Business Data Connectivity (BDC) model defines the connections, operations, and associations of an external line-of-business (LOB) system.

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BDC TypeDescriptor Return value from the attribute

I have a problem with reading return values from the BDC response. I have a Web-service that returns a requisites of a bank account and some of the data comes as attributes in the SOAP response. For ...
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Accessing External Data from more than one folder

I've learned how I can implement accessing external data with BDC from this article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff953161.aspx but it only shows you how to access A folder. what changes ...
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Accessing External Data from SharePoint 2010

I want to access external data from my SharePoint site. I'm told that I need to follow these two articles. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff953161.aspx ...
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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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Customization on new/update forms (BDC Model and custom connector)

I wrote a custom connector. (Sharepoint foundation 2013) I'd like to customize the following area on new/update forms: change textboxes to dropdowns (populate from WCF) field formatting field ...
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Filtering a SQL table with Business Data Connectivity Service

I have a rather large table (over 2000 rows) that I need to pull into a SharePoint list. Business Data Connectivity Service has a pretty easy method to accomplish this yet their filtering is so ...
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Sharepoint Web.Config file

I have a 'Custom Connector' sits in GAC, that calls a WCF. I have External Content Type (BDC Model) uses this custom connector. I'm getting an error: Could not find default endpoint element that ...
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BDC Model Deployment to Default Web App

I have a BDC model in one of my SharePoint projects. This model ultimately needs to be deployed to 3 environments: Dev, Test and Production. Now my Dev environment only has one web application on port ...
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Steps for Remote Deployment of BDC model

How is BDC model deployed in the production server where there will be no connection between prod/ staging & production server? you can only send some staff to prod server. What are contents of ...
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External Content Type in a Site Column results in ArgumentNullException for wildcardedNamespace

I created an external content type, which seems to work fine. I created a list to browse the external content type, and I can see the elements coming from my sql server. I can also use the create and ...
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BDC model to connect oracle data in SharePoint 2010

Need to connect to oracle through BDC model - we can do this by either BDC model created through Visual studio or through BCS Meta man? performance wise which one will be better? BDC model created ...
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Modify the TypeDescriptors in Creator Method for BDC

I created a BDC list. When I create a new item, I have to type in all the neccessary columns. I want to make two of the columns radiobutton choice and dropdown list. I can't create new columns for ...
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Deploying BDC Model Problem

I created empty Sharepoint 2013 Project and added BDC Model into Project. It is a farm solution. There is 2 Feature. In both of them I put BDC into Items in the Feature in Feature.feature My ...
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Error with BDC Model in SharePoint 2013

I have an error when I want to update an element in an external SharePoint list : "Application error when access /_layouts/15/listform.aspx, Error=Impossible de trouver le formulaire de ...
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user lookup field for external lists

Guys please don't beat me too much, I want to add user lookup field into my external content type to use sharepoint people picker in my external list, the price doesn't stand up. So is it ever ...
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How to conenct in Visual Studio to the BDC from External List

I how got a question. How to connect to the External List with Visual Studio, and edit them BDC definitions in BDC Explorer Window. I try to open them, but I don't seethe BDC Explorer Window.
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BDC Model for ActiveDirectory

I am trying to build a BDC Model and a custom .net connector for ActiveDirectory so that users can search for data in AD from Sharepoint as well as create lists (ie: Users list that will show users ...
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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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Unable to Display this Web Part when making BDC call

I've followed along with this Microsoft tutorial. I can step through my code and see results returned from the database, so my Linq queries are working. However, when I try to set up the web part, I ...
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BDC external contet type SharePoint Designer

I have problem with Business Data Connectivity, when I try to create new external content type in SharePoint Designer - I "Add Connection" then I choose SQL Server I fill Database Server and Name and ...
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Crawling per-tenant BDC data sources

I'm setting up SP2010 in a multi-tenant fashion (following Spencer Harbar's Rational Guide) and I've had great success setting it all up. Multiple tenants and everything. When you configure BDC to run ...
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External List and External ContentTypes passing persistence errors back to the user

I have created an External Content Type in my Sharepoint 2010 installation that gets its data through a WCF Service from a remote database. I have implemented all the CRUD operations without issue. I ...
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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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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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Is it possible to define a bdc model in code

is it possible to define an external contentType in code? As an alternative: Is it possible to deploy an bdc-model using code (i.e. create the xml "on the fly" then deploy that using code)?
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SharePoint 2010 Search crawl rules - how to exclude specific bdc entity by url

I've created searchable .net assembly connector, which reads text file (using this post). All works fine, content inside file was indexed and appears in search results. I want to hide some rows ...
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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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How can I change the web-service URL in a BDC model

In SharePoint 2010, I have a BDC connection created by importing a BDC model file via central admin. However, the machine providing the web-service has changed and I need to update the BDC model's ...
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External list with friendly display names for columns

I have an external content type that I'm accessing through a .NET assembly. So I created a BDC model with Type="DotNetAssembly" (for now with just finder and specific finder operations). It works, ...
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BCS Model not deploying in Farm environment

Has anyone else seen an issue with deploying a BCS Model WSP to a farm and the External Content Type is not being deployed? The Farm feature is activated. It is working fine for a single server ...
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Sharepoint Online and custom BDC models

Hello I hope somebody can help. I need to access an external timesheet from Sharepoint Online. The Timesheet site uses a REST api to provide the data, not a WCF or traditional ASPX webservice. So ...
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Searching my custom BDC model errors

I wrote a custom BDC model, and it works. I can create a list, look at the items, look at a single item, create external data columns in other lists, etc. Now I created a content source to index ...
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BDC List column picker filter - search/filter not working and exact entry says not found?

I'm working with MOSS 2007. Rephrasing the question. I have a BDC column to an external datasource in a custom list. Today searching and filtering is not in place and actually exact matches are not ...
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How to connect SharePoint Online with Dynamics CRM Online using BDC?

I try to connect SharePoint Online with Dynamics CRM Online using BDC. But without any results. I'll try to using Account's from CRM in SharePoint Online like a list. I mean - when I have 100 ...
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Is it possible to create an external content type from WCF service with message security?

I have an external content type that consumes a WCF service. So far it's something simple, over HTTP, no security, just for tests. Here is a sample to get an idea. Now I'm stepping up a gear and want ...
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BDC Lightning tool on MOSS 2007. Using BDC in Picker and filtering

I've got a BDC I generated with BDC Lighning BDC Man. I added a BDC column to a list and when I open the address book picker I get the first 200 entries but search/filter does not work. Anybody know ...
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Custom BDC Model Impersonation

I've created a custom BDC model for reading flat files. It works great when the file is local, but now I need to roll it to test and read a shared UNC. When I direct it to read the same file from a ...
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Business Data Connector List Column not working BDC XML Definition

I have a BDC connected to a SQL Table with 2500 Rows. I'm able to add a Business Data List WP to a page and point it to the BDC source and it look fine except for limited number of Rows. However, if I ...
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BDC Entity with TypeDescriptor System.String[] gives errors when crawling

Is it possible to crawl a BDC content source with an entity that has a property of type string array (System.String[])? At one point I had this working successfully in my dev environment but it ...
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Which stereotyped operations are mandatory in my web service

I'm trying to connect to an external resource using Sharepoint 2010 and connect to a WCF web service. I want to know which stereotyped operations are mandatory for me to create in the web service to ...
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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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Crawling a content source of type BDC after updating BDC produces errors - IEntity could not be found using criteria Id=#

Here is the setup SharePoint 2010 BDC application definition Search Content Source of type Line of Business that crawls the BDC Steps taken Import BDC application definition version 1.0.0.0 ...
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Can't Create External Content Type linked to SQL Server

In Sharepoint 2010, I am trying to create an External Content Type, and use a connection to a SQL Server. But, in Sharepoint Designer, when I am in the wizard to create an ECT, I'm having trouble ...
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UP sync - External content type picker doesn't show content type

I create simple content type in SPDesigner. After that I gave all privilegies to that content type (in CA->BDCService; for my user account). Also this content type has both necessary (ReadItem and ...
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User profile sync with AD and custom provider

This is kind of sequel for [question]: How to bulk import User Profiles from a legacy system and pre-create MySites. After research I went with next strategy: Part of users in new system will be ...
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BDC external type with dropdown data entry

I would like to be able to have a BDC entity setup such that when you create a list from the external content type the new item form automatically comes setup with a lookup field for one of the ...
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Bussiness data catalog

 Is it possible to update data in SQL Server with BDC
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Sharepoint 2010 BDC: Connecting to Oracle an using assembly fails [closed]

I'm trying to make a BDC connection in Sharepoint 2010 to an Oracle Database using an assembly. When unit testing the assembly, it works perfectly, but when using it in the BDC, I get the following ...
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Is it possible to deploy a BDC model to BIN instead of the GAC

I have a BDC model which uses a .NET assembly to connect to an Oracle database. In order to make the connection working I need some ORA files in the same directory in the connecting assembly, so I ...