Creating a List from an External Content Type

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Creating a List from an External Content Type

Creating a List from an External Content Type

Once the External Content Type is defined the next step would be to create an External List that links to the data through the External Content Type. This can be done on any site in the Farm.

The following walk-through will show you how to create an external list named "Employees" that is linked to the External Content Type defined in the previous walk-through.

  1. Switch back the browser window with your site open.
  2. Create a new list named "Employees" using the External List template that is linked to the <<your name goes here>>-EmployeesECT External Content Type.
    1. Click the Settings menu link and choose the Add an app option.
    2. Select the External List template. Lists from External Content Types
    3. Type "Employees" in the Name field.
    4. Click the Select External Content Type icon in the Data source configuration area. Lists from External Content Types
    5. Choose the <<your name goes here>>-EmployeesECT that matches your name and click the OK button. Lists from External Content Types
    6. Click the Create button to finish creating the new external list.
  3. Click the new Employees link in the Quick Launch and verify it shows data from the Northwind database Employees table.
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