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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 ...
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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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Error with External Content Type List: “Unable to display this web part”

I have deployed an external content type to my local Sharepoint 2010 Server using a Visual Studio solution. The deployment appears to work. I can view the details of the content part in the central ...
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Getting error while creating ECT using WCF that is hosted in SharePoint through SharePoint Designer [closed]

I am getting error while creating ECT using WCF that is hosted in SharePoint through SharePoint Designer. The error message is Object Reference. When I Host this WCF then I am able to create ECT ...
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Update CRM from User Profile

We currently have Sharepoint 2010 setup to use AD to get useraccounts, and a BCS connection to provide extra information to the User Profile of users. The data from AD is very basic: only username 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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External list Reading items very slow

I am trying to retrieve all the columns from External list from sharepoint 2010. Em using the below code SPListItemCollection collection = list.GetItems(query); foreach (SPField field in ...
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Sharepoint Incremental Crawl and BCS

I have a BCS connector (partial BDC Model posted below) and I'm noticing some issues with Sharepoint crawls. My full crawl seems to work perfectly, but incremental is pulling back the same number of ...
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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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How can i use External Content Types - SQL Authentication with NO Kerberos

I'm in the process of using ECT and the data is in a sql sever. Before i get started is this possible with no kerberos existing in this current environment. So the service where SP resides is ...
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How to display a list across multiple sites?

I want to be able to create a customized list, "Test", on my main page, "Home" of SharePoint. I want to be able to link to that custom list, "Test", onto another site in the same collection, ...
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Update and Create Problem with Adding Columns to an Existing External Content Type in SharePoint 2010

I used SharePoint Designer 2010 to create an external content type (ECT) that consumes and writes data to SQL Server. [Went through the process of connecting to a database table, then right-clicking ...
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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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External list in SharePoint 2010 with unique item permissions

Is there any way to set permission for bdc items within external list?
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There are no addresses available for this application. Business Data Connectivity

I can't get the new Business data Connectivity Service I've just created to work. It says that it started, and I proceed to an IISRESET as said in a lot of blogs, but it still doesn't work. Do you ...
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BCS issue: CalculatePermissionsForCurrentThread

I have a BCS model which is causing problems in the production environment. Everything works fine from within SharePoint context, but outside the context (a WCF service to be precise) I'm getting ...