External REST data presented in a form of SP List or external column

2021-05-04T21:53:42.083+00:00

Result of creating REST data source

I have a REST API that sends me json array with simple structure as follows:
[
{
"id":15422,
"disciplineNameUkraninan":"Логістика",
"disciplineNameEnglish":"Logistics"
},

My goal is to integrate it into SP list, so it's columns can be later referenced in other lists, and in best case scenario - structure of generated list itself could be modified (for example some additional columns could be added).

I've tried looking into creating data source from REST API and successfully managed to do it, but now I don't really know how to use it's data in lists as column or create list from it.

Other thing I've tried to do is to created External Data Type, but the only options there are WCF, .NET assembly and SQL Server - neither of them works for me in my situation.

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  1. MichaelHan-MSFT 17,996 Reputation points
    2021-05-05T07:12:49.25+00:00

    Hi @Потапенко Едвард Сергійович ,

    You could try to import BDC Model in bcs to create external content types: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/manage-business-connectivity-service-applications

    And here is a third party tool BCS Meta man to build BDC Model file, hope it's helpfu to you.

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