SharePoint Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for SharePoint enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there a way other than exporting the BDC definition, changing the xml, and re-importing the definition to change the connection for the BDC application to a different server. We are setting up a separate development SQL server and need to update the BDC.

share|improve this question

Not really as the BDC is entirely based on the definition. However you can use a SQL alias and change the alias to point to a different server.

For more information on how to setup an alias there's a good writeup here:

share|improve this answer

You can use the BDC Administration API to update the definition programatically. Another option might be BDC Meta Man web edition if it supports that.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.