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  • Hi All,

    When I'm creating new connection in User Profile Connection and select the Business Data Connectivity in connection settings and select external content type picker  it is giving me "External content types are not available".

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 8:36 AM

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  • I assume you first created an External Content Type ?

    "Business Data Connectivity Service " service application needs to be available

    This service application should at least contain one External Content type definition

    Just asking.

    Kind regards,

    Eric


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    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 3:40 PM
  • Hi Eric,

    We already created external content types in SharePoint desginer and they are successfully published there. Even when we are trying to create a ne list with using that ECT it is working and we are getting results from them. But  when we are creating new user profile connection and select Business Data Connectivity getting above mentioned errors. We are unable to found published ECT in ECT picker.

    Thanks

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 4:40 AM
  • Hi,

    Please take a look at this thread Cannot add a BDC connection to the User Profile Service Application


    Dmitry

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    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 6:18 AM
  • Hi Dmitry,

    Thanks for your reply. I'm able to create new BCS connection as per articles which is mentioned in the your reply. But still can't find external content types in BDC service connection's ECT picker.

    Thanks

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 6:31 AM
  • How does your bdc model look like? I mean what operations, identifiers does it have?

    Dmitry

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    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 7:10 AM
  • Hi Dimitry,

    We have created  read list and read items in BDC model and they are successfully able to get the results in external lists. But unable to come under user profile connection while using BDC service.

    Thanks

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 7:59 AM
  • How did you create it (SPD, Visual Studio, etc)? What is data type of an identifier?

    Dmitry

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    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:02 AM
  • Hi Dmitry,

    Is there any way we can find , coz we can't install  ligtning tools in our production.

    Thanks

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:22 AM
  • Sorry, I don't understand what you mean. I asked you about how you created ECT (SPD, Visual Studio, etc). What is data type of an identifier in your ECT?

    Dmitry

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    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:57 AM
  • It was created by SPD.

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:59 AM
  • What is data type of an identifier in your ECT?

    Dmitry

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    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:02 AM
  • ITem type is (Generic List)

    Identifiers Login (String)

    Thanks

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:22 AM
  • Does your Read List operation have the RootFinder property? Please take a look at this article about how to check it RootFinder Property – BCS Search

    Dmitry

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    • Marked as answer by Entan Ming Monday, December 24, 2012 2:27 AM
    Monday, December 17, 2012 11:02 AM