Chapter 2. Understanding the application definition file

This chapter covers

  • Describing the application definition file

  • Working with application definition file tools

  • Solving common problems

  • Creating an application definition file

Our first chapter was an introduction into the business problems the Business Data Catalog is trying to solve, and how you can use your line-of-business (LOB) data within SharePoint. We briefly mentioned that, before you can use your LOB data within SharePoint, you need to create an XML application definition file that lets SharePoint know how to connect to your LOB system and get the data from it. This chapter will focus on that application definition file in detail. Although there are tools now available for creating the ...

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