Wednesday 8 June 2011

SharePoint 2010 - Setting the Title for your External Content Type (esp for Display of Friendly name in BCS Associations)

A simple tip for modifying External Content Types in SharePoint Designer 2010 - if you have an external content type (e.g. talking to SAP via Duet Enterprise) - and you want to control the Display name that is shown in the Pickers, you need to change the Title of your External Content Type. You can do this by clicking on the Field you want to use as the Display name, and then click the "Set as Title" Ribbon Button under the field group. See below:

I was half expecting a context menu on right click for this functionality - but the UI designer at Microsoft has chosen the ribbon option for this functionality (unlike some other areas of SharePoint Designer).


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