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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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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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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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 ...
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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. I have a dropdown on the create new item page (external list). And I'd like to get the value of the selected item rather than the text. Please see my code below, at the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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External List - changing a column to dropdown in Sharepoint 2013

I'm on Sharepoint foundation 2013. I have a external list (based on a WCF) For the new and edit form, I'd like to have some columns to be a dropdown (list to be populated from another WCF) Is ...
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External List - change a column to dropdown (Sharepoint 2013)

I'm on Sharepoint foundation 2013. I have a external list (based on a WCF) For the new and edit form, I'd like to have some columns to be a dropdown (list of selections to be populated from another ...
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Do I need Kerbros when I want to configure external list?

I am assigned a task to configure external list, and I am reading that if I want to delegate authentication to external sources, I need to set up Kerbros, do I need to configure Kerbros on the ...
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Ribbon is disabled when I Filter an external list in SharePoint 2010

I created an external list in sharepoint 2010 (SP1) using SPD. The backend is sql server. The I added a wildcard filter on a column called Source_System (and a limit filter). The out of the box ...
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Sharepoint 2013 - External List view/edit item in modal dialog

I have an External List, reading from a WCF. When I open an item (view item), I want it to open in a modal dialog. The External Data Source has 'read item' and 'read list' set up from WCF services. ...
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How to filter a paged and sorted external list

I have succesfully implented an external content type with a read list method, which can sort and page through the external data. The external content type has 4 filters (two limit and two wildcard) ...
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How do I manipulate an external list view's columns with javascript?

I want to manipulate the columns of an external list view (XsltListViewWebPart), however, as the data loads asynchronously I must wait for the data to load and the table to be generated before my code ...
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2 External Lists Can't be together in the same Site Collection

This 2 external lists are different projects, which developed by VS 2012. So when I deploy one of them, they have to not effect eachother. But these effects eachothers. Here is the situation: ...
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Configure “Check if item exists” in external item picker

I work on the edit form of an external list. I can pick items from an associated content type with a picker. There is the option to "Check if item exists", but currently it only accepts IDs. Can I ...
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save fails with controlmode=“display” on form field based upon an association

I have a sharepoint external list with an edit form containing a form field based upon an association. The field is not nullable. I want to prevent edits on the field, so I set controlmode="display". ...
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Send email after creating New Item in External List

I am using SP 2013 and I have an external list. But when I created a new item, I want to send e-mail to the specific people. Workflow is disabled for external lists. So can we create a new method in ...
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Add Column to External List from Updated External Content Type

We are currently trying to understand the relationship between External Content Types and External Lists within SharePoint 2013. We have a read-only ECT which we defined based on a SQL Server View. ...