Manage models (Duet Enterprise)
Published: December 16, 2010
A BDC model is an XML file that contains sets of descriptions of one or more external content types, their related external systems, and information that is specific to the environment, such as authentication properties. The metadata in a model defines the fields of data in each external content type, the operations that are supported on the external system (to support tasks such as reading, writing, and querying the external system), and connectivity information.
The Business Data Connectivity service provides a set of operations that support importing and exporting models, setting permissions on them, and viewing the external content types that they contain. For example, you can export a BDC model to deploy it from a development environment to a production environment.
Duet Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP includes BDC models that you import during deployment. However, you might want to import or uninstall models for various reasons.
The articles in this section include:
Import BDC Models (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=205618)
This article describes how to import all of the BDC models, or single models. If you installed only some of the BDC models during Duet Enterprise deployment, you might want to add the remaining BDC models at a later date using these procedures.
Uninstall BDC Models (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=206755)
This article describes how to uninstall specific BDC models that Duet Enterprise uses if you want to remove them after deployment.