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 ...