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Calling a Shared Library in UNIX from eScript (Doc ID 476274.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2022

Applies to:

Siebel Tools - Version 7.0.4 [14068] and later
Generic UNIX
Area(s):Siebel VB/eScript/COM
V8 (Enterprise), V8 (MidMarket), V8 (Professional), V7 (Enterprise), V7 (MidMarket), V7 (Professional)
Database(s):All Supported Databases
App Server OS(s):AIX, Solaris, HP-UX
Latest release tested against:V8 (Enterprise)
Keywords:eScript, shared library, SElib.dynamicLink

This document was previously published as Siebel Technical Note 291.



This technical note provides information about creating a shared library on UNIX, and accessing it from Siebel eScript using the SElib.dynamicLink() method. Shared libraries on UNIX are similar to DLLs on Windows. By implication, the eScript must run within a Siebel Server on UNIX, for example, a business service called by a workflow process.

For additional guidelines regarding calling external DLLs and shared libraries via the SElib Object, refer to "Stability Guidelines When Calling External DLLs/Shared Libraries via SELib Object (eScript) (Doc ID 477418.1)", which is available on the support portal.

If you are running Siebel applications version or earlier, please review "eScript, SElib.dynamicLink : assumes length of string parameter returned from an external library - (Doc ID 477091.1)"on the support portal regarding a potential Object Manager crash and the necessary Maintenance Release to avoid this issue.


This document is informational and intended for any user.


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In this Document
 Appropriate usage for SElib.dynamicLink
 Definition of a Shared Library
 How to Create a Shared Library on UNIX
 The LD_LIBRARY_PATH Environment Variable
 Use of a Shared Library in eScript
 Known Issues with SElib.dynamiclink on UNIX platforms

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