A few weeks ago Brett Lonsdale has announced on his blog the new BDC Book (The Developers Guide to the Business Data Catalog) written by him and Nick Swan to “help people understand the Business Data Catalog and to be able to use the features of the BDC such as BDC Search, Business Data Column, Business Data Web Parts, and the BDC Object Model. The book also covers subjects like OBA.” As you probably know, the goal of the BDC (Business Data Catalog) is to provide a general way to access our several LOB (Line-of-Business) systems and integrate their data … Continue reading New BDC Book: SharePoint 2007 Developer’s Guide to Business Data Catalog
Sometimes (very often) we have to be faced with the user requirements of master-detail lists. If you want to implement a very basic one, it’s very simple: lookup fields can have very big strong. For example, you need to store company data with contact people: Well, how can you store these info pieces in SharePoint lists? – Of course, you’ll simply have two lists: first one for the companies, and the second one for the contact persons. In this second list you have to make a lookup column referring to the Companies list. In this column we’ll store the … Continue reading Customizing master-detail lists with SharePoint Designer
If you’re attending the European SharePoint Best Practices Conference at the beginning of April, don’t miss the SharePint on Wednesday, April 8 evening with other SharePointers. See you soon in London!