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About System Architecture for Reporting in the Dedicated Web Client

When a report is generated in the Siebel Web client, the Reports Server encyclopedia volume and the Client consist of the report executables. These report executables correspond to the available reports among all the views.

When a report is run interactively in the Dedicated Web Client (connected or disconnected mode), the corresponding report executable is started in the Client. The data for the report is obtained from the local Object Manager, and the report is displayed in the ActiveX viewer in the Client.

In the connected mode of Dedicated Web Client, users can submit report requests to be run in schedule mode in the Reports Server. These requests are submitted to the Reports Server in the form of a parameter (ROV) file. At report execution time, the report executable obtains data from the Siebel Object Manager and generates the report output file (ROI). The report output (ROI) file will be stored in the user folder in the reports encyclopedia and can be accessed from the Reports Server views in Siebel eBusiness Applications.

Figure 5 illustrates the report execution in the Dedicated Web Client.

Figure 5.  Server-Based Reporting for the Siebel Dedicated Web Client

The following is the sequence of report generation steps, corresponding to Figure 5, in schedule mode in the connected Dedicated Web Client:

  1. The report request is submitted by the browser to the Local Object Manager (OM).
  2. The Local OM creates and passes a URL for Active Portal with the Siebel Reports Server login parameters to the browser.
  3. The browser submits the request to Active Portal.
  4. The Dedicated Web Client connects to Active Portal, which authenticates the user on the Reports Server and requests that the report be generated.
  5. Once connected, the Reports Server requests data from the OM through the Siebel Adapter for Actuate.
  6. Data is retrieved by the Siebel OM from the Siebel database.
  7. The requested data is provided to the Siebel Adapter for Actuate.
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