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A link defines a one-to-many relationship between two business components. For more information, see Link, and How Siebel CRM Handles a Hierarchy of Search Specifications.
How a Business Object Uses a Link
Figure 20 illustrates how a business object uses a link. For background information, see Hierarchy of Object Types and Relationships.
Figure 20. How a Business Object Uses a Link
A link that Siebel CRM uses with a business object includes the following objects:
- Link. In a master-detail view, to establish the parent-child relationship, Siebel CRM incorporates a link to a business object. This relationship applies to any use of the two business components in the context of the business object.
- View. Each view references the business object that it uses in the Business Object property of the view. This configuration forces the view to operate as a master-detail view, as defined in the link, without more configuration of the view. For more information, see About Views.
Visibility Rule Property of a Link
The Visibility Rule property of a link determines if Siebel CRM does or does not display the link. You can define the following values:
- Always. Allows visibility rules in the child records when the current master-detail view references this link. This situation is true even if the Visibility Applet and Visibility Applet Type properties of the view are not defined.
- Never. Disables visibility rules in the child records if the current view references this link.