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June 23, 2009 / red1s

Quick Tip – Setting the Title Column on a BDC list


When working with a BDC list you usually need to specify a Title column also known as the action column.

This is the column from where you’re able to edit data from a Data enabled list:

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This can be done by altering the ADF file When working with the ADF fields

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<Properties>

<Property Name=”DefaultAction” Type=”System.String”>View Profile</Property>

<Property Name=”Title” Type=”System.String”>Description</Property>

</Properties>

<Identifiers>

You’ll notice that within my Entities XML section I have a Properties element

This is where I am able to add and specify Properties for the list one of them being the title column

You’ll notice I have two properties –

The first one is a Default Action Type which is self explanatory

The second one being a Title which is specific to the column being to the column being identified for this list as the column to which the actions menu will be attached

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Obviously the specified title column can only be based upon any column within the result list that you have.

I’ve noticed sometimes when working with the ADF files , if you update them sometimes (or most of the time) you will need to delete and read the list / ( MOSS 2007 BDC External list )

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