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Microsoft® Access® 2010 Inside Out by Jeff Conrad and John Viescas

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Generating Entities

As you’ve seen from the previous example, BDC model definition files can be very complex. Thankfully, there are tools that allow you to point to a web service and then generate and export a BDC model definition. Once you’ve created a definition file for the first time, you can then share the definition file throughout an enterprise or even on public communities and forums. Other users can then use the definition file to connect to the specific web service.

One of the tools you can use to generate and export a BDC model definition file of a web service is SharePoint Designer 2010. You can download a free copy of SharePoint Designer 2010 from Microsoft’s website. If you need the 32-bit version of SharePoint Designer 2010, go to ...

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