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Questions tagged [bcs]

Microsoft Business Connectivity Services (BCS) (formerly named the Business Data Catalog) provides the capability to allow data sources outside of SharePoint to be surfaced and potentially modifiable in SharePoint's List user interface. Use this tag for questions or problems related to configuration or using BCS.

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SharePoint Designer BCS Prompts The Secure Store Credentials

I am trying to setup BCS Connection to a SQL Server Database Table and I have setup Secure Store Target Application. Now I am trying to Create External Content Type from SharePoint Designer where I ...
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Fail to Add New Folder for Folder Content Type That Has External Data (Business Data Connectivity Service) Column Configuration

Steps to produce the error as follows: Create External Content Type using Business Data Connectivity Service Create a new content type inherit from a parent content type: Folder. Next add external ...
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SharePoint 2019 Post Security Trimming results display gaps

I have implemented a SharePoint 2019 BCS Search Connector and Post Search Security Trimmer (ISecurityTrimmerPost); Everything works without issues. There is only one problem: If I do a search with ...
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SharePoint 2019 pass-through authentication to BCS .NET connectivity assembly

My ex-Boss contacted me because they need help with migrating an application which I developed in the past for SharePoint 2010. The application must run in SharePoint 2019. I wrote a WCF web service ...
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SharePoint External list is throwing error after adding trigger to the SQL table

With out trigger my external list is working fine. But once I added trigger on the SQL table, when I am saving item from new form, I can see the record added into the SQL table but not getting success ...
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SharePoint designer craziness

I am using SharePoint Designer 2013, when I try to add an external system in the external content type dialog, it adds the system, I can browse databases and routines. If I try to browse views then ...
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Unable to access data from external list by REST API

I'm trying to retrieve items from external list by REST API. The external list displays data from SQL Server view. Unfortunately I always get error saying that the list does not exist. This happens ...
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Pass parameters to external list on SP2019 Standard

I have an external list that is displaying data from a SQL Server view. Now, I want to add filtering. The problem is that I'm working on Standard version of Sharepoint, so no Enterprise webparts are ...
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InfoPath form not opening in browser while using BCS external content type

I am using external content type in InfoPath form in SharePoint 2016 and the form doesn't open in browser. How could it be solved?
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Creating external content type using wcf service for SP Online BCS using SP Designer 2013

I have created WCF Service and I am able to generate WSDL URL and Endpoints when I use SharePoint designer 2013 to Create external content type to connect to SharePoint online BCS It does not show any ...
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SharePoint training options

I'm looking for training in the SharePoint 2013/2016/2019 on-premises sphere with specific concentration on BCS solutions developed using JSOM and REST models. Does anyone have a recommendation they ...
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How we can read External SharePoint List data using Rest in SharePoint 2016/2019?

I have a SQL database, I have configured BCS service in my SharePoint, using SharePoint Designer. It's means Now i have External list. What I want, i want read and insert this external list data ...
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Microsoft Flow vs BCS/ECT to keep an Azure SQL table in sync with an SPO Modern List?

We worked with BCS (Business Connectivity Services) and ECT (External Content types) a while back and did not like it. Seemed like a lot of overhead maintaining the map. If the goal is to keep a ...
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Access denied when trying to get SPListCollection out of SpWeb in BCS connector

I have a BCS connector. In a constructor of its service class I want to access a SharePoint list. using (var site = new SPSite("My site URL") { using (var web = site.RootWeb) { var ...
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Is it possible to sort items from an external content type?

I have an external list/content type set up that reads data from a SQL database view. I only have access to the one view, I do not have access to any tables directly. This database has been around ...
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Using the REST API to view an External Column in a list (Not an External List)

I have done some research and it does seem possible to read an External List, but I am trying to read an External Column within a regular list. How can I use the REST API to view an External Column (...
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Copy BCS Field from a list to another list using powershell

My problem is when copying items from a list to another, i can see the BCS field in the Display form(the value of the BCS in the display form is correct) but not in the Edit form(the text box of the ...
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Update all BCS Field in SPSite using Powershell

When i delete an item in my external list, it's not deleted automatically from the list where i use the BCS Field. I have to click Refresh. I'm using this BCS in many lists. I'm looking for a ...
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Business Data Connectivity Model collection property

Is it possible to have a collection property in a BDC model? I added a property to my model class like this: public class MyModel { public IEnumerable<String> MyCollectionProperty { get; ...
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SP Online WCF External Content Types using SP Designer 2013

To create External Content Types in SharePoint Online, i have created a WCF service and hosted it in IIS and it is working fine as shown below. Now, I tried to create External Content types using ...
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Backup & Restore SP Site with External Content Type to Another Site - make error

My site includes External Content Type (BCS) on Dev site, with List which of that type - and when i restore it to Prod server, the connectivity of the list, stay as previous system..! any way to ...
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An error occurred while retrieving data from "". Administrators, see the server log for more information

In my list, i used an external data column. but i get this error when I try to retrieve the list of Investment manager. How i can fix that please?
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Managed property not showing in Display template

We have a BCS-model which gets data from a database outside of SharePoint. We make data from the BCS searchable by creating managed properties and then mapping them to the auto generated crawled ...
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BCS - Cannot open server requested by the login. The Login Failed

I am trying to create an external list from my Azure DB using BCS. I already setup the SQL, and I was able to connect to it through SSMS. But when I tried SPD to create external content type I am ...
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Unable to load one or more of the requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information

I am trying to create a new external content type using SharePoint Designer, whenever I am trying to add WCF connection I get an error message as "Unable to load one or more of the requested types. ...
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How to get data from SQL with Sharepoint and use them in VSTO

I'd like to get some data from my SQL database and use it in my visual studio project. But the problem is I can't use the port number in a connection string like I have to do it normally due to a ...
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configure the business data connectivity service

I'm getting ready to configure the business data connectivity service on central admin Question: Does it matter which existing application pool I choose to use? I don't have a testing environment, ...
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Business connectivity services return no data from web service

I am having trouble with Read List operation. The operation calls a method from my service which accepts one parameter, Title. If default value is set as null or none in operation settings, then no ...
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Record level permission in BCS

In my scenario users want to access in external database that have record level permission (per user) in another table. Is it any way to use record level permission in Business Connectivity Services ...
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2 ways Communication required from SAP to SharePoint

I need to to get the data from SAP to SharePoint, and on performing CRUD operations via Lists from SharePoint. The updated data should also get effected in SAP. Can anyone help me in knowing how I ...
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How to remove SPEnterpriseSearchMetadataCrawledProperty in SharePoint 2016

We have Business Data service in SharePoint 2016 Search Application. Recently I've been trying to remove crawled properties. I followed this blog. But I get an error in PS console as "Cannot ...
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Display a standard grid for a external list connected through BCS

Environment Sharepoint 2016. Visual Studio 2017. Sharepoint Add-In in a hosted environment. Requirements Display an external list connected through BCS in a standard grid view with possibility of ...
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Create external list in sharepoint Via API data

I want to create an external list in SharePoint via API data. My questions are as follows: 1- How to create external list in SharePoint via API data? 2- when user updates item in SharePoint, how ...
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Crawling data from external database

I need to crawl data from SQL Server Database. For this, I created an external list using Business Connectivity Services. However, I encountered a limit on the number of requested rows: my table ...
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Problem with limit of Items in External list

My Web part consumes a list that presents this error: The Database Connector limited the response. The database response contains more than '2000' rows. The maximum number of rows that can be read ...
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SharePoint 2013 Search Deletion Policies for BCS

Background We are in the middle of upgrading our SharePoint farm from 2010 to 2013, and I am running into some issues with search content. In 2010, we utilized FAST Search for SharePoint 2010, and I ...
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Combining BCS content source with people result source into everything tab in SharePoint 2013

I want to display the people result source along with other different results source including local SharePoint Results and some BCS connection content source in Everything tab. Please suggest if ...
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Business Connectivity Service on Sharepoint online-How to link with external data source?

We have a sharepoint online(O365) solution,now we are maintaining all our dept user data in a virtual db in our dept itself,i just want to know how to connect our sharepoint site to that data source ...
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Storing >10K rows in Sharepoint or in SQL server

I have a requirement from a client who want to store info about engineering diagrams(its location and the scanned copy(pdf)). They also want SharePoint users to be able to perform searches on the ...
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Alternative to BCS in SharePoint 2013

My requirements is to consume external data in SharePoint 2013. One of the option I know is SSIS, this is a lot of work. I wanted to know if you've achieved something similar using other methods. ...
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How to populate external data columns in a custom SharePoint 2010 list

Hello fellow SharePointer's. I am currently working on converting a custom solution to a more out of the box solution. I need to populate a SharePoint list with data from a SQL table which meets a ...
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BCS Incremental crawl running longer than full crawl in SharePoint 2016

We have configured BCS search in SharePoint 2016. Created External content type with Sharepoint Designer and created Content Source using with External content type.(Source in Documentum). While run ...
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unable to view sharepoint list created through BCS external list from designer

IM using BCS connecting to local DB from SharePoint site in designer creating external lists but i'm facing error as below : Cannot connect to the LobSystem (External System). Reason: 'A network-...
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SharePoint external list (sql) with multi lined text field

I have an external content type with one of the fields having huge text in it. (SQL type: varchar(MAX)). When I create the external list and open a new form, the field is a single line textbox and it ...
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Create External Content Type in SharePoint 2016

I would like to crawl (Search) a custom database/table using SharePoint 2016. I know this is possible and doable using SharePoint Designer. What I am wondering is since Microsoft has discontinued, ...
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Connect from external list from different site collections via OData in SP Online

I am using SharePoint Online and I have followed the steps of the tutorial: But the OData service url was the list of the second site collection. https://myTenant.sharepoint.com/sites/Site ...
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is it possible to use active directory and bcs both in user profile in sharepoint 2013

hi is it possible to use active directory and BCS both in user profile in sharepoint 2013 for example I want some information like name ,family ,job position ,email and internal number to be filled ...
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Error with Create Method on External Content Type

SharePoint 2013 I have an External Content Type (ECT) defined for a table in a SQL Server database. I also have the usual CRUD methods defined for the ECT. The table has over 50 fields, but there is ...
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BCS in Sharepoint Online

What are the features and limitations of BCS in Sharepoint online. Can we create an external content type using Stored procedure in Sharepoint online.
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BCS search issue in SharePoint 2016 - Error while crawling LOB contents

We have configured BCS search in SharePoint 2016. We have got "Error while crawling LOB contents" while crawling BCS content source in search service application. **Error** Error while crawling LOB ...
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