Files Connect could previously access only standard fields from external data sources. But in Summer ‘15, you can add any custom fields and display them in unique search layouts.
|User Permissions Needed|
|To create an external object and provide access to its fields:||“Customize Application”|
Give Users Access to Custom Fields
- From Setup, click or .
- Click a permission set or profile in which you enabled Files Connect.
- In the Apps section, click Object Settings.
- Click the name of the external object.
- Click Edit, and enable Read permissions for all fields you want to reveal in Salesforce.
- Click Save.
Choose the Layout for Global Search Results
By default, Files Connect external objects use the standard search results layout for Chatter and the Files tab. If you want to display customized search layouts for these objects, complete the quick steps below.
- From Setup, click .
- Select .