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

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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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Set permissions for external content type from C#

When adding a new external content type you have to go into the CA and the Business Data Connectivity Service and then "Set Object Permissions" for each external contant type. Is it possible to do ...
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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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Create a survey in sharepoint 2010 where question text is from external content type

I have a small issue. I need to create a survey page in SharePoint 2010. This page needs to have dynamic number of questions where text values for this questions are retrieved from SQL Server database ...
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ECT: Agregate view, differing update and create forms

In short, I have a complex database containing documentation for IP addresses, servers, network switches and so on. This database should be manageable in SharePoint using, I think, external content ...
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Error with External Content Type List: “Unable to display this web part”

I have deployed an external content type to my local Sharepoint 2010 Server using a Visual Studio solution. The deployment appears to work. I can view the details of the content part in the central ...
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Getting error while creating ECT using WCF that is hosted in SharePoint through SharePoint Designer [closed]

I am getting error while creating ECT using WCF that is hosted in SharePoint through SharePoint Designer. The error message is Object Reference. When I Host this WCF then I am able to create ECT ...
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Search terms containing period, “.”, does not yield any results.

Using external content types, I am trying to create an asset management system for administering, among other things, IP addresses. Using an enterprise search center, the crawler indexes the external ...
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Connect ECT to SharePoint List in InfoPath?

I'm trying to create a list in Infopath 2010. I'd like one of the fields to be a drop down list that connects to an external content type list. It doesn't show any of the External Content Type Lists ...
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How to Connect to SQL database using Sharepoint 2010/Office 365

How do you get into the Central administration page and create a secure store application ID? I am trying to connect to an external database and cannot do so with my current credentials. I have a ...
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Declarative (CAML) BusinessData field

I am trying to create a List template definition declaratively (using CAML) which includes a External Data column and several secondary columns. I created a custom list via the UI and exported the ...
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DropDownList to display External Content Type?

I am creating a visual web part in Visual Studio 2010 for SharePoint 2010 Server. I would like to use a DropDownList that shows data from an external content type (that is tied to a SQL Database ...
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Which logs are SQL Error Messages returned by an External Content Type (retrieving data from an MSSQL db) stored in?

I'm a SQL DBA, a customer's external content type had its database schema changed from underneath it. Using SQL Profiler we could easily determine that the query included a column that no longer ...
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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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Trying to create list with ECT

I'm trying to create list from External content types with powershell. I'm trying to get the model, through this line : $Model = Get-SPBusinessDataCatalogMetadataObject -BdcObjectType Model -Name ...
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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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Make list item “editable”

I have created a sharepoint list from an external content type (using Sharepoint Designer) with columns Id, Name etc. The fields in the Id column are links and contain a dropdown menu (view, edit, ...
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ReadList with Association for External Content Type via Visual Studio

I would have thought this is a common requirement but I just cannot seem to find any resources addressing this. I have several Entities defined along with Associations between them. They deploy ...
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Business Connectivity Services over OData : caching and paging?

I'm planing a new application for a customer that requires to read data from an external system. Basically, the external system will expose a read-only OData service (to be defined actually). The ...
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Association created by VS does not work

I am trying to create several ECT with Associations between them. Been playing around with several tools and reading/watching a handful of tutorials. I have gotten my pieces to work when playing ...
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External Content Type Search not returning results

I have configured my 2010 External Content Type for search by adding the RootFinder property to the ReadList method. I have also added the ShowInSearchUI property to the LOB entry. I then set up my ...
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External Content Type and Entity Framework

I have been struggling with this project for about two weeks now. I have successfully created an External Content Type using Visual Studio and have deployed it. I was also able to use the SharePoint ...
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Paging and sorting with BCS - Is it really possible?

I'm trying to add paging on an external list and so far it does not work 100%. The best references I could find (that actually... kinda... work) are these: Paging and sorting with BCS Paging and ...
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SpecificFinder not called on Sharepoint 2010 BCS

I have an external content type for which I created a BDC model with a LobSystem of type dot.NET assembly. I have a SpecificFinder and a Finder method defined. I also have an external list created on ...
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External wcf (Soap/rest) datasource to external content type

I'm looking for a way to use an external datasource (WCF SOAP or REST) and include the results in a list. Using the External Content Type directly for a WCF service does not work, as I get a XML error ...
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Logical AND ,OR CAML Query not working in External List

I am using ClientContext Class and CAML query to retrieve items from External List in sharepoint 2010.I have built the query with Logical AND Condition in CAML Query like this string sDataFilter ...
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drop down list for an external list

If a guy were to want to allow a user to change data in an external list (based on an ECT of a SQL Server Table), and he had a particular field in that list (say a status field) that only needs to be ...
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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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Search in External content type

I am new to SharePoint. I am trying to add a search box to a list but I can't figure uot how to do it. I have added a external content type and want to be able to search in it. So what I did was ...
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PageNumber-Fillter for Finder in .Net Assembly Connector

I'm currently trying to use an PageNumber-Filter for an Finder-Method in an .NET Assembly Connector. The relevant Part of the Method-Definition of the ReadList-Method looks the following. <Method ...
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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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Problem with Refresh button on External data column

I'm struggling with refreshing items on list with external data. So far I have been able to make the refresh button work, but only when I add items to list in a standard way (via browser). When I add ...
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External Item Picker problems in InfoPath 2010 with ECT

I have used SPD to create and ECT to a standard SQL Database, and then a view. In the view there is an ID field, and then another field of a string type that stores codes (consisting mainly of ...
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Sharepoint external list problem

I'm taking my first crack at creating an External list in Sharepoint 2010. I've taken 3 training classes in Sharepoint 2010, and am now trying to transfer my knowledge to my own development ...
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External list with bulk amount of data does not work properly

I have created and external content type to fetch data from a SQL table. The table currently contains 8000 records. So when I create an external list from that content type the list does not display ...
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Custom BDC External Data column errors “No exact match was found”

I've created a custom BCD for SharePoint 2010. It works well, i can create a list, view all the items, click on an item and view it. I am now adding this to a list as an External Data column. The ...
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Is it possible to create an external content type from WCF service with message security?

I have an external content type that consumes a WCF service. So far it's something simple, over HTTP, no security, just for tests. Here is a sample to get an idea. Now I'm stepping up a gear and want ...
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How to read items in a BCS external list with PowerShell?

Is there a way that you get information from an external list (created from SPD for a specific ECT) differently than you do from a "normal" SharePoint list when using PowerShell? I did the following: ...
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How to customize profile pages for external content type search results?

I have set up the SP 2010 enterprise search to include searches in line-of-business data. (In my concrete case that would be data from Dynamics CRM 2011 but I hope that is not relevant). I have ...
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Could not find IEntity

I have a SharePoint 2010 site collection, which is mainly used to create projects. These projects can contain different phases, which becomes a new subsite when a new project is created. The phases ...
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How to Bind Data to Traditional ASP.NET Controls in SharePoint Foundation 2010?

First off, my background is ASP.NET Web Forms. I'm sure this is very simple but I'm quite new to SharePoint. We're running SP Foundation 2010. I'm going to build a WebPart in VS.NET 2010 and deploy ...
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How to automate entry of external column data in BCS?

I have a document library, Resumes, that has a large number of resumes in it. There is a regular column on that library, called EmployeeID, that is already populated. I have an external content type ...
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External Data field - problem with refreshing (SP 2010)

I have created a custom list with a field (column) of 'External Data' type, connected to my external content type. External Content Type's source is an SQL view. My problem is, when I make changes on ...
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How to authenticate BDC to the external system?

I'm using the following tutorial to define a workflow on a SharePoint list to create an element in and external List. When the workflow action tries to create the item in the external list, it fails ...
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Why won't the “New Item Form” create for an external list?

I'm using SharePoint Foundation 2010 and I have an external list created from an external content type. The external content type uses a WCF service as datasource. The WCF service has only three ...
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Is it possible to create external content types without secure store?

Our organization is going to be using Office 365 - D (BPOS-D) as our SharePoint environment. I'm told we can't use secure store in this environment. So how do we use SharePoint to connect to an ...
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Custom NewForm for external content type?

Is it possible to create a custom NewForm for an external content type without using InfoPath?
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Add additional columns to see properties from an external data (BDC) field in code

So I've got a list with a BDC External Data field (Sharepoint 2010). This has been added via code and works well (although some sharepoint hacking was needed!) Anyway on the front end you go to list ...
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Getting an error while creating external content type based on WCF service

I created a WCF Service in Visual Studio and wanted to create an external content type based on it but I get an error message while creating the content type: "Error loading URL ... this normally ...
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How do I access an SQL image column using an External Content Type list?

I have a External Content Type (list) which pulls the data from an SQL Server. The image field in SQL can be stored in binary format or just the image path is stored (currently I am storing the path ...