A variation of a content type that stores content outside of SharePoint.

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How to decide between native SharePoint Lists or External Content Types?

We need some guidance on where we should house data for an application that will have all the data entry performed through SharePoint. Our team is building a HelpDesk ticketing system in SharePoint. ...
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Filter BCS Data by Users AD Group

I'd like to know if it is possible (and if so, how) to filter the BCS data results by the AD group a user belongs to. For example. User A belongs to AD group 'group1'. In the external data that ...
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Why can't i get data from External List within my workflow?

Im trying to load a value (string) into my SPD 2010 workflow from an external list. I want to save that value in a workflow variable, so I lookup for that external list and set up my filter's ...
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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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Create external content type without using SharePoint Designer

I have a web service and I need to create an external content type. I am using SPD but that is not working. It is asking me to select at least one field and the errors will not go away. So I am stuck ...
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External List filter by Current User

How to field Current user on External Content make from the View. I have got a View with one field with the user name and Surname. How to Filter a External Content to see only the records wchich the ...
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Sharepoint 2010 External List Image column

I have a SQL table with 5 columns in it (EmployeeName, StartDt, EndDt, Location, PictureUrl). I want to display this data in a Sharepoint List. I want the image to be displayed in my sharepoint list's ...
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Display Search box on an external list

I have an external list on a sharepoint site, from a BDC connector on sharepoint 2013. I want an inline Search box so that a search can be done on that list only. When i go into the web part and ...
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Actions listed in “Navigate Association” section of a External List Profile Page

I have two external content types. One called clients and the second called Client Guidelines. I created an association from Client Guidelines to clients. I also created a profile action for clients ...
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Warning when opening an InfoPath form with data sources linked to external lists

I am replacing a colleague for the support of a SharePoint 2010 intranet. A library contains InfoPath 2010 forms. The form template contains data sources linked to external lists. Each external list ...
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How to change URL in search results from custom quelle

Given a database table with following columns: ID, TEXT, URL. This table contains some useful links to external sites. In Sharepoint 2010 we have added this table as a custom search source. How to map ...
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CAML query on external list not looking beyond ECT filter limit

I have an external list which is tied to an external content type. The external content type is tied to a SQL table with about 3000 records. I have set up a Read Item operation, and a Read List ...
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Sharepoint 2013 :How to populate multiple associated external data lists with a workflow?

I'm facing an issue where I have a workflow with an initiation form prompting multiple parameter to create items in multiple External data lists that are constrained by Foreign key. Initiation form : ...
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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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How to get security to work with Secure Store Service?

I have an External List/content type in SharePoint 2010 using Secure Store Service. It is for an MSSQL DB access with an SQL user for a group of users. I set up Secure Store Service with Target ...
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External content type not working on one web front end server

An external content type that a colleague has created does not display on one of the WFE. Receive the error message of "unable to display this webpart". At first it seemed an intermittent issue (on ...
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External List based on authentication

I have an External list with so many items.I want to restrict some items in the list to some user based on custom property.How should I do it
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Customizing details page link in BCS list or custom details page redirection with SarePoint 2013

I'm having fun with Sharepoint 2013 and studio 2013, just started dev few months ago -) I have some external lists pointing to external content type, I would like to redirect to a custom detail page ...
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Send extra parameter(s) in BCS/BDC-call to WCF-service

Ok, this question got lengthy, but I wanted to give all details, actual question is in bold below. I have defined an External content type, let's call it ExternalCustomer. I use an ...
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Secure Store Application ID credentials don't work when creating ECT

I have been going crazy trying to figure out why this is not working. I followed Fabian Williams blog entry to the letter. I have a development farm with everything on a single farm. I DID NOT use ...
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How do I populate the VALUEs in one column with the FIELD NAMES of another list?

I'm trying to create a 'request update form' where the user selects an entry which is incorrect and then which field is incorrect and writes a comment and that form will get submitted via workflow to ...
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External List “fail” on create item

So I have an external list with all the read list / read item / create item operations set up. When I creates an item on the list webpage, SharePoint gives me this error: Operation ...
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How to have environment specific details in Declarative ECT,VS 2012, SP 2013

I have developed a declarative ECT from VS 2012 to connect and read data from Oracle. I have to specify "RdbConnection Data Source" property that points to Oracle DB. How to have that property as ...
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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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ExecuteWcFOperation http://www.microsoft… slow performance

I am troubleshooting a performance issue and I see some log entries like: Leaving Monitored Scope ...
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sharepoint 2013 search external content type not seen in search results

The problem is we are able to crawl external content type but search results doesn't show up these
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Handling identity column when managing SQL database table using external content type \ external list

I have a SQL table (with a primary key identity column) which I want to perform CRUD operations on using a SharePoint external list as a front end. I have setup stored procedures to perform the CRUD ...
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Edit row information using BDC

I want to make simple database table insert/edit/delete using BDC. What I have tried: I have created External Content type mapped to database table and using external content type created list. But ...
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Folder content Type and document sets

Can you add a External Content type column to either a folder content type or a document set? It doesn't appear to be available for either one. Update You can create columns with external data but ...
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BCS Managed Client Code Get all method instances

When using the class Microsoft.BusinessData.MetadataModel.Entity entity; does anyone know how to get all the External Content type operation method instances so i can dynamically pass the value to ...
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Authentication between SharePoint O365 and external OData web service

We are using SharePoint Online (O365) with ADFS. We are also building an on-premise OData web service to provide data into the cloud as an External Content Type. We understand generally how to use ...
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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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Permissions to write to External List from Workflow

I'm attempting to create a SharePoint workflow that creates a new item in an external list using the "Create item in [External List Name]" action available in SharePoint Designer. Currently, I keep ...
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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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Use Dictionary from WCF in External Content Type

Is it possible to use a Dictionary which is returned from a custom WCF Service for an External Content Type in SharePoint (2013)? So far I was not able to use a Dictionary in SPD because I cannot ...
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How to choose the right datatype when creating external content types?

assuming I want to create a SPList using external content types, in my case SQL server tables. When I create my ECT in Sharepoint Designer 2010 SQL data types are mapped to the List as follows: ...
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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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update external content type automatically based on sql table structure for external list sharepoint 2013

I have created an external list from a SQL server table. Now I have changed the structure of table and I also want to change the schema that I have created for my List. problem is that the external ...
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external list linked to different external list

I created an external content type and then a list from that. It shows the departments of the organization along with the phone and fax number. So when I click on the Department Name, it ...
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top level external list used in subsites?

We have SharePoint Foundation. I created an external content type along with a list in my main site collection. I created a bunch of different views (one for each department of the organization). I ...
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External Content Type Update method messes item update field values

I have one external content type which is connected to sql server database. ECT is created with SharePoint 2013 designer. It has simple field number fields to be shown in a ext list. The site ...
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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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Throttled While Crawling Large External Databases

I created an ECT using SPD2013 last week. It connects to a SQL DB while using the Secure Store to impersonate a domain user for a particular DB View. Last week, I used my personal (farm admin) ...
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BCS Question (changing data source of a web service)

We are going to be building a Web Service (on-premise) to connect our data to SharePoint online (o365) using BCS and OData. If we migrate our database from one location (in Oracle) to another (e.g. ...
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Display friendly field values in SharePoint 2010 list

I have an SQL table where I with the help of an Externl Content Type has created a list in SharePoint 2010. The table has a foreign key to a dim table where the display friendly names are listed. How ...
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Cross-Domain access limited or not happening

I am having issues connecting to the Host Site of the App, to query a List and obtain information. If i manually navigate to the url, ...
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Impersonated Windows Identity vs Impersonated Custom Identity

Could anyone explain the difference between Impersonated Windows Identity and Impersonated Custom identity in SharePoint?
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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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Adding a non WCF SOAP wsdl as external content type in sharepoint manager

This is location to my wsdl, it is WSDL created by Spring WS: http://foo.bar/local/rpc/file.wsdl I am trying to add the connection to external data source from sharepoint designer. In the selection ...
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Timestamp in Sharepoint external content type not matching value in SQL table

I have an external content type in SharePoint 2010 pulling data from a SQL 2008R2 DB using BCS. All the data comes back fine but the Time stamp column is off by 2 hours when I compare the values ...