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. ...
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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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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 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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[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 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, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Customizing external list form

I need to create external list and i need customize display and edit forms. I want add something like tabs, i.e. i want to input some fields in one tabs, and some in another. I must use ClientObject ...
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Use the same InfoPath form for inserts and updates

I am using an InfoPath form to add records to a database table. I do this by creating an External Content Type in Sharepoint Designer. Then from the content type I create an External Sharepoint List. ...
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External list with bulk amount of data does not work properly

I have created and external content type to fetch data from a SQL table. The table currently contains 8000 records. So when I create an external list from that content type the list does not display ...
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Custom View Header Rendering Twice on External List

I'm starting to work with custom view stylesheets on an external list. I am finding the header is rendering twice - once upon initial page render and again after the data is returned from the server: ...
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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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Copy data from external List Item to New Form

I have an external list that I want to add action to copy list item to NewForm. or any othwer way to take data from external list item to a new form. From display form, edit form any way will be ...
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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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Hide some fields from EditForm

I have some troubles with EditForm in Sharepoint. In SPD 2010 i have created External Type and defined CRUD method for him. I want to show in Disp form all item fields, but in Create and Edit form ...