An external list is a list published outside of the scope of SharePoint usually with the tool Business Connectivity Services (BCS).

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Could not save the list changes to the server

I have an External List in SharePoint 2013. I am trying to create a new Edit Form in SharePoint Designer but unfortunately it is throwing Could not save the list changes to the server error instead of ...
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ReadOnly columns in External List: SharePoint 2013.

I want to make some fields ReadOnly in External List in SharePoint 2013. I have tried JavaScript and SPUtility approaches as guided in this blog, but unfortunately did not work. In SharePoint ...
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SharePoint Designer not creating NewForm or EditForm for Stored Proc

I have created an external list using an external content type which uses stored procs for create, update, and delete operations. When I try adding a new item to that list using a Web Part, I'm ...
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Updating External List after Updating BCS: SharePoint 2013

I am using SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server 2012, both Enterprise Editions. Earlier I had created an External Content Type and created its External List. I have no problem performing various options ...
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Is it possible to create a search engine on top of a external content type list displaying in SharePoint?

I want to search within external content type list. Any ideas or directions for me to take? thanks for the help.
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Dynamically creating SharePoint 2013 external content type

Background: There is requirement of calling external list from SQL to SharePoint 2013. We have done it using BCS, external content Type and SecureStore. There are also some modification done using ...
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Is it possible to get items from External List using Lists Web Service

I am trying to get items from an external list, but I always get 'Microsoft.SharePoint.SoapServer.SoapServerException'. I am very new to SharePoint and have used similar approach in gettings items ...
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What is the best way to CRUD data in SQL database into SharePoint?

In Sharepoint site, I have a list, it will display data from the table in SQL database. When user insert, update or delete item in this list, the SQL database will be changed too. The change is one ...
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Custom link from External List

I've got an external List that consists of Names and ID numbers. What I'd like to do is to somehow make clicking this List take the user to another page (within our SP environment) based on which ...
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JS Link on External list views (BCS)

How can I apply SharePoint Client Side rendering (JSLink) on an external List?
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WCF based External List Columns Type in Sharepoint 2010

In my Sharepoint 2010 I've created External List that uses WCF service as data source. This is my data type that is exposed by the service: [DataContract] public class Item { [DataMember] ...
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SP Designer 2010 external content type - database moved

I must be overlooking something really simple. I have custom forms in Sharepoint 2010, built on an external list that's tied to an ECT created in Designer 2010. The SQL Server database that contains ...
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Display some data collected from external sources to external customers?

we're looking the way how to display some data collected from external sources in SP to external customers. We have the list of projects handled in SQL. Every project has own number, name and status ...
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How to create list item in an external list using SharePoint workflow?

Environment: SharePoint 2013 SP1 I have an External List displaying data exposed through a WCF service. Creating, Reading, Updating and Deleting (CRUD) items in the external list works fine in the ...
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BCS OData navigation properties are not shown in SharePoint Hosted App external list

I have created a WCF Data Service that is hosted on Azure. I use this service as the data source for my SharePoint Hosted App's external lists. I noticed I was missing all navigation properties from ...
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bulk update the external list sharepoint 2010

I try to provide bulk editing and updating for external lists. I heard that the datasheet view is a convenient tool, but it is not enabled for external lists. Is there any way to get an easy, ...
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“Connect to Outlook” button disabled on an External List based on “Contact”

I'm using SharePoint's Business Data Connectivity to connect to external source with contacts information. I created a .NET Assembly connector (BDC Model project in VS) with ReadItem and ReadList ...
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Business Data Connectivity Model based on Contact

I'm trying to create a .NET assembly connector for BDC. I'm creating the Business Data Connectivity Model and I'd like my entity to behave in SharePoint as a contact - so that I could use "Connect to ...
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Copy a list using a workflow

I have an external list that pulls in info from an SQL database, I would like to create a workflow to copy the contents of the external list into a custom list How would I do this? I can only see ...
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change the order of fields in the forms of external lists

I have an external list and forms contain fields which are ordered alphabetically. I would like to customize the order of fields in all the forms. I thought of using jquery, but that is giving me some ...
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Cancel button click event in the new form

I have created an external list and in the new form I have a few input controls. Some of them are required fields but are not indicated as such on page. So I am trying to check if the input is empty ...
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External Data Editing and Modification

Can data in a SQL database be modified (new, delete, edit) through a SharePoint out-of-the-box feature or custom built feature?
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Calendar view for external content type

I have created a new external content type / external list that pulls information from an SQL database, the list has a start date column and end date column so what I wanted to do is create a calendar ...
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How to retrieve BDC Identity from External List programmatically?

I need to do a lookup on an External List (in SharePoint Online - Office 365) to retrieve the value of the BDC Identity. BCS is talking to an OData web service. (I'm not a Visual Studio guy), so ...
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Filtering by QueryString doesn't work in SPD 2013

I have an external list, I have setup and use querystring to filter list in SharePoint Designer 2013 like this posted: ...
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Can't get JSLink to work on external list

We have an external list surfacing data from a homegrown data source and I need to modify some of the values using JSLink (formatting dates, color-coding based on values, etc.) I have a web part ...
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GUID field from data base table in external list

I created an external list based on table from data base. But one field in my table has type "uniqueidentifier" for GUID values and does not display in external list. Is there any way to solve this ...
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Why can't i get data from External List within my workflow?

Im trying to load a value (string) into my SPD 2010 workflow from an external list. I want to save that value in a workflow variable, so I lookup for that external list and set up my filter's ...
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How to handle DeleteItem in external list

We have an external list bound to data source by the WCF service. It displays a metadata of "tasks", and for every "tasks" we have in another document Library a special folder. When user selects ...
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External List filter by Current User

How to field Current user on External Content make from the View. I have got a View with one field with the user name and Surname. How to Filter a External Content to see only the records wchich the ...
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Show external List data to only logged user

How to show only elements from an External List, where login or names is the same as for the currently logged in user?
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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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Display Search box on an external list

I have an external list on a sharepoint site, from a BDC connector on sharepoint 2013. I want an inline Search box so that a search can be done on that list only. When i go into the web part and ...
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Actions listed in “Navigate Association” section of a External List Profile Page

I have two external content types. One called clients and the second called Client Guidelines. I created an association from Client Guidelines to clients. I also created a profile action for clients ...
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Warning when opening an InfoPath form with data sources linked to external lists

I am replacing a colleague for the support of a SharePoint 2010 intranet. A library contains InfoPath 2010 forms. The form template contains data sources linked to external lists. Each external list ...
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Customizing details page link in BCS list or custom details page redirection with SarePoint 2013

I'm having fun with Sharepoint 2013 and studio 2013, just started dev few months ago -) I have some external lists pointing to external content type, I would like to redirect to a custom detail page ...
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Access denied by Business Data Connectivity error for anonymous users when accesing external list

I have created an external content type which displays the data from the SQL table. And the external list's data I am displaying the web part. The site is to be made available to the anonymous users. ...
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How do I populate the VALUEs in one column with the FIELD NAMES of another list?

I'm trying to create a 'request update form' where the user selects an entry which is incorrect and then which field is incorrect and writes a comment and that form will get submitted via workflow to ...
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external content type

We are a tennant in a larger sharepoint setup. I have tennant admin rights. As a test I would like to create a list that originates from a sql table. I followed this guide: ...
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custom value in external list

I currently have a external list with a column valued either 0, 1 or -1. I want to display different pictures for each value (like a status indicator). Is it possible to do so in SharePoint? I'm ...
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Can I get beyond SharePoint Throttling on External List without altering the threshold?

The SharePoint throttle for External Lists has been met in my most recent attempt to connect securely to an external SQL Database with approximately 5000 records. Of course, I get the correlation ...
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Is it possible to Copy External List item Directly to Custom list

I want to know whether I can copy External List items directly into Custom list in SharePoint 2013. also I want to know whether I can convert Text Field from External List to Person or Group field.
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Handling identity column when managing SQL database table using external content type \ external list

I have a SQL table (with a primary key identity column) which I want to perform CRUD operations on using a SharePoint external list as a front end. I have setup stored procedures to perform the CRUD ...
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External list - Access denied by Business Data Connectivity - Cannot add permissions

I created an external list, and got the "Access denied by Business Data Connectivity" error. So I tried to fix it by adding permissions on BDC Service, according to google, this is exactly what I have ...
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Permissions to write to External List from Workflow

I'm attempting to create a SharePoint workflow that creates a new item in an external list using the "Create item in [External List Name]" action available in SharePoint Designer. Currently, I keep ...
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Are third party solutions really that superior to BCS?

Let us assume it is my task to establish a bidirectional connection between a SharePoint List and a SQL-database. According to Paolo Pialorsi's Developer Manual for SharePoint 2010, BCS (Business ...
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BCS Question (scenarios when data source is unreachable)

I have a few real-world (hopefully simple) BCS questions for on-premise database and SharePoint Online (O365) connected by OData web service: In the scenario where the data source is ...
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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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Case of an external list being inaccessible

I have an external list that I created with a bdc, but it might happen that the external source is not available is there any way that the sharepoint saves a last access? if not what is the best ...
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External List (List view) change layout to multiple columns

I'm using Sharepoint 2013. I have an external list. In the list view, I want to add 3 web parts horizontally. (side by side) That means I need to change the page layout. But couldn't find where to ...