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

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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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Supplementing User Profile with information from BCS

I've got my external content type and BCS all sorted and working - the list view of the external list shows 100% in the site and the external content type shows under my BCS service application. Now ...
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External Content Type - limitations

This is my scenario: I have an external SQL Server db with about 100.000 items in one table. These items may be grouped into 5 categories. Now the we'd like to add a sharepoint interface on top of ...
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[SharePoint Designer 2010] Connecting to an external data source

I'm using SPD 2010 to connect to an external SQL database hosted on a different server. External data source type selection is SQL Server. I then filled up the connection properties , choose "Connect ...
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BDC external type with dropdown data entry

I would like to be able to have a BDC entity setup such that when you create a list from the external content type the new item form automatically comes setup with a lookup field for one of the ...
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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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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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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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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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Problems configuring External List on Sharepoint Foundation 2010

I have created a new database on MS SQL SERVER SHAREPOINT instace that contains two simple tables. Then I tried to link values defined in these tables by implementing External Content Types using ...
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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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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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Synchronize User Profile data from an external list

I would like to use additional properties from another datasource (SQL server) as additional user properties, then push them back to active directory. I setup a sample BCS to the sql server ...
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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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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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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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Get foreign key in external content type to show up in list view

I have come across blogs about how to setup an external content type. For example: ...
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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). ...
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Paging and sorting with BCS

I going to use the new exciting External Content Type feature to display a list of data from an external LOB system. The list is potentially long, so paging with filtering at the LOB system side is ...