Thomas B.
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"Essential driver for Mysql connections"

What do you like best?

Very easy to use once installed. All your database clients as well as Microsoft Access will connect directly to mysql databases with this driver.

Just create an ODBC connection and use it from your applications. Driver is working fine and did not cause any problem till now.

What do you dislike?

I did not manage to install the driver without Administrator Rights even if it seemed to be possible. Maybe it is a Windows 10 issue, because with previous versions I do not remember having same problem.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are working with Mysql database, you will need it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my last task related with mysql, we build a simple mysql database, and needed the driver in order to link the database from a Microsoft Access file, in order to have entry forms in question of minutes.

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dotConnect review by Administrator
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"This tool is practical to extract information quickly"

What do you like best?

You can create reports, insert data in bulk in the tables in a quick way, at least for Campaigns it saves a lot of time when you have to create the records in SugarCRM.

When you have to upload a list of leads it is quite practical because we can put the load with sql instructions

What do you dislike?

You have to have a strong knowledge of sql, additional you must know the tables and their relationships to be able to perform the queries, insert, update in a more effective way.

The response times once you create the sql statement and execute it are a bit high, the tool is very often does not have many options like statistics, connection log.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This tool is mainly used for massive loads, since the SugarCRM already allows us to perform updates and delete some records, when we want to see all the fields of a table we also use the tool.

What E-Commerce Data Integration solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
dotConnect review by User in Insurance
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"Gets the job done, but improvements NEEDED."

What do you like best?

Easy to make multiple connections between a variety of different sources. The software is very easy to utilize when tying to another SQL server like TOAD Data point, Microsoft SQL, etc. The best part of the software is the sharing feature. Allowing others using dotConnect to work within the workspace.

What do you dislike?

Very slow, multiple lagging moments. Software could use a revamp. The overall look of the software is where the revamp would be needed. The display is sort of out-of-date. Another additional remark I would make is try to simply the software. Someone new to dotConnect would have a very hard time getting started.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Learning Analytics. We are analyzing the effectiveness of learning in our organization to report up to leadership to show the business impact. We use dotConnect to connect to multiple SQL databases to pull and analyze data. We then use this to create charts/graphs within our projects and presentation.

dotConnect review by Kamal M.
Kamal M.
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"Easy and fast access."

What do you like best?

Data base level are simple and consistent when accessing different SQL servers.

Entity Framework was more upto date and uasable.

Speed was better than some open source drivers.

What do you dislike?

EF support and other cutting edge features were tend to lag.

Other things are all good.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its also included universal provider for SQL server, which attracts others and the best we get for our business.

dotConnect review by PHil W.
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"Easy to setup and easy to use, your users will be very happy"

What do you like best?

The ease of implementation by far, and it is very reliable! We have had no issues with the MySQL ODBC driver since using it for our custom apps

What do you dislike?

Less than adequate documentation, but it is all mainly your company data anyway

Recommendations to others considering the product

Quick and easy setup and no troubles since, if you are looking for hassle free connections to data try them out

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are building custom apps that our users need and they need the drivers to get to the data

dotConnect review by User in Gambling & Casinos
User in Gambling & Casinos
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"Great ODBC Driver for Azure SQL Database Use"

What do you like best?

Installation is very straightforward. After that you set up the ODBC driver like you would any other. I'd highly recommend the driver when you need ODBC access.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike. The driver is pretty easy to install and easy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you can't get a connection check your firewall. Make sure your environment allows for connection to the outside world! If in doubt check the documentation. The Azure team at Microsoft has also done a great job at documentation. Also browse the internet for forums, YouTube videos, online courses, and more for additional resources.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed to read data from our Azure SQL Database. This driver allowed us to easily connect to the Azure SQL Database. After installing and configuring, I was able to get the data I needed.

dotConnect review by User in International Affairs
User in International Affairs
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"Easy to use for First Timers!"

What do you like best?

Very clear and easy instructions about the usage of the site, how to create campaigns and how to add mailing lists.

What do you dislike?

$200 a month for the pro version, and its hard to navigate within the application to do more visually appealing things to emails, must use other apps like photoshop.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's relatively cheap considering the other options and you have the option to send up 1,000 emails in the free version. Very easy to use and navigate, and perfect for first-time users and experienced users who can integrate with other applications.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easily integrates mailchimp with other applications I use, best way to send mass emails to people (I've also used Constant Contact and switched back to Mailchimp)

dotConnect review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Information Technology and Services
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Information Technology and Services
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"Great Program"

What do you like best?

Great program. It is easy to use and user friendly. There is fast data loading, letting you get to the things you need to work on quicker. There is also unified data access to the different types of databases.

What do you dislike?

The program does take some time to learn. If you aren’t familiar with databases and database networks, this program wouldn't be as beneficial to you.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Choose this program for your business as its fairly inexpensive and it’s user-friendly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It’s a database connectivity program, so it helps a user to quickly connect to a given database. It’s user friendly, so it’s been easy to integrate into a business because of its interface.

dotConnect review by User in Retail
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"Great connection to so many powerful tools."

What do you like best?

I have used the NetSuite ODBC driver to import data into many different applications that in return has saved countless amount of hours and human errors. The most recent use of this ODBC connector was with a label designer NiceLabel. The setup process was very simple and now I have the ability to live print labels using information being pulled directly from NetSuite.

What do you dislike?

Very slow on NiceLabels end, I don't know if that is the actual ODBC driver of if the application is slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take advantage of it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to live print data from NetSuite and saving time by eliminating the need to download information from NetSuite.

dotConnect review by Moises David A.
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"Component's from PostGreSQL as Good"

What do you like best?

Really the good thing of all these additional components for PostGreSQL, helps the programmer or architectural person of the database to optimize in all the senses its application to be reliable and optimal for the final user.

What do you dislike?

From the little that I have used this fantastic tool I have not had disgust

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In a lot, since The Mobile Edition is equivalent to the Standard Edition for .NET Compact Framework.

dotConnect review by User in Printing
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"Great Service to reach out to your clients & Prospective Customers."

What do you like best?

The ease of use of the product. It allows you to create and send great, professional looking communications to your email lists very quickly.

What do you dislike?

Nothing. With the features, pricing and customization that MailChimp offers we're extremely pleased with the service. Any issues have been resolved quickly with their support staff.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its difficult to switch if you have solid, long-standing customer lists, but MailChimp is very helpful in porting over your existing customer lists and setting up mail templates.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to quickly create and send quality communications to our existing, and prospective customers that generate great results. We can now monitor and adjust our messaging more accurately due to the great reporting and feedback from the service.

dotConnect review by Mamta C.
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"Average product"

What do you like best?

Good for non tech users average users.

No need to reinvent the tool inhouse.

reporting is ok not too complex

What do you dislike?

Expensive

Switching cost is high

Didn't have great customer service experience

UI issues do pop up frequently

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Performing marketing campaigns with an aim to get a 360 insight around customers and all channels

dotConnect review by Jesse R.
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"Very good software"

What do you like best?

It offers direct access to the mysql server, it is compatible with latest versions and works very well on both, connected and notconnected models

What do you dislike?

from time to time, unexpected compatibility issue may occur

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

easy compatibility

dotConnect review by Consultant
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"1 year experience in MySQL of course driver"

What do you like best?

It’s easy to connect with the MySQL data directly from any application which support ODBC connectivity. Can access SQL server database from windows, Linux , Mac OS X and both 32 and 64- bit.

What do you dislike?

In our code we need to establish the connection for odbc driver and it is difficult to manage while using framework. Make brain ace and manipulation is not effective.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to access this server from windows, Mac OS etc.

dotConnect review by User in Government Administration
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"Practical connector to connect apps to MySQL database"

What do you like best?

Instance access to MySQL database.

Provides driver manager based and native interface to the database.

Can easily use with Microsoft access.

What do you dislike?

There are some minor bugs which has to be fixed - bugs in dynamic cursor. Null pointer will result in a crash.

Memory usage is high

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy way To connect my application to database. It’s a solution mainly for programmers and software development

dotConnect review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"A perfect driver to connect to Oracle/Exadata Data sources"

What do you like best?

Simplicity to connect, few jar files needed on the Linux box or windows and ease of use with any AppServer such as Weblogic.

What do you dislike?

Should be more compatible with open source AppServer platforms such as Jboss/ Tomcat etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It provides wide range of drivers such as one phase/ 2 phase commit. A separate drive compatibility for Oracle exadata. They come in various types such as Type 1 to Type 4.

dotConnect review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Information Technology and Services
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"SQL server 2016 performance"

What do you like best?

SQL server temp table and index performance is good

What do you dislike?

Bulk insert or update or delete need to improve little

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Healthcare enterprise service to provide medical coverage details to enterprise level

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