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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Administrator's Companion by The Microsoft SharePoint Community Experts, Bill English

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How to Use Business Data Catalog Features

After an application is defined in the metadata, business data can be presented by using built-in business data Web Parts and incorporating business data columns in lists and libraries. You can then exploit the default behavior of Web Parts, lists, and libraries, such as defining an audience, targeting, filtering, and using Web-Part connections.

Business Data Web Parts

SharePoint Server 2007 ships with six generic Business Data Web Parts. These Web Parts can be used to display any entity from the BDC, without writing any code. After they are configured, they will automatically be named after the entity data they are displaying. The Web Parts that display data from the LOB systems query the metadata cached ...

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