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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Master Data Services by Jeremy Kashel, Tim Kent, Martyn Bullerwell

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Creating an MDS SharePoint Web Part

In this example, we will examine how we can integrate MDS into SharePoint 2010. The theory applied here could be used to build applications that seamlessly integrate MDS into any software. The example will walk you through creating a SharePoint 2010 web part that will allow you to select a Model, a Version, and the Members within the Entities. This example is built using Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010.

Setup

For us to develop a SharePoint 2010 web part to retrieve data from MDS, we need to install two additional products, namely:

  • SharePoint 2010 Foundation or SharePoint Server 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional

Installing both SharePoint and Visual Studio are outside the scope of this book. ...

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