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How the Siebel Application and Actuate Interact

In the Siebel Web Client, the report instance is obtained by the client in DHTML rather than ROI format, and the report is viewed using a Web browser window. In the Siebel Mobile Web Client, the Actuate Viewer is called the Siebel Report Viewer.

NOTE:  The Siebel Report Viewer does not allow configuring of the menu items on the actual viewer.

The current business object (obtained from the view) and the current query create a context that determines which data is sent to the report. In Mobile Web Client reporting mode in Windows, the data is passed through variables across the interface between the Siebel application and the embedded Actuate viewer, and it is accessed using methods in the report design. In Web Client reporting mode, the object interface is between the Object Manager and the Reports Server.

When the user is running a report from the Siebel Mobile Web Client, a corresponding report executable (ROX file) is invoked locally and the resulting instance (ROI file) is displayed. When a user is running a report from the Siebel Web Client or scheduling a report from the Siebel Mobile Web Client, the report executable is invoked on the Reports Server at the appropriate time, and the instance is stored on the Reports Server. It may also be obtained automatically from the Reports Server for local display, depending on the environment and the user's request.

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