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About Siebel External Business Components
External Business Components (EBCs) provide a way to access and view relational data sources that reside in a non-Siebel table or view using a Siebel business component. Unlike VBCs that require a business service, EBCs can use Siebel's database connectors to access data.
EBCs are configured in Siebel Tools using a Table object definition in the Siebel Repository and a physical table that resides in the same Siebel database instance or subsystem that contains other Siebel tables.