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    This section will help you to get started with the DataEngine library:

    Create .NET Core application:

    1. Create a new .Net Core 2.2 console web application.       
    2. Add the C1.DataEngine and C1.DataEngine.Api NuGet packages to your application.

    Connect DataEngine to DataSource

    1. In the Main method of the Program.cs file, add the following code to initialize a new workspace folder relative to the project root directory using the Init method of the Workspace class.
      //Initialize a new workspace folder relative to the project root directory
      Workspace workspace = new Workspace();
    2. Initialize the connection string to the database file, the data of which you wish to import to the DataEngine base tables using the following code:

      public string GetConnectionString()
          string filename = Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Personal) + @"\ComponentOne Samples\Common\NORTHWND.MDF;";
          return String.Format(@"Data Source=.\SQLEXPRESS;AttachDbFilename={0}; Integrated Security=True;Connect Timeout=30;User Instance=True", filename);
    3. Create SqlConnection and SqlCommand objects to hold the desired data that needs to be imported. 

      SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection(GetConnectionString());
      var command = new SqlCommand("Select * from Invoices", conn);
    4. Create an instance of the DbConnector class and pass the Workspace, SqlConnection and SqlCommand objects as parameters to its constructor. Use the GetData method of DbConnector class to create a DataEngine table containing the imported data. 

      //Import data from database to a DataEngine table
      var connector = new DbConnector(workspace, conn, command);

    Define and Execute Query

    1. Once the DataEngine base table is created, retrieve it using the table method of Workspace class. Perform desired queries on the data using the query method of Workspace class. 

      //Retrieve the base table for use in constructing queries
      dynamic invoice = workspace.table("Invoices");
    2. Execute the query by invoking the Execute method of the Query class.

      //Find the total sales by country
      dynamic query = workspace.query("SalesByCountry", new
          Sales = Op.Sum(invoice.ExtendedPrice)

    Display Query Results

    1. Retrieve the query results using the GetQueryData method of the Workspace class. Finally, print the query results on the Console window using the Write method of the DataList class.

      //Output query results in CSV format to the console
      IDataList sales = workspace.GetQueryData("SalesByCountry");
      Console.WriteLine("Sales by Country:");
      DataList.Write(sales, Console.Out);