Can't find Business Data Web Parts? Check your permissions.

Just a quick note on an issue we encountered today. Users with the Contribute permission level can, as you'd expect, edit wiki pages in SharePoint 2013. As part of the editing process, users can add various web parts to the wiki page. Today we were temporarily stumped when a user with Contribute permissions wanted to add a Visio Web Access web part to a wiki page. It turns out that this web part, along with most business data web parts, is only available when the user has the Add and Customize Pages permission (found in the Design permission level).

With the Contribute permission level, the insert web part options looked like this:



















Whereas with the Design permission level, the insert web part options looked like this:
















Conclusion - if your users are struggling to add business data web parts to wiki pages, it might be a permissions issue.

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