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Chapter 8. Asynchronous event
processing and notification
One role of an adapter is to detect changes to applications’ business entities.
When an event that affects an application entity occurs, such as when a user of
the application creates, updates, or deletes application data, a connector sends
event to the integration broker. This event contains a business object and a
verb. This role is called
event notification. To enable automated integration,
event notification is an absolute necessity when building a custom adapter.
event-notification mechanism enables a connector to determine when an
entity within an application changes.
This chapter provides information about the event-notification mechanism.

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