In this chapter, you will:
Create and use external lists
Use external data in lists and libraries
Use external data actions
In Chapter 4, you learned how to create and maintain external content types (ECTs). Once an ECT is created, you can then create solutions with that ECT using the browser or Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010. You can also create custom Web Parts or Windows Forms applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 that can access the data defined in the Business Data Connectivity (BDC) metadata store, which is where ECTs are stored.
No matter which version of SharePoint 2010 you have installed, the preferred method of displaying data from external data ...