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About the Siebel Integration Object
A Siebel integration object is defined as a subset of a Siebel business object, and the map between an integration object and the business object is maintained in the Siebel Repository. A predefined business service called the EAI Siebel Adapter takes a Siebel integration as input and calls the appropriate business object APIs to operate on the object invoked. External integration objects are based on external metadata. This metadata can be in the form of XML Schema Definitions (XSD), Document Type Definitions (DTDs), External Data Representations (XDRs), SAP BAPIs and SAP IDOCs, as well as Oracle application metadata. Siebel Tools provides wizards to access this metadata from the external application and create external integration objects based on that metadata within the Siebel repository.