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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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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 ...
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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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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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Date Only format with BCS

I have created an External Content Type through SharePoint Designer. One of the fields that I'm getting from my database is a DateTime column. In SharePoint, however, I want to format this as a Date ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Adding a non WCF SOAP wsdl as external content type in sharepoint manager

This is location to my wsdl, it is WSDL created by Spring WS: http://foo.bar/local/rpc/file.wsdl I am trying to add the connection to external data source from sharepoint designer. In the selection ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I get external content crawled into SharePoint online index

I have SharePoint online and I want to add external content to the index. So far I have it set up that the external content is put into an external list using BCS. The content passes through a WCF ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Create External Content Type - Access denied by Business Data Connectivity

Following the technet articles on how to get external data into SharePoint 2013 (for testing purposes) I've created: Business Data Connectivity Service with Metadata Store Permissions Secure Store ...
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Sharepoint 2010 External List Image column

I have a SQL table with 5 columns in it (EmployeeName, StartDt, EndDt, Location, PictureUrl). I want to display this data in a Sharepoint List. I want the image to be displayed in my sharepoint list's ...
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How to choose the right datatype when creating external content types?

assuming I want to create a SPList using external content types, in my case SQL server tables. When I create my ECT in Sharepoint Designer 2010 SQL data types are mapped to the List as follows: ...
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Timestamp in Sharepoint external content type not matching value in SQL table

I have an external content type in SharePoint 2010 pulling data from a SQL 2008R2 DB using BCS. All the data comes back fine but the Time stamp column is off by 2 hours when I compare the values ...
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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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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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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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Secure Store Application ID credentials don't work when creating ECT

I have been going crazy trying to figure out why this is not working. I followed Fabian Williams blog entry to the letter. I have a development farm with everything on a single farm. I DID NOT use ...
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Impersonated Windows Identity vs Impersonated Custom Identity

Could anyone explain the difference between Impersonated Windows Identity and Impersonated Custom identity in SharePoint?
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SP Designer 2013 - External Content Types & BCS

I'm currently setting up an experimental 2013 environment with BCS, following the instructions in the AdventureWorks white paper found here - ...
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How to connect multiple external tables into one SharePoint list to perform CRUD operations

I am working with SharePoint 2013 and I have a requirement where I have to perform CRUD operations on multiple external tables (SQL Server) with SharePoint in one List and vice versa. I am able to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Migrate external content types from 2010 to 2013

I have done a test 2010 -> 2013 migration and most things work fine. I have some user profile property mappings to BDC models I have restored the secure store, managed metadata, BDC services using ...
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Unable to Refresh BCS External Data

I am running into a refresh issue with BCS. Whenever I hit the little refresh button in the UI, I am repeatedly getting this error. I am using an OData web service for BCS with WindowsCredentials ...
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Updated external content type but connection not updated in central admin

I have an external content type for a sql server view, all working well. I add a new field to the view and save (SPD), in central admin I go to BDC and click on the content type - I can see the added ...
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Getting External Data from Oracle to O365?

We have an on-premise oracle database with customer info (lets say roughly 10,000 rows), that we need to make available in our SharePoint Online (2013) environment in O365. The requirement is that ...
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Alerts on SharePoint 2013 External List

I have created an external list using an external content type reading from a database server on our network that is not on the same machine as our SharePoint database server. I am also sysadmin on ...
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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. ...