BCS : create an external content type and SQL alias data type RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I'm designing a new project that has an SQL DB and external content types pointing to SQL's tables. For clarity and simplicity, I want to use alias data types as described in:


    Has anyone implemented external content type pointing to an alias data type? Are there any limitations or caveats?

    Thank you


    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 2:06 PM


  • I don't think it should be an issue if you are creating your ECT either (1) as a .NET Assembly in Visual Studio because it can handle complex data types, OR, if you create a WCF to consume your Data OR do a OData URI to your SQL Database, both of which can return JSON data and you can use that in your ECT.

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    • Marked as answer by XristosK Monday, December 2, 2013 8:56 AM
    Monday, December 2, 2013 3:29 AM