CHAPTER 11Application Engine

This chapter introduces a powerful SQL processing tool called Application Engine (AE). Designed to run small and large batch processes using SQL and PeopleCode, it is an alternative to using COBOL or SQR programs, with benefits. Application Engine programs do not need to be compiled and do not generate SQL. They just execute SQL statements that are provided. Application Engine is integrated into the PeopleTools suite, and the execution component is written in C++. All objects created within the Application Engine are stored within the database. This allows the use of the graphical tool Application Designer for developing the AE program. All fields, records, functions, component interfaces, Meta-SQL, and other objects ...

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