Sharing Data with OData

There are many ways for you to work with external data. You can connect to external data sources by using the Add Data Source dialog, and for nonstandard data sources, you can create your own RIA service. OData (the Open Data protocol) provides you with yet another choice. A big advantage of using OData is that it allows you and other applications to access your LightSwitch data from outside of LightSwitch.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to

  • Connect to third-party data by using OData
  • Share your LightSwitch data with other applications
  • Update LightSwitch data from outside of LightSwitch

This chapter extends ...

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