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

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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 ...
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Crawled Properties from Business Data not getting created

I have created a content source crawling exteranl data using business data connectivity service. I can sucessfully crawl the business data content source without any errors. In crawl logs also I ...
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WCF External Content Type: Unable to find the default edit form for list LISTNAME

I using Sharepoint 2010 Online and SharePoint Designer, and I create an External Content Type from WCF Service. It have a CRUD operations. Next, I create List based on external content type. Read ...
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Add Column to External List from Updated External Content Type

We are currently trying to understand the relationship between External Content Types and External Lists within SharePoint 2013. We have a read-only ECT which we defined based on a SQL Server View. ...
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Problem showing External List in a page

I have a external content type that is showed in section of lists (Insert in Ribbon). I want to add it to a page but when is added, It shows list of BDC Identity, and when I click on them, main data ...
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ECT always disappear in ECT Picker

Sometimes ECT lists disappear. It says External Content Types are not available. Contact your system administrator. I have to change the App Pool for BDC and then return the previous App Pool ...
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External “Asset Library”

Any idea if SharePoint has an extensibility point to add an external DAM store as a normal Asset source for images or other media files?
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Sharepoint Designer crashing when trying to add new External Content Type

Sharepoint Designer is crashing when trying to add new External Content Type with below error message: Description: Stopped working Problem signature: Problem Event Name: CLR20r3 Problem ...
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Search External Content type not returning all records

I have a sql view that returns 449 records. I have setup my external content type to point to this view and have implemented via SPD the read item and read list operations. I have created the ...
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Add Connection is empty-External Content Type

When I click on Add Connection the drop down list comes empty. What should I do? Why can't I see the drop down list?
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External Content Type not found in Business Data List picker

I have just created several ECTs along with lists to go with them and they work fine. Just my luck im on the final one and im stuck. Here's what I've done... 1. Created ECT and List 2. Given the ...
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Querying an External Content Type without creating an External List

The typical scenario, on which every tutorial and walkthrough seems to advise, is to create an External Content Type with ReadList, ReadItem, Create, Update methods and then create an External List to ...
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Hide some fields from EditForm

I have some troubles with EditForm in Sharepoint. In SPD 2010 i have created External Type and defined CRUD method for him. I want to show in Disp form all item fields, but in Create and Edit form ...
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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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Associated ECT only displays ID (not title) in external list

I have created two ECTs, let's call them country and city for clarity. I have also created an association with city as the child and country as the parent. When I create an external list for city, ...
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Game On - DVWP in the Ribbon

I have a 2010 Enterprise Farm, and I am attempting to place a Data View Web Part in the Ribbon to display content from an external SQL database as part of a gamification initiative. Basically, I need ...
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need support/materials for developing external lists with visual studio 2010

Up to now, I have mostly used Sharepoint designer to develop external content types and lists. Due to the lack of source control and for other reasons, we would like to move the development process ...
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How do I retrieve associations items for list field using JavaScript

I have any ExternalContentTypes(ECT) with associations between them. One ECT is shown in an external list. I want to add a custom button on that external list ribbon. And it must change value ...
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update external list data using infopath codebehind

I know that I can update my ECT record (using InfoPath forms I created for the external lists), by passing the BdcIdentity (ID) to the form and it will find that record and enable me to edit. How do ...
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Filtering datas

I want to filter datas. I have a data view with 3 column (name,department,foreign languages)by a SOAP Connection but I can't make any filtering for foreign languages. I have a html form web part ...
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Data source element is of data type x, the mapped item is of data type y (Sharepoint designer)

I have built an external content type based on a database table. Originally, a certain column was of type int, but recently it has been changed to decimal. Now I get an error in the ReadList and ...
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Display an External List in a DataView webpart

My scenario is as follows: I have a dataview wp which currently displays list items (from ECT). In the DataView wp I filter the data according to a parameter passed in from another wp. The current ...
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Changelog-based Incremental Crawl of an External Content Type (ECT)

I'm trying to add incremental crawling to an External Content Type that we have defined, but I don't want to use the item time-stamp option, which seems to be so prevalent(see: link). I have a .Net ...
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Problems with External List and Creating New Item with Webservice

can anybody verify that inserting new Items through SharePoint Webservice Method Lists.UpdateListItems is errornous? I always get the Error: 0x80070057Bad parameter passed to Web Server ...
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Use the same InfoPath form for inserts and updates

I am using an InfoPath form to add records to a database table. I do this by creating an External Content Type in Sharepoint Designer. Then from the content type I create an External Sharepoint List. ...
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403 Error connecting to ODATA via External Content Type with SharePoint

I have a tenant on SharePoint Online (the new 2013 version). In that tenant, I have a Project Online site collection. Project Online hosts a very nice OData endpoint at ...
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External List from External Content Type: missing and/or error

I've created an ECT w/ Read List and Read Item operations using SharePoint Designer, saved it, and given myself permissions. The ECT's external data source is a WCF service. When I try to create an ...
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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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Synchronization of SharePoint 2010 List with SQL Server Table

I need to create a list such that the values on the list can be stored in SQL table as well. I need to attach workflows to the list item as well. Its a simple workflow with two approval process ...
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External List not returning values

I have an external list which isn't returning any values. The list uses an external content type, which gets information from a SOAP service. After creating the content type using a read item and ...
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Customize the InfoPath form of an External Content List

I generated an InfoPath form which OOTB gives me the ability to edit items in an External List, which in turn, updates a database table. This form however uses the Sharepoint ribbon control to show ...
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Best to way to populated external database?

I have a requirement where I need to populated a SQL Server database (tbl_Customer) with sharepoint List. I am not sure about the best approach. approach 1: bcs to external database and scheduled ...
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Is it possible to map External Content Type to Office Item Type without using SharePoint Designer?

I need to connect Outlook to the External list and have to map its content type to the Office Item Type for that, but unfortunately I can't see it in SPD2013. Possibly it is because BDC model uses ...
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External content type based on OData is invisible in SPD2013 (but visible in a web browser)

I am trying to connect external list based on OData to Outlook, I could create it, but can't map its fields to Office Item type because it is invisible in SPD2013. I made screenshots of all the steps ...
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External list not implementing TimeSpan field

I am developing an external content type with sharepoint designer, based on a microsoft sql server table. One of the columns has the time(0) format. This is interpreted by sharepoint designer as ...
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What CMIS services are required if Fast Search is used to query an external CMIS repository

For a repository to be CMIS compliant, it must implement a number of services. Query services are not mandatory. I want to incorporate a CMIS repository in SharePoint 2010 as an External Content Type. ...
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How can i retreive data from Web Server to my Intranet SP site

Would you please let us know the steps to connect a external Web Service that has specific attribute (GetAttributeProductsByID , GetAttributeProductsByName ... etc ) with an Intranet Sharepoint site ...
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Getting Large External Data set into SharePoint list

I have a list of "Customers" in a SQL database table with some very basic data:Id, Name, DoB, Mobile, Email, CusotmerType. There are currently about 80,000 customers I wanted to use an External ...
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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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How to create a dynamic external content type (the DB tables can change)

I want to create an external content type based on SQL Server tables. My external content is a list of Cats and its source is a database table also named Cats. However, I have a different Cats table ...
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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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Send current user's parameter to External Content Type

Is it possible to send the current user's username as a parameter for my External Content Type query? I am on SharePoint 2010 Standard.
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Parameterized External Content Types?

Suppose I have multiple instances of some line of business app in my environment. Is there a way to create a single External Content Type that can be parametrized and reused? If I have 5 instances, is ...
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Integrating an external database into Sharepoint

One of my current projects involves integrating a client's database into an overall CRM system design. Part of the process was updating their legacy database and porting it over to SQL Server. ...
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BCS External Item picker

There are two external lists like 'Project' and 'Task'. Task referencing project by using field ProjectID. I've created external content types. For 'Project' content type I've marked field ...
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An empty pipe element is not allowed - the Powershell I copied fails

I am just trying to fix something to get my BCS external list created. All indications are that the server has too many rows for BCS so here is what I put into the Powershell IDE running as ...
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External List & Picking pictures from a Picture Library

I have an external data source (BDC) based on which I created an external list. The (external) entity provides a field which can store / contain the link to an image. Now there is an Image Library ...
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How to create an external data source based on a Web Service?

Can you please advise me "How to create an external data source based on a Web Service"? Usually WCF can be a data source, but I am not strong on WCF. Could I use the existing web service as an ...
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Error when adding new external content type from azure hosted service

trying to set-up and consume a web service within SP using azure hosted services. I have written really simple code which compiles and deploys as a package. Followed this excellent walkthough... ...