This chapter describes creating a virtual business component. It follows the NREC example, building on work you did in Configuring the House and Opportunity Entities for configuring the House entity.
Read this chapter for a general overview of virtual business components and the steps for configuring them. Keep in mind that this example is relatively simple. It uses a simple file as an external data source rather than an external database or external application.
For more information about how virtual business components can be used to integrate external data, read Overview: Siebel Enterprise Application Integration and Integration Platform Technologies: Siebel Enterprise Application Integration.