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About Siebel Server Component Definitions
If you want to use customized components, you can create defined components or customize existing components. After it is defined, a component may have one of three definition states: Creating, Active, or Inactive.
- Creating. Indicates that the defined component is being configured. After the definition is configured, activating the component definition fixes its configuration, changes the component's state to Active, and allows the component to be assigned to Siebel Servers. The fixed parameters for the defined component cannot be overridden when the component is assigned, or when tasks are started for the component.
- Active. Indicates that the defined component definition state is available for registration on Siebel Servers.
- Inactive. Indicates that the defined component will be inactivated when you restart the Siebel Server (or servers) to which the component is assigned. The component remains assigned to the Siebel Servers, but tasks cannot be started for the component until you revert the component definition state to Active and restart the Siebel Servers.
Parameter values in a component definition are used to initialize the component on a specific Siebel Server.
NOTE: If component definitions are created, modified, or deleted for batch-mode components, it is necessary to synchronize the components with the Siebel Gateway Name Server. For more information, see Synchronizing Components on a Siebel Enterprise Server.
See the following topics for component definition administrative procedures: