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Connect an external list to Outlook for a Business Connectivity Services on-premises solution in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013
 

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Foundation 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2013-12-18

Summary: Create a connection between an external list and Outlook in a Business Connectivity Services (BCS) on-premises scenario deployment in SharePoint 2013.

The external list contains customer data mapped to Outlook contacts for which you enabled Offline Sync for External List, so you can connect the list with Outlook 2013. Once connected, you can view, edit, and print the data using the familiar Outlook user interface. This article mirrors the procedures in Connect an external list to Outlook on Office.com. Refer to that article for more information on connecting an external list to Outlook.


ImportantImportant:
This is Step 11 in the Business Connectivity Services On-Premises scenario deployment procedures.
Synchronize the external list with Outlook
  1. Open the SharePoint 2013 site that contains the external list. In the ribbon, on the List tab, in the Connect & Export group, click Connect to Outlook.

  2. In the Microsoft Office Customization Installer dialog box, click Install.The installation should take a minute or two.

  3. Once the installation is complete, click Close.


ImportantImportant:
Link to Step 12 Verify offline access and synchronization of external data in Outlook for a Business Connectivity Services on-premises solution in SharePoint 2013 of the Business Connectivity Services On-Premises scenario deployment procedures.

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