Business Data Connectivity Service - BDC metadata not found - Event 3021 (Duet Enterprise)

Duet 1.0

Applies to: Duet Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP

Topic Last Modified: 2012-04-26

Alert Name:   Business Data Connectivity Service - BDC metadata not found

Event ID:   3021

The Duet Enterprise SharePoint Add-on and Duet Enterprise SAP Add-ons utilize the Microsoft Business Connectivity Services to enable communication between SharePoint Server 2010 and the SAP environment. The BDC model that is associated with the SAP workflow contains metadata that the SAP workflow requires to connect to SharePoint solutions. The SAP workflow cannot find a metadata element in the associated BDC model that it requires to run.

The following symptoms might appear:

  • A new SAP workflow task type cannot be configured.

    Configuring a new SAP workflow registers a new site to display related tasks, reports, and data.

  • This event appears in the event log:

    Event ID: 3021 Description: Business Data Connectivity Service metadata element(s) specified in task parent endpoint could not be found.

The metadata in the BDC model that is required by an SAP workflow was not found in the BDC Metadata Store.

This procedure is supported with BDC models that are provided with Duet Enterprise only. Do not use this procedure to import a custom BDC model. For more information, see Manage BDC models (SharePoint Server 2010) (
  • Follow the procedure for importing the BDC models that are provided for all of the solutions that are provided with Duet Enterprise. For more information, see Import models ( For more information about importing a BDC model, see Manage BDC models (SharePoint Server 2010) ( For information about how to use Windows PowerShell to import a BDC model, see Import-SPBusinessDataCatalogModel (

  • To create a Workflow site and then specify the SAP Workflow task type for your Workflow site, follow the procedure in Create a Workflow site (