Siebel Tools Check In-Check Out – A complete procedure !

One of the most important activity performed by Siebel developer is Check In – Check Out.

Through this post I will try to explain ins and outs of Siebel Check – In/Check – Out process. Check In – Check Out process can be divided broadly into 2 phases.

  • Outside Siebel Tools

  • Inside Siebel Tools


Outside Siebel Tools: There are two types of data sources that you need to setup before you can do any check – in or check – out. These are

  • Local Data Source

  • Server Data Source

Details on how to create these data sources can be found in the category Siebel Data Sources. These data sources tell Siebel from where to get data and where put it. In Check – Out process Local Data Source points to the destination [which of course is you local dbf file] is destination and Server data source is Source and vice versa in case of Check in. After you have setup your data sources you need to inform Siebel about them. This can be done in two ways.

1. Entry in your tools.cfg file. You need to modify two parameters.

LocalDbODBCDataSource= SSD Local Db default instance

ServerDbODBCDataSource= SSD default instance

 

These are the default values and should be sufficient in most of the cases but in case if you defined your own data sources you will have to mention it here.

 

2. Specify them inside Siebel tools.

 

So, till now what we have come to know is that we have to perform 2 things outside siebel for Check-In/Check-Out

Create Data sources (Optional)

Specify them in Tools.cfg (Optional)

Inside Siebel Tools: You can also specify your data sources to be used for check in and check out in Siebel tools. To specify your data sources go to

 

View » Option » Check In/Check Out Tab

You should see a Data Sources section here. On Server or Local sections click Change button and provide the following information.

  • Data Source Name

  • User Name

  • Password

  • Table Owner (Usually Table Owner is Siebel. Contact your Siebel Admin to know the value if different)

Similarly you can specify the same parameters for Local section also.If you specify parameters in Siebel tools they will overwrite the parameters specified in tools.cfg file.

 

Now after all these setting Inside and Outside Siebel (which I am sure is not very simple 🙂 ), Check – In and Check – Out should be a pretty simple 5 step process given below.

  1. Login to Siebel Tools with local database
  2. Select an Object that you want to Check Out
  3. Right Click and select Check – Out option (F10 keyboard shortcut)
  4. Make your changes to the object
  5. Select the object and press (CTRL + F10) or Tools » Check In

13 Responses to Siebel Tools Check In-Check Out – A complete procedure !

  1. Hi. Thanks publishing it.

    again-i have a query-

    1–i have a list applet and a form applet.in the form applet their is a filed called priority with values active,incative.whenever i am updating that field in form applet,the updation is being shown on the list applet.how to configure it.

    2–i have a list applet with priority filed.whenever i enter a no. suppos 2.it takes me to a particular field and when 1 to a particular filed.how to configure it.

    i know the 2nd one will be by dynamic drilldown..but plz help me with the perfect propeties and valeue that should used?

  2. Hi. Thanks publishing it.

    again-i have a query-

    1–i have a list applet and a form applet.in the form applet their is a filed called priority with values active,incative.whenever i am updating that field in form applet,the updation is being shown on the list applet.how to configure it.

    2–i have a list applet with priority filed.whenever i enter a no. suppos 2.it takes me to a particular field and when 1 to a particular filed.how to configure it.

    i know the 2nd one will be by dynamic drilldown..but plz help me with the perfect propeties and valeue that should used?

  3. Hi
    Its a great site I just found out. Actually I am facing a problem.
    I just installed Siebel 8.0 in my system. While trying to check out I am getting an error “08001 (-816): [Siebel Database][ODBC Driver][Adaptive Server Anywhere]Specified database file already in use”. Is some different kind of driver used for making the DSN for local database in Siebel 8.0?
    Thanks
    Sumit

  4. Hi
    Its a great site I just found out. Actually I am facing a problem.
    I just installed Siebel 8.0 in my system. While trying to check out I am getting an error “08001 (-816): [Siebel Database][ODBC Driver][Adaptive Server Anywhere]Specified database file already in use”. Is some different kind of driver used for making the DSN for local database in Siebel 8.0?
    Thanks
    Sumit

  5. 1. Please open Control Panel->Administrative Tools -> Data Sources (ODBC)
    2. Select System DNS and lookout for the Database DSN for which you are getting error. In this example it will be SSD Local Db default instance.
    3. Click Configure.
    4. Select Database
    5. Remove Text from Server Name Field
    6. Retry Check Out after saving the change

    • Thanks for the solution. I was facing this problem since last few hours. was not able to figure out the issue. Your sol really helped. As I’m new to siebel just wanted to know why removing text from server name field worked???

    • Thanks. This helped!

      I figure the issue is because I was using a different database file name which was not matching with the one specified in Server name.

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