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BCS Meta Man for Sharepoint Business Connectivity Services

BCS Meta Man – a connectivity tool for simple drag and drop Sharepoint Business Connectivity Services

 

Check Build External Content Types for Oracle, ODBC, WCF, Salesforce, Dynamics CRM, OData and Microsoft SQL without code.

Using BCS Meta Man for Sharepoint Business Connectivity Services, you can generate External Content Types for SharePoint 2010 or 2013 without writing any code. Simply drag and drop the Tables, Views and Stored Procedures onto the design surface and set some properties.

Check Take Advantage of BCS

Don’t be fooled by 3rd party custom lists that can connect to multiple data sources. Sharepoint Business Connectivity Services provides so much more including Business Data Columns, Search, User Profile Import, Business Data Web Parts, Office Integration, and External Lists.

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Using the BCS Meta Man connectivity tool for simple drag and drop Sharepoint Business Connectivity Services

 

Video: Connect to External Data Sources and generate the External Content Type.

Within this twelve minute video, we connect to OData and Microsoft SQL, build two Entities and set the Finder, Specific Finder, Creator, Updater and Deleter methods. Limit Filter, and custom actions can also be set within the tool.

BCS Meta Man for SharePoint

Connect to Oracle, Salesforce, Dynamics and more without Code

Supporting multiple data sources with BCS Meta Man for Sharepoint Business Connectivity Services enables you to connect to Microsoft SQL Server, Salesforce, Dynamics CRM, Oracle, OData, Informix, MySQL, DB2, DBase and more ODBC data sources without having to write any code.  For example, simply select your data source, set your authentication options, drag the tables you wish to connect to configure your external content type. Generating the complete bdc model file takes just minutes from start to finish. Writing a bdc model file by hand will take an experienced developer at least a day and usually longer for the inexperienced.

 

Create External Content Type

Build methods on each External Content Type

Once you have chosen your external data source, drag the table to the design surface and begin to configure your external content type. Select your Finder, Specific Finder, ID Enumerator, Creator, Updater and Deleter methods, simply click generate, and you’re done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create AssociationBuild Associations using Drag and Drop

Associations enable you to show your external data using Business Data Lists and Business Data Related List web parts. Your data relationships can also be shown in profile pages and also BDC item picker dialog boxes.

For instance, simply drag the association between the two external content types.

In addition, create filters, methods and custom actions in just a few clicks.

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Connect to SQL without code Check Check Cross Connect to Oracle without code Check Cross Cross Connect to ODBC Data Sources without Code Check Cross Cross Connect to Dynamics CRM Online without Code Check Cross Cross Connect to Salesforce Data Sources without Code Check Cross Cross Connect to WCF Service without Code Check Check Cross Generate . Build Associations Using Drag/Drop Check Cross Cross Build Filters without code Check Check Cross Build Associated ECTs in one model Check Cross Cross Build Custom Actions without code Check Check Cross
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