I have a web application, with three site collections . and i want inside my team site to be able to display the latest pages that have been added to my enterprise wiki site collection. so what are the available approaches which i can follow?

Thanks in advance for any help.



Create an External list and add a list view webpart. You will have the SharePoint user experience.

You can use SharePoint Designer as well as Visual Studio for this.

This is how to do using Visual Studio:

Create SharePoint 2013 External List using Visual Studio 2012

Create an External List Using C#

Modifying BDC Model Entity in Business Connectivity Services

Here is how to do it using SharePoint Designer.

  • but can i do the same , by going to my site setting -->select add app of type "External List"?
    – john Gu
    Aug 21 '14 at 10:37
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    Yes for that you need to create an external content type. I have mentioned how to make that external content type as well Aug 21 '14 at 10:46
  • but if i am not wrong , creating an external content type, requires connecting to a Database tables. so how i can know which table i need to use ? and second question how i will be deploying the external content type from staging to live? in this way i need to chnage the database server name to match the live database server ? can u advice?
    – john Gu
    Aug 21 '14 at 10:56
  • i though i can define an external content type, by speficying which library i want to display the latest items from, rather than connecting to the DB...
    – john Gu
    Aug 21 '14 at 11:06
  • External content types are not created just for lists but for many other services including web services. Aug 21 '14 at 11:14

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