Business Data Catalog Application Definition Editor

Business Data Catalog is a feature of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 that allows integration of LOB applications with MOSS. For those who have worked or tried to work with BDC know that the most time consuming part is writing the application definition file. Application definition is done through an XML file that describes the metadata of entities to be retrieved from the LOB system.

Microsoft recently released a tool called Microsoft BDC Definition editor which facilitates creation of this file through a wizard. This  tool has been released as part of the MOSS SDK 1.2 release (Aug 2007). To download the tool and learn more about it, please read the following MSDN article:


3 Responses to Business Data Catalog Application Definition Editor

  1. sanjay says:

    thnx naveed bhai .. nice post .. i was really looking for such a tool .. even though i installed this SDK few dayz back for developing custom workflows but i didn’t know that this tool is also there 🙂 …
    looking for cool post in future… 🙂

  2. Qazi says:

    BDC Metaman is another tool for this purpose, its quite handy while consuming webservice & database directly.

  3. Dan says:

    Is it possible to count records in an SQL database table, and then display the numerical result in a webpart in Sharepoint 2007, using xml files, via the Business Data Catalog?



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