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Outbound Methods for a Transport Business Service
Available outbound methods depend on the transport business service in use, such as EAI MSMQ Transport. The business service sends messages from the Siebel application using the appropriate communications protocol, such as MQSeries, MSMQ, HTTP, and so on. There are two outbound methods that you use to send requests from a Siebel application to another application:
- Send. Sends a message from a Siebel application when the Siebel application does not need a response. This is an asynchronous request method (with the exception of the EAI HTTP Transport, which expects a correct HTTP response), because the Siebel application does not need to wait for a response before continuing with the process.
- Send and Receive (SendReceive). Sends a message from the Siebel application when the Siebel application needs to receive a response before continuing. This is a synchronous request and response method, because it requires a response before the Siebel application can continue.