Chart Plus: How to Obtain a Data Source Stored in Microsoft Business Connectivity Service (BCS)

Business
Connectivity Services (BCS) is a centralized infrastructure in SharePoint® that
supports integrated data solutions.The BCS brings external data into
SharePoint by creating an external
content type
. This means, of course, that the configuration data is stored in an external content type. External
content types are stored in the BCS. 

Question: Do we directly obtain the data source stored in
Microsoft Business Connectivity Services in Chart Plus? 

Answer: Yes.

In two simple steps, you can create
a chart from data stored in BCS.

In the example below, I”ll choose from two external
content types:

This
is the default settings of BCS.

Click the Book picker button. Select Application Name on List Applications Picker popup. Click OK .

You
will see two external contents types stored in the BCS in the Entity drop-down.

I will choose the Products option to create a chart.

And here is my Donut chart.

Good luck!

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