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

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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... ...
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SPQuery on ECT very slow

I am creating a custom web part which is supposed to return results from an External Content Type(ECT) List which contains almost 40,000 records. There are multiple ways the items can be searched and ...
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Use Secure Store Credentials to connect to database with Windows Authentication in Visual Studio solution?

Background: I have an external content type that has been developed in a Visual Studio 2010 solution. This content type is based mostly off elements in a database that are accessed via stored ...
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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 ...