Solved

Sharepoint column from mysql ODBC connector

Posted on 2010-11-10
5
692 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi,

We have a mysql database that contains columns of our customer IDs and customer names that we want to use these as a source for some dropdown selection boxes for list items in Sharepoint – Most likely through an ODBC connector

Ideally what we want to achieve is to have something like you can get using the following steps:
- Create a new site column
- Set it to ‘Choice (menu to choose from)’
- Enter choices in the Additional Column Settings for the items that should appear in the drop down list.

We want a column like above but without having to manually update the list of choices that appear in the drop down list.  This is what should be pulled from the mysql database – probably just refreshing its self once a day.

Is this possible by writing a feature to create the column, or through some third party add-ons?  Any help to point us in the direction of how to get this setup will be much appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:PhilMacavity
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:chapmanjw
ID: 34108787
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:PhilMacavity
ID: 34110557
Thanks,  it looks like it will be possible then from the URL provided.  Can you please provide more information as to how we would use the Business Data Catalog to acheive our end result?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:PhilMacavity
ID: 34111934
I have been looking into this further and it seems that the BDC connection is only available with MOSS Enterprise.  We are only running the standard version of MOSS 2007 so are there any other options for getting this working?
0
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
chapmanjw earned 500 total points
ID: 34112071
Unfortunately the Business Data Catalog is the only way I am aware of for integrating external data in the fashion you are looking to do.  
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:PhilMacavity
ID: 36098146
_
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

We had a requirement to extract data from a SharePoint 2010 Customer List into a CSV file and then place the CSV file into a directory on the network so that the file could be consumed by an AS400 system. I will share in Part 1 how to Extract the Da…
I thought I'd write this up for anyone who has a request to create an anonymous whistle-blower-type submission form created using SharePoint 2010 (this would probably work the same for 2013). It's not 100% fool-proof but it's as close as you can get…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question