Monday, March 18, 2013

SharePoint Designer 2013: Business Data Connectivity Metadata Store is Currently Unavailable

When using SharePoint Designer 2013 to create External Content Types, you may find yourself getting a message similiar to the following:



The Business Data Connectivity Metadata Store is currently unavailable.


First make sure that you have the Business Data Connectivity Service Application created in Central Admin:

 
 

Next, check the Services on Server and make sure the Business Data Connectivity Service is started:

Chances are the service has not been started. Once the service is started, you should be able to create external content types in SharePoint Designer 2013.

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