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

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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 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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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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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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Enterprise - External Task List - Connect to Outlook- setting Assigned To

I've got an External List coming from an External Content Type which has Office Item Type of "Task". It comes from an external system which has its own concept of a task, and I'm pulling them into ...
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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 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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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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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 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 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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Accessing External List Items Programmatically

The following bit of code throws an Unauthorized Operation exception when I try to enumerate the items in the list. Any ideas? SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges(delegate() { ...
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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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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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Creating an external list from SQL query using BCS

I'm developing a visualization application on SharePoint Enterprise 2010. This involves doing some SQL queries I would love to expose as external lists in SharePoint. All interfacing with the database ...
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How to use BCS in Word for editing BLOBs

If I have an External Content type defined with a StreamAccessor that will end up referencing Word docx files stored in another system (reason for using BCS), what options do I have for updating the ...
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SharePoint 2010 BCS stops working after a while

A little background: we are using the BCS with an external content type to expose external content we provide using a WCF service. We have a webpart that uses the external content type to display a ...
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What are the best practices for storing External Content Types in SharePoint 2010?

Recently noticed that External Content Types can be accessed across sites and even site collections. This makes me think that since many different sites will be using the same ECTs, that they should ...
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Can't Create External Content Type linked to SQL Server

In Sharepoint 2010, I am trying to create an External Content Type, and use a connection to a SQL Server. But, in Sharepoint Designer, when I am in the wizard to create an ECT, I'm having trouble ...
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Allow multi-selection for a field based on an external content type?

The choice field and lookup field allow for multiple selections. I can't find that option for lookups to external content types. Is it possible to do this? (I want to assign documents to one or more ...
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sp2010 populate dropdown combo from ECT

I have absolutely struggled in creating a custom control to use an external data source to populate a dropdown combo list. Does anyone have any good examples of how to implement this? Is a custom ...
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Search Results: urls of BDC items suddendly start with bdc3://

I have a scope defined that targets an external content type (exposed through a BDC service). All was working fine until yesterday when the number of results doubled and half the urls start with the ...
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Changing the field order after BCS Association? [closed]

I’ve created and deployed an External Content Type with Associations. All of the CRUD methods I’ve implemented are working correctly. Here’s my problem – in the View Item, Edit Item and New Item ...
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Custom Action with postback (or another approach) - SP 2010

I'm trying to create a custom action that does a postback when clicked. I've followed the following articles with no luck whatsoever: ...
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Using BCS and External Content Types to create Publishing Pages

I'm starting a new SharePoint 2010 web content management project where a portion of the site's content is driven by an external system (SQL Server based). Think employee bios... The external system ...
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Adding Content to External Content Types

I was able to create an ECT and the first three columns of data that I used to create the ECT display on the portal. The only issue I am running into is that I want to add more columns to the ...
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External content types across site collections

I have used Sharepoint designer 2010 to make SQL server tables available as external content types (and lists) for a site collection but what about across multiple site collections--can this be done?
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Validation for external lists / external content types

Where does one put validation for external content types? Let's say one field on my ECT represents an email address that must be unique in our system. Where would I put the validation that checks to ...
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SPBuiltInFieldId structure for BCS - is there any const for “BdcIdentity”?

For SPListItem's built-in field values we have SPBuiltInFieldId class with many guids - SPBuiltInFieldId.Title and so on. Now I am working with BCS and I can't find any built-in object for ...
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Connect to Outlook button not enabled on external list

I created an external content type connected to a SQL table and chose announcements as the office item type.
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ECMAScript Client OM with External List

In SharePoint 2010, for a regular "custom" list calling SP.ListOperation.Selection.getSelectedItems() using the ECMAScript client object model returns an array of item IDs. These IDs correspond to the ...
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Cannot see External Content Type when debugging BDC Model project

I am trying to create a basic External Content Type in Visual Studio 2010 that returns data from a database. I've created the BDC Model, pressed F5 to deploy, but I cannot see the external content ...
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No Business Data Connectivity Service associated with current web context error

I am running on a new dev setup for SharePoint 2010 and trying to setup some External Content types. I think that I have setup BCS correctly (since I see it running in the central administration). ...