Configure Tree View Using BCS

Configure Tree View Using BCS

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BCS.jpgYou have a variety of options when configuring Tree View, one of which is using a Microsoft Business Connectivity Service (BCS) connection as your data source. Depending on your choices, you see different options. You have two other data sources from which to choose:

This article covers how to use Microsoft BCS as your data source. Each portion of the web part is described in detail below:

Item Column Name Description
1. Data Source = Microsoft Business Connectivity Services When you choose BCS as your data source, your options appear on screen as shown here. Details on each option are described in the table below.
2. Data Source Settings

Use the External Content picker icon Picker.jpg to the right of the Data Source Settings box to select non-SharePoint content in your environment. All available external content types appear for you to select.

If there are no external content types from which to pick, you will see an error message:
External Content Types are not available. Contact your system administrator.

3. Available columns All in your external list will show on the left side of the windowpane. Simply highlight the column(s) that you want to display on Tree View and use the > arrow to move them into the selection box.
4. First group by column This is your option to group items within your external content list by one of the columns. Grouping by a column sets up Tree View to display that grouping as a top level with items in that group as sub-items similar to Windows Explorer displays content in folders.04.jpg
5. Show Item in Ascending or Descending Order Select either radio button if you the data to be ordered A-Z or Z-A in the Tree View display.05.jpg
6. Then group by the column In the drop-down menu you will see a list of columns that by which you can group your data.06.jpg
7. Show Item in Ascending or Descending Order You may sort your items one way and the groupings a different way.07.jpg
8. Number of items per page This option is only enabled when you select a document or picture library. Tree View uses this number to display the number of items per page when a tree node is selected. 08.jpg
9. Automatically expand level Select this check box to automatically expand the tree nodes up to 3 levels when the web part renders on a page.09.jpg
10. Dynamic height This option allows the web part to expand in height based on the amount of data displayed in the left or right panes.10.jpg
11. Default Tree Panel Width in Pixels You can set a fixed width for the tree; if you check this box, fill in the number of pixels in the box on the right.11.jpg
12. Inherit Site Theme ** This option will inherit your existing SharePoint site theme. 12.jpg
13. Skins Optionally, you can select from a variety of skins available from the drop-down menu.13.jpg
14. Custom CSS This option allows you to customize the web part to match your branding.
15. Select a language Pick a language from the drop-down menu. More details about localization of Bamboo products can be found here.