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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Windows PowerShell 2.0: Expert Cookbook by Yaroslav Pentsarskyy

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Creating instances of external lists with PowerShell

We've got the BCS model imported into our SharePoint 2010 environment as demonstrated in the Importing a custom BCS model to SharePoint recipe. However, the BCS model can only be used when users interact with the business data the model connects to. One of the most common containers of the business data is a SharePoint external list.

In this recipe, we'll see how you can automatically provision and configure an external list to connect to the BCS system, as well as how you can configure some of the parameters of the data retrieval from the BCS system.

The scenario described in this recipe will help you to provision consistently configured instances of SharePoint external lists when new external ...

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