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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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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Edit a List Item in a Sub Site Level

We need to edit some infos on a list in sub-site level. There is an way to do that without any customization? Or some 3rd party webpart?
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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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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 ...