I create simple content type in SPDesigner. After that I gave all privilegies to that content type (in CA->BDCService; for my user account). Also this content type has both necessary (ReadItem and ReadList) methods. Problem: I can see for example list (with live data) which include this external content type in page preview BUT when I want to create new sync connection for UP sync and I wanna choose BDC entity, external content type picker give me error "External Content Types are not available. contact your system administrator".

Please, any suggestion?

  • Does anybody can help?
    – trip
    Jun 13, 2011 at 9:22
  • What was the resolution to this problem?
    – user7060
    Feb 23, 2012 at 3:41
  • As I can remember I needed to give some rights for my user (this wasn't SPService account) to "User profile service" application
    – trip
    Feb 24, 2012 at 11:23

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Conclusion: There was problem with application definition. For some reason (for now unknown) SPD generated ExtConType which seems good, but it wasn't. I assume that was some problem with identifiers. After I analyze deeper I'll write new info.

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