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External list future RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are on the path to migrate to SharePoint 2016. As of now our business dictates that we will stay on prim for foreseeable  future. We might end up with some hybrid model.  

    My question is about the external list. What is the life span of it as designer is going away. Should we keep using it for new projects in 2016 ?. 

    Thank you

    @R


    @R

    Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:32 PM

Answers

  • Hi @R,

    Now, we can continue use SharePoint Designer 2013 to create External content type for SharePoint 2016. So far, I have to say it’s the best way to create and manage external list before the SharePoint Designer 2013 deprecated.

    Best regards,

    Grace Wang


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    Monday, December 9, 2019 9:41 AM
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All replies

  • Hi @R,

    There is no official documentation mentioned the future about external list. In SharePoint 2016, Business data connectivity service still on the work, and we can use external list in the on-premise.

    Best regards,

    Grace Wang


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    Friday, December 6, 2019 6:25 AM
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  • Hello Grace, 

    As there are no designer releases in the future. What is the best way to create and manage external lists on SP2016. 

    Thank you

    @R


    @R

    Friday, December 6, 2019 4:48 PM
  • Hi @R,

    Now, we can continue use SharePoint Designer 2013 to create External content type for SharePoint 2016. So far, I have to say it’s the best way to create and manage external list before the SharePoint Designer 2013 deprecated.

    Best regards,

    Grace Wang


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    SharePoint Server 2019 has been released, you can click here to download it.
    Click here to learn new features. Visit the dedicated forum to share, explore and talk to experts about SharePoint Server 2019.

    Monday, December 9, 2019 9:41 AM
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