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Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)

OLE is a distributed object system and protocol developed by Microsoft. It allows an editor to farm out part of a document to another editor and then re-import it. For example, a desktop publishing system might send some text to a word processor or a picture to a bitmap editor using OLE.

Object-oriented programming language

An object-oriented programming languageis one that allows or encourages, to some degree, object-oriented programming techniques such as encapsulation, inheritance, interfaces, and polymorphism. OO languages can be grouped into several broad classes, determined by the extent to which they support all features and functionality of object-orientation and objects.

ODS object

An ODS object acts as a storage location for consolidated and cleaned-up transaction data (transaction data or master data, for example) on the document (atomic) level. This data can be evaluated using a BEx query.


See On Line Analytical Processing.

OLAP trace

Record of system activities in a log.


See Object Linking and Embedding.

On Line Analytical Processing (OLAP)

OLAP provides the answer to analytical queries that are dimensional in nature. Typical applications of OLAP are in business reporting for sales, marketing, management reporting, business process management (BPM), budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting, and similar areas.

ordered folder

Folder whose contents can be arranged by the user in a particular order. Whether or not such a manual ordering can be applied to the folder contents depends on the folder settings.


Combined process in the process chain maintenance. When you use an or-process in the process chain maintenance, the application process is started each time an event in one of the previous processes is triggered successfully.

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