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About the Siebel Compiler and Run-Time Engine

To invoke the Siebel compiler and run-time engine, click the Compile button on the Debugger toolbar, or press F7. You can also invoke it when compiling a project containing object definitions with associated Siebel scripts. The Siebel compiler and run-time engine has no user interface of its own. When the compiler is invoked, it compiles the custom routines and returns a message when completed that indicates success or failure.

Compilation Order Considerations

The Siebel Compiler compiles Siebel VB functions and procedures in alphabetical order within an object definition. If a function or procedure calls another function or procedure that has not been defined, the compiler generates an error message in the form:

function_name Is An Unknown Function

To avoid this error, use the Declare statement to declare the function or procedure in the (general) (declarations) section. For more information, read Siebel VB Language Reference.

Siebel eScript does not require forward declaration of functions.

ST eScript Engine

In version 7.8 and higher, the ST eScript engine is available. It is the default eScript scripting engine in version 8.0. The new engine provides support for strongly typed objects (compliant with the ECMAScript edition 4 specification). In addition, the new eScript engine provides other enhancements, such as late and early binding. For information about the differences between the ST eScript engine and the T engine, see Siebel eScript Language Reference. For information on using the ST engine, see Using Siebel Tools.

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