When you select Configure Entity, the configuration screen is displayed, The methods that you selected when creating the external content type, will be displayed in the Preview section of the configuration screens.
To modify or delete these methods or add additional methods, on the left, under Configuration, click Methods.
The methods screen, which displays:
- Method Settings
Creating additional methods is useful when you require a different view of the data from the external data source, such as, an additional view for an external list that you created from the external content type, as compared with the Business Data List Web Part that you placed on a SharePoint page. You can also use the Methods option to add filters and map Office Item types.
To create a new method, use the following steps:
- Click Add
- In the display name text box, type a name for your method, ensuring that you choose a name that is self-explanatory to the business user.
- Select the default method check box, when this will be the default finder method
- Choose the operation type.