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Learning Search-driven Application Development with SharePoint 2013 by Johnny Tordgeman

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Building a BCS search connector

Before we begin writing our connector, we need something to connect to. First, extract the downloadable files for this chapter from the Packt Publishing website. You'll notice there is a file called VideoGamesDB.bak. This is a SQL database backup with video games console content that we will crawl to our SharePoint. Restore this database to a SQL server of your choice.

Now that we have content to crawl, let's move on and create the BCS connector.

Setting the operations

As this book is not a book about BCS, we've already created the basics for you. Open the VideoGamesConnector-Starter project from the downloadable content of the book in Visual Studio 2012. The BCS is partially done. What it's missing are a few key factors, ...

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