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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot see External Content Type when debugging BDC Model project

I am trying to create a basic External Content Type in Visual Studio 2010 that returns data from a database. I've created the BDC Model, pressed F5 to deploy, but I cannot see the external content ...
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BDC to BCS Application Definition Upgrade

I'm trying to perform an upgrade of a SharePoint 2007 environment to 2010. Our plan is to move to entirely new hardware and do a content database migration. In such a scenario, it seems that BDC ...
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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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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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Bussiness data catalog

 Is it possible to update data in SQL Server with BDC
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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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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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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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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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Exporting Application Model from SP Designer 2010 to Visual Studio 2010 BDC Model Project

I've created an Application Model in SP Designer 2010 and exported it (XML file). I'd like to use the definition in a Business Data Connectivity Project in Visual Studio 2010. Is there a way to ...
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External List filtering using Web Part Connections (send filter value to)

I have an external list (WCF) and I would like to have another web part that searches 1 or more columns on the list (e.g. Product Title, and Product Status etc) I'm using SP2013, guess it would be ...
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Updated external content type but connection not updated in central admin

I have an external content type for a sql server view, all working well. I add a new field to the view and save (SPD), in central admin I go to BDC and click on the content type - I can see the added ...
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SharePoint Search BDC / BCS Model with Item Level Security Using SharePoint Groups

I have a BDC / BCS model that I use for indexing content with SharePoint Search. In the model, I assign item-level security using the method described on this MSDN article: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Problem While Deploying Business Data Connectivity Model Project in SP Foundation 2010 Installed in Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

I had posted posted this question earlier in the day but moderators marked my question as Duplicate of BDC Deployment to Foundation but my question is specific to Windows 7 so I am re-posting. I have ...
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SharePoint: Perform a query to load data into external list and display the results in a list within the webpart

I am relatively new to coding and I am trying to complete a project in Sharepoint. I have a webpart which includes Peoplepicker. When the submit button is pressed the first username passed is used as ...
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Update the UPS Synchronization to a BDC model

Is there a way to update the available fields within a UPS synchronization connection when the underlying BDC model changes (addded/deleted fields) and without recreating the connection?
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Import Sharepoint 2010 BDCM file in a SharePoint 2013 environment

I was wondering if it's possible to import a BDCM file exported from SharePoint 2010 in a Sharepoint 2013 environment ? Is the file format identical ? Thank you
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Custom BDC Connector And DeletedCountField

I am in the process of create a custom BDC connector that uses the AssociationNavigator. I want to support incremental crawls but I don't understand how adding the property DeletedCountField to my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...