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Creating Business Data Connectivity Service and External Content Type using SharePoint Designer 2010
by Mohamed Sithik 19 Feb 2013
SharePoint Developer, SharePoint Frontier
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This article shows how to create a Business Data Connectivity using external Content type through SharePoint Designer. Business Data Connectivity can be used to integrate with SQL database and SharePoint in your working scenario to manage data’s using SQL Server.

Step 1:

Open SQL Server and create a database named “Employee”. Then create a table named “EmpInfo” and create a column as show in a figure below


Step 2:

Go to Central Administration and click Manage Service application


Step 3:

Click the New button from menu, list of services will be listed. Then click the Business Data Connectivity services and configure them.


Step 4:

After connecting the Business Data Connectivity services. Open SharePoint Designer and click Central Administration


Step 5:

Click the External Content Types from the left menu


Step 6:

Click New External Content Types from the file menu


Step 7:

Click here to discover external data sources and define operations for connecting the external data source shown below


Step 8:

Add Connection button to connect the SQL Server


Step 9:

Choose the Data Source Type as SQL Server


Step 10:

Configure SQL Server as below and click ok


Step 11:

Now the SQL Server is connected and you will get the Employee Database connection Source


Step 12:

Click Table name Emp -> Tables ->EmpInfo then right click the EmpInfo and click the Create All operations


Step 13:

Then All operation will popped up. Click Next button


Step 14:

Parameter Configuration popped up and click Finish Button


Step 15:

Click Create Lists & Form Icon from Ribbon


Step 16:

Then Conformation Will be popped up and give “Yes” to save the changes


Step 17:

Enter List Name as Employee information and click ok button


Step 18:

Go to Central Administration

Click Site Actions->View All Site Content and EmployeeInformation will be listed there.


Step 19:

Click the New button from the menu


Step 20:

Add New item and Save it




Step 21:

Open SQL Server ->Choose the Database “Employee” and Check the “Emplnfo” table using Query analyser. Your data will be saved.


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