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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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Deleted item still showing up in search results if only doing Incremental Crawls

I'm trying to set up a Sharepoint search service using a Content Source based on an external BCS data source. In the BDC model, I implemented the operations I needed, adding a SpecificFinder, an ...
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How to get BDC data from BDC URL returned by search in SharePoint 2013?

I am building a POC system based on Search in SharePoint 2013. I have setup BCS to crawl external SQL DB. Search crawl is successful and I am getting the results. I have not setup any Managed ...
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How to Sync user data from multiple sources BDC and AD?

I have a user profile that has fields from multiple sources. fields form AD and fields from BCS -> SQL DB. Everything is working, except if the DB is down, the fields get populated with empty data. ...
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Timestamp in Sharepoint external content type not matching value in SQL table

I have an external content type in SharePoint 2010 pulling data from a SQL 2008R2 DB using BCS. All the data comes back fine but the Time stamp column is off by 2 hours when I compare the values ...
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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 200,...
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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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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 - http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=...
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I stopped the BCS service on a couple of servers, but I still get connectivity errors

Stopping the service on some of the servers seems to have no effect when the system is trying to make a web service call. Here is the error in the ULS: The BDC Service application Business Data ...
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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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BCS: Allow deletion of rows only under a given condition

I created a BCS Model and external data type for a MS SQL table. I added a delete action, too, and it is working as expected. But now I want to allow the user only to delete items, that aren't ...
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Ribbon is disabled when I Filter an external list in SharePoint 2010

I created an external list in sharepoint 2010 (SP1) using SPD. The backend is sql server. The I added a wildcard filter on a column called Source_System (and a limit filter). The out of the box ...
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How to automate entry of external column data in BCS?

I have a document library, Resumes, that has a large number of resumes in it. There is a regular column on that library, called EmployeeID, that is already populated. I have an external content type (...
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Kerberos + SharePoint

Kerberos - the beast of SharePoint - has been configured and is creating tickets on my test environment WFE. I also had RevertToSelf for the BCS service application turned on. I am able to create an ...
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Business Connectivity Services vs. ADO.NET

Why should I prefer Business Connectivity Services (BCS) over plain ADO.NET, if all I want are simple CRUD operations on an external database (e.g. remote Oracle Database), which are made from a ...
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Paging and sorting with BCS - Is it really possible?

I'm trying to add paging on an external list and so far it does not work 100%. The best references I could find (that actually... kinda... work) are these: Paging and sorting with BCS Paging and ...
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SharePoint 2010 User Profile Synchronization: BCS + WCF

I'm here because I'm trying to implement a scenario of user profile synchro with bcs connecting to wcf service. Here is the context: A remote web service is returning a full list of employee infos. ...
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Show Atom feed as external content

I hope that this is the correct place to ask this. I have a site that "spits out" an ATOM feed/seedlist that I want to show in SharePoint as an external content type. So far I know that this is done ...
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How to use the batching and batching termination filter descriptors in BCS .NET Connectivity solutions

I know about this post on BCS paging: Paging and sorting with BCS and have implemented a similar approach in a BCS solution. However, what I'm really looking for is a complete example showing how to ...
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How to filter a paged and sorted external list

I have succesfully implented an external content type with a read list method, which can sort and page through the external data. The external content type has 4 filters (two limit and two wildcard) ...
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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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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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Using BCS and WCF to add external data to sharepoint index

Being completely new to the whole SharePoint environment, I am having trouble understanding exactly how to crawl external data into a SharePoint index. What I need to accomplish is that a user can ...
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Moving BDC models from server to server

I have created a BDC model and deploy it through a feature. The feature has to have a SiteUrl as specified in the feature xml below. However when I move the feature from say the development to test, ...
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BCS: Edit button in context menu works, but edit button in display form is disabled

I created an external content type für a MS SQL Server view. I created a list from it and three different views and I changed the form with InfoPath. All of this done without VS, only SharePoint ...
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Create external content type with impersonated custom identity

I'm developing a SharePoint Application. I have SharePoint Foudation 2010. I have created a External Content Type with Impersonated Custom Identity(Connection to SQL Server 2012). After I created a ...
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Catastrophic failure when crawling BCS data in SharePoint 2013

I am getting error in search crawl Logs when doing a full crawl on a Business Data Connectivity content source. The content source is set up to crawl a SQL BCS entity that has a stream accessor, ...
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Create a SharePoint 2010 BCS connection to Web Service with Visual Studio only

While I have been using SharePoint for quite some time I have not used BCS at all (except way back when I took some training). What I am looking for are steps to create a BCS connector to an external ...
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Cannot modify BCS Model Security Validation Exception

I am trying to programmatically modify a ECT/Entity based on REST data from another system. It works if I am running it from a console application but if I am trying to run it from for example a ...
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Date Only format with BCS

I have created an External Content Type through SharePoint Designer. One of the fields that I'm getting from my database is a DateTime column. In SharePoint, however, I want to format this as a Date ...
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CAML query on external list: access denied by business connectivity services

I am trying to run a CAML query on a BCS list and getting access denied as an error when debugging the code: SPList CMList = web.Lists[Constants.cmlist]; SPQuery query = new SPQuery(); query.Query = "...
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Updating Active Directory User Information from Sharepoint User Profiles BCS Data

I am investigating the possibility of updating Active Directory user account information from Sharepoint 2010 User Profiles. I am aware that there is functionality to synchronise data from the User ...
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BCS entity code update

I have a problem with the develop with BCS and the Search in SharePoint 2013... I develop an entity that connect with UCM documents and it incorporates in search service (crawling, indexing, etc) The ...
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Cascading External Data in Sharepoint 2010

I have a list called "Jobs" that have two columns (Type External Data) called "Company" and "Project". When the user selects a Company, I need the field "Project" filter projects in accordance with ...
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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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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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Sharing list data between sites

I have a list on a sub-site that I want to share via Drop Down List with a Calendar on the root site. ie. When you add or modify a Calendar entry, one of the columns will be a Drop Down List ...
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Using External Content Type Pickers with Boolean fields

I have a SQL table with three fields - a unique ID I don't care about, a description, and a Boolean indicating whether or not the record is 'current'. This table is setup as a fairly standard ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Create related hierarchical fields from external source

Is there a way to create two related columns as a custom field type in SharePoint? For example, can you develop a custom field type named CustomerOrder that consists of two related lookup columns ...
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Paging and sorting with BCS

I going to use the new exciting External Content Type feature to display a list of data from an external LOB system. The list is potentially long, so paging with filtering at the LOB system side is ...
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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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Does all external SharePoint data have to flow through BCS?

I was asked the question why I need access to BCS Services and have been tasked with documenting "ways to access external data in SharePoint' I've read one article after the next regarding external ...
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InfoPath changes the look of the form

I am following this guide to create a cross site lookup field in SharePoint. I am using SharePoint 2013. The problem is that when I open the form with InfoPath Designer 2013 the form doesn't resemble ...
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Custom BCS indexing connector and changelog inremental crawl: ChangedIdEnumerator method is not working

I am writing a custom indexing connector using changelog incremental crawl approach. The full crawl is working perfectly. All atems are indexed and queryable. The problem is that incremental crawl ...
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Using InfoPath inBrowser forms, create reports from captured data, and present those reports back in SharePoint

I'm using SharePoint 2010 and I have access to InfoPath and BCS services. I’m looking to use InfoPath forms that are accessed IN-BROWSER through SharePoint to capture data, and use that data to ...
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SharePoint 2013 Custom BCS/BDC Entity Search Refiner

I have a custom BCS model that I am using to index SQL data in SharePoint 2013. The localized name of the type of item is being set as the title (i.e. Answer, Question, Idea, etc.). In the search ...
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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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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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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 orders,...
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Connect SAP data from SharePoint 2010

If we want to create a custom connector to connect SAP data from SharePoint 2010 ... how to do that? what steps are involved?