Insert on List with External Data Field Possible?

Aug 5, 2011 at 10:25 PM
Edited Aug 5, 2011 at 10:32 PM

I can read custom lists containing fields of type External Data from SharePoint 2010 without any problems.  Is it possible to insert a new item into such a list via the component populating the External Data field in the process?  I can create the new item but, it seems that no matter what I put in the External Data field, it ends up blank.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks! -Robert

PS - I know I can do this with a second hidden list and an event handler but, that get so darn painful.  I was hoping to find a way to do it inside the component.

Aug 8, 2011 at 5:34 PM

I would say, not. If it is not working, then it is most likely not supported.  If you or some developer person can get the adapter to work in that scenario, I would be more than happy to add the updated code to make it work as needed.