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

SharePoint 2013

Published: April 9, 2013

Summary: Link to how to manually extract an external content type to a BDCM file for the Business Connectivity Services (BCS) hybrid scenario.

Applies to:  SharePoint Server 2013 

note Note:

This documentation is preliminary and subject to change.

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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.

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The external content type that you configured in Create and configure the external content type for the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario must be manually extracted and saved as a file with a .bcdm extension. This is done by using Visual Studio 2012. The procedure for doing this is How to: Convert an App-Scoped External Content Type to Tenant-Scoped in the MSDN Library. After you complete the steps in How to: Convert an App-Scoped External Content Type to Tenant-Scoped procedure, return to Import the BDCM file into SharePoint Online BDC Metadata Store for the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario.

Important Important:

This is Step 9.1 in the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario deployment procedures.

To extract an external content type to a BDCM model

Important Important:

Link to Step 9.2 Import the BDCM file into SharePoint Online BDC Metadata Store for the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario of the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario deployment procedures.

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