• Sharepoint 2016.
  • Visual Studio 2017.
  • Sharepoint Add-In in a hosted environment.


Display an external list connected through BCS in a standard grid view with possibility of read, add, edit and delete records.


An example of a standard grid view is below.

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What have been done

  • I've created an add-in.
  • Added an external content type. enter image description here

  • Learned how to get the list elements with javascript's API.

  • Found the SPGridView.

The problem

Find a way how to put this list in a standard grid view to read, add, edit and delete elements with a standard Sharepoint's UX.

Could you describe how to put an external list connected through BCS to a standard Sharepoint's grid?

1 Answer 1


You shouldn't use an add-in. You should use Sharepoint's designer and create external type and external list. Found answer here - http://www.fabiangwilliams.com/2013/10/14/blog-update-on-sharepoint-bcs-with-full-crud-part-1-of-3/#comment-95714.

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