SP 2010: Customizing the forms for External Lists (BCS) in SharePoint 2010 by using Custom Field Controls and jQuery

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction As many of you know, customizing a form for a SharePoint list isn’t very tricky to do – but when it comes to modifying the forms for an External List it becomes a bit more of a challenge. In this article I will walk you through how the BCS (Business Connectivity Services) model can enable you to modify the New- and Editforms by creating and utilizing your own Custom Field Controls and I will also talk about how you can change the behavior and rendering of your…

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SharePoint BDC Part 1: Getting Started with the Business Data Catalog

Author: Tobias Zimmergren URL: http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com Introduction In this article I will guide you through the very basics of getting started with Business Data Catalog, BDC: Install the AdventureWorks 2008 Sample Databases 1. We will use this database as our example for retrieving data using the BDC. I will step you through the simple process of creating your ADF (Application Definition File) 1. We will use this file as our import connection I will guide you through how we can import this ADF file and create our BDC Application Lastly, I will guide you…

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