Represents the abstract, conceptual Business Data Connectivity (BDC) service.
Assembly: Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)
This type is used to track whether the service exists in a farm, and answers what services are installed and available in the farm.
The BdcServiceApplication is an instantiation of a to provide functionality to a Web application. The is conceptually a process that runs to back the BdcServiceApplication; if the is stopped, the BdcServiceApplication will not be responsive. Whether the is running on a particular computer determines whether that computer can do work to service Business Data Connectivity (BDC) service requests to the farm.