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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Working with large external lists using BCS

I have a database that I want to display the content in SharePoint 2010. I am not displaying the content in a list but am using a custom WebPart. The database is not updated any more as it is ...
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Integrating an external database into Sharepoint

One of my current projects involves integrating a client's database into an overall CRM system design. Part of the process was updating their legacy database and porting it over to SQL Server. That'...
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Approaching to have a third part web application inside SharePoint 2013

I am working on SharePoint enterprise server 2013, and I am trying to find the best approach I can follow to achieve this requirement:- Our customer has a web page which list their employees info. ...
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External lists do not display data though data are available

I have external lists connected to a sql server database. Since the last day, some of the lists do not display data; the lists are empty, only headers are shown. (Some lists still display data, though....
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Paging and sorting with BCS - Is it really possible?

I'm trying to add paging on an external list and so far it does not work 100%. The best references I could find (that actually... kinda... work) are these: Paging and sorting with BCS Paging and ...
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Is it possible to programmatically invoke a workflow on external list items?

Is it possible to invoke a workflow on an external list programmatically and pass parameters into the workflow? Is there an example using SharePoint 2010?
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How can we use multiple fields from an external list in a survey?

We are trying to build a survey, that uses data from an external list. It works fine for a single field. But what we would like to do is to bring about 10 fields back from the external system and ...
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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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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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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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Custom form template with external list does not work

I have following .ascx file <%@ Assembly Name="Microsoft.Web.CommandUI, Version=14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %> <%@ Register TagPrefix="SharePoint" Namespace="...
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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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How to read items in a BCS external list with PowerShell?

Is there a way that you get information from an external list (created from SPD for a specific ECT) differently than you do from a "normal" SharePoint list when using PowerShell? I did the following: ...
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How to authenticate BDC to the external system?

I'm using the following tutorial to define a workflow on a SharePoint list to create an element in and external List. When the workflow action tries to create the item in the external list, it fails ...
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How do I associate Workflows to SharePoint 2010 External Lists?

I've read that you can't associate workflows to SharePoint 2010 external lists but that there are workarounds for doing it. What do those workarounds involve? Can I do all of it in the Sharepoint ...
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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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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 = $('[id*=\'...
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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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Custom forms for external lists guidance

I need guidance/suggestions developing an app which will be hosted in SharePoint using external content types. So far I have a BDC model which works fine for reading the data und displaying it in an ...
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External List from External Content Type: missing and/or error

I've created an ECT w/ Read List and Read Item operations using SharePoint Designer, saved it, and given myself permissions. The ECT's external data source is a WCF service. When I try to create an ...
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Additional datasource in infopath

Is there any way to add additional datasources to an infopath form when using an external list? Infopath always complains about the form not being valid, because of the addinal datasource.
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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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Reading data from a external list using a 2010 workflow

I work with SharePoint 2013, and need to read information from a external list that I have created. The list can display information correctly when using it through the browser. I need to create a ...
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Display additional fields on forms (External lists)

I have a external list where I have employee information. I am trying to do a lookup where I can select the employee and display it's corresponding department with the additional columns possibility. ...
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What happens to External List created using BCS from SQL query once the server goes offline?

If the database gets deleted or somehow goes offline, will the list keep the existing data or will it all be gone due to failed synchronization.
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Link Sharepoint Survey to External list

I am trying to go around the limitation of not being able to associate workflows to external lists. I am wondering if it is possible to create some form of association with a SharePoint survey. My ...
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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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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 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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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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Have External Lists And / Or Event Receivers?

I am fairly new to Sharepoint. I am in the early stages of developing a SP2010 LOB app that will finally have like 50 lists which are quite interrelated with each other. I am asking for your help ...
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Filter an External List on a datetime Field

So I have an external list in SharePoint 2010 that connects to a SQL database and pulls the data successfully. I also have 2 filters defined along with a limiting (TOP) filter. The first filter is ...
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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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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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Querying an External Content Type without creating an External List

The typical scenario, on which every tutorial and walkthrough seems to advise, is to create an External Content Type with ReadList, ReadItem, Create, Update methods and then create an External List to ...
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BCS External Item picker

There are two external lists like 'Project' and 'Task'. Task referencing project by using field ProjectID. I've created external content types. For 'Project' content type I've marked field '...
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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 'edit'...
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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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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. ...
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SharePoint 2010 - To use content database or not to use

SP newbie here. I need to build a SharePoint 2010 application to track customer support cases. This will be the first time we've used SP, and I can set it up how I please. The built-in template for ...
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Synchronization of SharePoint 2010 List with SQL Server Table

I need to create a list such that the values on the list can be stored in SQL table as well. I need to attach workflows to the list item as well. Its a simple workflow with two approval process ...
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Custom NewForm for external content type?

Is it possible to create a custom NewForm for an external content type without using InfoPath?
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Put external List data into a Drop Down

I am developing an app for my site. I have an external list that displays all the data i need fine. I need to somehow get that data in Visual Studio 2013 so i can loop through the data and create a ...
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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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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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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. ...