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You 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:
|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 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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|7.||Show Item in Ascending or Descending Order||You may sort your items one way and the groupings a different way.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|12.||Inherit Site Theme **||This option will inherit your existing SharePoint site theme.|
|13.||Skins||Optionally, you can select from a variety of skins available from the drop-down menu.|
|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.