Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Once the new BDC Service Application is created, you can manage it through Central Administration ➤
Application Management ➤ Service Applications ➤ Manage Service Applications ➤ Business Data Connectivity
Service. You’d follow the same steps to configure the default BDC Service Application. You can manage BDC services
using various settings, as Figure 4-3 shows.
Figure 4-3. Manage the BDC Service
Notice that these menu items are contextual, based on the BDC View chosen. There are three views available:
BDC Models, External Systems, and External Content Types, each showing or hiding various options. Let’s look at the
options each view presents.
BDC Models View
The following sections describe the settings available in the BDC model section when BDC Models view is selected.
Import, Export, and Delete
You can import a BDC model definition file or a resource definition file that contains information about connection
strings, authentication, and external content types related to the external system, as shown in Figure 4-4 . You can also
choose to Export a selected BDC Model or delete one or more existing models.
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