BCS Meta Man for Visual Studio - Business Connectivity Services Tool by Lightning Tools

BCS Meta Man for Visual Studio - Business Connectivity Services Tool by Lightning Tools

 
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BCS Meta Man for Visual Studio - Business Connectivity Services Tool by Lightning Tools

BCS Meta Man Visual Studio Edition generates the code required to connect to many different data sources for Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010. If you are using SharePoint 2013 or Office 365, please check out BCS Meta Man Windows Edition

Business Connectivity Services for Visual Studio provides developers the opportunity to build reliable and fast connections to their external data sources. BCS Meta Man for Visual Studio is a Visual Studio 2010 add-in that provides generated External Content Types as .NET Assemblies or BDC Model files in just a few minutes. BCS Meta Man for Visual Studio supports:

  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle Databases
  • ODBC Databases
  • WCF Services
  • Classic Web Services

BCS Meta Man for Visual Studio allows for a more intuitive interface than SharePoint Designer offering hundreds of external data sources to connect to without code.

Lightning Tools also provides a SharePoint Chart web part than can be used in conjunction with External Data from BCS.

 

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4.7  (3)
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4.0

BCS meta man

It's a great tool which can save a lot of time.

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Pros
User friendly.
Saves lot of time.
Can use adf file generated in sharepoint 2007.
Cons
Didn't find any way to use associated entity.
When I try to use asssociated entity, it gives error of can not upload this entity.
Version Reviewed
1.0
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5.0

BCS Meta Man - SharePoint 2010

A must for any SharePoint Developer or Administrator using the Business Data Connectivity service in Microsoft Share Point 2010. Can it be done using SharePoint Designer 2010 -- Yes, but it could also be done using Notepad. It saves hours of time on each project. Thanks for supporting the SharePoint Community.

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Pros
1) Easy to install and usse
2) Provides connection to multiple data sources
3) Drag and Drop Fields onto workspace
4) Auto generate xml files for SharePoint 2010
Cons
I have not found one yet, but I will revisit this review and add it if I find one
Version Reviewed
SharePoint 2010
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5.0

BCS Meta Man Provides Quick Business Intelligence

Our goal was to expose external data sources that are not residing on our SharePoint 2010 server. With the creation of a secure store ID we are able to generate external data list within 5 minutes. We are exposing SQL Business Intelligence, help desk workflow out of TrackIT by Numera, and other KPIs.

The true power of BCS Meta Man is the ability to massage the .NET code that is auto-generated by the tool within seconds as our team is not comprised of full-time .NET programmers.

Great Job Lightning Tools!

The INHP Technology Team.

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Pros
Product does what it is intended to do.
Lightning Tools support staff know their product.
Friendly staff that care about service and customer.
Cons
None
Version Reviewed
Version 3.0.0.1
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