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external content type

We are a tennant in a larger sharepoint setup. I have tennant admin rights. As a test I would like to create a list that originates from a sql table. I followed this guide: ...
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External content types for specific web applications

Is there any way that we can limit the ECTs are available only for few web applications/site collections rather than across the farm?
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Custom BCS Connector Incremental crawl not working with AssociationNavigator

I created a custom BCS connector in SharePoint 2013. I need to use the changelog approach for incremental crawling. Since I am crawling the file system like data source I am using AssociationNavigator ...
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SharePoint 2013 BCS External Data Column

How do I return all entities without using entity.GetFilters() ? I have the following and I can only seem to produce a FilterCollection. I would much rather have just all the enities because i am ...
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SharePoint 2013 External Content type. Populate secondary fields

I am trying to migrate data to a document library that contains a external content type using the SharePoint 2013 client object model. The external content type is pulling from a sql server 2012 ...
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BCS external content type as lookup

I have written a wcf service to read the title and id column from a list and returning as arraylist. Please find the below code. The webservice is returing the values correctly.Now when i create an ...
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Using workflow and BCS to sync external data - CRUD

I'm new to SharePoint and trying to get BCS working with external content. I need to "replicate" native list to an external SQL DB for my project. So I use the crated/changed workflow start options ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to make data linked to by BCS look like a document library?

Is there a way to make the data linked to by BCS look like a document library? Basically, I'm storing some archival type documents in cheaper storage than a SharePoint document library, but I would ...
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The created external list does not support creating new items

i have BCS with external list that read list and read item is from a table. and create new item is from Stored Procedure. i'm using applicative user who has full permissions (work directly from ...
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Search External Content type not returning all records

I have a sql view that returns 449 records. I have setup my external content type to point to this view and have implemented via SPD the read item and read list operations. I have created the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sharepoint 2010 Fast Search Blobs listing from external database [closed]

I am working on a search engine to crawl documents from a Database. The blobs are stored as BytesArray into SQL server 2008 R2. The files types are PDF, Doc and Docx mainly. I have to do that with ...
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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 ...
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bind item id to custom webpart in dispform.aspx

I've created a custom webpart that shows me some details of a dossier. I've added a DossierID property like this: public Guid DossierId { get; set; } This identifies the dossier from which I want ...
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SpecificFinder not called on Sharepoint 2010 BCS

I have an external content type for which I created a BDC model with a LobSystem of type dot.NET assembly. I have a SpecificFinder and a Finder method defined. I also have an external list created on ...
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ValidateEntitySecurity failed on multitenant BSC installation

I've got a multitenant BCS service setup. It all seems to work; I've imported my model and it properly lists the entities in the model. But when I try to create an external list based on the model, ...
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Single Library Storage for multiple Site collections

We are building portal based on SP 2010 platform which will mainly be a e-learnig site with SharePointLearning Kit. There will be ca. 100 school site collections. We will also have about 23 gigabytes ...
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BDC - User profile sync won't sync with sql server/wcf service

I created simple web service which implement 2 methods (one (no parameters) return list of object, another (one parameter - upId int) returns simple object with 3 properties (bool, string, and int ...
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Enterprise - External Task List - Connect to Outlook- setting Assigned To

I've got an External List coming from an External Content Type which has Office Item Type of "Task". It comes from an external system which has its own concept of a task, and I'm pulling them into ...
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Adding Content to External Content Types

I was able to create an ECT and the first three columns of data that I used to create the ECT display on the portal. The only issue I am running into is that I want to add more columns to the ...
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Pros and Cons of a BCS integration versus a Custom Integration

What are the pros and cons of using the BCS to integrate an external system into SharePoint versus a custom integration.