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SharePoint 2007 Developer's Guide to Business Data Catalog

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ISBN-10: 1933988819

ISBN-13: 9781933988818

Edition: 2010

Authors: Brett Lonsdale, Nick Swan

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List price: $68.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Manning Publications Co. LLC
Publication date: 10/8/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144

Brett Lonsdale is a founder of Lightning Tools (, a UK-based SharePoint consultancy specializing in BDC. Brett is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and an experienced trainer for MindSharp in the US and Combined Knowledge in the UK.

NIck Swan is a founder of Lightning Tools (, a UK-based SharePoint consultancy specializing in BDC. Nick is a SharePoint MVP and an experienced trainer for MindSharp in the US and Combined Knowledge in the UK.

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Introducing the Business Data Catalog
Life before the Business Data Catalog
Data View Web Part
Custom web part
Third-party components
What's the Business Data Catalog?
Business Data Web Parts
Business Data column
Business Data Search
User profile import
Custom solutions
BDC architecture
Data sources and how we connect to them
Oracle and SQL
Web services
Other data sources
Application definition file
Understanding the application definition file
Introducing the application definition file
LOBSystem section
LOBSystemInstances section
Filter descriptors
Business Data Catalog actions
Creating an application definition file
Integrated Windows Authentication
Configuring Single Sign-On
Exercise: employing RevertToSelf authentication
Out-of-the-box BDC Web Parts
The purpose of the out-of-the-box web parts
Business Data List Web Part
Business Data Item Web Part
Business Data Filter Web Part
Other out-of-the-box BDC Web Parts
Using SharePoint Designer with the Business Data List Web Part
Number formatting
Conditional formatting
Modifying the columns using Microsoft SharePoint Designer
Sorting, grouping, and filtering
The View footer
Tweaking the XSL
Exercise: joining two web parts
Using the Business Data field type in lists and libraries
The Business Data field type
Using the Business Data field type
The ShowInPicker property
The Business Data column with a view
Customizing the Document Information panel with InfoPath 2007
Creating a SharePoint custom field type
Configuring BDC search
Configuring the ADF to allow searching
Setting up crawling
Building a custom Search Results page
Exploring the search web parts
Search Box Web Part
Search Summary Web Part
Search Action Links Web Part
Search Best Bets Web Part
Search Statistics Web Part
Search Paging Web Part
Search High Confidence Results Web Part
Search Core Results Web Part
Modifying the core Search Results page
The Search API
Security trimming the search results
Moss user profiles
Exploring SharePoint user profiles
Identifying colleagues
Searching user profiles
Audience targeting
Configuring user profiles
Audience targeted web parts
The ApplicationRegistry namespace
Understanding the ApplicationRegistry namespace
Creating a WCF web service to expose BDC data
Using the BDC API with a WF workflow
Types of workflow supported by SharePoint
Creating a custom BDC Web Part
Building a basic custom web part
Adding the functional code
The Ajax-style refresh interval
Creating a code access security file
Integrating the Business Data Catalog with Microsoft Office
An introduction to Office Business Applications (OBA)
Overcoming an everyday problem with OBA
Collaboration of applications
Where does the Business Data Catalog fit in?
Writing back to the line-of-business system
An introduction to writing back to the BDC
Creating custom web parts to update LOB data
Wiring up the web parts
Configuring the web parts with BDC Meta Man
Using InfoPath 2007 to write back to the LOB system
Connecting to SAP with the BDC
Connecting to Oracle with BDC
Connecting to data sources with web services