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Updating the Siebel Database

After you have completed the initial import of enterprise data, you can periodically use EIM to update the Siebel database. For example, if you add a new product line, it may be efficient to load the data into your enterprise inventory management database and then import it into the Siebel database. Use the steps described in Import Data Process Flow, although the scope of the update import is usually significantly smaller than that of an initial data import.

CAUTION:  If you have active mobile Web clients, do not disable Docking Transaction Logging. Otherwise, the server database and mobile Web client databases will not be synchronized after the import.

By default, when importing information, EIM performs both inserts and updates based on the content of the batch set. EIM first examines the set of information to determine which rows in the batch already exist in the Siebel database:

See INSERT ROWS and UPDATE ROWS Parameters for further information.

In some circumstances, you may need to suppress inserts and updates. For more information on adjusting parameters to suppress an insert or update, see Suppressing Data When Updating Existing Databases.

NOTE:  You can use EIM to update only non-user key columns; EIM does not support modification of existing user key columns. To update user key columns in the S_ORG_EXT and S_PROD_INT tables, use EIM_ORG_EXT_UK and EIM_PROD_INT_UK. For more information, see Updating System Fields.

 Siebel Enterprise Integration Manager Administration Guide 
 Published: 05 January 2004