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Create an external list for the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario

SharePoint 2013
 

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2013-12-18

Summary: How to create an external list in SharePoint Online for the Business Connectivity Services (BCS) hybrid scenario.

NoteNote:
This documentation is preliminary and subject to change.
WarningWarning:
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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ImportantImportant:
This is Step 9.3 in the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario deployment procedures.


To create an external list for the BCS hybrid scenario
  1. Open the site that you prepared in Prepare the SharePoint Online environment for the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario by using an account that has site owner permissions and is a federated account.

  2. On the Quick Launch, click Site Contents, and then click add an app.

  3. Click External List, and then provide a name for the list.

  4. Click the Select External Content Type link next to the External Content Type box.

  5. Select the external content type that you created in Import the BDCM file into SharePoint Online BDC Metadata Store for the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario, click OK, and then click Create.

  6. Open the external list and confirm that your external data is displayed.


ImportantImportant:
Link to Step 11 Validate the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario of the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario deployment procedures.

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