Configure Business Data Connectivity Service Application in SharePoint 2013

In this article you will see how to configure a Business Data Connectivity Service Application in SharePoint 2013.

  • Verify that you have one of the following administrative credentials:

  1. Member of the farm administrator group

  2. Member of the farm administrator group on the server running the SharePoint Central Administration.

  • Open Central Administration.

  • Click on Manage service applications which is available in the Application Management section.

Figure 2-1 Application Management section in SharePoint 2013

  • In the ribbon interface click on the Service Applications tab, click on the drop down arrow in the New button which is available in the Create group.

Figure 2-2 New button in ribbon interface to create new service application

  • Click on Business Data Connectivity Service.

  • Enter the Service Application Name as Business Connectivity Service, Database Server and Database Name as shown in Figure 2-3.

  • Select "Create new application pool" and enter BCSAppPool in the Application pool Name as shown in Figure 2-3.


Figure 2-3 Specify the settings for the new Business Data Connectivity Service Application

  • Select the managed account from the Configurable drop down as shown in Figure 2-3.

  • Click on Ok.

  • A Business Data Connectivity Service Application is created successfully as shown in Figure 2-4.


Figure 2-4 New Business Data Connectivity Service Application created successfully


Thus in this article you have seen how to create a Business Data Connectivity Service Application in SharePoint 2013 through Central Administration.

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