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Clearing the Cache

A particular list of values is cached the first time a user opens a drop-down list that uses the list of values. This improves performance by avoiding the need to retrieve the list from the database upon subsequent usage of the drop-down list. However, this also means that updates to a list of values do not show up in a drop-down list until you clear the cache. Clearing the cache instructs the Siebel application to read the updated values out of the database and display them.

Users who log in after you add or change a list of values can see the addition or change that you made. However, in order for you to see the changes that you made in real time, you must do one of the following:

  • For the Dedicated Web Client, log out of the application and log back in.
  • For either the Web Client or the Dedicated Web Client, clear the cache.

About LOV Caching on Screen Home Pages

LOV caching behaves slightly differently on screen home pages.

On screen home pages, the LOVs are cached as soon as the page is displayed. It is not necessary for the user to open the drop-down list in order to have the LOVs cached.

Procedure for Clearing the Cache

To clear the cache (using the Clear Cache button)

  1. Navigate to Administration - Data screen > List of Values view.
  2. In the List of Values list, click Clear Cache.
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