A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013 - Book by Saifullah Shafiq

Sunday, July 20, 2014

SharePoint Business Connectivity Services - Part 4

Modifying External Content Type

You can modify external content type if you want to make changes. For example, in the above figure you may have noticed that you only see three records where the country is US. What if you want to show all records? You can remove the filter from the content type.


1. To remove filter, go back to SharePoint Designer and select External Content Types from the left navigation.

2. Click on the external content type name in the right pane.

3. Click Operations Design View button in the ribbon.

4. On the right side, in External Content Type Operations, select Read List operation.

5. Click Edit Operation button in the ribbon.

6. Click Next to go to the Filter Parameters.

7. Click Remove Filter Parameter button.

8. Click Finish.

9. Click Save button in the menu bar to save the changes. Your changes won’t take effect if you don't save them.

10. After updating the external content type, you have to add permissions again in the Central Administration as explained in the previous section.

11. Now view list again in the browser and you will see all records.


Figure 17: List shows all records
12. To apply filter on the records, move mouse over Country column name and click the arrow to open the menu.

Figure 18: Apply filter

Click on the US, the list will refresh and show only records for the US.