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Consuming External Web Services Using Siebel Web Services
An outbound Web Service acts as a proxy to a Web Service published by an external application. This process creates services that you can then use in a business process, virtual business component (VBC), run-time event, or any other mechanism within the Siebel application that can invoke a business service.
Consumption of external Web Services is a two-step process:
- A WSDL file is imported using Siebel Tools.
- The consumed Web Service is published for run-time clients to use.
Additional steps may involve defining VBCs based on the Web Service.