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Using the XML Gateway to support Virtual Business Components (VBC): an explanation of the XML Format (Doc ID 476068.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 04, 2022

Applies to:

Siebel System Software - Version 7.0.4 [14068] and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Release(s):V6 (Siebel 2000-Enterprise), V7 (Enterprise)
App Server OS(s):Windows NT
Latest release tested against:V7 (Enterprise)
Keywords:Virtual Business Component, VBC, XML Gateway, EAI, XML, DTD

This document was previously published as Siebel Technical Note 263.


The XML Gateway is a general-purpose adapter that uses the HTTP or MQ Series transport adapters to send XML documents between Siebel and external applications, and may be the underlying data source for one or more Virtual Business Components (VBC). When sending a request to an external application using the XML Gateway, the XML Gateway will generate an XML document for each VBC event when invoked, and will expect to receive an XML document as a response from the External application, as shown in the diagram below:


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In this Document
 Init() Method
 Query() Method
 PreInsert() Method
 Insert() Method
 Update() Method
 Error Handling
 Change HTTPRequestURLTemplate dinamically: 

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