My client has a contacts list in some other system and this data needs to be displayed in SharePoint as a Contacts list. This external system can provide an xml periodically with the contacts data.
Am I able to feed this XML into a SharePoint list of Contacts type using Business Data Connectivity? I need to have it as a Contacts list and not a Custom List as this needs to be able to be synchronised to Outlook. I know that using BDC I can define an External Content Type that will use some .NET code I write to parse my XML and present it as a ShP list. But because I cannot currently test it, I'd like to know if I will be able to present it specifically as Contacts list.
Or is there any other way?
Also, is the data loaded each time it is called? Or can I define any caching frequency?