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Note: Visual Studio Express versions don’t support the LINQ to SAP Designer.

Installation #

Installation of the LINQ to SAP Designer is not done automatically when installing ERPConnect.
Follow the steps below to install the LINQ to SAP add-on:

  1. Close Visual Studio.
  2. Navigate to the ERPConnect directory (C:\Program Files\ERPConnect). The directory includes setups to install the LINQ to SAP Designer.
    Start the setup that corresponds to your Visual Studio Version. The following setups are available:
    • LINQtoERPSetupVS2013.exe
    • LINQtoERPSetupVS2015.exe
    • LINQtoERPSetupVS2017.exe
    • LINQtoERPSetupVS2019.exe
  3. In the setup window, click [Install] to install LINQ to SAP. LINQToERP-First-Steps-002
  4. After the installation is finished, start Visual Studio.

The LINQ to ERP DataContext is now available as an item in Visual Studio.

How to Use LINQ to SAP #

Follow the steps below to add the LINQ to ERP DataContext to your project and to use the LINQ to SAP Designer:

  1. Right-click in the Solution Explorer and click [Add] > [New Item..] in the context menu. The window “Add New Item” opens.
  2. Select LINQ to ERP from the list of available items and click [Add]. The window closes and the item is listed in the Solution Explorer.
  3. Double-click LINQ to ERP to open the DataContext.
    Use the LINQ To ERP toolbox to drag&drop components into the context. When a component is added, the Designer opens automatically.
  4. Enter the connection information to your SAP system.