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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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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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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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Using code, how to sync data from CRM online 2011 to sharepoint online 2011 (or 2013) & vice-versa

I am trying for a proof-of-concept on this one. I have a sample crm-online plugin and I would like to know if through the code I can open my sharepoint online site and thereby get access to the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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SharePoint SQL Reporting

how can I do a simple report on SharePoint 13? (reading data by a SQL Server). Is there a way to put the data directly into a list? I heard about BDC how does it work? Thanks
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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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SharePoint Online BCS list from Azure SQL - to whom do I open the firewall?

I've been asked to set up a list on SharePoint Online that's populated from an Azure SQL database via BCS. I have found some fairly extensive guides on how to do this, such as this one: ...
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External Content Type List as Lookup in SharePoint Online

I am working on a solution that will get data from a web service (third party) and create a list in SharePoint Online (Office 365 E3 subscription). Then use a column from that list as a lookup column ...
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Search 2013 - is there any way to index a list of URLs stored in a database?

I have a database table with a list of URLs that I would like Sharepoint Search 2013 to index so they show up in search results - the URLs are a mixture of content types - web pages, Word documents, ...
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BCS Question (scenarios when data source is unreachable)

I have a few real-world (hopefully simple) BCS questions for on-premise database and SharePoint Online (O365) connected by OData web service: In the scenario where the data source is ...
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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 ...