Chapter 5. Using the Business Data field type in lists and libraries

This chapter covers

  • Demonstrating the use of business data in lists and libraries

  • Creating custom list columns that display BDC data

  • Using data throughout Office via the Document Information panel

  • Customizing the Document Information panel with InfoPath

  • Building a custom field type that lists BDC entities

The Business Data field type is a type of field you can create, just like a Single Line of Text, Currency, or Date Time field type. Only it allows you to look up data from the LOB system and then store the data as metadata in a list item or document. We’re going to explore the out-of-the-box functionality of this field type, as well as look at improving it using InfoPath. We’ll then ...

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