Yoni Goldberg

SharePoint Expert, Human Workflow specialist. WWW.GOLDBERGYONI.COM

Posts Tagged ‘DataBase

What is the best way to connect to custom database using BCS?

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There are times when you want to connect from SharePoint to some custom database (DB2, Oracle, Siebel, TeraData, your BPM suite, and so on.) using Business Connectivity Services (BCS), unfortunately out-of-the-box only SQL server is supported, in order to connect to other vendors some effort is required and few techniques (Creating web service, .Net connectivity assembly or crafting the BCS xml model file manually) can be employed. Each different technique carry some limitations and strengths, following is a comparison table which may ease your decision.

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Written by Yoni Goldberg

December 28, 2011 at 7:56 pm