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Siebel EAI Adapters and Connectors

Siebel EAI provides adapters and connectors to help create integrations between Siebel applications and external applications.

  • Siebel EAI adapter provides the low-level interface mechanism to allow one application to talk to another.
  • Siebel EAI connectors provide low-level connectivity to other back-office applications, such as SAP

Siebel EAI Adapters An adapter is a Siebel EAI component that provides the low-level interface mechanism to allow one application to talk to another. In Siebel EAI, there are three kinds of adapters: the EAI Siebel Adapter, the EAI UI Data Access Adapter, and the Transport Adapters.


  • The EAI Siebel Adapter is specifically designed to interact with the Siebel business object layer. It is a business service in Siebel applications that can take as input an XML document or a property set that conforms to an integration object definition in the Siebel system. EAI Siebel Adapter can then query, insert or update, delete, or synchronize data with the Siebel business object layer.
  • The EAI UI Data Adapter business service allows custom-built Web applications access to business components and business objects. This adapter publishes strongly-typed APIs to allow data centric object manager operations, such as insert, delete, update, query and execute. The EAI UI Data Adapter allows both queries by example and predefined queries.
  • Transport adapters are business services within Siebel EAI that are designed to communicate with other protocols and technologies outside of Siebel applications to transport data from the Siebel system to another system. The HTTP transport in Siebel EAI allows Siebel applications to communicate over the HTTP protocol. The MQSeries adapter allows Siebel applications to communicate with the IBM MQSeries messaging system. The MSMQ adapter allows Siebel applications to communicate with the Microsoft MQ messaging system.


Siebel EAI Connectors Siebel EAI connectors provide low-level connectivity to other back-office applications, such as SAP, but also include the business processes used for connecting to the external application. For example, Siebel Connector for SAP R/3 provides connectivity using BAPI and IDOC transport adapters, as well as predefined business processes. Using the connectors, you can exchange customer, order, and product information between Siebel applications and SAP.

Third-Party Connectors Your organization may have a need to integrate multiple applications, such as Siebel applications, SAP, Oracle, I2, and so on, with one another. If so, you might need an EAI solution from one of the EAI vendors. These vendors work closely with Siebel Systems to develop adapters to Siebel applications using Siebel EAI. Siebel Systems has a validation program to make sure that these adapters work according to Siebel Systems standards.

6 comments on “Siebel EAI Adapters and Connectors”

  1. Nitin Jain Reply

    Nice article. However, I am sure I would like to see more details. Something like, how to use each one of the above?!!

    Cheers,
    Nitin

  2. Mahendra Reply

    Dear,

    This site is very informative. I would like to suggest one thing. Whenever a new article is posted, If you can specify to which version of siebel that particular article / post applies to; then it would be really helpful.

    E.g. You have mentioned Business Service ‘EAI UI Data Adapter ‘ in this article; however i did not found in tools under Business Service object using Siebel 7.7.

  3. Sukumar Reply

    Ashish

    You have really explained topics well. I think if you can give real world example (brief) to where and how one can utilize explained topic..this would be of great help to readers

  4. Ashish Kumar Ashish Kumar Reply

    Thanks Sukumar,
    We will surely take ur advice in next article.
    Happy Reading.
    Ashish

  5. hongchaoli Reply

    it is great , maybe there are fout artrls for this object,but i noly find this one,how can i read the other article

  6. Ashish Kr. Bameta Ashish Kr. Bameta Reply

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