Overview of Dialogue

Introduction
- Supports all personalized communications - Comprehensive platform for building and deploying interactive document applications - Open architecture and robust functionality

Process Flow

Data Inputs

Design Interface

Design Database

Application Package

Dialogue Engine

Design Interface
- to create design components and define business rules - different users can perform different aspects of design process - Design Manager to specify contents and settings of design objects and configure production equipment - Designer provides graphical design of components

Design Database
-dialogue is an object oriented system -houses all design objects and processes associated with applications -Standard design objects include Application, documents,pages, messages, Data files, Rules etc.

Application Package
- build a package file called pub file - combine data file,o/p queue,variable,document,page

Data Input
External - obtained by engine at runtime - contains actual customer data - used as production data source Data Definition Files - included in application package - contain sample data -used as test data source - includes driver file and reference file

Dialogue Engine
- engine reads package file to produce o/p file for the o/p driver specified in the package -During runtime engine performs -Builds requirements List -Creates Target resources -Packages objects - Finally we obtain the personalized o/p in required format or delivery channel

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