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  • 1. SharePoint BDC John C. von Rosen Blue Sphere Solutions [email_address]
  • 2. Overview
    • What is the Business Data Catalog?
      • A catalog of business data
      • Access to LOB Data in SharePoint
      • Business Data Connector?
  • 3. Overview
    • Why use the Business Data Catalog?
      • Access / Authentication in central place
      • “ No Code” Solution
        • ?!?
      • Can integrate with SharePoint Search
      • Integration with other SharePoint functionality
  • 4. Overview
    • What can we access?
      • WebServices
        • SAP / Siebel
      • Databases
        • Oracle / SQL Server
  • 5. Overview
    • Only in MOSS 2007 Enterprise
    • Agenda
    • Create a BDC Application Definition File
    • Create a view for a Dashboard
  • 6. The BDC Application Definition
    • [Audience = Developers]
    • What is it?
      • XML that connects LOB Data to SharePoint
    • Contains
      • Connection information / Security
      • Entities (what exists)
      • Methods (how to access it)
      • Associations (relationships between entities)
      • Actions (external interaction [not today])
  • 7. The BDC Application Definition
    • Tip of the Day
    • Use the BDC Metadata XSD for Intellisense in VS 2005
    • C:Program FilesMicrosoft Office Servers12.0Bindcmetadata.xsd
    • Set the schemalocation in your XML
    • <LobSystem xmlns:xsi=&quot;http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance&quot;
    • xsi:schemaLocation=&quot;./BDCMetadata.xsd&quot; Type=&quot;Database&quot; …
  • 8. The BDC Application Definition
  • 9. The BDC Application Definition
  • 10. The BDC Application Definition
  • 11. The BDC Application Definition
    • In Action
  • 12. Importing an Application
    • [Audience: SharePoint Administrators]
    • SharePoint Central Administration
      • Import an Application Definition
      • Manage Permissions on
        • Application
        • Entities
      • Create Profile Page Template
      • - In Action -
  • 13. The BDC Application Definition - Associations -
    • Create a Destination Entity
      • Destination Entity will have an Input Parameter, which is an identifier from the Source Entity
  • 14. The BDC Application Definition - Associations -
    • Create a Destination Entity
      • Destination Entity will have an Input Parameter, which is an identifier from the Source Entity
  • 15. The BDC Application Definition - Associations -
    • Create a Destination Entity
      • Destination Entity will have an Input Parameter, which is an identifier from the Source Entity
  • 16. The BDC Application Definition - Associations -
    • Create the Association
  • 17. The BDC Application Definition - Associations -
    • Create the Association
  • 18. The BDC Application Definition - Associations -
    • In Action
  • 19. The Dashboard View
    • The “Digital Dashboard”
      • Who is the audience
        • The business users
      • What’s the difference
        • The quick overview
      • What is the point
        • To identify where to focus efforts
  • 20. The Dashboard View
    • Solutions
      • KPI WebPart?
        • Can’t be used for Business Data Lists
      • The Data View
        • A Business Data List is a Data View (kinda)
        • Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.BaseXsltDataWebPart
        • - In Action -
  • 21. Summary
    • Business Data Catalog
      • Live and Searchable access to corporate data within SharePoint
      • Can define associations and actions for entities
    • DataView
      • Ability to customize the view of the data
      • Mimic KPI WebParts
      • Anything XSL can support
  • 22. Links
    • MSDN entry on BDC
      • http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms563661.aspx
    • BDC Authentication
      • http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms566523.aspx
    • Terrific Walkthrough
      • http://blah.winsmarts.com/2007-4-SharePoint_2007__BDC_-_The_Business_Data_Catalog.aspx
    • SharePoint Product Comparison
      • http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/HA101978031033.aspx