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How do I get this field in the External List(ECT->BCS->SQL) to show up in SharePoint Designer Workflow?

I have created an External Content Type that has CRUD rights to SQL tables. Off that External Content type I have created an External List. I have a document library that has an InfoPath form on it ...
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Select Default Filter in BDCM File

When working with Business Connectivity Services (BCS) and Business Data Connectivity Model (BDCM) files, does anyone know in the code where to set the "default" Filter and hide the option? Right ...
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Export(or map) List data to external MSSQL table

There is much information about External Lists - when You make a Sharepoint list from SQL database table. In my case I need reverse operation - I have list, and want to map it to external SQL table, ...
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External Content Types are not available. Contact your system administrator - BCS - User profile sync

I'm trying to setup a BCS connection from a SQL view -> user profile properties. I've created the external content type and got the right view. I also set the "set object permission", checked all ...
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The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required.- BCS

We are trying to Consume OData in BCS using an App External Content Type. The OData service that we used is http://services.odata.org/V3/Northwind/Northwind.svc We followed ...
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How to prioritize BCS content at the top of search results?

I have a requirement in a SharePoint 2013 environment to push all BCS items to the top of the search results. I have played with the weight/context groups as well as result source sorting, but have ...
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FInish button is not getting Enabled

I am working with BCS External Content types. When I am setting up the filter the "Finish" button is not getting Enabled. Please suggest a solution
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Sharepoint 2013 BCS Connectivity

I have created a BCS Service but as I am clicking on it, this is giving me error.. please tell me what is the problem and how to trace it.
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External content types in sharepoint

I have an external list based webpart with 5 wild card filters. when I searched using one filter the required item is displayed but the same item is not displayed using other filter. For example if an ...
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My site and properties from external sources

We have an on premise SharePoint 2013 farm. In setting up mysite, we will only retrieve username and picture from AD, all other properies for profiles we need to get from another database that is ...
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Display some data collected from external sources to external customers?

we're looking the way how to display some data collected from external sources in SP to external customers. We have the list of projects handled in SQL. Every project has own number, name and status ...
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BCS OData navigation properties are not shown in SharePoint Hosted App external list

I have created a WCF Data Service that is hosted on Azure. I use this service as the data source for my SharePoint Hosted App's external lists. I noticed I was missing all navigation properties from ...
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Displaying User Profile Data Pulled into Custom Properties from BCS on People Search Results

I am currently pulling some data from a BCS connection to populate custom properties on my user profiles. I know that piece is working since I am able to look up a user in CA, Application Management ...
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Connect to excel external data source using BCS

I want to know the steps of connecting to excel external data source. I have done using Connect With SQL External Data Source Now i want to know how can i connect to excel external data source
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Urgent: Unable to update BCS external data in a Large List (5000+ items)

URGENT: Question regarding BCS and large lists (5000+ items) I have a document library in SharePoint Online that has more than 5000 items. (I'm well aware of the limitations and steps to prepare for ...
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How to read Odata service(created for SAP LOB) response which is a entity query set and expects filter parameters, in SharePoint BCS code?

I am performing DUET development where in the requirement is to read collection of data(attachments in SAP) is published over OData service by Gateway development. It is filtering based on 3 ...
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Business Data Connectivity: error when saving External Content Type due to invalid assembly or codebase

I am trying to create an external content type that will be connected to a SOAP webservice using SharePoint Designer. To do this, I added a WCF Connection in the Operation Designer section with the ...
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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 ...