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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Event receiver on external list

Recently I am working on a project to set event receiver on external list. Below list what we have done Create trigger to capture data change in database and log them into data table Implement ...
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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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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 to set selected value of external item picker

I have developed a custom edit form with an external item picker as application page in visual studio. The picker is populated with data using the following method. private ItemPickerExtendedData ...
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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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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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BCS and External List: Validations and Business Logic

I have been able to define an External List through a WCF Service. This works well, but I am now moving onto more advanced scenarios - I would like my Create, Update and Delete methods to implement ...
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Sharepoint external list problem

I'm taking my first crack at creating an External list in Sharepoint 2010. I've taken 3 training classes in Sharepoint 2010, and am now trying to transfer my knowledge to my own development ...
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How to get the data from external SQL Server database in SharePoint 2013 site

What I want to do is retrieve the data from external SQL server database and bring it on the SharePoint 2013 site and show the graphs accordingly. So the data might be from different database tables. ...
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Displaying items from an External List in Sharepoint 2013

I was hoping that someone might be able to help me with this little problem. We currently have a SharePoint site set up for our Intranet and want to display an error message (i.e. a particular ...
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Display SQL Server data in Sharepoint with the ability to Drill Down

Metadata External List Users need to see & update metadata information about user databases via sharepoint. Users open a Sharepoint site and look for metadata Information Data being pulled from ...
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Sharepoint 2013 accessing external list in workflows

I have created an external list using WCF connections. I have in that list all the information that I need. Now I need to access that data from another list workflow(sharepoint 2013 platform ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Custom List Form works fine in Infopath but gets stuck when deployed

I have a custom list form for whenever I add a new item to a custom list. This form connects to an external sharepoint list that has 3000 records. When you type a client ID it will connect to the ...
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External lists: Field GUIDs always empty?

I want to turn an external list into a DataTable using the ID/GUID values of external list's Fields as the DataTable column names; however, I've noticed for the external list I'm using, all of the ...
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Bulk-Edit in external lists (Sharepoint 2010)

I try to provide bulk editing 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, user-friendly bulk ...
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How do I change SQL connection from one server to another on an an External list

I have an external list that points to SQL Server A. Server A is being de-commission and the database is moving to SQL Server B. I need to change my connection for my lists. I created a new ...
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user lookup field for external lists

Guys please don't beat me too much, I want to add user lookup field into my external content type to use sharepoint people picker in my external list, the price doesn't stand up. So is it ever ...
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SPFieldUrl does not work

I have an external list, items in that list have a field that contains an url. I want to show this url as a link in sharepoint form. I found this example and defined in my Creator and Updater methods ...
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How add personal list for all users

I want to integrate Sharepoint with my external system. Sharepoint should load tasks from my system and show them in the list on user personal page. Integration should be done using Sharepoint ...
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Run custom javascript when external list table loaded

Is there any way to run custom javascript after table with external custom list is loaded on page? The external list table is loaded on page with some delay and I would like to modify its content ...
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How to get External List Item URl?

I want to get Item URL of External List. I tried using ListItem.URL but it is returning BLANK. Can anybody help me. Its Urgent..
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Does BCS support creating an external list from an existing list in a different web application using List Web Services

I have sharepoint 2010 farm where there are multiple web applications. I am trying to understand BCS and its capabilities. This is the structure I have :- Web Application A > Site Collection > ...
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PageNumber-Fillter for Finder in .Net Assembly Connector

I'm currently trying to use an PageNumber-Filter for an Finder-Method in an .NET Assembly Connector. The relevant Part of the Method-Definition of the ReadList-Method looks the following. <Method ...
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Associate workflow on External list in Sharepoint 2013

I am able to get data from SQL 2012 to SharePoint 2013 external list. I wish to associate or attach workflow on this list. I am aware that workflows cannot be associated on external lists, but is ...
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External List Without BDS

I am developing a Sharepoint site mostly as a document management solution for reports and invoices generated in the billing department. I have two tables in SQL that I would like to have access to in ...
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Web Part connection on external list form

I added an External Content Type (from WCF service) with Read List and Read Item operations defined. I created an External List based on this Content Type. I would like to display a Web Part on the ...
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How to define datasource filters a dataview for an external list

How to define datasource filters in a dataview for an external list As of now, it displays: "There are no items to show in this view" The default external list view does return some rows..so i am ...
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How do you connect a SP2013 External Content Type to an Exchange Mailbox data source?

We have a requirement where a business unit wishes to expose Exchange mailbox data through an external list in SharePoint. What are the steps to create a SharePoint External Content Type (ultimately ...
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Data not showing in External list of SharePoint 2013 site

I have created external content type using stored procedure. Also created read list operation, as well as read item operation. But the problem is that the stored procedure that I have created is ...
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Doing some actions into multiple Item of External list

I have an external list of Microsoft CRM 2011 Accounts in SharePoint 2013 (By BDCS Service). In SharePoint 2013 environment I want to select some items in this External List and apply an action to the ...
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Create external content type with sql server

I need to have an external list in SharePoint 2013, i found a lot of tutorial but. I need that my external content type has a unique authentification to my sql tablE. i don't want connection to the ...
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Populate multiple fields based on external data source item Sharepoint 2010

I am building a function booking form. I have 2 custom lists. List 1 (Main data source) contains regular information like Name, function date, number of people, etc. List 2 (Secondary data source) ...
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External Content Type based on SQL View allow insert/update/delete

I have two tables in SQL, one of them is read only (it is the "master"). The other is a detail table. They are joined on column 'VNO'. It is constructed with a left join on the master table, so ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't read by loop foreach Externall List

If I tried to view in Element one of three External List I geting this error: Unable to display this Web part. To troubleshoot the problem, open this Web page in a Microsoft SharePoint ...
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Reading a data from External Lists

I have got a problem to read data from External List. I getting this error while I reading a External Lists: Exception Details: System.Xml.XmlException: Name cannot begin with the '-' character, ...
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Enterprise - External Task List - Connect to Outlook- setting Assigned To

I've got an External List coming from an External Content Type which has Office Item Type of "Task". It comes from an external system which has its own concept of a task, and I'm pulling them into ...