Business objects for Siebel Business Applications

To send data or obtain data from Siebel Business Applications, the adapter uses business objects. A business object is a structure that consists of data, the action to be performed on the data, and additional instructions, if any, for processing the data. The data can represent either a business entity, such as an invoice or an employee record, or unstructured text.

How business objects are created

You create business objects by using the Adapter Connection wizard, which connects to the application, discovers data structures in the application, and generates business objects to represent them. It also generates other resources that are needed by the adapter.

The Siebel business objects are created with long names by default. To generate business objects with shorter names, select Generate business objects with shorter names on the Configure Objects screen of the Adapter Connection wizard. For more information, see Naming conventions for business objects representing Siebel business services.

Business object structure

The adapter supports business objects that are hierarchically structured. The top-level business object must have a one-to-one correspondence with the Siebel business component, and collections that occur in the top-level object are children of it. Information about the processed object is stored in the application-specific information for the object and each of its attributes.