Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Integration with Office Applications
You can integrate BCS with Office applications such as Outlook and Word. If you recall the Office client layer (refer back
to Figure 4-7 ), that’s what we’ll be using now. We will demonstrate a simple example using Office Word; if you’d like to
understand how BCS can be integrated with Outlook, refer to the following TechNet link:
Integration with Office Word
Launch your SharePoint site, and create a document library from Site Actions ➤ More Options ➤ Create. Once the
document library is created, open the library settings and click on Create Column. Enter the column name, and select
External Data as the type of information (Figure 4-37 ).
Figure 4-37. Creating an external data column
Under Additional Column Settings, select the external content type you created earlier in this chapter. Select all
fields or only those you want to use (Figure 4-38 ) and click OK.
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