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in this exercise, the solution you created earlier using .net code and deployed to sharepoint is deployed globally
and will add the BDC model to the BDC service application. this means any Web application in the farm can
access this eCt, from which you can create an external list. you will see this eCt under sharepoint Designer as a
.net type. We will see how to create an external list from it.
Creating an ECT Using SharePoint Designer and a .NET Type
As mentioned earlier, you can also access and use the ECT you created from the .NET assembly. Launch SharePoint
Designer, and use the Open Site option to open your SharePoint site. From the Site Objects window, click External
Content Types. In the External Content Types window, you’ll see the list of available ECTs, including the one you
created earlier, as shown in Figure 4-32 .
Figure 4-32. External Content Types in SharePoint Designer
Click on Entity1 to load the Entity1 external content type. From the Lists & Forms section on the ribbon, click the
Create Lists & Form button as shown in Figure 4-33 . Also, note the operations available with the ECT in the External
Content Type Operations section.
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