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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How to get security to work with Secure Store Service?

I have an External List/content type in SharePoint 2010 using Secure Store Service. It is for an MSSQL DB access with an SQL user for a group of users. I set up Secure Store Service with Target ...
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External List based on authentication

I have an External list with so many items.I want to restrict some items in the list to some user based on custom property.How should I do it
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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 can I combine two external list in SharePoint 2013?

I have 2 external lists: - SQL - Oracle Both have the same columns, but in diferent server (SharePoint, SQL and Oracle). I need to combine the lists in one. How can I do that?
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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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Connecting external list webpart to filter values

I have an external list in SharePoint 2013 on premise which gets data from SQL server. I created another list (regular custom list) in SP where I want to store items which are related to the SQL ...
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External List “fail” on create item

So I have an external list with all the read list / read item / create item operations set up. When I creates an item on the list webpage, SharePoint gives me this error: Operation ...
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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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External list - When configure BDC returns error and cannot access Managed Accounts settings

With SP2013. I want to create a list that use external data (sql ones). So I create my external list, everything's ok. When I open it in my browser, bring me the error : access denied by BDC This ...
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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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Sharepoint 2013 BDC : How to set Yes/No (Boolean)

I have struggled to set a Yes/No column to Yes by simply assign true on the TypeDescriptor, but it allways turns out be set to 'No". I am using Sharepoint 2013, BDC Explorer and Visual Studio 2013. ...
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How to create dashboard through CSOM to show workflow from external lists

We have following requirement. SharePoint 2013 standard edition environment is installed. SO no BI site template is possible. Development has to be through CSOM only. Vendor data is stored ...
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external list linked to different external list

I created an external content type and then a list from that. It shows the departments of the organization along with the phone and fax number. So when I click on the Department Name, it ...
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top level external list used in subsites?

We have SharePoint Foundation. I created an external content type along with a list in my main site collection. I created a bunch of different views (one for each department of the organization). I ...
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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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Remove “Actions Menu” from list view with external data columns

I have a list which contains two external data columns. The view for the list displays an "Actions Menu" next to each of the external columns. This "Actions Menu" appears like little box and down ...
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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 ...
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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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namespace on external content type

I have noticed that when moving BCS lists/external content types from my development computer to our production server, it keeps the namespace of my development computer. For example, all the ...
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External List : XsltListViewWebPart not loading view (Team Site)

Scenario: I have external list and I want to show specific view on team sites homepage. I add XsltListViewWebPart with featurereceiver because I can init specific settings and view to it when creating ...
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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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The query against the database caused an error

I have two farms. I restored a custom SQL Server database from farm1 to farm2. After this when I try to access my external list which fetches data from one of the tables, it is showing error: The ...
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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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Create external content type with impersonated custom identity

I'm developing a SharePoint Application. I have SharePoint Foudation 2010. I have created a External Content Type with Impersonated Custom Identity(Connection to SQL Server 2012). After I created a ...
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Create External List on SharePoint online

Does anyone knows if it's possible to create an external list from another external list? Is it possible to create an external list on SharePoint Online from an existing external list on SharePoint ...
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XSLT not displaying data from Arabic column external list

I have an external list named "users". It is coming from SQL Server and has following two columns: English_Name varchar(300) Arabic_Name nvarchar(300) Notice the Arabic_Name field has data ...
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Return value of the dropdown list rather than text when creating an item

I'm following this example: http://www.martinhatch.com/2013/08/jslink-and-display-templates-part-3-creating-a-custom-editing-interface.html I have a dropdown on the create new item page (external ...
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How SP generates ID for each list item

When you click open an item in an external list, you have a url like this: ...
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Secondary lookup columns for external content types not displaying data in list after refreshing from primary

I have created a SharePoint list that has a lookup column to an external list. I also have instructed SharePoint to display several secondary columns that are related to that primary external lookup ...
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How to get the current custom view name of my SharePoint List

I am using the following JQuery to get the current name of the View for External SharePoint list. var ctx = GetCurrentCtx(); var listName =ctx.ListTitle; var currentView = ...
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JSLink doesn't work when it got redirected from list item page

I have a JSLink file to customise an external list and list items. context.Templates.Fields["VM_NAME"] = { "View": VmNameRenderCallback }; ...
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[Today]-15 filter not working on external list

I have an external list which is getting data from SQL Server. The table structure is as follows: Name InsertDate Where InsertDate is the date when record was inserted. I am trying to show only ...
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Access External List Items in Sharepoint Online

I have created an external content type for SharePoint Online using share point designer. Now I need to create a web part that will fetch the data from the External List and filter it and show them ...
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Use Custom rendering Template with External List

Does anyone Know if its poossible to use a custom RenderingTemplate with an External List? In my Schema.XML I have <Forms> <Form Type="DisplayForm" Url="DispForm.aspx" ...
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Open item from a different External List (BDC connector)

I have a "Quote List" and "Task List". Both are external lists, using BDCM custom connector (from WCF services) I'm using Sharepoint 2013. A new task will be create when a quote is approved. So on ...
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Read items from External list in Sandbox Solution

Can we read an external content type using a sandbox solution for share point online? If anyone has faced this issue then please share how is it possible. Thanks
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External List - Search (filter) on some of the columns

I have an external List. (using Sharepoint 2013 Foundation) I want to be able to search on some of the columns. (say, when you click on a column header, have a textbox to search/filter on that ...
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Get Items from External List using BdcIdentity on server

I added a ribbon Action on an external list. When the users clicks the Button in the ribbon I use SP.ListOperation.Selection.getSelectedItems() to get the ids and of thr items the user selected. ...
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BCS: external data from SQL Server - Image column not showing

I created an external content type based on a view in the external SQL Server database with SharePoint Designer. So far it worked fine, but when I create a list of this ECT there are two columns ...
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Association between external lists. Get selected item

I have two external list ("Projects" and "Development process"). I connected this lists by associated key "project". When i create item in "Development process" i choose project in external list ...
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Cant get items from external list

I have an External list based on an External Content Type that is connected to Dynamics CRM. In an event receiver (C#), I successfully get an SPList instance that is able to print the 'Title' and ...