I am using SharePoint Server 2010 and we do have Enterprise licenses.

But what feature AND WHERE must be turned on in order to show the Business Data Web Parts like in the image below. Something tells me some feature somewhere in CA must be turned on?

Business Data


You should enable the "SharePoint Server Enterprise Site Collection features" at the site collection level. You can find the "Site collection feature" management link on the Site Actions>Site Settings page under the section "Site Collection Administration".


When I had this problem it was sorted enabling the feature in the follwing post http://www.chakkaradeep.com/post/Fixing-the-missing-Business-Data-Web-Parts.aspx

  • Thanks, I rather not use PowerShell as I dont have access to the server, also scared of it! – Etienne Dec 5 '11 at 9:31

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