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The Siebel Web client supports named queries on most or all screens. These queries restrict the result set displayed to the user. Business object filters are the Handheld Sync equivalent to these named queries. Just like client based queries, they are applied to a specified business object. They also contain search or sort specifications for business components that are part of that business object.
The Default column is the only difference from the query syntax appearing in a PDQ filter for the Siebel Web client. The Default column is unique to the business object filter mechanism. For Web Client queries, users can set a default query for each view in their Preferences screen. If users do not do this, there is no default query, so all records are returned by default. This is not recommended for handheld deployments as this would result in excessive data extraction volumes. Thus, the Default column allows you to decide what filter should be used by default if a user does not make a selection. There is also a client option to revert to default filters selection. There should be at most a single default filter for each business object name. It is not recommended that you set more than one filter as the default for a particular business object. Note however, that the same default choice will be made by all clients.
Business object filters can be specified at either the Application level or the User level, but not at the Component level. Business object filters specified at the User level will override a filter specified at the application level provided the application-level filter has the identical values for the business object name and filter name. The list of filter choices presented to the user is the merged list of all application filters except those overridden at the user level, plus all user filters.
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