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Can SharePoint be linked to an external data source?

Posted By :Isha     Posted Date :July 26, 2009    Points :10   Category :SharePoint 
SharePoint data can be opened with Access and Excel as an external data source. Thus, SharePoint can be referenced as an external data source. SharePoint itself cannot reference an external datasource.

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Can SharePoint be linked to an external data source?

  
SharePoint data can be opened with Access and Excel as an external data source. Thus, SharePoint can be referenced as an external data source. SharePoint itself cannot reference an external data source. (More...)

Can SharePoint be linked to an external data source?

  
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Which property on a Combo Box do you set with a column name, prior to setting the Data Source, to display data in the combo box?

  
ComboBox.DataValueField = "ColumnName"

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Can SharePoint be linked to a SQL database?

  
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Is it possible to have tables in the dataset that are not bound to any data source?

  
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What are the data types which are supported as Lookup column in SharePoint.

  
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What property must you set, and what method must you call in your code, in order to bind the data from some data source to the Repeater control?

  
Set the DataMember property to the name of the table to bind to. (If this property is not set, by default the first table in the dataset is used.)
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What is a content source in relation to SharePoint search? What's the minimum amount of content sources?

  

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Can SharePoint be linked to a SQL database?

  
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Explain Types of Data Source in .net?

  
DataSource: Allow data binding on Win Form Controls.
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can we connect two dataadapters to same data source using single connection at same time?

  
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