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External lists and attachments (MOSS 2010)

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Hi ,

The new external lists are great but quite limited in their uses. The relation data application I'm about to build will contain a lot of custom logic and will make use of a plain ol' database connection.

Some external database tables will be exposed in SharePoint as external lists and allow all CRUD operations. Some pages will however contain custom webparts to actually edit the data while it looks like as if it is normal SharePoint functionality.

One requirement of a few of those external lists are attachments. My tests indicated that attachments are not working on external lists (just like workflows and event handlers). Has anybody thought of a way to allow attachments on an external list? Will I need to handle this requirement in my custom logic?

Cheers and thank you in advance

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i'm not sure you need a custom web part to show external data in sharepoint.  Data View web part does that.

Data Form web part is similar, except it can also be configured to allow editing of the data.

regarding attachments, you can add attachment functionality to a web part using custom code.  here is an example:
http://www.pointsharepoint.com/2008/12/list-attachments-in-webpart-solution.html

you can likely use the DVWP for DFWP as a basis, and add attachment functionality.
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