There is no Business Data Connectivity Service associated with the current web context

In SharePoint Server,the BCS application service has been configured by following these steps, when I tried to create a new External Content Types using SharePoint designer.but unfortunately I got the following error:

There is no Business Data Connectivity Service associated with the current web context

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Cause:

This problem might occur because of

  • The BCS has not been configured.
  • The BCS has been configured but stopped.
  • BCS application service has been configured and started properly but it is not connected to the SharePoint Web Application.

Solution:

  • The BCS has not been configured.
    • you should follow the mentioned steps in this article to configure BCS.
  • The BCS has been configured but stopped.
    • Go to Central Administration > System Settings >Manage Services on Server > Check the BCS status if stopped try to start it.

Manage Services On Server

BCS stopped

  • BCS application service has been configured and started properly but it is not connected to the SharePoint Web Application.
    • Go to Central Administration > Application Management >Manage web Applications.

Application Management

  • Select the web application > from ribbon click on Service Connections > Ensure that BSC  has been checked.if not, check it.

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  • Go back to SharePoint designer that should now been worked properly.

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Enjoy 🙂

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