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In short you could declare them as varchar as you asked. However, BCS will create your mapped fields (for your external list through the External Content Type) based on the column types (e.g. if your database column for "Name" is varchar(50) then your ECT field "Name" will be a single line of text). Also, you won't get any built-in validation support if you ...


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Writing queries directly on SharePoint databases is highly discouraged. You should consider the database as a black box which you can interact with through the provided APIs (either SSOM, CSOM, REST or web services). Here's how you can retrieve a view definition, using SSOM: SPView oView = oWebsite.GetViewFromUrl("Lists/List_Name/View_Name.aspx"); var ...


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In terms of capacity and performance there are no limitations. SharePoint makes use of certain features in SQL Server Enterprise to enhance performance, such as table partitioning. For SQL Server Express, database limitation is 10GB only. Some features which are not present in foundation: Custom site definitions Site provisioning. InfoPath forms ...


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TEMPDB is a temporary database that contains all Temporary user objects such as: global or local temporary tables, table variables, cursors. It also includes internal objects created by the SQL Server Database Engine; For example, work tables to store intermediate results for spools or sorting. All the mechanism of row versions is being handled and managed ...



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