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

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SharePont Workflow initiated automatically on item create via email not able to read from external list

I created a custom SharePoint 2010 workflow using SharePoint designer for a 2013 SharePoint environment. My workflow needs to read data from an external list, and works flawlessly when the workflow ...
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Could not save the list changes to the server

I have an External List in SharePoint 2013. I am trying to create a new Edit Form in SharePoint Designer but unfortunately it is throwing Could not save the list changes to the server error instead of ...
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Sage 50 Accounts Integration

I want to import Sage 50 Accounts information into my SharePoint Online environment as an external content type. Can this be done? Thanks
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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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ReadOnly columns in External List: SharePoint 2013.

I want to make some fields ReadOnly in External List in SharePoint 2013. I have tried JavaScript and SPUtility approaches as guided in this blog, but unfortunately did not work. In SharePoint ...
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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 failed to save, The name domain\username cannot be resolved via Active Directory

I get the below error when I try to edit the external content type through SharePoint Designer. The Name Domail\username, is no longer with our organization. I believe he created this External Content ...
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SharePoint Designer not creating NewForm or EditForm for Stored Proc

I have created an external list using an external content type which uses stored procs for create, update, and delete operations. When I try adding a new item to that list using a Web Part, I'm ...
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How to create multiple operator options in one filter, and how to add “contain” filter in external content type?

I'm creating external content type from SQL server to business data list. I would like to create a read list operator based on search stored procedure. I noticed in creating filter table, there's no ...
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Picker Control Filter for External List in SharePoint 2013

I have an External List in SharePoint 2013 as shown in image below. I have a field called Department. In the Read List operation, I have added wild card filter for Department column. For Calendar ...
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Order By clause is ignored

I've created an external content type using SharePoint designer with all 5 operations. Then, I figured it orders by the element ID. I've exported the BDCM file, opened it with Notepad, and modified to ...
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Updating External List after Updating BCS: SharePoint 2013

I am using SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server 2012, both Enterprise Editions. Earlier I had created an External Content Type and created its External List. I have no problem performing various options ...
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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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External Content Type - Cannot connect to SQL server with user's identity

I'm trying to get some data from external content type from SQL server by using my windows identity, but when I add a new connection in SPD, and choose user's identity to connect, a error message pop ...
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How to use a web part to search a record from a external list?

There are many filters, query string filter, business data connectivity filter, business data list, and more. I need a quote or recommendation, so I can add a search filter above the external list ...
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Reference list from subsite

I want to use a list found in a parent site as a lookup in a list. As far as I could find was using external content types, however I don't know what the sql server back-end address is or what the ...
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How to create new External Content Type on SharePoint Designer

I'm trying to create a new External Content Type on Sharepint Designer , but where I try to insert the web services wisdom into the "New Connection -> WCF Connection " I get the following error: ...
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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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Apps cannot use External Content Types defined in the Business Data Connectivity Shared Service Application metadata catalog

My issue is getting Unauthoraized exception while accessing external data in workflow 2013 context throw REST call (HttpSend). I read several posts suggests to create BDC model inside App package, ...
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Dynamically creating SharePoint 2013 external content type

Background: There is requirement of calling external list from SQL to SharePoint 2013. We have done it using BCS, external content Type and SecureStore. There are also some modification done using ...
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InfoPath does not support customizing the form used for this list.

How to enable this feature? "InfoPath does not support customizing the form used for this list." I want to edit the form in infopath and publish it back to SharePoint.
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Sharepoint 2013 issue when trying to edit infopath form

I have an external database in SharePoint, when I try to edit. It outputs the following error message: "The current operation requires Business Connectivity Services client components. Install ...
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Creating app scoped external content type using Provider Hosted App in sharepoint 2013 using visual studio 2012

I am creating provider hosted app in Visual Studio 2012 using app scoped external content type having OData with Northwind url App manifest start page url : ODataNewAppWeb/Pages/Default.aspx ...
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External Content Type picker in Word 2013 (SharePoint 2013)

I have followed the steps at this blog (about using external columns in Word documents) and everything appears to have worked successfully - when I select "New Document" from SharePoint Word opens ...
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How to create an external list from an ECT using powershell

I have an External Content Type in my Metadata store and I want to create an external list using that ECT, using Powershell script. I tried to use $Web.Lists.Add() with SiteTemplate = "External ...
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Create External content type using Powershell

How would one go about creating an external content type using powershell? Is it at all possible?
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Business Connectivity Services DateTime formatting

I have a SQL Server database with a number of columns of type Date. I have used BCS to create External Content Types in SharePoint 2013 for the tables in my database. However when a view these content ...
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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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SharePoint 2010: Unable to edit/update values in external data columns

I successfully created an external content type and external list where I can CRUD the content fine. I also needed to create a list with external data columns to the external content type but I am ...
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Create an external content type with PowerShell

Is it possible to create an external content type in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell? For example, I have a view in a SQL database, and normally I would use SharePoint Designer to create an external ...
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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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Update and Create Problem with Adding Columns to an Existing External Content Type in SharePoint 2010

I used SharePoint Designer 2010 to create an external content type (ECT) that consumes and writes data to SQL Server. [Went through the process of connecting to a database table, then right-clicking ...
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Create External Content Type - Access denied by Business Data Connectivity

Following the technet articles on how to get external data into SharePoint 2013 (for testing purposes) I've created: Business Data Connectivity Service with Metadata Store Permissions Secure Store ...
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Migrate external content types from 2010 to 2013

I have done a test 2010 -> 2013 migration and most things work fine. I have some user profile property mappings to BDC models I have restored the secure store, managed metadata, BDC services using ...
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External content type: bdc identity

I have a list with an external content type. For 3 items, I have the same bdc identity. How is it possible? Is not bdc identity suppose to be unique?
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create a BCS External Content Type based on a WCF web Service using Visual Studio.

How to create a BCS External Content Type or list Based on a WCF Web Service using Visual Studio. The link provided shows the requirement through Designer. ...
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Creating a list-backed SQL Server database without using External Content Types

I'm trying to develop a list backed by a SQL Server database running on AWS in Sharepoint 2010 (also running on AWS), but I'm running into issues regarding authentication to the database. The only ...
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Unable to set permissions for an external content type (Permissions list is empty)

I created a BDC model that is connected to a WSDL web service: <LobSystem Name="TestWSModel" Type="Wcf"> <Properties> <Property Name="WcfMexDiscoMode" ...
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SP Designer 2010 external content type - database moved

I must be overlooking something really simple. I have custom forms in Sharepoint 2010, built on an external list that's tied to an ECT created in Designer 2010. The SQL Server database that contains ...
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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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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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How do I get this field in the External List(ECT->BCS->SQL) to show up in SharePoint Designer Workflow?

I have created an External Content Type that has CRUD rights to SQL tables. Off that External Content type I have created an External List. I have a document library that has an InfoPath form on it ...
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ECT : Two SQL Tables Exact Same Schema Crawl Not Working

Background: a single sql server same DB, Table A and Table B with the exact same columns width different tuple data. I have a ECT for my SQL Server created in SP Designer 2013, Both Table objects ...
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Select Default Filter in BDCM File

When working with Business Connectivity Services (BCS) and Business Data Connectivity Model (BDCM) files, does anyone know in the code where to set the "default" Filter and hide the option? Right ...
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External Content Types are not available. Contact your system administrator - BCS - User profile sync

I'm trying to setup a BCS connection from a SQL view -> user profile properties. I've created the external content type and got the right view. I also set the "set object permission", checked all ...
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The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required.- BCS

We are trying to Consume OData in BCS using an App External Content Type. The OData service that we used is http://services.odata.org/V3/Northwind/Northwind.svc We followed ...
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External Data Field - check if item exists

I am using this code to set a external data field programmatically XmlDocument xmlData = new XmlDocument(); xmlData.LoadXml(myBCSField.SchemaXml); String bdcEntityName = ...
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How to provision External content Type using CSOM

Is it possible to provision External Content type and list using CSOM? Thanks in advance.
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External content types in sharepoint

I have an external list based webpart with 5 wild card filters. when I searched using one filter the required item is displayed but the same item is not displayed using other filter. For example if an ...
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List on External Content Type ECT modify edit form

I have a SQL 2012 table that that publishes a list in sharepoint 2013. I have been able to create some custom filters on the display page and pass those back and forth to get most of the list to ...