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Data types need to be understood in terms of their literal representations in a script and of their characteristics as variables.
Customizations created directly in Siebel Tools are upgraded automatically when you upgrade your Siebel application, but code is not touched, and it may need to be reviewed following an upgrade.
The following lines illustrate variables and literals:. Siebel eScript Language Reference.
Bookshelf v Data Types in Siebel eScript
Data types in Siebel eScript can be classified into primitive data types and object data types. Siebel eScript is a scripting or programming language that application developers use to write simple scripts to extend Siebel applications.
Siebel Tools provides many ways to configure your Siebel application without coding, and these methods should be exhausted before you attempt to write your own code, for the following reasons: The data type is determined by the Siebel eScript interpreter escrkpt run time. Siebel eScript provides access to local system calls through two objects, Clib and SElib, so that you can use C-style programming calls to certain parts of the local operating system.
For more information on Siebel eScript programming, see the following topics: The following lines illustrate variables and literals: You can opt to use the updated functionality of this esccript, including the Siebel ScriptAssist tool, or you can opt to leave this updated functionality inactive.
All primitive escriph object data types can be either:.
For further information on strongly typed and typeless variables, see Data Typing in Siebel eScript. For more information on Siebel eScript programming, see the following topics:. The variable TestVar is assigned the literal 14, and the variable aString is assigned the literal test string.
Siebel eScript Language Reference.
After these assignments of literal values to variables, the variables can be used anywhere in a script where the literal values can be used. Finally, declarative configuration through Siebel Tools results in better performance than implementing the same functionality through code.
More important, your code may not survive an upgrade. Siebel Tools provides many ways to sieebel your Siebel application without coding, and these methods should be exhausted before you attempt to write your own code, for the following reasons:.
For important information about differences in script engine alternatives, see Script Engine Alternatives for Siebel eScript. The data type is specified when the variable is declared. The following topics provide information on the Siebel eScript data types:.
Using Siebel Tools is easier than writing code.