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Deploy the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario as an external list

SharePoint 2013

Published: April 9, 2013

Summary: Find links to procedures to help you manually extract a Business Data Connectivity model, import the model into SharePoint Online, and manually create an external list to surface the on-premises data.

Applies to:  SharePoint Server 2013 

note Note:

This documentation is preliminary and subject to change.

Warning Warning:

To configure a hybrid SharePoint environment, you need a combination of expert skills and significant hands-on experience with SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Online, and related products and technologies. We recommend that you engage Microsoft Consulting Services to provide technical guidance and support during the design and deployment of your hybrid environment.

For more information about Microsoft Consulting Services, see Microsoft Services.

On-premises data can be integrated in to your SharePoint Online tenancy either through an external list or an app for SharePoint. The procedures in this section show you how to integrate the external data by using an external list. After you complete these procedures, you can go to Validate the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario.

Important Important:

This is Step 9.0 in the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario deployment procedures.

Procedures in this section

Link to procedure Description of procedure Where the procedure is performed

Extract an external content type to a BDCM file for the Business Connectivity Services hybrid Scenario

Manually extract the BDCM model to a file and prepare to import it into your SharePoint Online tenancy.

In your on-premises environment, by using Visual Studio 2012.

Import the BDCM file into SharePoint Online BDC Metadata Store for the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario

Import the BDCM model into the BDC Metadata Store of your SharePoint Online tenancy.

In the Metadata Store of your tenancy, by using SharePoint Online.

Create an external list for the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario

Create an external list and associate it with the external content type that you imported in Import the BDCM file into SharePoint Online BDC Metadata Store for the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario. After you finish this step, go to Validate the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario.

Important Important:

Link to Step 9.1 Extract an external content type to a BDCM file for the Business Connectivity Services hybrid Scenario of the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario deployment procedures.

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