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Overview of Siebel Handheld Client Configuration

Figure 3 illustrates the Siebel Handheld client application architecture.

Figure 3. Siebel Handheld Client Application Architecture

The Siebel Handheld executable, siebel.exe, runs on the handheld client in a disconnected state, and includes the user interface, object manager, and data manager.

The siebel.exe accesses the siebel.rml file that contains the application definitions.

The siebel.rml file is the Siebel Handheld equivalent of the repository file used in desktop applications, because it provides the definitions of the Siebel Handheld screens, views, and applets.

The final component of the Siebel Handheld Client architecture is the Siebel Handheld application database. The Siebel Handheld application includes a relational database management system designed to run on the Microsoft Windows-powered platform.

Complete the following steps to configure your Siebel Handheld Client.

To configure the Siebel Handheld Client

  1. Define the user functionality.

    Determine which user interface elements (such as screens, views, toolbars, applets, find, and help) will be necessary for your Siebel Handheld Client users. For more information about defining user functionality, see About Defining User Functionality in the Siebel Handheld Client.

  2. Configure the Siebel Handheld Client application user interface.

    The process for configuring user interface elements in the Siebel Handheld Client is the same as that for other Siebel clients. For more information about configuring user interfaces for Siebel Handheld applications, see Configuring User Interface Elements in the Siebel Handheld Client and Configuring Siebel Business Applications.

  3. Identify all eScript or VB script.

    Siebel Handheld applications do not currently support scripting, including eScript or VB script. Scripting used in your Siebel application can conflict with your Siebel Handheld application configuration.

  4. Compile the new configuration.

    For more information about compiling the configuration, see Compiling the Siebel Handheld Application.

  5. Test the new configuration.

    Test the configuration, repeating the previous steps, to address any configuration errors.

After completing the configuration for the Siebel Handheld Client, you are ready to install it on the handheld devices. To install the Siebel Handheld application configuration on a handheld device, see the instructions in Installing the Siebel Handheld Application.

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