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Siebel Enterprise Integration Manager: An Overview

Siebel Enterprise Integration Manager (EIM) manages the bidirectional exchange of data between the Siebel databases and other corporate databases. This exchange of information is accomplished through intermediary tables called EIM tables (in earlier releases, these tables were known as interface tables). The EIM tables act as a staging area between the Siebel application database and other databases. You should use EIM to perform bulk imports, exports, updates, and deletes. Examples of each of these functions (import, export, update, and delete) are provided in EIM Functions.

NOTE:  You must use EIM to perform bulk imports, exports, merges, and deletes, because Siebel Systems does not support using native SQL to load data directly into Siebel base tables (the tables targeted to receive the data). You should also be aware that EIM translates empty strings into NULL.

When data is entered through the Siebel user interface, the application references properties set at the business component object type. However, when entering data into Siebel base tables through EIM, EIM references properties set at the table object type.

 Siebel Enterprise Integration Manager Administration Guide 
 Published: 05 January 2004