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Microsoft SharePoint 2013: Developer Reference by Paolo Pialorsi

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Chapter 14. Business Connectivity Services

Business Connectivity Services (BCS) is a fundamental service application of Microsoft SharePoint 2013. It provides capabilities to read and write data from external systems, such as line-of-business (LOB) applications, web services, databases, and any other external sources that offer a suitable connector. This chapter introduces the architecture of the service and examines some useful case studies.

Overview of BCS

BCS allows accessing external data by using a CRUDQ (create, read, update, delete, and query) approach. It is a service application that ships natively with any edition of SharePoint 2013, including SharePoint Foundation 2013. The edition of SharePoint you install, however, will determine the ...

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