After long time I am writing a blog…
This time related to Siebel Admin
Earlier I used to work with Siebel 7.8 and now 8.1..
So quite a different experience..
In Siebel 8.1, I had successfully initilized my dbf from tool and was able to login into Siebel Tools.
But suprisingly, using same dbf I was not able to login to my mobile client and it was throwing the error,
“user id /password not correct..”
This is a nice tip I ran across. All the Siebel Developers use Siebel Tools and Siebel Web Client extensively. And, each one of us run over a hundred queries daily. However, when querying for some data, for eg. a Business Service Name in Tools, Siebel generally demands we enter the correct case. To streamline the process and improve productivity, I continuously keep making minor modifications in my environment settings.
I will discuss a practical example, and the corresponding Inputs as a usage example for the “FINS Data Transfer Utilities”. If you have not already done so, I would suggest going through the previous posts for a better understanding:
Siebel – Fetch Active view properties
Siebel – Fetch Active view properties – II
We discussed about fetching the values from the active view in my post yesterday.
However, I also felt that it was a very crude way of doing it. We can only get the information we need, by writing a small script for it. Moreover, the information was very limited.
Working on a typical requirement recently, I came across a need to fetch the properties from the user’s active view. This was an attempt to recognize the user, and the details about the Siebel view/screen he was in.
On research we can see that there are a number of Application level methods which we have at our disposal.
Somebody recently asked me if there is a way that we can force the user to Logoff from the current session, under some specific conditions. My simple research in Siebel Tools and around it brought up the following alternatives.
Vanilla Business Service Methods:
1) BS Name = LS Medical Product Issue Service
Method = Logoff
Siebel is well integrated with Actuate Reports, used for reporting and Business Intelligence (BI) perspectives.
Today’s post has been contributed by Tapan Chitkara, a regular visitor to GeeksBlogging@dotCOM. Tapan has deep expertise in Siebel Actuate Reports.
By default, when a report is generated and viewed in the Siebel web client, or selected from Reports Server > My Reports view, the report will be presented in Dynamic HTML (DHTML) format in the web browser. When the user clicks on the Save button , a window will popup prompting to download the report to PDF or Excel. If you select PDF and try to save, the file will be saved as the name of the physical report file on the Server as shown in the image below (Please click on the image to enlarge):
Very often we come across scenarios wherein the process is not really clear through the interface exposed to us. We generally need to go into detailed logs at various levels to understand the internal process, and as to which all parameters are flowing at each step in the flow. The server level settings are different. I will cover here, as to how we can enable or disable detailed logging of Siebel processes in our Dedicated, Local or Sample environments. We can use it to understand complex Siebel processes in detail, for eg. eConfigurator and ePricer related flows.
In case of standard interactivity applications like eSales , eService, when user logs off, he is directed to the page through which he logged in the application. But there is a requirement to close the IE when user logs off. Here we are doing this for eSales Application. This can be done in following manner:
• Create a new .swt file say “LogOffDestination “ which contains following HTML script:
In my previous post, I had discussed as to how we can control how we can control the data being displayed in the Siebel Client, About SRF window. You can read the article here.
One impromptu question came up from the audience, “What if I want to limit opening of the About SRF window itself in the first place?”. I said, “Nice question!”.
Try out the following steps to disable the About SRF window itself from Siebel Web Client.
Okay. This is something those who like to toy with Siebel may find interesting. I will discuss today, how we can play with the Siebel ‘About SRF’ window when you go Help -> About SRF in Siebel Client Application.
I guess almost all the Siebel users would have seen or used the Siebel ‘About SRF’ window to know about the latest SRF that has been compiled, or other technical information for the application that they just logged into.
Siebel Web Client by default shows only the first 7 rows. I guess all of us would have observed that. Today, I will share a Siebel tip as to how we can control increasing or descreasing this default number.
There are two kinds of settings in Siebel to control this:
1) Control the number of default rows being shown. And,
2) The maximum number of rows being shown in one go on the screen. This is when we press the Show More button on the Applet.
I had introduced the concept of Siebel EAI Queues in my last post. You can read it here.
Today, I would discuss its usage, as to how we can use it in our implementations.
A simple ‘About View’ of the EAI Queue screen shows us that the two applets are based on the following -
|EAI Queue Item||S_EAI_QUEUE_ITM|