Chapter 18. Creating External Content Types
In this chapter you'll use the SharePoint Designer to create external content types, which will provide external data as if it were a native SharePoint list. You will use the same SharePoint site for all projects in this part of the book. Create a new site named Part5 using the Blank Site template, as shown in Figure 18-1.
Figure 18.1. Creating a Part5 subsite.
Creating a Read-Only List
Open the Part5 site that you just created. From the Site Actions menu, click Edit Site in SharePoint Designer, which will launch the SharePoint Designer and open this site. From the Navigation menu, select External Content ...