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SharePoint - reporting data from SQL

We have got a time tracker website in ASP.NET which is used by employees to record their daily time and work. The data is huge (about 10 years of data and ongoing) and stored in the SQL database. We ...
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BDC types not coming up as crawled properties in SharePoint 2013 search

I am trying to setup search in my SharePoint 2013 site, using BCS, connecting to a .Net assembly which is exposing the types. The first time I deployed the solution, the exposed types came up as ...
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Crawled properties missing for Business Data source

We've implemented and crawled a Business Data Connectivity Service data source. I can find the items based on the values in their fields, but when I look at Crawled Properties, there is only the ...
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How is Secure Store Service storing passwords under the hood?

When Business Connectivity Services need to access external data which requires per-user authentication, it uses Secure Store Service to store the user password in order to avoid asking for it again ...
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Using External Data in SharePoint 2013

Hi i am new to SharePoint, i have been given a requirement and i am not able to find the right approach. We have a SharePoint portal which keeps track of employees details, very recently we have ...
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Service instance quantity

On a clean farm (one WFE\APP server and one back-end (SQL)) after installing SharePoint binaries i ran some configuration scripts. One of them contains command Install-SPSerivce which, according to ...
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Can SharePoint user login to another system and display the information at Sharepoint?

We have a SP2013 on-premise farm and another self-written web application. The web application have its login member database and is written by Java. User would like to add a login box on SharePoint ...
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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 are many references about External Lists, where you make a Sharepoint list from SQL database table. In my case, I need to do the opposite - I have SharePoint list, and I want to map it to an ...
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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 this to create app ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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: http://blogs....
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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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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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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 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 Database-GUID-...
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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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external content type

We are a tenant in a larger SharePoint setup. I have tenant admin rights. As a test I would like to create a list that originates from a SQL table. I followed this guide: http://www.sharepoint....
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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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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. 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 System.Security.Principal....
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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 unavailable/...
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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) ...