Access Denied by Business Data Connectivity SharePoint 2016

access denied by business data connectivity sharepoint 2016

In this post, we’re gonna fix the “Access Denied by Business Data Connectivity” issue that you may face when creating a new external content type in SharePoint 2016 and 2013.

Access Denied by Business Data Connectivity

I have created an External Content Type and External List using SharePoint Designer that has been created successfully. But when I browsed the new created external list I got the below error:

Access Denied by Business Data Connectivity

Access Denied by Business Data Connectivity

Business Data Connectivity Permission Issue

This issue usually occurs if the current user does not have sufficient permission to access the related External Content-type of this External List.

Required Permissions for Business Data Connectivity

  • Open Central Administration > Below Application Management > Click on Manage Service Applications.
Manage service applications in SHarePoint
  • Again, click on “Business Data Connectivity Service“.
  • Click on [Your External Content Type] > Set Permissions.
Permissions for Business Data Connectivity
  • Configure your entity permission by providing the BCS user administrator full permission (Edit, Execute, Selectable in Clients, and set permission).
  • After providing sufficient permission, try again to open the External List, it should now hold the data from the external data source properly.


In conclusion, we have provided sufficient permission for the specified user in BCS to avoid Access Denied by Business Data Connectivity issue.

Applies To
  • SharePoint 2016.
  • SharePoint 2013.
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