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SiebelMessage Element

When integration object documents are sent to an external system, they may be encapsulated within a SiebelMessage element. This element identifies the document as a Siebel message and indicates that the document includes integration object instances. It can also provide metadata, such as the integration object type and a message ID.

NOTE:  The SiebelMessage element is optional. The presence of this element is determined at run time through arguments to the EAI XML Converter Business Service.

Since the Object List element is optional, SiebelMessage can include a Root component element to allow cases when the Object List element is left blank (omitted). For details on Object List element, see Object List Element.


The SiebelMessage element can contain a number of attributes, which are known as the Message Header attributes. The set of standard attributes, described in the following subsections, have well-defined meanings. In addition, you can add arbitrary attributes to the SiebelMessage element.

An XSD or DTD for the document can be dynamically generated inline to include all present attributes. The standard attributes are described in the following subsections.


The name of the integration object type contained within the message. If the message is an integration object message, you must specify this property.


A unique ID for a given message as it flows through a connector. This is an optional field that might be useful for tracking message processing through the system.

Child Elements

For integration object messages, the SiebelMessage element includes exactly one object list element. Since only one object list element is permitted in each XML document, only one integration object type can be represented in a given document.

 XML Reference: Siebel eBusiness Application Integration Volume V 
 Published: 23 June 2003