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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Paging and sorting with BCS

I going to use the new exciting External Content Type feature to display a list of data from an external LOB system. The list is potentially long, so paging with filtering at the LOB system side is ...
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How to automate entry of external column data in BCS?

I have a document library, Resumes, that has a large number of resumes in it. There is a regular column on that library, called EmployeeID, that is already populated. I have an external content type (...
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Deleted item still showing up in search results if only doing Incremental Crawls

I'm trying to set up a Sharepoint search service using a Content Source based on an external BCS data source. In the BDC model, I implemented the operations I needed, adding a SpecificFinder, an ...
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How to sync a SQL database with a SharePoint List?

I need to sync an already existing SQL Database to a SharePoint 2010 list. Two way sync would be great but one way sync is also alright. Any documentation in this regard would be of a great help. ...
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CAML and External List - pass parameter to ReadList (finder) method

I have a Finder method defined on an External Content type (created with Visual Studio). Whan That method receives a parameter. So the method is something like ReadList(string partnerName). I have ...
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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 External Content Type with 20,000+ items (O365)

We have a large database of 20,000+ items on a local database that we need to get into Sharepoint Online 2013 in O365 to use as metadata for various documents in multiple locations. New entries and ...
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Does all external SharePoint data have to flow through BCS?

I was asked the question why I need access to BCS Services and have been tasked with documenting "ways to access external data in SharePoint' I've read one article after the next regarding external ...
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“Access denied” while loading the BCS list from the database

I have tried to display data from SQL Server to a SharePoint page through BCS services using SharePoint 2010 designer. While loading I am getting this error: Access denied. You do not have ...
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Sharepoint Incremental Crawl and BCS

I have a BCS connector (partial BDC Model posted below) and I'm noticing some issues with Sharepoint crawls. My full crawl seems to work perfectly, but incremental is pulling back the same number of ...
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Date Only format with BCS

I have created an External Content Type through SharePoint Designer. One of the fields that I'm getting from my database is a DateTime column. In SharePoint, however, I want to format this as a Date ...
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Timestamp in Sharepoint external content type not matching value in SQL table

I have an external content type in SharePoint 2010 pulling data from a SQL 2008R2 DB using BCS. All the data comes back fine but the Time stamp column is off by 2 hours when I compare the values ...
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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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multiple value in external data column

We need to store multiple value from external source in the one column. Same multiple lookup. Is there any exiting way to do it? If no, i think about developing custom entity piecker, but it need ...
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Paging and sorting in sharepoint BCS

I saw this post about Paging and sorting and tried to do simiral thing in my project. But failed to do so. Everything works fine apart from instead of getting the value i get the parameter name. ...
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Why aren't my result types working with managed properties?

I'm having trouble getting Result Types working in SharePoint Search. I've defined a result source for one of my BDC datatypes, plus a result type that matches everything from that result source. ...
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Problems configuring External List on Sharepoint Foundation 2010

I have created a new database on MS SQL SERVER SHAREPOINT instace that contains two simple tables. Then I tried to link values defined in these tables by implementing External Content Types using ...
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BCS Managed Client Code Get all method instances

When using the class Microsoft.BusinessData.MetadataModel.Entity entity; does anyone know how to get all the External Content type operation method instances so i can dynamically pass the value to ...
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Workflow to read data from external list

I have just recently started working with external lists using BDC and was quite surprised to discover that I can’t really interact with the data in any way using SharePoint 2013 workflows (Even just ...
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BCS UserProfile Sync to Oracle not working after upgrade from Oracle 10 to Oracle 11

I am experiencing problems with a BDC connection to Oracle. I am using SharePoint 2013. The database I am connecting to is moved to a new Oracle 11 server. It was Oracle 10. I use this connection to ...
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Error with External Content Type List: “Unable to display this web part”

I have deployed an external content type to my local Sharepoint 2010 Server using a Visual Studio solution. The deployment appears to work. I can view the details of the content part in the central ...