SharePoint External Data Column

Within this tutorial, we discover the SharePoint Business Connectivity Services (BCS) External Data Column as a tool to lookup external data for storage as meta data within a SharePoint Document Library. This saves on data inconsistency as meta data and provides better searching, filtering and views. We build an External Data column within this video and also use the custom columns within a Microsoft Word document to allow document contributors to writeback meta data during the document creation phase.

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