How to Create New Target Application ID in Secure Store Service for BCS in SharePoint 2016?

When you want to consume external data in SharePoint, such as data from your other business applications, you can use Business Connectivity Services (BCS) together with Secure Store Service. The external data source that you can connect to is called a Secure Store Target Application. BCS makes it possible for you to…

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Fix “Unable to render the data. If the problem persists, contact your web server administrator.” Issue in SharePoint BCS

Problem: Tried created an external list SharePoint 2016 using business data connectivity services, configured secure store target application and created external list in SharePoint. All went good, however the external list displayed this error message with a correlation ID. Unable to render the data. If the problem persists, contact your web server…

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How to Create External Lists from SQL Server using BCS in SharePoint 2016?

Business Data Connectivity Services enables SharePoint 2013/2016 and Office 2013/2016 clients to interact with data that doesn’t live in SharePoint.  BCS allows you to integrate external data into SharePoint, External list provides a familiar list like user experience. Let’s see how to create an External List in SharePoint that grabs the data…

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Create Business Data Connectivity Service (BCS) Application in SharePoint 2016

The Business Data Connectivity (BDC or BCS) service application in SharePoint 2016 enables us to connect and manipulate with external line of business data sources such as SQL Server, web services, WCF Service, SOAP, REST Service Connection, XML file connection, oAuth and other proprietary data sources that are accessed by custom .NET…

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Create BDC (BCS) Service Application in SharePoint 2013/2016 using PowerShell

Business Data Connectivity Services service application provides centralized infrastructure to connect and manipulate with external line of business data sources through external list concept. Here is the PowerShell script to create Business Data Connectivity Service Application in SharePoint 2016. PowerShell script to create BDC Service Application in SharePoint 2013 / 2016: This…

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25 Limitations of External Lists in SharePoint

We can’t compare external lists with standard lists where data is stored inside SharePoint. Since the data is stored outside SharePoint, there are many Limitations in External Lists. Many of the Ribbon features will not be available for external Lists. Datasheet view is not available Export to Excel option is not available…

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