Everyone knows about the usage of Application Definition Designer, this is a Microsoft tool that comes with the SharePoint Server SDK. You can see the overview and the system requirements here. While installing this tool I have faced few problems, so I just wanted to keep the steps in my bolg.
Step 1: Download the tool and double click the “OfficeServerSDK.exe”, You will be getting this screen.
Step 2: Click Next 😦
Step 3: The Office SharePoint Server 2007 SDK has been successfully installed. Great!
Step 4: Navigate to SDK installation path\Tools\BDC Definition Editor\. The default installation path for the MOSS SDK is <%Program Files%>\2007 Office System Developer Resources\. For me this is the path..
C:\Program Files \2007 Office System Developer Resources\Tools\BDC Definition Editor
Step 5: In this directory, double click the setup.exe
Please Note: If you double click the BDCStudioSetup.msi file directly, Instead of clicking setup.exe then you will get this error. This happened to me when I installed! 🙂
Step 6: Click Accept and continue, this will configure the SQL client.
Step 7: Click Next and close! 🙂
Step 8: That’s all, you can run the “ApplicationDefinitionDesigner.exe” in the “All Programs”
Step 9: We are ready to create the ADF (Application Definition File) to configure the BDC (Business Data Catalog) now.