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Running an EIM Process Using the Graphical User Interface (GUI)

The most common method for starting an EIM server task is to use the graphical user interface (GUI). When performing this procedure, be aware that passes in Step 8 (update), Step 9 (insert), and Step 10 (primary keys) affect the base tables. All steps are performed for all columns used in the import process.

CAUTION:  If you are running EIM on a DB2 database, then set the database configuration parameters as described in the Siebel Server Installation Guide for the operating system you are using, or EIM will not run successfully. You should also run the updatestats.sql script (located in dbserver_home\db2) each time before running EIM, or performance issues may be encountered when loading the dictionary. For more information, see EIM Performance Tuning.

To run an EIM process using the GUI

  1. Click the Server Administration screen tab.
  2. From the Show drop-down list, select Enterprise Operations.
  3. Click the Component Requests view tab.
  4. In the Component Requests form, add a new record.
  5. In the Component/Job field, click the select button, and in the Component/Jobs window, select the Enterprise Integration Mgr component.

    If you want to use a component job based on EIM for your component request, you must first define the component job. For information on defining component jobs, see Siebel Server Administration Guide.

  6. Complete the rest of the fields in the Component Requests form and save the record.
  7. In the Component Request Parameters list, add or change any component parameters for the EIM process and save the record.

    Figure 6 shows an example of setting parameters in the Component Request Parameters list.

    1. In the Component Request Parameters list, add a new record.
    2. In the Name field, click the Select button.
    3. In the Job Parameters window, select an item from the list and click OK.
    4. In the Value field, type the appropriate value for that list selection and click Save.
    5. Continue to make other selections in the Job Parameters window by repeating Step a through Step d for the required and optional selections listed in the following table.

      You need to identify at least a batch number, process name, and configuration file for the task. The possible selections, values required, and default values appear in the following table.

      Required or Optional
      Configuration file
      Name of the EIM configuration file
      You can use the Uniform Naming Convention (UNC) filename when specifying the EIM configuration file if you have read permission to the path.
      Batch number
      Batch number
      If the batch number component parameter is set to 0, the batch number in the EIM configuration file (if any) will be used.
      Process name of the EIM process you want to run
      The initial process to be run, defined in the EIM configuration file.
      Error Flags
      SQL Trace Flags
      Trace Flags
  8. In the Component Requests form, click the menu button, and then click Submit Request.

    CAUTION:  EIM is a multistep process. Once the EIM process is running, do not stop or pause the task. Otherwise, some steps may not roll back correctly.

Figure 6 shows an example of running an EIM process as described.

Figure 6.  Running an EIM Process Using the GUI
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 Siebel Enterprise Integration Manager Administration Guide 
 Published: 05 January 2004