Installation 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 specifically about the product installation and activation 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 Layer2 Business Data List Connector for SharePoint (BDLC) adds external data to your SharePoint Lists in just minutes. Normally you specify the synchronization settings in the BDLC settings page, but what if you need to provision a whole bunch of connected lists to a new SharePoint site collection?

​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 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.

This short article will guide you through the installation of the Layer2 Business Data List Connector (BDLC) 2019 on a non-productive SharePoint Server 2019 environment.

​​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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