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Hi all new to developing for SharePoint.

As the title indicates I want to connect my Visual Studio SharePoint App that I have created to my external database. I have created the app and it works in SharePoint. Now I want to connect that same app to my Database. I was thinking of using Linq to SQL and reading the connection string from the app.config file, but I could not seem to get that to work, maybe I can't do it that way.

  • Is this for SharePoint online or on premise? – Amal Hashim Jan 8 '15 at 14:53
  • This would be for SharePoint on premise. – Greatwhite Jan 8 '15 at 15:05
  • Have you tried creating an External Content Type and then using External Lists? – Amal Hashim Jan 8 '15 at 15:07
  • Why didn't it work? – HamHamJ Jan 8 '15 at 15:08

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