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Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010: Business Connectivity Services by Brett Lonsdale Penelope Coventry and Phill Duffy

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Appendix A. BCS Model Infrastructure

In this appendix, you will:

  • Review the hierarchy of Business Connectivity Services metadata objects

  • Understand commonly used metadata objects and the relationships among them

In this appendix, you will look at a Business Data Connectivity (BDC) model file to understand its structure. Not all of the features available with Microsoft Business Connectivity Services (BCS) are able to be used by Microsoft Visual Studio or SharePoint Designer. Those familiar with creating the application definition file (ADF) for SharePoint 2007 will be aware that the ADF was created manually, which meant its creators were required to know its structure inside out. Thankfully, we seldom need to delve into this file now, but it is useful ...

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