General Faq of the Layer2 Business Data List connector

The Layer2 Business Data List Connector can close many gaps that still exist with SharePoint on-premises standard external data integration. Find answers to frequently asked questions about general product questions below, or browse FAQs by topic. To learn more about detailed connectivity options for 100+ systems and apps take a look at the Use Case Finder.

The FAQs and version history below are about the Layer2 Business Data List Connector for SharePoint (BDLC) product. For any questions please use the FAQ Web Form or contact [email protected] directly.

The SharePoint Business Data List Connector is used to directly connect a SharePoint List (no Web Part) with external LOB data, e.g. from SQL databases, ERP or CRM systems.

The SharePoint Business Data List Connector can be used to directly connect a native SharePoint List (no Web Part) with external LOB data, e.g. from SQL databases, ERP or CRM systems. The data can be updated very flexible, automatically and on-demand.

​While there is generally no need for programming to make use of the Layer2 Business Data List Connector (BDLC) features to integrate external data with SharePoint, there is also an API available.

The Layer2 Business Data List Connector for SharePoint (BDLC) can connect and sync native SharePoint lists directly with almost any external data source in just minutes codeless using the web browser. But what's the difference compared to out-of-the-box SharePoint external lists (BCS)?

The Layer2 Business Data List Connector for SharePoint can be used to connect almost any external data source to a native SharePoint list, e.g. contacts, tasks, events, or custom items. It can make use of the SharePoint Secure Store to store all security relevant information safely.

The Layer2 Business Data List Connector for SharePoint solves many issues that still exist with SharePoint out-of-the-box external data integration. It makes it as easy as possible to connect native SharePoint lists to almost any external data source, codeless and bi-directional. All native SharePoint list features are available for the connected list.

The Layer2 Business Data List Connector for SharePoint can solve many issues that still exist with SharePoint external data integration. It makes it as easy as possible to connect native SharePoint lists to 100+ external data sources, codeless and bi-directional. All native SharePoint list features are available for the connected lists, including search, change notifications and workflows. Please read more about why we made it.

​​Planning to migrate your SharePoint 2010 / 2013 to the next version? Learn here how to keep all your BDLC connections and continue synchronizing your external data sources into your new SharePoint environment.

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