The Business Data Catalog allows you to create a seamless experience for your users by making information that previously required a custom solution now accessible through Web Parts, Search, and SharePoint lists. In summary:
The first step in setting up the BDC is building the application definition file. This can either be done by a developer or by using a third-party tool.
After the application definition file is created, it’s imported and configured by a SharePoint administrator in the SSP.
BDC data can be displayed using the Business Data Web Parts. These Web Parts can then be connected to pass filter values to other Web Parts on the page.
No one wants to maintain two copies of information, and this can be avoided by using the business ...