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peoplesoft inteview questions

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Peoplesoft Interview Questions - PeopleTools
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1. What is the difference between Key and alternate search Key?
KEY-It is the primary key of the record. Can be used as search key or need not be. Alternate search
key-it is used for searching purposes.
2. Which effective dated rows can be retrieved in update/display mode,
update/display all and correction mode?

Update/display \u2013 can view current and future rows. Can update only future rows.
Update/display all \u2013 can view history, current and future rows. Can update only future rows.
Correction \u2013 can view and update history, current and future rows.

3. What types of audits are supported by people soft? In case of record level audit
what is the structure of table?
We have field level audit and record level audit. The structure of the table in record level audit is:
AUDIT_OPRID, AUDIT_STAMP, AUDIT_ACTN, AUDIT_RECNAME and can add fields from record.
4.What are Table Edits?
We have prompt table edit, yes/no table edit, translate table edit as the table edits.
5. What conditions are required to establish parent child relationship between two
records? What are the advantages with that?
Conditions are:
1) The child record should have all the key fields of parent record and at least one more key field

other than the key fields of parent record.
2) We should mention the parent record in the record properties of child record.
3) We can not go for more than three levels of parent/child relationships.
Advantages are:
1) To have referential integrity.
2) No need to enter information again and again

6. Can you place Sub page into Grid? If yes How?

Yes we can insert subpage using insert subpage. After insert subpage into main page, drag the
subpage into the grid. When we save the page we are successfully able to save the page showing
that we can insert a subpage into a grid.

7. Can you hide a primary page in a component? Reason?

No we can not hide the primary page of a component. If the component had only one page then by making this page also invisible we won\u2019t have any component existing so we are not allowed to hide the primary page.

8. What is an Expert Entry?
Expert entry enables a user to change from interactive to deferred mode at runtime for appropriate
9. What is Auto Update?

This record field property is used to update the date field of particular record with the server's
current date and time whenever a user creates or updates a row. Even the user enter the data into
that field, the data which the user enters will be updated by the system\u2019s current date and time.

10. What is Record Group? Which records can be included into a record group?
Record group consists of records with similar functionality. To setup a record in record group we
should enter a set control field value in record properties
11. How can you improve the security and usability of a Prompt table edit.?
Prompt table view
12. What are the different ways to setup row level security?

We can setup row-level security using a SQL view that joins the data table with an authorization
table. andBy having Query search for data using a query security record definition. The query
security record definition adds a security check to the search.

13. How does peoplesoft use views? Which are online functions?
A) People soft uses views for search records, summary pages, prompt views, reports.
Search records and summary pages are online functions.
14. Why do PeopleSoft often use views as search records?

A) Search views are used for three main reasons.
1. Adding criteria to the search dialogue page
2. Providing row level security.
3. Implementing search page processing.

15. How can a component have more than one search record? Give a situation.

You might want to reuse the same component multiple times with different search records. You can
accomplish this by overriding the component search record at runtime when the component is
opened from a menu item without creating separate copies of the component. The component
override is temporary, and occurs only when the component is opened from the menu item in which
the override is set. It does not change the component definition.

16. What is PIA and what are its components?
It is n-tier architecture. We have client, web server, application server and Database server. We have
jolt and tuxedo. We have WSL, WSH, JSL, JSH, QUEUES and services.
In database server we have system tables, peopletools tables and application
17. Differentiate Field edit and Save edit?
In Field edit for each field change, a transition to the application server to the database is taken
In Saveedit for all the fields , only one transition to the application server to the Database is taken
18. What are think time functions?
Think-time functions suspend processing either until the user has taken some action (such as clicking
a button in a message box), or until an external process has run to completion.
19. In which events error & warning are used most extensively.
Field edit, Save edit, Search save, row delete, row insert
20. Is there any way by which you can find out whether the user is in Add mode or
Update mode?
%mode---returns A---for Add mode.
Returns U \u2013for Update mode
21. What is the purpose of the SQLEXEC function? What are its benefits and draw backs?
SQLEXEC is used to execute the sql statements(select,insert,update,delete).
We can get only one row at a time.

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