Primary Purpose of this Toolkit

Jan 15, 2010 at 10:54 PM

Is the primary purpose of this toolkit to eliminate calling server side code to access the database?

Jan 16, 2010 at 12:57 AM

I would not say it’s the primary purpose, I wouldn’t prefer this over for example querying a web service for data.  Let’s say you have requirements in place to be able to extract data from some client data source that is not exposed to anything you are in control over, instead of requiring users to install a separate application to manage different types if integration scenarios etc. where you need to ship data from the client to the server or vice versa, something like this could be a possible solution.

Jan 16, 2010 at 1:54 AM

I agree, but accessing a client data source is probably a rare situation, since clients don't generally run sqlserver, and there are better ways to query excel, however, your point is well taken.