I'm looking for a way to use an external datasource (WCF SOAP or REST) and include the results in a list. Using the External Content Type directly for a WCF service does not work, as I get a XML error (cannot create).

I can create an external datasource with Visual Studio (WCF soap webpart soap), which actually shows in Sharepoint (list with datasources). However, I see no way to link this to the list of External Content Types or direcly to a list in a webpart.

How do I accomplish this?


You'll need to configure the external content source, the simplest approach is to use SharePoint Designer and externa list, this blog post from the Lightening Tools guys will help: http://www.lightningtools.com/blog/archive/2010/01/05/spd-external-content-type-from-wcf.aspx

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