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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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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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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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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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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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ReadList with Association for External Content Type via Visual Studio

I would have thought this is a common requirement but I just cannot seem to find any resources addressing this. I have several Entities defined along with Associations between them. They deploy ...
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Association created by VS does not work

I am trying to create several ECT with Associations between them. Been playing around with several tools and reading/watching a handful of tutorials. I have gotten my pieces to work when playing ...
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Read sharepoint external-list items

I am working with sharepoint 2010. I have an external list. I need to retrieve the list items from the external list for which i am using the following code below. SPQuery query=new SPQuery(); ...
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Navision + sharepoint.

For the last couple of weeks we have been struggling with an issue that we could not solve. This issue are concerning Sharepoint and Navision 2009. So we really hope that you would find a solution. ...
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updating item from an external list

I'm trying to update an item in my external list i'm using BCS and LINQ to query. That's my Update method : public static void Update(Customer customer, int parameter) { ...
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PageNumber-Fillter for Finder in .Net Assembly Connector

I'm currently trying to use an PageNumber-Filter for an Finder-Method in an .NET Assembly Connector. The relevant Part of the Method-Definition of the ReadList-Method looks the following. <Method ...
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Association between a custom list and an external list

I have a very basic question. I have a Custom List and I'd like to add a lookup column from an External List based on a WCF Service. Is it possible? E.g. I have employers in a custom list. I'd ...
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Edit the BCS search item

I have created an external list and external content type using SharePoint Designer. I need to search an item in the external list. So I configured search in central admin. I am able to search an item ...
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Problem with Refresh button on External data column

I'm struggling with refreshing items on list with external data. So far I have been able to make the refresh button work, but only when I add items to list in a standard way (via browser). When I add ...
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The operation(s) generations creates an SQL query which exceeds the length limit in Business Data Connectivity Metadata Store

I am trying to add a table from a SQL database as an external content type. When I do so I am getting the following error: The database table has 188 columns (I did not design this legacy system. I ...
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External Data field - problem with refreshing (SP 2010)

I have created a custom list with a field (column) of 'External Data' type, connected to my external content type. External Content Type's source is an SQL view. My problem is, when I make changes on ...
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BCS External List selected items using ECMA script

I am getting the BdcIdentity values using ECMA script for external list, is there any way to get the list column values using ECMA script
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Populating User Profile properties with multiple values via BCS/BDC in SP2010

In SharePoint 2010, I have user profile data synchronized from active directory. Additionally, I've created a BdcModelProject in Visual Studio 2010 and done the necessary work to add some additional ...
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Changing the field order after BCS Association? [closed]

I’ve created and deployed an External Content Type with Associations. All of the CRUD methods I’ve implemented are working correctly. Here’s my problem – in the View Item, Edit Item and New Item ...
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Deploying BCS Model To Multi-Tenant Administration Site [closed]

I've got a simple BCS model with a single entity for a test. The entity pulls from a Entity Data Model in a separate assembly. I'm using SharePoint Foundation so I used the feature receiver here to ...
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Where the SharePoint External List data is stored?

Last week I had a discussion with one of my colleagues about "Where the SharePoint external List data is stored?", Is it stored in a SharePoint list and the SharePoint is synchronizing the changes ...
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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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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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Using LINQ on an external list

When I create a list in SharePoint and want to run LINQ agaisnt it I use SPMetal to auto generate the mapping. SPMetal.exe /web:http://mysite /code:C:\MyFile.cs This does not seem to generate the ...
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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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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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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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BCS in a multi tenant scenario

I'm planning on creating a BCS layer which will be used in a multi tenant scenario. The plan is as follows: multiple clients will all get a SharePoint site. They will sync data from their ERP into a ...
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Importing data from Excel/Word into a SharePoint List

Is it possible to import data from an Office Excel or Word file into a list in SharePoint (specifically SharePoint Online)? I have imported data from SharePoint lists to Word files.
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External Data Source vs. External Content Type

I was able to create an external data source (connected to an external SQL) database. However, when I try to create a column that is a lookup field, this data source and it isn't available to me So ...
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Manage User Profile Custom Properties using BCS

We want to write a Custom Webservice to pull the User Profile Properties from SharePoint 2007 and should be able to consume the same Webservice in BCS (SharePoint 2010). AIM: 1. Read a User Profile ...
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Insert data from a XML into a List

Two questions: Is it possible insert data from a XML doc in a SharePoint Native List? Because I checked and is possible create a DataView from a Xml source in SP , but I can't find if it's possible ...
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External Content Type = access denied

I have an External Content Type created. It connects to a SQL Server 2005 db, using "Impersonate Windows Identity" authentication, with an account over in Secure Store Service. I've got a Read List ...
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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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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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How to connect multiple external tables into one SharePoint list to perform CRUD operations

I am working with SharePoint 2013 and I have a requirement where I have to perform CRUD operations on multiple external tables (SQL Server) with SharePoint in one List and vice versa. I am able to ...
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How to sync a Sharepoint 2010 list with data from a table in SQL server

I have a table in SQL server 2008 and a list in sharepoint 2010 that has a few columns from this table and a few other unrelated columns as well. This SQL server table keeps changing and I want to ...
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Which approach I should follow; SharePoint business connectivity services OR developing SharePoint App

I have developed a document management system and an enterprise wiki library for our company using SP2013. The second project I am going to start is to develop an asset management system for our ...
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oracle data in InfoPath form

We have a InfoPath form on which wants to show real time data from Oracle database. E.g. Employee name in a drop down list in InfoPath form from employee table in oracle. Don't want to populate ...
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Get Items from View of an Extrenal List(BCS List) programmatically

I have created a external content type (BCS list) in SharePoint. I am using the below code in order to get items from bcs list. SPQuery query = new SPQuery(); query.Query = ...
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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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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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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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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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BCSLogin failed

I got a problem when using BCS in SharePoint Foundation 2010. I'm not able to let other users see the BCS content. I tried all the possibilities I found in internet (giving permission to the users in ...
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Unable to display this Web Part. BCS SP2010

I am trying to get data form SqlServer2008 in SP2010 with the hep of BCS. I have created External List Successfully,but when I go to my Site I get following error: Unable to display this Web Part. To ...
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Search results: URL of BCS search results start with bdc3://

I am using sharepoint 2010 Business connectivity service. I need to search an item in the database. So I configured search service. I am able to find the search results but when I clicked on the ...
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synchronize data from external list and SPList

How do we synchronize data from an external list (BCS) into a custom SharePoint list? I have tried using a timer job, but it did not help. Any ideas?
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BCS StreamAccessor method

I've implemented a StreamAccessor method for my BCS indexing connector. My source is an SQL database which has a table that contains records. Some of the records have links to files. My problem is ...