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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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How can I view Developer Dashboard from a custom master page or PowerShell?

I need to view Developer Dashboard data to investigate a bottleneck on a SharePoint deployment, but the master page has been customized and the Developer Dashboard is not available (after enabling it ...
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Enumerate BCS Object Permissions

Hi I am looking for a method via PowerShell to enumerate the various ETC's that have been created to determine who currently has access. I realize that I can do this via the front end, however I need ...
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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, ...
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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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Getting Filtered results by Date column from a list with BCS and SharePoint 2010 JavaScript Client Object Model

I'm trying to get the filtered results by a column type DateTime from a list filled with BCS using JavaScript. I've tried everything to get those results with query like: "<Where>" + ...
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Show related entities in FAST search results

I've successfully created a .net assembly BCS to crawl external data in my enviorment. The BCS include an AssociationNavigator to crawl related entities based on foreign key. When i perform a crawl ...
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COM BCS model programmatic creation methods

Following the source code found here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/office/Creating-SharePoint-2010-ad694d17 I've managed to create the Create, Update and Delete method, but only the Delete ...
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Event fire and Workflow Attach to External List?

What is the best way approach to attach workflow and Event Receiver on External List? How to store Directly External Data to SharePoint Custom List?List
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Can you use BCS External Content Types in conjunction with Product Catalogs in 2013?

Does anybody know if it is possible to use an External Content Type as the basis for a Product Catalog in SharePoint 2013? So if we store a load of Product data in a database are we then able to ...
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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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External List from External Content Type: missing and/or error

I've created an ECT w/ Read List and Read Item operations using SharePoint Designer, saved it, and given myself permissions. The ECT's external data source is a WCF service. When I try to create an ...
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Synchronization of SharePoint 2010 List with SQL Server Table

I need to create a list such that the values on the list can be stored in SQL table as well. I need to attach workflows to the list item as well. Its a simple workflow with two approval process ...
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External List not returning values

I have an external list which isn't returning any values. The list uses an external content type, which gets information from a SOAP service. After creating the content type using a read item and ...
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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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Best to way to populated external database?

I have a requirement where I need to populated a SQL Server database (tbl_Customer) with sharepoint List. I am not sure about the best approach. approach 1: bcs to external database and scheduled ...
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BCS connection with SQL DB and Sharepoint list passing parameters

Is there way to pass parameters to BCS connection between sharepoint list and sql table and populate the list with the sql table data which agrees to a certain scenario(according to the passed ...
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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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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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replication of document libraries in sharepoint 2010

In sharepoint 2010, Need to have a document library in a site and another document library in another site and the 2nd document library should be an exact copy of the 1st document library(with the ...
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How to connect between two document libraries in different webapplications using BCS?

In Sharepoint 2010 , How to connect between two document libraries in different webapplications using BCS?. The webapplications has sitecollections and sites in it and the sites are getting created ...
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Connect BCS / BDC to the User Profile Service?

Firstly I'm open to suggestions if people have better solutions or ideas. I would like to be able to create a list with a 'username' field that will pull additional fields from the information stored ...
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KeywordQuery to search by BCS Entity Name and Namespace

I have built a custom search connector to crawl and index external content types. That works quite well. I find the index entities in the search center as well through using the API of ...
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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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SharePoint BCS with SOAP web service using custom authentication

I'm very new to using BCS in SharePoint 2010. I'm not really sure how to go about my problem or if it's even possible without coding a custom solution in Visual Studio using .NET. I have a SOAP web ...
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Auto-generated code for “Using”, “SQLConnection”, “ReadItem”, “ReadList” methods

I am beginner in SharePoint 2010 development. and doing following lab: Module 6: Accessing external data with Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010 ...
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Sharepoint 2010, BCS and inner join

We have external content type based on a table in database. It was created using SharePoint designer. Unfortunately one of the column is referencing another table, which is dictionary - primary table ...
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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 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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Can't get Custom BCS Connector with filters to work

I am trying to create a BCS connector in Visual Studio that connects to a WCF service. I first used an parameterless GetAccounts method as the source for the ReadList method, and the wanted to add ...
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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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Searching CRM 2011 records in Sharepoint 2010

I need to search Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 (onpremise or online) records in SharePoint 2010 (onpremise and preferably foundation but can go to enterprise if it is a must). I want to know from ...
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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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An empty pipe element is not allowed - the Powershell I copied fails

I am just trying to fix something to get my BCS external list created. All indications are that the server has too many rows for BCS so here is what I put into the Powershell IDE running as ...
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How to connect Outlook to an external list, which uses external connector in DLL

The task: connect Outlook with the external list, which was created in Visual Studio and uses SAP connector (sapnco.dll). What I've done: Created this external list. I can see all information in ...
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Deploy BCS profile page without SPD

Is it possible to deploy a BCS profile page via a WSP? Did anyone try this including settting the default action on the external content type? All references I can find explain how to create a ...
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What are the BCS/External List Limitations for ECMA CSOM?

I cannot seem to find any documentation on this topic. Are there any limitations for what I can or cannot do with the JavaScript CSOM in SharePoint Server Standard 2010 External Lists as compared to ...
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Using collection parameters with BCS entities results in “No constructor” error

I have a problem using collections for in-parameters with BCS entity methods and since I'm pretty sure you should be able to do this there must be some error that I haven't found. I have created a ...
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BCS Date Only field on Update Form

I'm tasked with finding a method for Updating a field that is defined as Date in SQL, but rendered as DateTime through BCS (as there is no Date-only type). On the Update form, I only want a Date ...
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working and filtering with large external lists using BCS

I have a large set of orders (about 7500) that I want to show in my SharePoint site. I'm using BCS because I also want to link the orders to documents. I also have an external list with these ...
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How To Define Specific ReadItem Finder with List View in External List?

I have an external list which is using the BCS to pull data from a custom database. This database has several views which have the same column structure and several that do not. I have been adding ...
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BCS custom connector and incremental crawl with search server express not working

we are currently developing a generic connector framework to access JSON-resources from an HTTP-Server. As the connector should not depend on a data model it heavily relies on DynamicType. As there ...
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How to Set Input Filter Programmaticlly in BCS

I have a Method in Entity which takes 2 input filters. Now I want to set a value in this filter. How can I do that? I already got the collection of Filters using the GetFilters() method of the ...
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External List and jQuery

I have an external list that I want to hackup with jQuery. If i put a simple alert in document .ready, it fires, and THEN the SharePoint progress spinner shows up, and then the data is returned - long ...
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Use Secure Store Credentials to connect to database with Windows Authentication in Visual Studio solution?

Background: I have an external content type that has been developed in a Visual Studio 2010 solution. This content type is based mostly off elements in a database that are accessed via stored ...
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Do not load data in design mode of webpart

I have custom webpart which gets data from external database using BCS. When I add the webpart in a webpart zone, it queries the BDC to get data so it take time to insert webpart. I only want to query ...
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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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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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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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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 ...