Understanding PeopleSoft Component Interfaces

A component interface is a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) that you can use to access and modify PeopleSoft database information using a program instead of the PeopleSoft client. PeopleSoft Component Interfaces exposes a PeopleSoft component (a set of pages grouped for a business purpose) for synchronous access from another application (PeopleCode, Java, C/C++, or Component Object Model [COM]). A PeopleCode program or an external program (Java, C/C++, or COM) can view, enter, manipulate, and access PeopleSoft component data, business logic, and functionality.