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Developing Tasks for Task UI in Siebel Handheld Applications

Siebel Task UI enables you to create an interactive tool that can help users to perform tasks. Siebel Tasks are tools that display a series of screens, which guide users through the steps required to perform a task. Siebel Tasks are similar to software wizards.

Siebel Tasks can allow the user to navigate backwards and forwards within the task, and can allow users to pause and resume the task.

You can use Siebel Tasks to ensure that your business processes are executed as consistently and efficiently as possible. You can replicate the steps of your business processes in a task. For example, if your business process requires that the contact details of a new account are recorded before an order can be generated for the account, you can construct a task to reflect this requirement. When the users start the task to assign an order to a new account, the first screen they must complete is the contact details screen. The users cannot navigate to the order details screen until they enter all the required data on the contact details screen.

Siebel Tasks can guide inexperienced and intermittent users through the execution of unfamiliar tasks, and in that way increase the efficiency of these users.

The following procedures describe how to implement tasks in your Siebel Handheld applications:

For more information about Siebel Task UI, see Siebel Business Process Framework: Task UI Guide.

To perform complex processing on a task UI applet, you can write components that use the COM architecture. For example, if you want to implement data validation or a more sophisticated UI, you can write a component extension for the applet.

For more information about how to write component extensions, see COM Extensibility.

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