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MSDN Articles on configuring SharePoint search for External Content Types (BCS)

We’ve been doing some work for multiple clients using FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 and indexing content surfaced using SharePoint’s Business Connectivity Services (BCS) and External Content Types (ECTs).

I recently was looking for how to do incremental searches on External data and found these 2 MSDN articles that are extremely detailed and informative on the subject.

They Cover:

  • Configuring BCS ECTs for Search
  • Customizing Search Results
  • Using Associatiosn for Master/Detail Relationships
  • BDC Model XML
  • Modifying ECTs to support Incremental crawls ( 2 different methods with pros and conts

I highly recommend reading them:

Links

Configuring SharePoint Server 2010 Search for External Content Types (Part 1 of 2)

Configuring SharePoint Server 2010 Search for External Content Types (Part 2 of 2)

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