Passing a Dictionary (array of data types) from .Net to Caché
I need to pass an equivalent of .Net Dictionary<string, int> instance from .Net to Caché. In the application, the Caché .Net provider has been used so far, so we came up with passing it as an instance of array of data types. However, the only way to fill the array we are aware of is to use its Add() method which invokes a call to the server instance method of the array for every key-value pair inserted.
Is there any way to fill the array at once - inserting all the pairs in one server call? Alternatively, is their any other .Net (Provider or eXTreme) API we can use for this task?
I know that using the Light C++ binding, we could pass the arrays as std::map<d_string, d_int> and a .Net equivalent of this using Dictionary<string, int> would be just perfect..