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How to create External List using SharePoint Designer 2010

Posted by Vijai Anand Articles | SharePoint December 12, 2010
In this article we will be seeing how to create an external list using SharePoint Designer 2010.
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In this article we will be seeing how to create an external list using SharePoint Designer 2010.

Steps Involved:

Open the SharePoint Designer 2010.

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Click on Open Site.

Enter the URL of your SharePoint site.

Click OK.

Your SharePoint site will be opened in the Designer.

In the Navigation, click on Lists and Libraries.

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In the ribbon, click on External List.

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External Content Types Picker wizard will pop up.

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Select the external content type and click OK (You can check the following link for creating the external content type).

Create External List wizard will pop up.

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Enter the Name and Description for the list.

Go to the SharePoint Site.

External List is created successfully.

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Click on External List, you can see the items displayed.

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