Now that we have a working instance of OEDQ, we’re going to look at how we integrate it into Siebel.
Again, Oracle really have got the documentation right this time: the instructions are extremely detailed and simple to follow. There are two stages: configure Siebel and configure OEDQ.
The initial configuration of Siebel is really straight forward and you should simply follow these steps in the installation guide:
- Copy the DLL file to the Siebel Server machine
- Create and configure the dnd.parms file
- Copy across appropriate JAR files
- Configure the dnd.properties file – this will be covered in more detail in the next post
- Enable the ‘Data Quality’ component group and restart the Siebel Server
- Configure the Data Quality matching parameters on the Data Quality component and the Object Manager component in use (I’m using Public Sector)
- Create Job Templates for batch Account, Contact and Address cleansing
- Configure the ‘Data Quality Administration’ options
- Set up ‘Third Party Administration’ options, including both the Field Mappings and Vendor Parameters – arduous, but really straight forward
- Enable User Preferences
I’m in the process of writing a Business Service, in the style of the Oracle Policy Automation, to populate the OEDQ seed data – I’ll update the post with a SIF file once I’m done.
That’s all you need to do on the Siebel side for now but we’re still not ready to test. Next, we’ll look at configuring OEDQ to work alongside Siebel and finish up the Siebel config, allowing us to test.