Implementing BCS connector based on enumerator methods

Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in SharePoint 2010 is all about accessing data external to SharePoint. BCS provides read/write access to external data from line-of-business (LOB) systems, Web services, databases, and other external systems within Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 applications. BCS enhances the SharePoint platform’s capabilities with out-of-box features, services and tools that streamline development…

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Set-ExecutionPolicy : Windows PowerShell updated your execution policy successfully, but the setting is overridden by a policy defined at a more specific scope!!!

You have reached to this blog post probably after hitting into the below issue on executing: Set-ExecutionPolicy “RemoteSigned”   Error thrown may be as follows: Set-ExecutionPolicy : Windows PowerShell updated your execution policy successfully, but the setting is overridden by a policy defined at a more specific scope. Due to the override, your shell will…

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How to increase relevancy of FAST search results for "Phrase" query

Fast Search for SharePoint 2010 indexes data fed to the system during crawl. on query these indexes are used to retrieve relevant results. However, when the indexed data is very high and “Phrase” search is used we may not get as relevant results as expected. For example, in indexed data few words like “ABC” are…

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Crawl fails with error "The item may be too large or corrupt. You may also verify that you have the latest version of this IFilter"

Our crawl failed for large files with crawl error : “The item may be too large or corrupt. You may also verify that you have the latest version of this IFilter”. In eventviewer of the crawl component observed error: “The search service stopped the filter daemon because it was consuming too many resources. A new…

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Resolving error "No snap-ins have been registered for windows powershell version 2"

After doing some update\configuration changes in SharePoint Farm, I was getting this issue when trying to open “SharePoint 2010 Management Shell”: Add-PSSnapin : No snap-ins have been registered for windows powershell version 2 This was resolved by changing the path of the powershell.exe used to initiate the management shell. In properties -> Shortcut -> Target,…

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Module (WebAnalyzer) at “server[FQDN]:13300” is not responding

We came across an interesting issue related to crawl in SharePoint\FAST farm. In one of the farm set-up with distributed nodes for both SharePoint and FAST, crawl was running very slow. It was taking almost 5 times the actual time  of completion. All services in SharePoint and FAST were running as expected and system resources were well…

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Case-insensitive sort order in FAST Search for SharePoint 2010

By default FAST search sort is based on ASCII sort order. Therefore, sorting will follow [0-9A-Za-z] as pattern i.e. Numeric values will be followed by capital letter followed by small letter words in ascending sort. In order to change the order to be case insensitive, we need to a change the fullsort profile. Index-profile contains…

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Crawl fails to index data and doesn’t show any update in crawl log

I observed this issue recently for a SharePoint\Fast Search for SharePoint 2010 farm set up. Crawl was going into a infinite state without any errors and updates. There were no indication in crawl log for any success or failures. It was all working fine and there was no change to system\farm setup. I tried verifying…

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Crawl of external data in SharePoint 2010 is going into hung state?

Recently we have encountered this issue where our crawl process was going into hung state. We have a SharePoint 2010\FAST farm and we have used BCS custom connector to crawl external data with large no of documents.We have used the metadata extraction for the documents. Our crawl process was going into hung state and was…

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