Siebel Product Configurator and Oracle Advanced Constraint Technology (ACT) - Siebel CRM Innovation Pack 2016
(Doc ID 2112562.1)
Last updated on OCTOBER 30, 2019
Siebel eConfigurator - Version 16.0 [IP2016] to 17.6 [IP2017] [Release V16 to V17] Information in this document applies to any platform.
Siebel Product Configurator when using Oracle Advanced Constraint Technology (ACT) beginning with Siebel CRM Innovation Pack 2016 (16.0). Unless otherwise marked the statements found in this document apply to all Patch Sets of Innovation Pack 16.0
Innovation Pack 2016 provides a developer’s preview to the Siebel Product Configurator’s use of the Oracle ACT library. This module will not be supported in a Production Environment however customers can log SRs and receive their regular Oracle support. Oracle ACT is a library of algorithms found in the field of Constraint Programming (CP). Constraint programming is a programming paradigm where relations between variables can be stated in the form of constraints. Constraints differ from the common primitives of other programming languages in that they do not specify a step or sequence of steps to execute but rather the properties of a solution to be found.
Oracle ACT will power the constraint engine of the future for Siebel Product Configurator and will eventually replace the current library (ILOG). The phasing out of the ILOG library is part of product management’s overall strategy to move the Siebel Product Configurator module to forward looking technology that can support the demands of our installed base. More information on the timeline of the library switch will be made available as soon as the implementation of the ACT library begins to become production read. This is currently slated for release no sooner than Siebel Innovation Pack 2017.
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