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Using BCS and External Content Types to create Publishing Pages

I'm starting a new SharePoint 2010 web content management project where a portion of the site's content is driven by an external system (SQL Server based). Think employee bios... The external system ...
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Paging and sorting in sharepoint BCS

I saw this post about Paging and sorting and tried to do simiral thing in my project. But failed to do so. Everything works fine apart from instead of getting the value i get the parameter name. ...
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Implementing Security on custom BCS/.net class?

I'm implementing a custom BCS Model to get data from a backend system. As the backend uses it's own user management, I'm accessing it through a service account. All of this works well and allows me ...
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BCS and Oracle: bug in connection string?

I am trying to connect from BCS directly to Oracle, but there is an error: Keyword not supported: 'connect timeout'. I think that the connection string formed for Oracle is in an incorrect ...
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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?
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SP Designer 2013 - External Content Types & BCS

I'm currently setting up an experimental 2013 environment with BCS, following the instructions in the AdventureWorks white paper found here - ...
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User profile properties mapped to a BCS connection requires two syncs for new users

I have the User Profile Service Application up and running in a SharePoint 2010 farm. It is configured with two synchronization connections; one to Active Directory and a second to a backend database ...
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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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custom paging and sorting in BCS

I'm creating a custom .Net Assembly connector. I have to show a lot of data, so I want to page and sort that. I've already created parameters in my model for that: StartRow PageSize SortField In ...
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BCS Model not deploying in Farm environment

Has anyone else seen an issue with deploying a BCS Model WSP to a farm and the External Content Type is not being deployed? The Farm feature is activated. It is working fine for a single server ...
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Sharepoint Online and custom BDC models

Hello I hope somebody can help. I need to access an external timesheet from Sharepoint Online. The Timesheet site uses a REST api to provide the data, not a WCF or traditional ASPX webservice. So ...
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How to customize profile pages for external content type search results?

I have set up the SP 2010 enterprise search to include searches in line-of-business data. (In my concrete case that would be data from Dynamics CRM 2011 but I hope that is not relevant). I have ...
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Good book or resource that talks about custom connectors and SharePoint search Integration?

Do you know any good books or resources that explains how to write your own custom connector for search crawling? I have been reading Professional Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010 ...
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Is there a way to modify external list form with Infopath?

I would like to modify an external list form with infopath like I do with custom lists. However, even if I select "create infopath form" when creating my external list, it doesn't seems I can do that. ...
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Supplementing User Profile with information from BCS

I've got my external content type and BCS all sorted and working - the list view of the external list shows 100% in the site and the external content type shows under my BCS service application. Now ...
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Can I use a Console Application to Programmatically Create a Content Data Source and Start Crawl?

I am looking for examples where folks have programmatically defined a business data content source and setup Search Service Administration to crawl it, all within a console application. I'm aware of ...
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BCS, field captions/title localizations

We've developed BCS appllication and now have no ideas about how to localize fields titles in BCS model. Where some xml tags in BCS model definition, but it did not work in our practise. Does ...
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Developing Visual Web Part with external list in ListView

Using VS 2010 i've created BCS model for external MS SQL source, deployed it with success, then created external list - it works perfect. Now my task is - create visual web part in VS2010 and place ...
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Creating a Site Column from an External List with SharePoint 2010?

Can you create a Lookup column from an External List within SharePoint 2010. I have achieved this before but it seems incredibly fragile and I am now wondering if this is even a supported feature and ...
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Getting External Data from Oracle to O365?

We have an on-premise oracle database with customer info (lets say roughly 10,000 rows), that we need to make available in our SharePoint Online (2013) environment in O365. The requirement is that ...
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Context Aware BCS Model for Search Crawling in SharePoint 2013

I have an external SQL data source that I would like to include in SharePoint search crawling with a BCS/BDC model. As it stands, SharePoint sees this data independently of the SharePoint site ...
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Custom BCS indexing connector with changelog inremental crawl is not working properly

Custom BCS indexing connector with changelog inremental crawl is not working properly I am writing a custom indexing connector using changelog incremental crawl approach. I'm using sample from ...
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LastModifiedTimeStampField not working in incremental crawl (SharePoint 2010 + BCS + FS4SP)

I'm using a custom BCS .Net Assembly connector with my BDC model but can't seem to get the Incremental Crawl working correctly. It keeps doing a Full crawl, or at least it seems that way because the ...
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BCS and External List: Validations and Business Logic

I have been able to define an External List through a WCF Service. This works well, but I am now moving onto more advanced scenarios - I would like my Create, Update and Delete methods to implement ...
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Should I Use Business Connectivity Services or Not in This Specific Scenario

I'm currently working on a SharePoint Standard 2010 project. I would have preferred to use the User Profile Service to sync with AD to populate employee details, but our AD doesn't have much ...
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Business Connectivity Services over OData : caching and paging?

I'm planing a new application for a customer that requires to read data from an external system. Basically, the external system will expose a read-only OData service (to be defined actually). The ...
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External Content Type Search not returning results

I have configured my 2010 External Content Type for search by adding the RootFinder property to the ReadList method. I have also added the ShowInSearchUI property to the LOB entry. I then set up my ...
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External Data Column no sorting by a string based additional field

Can anyone confirm or tell me why you can't sort by an External Data column additional field if its type descriptor is a string? It works for int, bool and guid type descriptors. If I add a standard ...
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How can I get external content crawled into SharePoint online index

I have SharePoint online and I want to add external content to the index. So far I have it set up that the external content is put into an external list using BCS. The content passes through a WCF ...
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What is BCS and what can it do for me?

I've been hearing a lot about it but even having Googled the subject I'm not sure what it is or what it can do for me. I believe BDC's could be considered a BCS component? What is BCS?
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BCS External Item picker

There are two external lists like 'Project' and 'Task'. Task referencing project by using field ProjectID. I've created external content types. For 'Project' content type I've marked field ...
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Best way to get external data to SP 2010

This is the scenatio: I have an AD that i'm going to use when installing SP 2010 but it doesn't have a lot of meta data as in poperties its only got : Lastname, fistname and email etc.. So i would ...
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BDC to BCS Application Definition Upgrade

I'm trying to perform an upgrade of a SharePoint 2007 environment to 2010. Our plan is to move to entirely new hardware and do a content database migration. In such a scenario, it seems that BDC ...
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BCS and SharePoint 2010

I'm looking to possibly upgrading to the latest version simply because the latest version has BCS integrated with the free version. A question I have to answer is "Does BCS integrate with Sage ...
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Access denied by Business Data Connectivity on Setting Metadata Store Permissions

When I try to configure Metadata Store Permissions I keep getting this error I am the Farm Administrator and have full access on Sharepoint to start with. Now as I drilled down further looking at ...
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Read/Write capability in BCS

Can someone tell me what exactly does "Read/Write Capability" means in Business Connectivity Services for SharePoint 2010? I read it somewhere that this is a new feature in 2010 which was not present ...
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Setting Value of External Field in Code

I cannot seem to find any examples of how to set a BCS External Field via code. I have two lists that both have a BCS field named "Industry". When an item is created in List A I need to create a new ...
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StreamAccessors >> Can SharePoint 2010 BCS return multiple attachments?

Can SharePoint 2010 BCS return multiple attachments? I have a database which stores multiple attachments per entity. Would like to have all of them accessible, but I've insufficient experience with ...
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How to call Finder Method with Parameters using BCS Runtime Model

Hi i have created BCS model which use secure store service for authentication to External system.Everything works fine using out of box external list and BCS webparts but i want to create custom ...
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Connect ECT to SharePoint List in InfoPath?

I'm trying to create a list in Infopath 2010. I'd like one of the fields to be a drop down list that connects to an external content type list. It doesn't show any of the External Content Type Lists ...
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BCS and Filtering/Paging - External List vs Business Data List Web Part

I am trying to learn BCS for use in an in-house application. To keep it simple at this point I am limiting myself to a single table even though the table has FK references for grouping and some ...
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Multiple filters in ECT External Item Picker in SharePoint 2010 BCS?

I am using SharePoint 2010 BCS to connect to a SQL Server database table and created an External Content Type (ECT). In this ECT you can specify a filter and I have done that, and I mapped the ECT to ...
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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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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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Query External Data using BCS

I'm using SharePoint 2013 and I'm developing a webpart that has to query an external data and show the results. I cannot create external list due to the fact that my external table has more than ...
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Item-level security possible with OData external content type?

I've created an External Content Type which uses an OData service as it source, and I created a content source in the Search Service Application in order to crawl this data. This works fine. However, ...
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Search in Custom indexing connector with AttachmentAssociator property in AssociationNavigator

I have a custom indexing connector with Entities associated via AssociationNavigator method. In order for Search (of SharePoint 2013) to crawl the associated entity, we need to set either the ...
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How can I create a multi-valued refiner for a Business Data Catalog external content type?

This question regards a SharePoint 2010 instance using vanilla search. I'm currently using a Business Data Catalog to pull records from a database table with an end-goal of displaying the records in ...
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Error while creating a new customer via BCS from within a web part

This is my first time that I am using BCS via a web part and in general. this is my code and I am getting the following error: The given dot notation 'CustomerID' refers to a node in Type Descriptor ...
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Limiting a view based on authentication by writing qualified username

This article http://www.thesharepointbar.com/?p=340 how to limit a read on a user in BCS, but we can't find the correct syntax for fba-users. (MS Quote: If the login mode for the user is claims-based, ...