In this chapter, you will:
Create and manage external content types using SharePoint Designer
Create and modify data connections
Create and maintain data source operations
Export external content types
Business Connectivity Services (BCS) allows you to hook up external data with SharePoint and Office applications, enabling either professional developers or citizen developers in an organization to quickly develop composite solutions. To connect to the external system, the location of the external system, the protocol to use, and the credentials must be defined. Once connected, you need to define what operations on the data are allowed and the format of the data that will be returned. ...