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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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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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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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How to create an external list from an ECT using powershell

I have an External Content Type in my Metadata store and I want to create an external list using that ECT, using Powershell script. I tried to use $Web.Lists.Add() with SiteTemplate = "External ...
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SharePoint 2010 - BCS secondary columns in viewedit.aspx

I was wondering if this has happened to anyone and if anyone can suggest a fix is. | SharePoint 2010 | Top level site | Administrator permissions I had a number of BCS connections to a document ...
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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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Business Data Connectivity Service is not accessible

I am working on sharing service applications across farms ( SP2013 Publishing Farm, SP 2010 Consuming Farm). Services like Search, MMS and Secure Store are working perfectly fine after sharing. ...
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System Account not having permission to update external list via BCS

My SharePoint administrator granted permissions to services, sp app pool, sp farm adim, and secure store in BCS for me to use but was only able create/delete but not update. I use SharePoint designer ...
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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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403 Error connecting to ODATA via External Content Type with SharePoint

I have a tenant on SharePoint Online (the new 2013 version). In that tenant, I have a Project Online site collection. Project Online hosts a very nice OData endpoint at ...
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Cannot see BDC External system in SharePoint Designer Data Source Explorer

I have first created external content types in SharePoint Designer then exported the model to Visual Studio. I then deleted everything created in Designer and deployed the model through SharePoint ...
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SharePoint 2013 Result Sources - Combining BCS Content Source with SP Content Source - Only See SP Content Source

Scenario: Content Source 1: Standard SharePoint Local Sites Content Source 2: BCS Application Seek to create 1 Unified Search Result from a Common Result Source.. I have been trying to combine a ...
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BCS External Content Type with 20,000+ items (O365)

We have a large database of 20,000+ items on a local database that we need to get into Sharepoint Online 2013 in O365 to use as metadata for various documents in multiple locations. New entries and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Insert data from a XML into a List

Two questions: Is it possible insert data from a XML doc in a SharePoint Native List? Because I checked and is possible create a DataView from a Xml source in SP , but I can't find if it's possible ...
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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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Problems configuring External List on Sharepoint Foundation 2010

I have created a new database on MS SQL SERVER SHAREPOINT instace that contains two simple tables. Then I tried to link values defined in these tables by implementing External Content Types using ...
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Specify external content type lookup for deployable list?

I have a ListTemplate which is being deployed with Visual Studio. Is it possible to make a reference from this template to an external content type that runs on the farm? Or must I manually add these ...
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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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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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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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How to create a External Content Type equivalent to a Document Set?

I'd like to create an External Content Type either inheriting from or equivalent to a Document Set. I'm not finding any good examples and Document Sets are derived from folders, so the API must be ...
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BCSLogin failed

I got a problem when using BCS in SharePoint Foundation 2010. I'm not able to let other users see the BCS content. I tried all the possibilities I found in internet (giving permission to the users in ...
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How to create an external List on SharePoint 2010 using MySQL table

I have a MYSQL database that contains customer related data from sugarcrm while a few order related data is stored in the MSSQL server. So far, I have been able to create an external list for the ...
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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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How to connect multiple external tables into one SharePoint list to perform CRUD operations

I am working with SharePoint 2013 and I have a requirement where I have to perform CRUD operations on multiple external tables (SQL Server) with SharePoint in one List and vice versa. I am able to ...
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Does BCS support creating an external list from an existing list in a different web application using List Web Services

I have sharepoint 2010 farm where there are multiple web applications. I am trying to understand BCS and its capabilities. This is the structure I have :- Web Application A > Site Collection > ...
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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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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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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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oracle data in InfoPath form

We have a InfoPath form on which wants to show real time data from Oracle database. E.g. Employee name in a drop down list in InfoPath form from employee table in oracle. Don't want to populate ...
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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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BDC external type with dropdown data entry

I would like to be able to have a BDC entity setup such that when you create a list from the external content type the new item form automatically comes setup with a lookup field for one of the ...