PIA uses an internet browser for interacting with online PeopleSoft applications. You designapplications using PeopleSoft Application Designer, and for the browser, the PeopleToolsdynamically generates HTML pages based on page and component definitions.PIA features include:
Ability to easily create robust and high-performance internet applications of PeopleSofttransactions that look and function like web pages.
Support for as many existing page controls and concepts as possible.Controls include push buttons, radio buttons, and drop-down list boxes; concepts includeupgrading and multilingual support.
Ability for the application to operate independently or in a menu system.
Change Tracking and Change Control
PeopleSoft Application Designer includes change tracking and change control features so that youcan manage your adaptations and upgrades as an integrated part of your development process. Youcan enable change tracking, change control, or both.
Change tracking automatically audits changes toPeopleTools definitions that you make using PeopleSoftApplication Designer . This enables you to identify thedefinitions that you have changed. This automatic audithelps to document and simplify the upgrade process.
Change control adds an additional level of control over who can make changes and how much information iscaptured about each change.
controlsaccess to definitions. Locking a definition (such as a page) gives you exclusive control of that definition tomake changes; however, other users can view it.You control these features using options in the Tools menu, Change Control Administrator dialog.
Using PeopleSoft Application Designer Components
This section discusses how to:
Start PeopleSoft Application Designer.
Use the Application Designer window components.
Starting PeopleSoft Application Designer
Open your PeopleTools application.Go
Application Designer from the Tools menu.
Using the PeopleSoft Application Designer Window Components