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Posts Tagged ‘BCS’

SharePoint 2013 – Farm and App level ECTs in BCS

SharePoint 2013 introduces the concept of App level External Content Type(ECT) which allows model representing external entities to be packaged along with app in single unit so later it can be accessed by app to understand and integrate external data without outer dependencies. External Content Types(ECTs) and External List – BCS(Business Connectivity Services) is an […]

Consuming OData sources in SharePoint 2013 App step by step

SharePoint 2013  has an out-of-box supports for connecting to OData sources using BCS. You no longer are required to write .Net assembly connector to talk to external OData sources. 1. Open Visual Studio 2012 and create a new SharePoint 2013 App project. This project template is available after installing office developer tools for Visual Studio […]

Business Connectivity Services: AttachmentAccessor Associations Using Windows Communication Foundation from Line of Business Systems

I’m working on a project where a client has a couple of Line of Business (LOB) systems that need to be connected to SharePoint 2010.We’re using Business Connectivity Services (BCS) to integrate them with SharePoint.For extensibility and maintainability reasons, we’re using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) to connect to the LOB systems, which usually involve some […]

Business Connectivity Services: FAST Indexing With Null Values in Arrays from BCS Entities

Recently, I was working with Jeff Monette [] at a client, setting up some Business Connectivity Services (BCS) connectors in SharePoint 2010 to index them with a FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 install.The connectors were set up correctly, and accessing data from external Line of Business (LOB) systems was not a problem.What turned out to […]