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Hi All,

I am currently having an issue with trying to add External Content Types. My error is in the pic provided. Any help will be appreciated.


  • Are you facing this error on SP2013 onpremise? – Anuja Oct 17 '16 at 4:01
  • Hey Anuja, Yes Im using Sharepoint 2013 onpremise – B.O'Brien Oct 17 '16 at 4:14
  • What's the type of the data web part that you use ? – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Oct 17 '16 at 10:04
  1. Make sure that you have the Business Data Connectivity Service Application created in Central Admin
  2. In Central Admin -> Services on Server and make sure the Business Data Connectivity Service is started.
  3. Application Management -> Manage service applications. delete the "Managed Metadata Service" from the lists.
  4. Again add the "Managed Metadata Service" from Service Applications -> New.

These steps should resolve your issue.

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