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SharePoint 2007: Developer’s Guide to Business Data Catalog by Brett Lonsdale, Nick Swan

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Chapter 11. Writing back to the line-of-business system

This chapter covers

  • Writing back to the BDC

  • Creating custom web parts for write back

  • Using InfoPath forms for write back

You may be a little confused at the title of this chapter, or possibly think that we’re off our rockers, because Microsoft markets the Business Data Catalog in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 Enterprise as “read only” and this chapter is all about writing back to the LOB system. The Business Data Catalog does support read/write, both in the object model and in the application definition file. It’s the web parts that don’t support write back or updates. There are mixed reviews about writing back to the LOB system, which may be why Microsoft didn’t allow the out-of-the-box ...

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