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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System Account not having permission to update external list via BCS

My SharePoint administrator granted permissions to services, sp app pool, sp farm adim, and secure store in BCS for me to use but was only able create/delete but not update. I use SharePoint designer ...
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BCS External list login failed error

I have created external list from external content type, external content created from Azure SQL Database, but when i open the list it gives me following error. Cannot connect to the LobSystem (...
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Creating External Content Type under BCS model by connecting to an Oracle Database

I want to create an External content type by connecting to an Oracle database using VS or SP designer,to show data in an external list? I am a bit new to BCS model so a little background will be ...
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SharePoint 2013 Result Sources - Combining BCS Content Source with SP Content Source - Only See SP Content Source

Scenario: Content Source 1 : Standard SharePoint Local Sites Content Source 2 : BCS Application Seek to create 1 Unified Search Result from a Common Result Source.. I have been trying to combine a ...
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Business Data Connectivity Service is not accessible

I am working on sharing service applications across farms ( SP2013 Publishing Farm, SP 2010 Consuming Farm). Services like Search, MMS and Secure Store are working perfectly fine after sharing. ...
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The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required.- BCS

We are trying to Consume OData in BCS using an App External Content Type. The OData service that we used is http://services.odata.org/V3/Northwind/Northwind.svc We followed this to create app ...
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Store 2,500,000 records SharePoint

I want to keep the records of registered user for course registration. There are maximum 100,000 users, 1 user can registered 25 courses. Which means the maximum records can be 2,500,000. One item ...
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BCS connecting to Oracle Database with BDC Model

Firstly I'm open to suggestions if people have better solutions or ideas. I want to create a Dashboard with CRUD operations from the Oracle data and planning on using SPD External Content Types. I'...
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REST API ItemCount on oData BCS List

I have a list generated from a BCS oData provider and I am attempting to get the number of items in the list so I can generate a $top on my request rather than bring back only the 100 item generic ...
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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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BCS: get notified when data is changed in sql server?

We were using a sharepoint 2019 list as logging list and we moved that to SQL server. Then using BCS we are only reading the data from SQL and displaying in sharepoint using External Content Type and ...
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SharePoint 2013 BCS and SQL Views

I have setup my SharePoint 2013 publishing site with BCS and Secure Store so that users can access multiple external lists within the site and if they have the correct permissions setup in Secure ...
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Importing Data from Excel to Sharepoint (External Data field)

I have a list containing external data columns. I have an excel file that has values for external data columns. I want to bulk update via Powershell. When I try to update the value from excel to ...
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What is BCS and what can it do for me?

I've been hearing a lot about it but even having Googled the subject I'm not sure what it is or what it can do for me. I believe BDC's could be considered a BCS component? What is BCS?
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403 Error connecting to ODATA via External Content Type with SharePoint

I have a tenant on SharePoint Online (the new 2013 version). In that tenant, I have a Project Online site collection. Project Online hosts a very nice OData endpoint at http://sampletenant....
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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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Custom BCS Connector Incremental crawl not working with AssociationNavigator

I created a custom BCS connector in SharePoint 2013. I need to use the changelog approach for incremental crawling. Since I am crawling the file system like data source I am using AssociationNavigator ...
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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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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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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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Catastrophic failure when crawling BCS data in SharePoint 2013

I am getting error in search crawl Logs when doing a full crawl on a Business Data Connectivity content source. The content source is set up to crawl a SQL BCS entity that has a stream accessor, ...
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Access Denied while setting Metadata Store Permission

Breaking my head with this issue for the past 2 days! Received Access Denied error in SPD so tried to set Meta Data permission and get the following error. I am one of the Admins for BSC service ...
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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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Getting Filtered results by Date column from a list with BCS and SharePoint 2010 JavaScript Client Object Model

I'm trying to get the filtered results by a column type DateTime from a list filled with BCS using JavaScript. I've tried everything to get those results with query like: "<Where>" + "<...
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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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External Content Types are not available. Contact your system administrator - BCS - User profile sync

I'm trying to setup a BCS connection from a SQL view -> user profile properties. I've created the external content type and got the right view. I also set the "set object permission", checked all ...
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How can I get external content crawled into SharePoint online index

I have SharePoint online and I want to add external content to the index. So far I have it set up that the external content is put into an external list using BCS. The content passes through a WCF ...
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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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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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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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SharePoint 2013 External Content type. Populate secondary fields

I am trying to migrate data to a document library that contains a external content type using the SharePoint 2013 client object model. The external content type is pulling from a sql server 2012 ...
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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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What are the BCS/External List Limitations for ECMA CSOM?

I cannot seem to find any documentation on this topic. Are there any limitations for what I can or cannot do with the JavaScript CSOM in SharePoint Server Standard 2010 External Lists as compared to ...
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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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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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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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How is Secure Store Service storing passwords under the hood?

When Business Connectivity Services need to access external data which requires per-user authentication, it uses Secure Store Service to store the user password in order to avoid asking for it again ...
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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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Sharepoint Online External Content Types WCF Service

I have this issue I can't find solution for a couple of days now as I am working on creating External Content Types for Sharepoint Online 2013 (trial period will expire in the next 5 days :( ). I ...
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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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Parameters not passed to BCS External List via REST API

I have two external lists connected via external content types which are connected to stored procedures in SQL Server. I believe I have them set up identically (though evidently not because one is not ...
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Authentication between SharePoint O365 and external OData web service

We are using SharePoint Online (O365) with ADFS. We are also building an on-premise OData web service to provide data into the cloud as an External Content Type. We understand generally how to use ...
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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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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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