A Business Object is any Java class that forms part of the domain layer but cannot be persisted. For some code examples, see the classes in the package data.wombatrescue.business. Such classes interact with DOs and would usually be placed on the server. They can be accessed by methods which describe some kind of business activity and return non-distributed objects that can be accessed 'by value' (meaning that no proxy relationship needs to exist between the client and server). An example of a method from the Wombat Rescue sample application might be to return the roster for a particular month.
(1) An object that represents a business function. Business objects contain attributes that define the state of the object, and methods that define the behavior of the object. A business object also has relationships with other business objects. Business objects can be used in combination to perform a desired task. Typical examples of business objects are Customer, Invoice, or Account. (2) In the Enterprise Access Builder, a class that implements the IBusinessObject interface. Business objects are used to map interactions with an existing host application. Business objects are either managed or unmanaged. Managed business objects have a key object that only permits the existence of one instance of the business object class at any time per execution context. A key must implement the IBusinessObjectKey interface. An unmanaged business object is a class that implements the IBusinessObject interface, but has no key object.
A concept from the everyday business terminology and vocabulary of the end-users. Each Object corresponds to a selection of data in the relational database, or a calculation or function using this data.
a piece of code that implements application-specific logic and business rules
a representation of a thing active in the business world, including at least its name and definition, attributs, behavior, relationship, and constrains
a software representation of a real-world item,
a true representation of a tangible concept stemming from real business usage
Represents a central business object in the real world. R/3 business objects describe complete business processes. This type of encapsulation reduces complexity because the inner structure of the business object remains concealed. By invoking methods known as BAPIs (Business APIs), external applications can access and manipulate the business objects via the Internet, DCOM or CORBA.
Represents a central business object in the real world, such as a purchase order. R/3 business objects describe complete business processes. By invoking methods known as BAPIs (Business APIs), external applications can access and manipulate the business objects via the Internet, DCOM or CORBA.
A collection of logically related integration points.
A representation of a thing active in the business domain, including at least its business name and definition, attributes, behavior, relationships and constraint s. A business object may represent, for example, a person, place or concept. The representation may be in a natural language, a modeling language, or a programming language. [Note: BOMSIG's use of the term business object is equivalent to business object type.
A Business Object is any Java class that forms part of the domain layer but does not need to be persisted, as its lifetime is determined by user interaction. For some code examples, see the classes in the package data.wombatrescue.business. Such classes interact with DOs and would usually be placed on the client, and access the server over a services layer. This services layer would consist of methods which describe some kind of business activity and return data transfer objects (DTO). An example of a service method from the Wombat Rescue sample application might be to return the roster for a particular month. The objects behind the services layer are stateless, whereas business objects retain a memory of the user session. As an extra complication, there is no reason why a DTO could not itself contain Domain Objects.
A physical or logical object of significance to a business; for example, a sales order, department, assembly, item, balance, or invoice. A business object is analogous to a class in object-oriented terminology.
An item of interest to a company; for example, a letter, a customer or an order. (See object .)
A business object can be viewed as a representation of a function in the business domain. Business Objects are usually software components that are part of a framework of cooperating business objects designed to achieve a particular business or technical purpose.
An object that performs a defined set of operations, such as data validation or business rule logic. Business objects usually reside on the middle tier.
Business objects are objects in an object-oriented computer program that abstract the entities in the domain that the program is written to represent. For example, an order entry program needs to work with concepts such as orders, line items, invoices and so on. Each of these may be represented by a business object.