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Connecting to a third-party CRM and searching/displaying data

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  1. Phil
    Phil avatar
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    05 Dec 2011
    07 Mar 2012
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    Hi all,

    I'm wondering how to go about connecting to our companies CRM solution through sitefinity, creating a search page to search for data (basic text, plus images and the like) out of that CRM and then post the results, with a paginated results page, back into sitefinity.

    Is there anything out-of-the-box that can handle this kind of request, or do we have to essentially create custom asp.net user controls to handle the search and the results, and if so, what would be the best approach to go about this?

    I suppose my question is: can we plug an external data provider directly into sitefinity and create the search/response pages for the data in that db (irrespective of what the data is) using the sitefinity admin interface without needing to hand code custom controls?

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