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EIM and Audit Trail

EIM is a tool for performing bulk updates to data. EIM runs directly on the Siebel database object layer, so it has no direct knowledge of Siebel business objects or UI objects. Because Siebel Audit Trail functions on the business object layer, EIM does not record audit trail information, even if the data being updated is owned by business components that have auditing switched on.

The bulk updates that EIM performs are directly controlled by the .IFB file and the population of the EIM table in use. For this reason, the .IFB file and the EIM table provide information that you can use for audit trail purposes. You can also use the EIM log file for audit trail purposes, because it shows how many records have been manipulated.

If the use of Audit Trail is a requirement in your Siebel implementation, use Siebel Business Process Designer to design batch updates. These batch updates will then operate on the business component layer, so they will update the audit trail.

 Siebel Enterprise Integration Manager Administration Guide 
 Published: 05 January 2004