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

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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 ...
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SP Designer 2013 - External Content Types & BCS

I'm currently setting up an experimental 2013 environment with BCS, following the instructions in the AdventureWorks white paper found here - ...
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Getting External Data from Oracle to O365?

We have an on-premise oracle database with customer info (lets say roughly 10,000 rows), that we need to make available in our SharePoint Online (2013) environment in O365. The requirement is that ...
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namespace on external content type

I have noticed that when moving BCS lists/external content types from my development computer to our production server, it keeps the namespace of my development computer. For example, all the ...
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How to perform CRUD operations in SharePoint 2010 on External datasources

I have been working with SharePoint 2010 for sometime now but haven't been able to come up with a solution that can perform CRUD operations on external sources WITHOUT having to rely on an External ...
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Entity (External Content Type) cannot be found with Namespace = 'http://server1', Name = 'user_information'

I restored site collection backup from one farm to another. I am displaying data from this content type on one of my publishing site page. I had already created this external content type before ...
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How can I get external content crawled into SharePoint online index

I have SharePoint online and I want to add external content to the index. So far I have it set up that the external content is put into an external list using BCS. The content passes through a WCF ...
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Business Data Connectivity Metadata Store is currently unavailable in Sharepoint designer 2013

I use SharePoint 2013. When I use SharePoint Designer and open my SharePoint website and select External Content Types I get this error : Business Data Connectivity Metadata Store is currently ...
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Workflow to Copy Item to a Library with External Data field?

I have a workflow that is triggered when a item is approved, it looks at the status and copies it over to a archive library with a external data field. Problem I am having is when the copy happens ...
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Alerts on SharePoint 2013 External List

I have created an external list using an external content type reading from a database server on our network that is not on the same machine as our SharePoint database server. I am also sysadmin on ...
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How to create a External Content Type equivalent to a Document Set?

I'd like to create an External Content Type either inheriting from or equivalent to a Document Set. I'm not finding any good examples and Document Sets are derived from folders, so the API must be ...
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List created from ECT getting null reference error

I've created an SP list from an ECT in the past. The data is being pulled from a WCF service. Really the only adjustment I've made to my service is that I've added an endpoint to allow for ajax jsonp ...
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Update list from external list on a timer

I have an external list which is generated from an external content type pointing towards my WCF service. I want to expose this list to my users but I don't want to spam the WCF service every time a ...
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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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Migrating BDC fields from SP 2007 to 2013

Hopefully someone could point me in the right direction. We had a SP 2007 library which had an External Data Field in it. We have migrated the library to 2013 (via 2010 using attach-contentDB), all ...
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Secondary lookup columns for external content types not displaying data in list after refreshing from primary

I have created a SharePoint list that has a lookup column to an external list. I also have instructed SharePoint to display several secondary columns that are related to that primary external lookup ...
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External Content Type grab last rows of SQL table instead of first

I'm working with a limit filter on an external content type that grabs the first 1000 rows of my table. Is it possible to instead grab the LAST 1000 rows?
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BCS: multiple input parameters for delete operation in ECT possible? How to pass them? SharePoint 2013

I'm currently designing an external content type that should be able to view a list, an item, insert and delete items. The first three work without problems, but I still can't get the delete operation ...
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BCS: external data from SQL Server - Image column not showing

I created an external content type based on a view in the external SQL Server database with SharePoint Designer. So far it worked fine, but when I create a list of this ECT there are two columns ...
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Association between external lists. Get selected item

I have two external list ("Projects" and "Development process"). I connected this lists by associated key "project". When i create item in "Development process" i choose project in external list ...
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External Content Type in sharepoint 2013 Office 365 environment

Can we create external content type for SharePoint online environment? If yes then how can we create it using visual studio 2012? Any suggestion or anyone have done something like this? I have a ...
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Cant get items from external list

I have an External list based on an External Content Type that is connected to Dynamics CRM. In an event receiver (C#), I successfully get an SPList instance that is able to print the 'Title' and ...
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When delete BDC Service, the External Content Type and External System are removed too?

I have this problem in my SharePoint 2013 farm, when I use the search feature the system returns this error: "The load balancer is not provisioned. Verify the load balancer was provisioned ...
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External Content Type creating problems in Saving Site as Template on SharePoint 2010

I'm having trouble trying to save a SharePoint 2010 site as template. SPSolutionExporter: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: Feature definition with Id a4fbae30-a689-43d0-8f75-484a940336cf ...
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Copy SharePoint 2013 External List Data to Custom List

I am currently developing a solution where I have en external content type/list which pulls filtered data back from a SQL source. What I am trying to do is get this data into a SharePoint list so ...
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External content type from SQL Query

Can I create a external content type based on an SQL query? Can I make an external list based on that content type. Can I make a list with a lookup column to that new list, and make that field as ...
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How to connect multiple external tables into one SharePoint list to perform CRUD operations

I am working with SharePoint 2013 and I have a requirement where I have to perform CRUD operations on multiple external tables (SQL Server) with SharePoint in one List and vice versa. I am able to ...
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PowerShell scripts to migrate external content type list into different servers

I want to migrate my External Content type list created using SP Designer 2010 from my workstation to the Development server. I can achieve this using the manual process by exporting the BDC models ...
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Retrieve raw XML from external content type (WCF service) - Sharepoint Foundation 2013

I would like to use a "External List" or anything similar, to be able to retrieve the XML from an "External Content Type" (which is from a WCF service) and I will customize how the data is displayed ...
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Question regarding office 365/SharePoint online + workflow and external lists

I have two questions I need help with please. 1)Is it possible for a SharePoint online list workflow to update an external list in SharePoint online? IE When an item status has changed in a ...
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Problems Connecting to SQL Server external list

I'm a newbie. I was exploring how to view/edit SQL Server database tables in Sharepoint. After some research I did a two-step process Create an external content type (using Sharepoint Designer) to ...
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Web Part connections with external content types throws System.ArgumentException

I have created a simple web part following the FieldConsumerWebPart Example here. It consumes a connection to a field and displays the name and value of the field. I added in the edit form of a ...
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Duplicate entry returned by DatabaseBackedMetadataCatalog.GetLobSystems method

I created one external content type using SharePoint Designer, now I want to fetch all Lob System Instances. As per the documentation found here I am using ...
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2010 BCS contains metadata for an invalid Data Source for a ECT

I have been asked to look at getting search to work on an External Content Type. Taking a look at the ECT in designer I see that the previously defined datasource which is stored in BCS is invalid in ...