• .NET QuickStart

    InterSystems supports three lightweight .NET APIs that provide direct access to InterSystems IRIS® databases via relational tables, objects, or multidimensional storage.

    .NET features available in InterSystems IRIS include:

    • Relational access through an ADO.NET API
    • Object access through the InterSystems XEP API
    • Access to multidimensional storage through the InterSystems Native API
    • Multi-model access to use multiple APIs together
    • Support for third-party APIs such as Entity Framework
    • An underlying consistent structure, avoiding data duplication

    Watch the video, then try the exercise below!

    • With .NET, you can interact with InterSystems IRIS relationally (with ADO.NET), using objects (with XEP or Entity Framework), or natively (with the Native API). In the steps below, you will access a set of sample stock data using each of the ways described.

      Start the exercise in one of three ways:

      1. Use an InterSystems IRIS Learning Lab by clicking the launcher below.
      2. Use AWS, Azure, or GCP, first following the steps to change the password for InterSystems IRIS.
      3. Try the exercise locally with an instance of InterSystems IRIS and an IDE that supports .NET (such as Microsoft Visual Studio).