Error : BCS service is not associated with web application

Problem:

I was trying to create external content type using SharePoint Designer and got error message after installation of beta 2 and can not create external content type using SPD.

 

Workaround:

1)   Start BCS service on server farm if it is stopped. [SharePoint Central Administration -> Services on Server]

2)   Now you will need to create BCS service for your web application.

[SharePoint Central Administration -> Application Management -> Manage Service Application -> Create New BCS Service.]

3)       Now check it through SharePoint Designer, It should work.

Hope this will help.

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  3. Nice Post, but it doesn’t work for me, i have configured mixed mode in my sharepoint site (classic and fba), when i create a new site whit classic mode it works (from SPD – External Content Type) some help will be appreciated.

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