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Advanced Database Extensibility

In the past, the difficulty with advanced database extensibility was that the changes you made may not have been supported. In some instances, as when customers required advanced database extensions, it became too complex to use Enterprise Integration Manager (EIM) to populate tables and became very likely that any records that were created would be difficult or impossible to route to mobile users.

Because this was especially true with custom foreign keys where you create new relationships between existing and new tables, the recommendation was always to find an alternative solution. Sometimes, customers accepted the difficulties with EIM and gave up any docking capabilities. However, this decision imposed a limit on the future use of the application. For example, if a company used advanced database extensibility and then decided to include mobile users, this became very difficult to implement.

The issues associated with making complex extensions to the supplied database schema have been addressed, including both the support for mobile users and simplifying the use of EIM. There is now a Docking Wizard and an EIM Wizard that you can use to automate the creation of the relevant records. For more information on these wizards, see Siebel Tools Reference.

NOTE:  Advanced database extensibility can represent a significant risk to your projects, so always consult with Siebel Expert Services when you plan to use this type of database extension.

 Configuration Guidelines 
 Published: 18 April 2003