Configuration connection properties for the External Content Type in BCS MetaMan

One of the important improvement in the new version of BCS Meta Man is ability to edit connection properties for the External Content Type. We will consider how you can change the LOB System properties of an External Content Type for different data sources and different LOB system models.

  • Prerequisites:
    • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional or higher
    • BCS Meta Man 2.7.0.0 or above
    • At least one External content type on the on the BCS Meta Man diagram
    • To edit the LOB system properties you should select “Configure External System Connection Settings” menu item in the “BCS MetaMan” menu

      Configure External System Connection Settings

  • If you use Database Model type connection properties dialog looks different for various data sources
    • for MS SQL you are able to edit Server name, Database name, Authentication mode, User name, Password and Secure Store ID

      MS SQL Database model type

    • for Oracle you are able to edit Server name,  Authentication mode, User name, Password, Secure Store ID

      Oracle Database model type

    • for ODBC connection you are able to edit Authentication mode, Secure Store ID

      ODBC Database model type

  • If you use WCF Model type you are able to edit Service endpoint address and Service Metadata address

    WCF model type

  • If you use .net Assembly Connector you are able to edit only Secure Store ID for any data sources because all other parameters can be changed in generated C# code.

    .net Assembly Connector

    We hope the description of new improvement will be useful for you. If you have any questions feel free to email them to support@lightningtools.com