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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development Cookbook by Ed Musters

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Using Business Data Web Parts

There are several out-of-the-box Web Parts that can highly leverage your External Content Type definitions! You should definitely explore these Web Parts, because usually I see developers immediately creating a custom Web Part, which does the same thing simply because they were not aware of these features.

In this recipe, we will have one quick and powerful demonstration by using the Business Data List Web Part to create a Publishers Search in just a few clicks!

Getting ready

This recipe relies on having set up the Publishers External Content Type in the previous exercise.

How to do it...

In this recipe, we will use the Publishers External Content Type and an out-of-the-box Business Data Web Part in order to query the ...

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