.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Top 5 Contributors of the Month
david stephan
Gaurav Pal
Post New Web Links

Edit form List for External content type

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 22, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


I've made a list based on an extenal content type and create an InfoPath form just for viewing details on list items (read only)

My problem is that  the page(displayifs.aspx) displaying this form doesn't have a title (it's blank) and I don't know how to change it.



Sorin Sandu

View Complete Post

More Related Resource Links

Inserting a custom list form for a custom content type

Hello, When I try to insert a custom list form for a custom content type I created, nothing happens. Same thing is for the content type "message" & "discussion". I already cleaned up my profile (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/spdsupport/archive/2008/07/03/how-to-fix-custom-list-forms-will-not-insert-or-show-up-on-the-design-surface-of-sharepoint-designer.aspx) I use MOSS 2007 version and SP designer 2007 SP2 on Win7. Below you can see an example of the custom content type.     Columns Name Type Status Source Title Single line of text Required Item Segment Lookup Optional   Form Lookup Optional   Main Product Lookup Optional   Weight Number Optional   Price/Kg Currency Optional   Unit Price Currency Optional   Manufacturer Lookup Optional   Packaging Lookup Optional   PL Yes/No Optional   Label Lookup Optional   USP Lookup Optional   POSC Lookup Required   Place Lookup Hidden StoreCheckHeader Country Lookup Hidden StoreCheckHeader SC_Link Single line of text Hidden StoreCheckHeader

BCS Method Security / External Content Type Permissions / Custom List Security Provider / Security T


I have an external list setup with the usual CRUD methods.  The external SQL table is also being populated by another source.  I want to enable/disable deleting depending on whether the record was created from SharePoint.  I would also like the normal list permissions to work.  So if a user has permissions to delete on the list, they can only delete items created for SharePoint. 

Where should this logic be incorporated?  On the BCS Delete method, somewhere in the External Content Type or on the list instance?  Most examples I find relate to security trimming for search.  I'm only concerned about the delete method.

I'm sure there are multiple ways to accomplish this.  Which is the best?


Custom Action for specific External Content Type List


I have an External Content Type list instance feature in Visual Studio. Deploying the instance works fine. However, I can't create a custom action using RegistrationId="{$ListId:Lists/yourlistname;}" RegistrationType="List"

Even if I specify the list Id as follows RegistrationId="{8F595340-5D08-4287-8BF6-30D50989D2F4}" or RegistrationId="8F595340-5D08-4287-8BF6-30D50989D2F4" I get nothing.

However, RegistrationId="600" works fine, but for all External Content Type lists.

I added the custom action with SharePoint Designer and it works as expected. When I generate a site template and import it into Visual Studio, the custom action uses RegistrationId="{$ListId:Lists/yourlistname;}" RegistrationType="List"

Creating a new site based on the site template creates the custom action correctly. However, deploying just the custom action does not work (feature deploys, but no custom action appears). I also tried RegistrationId="0x0100D67E541CC4BB6A4A9D62D22657ECFF68" RegistrationType="ContentType" with no luck. The content type id was pulled from the list instance using the object model.

I have to tie the custom action to a specific list instance. Because the li

External Content Type - Read List Operation - "Cannot find a collection element of a supported type.


I'm trying to define External Content Type Operations for an External Content Type. I can add a Connection, Type "WCF Service" no problem. And I can define a "New Read Item Operation" using that connection.

But I can't define a "Read List Operation". I get the following error message, in the Return Parameter Configuration: "Cannot find a collection element of a supported type..." it goes on to say - see the help documentation for supported types. I can't find any help documentation on this.

I've tried returning different types in the provider web service but keep getting the same error. What are the supported types the web service can return?

The reading I've done suggests that you can connect to a non-MS web service using a connection type of "WCF Service". Is this correct? If it is what's the best soap format the web service provider should use - Doc/Literal?



cannot register custom edit form through a content type and deploy it as a feature


custom edit form through a content type and deploy it as a feature.. the RTM version of sharepoint 2010 does not register the custom forms. the elements.xml is pretty straight forward..

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/">
 <!-- Parent ContentType: Workflow Task (0x010801) -->
 <ContentType ID="0x010801007fc29cb23c2049c3985ccdb95fc8331f" Name="ReviewTask" Group="Content Types" Description="Review workflows task purpose" Inherits="TRUE" Version="0">
   <FieldRef ID="{2C2BE3C6-0EB6-4F53-B612-CF49A7EF4013}" Name="Review Status" />
   <FieldRef ID="{CE1D0566-DDC6-4AA3-80C2-6CEA892F105E}" Name="Review Date" />
   <FieldRef ID="{07CB9AA2-0102-4741-9F9A-AC4A7D62D769}" Name="Review Comments" />
   <XmlDocument NamespaceURI="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/v3/contenttype/forms/url">
    <FormUrls xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/v3/contenttype/forms/url">

Create View in an External List that Gets a Field from Another External Content Type via Foreign Key


I currently have two tables in a SQL Server 2k8 database: Locations and Customers

The fields in the Locations table are:

  • LocationName
  • StreetAddress
  • City
  • State
  • ZIP
  • CusotmerID (foreign key joined to Customers table)

The fields in the Customers table are:

  • ID (primary key)
  • CustomerName
  • CurrentBalance

Through SharePoint Designer, I have both tables set up as External Content Types of the same names as the tables and have created External Lists for each External Content Type. All CRUD operations are working perfectly. I added the proper Assocaiation and I've set CustomerName to be the Title of the Customers External Content Type. I can currently use a picker for CustomerID in the Locations List and CustomerName is displayed properly. Also, the default DispForm also correctly displays the CustomerName for any single Location record.

However, I would like to modify the default ReadList so the foreign key (CustomerID) will show the Title field of Customers (CustomerName). However, I am running into trouble finding out how to do this.

Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated!!


Error creating edit form for external list - Failed to find the default form for PAGETYPE PAGE_NEWFO


For the last few days we have been unable to create custom new/edit forms for External Lists in Sharepoint Designer.  When i try to create a form Sharepoint Designer show the message 'Could not save the list changes to the server'.  The corresponding message in the ULS log file is 'Failed to find the default form for PAGETYPE PAGE_NEWFORM'.  Does this mean i have somehow managed to break the form templates for External Lists?

I saw some other posts about the 'Could not save the list changes to the server' error and followed the suggested steps including removing all versions of the list and related content type, and recreatign htem but this didn't work.

How to create a custom content type with own custom view ,add, edit and delete form in sharepoint fo


How to create a custom content type with own custom view ,add, edit and delete form in sharepoint foundation server 2010 using visual studio 2010?

I donot want to use default form "form.aspx".

we can use my custom form in place of "form.aspx"?

Multiple Content Types in a single list - how to edit fields outside a content type

I have a single list and created two content types on the list in order to reduce the amount of visible fields a user sees when entering a form.  Once the form is filled out by one group with the limited data, an alert is sent to another team that adds to the list item using the larger set of fields defined by the second content type.  Unfortunately it seems that the edit burron remembers ihe initial content type that the entry was created with.  Is there another url to access the edit button for the same entry using the alternate content typr?

http 400 Error when performing item upload after setting custom edit form on content type



What I am trying to do is create custom edit forms for different content types within the same document library.....so basically I have done the following:

  • I have created two site content types and reconfigured my library to use CT's. 
  • I then connected to my site using SPD. 
  • When examining my library I can see that I have the two CT that I added earlier.  I then created a new editform for one the CTs using the top ribbon menu and in the drop down box associated it to the CT.  I did not select this as the default form for the library.
  • I then updated the library CT (not site CT) with the url to form in the editform properties.

When I create a document and edit the properties it works fine - totally as expected.  However when I upload a document the default EditForm for the library is used and I can select the CT to associate the document to.  When I choose the CT with the custom form the new edit form is not found and I get a page not found error - http 400.

The full url for this library is is http://XXXX/functions/ehs/CSI

So the URL I have used is /functions/ehs/CSI/Forms/EditForm2.aspx (EditForm2.aspx) is my form and this is fine.  I have even used CSI/Forms/EditForm2.aspx and this works...  BUT ne

How exactly does a SharePoint 2010 External Content type / list work?



I'm trying BCS on an SQL table which contains about 300,000 rows. Following is what I've observed:

1. A "SELECT * FROM <TABLE>" query fired on the SQL Table using SQL Management Studio returns all the result in 12 seconds
2. The same data when accessed by browsing the default view of external list (to which an External Content Type (ECT) built over the same SQL table in SharePOint Designer 2010 is attached) takes about 3:14 minutes

If I edit the ECT (using SharePoint Designer) and set limit as 100,000, it takes about 49 seconds to load, and further reduction in limit reduces the time to load.

My questions are:

1. What is it that causes so much delay in accessing the rows, as SQL delivers them in 12 seconds? Can anyone please help me understand the BCS / ECT architecture- how it accesses data, etc.
2. Can I implement paging in ECTs created using SharePoint Designer 2010?

Any help shall highly be appreciated. Thans in advance!


Workflow for External Content Type (Associated List) Gives Error


Hello Community.

Background: I have created an external content type, and then an external list from the content type.  Next I created a custom list with the same metadata fields as the external list.  All this works as it should with no issues.  Finally  created a simple 1 step workflow that is designed to update the external list with the data provided in the custom list. 

Problem: When I run the workflow I get the error below:

The workflow could not update the item in the external data source. Make sure the user has permissions to access the external data source and update items. Unknown error
 12/3/2010 8:39 AM Error  System Account

Has anyone seen this before and if so how did you resolve it?



Tom Molskow - SharePoint Architect - Linked-In - SharePoint Gypsy

InfoPath form as a content type for SharePoint List


 Hi All,

I have designed a InfoPath form and published that form as Site Content type and it is stored in to Shared Document library. I want to set this content type into sharepoint list. So when the user selects "New Item" then the InfoPath form should be opened and user can fill the data and it is stored in that list. And also i want to use SharePoint Object Model to break the permission of the InfoPath form.

Can you please help me?




How to add "date Range" filter in a list of External Content Type



  Does anybody can help to let me know how to add a filter in a list that is external content type ? I created a list has readlist & ReadItem in SPD, but I want this list get data by date range like last 2 weeks. how to set this on filter ?


James Liang

BCS Updater Method in External Content type


HI, I have a List (External Content type ) with CRUD methods written.for example. Employee with fields






If want to update only Remarks field and want to display the other fields.(other field should not be editable). How can i do it throught VS2010. If I made those fields readOnly and preupdaterField true. those fields not displays while editing. I want to show those fields but not to edit. any suggestions????

2)while displaying (ReadList )if I want to display only EmpName and EmpID.How can i do it?


or please try to give some links about all the properties for a Type Decriptor and how they are related with CRUD methods.



Issue with List Definition of same base content type and deployed via same feature


I am trying to deploy two custom list definitions using only one single feature.  Below are the details of my issue.

  • Two custom list definitions
  • Each custom list definition has its own custom content type
  • Each custom content type inherits from the base content type Picture (Type = 109)
  • The custom list definitions are grouped together under one single feature
  • The custom content types are grouped together under a seperate single feature

When I deploy my solution in this configuration, the second list definition gets the first custom content type applied to it and the list schema from the first list definition is also applied to the second list definition.

What makes this more interesting, when I seperate both of the list definitions under two seperate features it all works fine.  Custom content types and list schemas get applied correctly.

Can anyone tell me why I can not deploy both list definitions under one single feature?

If you need me to post any of the origional code or XML to this post please let me know.



Creating SharePoint Server 2010 External Content Type Associations with SharePoint Designer 2010

Learn how to use Business Connectivity Services (BCS) to create associations between external content types in SharePoint Designer 2010 without using code.
ASP.NetWindows Application  .NET Framework  C#  VB.Net  ADO.Net  
Sql Server  SharePoint  Silverlight  Others  All   

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend