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Search Refiners Error When mixing Refiners of different sources

I have a lot of content sources all from the same kind of sources with the same kind of managed properties I created a new content source based on a BCS connection to a local SQL server database, ...
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SharePoint SQL Reporting

how can I do a simple report on SharePoint 13? (reading data by a SQL Server). Is there a way to put the data directly into a list? I heard about BDC how does it work? Thanks
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create a BCS External Content Type based on a WCF web Service using Visual Studio.

How to create a BCS External Content Type or list Based on a WCF Web Service using Visual Studio. The link provided shows the requirement through Designer. ...
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BDC: cannot logon with credentials obtained from secure store provider

Hmm.. When I manually create a new contentsource, point it to the single sql database-bcs everything works OK (no probs) (via Central Admin) but... When i try the same via a powershell script I get ...
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Sharepoint Online External Content Types WCF Service

I have this issue I can't find solution for a couple of days now as I am working on creating External Content Types for Sharepoint Online 2013 (trial period will expire in the next 5 days :( ). I ...
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How to retrieve BDC Identity from External List programmatically?

I need to do a lookup on an External List (in SharePoint Online - Office 365) to retrieve the value of the BDC Identity. BCS is talking to an OData web service. (I'm not a Visual Studio guy), so ...
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Unable to Refresh BCS External Data

I am running into a refresh issue with BCS. Whenever I hit the little refresh button in the UI, I am repeatedly getting this error. I am using an OData web service for BCS with WindowsCredentials ...
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Custom BCS External Content Type Error handling

Using SharePoint 2013. I have created a custom BCS model (bdcm with custom assembly deployed to GAC) to create external content types to connect to an proprietary external data source. I have created ...
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How to do a Filter in a BCS External Data picker

I am using an OData web service with BCS (testing with Northwind) and I would like to define some filters when using the External Data picker. I'd like to be able to have a drop down that then ...
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Keep SQL Connection Alive during ReadItem

Is there any way to keep a connection open during the ReadItem process or is there a best practice around this? Basically if i'm calling ReadItem in BCS 100K times, how can I streamline that ...
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SharePoint Online BCS list from Azure SQL - to whom do I open the firewall?

I've been asked to set up a list on SharePoint Online that's populated from an Azure SQL database via BCS. I have found some fairly extensive guides on how to do this, such as this one: ...
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Filter BCS Data by Users AD Group

I'd like to know if it is possible (and if so, how) to filter the BCS data results by the AD group a user belongs to. For example. User A belongs to AD group 'group1'. In the external data that ...
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Remove 'onmouseover' sorting options for Business Data List Webpart

I have a Business Data List webpart displayed in SharePoint. The data that comes into SharePoint is formatted as general, so the sorting doesn't work. It sorts based on the 'edit view' settings of the ...
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Problem While Deploying Business Data Connectivity Model Project in SP Foundation 2010 Installed in Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

I had posted posted this question earlier in the day but moderators marked my question as Duplicate of BDC Deployment to Foundation but my question is specific to Windows 7 so I am re-posting. I have ...
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REST API ItemCount on oData BCS List

I have a list generated from a BCS oData provider and I am attempting to get the number of items in the list so I can generate a $top on my request rather than bring back only the 100 item generic ...
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External Content Type List as Lookup in SharePoint Online

I am working on a solution that will get data from a web service (third party) and create a list in SharePoint Online (Office 365 E3 subscription). Then use a column from that list as a lookup column ...
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Making consolidated lists in SharePoint 2010

I'm currently running into problems trying to create a view of consolidated lists on SharePoint. I'm trying to create a view on a main site to display a consolidated list comprised of a number of ...
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Search 2013 - is there any way to index a list of URLs stored in a database?

I have a database table with a list of URLs that I would like Sharepoint Search 2013 to index so they show up in search results - the URLs are a mixture of content types - web pages, Word documents, ...
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BCS list view webpart filters

I've added a list view webpart to a page and created a query string parameter which filters the data based on a finder method provided via the ECT. I also want users to have the ability to further ...
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External list edit form not shown

I created an external list using Business Connect Services. I have added operations for read list, read item and update item. Then create external list using external content type. I can display list ...
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Access powershell variable in next command- Can not convert the value of type “System.String” to type xxx

How to execute both commands in powershell. I get below error. I want to access $ Db in next powershell command. $ Db = Get-SPBusinessDataCatalogThrottleConfig-Scope ThrottleType Items ...
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The term 'Get-SPBusinessDataCatalogThrottleConfig-Scope' is not recognized as t he name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program

If you are working with a larger external list (more than 2000 items) in dev environment it works perfectly, but when you work in production environment, it throws error Unable to display this Web ...
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SharePoint 2013: “Sorry, this site hasn't been shared with you” After External Content Type (ECT) Data Column is Refreshed -Only affects non SC admins

I am Farm Administrator and Site Collection Admin for a single site collection (the only site collection in our farm). On Prem SharePoint 2013 Server. I have created an ETC using a Secure Store ID ...
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Customizing details page link in BCS list or custom details page redirection with SarePoint 2013

I'm having fun with Sharepoint 2013 and studio 2013, just started dev few months ago -) I have some external lists pointing to external content type, I would like to redirect to a custom detail page ...
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FileType Refiner with BCS Content Source does't work

I've installed the file connector sample from MS (link). Everything seems ok and the search is working well. But I can't get the FileType refiner working. What I've done yet: Changed the mime type ...
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Connecting external list webpart to filter values

I have an external list in SharePoint 2013 on premise which gets data from SQL server. I created another list (regular custom list) in SP where I want to store items which are related to the SQL ...
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Importing BCS Dates in correct format to User Profiles

I'm trying to get the user Profile Service to store the dates in the correct format. Currently the date is displaying in American format, but it is switching the Month and Day around, so the 7th of ...
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external content type

We are a tennant in a larger sharepoint setup. I have tennant admin rights. As a test I would like to create a list that originates from a sql table. I followed this guide: ...
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BCS around connecting Farm(a) to Farm(b) for XL sheets

I have been requested to find the best possible solutions around how to connect a set of XL sheets Farm(a) to a set of dashboards Farm(b). My guess would be based on best practice to make use of BCS. ...
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External content types for specific web applications

Is there any way that we can limit the ECTs are available only for few web applications/site collections rather than across the farm?
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Using BCS OTB webparts on Standard SharePoint 2013 License

According to MSDN http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/415c9536-ae70-4d4b-b481-5255cb03cc32#bkmk_Developeravailability in a Standard SharePoint 2013 licensed CAL I should have the "BCS:Business ...
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Custom BCS Connector Incremental crawl not working with AssociationNavigator

I created a custom BCS connector in SharePoint 2013. I need to use the changelog approach for incremental crawling. Since I am crawling the file system like data source I am using AssociationNavigator ...
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BCS Managed Client Code Get all method instances

When using the class Microsoft.BusinessData.MetadataModel.Entity entity; does anyone know how to get all the External Content type operation method instances so i can dynamically pass the value to ...
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Authentication between SharePoint O365 and external OData web service

We are using SharePoint Online (O365) with ADFS. We are also building an on-premise OData web service to provide data into the cloud as an External Content Type. We understand generally how to use ...
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SharePoint 2013 BCS External Data Column

How do I return all entities without using entity.GetFilters() ? I have the following and I can only seem to produce a FilterCollection. I would much rather have just all the enities because i am ...
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SharePoint 2013 External content type security trimming issue

I have a need to security trim only selected external content items using "deny" for a AD group. So created security descriptor method which returns a byte array. The problem is the security ...
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SharePoint 2013 External Content type. Populate secondary fields

I am trying to migrate data to a document library that contains a external content type using the SharePoint 2013 client object model. The external content type is pulling from a sql server 2012 ...
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Fast Search for Sharepoint 2010: Incremental Crawl Memory Leak

Background My organization has been attempting to use FAST Search for Sharepoint 2010 as a search solution for our DMS. I am currently utilizing a .Net indexing connector to index a database of ~ 8 ...
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Sharepoint Business Connectivity Service PrincipalIdentityNotMappedException

Today all external lists on farm suddenly stopped working and I cannot configure any BCS application in central admin configuration. There are ...
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Is it possible to link existing Sharepoint 2010 lists to SQL server databases?

I created a SQL server database and added a table to it. Then I used Sharepoint Designer 2010 to create an external Content Type using this table. Now I can alter the according Sharepoint list which ...
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Are third party solutions really that superior to BCS?

Let us assume it is my task to establish a bidirectional connection between a SharePoint List and a SQL-database. According to Paolo Pialorsi's Developer Manual for SharePoint 2010, BCS (Business ...
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BCS external content type as lookup

I have written a wcf service to read the title and id column from a list and returning as arraylist. Please find the below code. The webservice is returing the values correctly.Now when i create an ...
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SharePoint 2013 - Managed property value does not update

I have configure SharePoint Search with line of Business Content Source (BCS). Create Few Managed Property with this BCS. Records is crawling successfully however managed mapped property value does ...
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BCS Question (scenarios when data source is unreachable)

I have a few real-world (hopefully simple) BCS questions for on-premise database and SharePoint Online (O365) connected by OData web service: In the scenario where the data source is ...
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Throttled While Crawling Large External Databases

I created an ECT using SPD2013 last week. It connects to a SQL DB while using the Secure Store to impersonate a domain user for a particular DB View. Last week, I used my personal (farm admin) ...
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BCS Question (changing data source of a web service)

We are going to be building a Web Service (on-premise) to connect our data to SharePoint online (o365) using BCS and OData. If we migrate our database from one location (in Oracle) to another (e.g. ...
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Update BCS Value Programatically

Here is my issue, we had a BCS definition with a value being stored as an int. we had to update that definition so the value is now stored as a string. However do to most of our values being stored of ...
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Why aren't my result types working with managed properties?

I'm having trouble getting Result Types working in SharePoint Search. I've defined a result source for one of my BDC datatypes, plus a result type that matches everything from that result source. ...
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Site URL BDCS Error

Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': The default web application could not be determined. Set the Site URL property in feature SP xxx Feature to the URL of the desired site and retry ...
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Impersonated Windows Identity vs Impersonated Custom Identity

Could anyone explain the difference between Impersonated Windows Identity and Impersonated Custom identity in SharePoint?