Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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September 2009

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50
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Contents
PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 Release Notes Preface ..................................... 1 PeopleSoft Release Information Publications .................................................................... 1 Release Value Proposition ............................................................................................. 1 Prerelease Notes ............................................................................................................ 1 Release Notes ................................................................................................................ 2 Additional Information.........................................................................................................2 PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 Value Proposition ................................................. 1 Before You Begin................................................................................................................... 1 Platform Support Enhancements ........................................................................................... 2 What’s Added and Dropped From Support ........................................................................ 2 Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent..................... 4 Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments ................ 4 Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server ................................................................ 4 JRE Support ....................................................................................................................... 4 BusinessObjects Enterprise Support ................................................................................. 5 System Administration Enhancements .................................................................................. 6 Installation Changes...........................................................................................................6 PeopleSoft Internet Architecture Installation Location.................................................... 6 Installation Programs ...................................................................................................... 7 PeopleTools Running on Windows................................................................................. 8 Verity Installation ............................................................................................................8 Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig.sh.................................................... 8 Oracle Configuration Manager Installation ..................................................................... 9 PeopleSoft Configuration Manager ................................................................................ 9 Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files .................................................... 10 Search Server................................................................................................................... 12 Search Server Failover ................................................................................................. 12 Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations .................................... 13 HP Itanium Support ...................................................................................................... 13 PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu.......................................................... 13 Windows Service Now Includes Search Server Domains ............................................ 13

................. 16 Oracle Enterprise Manager 10................... 25 Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements.................................................. 2009 Release Notes Search Server Configuration File Changes ............................ 14 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates............................... 23 Oracle Database Vault Support............................................................ 20 PeopleSoft Encryption Technology Changes .......................... 14 Spawning ........................................................................................... Oracle and/or its affiliates............. 25 FIRST_ROWS Hint Feature No Longer Used .................................. 25 Access ID................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 24 Enhanced User ID Monitoring Information ........... All rights reserved........................................................................................ 16 Usability Enhancements ................PeopleTools 8........................ 20 Oracle Access Manager Integration ... 23 Enhanced MODULE and ACTION Monitoring Information ..................... 20 SAML support for Web Services Security ..................................................... 17 Security Enhancements.................................................. 15 JavaVM Options ...................................................................................50 September................................................................................................................ 22 Support for Oracle Transparent Data Encryption ...................................... 25 Increase in Oracle Minimum Number of OPEN_CURSORS...................................................... 18 Loading Shared Cache Performance Improvements ......................................... 15 Windows Service ..................................................................................................5 Certification ............................................2.......................................................................................... ......................... 26 2 Copyright © 2009...................... 21 Optimize Database CPU Usage with Oracle Control Groups ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 21 Oracle Database Enhancements .............................. 15 PeopleSoft Environment Management Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager .................................................................... 14 PSADMIN ................................................................................................ 25 Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs........................................................................................................................................................................................................25 SQL Server 2008 ........................................................................................ 15 Maximum Open Cursors..0..................................................... 16 PeopleSoft Environment Management Plug-in Documentation ................. 20 User Profile Synchronization ...................................................................................... 24 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit............................................................................................................................................ 18 PeopleTools Security ......................... 26 IBM DB2 Enhancements ... 20 LDAP Library Changes ........................................ 16 Process Monitor Integration......

....................................................................................................................................................... 31 General System Administration Enhancements............................ Oracle and/or its affiliates................................... 32 Jolt .............................................. 2009 DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE............................ 29 PeopleSoft Performance Monitor ................................................................................................ 35 URL PROPERTIES PAGE .....41 Processing Icon Changes....... 43 Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Based Tabs ............................................................................................. 30 PPM Console Display and Security........................................ 40 Type Ahead .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 .................. 36 User Interface .................................. 44 Copyright © 2009........................................... 43 Application Designer ...............................................................................................................................................................................Release Notes PeopleTools 8....................................................................................................................................................... 32 Timeout Settings......................................................................................................... 42 Search Page Enhancements ........................................... 37 Modal Prompt Pages and Modal Alert Dialog Boxes ............................................................. 30 Save and Ping PPM Button .......................................................................................................................................... 37 Modal Grids and Long Edit Boxes ................................. 35 Development Tools Enhancements............................ 27 Increased Monitoring Information ....... 26 DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes ................................ 37 Asynchronous JavaScript and XML.......................................... 28 Data Mover ............................................................................................................................... 28 IMPORT Command Modifications ............................................. 34 WebLogic Session Cookie Name Changes........ 34 SYSAUDIT Additions .......................................................................... 42 Style Sheet Modification ...................... All rights reserved.........50 September..................................................................................................................................................................... 34 Authentication Timeout Setting....................................................................... 33 IDDA Logging .............................................................. 38 Floating Drop-Down Navigation.............................................................. 29 Data Mover Environment Variable Modifications............ 33 Signon Trace Link........ 38 Menu Navigation...................................................................... 32 Tuxedo Log Directory Character Limit................................................................................................................................................................................ 38 Favorites Menu Enhancements.................................................................................................................................................. 37 Partial Page Refreshes............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

.................................................................................. 69 Time Zone Data ........................................................................ 44 Free Form Stylesheets ................................................................................................................ 54 PeopleCode Functions ........................................ 46 Image Definition Changes ........................................................................................................................... 45 Active Hyperlinks on Display Only Pages.................................................................................................... 48 Integrated Rich Text Editor .............. 55 Meta-SQL.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................PeopleTools 8...... 52 PeopleCode.. 44 Command Line Password Prompt.................................... Keyboard ....... 68 New PeopleSoft Language Codes ............................................................................... 69 Translating Application Definitions ......... 50 Pagelet Wizard Enhancements ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 45 Summary Attribute for Tables in Pages...................................................................................................... 53 Search Events for Prompt Dialogs ...................................................................................................... 55 Charting ................... 48 Long Character Field Limit..................................................... Oracle and/or its affiliates............................................................................ 67 Changes to Supported Character Sets.......................... 52 Pagelet Help ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................50 ......... ................................................................................................ 70 4 Copyright © 2009............................ 67 Changes to the Swap Audit Report ..50 September................... 52 OBIEE Report Integration ....... 50 Related Content Framework.......................................................................................................................................... 45 Scrollable Grid Layout (Grid Enhancements) ............................................................................. 54 File Processing .............................................................................................................. 69 PeopleSoft Hot Keys Do Not Function As Expected on a non-U...................................................................................................... 2009 Release Notes Radio Button Label Changes...................................................... 53 PeopleCode Debugger ..................................................... 55 PeopleCode API ............................ 58 Global Technology ... 52 OBIEE to PeopleSoft URL Integration......................................... All rights reserved.................................................................................................................. 51 Pagelet Search ........................................................................................................................................ 68 Non-ASCII Characters in File Names Uploaded to FTP Servers Prior to 8............................. 54 PeopleCode Editor... 49 PeopleTools Portal Technologies ...................................... 51 Pagelet Drag and Drop .............................................................S.........................................................................................................................................

........... 74 Runtime Parameters....................... 2009 Updated Font Support ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 71 Process Scheduler ................................................................................................ 5 ........................................................................................................................ 79 PDF Full Path Mapping......... 70 Using Extended Japanese Characters .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 81 HKEY_CURRENT_USER ..................................................Release Notes PeopleTools 8............................. 72 Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports ............... 78 Performance Enhancements ..................................................................... 74 Process Scheduler Web Service ................................................................................................. 80 Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft............................................................................................................................................................................. 81 Local Directory of crw32..........................76 Descriptive Names.......................................................................................................................................................... 74 Reporting Console ....................... 72 Report Distribution By Role ............................. 77 Deprecated Schema Files .............. 79 Iterative Template Design................................................................................................................................................... 82 Copyright © 2009.............................................................................................................. 77 Connected Query Data Source ...........................................................................................................50 September............................................... 71 Increase Process Instance and Report IDs ...................................... 77 Deprecated Data Sources ............................. 70 Reporting and Analytic Tools ................................ 79 Support for Email .................................................................................... 73 New Process Category LOADCACHE ............................................................... 73 Renaming Database in Process Request Data Tables ............................................................................................................1 Upgrade..................................................................................................... 76 XML Publisher ...................... 79 Query Access Service ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 79 Connected Query ............. 72 Viewing Limitations ................................ 79 Alternate XML Preview ................. 80 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3...................................................................... 72 Retention Days ............................................................................ 78 Global Properties Settings .............................................................................. Oracle and/or its affiliates...................................................................................... 82 Crystal Reports Concepts........... 81 Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade ............ 81 Crystal Reports 2008 Runtime Environment ...........................................................................................................exe ................................... All rights reserved.................................................................

................................................. 93 PS/nVision .................................................................... 97 Ability to Add an In-Tree Criteria Prompt............... 97 Drilling URL in PSQUERY ...................................1 Upgrade .............................. 85 Oracle Smart View for Office 11.............................................................. 96 Default Configuration under %PSHOME%................................ 99 Integration Tools Enhancements ......... 93 Supporting Not-in Criteria ................................................................................................................................................................................................................104 New Managed Objects: WSDL and Message Schema..................................................... 97 Ability to Email Application Engine Results .............92 Optimization Framework ........... 93 iLog CPLEX 11.....0 Upgrade .................................. 98 Schedule Query with In Tree Prompt .................101 Deprecated Integration Technologies and Utilities........................................................... 96 Drilling Down PS/nVision Reports Using Web Services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in) ...102 Target Connectors and Listening Connectors .....110 Services and Service Operations .......................................................................................... 85 Essbase Cube Builder .................... 95 Ability to Define the Types of Report Requests..............................................................................................................................................................1......100 Integration Broker...105 Message Schemas ..... 2009 Release Notes Crystal Reports Execution Environments ................................................................................................................................................................................. 98 Download Query Results to XML File................... All rights reserved....................................... 96 Restoring Query Prompts to Web Version of nVision ................................. 83 Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues......................................................................................................................................................................................... 85 Cube Manager..................100 Integration Broker PeopleBooks.102 Integration Gateways............................................................................................................... 84 Cube Builder.................................................................................................................................................. .. 99 Security Join Optimizer..........................112 6 Copyright © 2009................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 93 Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria...........................................................................................................................PeopleTools 8..................................................................................................................................................................................... 98 Temp Files of the Query-to-Excel................. Oracle and/or its affiliates........ 91 Tree Manager ...................................................1....................... 96 Query.........................50 September.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................104 Messages............................................................................................

...........................142 Web Chat Enhancement..........................................................125 Integrations with Oracle ESB-Based Services ....................................................................................................................................................... 2009 Service Operation Handlers................................................................................................................................................................................................138 Overview ..................123 Integration Broker Security ..........................................................142 Debug Tracer Enhancement.......................................................................141 MultiChannel Framework ..............................................147 Copyright © 2009...........................................................142 CTI Screen Popup .................139 Viewing Log Files...............................................................128 Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor .........................................138 Query Feeds ......................................139 Excel to Component Interfaces Utility..........................................138 My Feeds ........................................................................................................................................................................147 Retaining Manual Modifications to Change Assistant Templates ...................................................................................................................................................114 Service Operation Routings...............................................................138 Worklist Feeds ..........................142 Virus Scanning for Email Attachments .................................................................................................. All rights reserved..............................................................................146 Exporting Change Assistant Templates .......144 Additional Database Definition Available ...............138 Integration Broker Generic Message Feeds...................................139 Developing New Feed Data Types......................................122 Web Services............................................127 Integration Broker Logging.........................139 Component Interfaces .................................. Oracle and/or its affiliates...............................................................................142 Sample Pages .................... 7 .........142 SSL Support for Email ........................................................................................................122 WSDL Documents ..................116 Service Operation Queues ...................130 Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................50 September...........................................................................................127 Tuning Messaging System Performance..................................134 PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework.......................................................................................................143 Lifecycle Management Enhancements..............................................................................122 Transformations.................................................................................................................................................................................................Release Notes PeopleTools 8....144 Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler ................................................... Tracing and Debugging....................................................................................................................

157 PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide...152 Review and Apply Option Added to Apply Change Packages Wizard ...........................PeopleTools 8.................................................................................149 Creating Projects With Multiple Definition Types ...............................................................................................................................................................149 Update Gateway Now Points to Oracle Metalink .155 Database Name Appears on Compare Report Output.................................................156 Dropped Support for Upgrade Assistant .......154 Command Line Option to Filter Report Output ......................150 New Step Property: “From Tools Release” ............................................................................ Oracle and/or its affiliates................................................................149 Deploying Files Performance Improvements ............................................................................................157 Document Change History......... 2009 Release Notes Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects ..........................................................................................................................................................................157 Deprecated Documentation............................. All rights reserved.................................50 September.................................148 Update Gateway Detects and Downloads Superseded Change Packages ................................................................................................................................156 Alter Analyzer ......................156 PeopleBooks Enhancements...............158 8 Copyright © 2009.153 #NT Step Parameter Modifications ..................... ......................154 Compare Report Improvements ........................................................

This document describes how each enhancement functions within the context of the greater business process. Prerelease notes 3. identifies major enhancements. This preface discusses PeopleSoft release information publications.50 Release Notes Preface This document provides an overview of the value proposition that is associated with the new features and enhancements that are planned for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Release value proposition 2. managers will be able to initiate preliminary budget planning and begin putting together a project team to further evaluate specific PeopleSoft products. Please note that the final release may not have every feature that is discussed in this document. This document is designed to help you determine whether new product features might warrant upgrading from an old release or embarking on a new PeopleSoft implementation. Our goal is to ensure that you leverage technology to its fullest to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations. and articulates the expected business benefit. PeopleSoft Release Information Publications This section discusses the following publications that provide in-depth technical and functional information that is available at the time of publication: 1.50. With this information. and a specific feature may become part of a different application or have a product name that is different from those cited in this document.50 and to plan your information technology (IT) projects and investments. The release notes. Release notes Release Value Proposition The release value proposition provides functional details. The new features and enhancements that are included in this release are grouped according to functional area. Also note that the prerelease notes do not contain a comprehensive description of all the features and changes that will become parts of the upcoming release. This added level of detail should enable project teams to answer the following questions: • • What delivered functionality will change? What customizations may be affected? . The release value proposition is published before a release. contains the comprehensive set of descriptions for the features and changes available in the final product. Prerelease Notes Prerelease notes provide more functional and technical details than the release value proposition. It is a roadmap that is intended to help you assess the business benefits of PeopleTools 8. available when the release becomes generally available.PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans.1) 2 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Prerelease notes are published before a release. The release notes discuss the features and enhancements that are available with the GA release of each product. you can find additional information on Oracle Technology Network and My Oracle Support. Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release. All rights reserved. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. 2009 Release Notes • • How will an upgrade or new implementation affect other systems? How will these changes affect the organization? After the project team has reviewed and analyzed the prerelease notes.50 September. Release Notes Release notes are published when the product is made generally available and validate the final scope of the release.PeopleTools 8. . Resources include: • • • • • Hardware and Software Requirements guide Installation guides Upgrade guides Oracle Consulting Certification documents See Also PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Documentation Homepage on My Oracle Support (Doc ID 847882.

The value of PeopleTools 8. Lowering your total cost of ownership.50 are: • • • • • Related content Improved integration technology Greater end-user productivity Supported platforms .PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. As a result.50 is grounded in our normal process of including accumulated bug fixes as well as enhancements based upon customer feedback.50 continues to deliver unparalleled customer choice that ensures support of the latest technical innovation with the industry’s lowest cost of ownership and improved user satisfaction. page performance. and integrated related content. In sum. provide additional technology options and enhancements that reduce ongoing operating costs.50 release continues Oracle’s commitment to protect and extend the value of your PeopleSoft implementation. Key areas and features of PeopleTools 8.50 Value Proposition The PeopleTools 8. we added features that will simplify the integration of your heterogeneous environments. Key areas of investment include: • • • Extending the PeopleSoft service-enabled architecture. as well as improve the end user’s experience. run your business more efficiently. and increase cost effectiveness. PeopleTools 8. Improving the user experience. Many of the enhancements of this release involve improving the end user’s productivity through improved usability enhancements. improve the end user’s experience.

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Certification information on My Oracle Support.50. . Hardware and Software Requirements documentation. Operating System.50.Before You Begin Before you upgrade to Enterprise PeopleTools 8. always make sure that you have read any updates to the following: • • • • • PeopleSoft upgrade documentation. PeopleSoft installation documentation. RDBMS & Additional Component Patches Required for Installation on PT 8.

5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. 1.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1. Platform Operating System AIX 6.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9. 1.5 IBM Informix 11. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9.6.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.9.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.PeopleTools 8. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments. 11. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.1.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.1 IBM z/OS 1. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support. All rights reserved.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000. 9.1 IBM Informix 9. JRE Support.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.1 2 Copyright © 2009. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. .x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.

50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.0.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.2. All rights reserved. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .x.5.1).0.4 Browser Firefox 3. 3. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.1 Added Verity 6. 3 .2.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release. Always refer to Doc ID 747587.1 Internet Explorer 7. 8 Safari 3.4.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.5.1. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.1) Copyright © 2009.1.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8. 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Main Page (Doc ID 764222.50 September. 2.

Oracle and/or its affiliates. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. If you run DB2 databases. Process Scheduler servers.8.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. 8. and so on. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. Note.50 September. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. This includes applications servers. The exact version depends on your operating system. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. For example. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. Data Mover.0).50. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.6x with your PeopleTools installation.50. All rights reserved. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. 2009.PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent The PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent is being deprecated as of June 5. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8.6x and still be in a supported environment. 4 Copyright © 2009. Note.49 or 8. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.9 or 9. Otherwise. the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system is not supported for running the IBM DB2 database or server elements requiring connection to IBM DB2 database. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. . The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support.

Oracle and/or its affiliates.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. you can install BOE XI 3.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. Linux. 2009 JRE 1. In the interim.1 on other certified platforms (Windows.50 release date. AIX. All rights reserved.50 Integration with BOE XI 3. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification. Copyright © 2009.50.4x or JRE 1. 5 .50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. or Solaris).

50 September. the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program prompted you to install PIA within the PS_HOME directory structure.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 6 Copyright © 2009. including: • • • • • • Installation Programs PeopleTools Running on Windows Verity Installation Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. you have the option of installing the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA) outside of PS_HOME.sh Oracle Configuration Manager Installation PeopleSoft Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Internet Architecture Installation Location With PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes System Administration Enhancements This section discusses enhancements made in the area of server administration. All rights reserved. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • • Installation Changes Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files Search Server PSADMIN Loading Shared Cache Performance Improvements PeopleTools Security SYSAUDIT Additions Oracle Database Enhancements Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements DB2 Enhancements Data Mover PeopleSoft Performance Monitor General System Administration Enhancements Installation Changes This section describes the major changes to the PeopleTools installation process. In previous releases. .50.

Oracle and/or its affiliates. Some sites may choose to install PIA into separate directory structures or separate server machines. For example. All rights reserved. Note. as opposed to PS_HOME\webserv.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. For example. PIA_HOME. the installation program to specify a custome location for the PIA install. it is not until PeopleTools 8. Or. to illustrate where PIA has been installed. 7 . however.50 September. you will notice that in the PeopleTools documentation a new variable appears. in some cases. Copyright © 2009. the documentation uses PIA_HOME\webserv. if desired. 2009 PeopleTools 8.50 Installation <for your platform> Installation Programs The various installation programs (setup.exe) that you use to install PeopleTools and PeopleSoft application files to the servers in your environment have been updated to use the Java-based InstallAnywhere.50 PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program Now. Decoupling your PIA installation from PS_HOME can provide a more modular and flexible implementation. Decoupling PIA installations from PS_HOME was technically possible in previous PeopleTools releases. which could be inside or outside the PS_HOME directory structure. Because the location of where you can install PIA can vary. you may elect to install PIA to a directory outside PS_HOME if you are implementing a secure PS_HOME.50 that Oracle formally tests and supports this configuration option. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. having multiple PIA installations on multiple servers referencing a single PS_HOME installation is desired.

exe manually. Likewise. Go to PS_HOME\setup\vcredist.exe. During your PeopleTools installation. The Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ onto a computer. Running the separate Verity integration installation is a mandatory step after you have installed the PeopleTools software into PS_HOME. Verity. 2. for some reason. . To run vcredist_x86. These required files must now be installed onto each machine that will run PeopleTools 8. 8 Copyright © 2009.sh Tuxedo environment settings are no longer included in psconfig. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. as part of VC++ 2005. If.PeopleTools 8.50 Installation for <your platform> Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig.50 September.sh. was installed automatically when you installed the PeopleTools software. you can update the Windows machine’s CRT files by running vcredist_x86. the update does not take place during the install program run.50.exe manually: 1. The following environment settings must now be set explicitly using the . Detailed information and step-by-step procedures are included in your PeopleTools installation documentation. changed the way applications use and ship the required C Run Time (CRT) files. If you encounter these errors. In PeopleTools 8. the executables may not work and you may receive error messages.50 Programs. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the install programs automatically update the machine performing the installation. Verity Installation In previous releases. The installation files for Verity are part of the PeopleSoft PeopleTools files that you download from Oracle E-Delivery. if you are running PeopleTools executables from a machine on which the PeopleSoft installer did not run. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Running on Windows PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. the software used for PeopleSoft Search. the installation of Verity software has been decoupled from the PeopleTools installation. Run vcredist_x86. Microsoft. you will not be able to launch PeopleTools client or server executables on that machine and may receive errors.50 is developed using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005.profile file in user's home directory.

export PATH Oracle Configuration Manager Installation Oracle Configuration Manager (OCM) is used to collect configuration data from customer environments and upload it the customer configuration repository (CCR) at Oracle. LIBPATH. 9 . For example: TUXDIR=/home/user/Oracle/tuxedo10gR3. or SHLIB_PATH. For example: LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$TUXDIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH. 2009 Variable $TUXDIR Description $TUXDIR must be set to the correct Oracle Tuxedo installation directory. Including OCM a part of PeopleTools installer enables Oracle support representatives to analyze environment and configuration data and provide better service to customers. OCM is delivered to customers through My Oracle Support and can be configured for PeopleSoft deployments for collecting customer configuration data and providing services to the customer. you will have the option of installing and configuration OCM as part of the PeopleTools 8. Some of the benefits of using Oracle Configuration Manager are: • • • • Reduces time for resolution of support issues.50 installation. whichever is appropriate for your platform. With PeopleTools 8. For example: PATH=$TUXDIR/bin:$PATH. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Provides proactive problem avoidance.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools Installation for <your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Improves access to best practices and the Oracle knowledge base. Working with Oracle Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Configuration Manager This section discusses these changes to PeopleSoft Configuration Manager: • • Registry structure changes. Improves understanding of your business needs and provides consistent responses and services. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. ODBC installation. export LD_LIBRARY_PATH $TUXDIR/bin $TUXDIR/bin must be prepended to PATH. Copyright © 2009. export TUXDIR $TUXDIR/lib $TUXDIR/lib must be prepended to LD_LIBRARY_PATH.50 September.

referred to as PS_CFG_HOME. In previous releases.50. on the Client Setup tab there is an option to Install PeopleSoft ODBC Driver. while an administrator may have wanted to restrict write access to PS_HOME.DLL files. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Server. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. splits the binary files from the configuration files. This directory can be referred to as the PeopleSoft “Binary” Home. The PS_HOME directory refers to the high-level directory into which you install the PeopleSoft software. just as in previous releases. and scripts. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 10 Copyright © 2009. Then. The new feature discussed in this section refers only to the PS_HOME directory structure on the following PeopleSoft Servers: • • • PeopleSoft Application Server. in PeopleTools 8. PSADMIN creates the domain and its associated configuration files in a separate location. PeopleSoft Search Server. log files. many of the processes running within a domain required write access to PS_HOME for generating log and trace files.50. The Configuration Manager for PeopleTools 8.50 the default implementation of an application server.50 will delete settings stored in the registry by previous versions of PeopleTools. by default. administrators had difficulty limiting write access to the PS_HOME directory structure.50 September. when you create a domain. a Process Scheduler server. For example.50 you can implement improved security and streamline administration of your servers by taking advantage of the new PS_HOME directory structure that.50. the system installs all of the necessary files for that server to the specified PS_HOME directory. While this is transparent for most situations. as well as the dynamic and modifiable files. 2009 Release Notes Registry Structure Changes The structure of the registry for PeopleSoft settings has changed beginning with PeopleTools 8. it will be noticeable if you intend to run prior versions of Configuration Manager on the same workstation where you will also run the Configuration Manager for PeopleTools 8. such as . .EXE and . stores binary files and configuration files in different locations. or the PeopleSoft ‘Configuration’ Home. When you install the PeopleSoft software to your server.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. All rights reserved.50 Installation for your platform Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files With PeopleTools 8. To address this challenge. the PS_HOME directory on these servers contained both the static binary files. such as configuration files. or a search server. “Using PeopleSoft Configuration Manager” ODBC Installation In previous releases. This option has been removed for PeopleTools 8. Because of this varied collection of file types sharing the same location.

in situations where an output directory was previously located within PS_HOME. So. For example. Splitting the location of the server binary and configuration files provides a variety of benefits. the domain exists under PS_CFG_HOME\appserv\<domain>. consider that some of the previous configuration settings will have new default values. or bundle needs to be installed to fewer locations. 2009 By default. Note. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. with the binary files and domain configuration files existing within the same directory structure. you can configure your installation to operate the same as previous releases. Streamline upgrades and updates because the upgrade. you have the option to override the default PS_CFG_HOME value. Oracle developers are currently addressing this. For example. Note. “Working with Domain Configurations” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. enabling you to: • Restrict write access to server binary files and domain configuration files to one user. In these cases. In environments that include the IBM z/OS operating system. Operating System UNIX/Linux Windows PS_CFG_HOME Location $HOME/psft/pt/<version> %USERPROFILE%\psft\pt\<version> After you create a domain. limiting the possibility of accidental or malicious tampering with installed binaries and domain configuration. reducing the time and complexity involved with installations. Save significant disk space. update. If you do not want or need to split the location of the PeopleSoft server binary and configuration files. • • • Note. All rights reserved. If you are an existing customer. That is. 11 . depending on the operating system of the server. be careful in considering any output locations. patch.50 Installation for your platform Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. in many cases the length of the default PS_CFG_HOME directory will exceed z/OS character limits (70 in some cases). Data Mover. you can also symlink the directory and use the short path from inside your JCL scripts. Process Scheduler. the system creates PS_CFG_HOME in the following location. that output directory setting will now need to reference a location under PS_CFG_HOME or some other writeable location. Deploy PeopleTools binaries to a single location that multiple domains can use. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. when configuring nVision. By default. multiple domains on different machines can leverage a single installation of PS_HOME installed on a location accessible through your network. Or. the system creates the PS_CFG_HOME directory in the “user” directory of the owner of the domain. replacing it with a shorter path value. the PS_HOME directory is now designed to be read only. Domains can exist on the same physical machine or a different physical machine as PS_HOME. and so on.

or complementary. [Search] Deployment Type=3 Application Server Port=7077 Remote Search Server Credentials=SRCH_PRIMARY|stsun04:7777. Oracle and/or its affiliates. which may be caused by such issues as network failure. machine outage.50 September. or a problem in the search domain itself.CFG.SRCH_FAILOVER|st-sun05:7777 Where SRCH_PRIMARY and SRCH_FAILOVER represent the Domain ID value in the [Domain Settings] section of PSADMIN. Edit configuration/log files menu Windows service now includes search domains. or PSAPPSRV. Being able to define and configure backup. Search Server Failover PeopleTools 8.50 enables you to configure a failover search domain for search server configurations (Type-3) in case the primary search domain is unavailable. Application Server Domain 1 Application Server Domain 2 Application Server Domain n Primary Search Server Domain Failover Search Server Domain Multiple application server domains configured to use the same primary and failover search domains You configure an application server domain to connect to a failover search domain by modifying the Remote Search Server Credentials parameter in the [Search] section in PSADMIN. 2009 Release Notes Search Server This section discusses enhancements to the search server technology: • • • • Search server failover HP Itanium support. 12 Copyright © 2009. search domains provides higher availability and greater resilience for your search functions. All rights reserved. for the application server domain. .PeopleTools 8. The failover domain begins handling search requests only when the primary search domain becomes unavailable.

13 . The Type-3 configuration.50 September. the Type-3 search configurations (both the ‘client’ and ‘server’ elements) are supported on all the same operating systems that are also supported for running the application server. the application server domain acts as a ‘client’ submitting requests to the ‘server’ (the remote search domain). The feature enables system administrators to take full advantage of PeopleSoft search capabilities even when native support for search features are not available for the operating system on which their application server domains are installed. This is the equivalent option that appears on the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu for the application server. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. just as application server and Process Scheduler server domains in previous releases. similar to the tmadmin command line. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” Windows Service Now Includes Search Server Domains A search server domain can now be configured to start automatically as a Microsoft Windows service. Itanium search server support was limited to specific configuration types. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” HP Itanium Support HP Itanium is now supported as a Type-1 search server. configuration. “Setting up Failover Search Domains” Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations In previous releases.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Domain Gateway TUXEDO command line option. There is also the added benefit of a centralized solution for search facilities. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. bringing efficiency to administration. Provides dmadmin Tuxedo command line options specific to the domain gateway. In previous releases. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. and usage.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3). PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu The PSADMIN menu PeopleSoft Search Domain Administration now contains these menu options: • • Edit configuration/log files menu option.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. search server configuration. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. In this scenario. involves the use of a remote search server domain handling the search requests from application server domains. only select operating systems could host the PSSRCHSRV process in the Type-3. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. With PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

In previous releases. Using PSADMIN Menus. A [Search Indexes] section now appears for specifying custom index locations for search servers. to meet increasing demand.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Spawning refers to the configuration option to enable a domain to start additional server processes. 2009 Release Notes PSADMIN – Windows service configuration See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. these changes appear in the PSSRCH. the same as application servers and Process Scheduler servers in previous releases. All rights reserved. such as PSAPPSRV. you will notice the following changes to PSADMIN: • • • • • Spawning Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors JavaVM Options Spawning By default.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration 14 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8.50.50.CFG and PSADMIN for search servers: • • Add To Path now appears in the [Domain Settings] section. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. spawning was enabled by default. spawning is now disabled. . “Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service” Search Server Configuration File Changes For PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes” PSADMIN In PeopleTools 8.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

However. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8. you can now include custom Java options per server process.50. such as PSAPPSRV. The default value is 1024 cursors. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.CFG configuration files. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter. by default. “Using PSADMIN Menus.CFG and PSPRCS.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.CFG. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. This applies to any server process. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 2 8 25 2 Windows Service The name of the configuration file for the Windows service that starts an application server domain on Windows automatically has been changed. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. All rights reserved. In previous releases. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. In PeopleTools 8. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. PSQRYSRV. Copyright © 2009. 15 .000. PSAESRV. developer) has changed. medium. large.CFG. the configuration file is PSWINSRV. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8.50 September. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64. and so on.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. In previous releases. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration, “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters,” PSTOOLS Options, JavaVM Options

PeopleSoft Environment Management Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager
This section discusses changes and enhancements users of the PeopleSoft EM Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager can take advantage of, including: • • • • • PeopleSoft Environment Management Plug-in documentation. Oracle Enterprise Manager 10.2.0.5 Certification Process Monitor Integration Usability Enhancements Security Enhancements

PeopleSoft Environment Management Plug-in Documentation
The documentation has been updated based on the 8.50 version of the PeopleSoft Environment Management Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager. For this release, the installation instructions and the implementation guide have been split into two separate documents, which you can find in the following locations: • • Installation documentation: You can find the installation instructions with the plug-in software you downloaded from E-Delivery in the Disk1\doc folder. Implementation guide: You can download the PeopleSoft Enterprise Environment Management Plug-in 8.50 for Oracle Enterprise Manager Implementation Guide from http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E15815_01/psft/html/docset.html.

Oracle Enterprise Manager 10.2.0.5 Certification
PeopleSoft EM plug-in is now certified on Oracle Enterprise Manager 10.2.0.5, which offers the Add-On Framework, providing a single consistent interface for all Add-Ons to use while configuring and installing the add-ons.

Process Monitor Integration
With PeopleTools 8.50, you can now monitor and manage PeopleSoft processes and jobs run through the Process Scheduler using the Process Monitor interface in the EM Console. Several new pages appear in the EM Console enabling you to perform various administration tasks such as set up the Process Monitor target, schedule processes, view processes, analyze performance, and so on. If you’ve used the Process Monitor before, many of the pages will appear familiar.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Process Monitor in Enterprise Manager Console
See Also PeopleSoft Enterprise Environment Management Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager Implementation Guide

Usability Enhancements
With PeopleTools 8.50, a variety of usability enhancements are available including an improved method for viewing targets on the PeopleSoft Target page. In previous releases, PeopleSoft targets were displayed in a list form without showing any relationship to a particular environment. Now, PeopleSoft targets are shown in a hierarchical form where ‘child’ targets, such as application servers, Process Scheduler servers, and search servers appear nested within the environment they belong. That is, the page displays their association with a particular database.

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Release Notes

PeopleSoft targets associated with a particular database environment
The targets that are not associated with any database appear under Unlinked targets. See Also PeopleSoft Enterprise Environment Management Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager Implementation Guide

Security Enhancements
With PeopleTools 8.50, the following security enhancements have been added to the PeopleSoft Enterprise Environment Management Plug-in: • The constraint of multiple users being required to be in the same primary group for multiuser installation has been removed. You can now perform a multi-user installation with users in the same secondary group. For example, the EMAgent user and PeopleSoft user can be in a secondary group. Oracle Enterprise Manager provides support for a Sudo/Power Broker with use of the PDP (Preferred Delegation Provider) API. PeopleSoft plug-in will use PDP APIs to extend the functionality and support Sudo/Power Broker for PeopleSoft target related administrative actions like Start, Stop, Configure, and so on.

Loading Shared Cache Performance Improvements
With PeopleTools 8.50, you now have these options for loading the shared cache for application server domains: • • Serial cache loading Parallel cache loading.

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19 . and it runs if you choose Serial LoadCache on the Process Request page after clicking Run on the Load Application Server Cache page.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. cause instances of other objects to be loaded as well. sequentially. which runs when you select Parallel LoadCache on the Process Request page after clicking Run on the Load Application Server Cache page. adds each applicable cache object to the shared cache. Parallel cache loading refers to a new option intended to reduce the time required to build a shared cache. Parallel cache loading splits the work of the LOADCACHE program into two separate Application Engine programs that run simultaneously within the PSJob PLCACHE.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Serial cache loading refers to the existing process for loading shared cache. The LOADCACHE program. when loading the shared cache for application server domains. Process Scheduler – Process Request page The PLCACHE job runs a basic setup process and these cache loading processes: Process LCACHE_INDEP LCACHE_DEP Description Loads all the cacheable objects that are independent of other cached objects.50 September.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration Copyright © 2009. Objects that are dependent on other cached objects are those objects that. The LOADCACHE program is in place in PeopleTools 8. system administrators ran an Application Engine program named LOADCACHE. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. when loaded into cache. Loads all the cacheable objects that are dependent on other cached objects.

PeopleSoft Encryption Technology Changes PeopleSoft Encryption Technology changes include: 20 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. CUPS enables you to configure which fields the subscribing database receives.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration.PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft Encryption Technology changes. “Working with User Profiles Across Multiple Databases” SAML support for Web Services Security Security Assertion Markup Language is an XML standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between entities. Oracle Access Manager Integration PeopleSoft applications now support Oracle Access Manager (COREid) for Single Sign On. All SAML token messages are digitally signed. PeopleSoft applications now support the use of the SAML token for WSS. SAML provides a standard security token—a SAML assertion—that can be used with standard web services security frameworks. The published message is the same. including: • • • • • User Profile Synchronization. User Profile Synchronization User Profile synchronization across multiple databases now has two types of behavior: • • Standard user profile synchronization Configurable user profile synchronization Standard User Profile Synchronization (SUPS) Standard user profile synchronization is the same as in past releases. but security administrators also have the option of encrypting the token. See Also See Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . LDAP library changes. SAML support for Web Services Security. Oracle and/or its affiliates. it is the message on the subscribing database that is configurable. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Security This section discusses the changes to PeopleTools Security. Configurable User Profile Synchronization (CUPS) Configurable user profile synchronization is comparable to the standard type.50 September. Oracle Access Manager integration. However.

run PTENCRYPTPET on the target database after the import to encrypt the table data. PTDECRYPTPET: If you use Data Mover to export PET table data from the current version into a version of PeopleTools that predates the introduction of the encrypt and decrypt field object methods. Encryption Terminology “PeopleSoft Pluggable Encryption Technology” is now referred to as “PeopleSoft Encryption Technology. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” Application Engine Programs to Encrypt and Decrypt Tables There are two Application Engine programs that do full table encryption and decryption: • PTENCRYPTPET: If you use Data Mover to export data from a PeopleTools version that pre-dates PET to the current tools version.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration. Enhanced User ID Monitoring Information. Copyright © 2009. “Using Application Engine Programs to Encrypt and Decrypt Tables” LDAP Library Changes PeopleTools 8.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Increase in Oracle Minimum Number of OPEN_CURSORS. JNDI requires no added installation as it is part of the standard PeopleTools installation. Oracle and Sun Libraries are no longer supported. 2009 • • Encryption terminology. All rights reserved. 21 . “Employing LDAP Directory Services” Oracle Database Enhancements PeopleTools 8.50 offers a variety of features incorporated for sites using the Oracle database. including: • • • • • • Optimize Database CPU Usage with Oracle Control Groups.50 uses only JNDI libraries for LDAP clients to connect to LDAP Directory Servers. Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit. Application Engine programs to encrypt and decrypt tables. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration. run PTDECRYPTPET on the source data prior to exporting to decrypt the table data. Enhanced MODULE and ACTION Monitoring Information. Support for Oracle Transparent Data Encryption.

Optimize Database CPU Usage with Oracle Control Groups PeopleTools now provides a way for you to monitor and manage the database resource usage of PeopleTools executables through the features of the Oracle Database Resource Manager.50. PSRUN is assigned to the COBOL resource group and PSQRYSRV is assigned to the QUERY SERVER resource group.PeopleTools 8.50 September. All rights reserved. for example. If you want to limit the amount of CPU resources a long-running query can consume on the database server. 22 Copyright © 2009. Pt Ora Resource page After mapping the appropriate PeopleSoft resource group to its corresponding consumer group. You then manage PeopleSoft Query’s CPU usage by specifying the appropriate parameters when you define the corresponding consumer group. named PSFT Query. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes • • FIRST_ROWS Hint Feature No Longer Used. Oracle 11g case-sensitive user IDs. This integration between PeopleTools and Oracle database technology enables you to manage and optimize a fundamental system resource. . you use the Pt Ora Resource page to map the Oracle consumer groups to the predefined PeopleSoft resource groups. PeopleTools delivers a set of predefined PeopleSoft Resource Groups to which one or more PeopleTools executables are assigned. and how the CPU allocates its resources to the PeopleSoft application processes running on the system. After you have created the consumer groups. With PeopleTools 8. For example. then you could create a resource plan with a consumer group. the CPU. the system automatically imposes the limits that you have defined in the consumer group upon the PeopleTools executables within that resource group.

All rights reserved. such as encryption. PeopleTools populates the MODULE and ACTION fields of the V$SESSION and V$SQL views. a strategy that enhances security because no administrator is granted comprehensive access to data. 2009 Taking advantage of this new feature enables database administrators a flexible and configurable method of aligning database resources with the real-world demands of your business on your PeopleSoft system and realigning those resources as demand changes. Oracle Automatic Workload Repository. which is part of the external security module. External security modules generate encryption keys. This provides increased monitoring capabilities if you use Oracle performance monitoring utilities. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Oracle. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. it provides for secure storage and management of encryption keys in a security module external to the database. Oracle Database Resource Manager.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 23 . PeopleSoft Connection Type Application Server (PIA connections) Module PeopleSoft component Action PeopleSoft page (PIA page) Copyright © 2009. Using an external security module separates ordinary program functions from those that pertain to security. which enables encryption of sensitive data in database columns as it is stored in the operating system files. it is possible to divide administration duties between DBAs and security administrators. and so on. To implement this feature within your PeopleSoft system you need to: • • • Set up the Master key in the Oracle wallet. Each table's column encryption key is. Enter the desired encryption algorithm in the Database Encryption Algorithm edit box on the PeopleTools Options page. in turn. perform encryption and decryption. In addition.” Working With Oracle Resource Groups Oracle Database Administrator’s Guide. and in Application Designer. You can now view system resource usage per these PeopleSoft application modules that populate the module and action fields as described in the table. Consequently. select Encrypt check box. There can be only one key for each database table that contains encrypted columns regardless of the number of encrypted columns in a given table. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. Enhanced MODULE and ACTION Monitoring Information With PeopleTools 8. encrypted with the database server's master key.50. The Master key is stored in an Oracle wallet. Using the Database Resource Manager Support for Oracle Transparent Data Encryption PeopleTools now supports the use of Oracle’s Transparent Data Encryption (TDE). TDE is a key-based access control system that enforces authorization by encrypting data with a key that is kept secret. such as Oracle Enterprise Manager. Determine the fields to be encrypted with TDE. in the Field Properties dialog box. and securely store keys outside of the database.

Displaying only the user ID simplifies the retrieval of user information by products like Oracle Audit Vault and Oracle Enterprise Manager to obtain the User ID information from PeopleSoft applications. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Oracle. client_info FROM v$session where module ='pside.pside. whereas the CLIENT_INFO column also contains the user ID value.” ORACLE DATABASE VAULT Certification With Oracle PeopleSoft Applications http://www. All rights reserved. “Monitoring PeopleSoft Database Connection 24 Copyright © 2009. but it is typically accompanied by other user information.exe. 10g.pdf Enhanced User ID Monitoring Information Additional monitoring information was included enhancing the availability of PeopleSoft user information in Oracle products like Oracle Audit Vault and Oracle Enterprise Manager. and 11g with PeopleTools PT8. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Oracle.50. MODULE ------ CLIENT_IDENTIFIER ----------------- CLIENT_INFO ----------------QEDMO. Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Oracle.50 September.. like machine name for example. client_identifier. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management.com/technology/deploy/security/databasesecurity/pdf/ds_database_vault_peoplesoft. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Database administrators can also retrieve the information directly from the database with queries similar to the following: SELECT module.oracle. PeopleSoft user ID information is also stored in the CLIENT_IDENTIFIER column of the V$SESSION table. .” Monitoring PeopleSoft Database Connections Oracle Database Vault Support PeopleSoft databases are now certified to use Oracle Database Vault to increase your information security. PeopleTools has validated the use of Database Vault 9i.PeopleTools 8.exe'. The CLIENT_IDENTIFIER column contains only the user ID. 2009 Release Notes Integration Broker Application Engine service operation ‘PSAE’ PeopleCode event program name See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management.BENG- pside.exe QEDMO PC.bng2.

In addition to allowing larger amounts of data in a single database field.50. there is no longer a need to enable or disable the use of this feature. In previous releases. In previous releases. the use of this hint made the analysis of other reported performance issues difficult. Going forward. wherever it needs to be supplied in the configuration tools and scripts as well as on any signon screen. when running the installation. 2009 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit Beginning with PeopleTools 8.50 September. the largest LOB that could be stored was 2 MB. Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs With Oracle 11gR1 the database user ID is case-sensitive. So. system administrators need to make sure the database user ID. this new limit allows much larger file attachments to be stored in the database without having to be divided into separate chunks. In PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Access ID On PeopleTools 8. as originally implemented.50 Installation for Oracle FIRST_ROWS Hint Feature No Longer Used PeopleSoft applications no longer utilize the FIRST_ROWS hint feature on an Oracle database for the SQL generated for search lists appearing on application pages.50. Increase in Oracle Minimum Number of OPEN_CURSORS The new minimum number of OPEN_CURSORS required for PeopleSoft applications on an Oracle database is 1000. In addition. the OracleDisableFirstRowsHint parameter has been removed from the application server configuration file (PSAPPSRV. The Oracle implementation of FIRST_ROWS hint works differently than on other RDBMS platforms. the minimum was 255. did not provide any clear performance benefits for the Oracle platform. 25 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Microsoft SQL Server 2008.50 the SQL Server login utilized as an ACCESSID does not require being a member of the SQL Server “sysadmin” server role. such as SYSADM is represented consistently. and the PeopleSoft application usage of the FIRST_ROWS hint feature. The original intent of adding the hint was to provide a performance benefit.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009. Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements This section discusses these Microsoft SQL Server enhancements: • • Access ID.CFG). All rights reserved. the LOB size limit for the Oracle database has increased to 50 MB.

This reduces the initial footprint of your database and translates into optimized space usage as your transactional database grows. IBM DB2 Enhancements This section discusses enhancements for IBM DB2. to accommodate system needs with no limit. and so on. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. PeopleTools supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. initial size and appropriate resize increment. Table spaces that can dynamically increase their size as needed enable you to set a reasonable. The auto-resize option creates a table space that automatically increase its size. On PeopleTools 8. Implementing auto-resize reduces manual ad hoc and preplanned intervention by administrators to increase table space sizes to keep up with the insertion of transactional data. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Microsoft SQL Server” SQL Server 2008 With PeopleTools 8. defining new server logins.50 Installation <for your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. The PeopleSoft ACCESSID is now a member of the following fixed database roles: db_datareader db_datawriter db_ddladmin Additionally it is necessary to grant ALTER TRACE permissions to the ACCCESSID in order to be able to utilize different tracing capabilities available in PeopleTools. creating databases. .PeopleTools 8.50. in configurable increments.50 you will find the installation scripts were updated to reflect the changes above. All rights reserved. modifying server settings. 2009 Release Notes This restricts the type of activities this login can be used for which enhances overall application security.50. 26 Copyright © 2009. dropping them. including: • • • DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes Increased Monitoring Information DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE With PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft databases running on the DB2 LUW platform can take advantage of the IBM DB2 Auto-Resize option for table spaces. In previous releases the delivered table space create scripts appeared similar to the following. It is important to take into consideration that utilizing these roles for the PeopleSoft ACCESSID login will restrict the ability to run administrative tasks not required for PeopleSoft applications like creating backups and restoring them.

table space PTTLRG will be created with 18000 4k pages. For existing databases.50 September. The audit triggers created by the PeopleSoft Audit Triggers page required the AUDIT01 program to capture the user information that the system eventually inserted in the audit tables. Here. and Windows” DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes In previous releases of PeopleTools. using IBM z/OS assembler language. the AUDIT01 program is no longer required.DBF' 18000 ) EXTENTSIZE 16 PREFETCHSIZE 48 DROPPED TABLE RECOVERY OFF. the delivered DDL scripts create table spaces with auto-resize one.DBF' 10 M ) EXTENTSIZE 16 PREFETCHSIZE 48 DROPPED TABLE RECOVERY OFF AUTORESIZE YES INCREASESIZE 10 M MAXSIZE NONE . In this example. the delivered table space create scripts appear similar to the following: CREATE TABLESPACE PTTLRG MANAGED BY DATABASE USING ( FILE '/data1/psdb2/ptdbname/PTTLRG. a “table space full” condition occurs. named AUDIT01. the DBA can either add more free pages or add more containers.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. With PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. you can submit a SQL ALTER command to enable auto-resize for desired table spaces. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for Linux. The number of pages is hard-coded in the script. depending on the connection type: Copyright © 2009. The automatic space management activity is transparent to any application connected to the database. the script will create the PTTLRG table space with an initial allocation of 10 Mb of free space. In PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. UNIX. by default.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. manually.50 Installation for DB2 UDB for Linux. 27 .50. PeopleSoft now retrieves this information from these two sources. 2009 CREATE TABLESPACE PTTLRG MANAGED BY DATABASE USING ( FILE '/data1/psdb2/ptdbname/PTTLRG. with no maximum size limit other than that imposed by the amount of space on the server machine. All rights reserved. If the actual numbers of records loaded into table space PTTLRG exceeds the 18000 4k page capacity. users of the database level auditing feature for DB2 on z/OS were required to create a user defined function (UDF). and Windows Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Note. UNIX. To add more free space to the table space. space will be increased by DB2 automatically in increments of 10 Mb when the file container becomes full. For new PeopleSoft databases.

RRS DSNRLI SET_CLIENT_ID function If you are new to PeopleTools with the 8. PeopleTools captures ‘Module’ information and stores it in the DB2 ACCOUNTING field as follows: Module PIA Integration Broker Application Engine component name service operation name ‘PSAE’ Value Captured See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Used for “local” connections. which are process using DB2 Connect. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 LUW” Data Mover This section covers Data Mover enhancements. which are processes running under UNIX System Services. if you have used the database level auditing feature and you are upgrading from a previous release of PeopleTools.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. you need to make sure to complete the steps described in your PeopleSoft upgrade instructions. Report Distribution Server. . and so on. Using DB2 for z/OS Trigger Information Increased Monitoring Information DB2 system administrators can gather increased information associated with specific DB2 connections. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. including: 28 Copyright © 2009.50 release. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 z/OS” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Source Sqlseti (Set Client Information) When Used Used for “distributed” connections. Employing Database Level Auditing.50 September. Process Scheduler servers (running on OS/390). the workstation. PeopleTools previously provided information for tracing the user. or you have never used the database level auditing feature (on DB2 for z/OS) you do not need to perform any additional steps to implement this feature other than those described in PeopleBooks. However. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and the application server domain associated with a specific connection. Using the features of the DB2 Connect’s sqleseti API (set client information) function. such as PIA transactions and Process Scheduler servers (running on Windows or UNIX).50 PeopleBook: Data Management.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. such as Application Engine.PeopleTools 8.50. In PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.

$DM_HOME. 29 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. some of the default Data Mover environment settings have changed. It has been replaced by PS_DM_DATA_IN. the use of * with AS was not recommended or supported. In previous releases. Specifies the Data Mover input directory. It defines the writeable location for Data Mover the output. Note. then some of the environment variables from previous releases (such as output locations) need to point to writeable locations. All rights reserved. “Using the PeopleSoft Data Mover Command-Line Interface” Data Mover Environment Variables on UNIX For the PSDMTX command line interface. Variable PS_DM_DATA PS_DM_DATA_IN PS_DM_DATA_OUT PS_DM _LOG Description This variable no longer exists in PeopleTools 8. as in $HOME/PS_DM/log. a new environment variable. Appendix: Using the PSADMIN Utility Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. Copyright © 2009. log file and trace file path. “Using PeopleSoft Data Mover Commands. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Data Management.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The default setting is $HOME/PS_DM. The default is $DM_HOME/log.50.” IMPORT Data Mover Environment Variable Modifications Because of the decoupling of the executables and configuration files on the application server and Process Scheduler server and the introduction of the secure PS_HOME option. 2009 • • IMPORT Command Modifications Data Mover Environment Variable Modifications IMPORT Command Modifications The Data Mover IMPORT command has been modified to allow the following usage: IMPORT * AS record_name This is allowed in cases where the imported data file consists only of a single record. $DM_HOME applies only to the UNIX environment. PS_DM_DATA_OUT=$DM_HOME/data Specifies the location of PeopleSoft Data Mover log files.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. If you intend to implement a secure (or read-only) PS_HOME. PS_DM_DATA_IN=$PS_HOME/data Specifies the Data Mover output directory.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. has been added.

enabling increased verification that your Performance Monitor configuration is ready for use. such as PS_CFG_HOME\data. the Data Mover OutputDir now points to a location within PS_CFG_HOME.PeopleTools 8. these default settings in the Configuration Manager have changed for Data Mover: Variable Output Directory Description In previous releases. it pointed to PS_HOME\data. .CFG). The Ping Test button verifies that the URL you’ve entered is in the correct format and that the URL is accessible. 30 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. Now.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Variable TraceFile Description Specifies the trace file location. PPM Console Display and Security.trc Data Mover Environment Variables on Windows For the Windows environment. Oracle and/or its affiliates. performs registration. The default is C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Local Settings\Temp Data Mover Settings Within the Process Scheduler Configuration In the Process Scheduler configuration file (PSPRCS. OutputDir=%PS_CFG_HOME%\data PeopleSoft Performance Monitor This section discusses these changes to PeopleSoft Performance Monitor: • • Save and Ping PPM button. In previous releases. by default. Save and Ping PPM. Log Directory This location must allow Data Mover write access in the case of a read-only PS_HOME configuration. it should point to a writeable location. only the Ping Test button appeared on the page. For example. Save and Ping PPM Button On the Specify Monitor page a new button. This increased verification enables you to confirm that the agents are running and able to transmit data to your monitoring system. The Save and Ping PPM button saves the new URL to the URL catalog. has been added. TraceFile=%DM_HOME%/datamover. and launches the PPM console in a separate browser window displaying all registered agents.

Because the Save and Ping PPM button saves the entered URL. 2009 Specify Monitor page Note. reboot the web server.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. PPMConsole Settings group box on the Global Administration page Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Performance Monitor.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and then any administrator requiring access to the PPM Console will need to enter the password. by selecting Enable PPMconsole in the PPMConsole Settings group box on the Global Administration page. In addition. “Setting Up the Performance Monitor. 31 . you can now configure password security for accessing the PPM Console. Enter a password in the Password text box. You now enable the PPM Console for display. All rights reserved. you enabled the PPM Console for display using the PPMConsole web property in the web profile.” Enabling the Required Elements on the Monitored System PPM Console Display and Security In previous releases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the Save button has been removed from the bottom of the page.

50 September. All rights reserved. Tuxedo Log Directory Character Limit The log directory contains log files the system generates for a domain. uncomment the Log Directory setting in the domain's PSAPPSRV. The Receive Timeout setting appears in the Web Server Jolt Settings group box on the Security tab for web profiles. such as the ICQuery service timeout setting. When entering custom log directory locations. by default. Oracle and/or its affiliates. keep the following length restrictions in mind.PeopleTools 8. If you elect to specify a custom log directory. and enter the desired location. Authentication timeout setting. such as Tuxedo logs (TUXLOG) and APPSRV logs.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Performance Monitor. For example. then the logs directory would be in PS_CFG_HOME\PSFT\logs. if your domain name is 'PSFT'. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Administering the Performance Monitor. Domain Type Application Server Process Scheduler Server Search Server 60 70 80 Log Directory Character Limit Timeout Settings The default value for the Receive Timeout setting has increased from 600 seconds to 1300 seconds to compensate for longer running service timeout values. URL Properties page. . 32 Copyright © 2009.” Setting Global System Options General System Administration Enhancements This section covers these general system administration features: • • • • • • • • • Tuxedo Log Directory Character Limit Timeout Settings Jolt Signon Trace Link IDDA Logging WebLogic Session Cookie Name Changes SYSAUDIT additions.CFG file. The default log directory for a domain is %PS_SERVDIR\logs.

properties file.properties file.” Web Server Timeouts Jolt This section describes changes made to Oracle Jolt. has changed slightly in PeopleTools 8. specified in the psserver property in the configuration.xml file.properties file: joltPooling=true See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. click here.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. In PeopleTools 8. A new property has been added to the configuration. All rights reserved.50.” Working with Jolt Configuration Options. Jolt session pooling was set per servlet in the web. For PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. failover servers appeared within angled brackets. including: • • Jolt Failover String Jolt Session Pooling Jolt Failover String The syntax of the Jolt failover string.50 September. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. If you enable the signon trace link to appear on the signon page using the Show Trace Link at Signon web profile property.49 8. { }.” Configuring Jolt Session Pooling Signon Trace Link The wording of the signon trace link has changed. 33 . to be compatible with both IPV4 and IPV6 specifications. Jolt Session Pooling In previous releases. you set Jolt session pooling at the site level in the configuration.50.50 Jolt Failover String psserver=<host>:<port>#wt[failover servers] psserver=<host>:<port>#wt{failover servers} Note. The above IPV6 compatibility applies to Jolt only. the link now appears as: Set Trace Flags In previous releases it read: To set trace flags. [ ]. PeopleTools Release 8. the failover servers appear within curly brackets. “Appendix: PeopleSoft Timeout Settings. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.

Java thread ID. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. .50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50 PeopleBook: Portal Technology.” Configuring Web Profiles IDDA Logging The Instrumented Development Diagnostic Aid (IDDA) logging feature provides enhanced: • • • scope of logging information across multiple functional categories. Oracle and/or its affiliates. as well as additional metadata associated with each log message. and so on. “Configuring the Portal Environment. If you use the previous value. when configuring plugins for reverse proxy servers or when configuring clusters. The name has changed as follows: "CookieName" has been changed to "WLCookieName". All rights reserved. configurable logging levels.1 SP X. machine IP address. including Portal.” Enabling IDDA Logging WebLogic Session Cookie Name Changes The name of the WebLogic Server session cookie within the WebLogic Server web application has changed beginning with WebLogic Server 8. “Working with Oracle WebLogic. As a result. you need to include the new cookie name within the relevant configuration files. IBRK-23: Checks operation definitions with no service relationship. • • • • SEC-31: Verifies roles contain valid user profile definitions. you only enable IDDA logging when instructed to do so by an Oracle support contact seeking specific information. SEC-34: Checks for orphaned service operations assigned in permission lists. “Tracing. SEC-32: Flags any inactive roles existing in the system. Integration Broker. improved content and layout of the log output. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In most cases.PeopleTools 8. and so on.” Configuring Reverse Proxy Servers SYSAUDIT Additions The following new SYSAUDIT audits have been added. SEVERE. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. WARNING. Note. the system displays a warning message. Logging. user ID. it can also be a valuable tool for your own troubleshooting efforts. and Debugging. including INFO.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. and the report repository. such as message sequence.50 September. but. including a log file header showing such information as PeopleTools and Java versions. 34 Copyright © 2009.

50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout URL PROPERTIES PAGE The new URL Properties page enables you to define URLIDs to store in the database to be used for FTPS and the PeopleCode attachment functions.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages. Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. “Working with Oracle WebLogic.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. “Using PeopleTools Utilities. 35 . WORKLISTFEED 01-05. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option. “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.” Using Administration Utilities.50 September. GENERICFEED-01. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Working with IBM WebSphere.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions. Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets. QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name.

PeopleTools Portal Technologies. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. PeopleCode. 36 Copyright © 2009. Application Designer.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . PeopleSoft Mobile Agent. Global Technology. 2009 Release Notes Development Tools Enhancements This section covers changes and updates related to the development of PeopleSoft applications: • • • • • • User Interface.

Favorites menu enhancements. Copyright © 2009. Processing icon changes Search page enhancements. 2009 User Interface This section provides an overview of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) and the changes to the graphical user interface. Any server trips triggered by PeopleCode functions such as FieldChange and FieldEdit for related display fields do not redraw the entire page. faster and more user-friendly.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. the refresh updates only the changed fields. Because of AJAX technology. you can: • Resize the page. The AJAX technology makes Internet applications smaller. faster. Style sheet modifications. Modal grids and long edit boxes.50 has incorporated the use of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX). which is grayed out while the prompt page is active. Floating drop-down navigation. Modal Prompt Pages and Modal Alert Dialog Boxes All Look Up (prompt) pages and alert dialog boxes are modal and appear in front of the primary page. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) based tabs. and more interactive PeopleSoft applications. Partial Page Refreshes PeopleSoft applications use Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) technology to limit server trips and perform partial page refreshes. When working with these pages. including: • • • • • • • • • • Partial page refreshes. Modal prompt pages and modal alert dialog boxes. 37 . much of the communication with the server occurs in the background.50 September. AJAX uses asynchronous data transfer (HTTP requests) between the browser and the web server. allowing web pages to request small bits of information from the server instead of whole pages. Asynchronous JavaScript and XML PeopleTools 8. Menu navigation. You continue to work uninterrupted during the process. All rights reserved. which is a web 2. the browser refreshes the entire page only when the user navigates to a new page. With a partial page refresh.0 technology that enables better. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

Floating Drop-Down Navigation PeopleTools 8. the menu cascades to the right. Modal grids and long edit boxes can be moved around over the page for ease of viewing and use. 2009 Release Notes • • Minimize or collapse the page to the title bar. Note. when you click the expand/collapse icons in the new menu pagelet.PeopleTools 8. When you click the “Zoom” icon in a grid or on a long edit box. Oracle and/or its affiliates. As you mouse over any section of the menu. You can choose to use the non-AJAX based menu pagelet for ease of use with screen readers. . Close the page from the title bar close icon. If you click the folder name. Because of AJAX. the system redraws only the appropriate hierarchy for the selected link or folder.50 offers floating drop-down menu navigation. Advantages of the new floating navigation are: 38 Copyright © 2009. the control appears in its own modal page where you can continue to work with the control as though it were on the main page. the entire structure is refreshed. revealing more components that you have access to view.0). Modal Grids and Long Edit Boxes You can configure grids and long edit boxes to display in their own modal window above the grayed out main page. All rights reserved.50 September. This is an example of a modal scrollable grid: Menu Navigation There is a new left navigation menu pagelet (Menu 2. instead of refreshing the entire menu pagelet.

select it. You can search the menu – Enter a keyword or phrase and the search index will generate matching entries as you type. • • Example: Floating Drop-Down Navigation This is an example of the new floating drop-down navigation: Copyright © 2009. The menu leaves breadcrumbs – As you navigate. 2009 • • You can sort the menu – Click the sort icon on the main menu to toggle between alphabetic ascending. When you find the folder or page. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and portal sequence number presentation of folders. select the item in the list. descending. The menu is scrollable – Click the scroll arrows that appear at the top and bottom of the menu when the menu is too long for you to view in its entirety. 39 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. breadcrumbs appear across the top of the page to inform you of your location. All rights reserved.50 September. When you see a match.

You must run the Build Registry Search Index process to populate the search. 40 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes Example: Search Menu This is an example of the Search Menu enhancement showing the results for a search of the phrase User Pro and the sort icon in the blue header: Note.PeopleTools 8. you can navigate directly to this profile within the Favorites menu and quickly create a new employee. Oracle and/or its affiliates. For example. Favorites Menu Enhancements The Favorites menu has been enhanced to include a Most Recently Used (MRU) list. You are no longer taken to the search page. When new employees are hired.50 September. All rights reserved. The Favorites menu also includes the primary key as part of any Favorite that you save. The last five (5) most recently accessed pages appear at the top of the Favorites list. as a Security Administrator you can create a generic Employee user profile on the Copy User Profile page and save it as a favorite. .

All rights reserved. As you type. and appears on search pages and in prompt dialog boxes.50 September. this page appears showing the primary key: Type Ahead Prompt Fields now include a type ahead text. the system searches in the background and matches entries in the record to the text you enter. 2009 Example: Favorites Menu This is the new favorites menu showing the Recently Used list and the Base EE User Profile favorite in the My Favorites list: When you click the BASE EE link. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Type ahead is configurable through User Personalizations. 41 . Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

The new processing icon looks like this: The confirmed save icon looks like this: Search Page Enhancements Search pages now include a Maximum number of rows to return field. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can set the number of entries that the search returns to any value less than the maximum.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. you can determine the number of entries that the search can return. The maximum value and the default value are set in the Search Settings on the PeopleTools Options page. When you perform a search using a transaction search page. If the search retrieves more than the maximum number of listings. the Search Results grid displays the total number of results above the search results. 42 Copyright © 2009.50 September. You can limit the number of search items returned by entering a lower value in the Maximum number of rows to return field on the search page. 2009 Release Notes Example: Type Ahead This is an example of type ahead on a Vendor page where the user is searching for a buyer with the letter “a” in the ID: Processing Icon Changes The processing and saved icons have changed. .

The two images are anchored to the outside corners of their respective elements. or slide apart and overlap less to fill a wider space. Cascading style sheets (CSS) have the advantage of layering background images which enables them to slide over each other. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN. as it won’t be the default style sheet for the PeopleTools interface.50. Customers upgrading to PeopleTools 8. sleek look and feel. However. 43 . The images can be thought of as the sliding doors that complete one doorway. Keep in mind that background images only show in the available doorway of the element to which they are applied (content area + padding). Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Based Tabs Page tabs are now set with cascading style sheets (CSS). Oracle and/or its affiliates. the PeopleSoft applications use the sliding door technique for tabs. Another style sheet. To provide a greater number of tabs and simpler user-level configuration. The doors slide together and overlap more to fill a narrow space. To change the background colors of tabs. The visible portions of these background images fit together inside the doorway to form a tab-like shape. You can change the background colors of folder tabs and grid tabs.50 September. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN is the default style sheet for PeopleSoft application releases 9. Copyright © 2009. 2009 Style Sheet Modification There are two new style sheets for Peopletools 8.1 and later. PSSTYLEDEF has been updated to have a more contemporary. it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how tab definitions are built and stored in the database. Sliding Doors Technique The sliding door tabs employ expansion and contraction of the tabs based on the size of the text with just two separate background images: one image to render the left side of a tab and the other image to render the right.50 will be unaffected by the SWAN style sheet. has an updated look and feel and matches Oracle corporate application standards. The default style sheet and the SWAN style sheet contain CSS tabs. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

With a free form sub style sheet. Active hyperlinks on read-only pages. the free form sub style sheet must define and include all default style classes used by the application. . At runtime. the Fixed Form tab is grayed out because free form sub style sheets do not support inheritance or aggregation. On free form sub style sheets. Free form sub style sheets are supported in PeopleTools 8. Radio Button Label Changes You can change or set radio button labels dynamically with PeopleCode. Oracle and/or its affiliates. such as: • • • • • • • • Radio button label changes. When creating free form style sheets.50 and higher. 44 Copyright © 2009. style classes in free form sub style sheets take precedence over PeopleTools-formatted style classes of the same name. Image definition changes. style class names must be identical to the PeopleTools default style class names. AJAX. including new features and enhancements. 2009 Release Notes Application Designer This section details the modifications in Application Designer definitions. to use free form sub style sheets.50 September. Integrated rich text editor.PeopleTools 8. Free form stylesheets. Free Form Stylesheets Free form sub style sheets are text-based sub style sheets that enable you to take advantage of Cascading Style Sheets– Level 2 (CSS2). Scrollable grid layout (grid enhancements). All rights reserved. Grid and scroll area summary attribute for tables in pages. and DHTML features. Free form sub style sheets cannot have parent style sheets nor can they be used as parent style sheets. Command line password prompt. you must insert them in a standard style sheet or in a sub style sheet that is part of a standard style sheet. Note. Note these important points regarding the use of free form sub style sheets: • • • Like other sub style sheets. If you replace the default style sheet or override the page style sheet with a style sheet that includes only free form text. Unexpected results will occur in both Application Designer and PeopleSoft Internet Architecture pages if a default style class is missing. you can create the style sheet in a third-party editor and then copy the style sheet text into the Free Form tab of the free form sub style sheet definition.

then the Summary text will also be set to Message Catalog with short text chosen as default. if you do not include the .CP <password> argument. For new grids. the default value for the Summary Text field is the same as the Title of the grid. Oracle and/or its affiliates. For existing grid areas. For new grids. Summary Attribute for Tables in Pages Grids now include a Summary attribute which enables the developer to provide a brief description of the functionality and content of the grid or scroll area. The property is accessible on the Use tab for the following supported controls: • • • Edit Box Check Box Radio Button Copyright © 2009. 2009 If you attempt to import a free form sub style sheet into an earlier release. This is an example of a free form style sheet: Command Line Password Prompt When using the command line to access the PSIDE. This eliminates the requirement of entering the password argument as clear text in the command line. For existing controls. This property is pertinent for end users running screen readers. default value for the Summary Text field is the same as the Title of the grid. Active Hyperlinks on Display Only Pages This enhancement adds the “Enable When Page is Display Only” property to certain controls so that the application developer can enable hyperlinks to be active even on display only pages.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 45 . analytic grid.50 September. The attribute is accessible by clicking the Summary Properties button located at the bottom right of the Label tab of any grid. All rights reserved. the value of the field is populated during an upgrade. or scroll area. if the control Title is set to Message Catalog.EXE executable (Application Designer). the user is now presented with a dialog box to enter the password. the free form sub style sheet imports as an empty standard style sheet.

In scrollable grid layout. In the scrollable grid layout. In scrollable grid layout. . Grid scroll bars and grid tabs can be configured to work together or separately.50 September. the cursor will move to fields within the grid. You can specify the grid layout style at the system level (PeopleTools Options page) and at the individual grid level. you can navigate through cells by using the SHIFT+ <DIRECTION> ARROW keys. In scrollable grid layout. The scrollable grid layout offers several functional differences from the original grid layout. When using these methods to navigate. All rights reserved. you can change the sort order of a grid column directly on the transaction page by clicking the column header. Note. You can configure a scrollable grid to display the horizontal and vertical scroll bars independently of one another. press SHIFT+ UP ARROW to move one cell up. You can scroll data within the grid without having use the browser scroll bar. Press SHIFT+ RIGHT ARROW to move one cell to the right. you can enable horizontal and vertical scroll bars. In scrollable layout. Oracle and/or its affiliates. making it the active tab. the user can find the string in all tabs of the grid. If the string is found. the cursor will cause the grid to scroll as it moves through rows. If grid tabs are present. sort indicator icons appear to the left of the column heading label. you can designate the number of rows to appear in the scrollable area. the page brings the tab where the field and value are into view. which appear within the grid control and enable you to scroll through data within the grid. In the scrollable grid layout. the cursor will not cause the tab to change as it moves through rows and columns.PeopleTools 8. application developers can enable a scrollable grid layout. If grid scroll bars are present. 2009 Release Notes • • • Drop-Down List Image Long Edit Box Scrollable Grid Layout (Grid Enhancements) In addition to the current grid functionality. The search looks through all rows in the buffer. For example. frozen columns and column headers are stationary when you scroll through grid data. thus other data on the page stays in view. 46 Copyright © 2009.

you can drag and drop to columns to change column order.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009. 47 . 2009 In scrollable grid layout you can drag to resize the column directly on the transaction page. In scrollable grid layout.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

48 Copyright © 2009. which is integrated into a standard PeopleTools installation. Oracle and/or its affiliates. GIF files are supported.PeopleTools 8.50 September. . Integrated Rich Text Editor You can configure the long edit box control to use the CK Editor. The Enable Rich Text property of the long edit box control provides you with a simple way to implement this rich text editor as part of any PIA page without the need for customization or special configurations. 2009 Release Notes This Grid Properties dialog box shows the Grid Layout and the Scrollbar properties on the Use tab: Image Definition Changes GIF files no longer require an alternate image to display in Application Designer. All rights reserved. a third party rich text editor.

The rich text editor tool bars are highly configurable.50 September. You can use the rich text editor as it is delivered or switch to your own configuration without deleting the basic configuration. The rich text editor enables you to store inline images along with your text.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Any customizations are maintained through HTML definitions in the database and become managed definitions. You can configure elements such as style sheet and plug-in style to control the look and feel of the editor in addition to configuring the basic tool bar to control the formatting elements. Based on the value you enter in the Configuration Settings Id field in the Rich Text Editor options. place the long edit box control on the page.50. 2009 At design time in Application Designer. the respective toolbar set is loaded at runtime along with the default toolbar set. 49 . Long Character Field Limit For PeopleTools 8. The editor includes a default set of toolbar buttons that appear as part of the editor page control. The existing PeopleTools Spell Check is associated with this control. However. Oracle and/or its affiliates. application developers can create configuration settings files which compliment the default toolbar set. which control the look of the text. there is a limit of 20 long character fields per record definition. Open the properties sheet and check the Enable Rich Text Editor property on the Options tab. Copyright © 2009. Users can specify custom toolbar configurations for each Rich Text Editor control. All rights reserved. the long edit box becomes a Rich Text Editor on PIA Pages. At runtime.

1 related content services are delivered with PeopleTools. This means that as the user works on different instances of a transaction. Users can interact directly with information in the related content frame—that is. the information displayed in the related content frame changes. A related content frame can be configured to appear at the bottom of any PeopleSoft application page. It will allow you to easily display additional content to assist users in completing a business transaction without leaving PeopleSoft applications. such as PS Query and OBIEE report pagelets. the information is not read-only. Related Content Framework The related content framework is a new feature that enables you to combine PeopleSoft transaction pages with collaborative. OBIEE report integration. All rights reserved. analytical and informational content. You can develop custom related content services and deploy these using the framework. The information in the related content frame can be tied to specific application transaction data. Additional services can be easily deployed based on PeopleSoft content.PeopleTools 8. OBIEE to PeopleSoft URL integration. Extends the functionality and value of PeopleSoft applications without requiring • • • • 50 Copyright © 2009. Some important aspects of related content: • • • • • Configurable by functional business users (does not require development or IT intervention). Oracle and/or its affiliates. providing context-sensitive information to the user. Leverages the same PeopleSoft security as the application transaction. Three PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. showing information specific to the transactional data. including: • • • • • • • Related Content Framework. Pagelet help. . it works with earlier application versions. Pagelet drag and drop. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Portal Technologies This section discusses the changes to PeopleTools portal technologies. Available in a PeopleTools-only upgrade—that is. Can display information from other areas within the PeopleSoft application or from external systems such as from a data warehouse or a third party.50 September. Displays related content relevant to the specific transactional page. ready to use. Pagelet search. Pagelet Wizard enhancements.

or collaborative workspaces. All rights reserved. The drag and drop iScript that persists the pagelet changes forces a homepage refresh only when all of the following conditions are met: • • • • A pagelet changes columns.1 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features. Because some components can render themselves differently based on the column width.1 related content services include: • • Related Discussion service – Providing threaded discussions that groups can use to discuss topics of interest. blogs. Related Tags service – Allowing you to characterize or bookmark transactional or business objects with terminology of your choosing. click the pagelet title and drag the pagelet to the desired location. and the user moves a PIA based component pagelet to a different sized column by using the drag and drop method then this pagelet needs to be refreshed so that the content displays correctly.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology. "Working with Related Content Services" PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. discussions. See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information. You select the Force page refresh property for the pagelet. 2009 application upgrades or customizations. To move a homepage pagelet. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information.50 September. "Understanding PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal-Delivered Related Content Services" Pagelet Wizard Enhancements The Pagelet Wizard now enables you to: • • • Define OBIEE reports as a data source when creating pagelets. The homepage layout is 2–column. Copyright © 2009. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 51 . pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property. The pagelet is a PIA component. See “Pagelet Search” Pagelet Drag and Drop Users can now dynamically drag and drop pagelets on their homepage without going to the Personalize page. providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically. When a homepage has a 2 column layout.

a PTPPB_PAGELET_HELP_LINK content reference attribute is added to the homepage pagelet content reference definition corresponding to the pagelet. OBIEE Report Integration PeopleTools enables you to integrate OBIEE reports with PeopleSoft applications. such as location within the pagelet. When the pagelet is published as a homepage pagelet. The results also include a link to the result and a brief description. the user enters a help document URL in the Help URL field. The pagelet search uses PeopleCode Application Classes to define the scope. a search field appears in the pagelet. 52 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. This URL should point to the help document or the section of the help document directly. The user is then directly navigated to the PeopleSoft Department component. PeopleTools includes the Analytics servlet. PeopleTools provides a sample search application class. and other attributes of the search properties of the pagelet. Oracle and/or its affiliates. At the beginning of pagelet design. The value of this content reference attribute is the help URL entered by the user. when the user clicks on the action links for a given row of data (DeptID = 10000 and SetID = SHARE) the bind parameters of the PeopleSoft Component URL are mapped to their actual runtime values. you configure the search application class. All rights reserved. When the user enters the search string and clicks on the search button on a pagelet for which the search has been enabled. In addition. which displays transaction details specific to the row of data in the OBIEE Answers of Dashboards. To enable OBIEE report integration. PeopleTools exposes a component API as a standard Web Service that can be consumed by OBIEE at design time. an Oracle BI Presentation service plug-in and part of Oracle BI Web Component. which uses the portal registry index to perform the search. The OBIEE server provides the HTML markup to be displayed in its entirety in the PeopleSoft user interface. and results of the search. a pop up window appears and the search results are displayed. 2009 Release Notes Pagelet Search Pagelet Wizard enables you to embed a search field within homepage and embeddable pagelets. During pagelet design. Including the key information enables the system to identify a specific transaction row within a PeopleSoft table. This servlet communicates to the Oracle BI Presentation server and acts as a client which forwards the request made from PeopleSoft to the listening Oracle BI Presentation service. . format. the web service can expose the key structure information when appended to the URL as a query string. After successfully defining and embedding the action links to specific PeopleSoft table columns (DeptID and SETID). Pagelet Help Pagelet Wizard enables you to associate help information for each pagelet. At runtime.50 September. You are able to use this sample search class to test the pagelet search functionality for any pagelet. OBIEE to PeopleSoft URL Integration Developers and OBIEE administrators can enable navigation from OBIEE Answers or Dashboards to the PeopleSoft transaction page without hard coding the PeopleSoft URL during OBIEE setup and configuration.

impersonate a real user. you can retrieve. you must define the analytics server in the PeopleSoft application. access. Pagelet Wizard supports the use of OBIEE reports as the data source for any of the supported output types. This process is controlled automatically by the system. you must configure and store the OBIEE administrator credentials in the PeopleSoft application. All rights reserved. Once the PeopleSoft application recognizes the analytics server. based on these page field values. Search event processing on prompt dialogs can affect performance. No PeopleCode events are initiated as a result of a user returning to the search page or displaying a calendar.50 September. The context is provided by the page fields on the transactional page. In this implementation. As part of OBIEE integration. Oracle recommends that you limit the use of search events in prompt dialogs to simple tasks such as showing and hiding fields or character manipulation By default. You can configure OBIEE reports as pagelets. in which case no PeopleCode events are initiated as a result of prompts. embedded pagelets. When a user selects the prompt icon. 53 . the SearchInit event for that field executes before the search dialog displays. and is used to render OBIEE reports. 2009 After configuring and deploying the Analytics servlet. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Embeddable pagelets can be used to create Related Content services for the OBIEE reports. Using the related content framework. and view OBIEE report details as your security permits. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and establish a session. Allow Search Events for Prompt Dialogs is off. the search processing events are enabled for that field.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Creating Record Definitions” Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Application Designer. PeopleCode This section discusses changes and enhancements made to PeopleCode. and as transaction pages. The PeopleSoft application uses these credentials to login to the OBIEE server. including: • • • • • • • Search Events for Prompt Dialogs PeopleCode Debugger PeopleCode Editor PeopleCode Functions File processing Meta-SQL Charts Search Events for Prompt Dialogs If the Allow Search Events for Prompt Dialogs checkbox is selected for the Record Field properties for a search key on a prompt table record. When a user selects the Look Up button on a prompt dialog the SearchSave event for the field executes. these OBIEE report type of related content services can be used with application transaction pages in a context sensitive manner.

Oracle and/or its affiliates. which creates a problem with radio buttons since all the radio buttons in a set share the same record field name. 2009 Release Notes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. GetPageField enables your PeopleCode to access and modify the labels on radio buttons. You can use the Call Stack pane to observe the flow of an application as it executes a series of nested functions. You can right-click an application package name and select View Application Package to open the application package definition.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the PeopleCode Editor” PeopleCode Functions This section covers general updates made to PeopleCode functions. When the function returns. it is pushed onto the top of the stack.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Developer’s Guide. or to recover from a logic error and continue testing. You can right click on an application class or method name and select View Application Class or View Application Class Method to open the definition in a new PeopleCode editor window. “Debugging Your Application” PeopleCode Editor Just as you have always been able to navigate to a function definition by right-clicking the function name. . GetPageField solves the problem by referencing a field by its unique page field name. it is removed from the stack. the PeopleCode Editor now provides similar access to application packages and application classes. All rights reserved. Setting the value of a variable in the Debugger gives you the flexibility to try out changes and see the results in real time. GetOrgChart returns a reference to an organization chart. When a function is called. “PeopleCode and the Component Processor” PeopleCode Debugger The PeopleCode debugger now includes a Call Stack pane. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The debugger also enables you to change the value of a variable in the Local Variables pane. The GetField function references a record field name. StripOffHTMLTags strips all HTML tags in an HTML-formatted string. GetRatingBoxChart returns a reference to a rating box chart. • • • 54 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Developer’s Guide.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Developer’s Guide. The Call Stack pane displays a stack of PeopleCode functions and methods that are currently active but not completed. • • CompareStrings compares the content of two text strings and returns an XML-formatted text string detailing the differences between the two strings.

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Meta-SQL This section covers general updates made to meta-SQL. datetime. %UuidGen generates a globally unique 36-character string and %UuidGenBase64 function generates a globally unique 24-character base64 string. run PS_HOME\scripts\PT_FILEATTACH850.dms. • • • The new %Cast meta-SQL function converts PeopleSoft date.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. and time data types to character values. • • The %ResolveMetaSQL meta-SQL function can be used in PeopleCode to return the resolved SQL from meta-SQL construct as a text string. If you have made customizations to this script and need to continue to use these customizations in PeopleTools 8. The %GETPROGTEXT meta-SQL function will return the full text of an Application Engine PeopleCode program. The meta-SQL function %DatabaseRelease evaluates to the current database release version. You will get an error if you use the functions in any other type of SQL. %UuidGen and %UuidGenBase64 can only be used in Insert or Update statements.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference. • • • Organization charts Rating box charts Interactive Gantt charts Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. 55 . You can use the meta-SQL functions %UuidGen and %UuidGenBase64 in a SQL Insert or Update statement to generate a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). “Charting Classes” File Processing The ftpunx script is deprecated as of PeopleTools 8. “Meta-SQL” Charting This section covers new charting features. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50.50.

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Organization Charts
A PeopleSoft organization chart represents hierarchical data as boxes arrayed in horizontal rows, or levels. Vertical connectors show parent and child relationships between boxes on adjacent levels and horizontal connectors show relationships among siblings on the same level.

Organization chart
You can build an organization chart based on record data or based on PeopleSoft trees. An organization chart can invoke an auxiliary chart that displays additional related data for a chart node. Nodes in the both the main chart and auxiliary charts can be configured with multiple links. When a user clicks on a link, field change processing is triggered. FieldChange PeopleCode can be used to invoke an auxiliary chart, change chart display attributes, or perform other related tasks. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference, “Charting Classes”

Rating Box Charts
A rating box chart is an interactive chart that displays icons on a two-dimensional grid. A user can move the icons from one box to another on the grid. When the user moves an icon the underlying data updates automatically. Using PeopleCode, you can associate each icon with an image and a description. The rating box chart in this example displays ratings on the dimensions of potential and performance.

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Rating Box chart with a pop-up displaying all nodes for a rating box
See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference, “Charting Classes”

Interactive Gantt Charts
In addition to expand/collapse tasks and drilldown, Gantt charts now support these user interactions: • • • • • • • • Resize the task bar. Reposition the task bar. Reposition a milestone glyph. Reposition the line that associates two task bars. Move the separator between the table section and the chart section. Scroll vertically and horizontally. Change the scale of the chart. Update task details, including task name, task start time and end time, and task predecessor and successor information.

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference, “Charting Classes”

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PeopleCode API
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • New built-in functions. New classes. New methods. New properties. Modified built-in functions. Modified methods. Modified properties. System setup for Java classes. Deprecated products. Deprecated methods. Deprecated XML Publisher items. XML Publisher items no longer supported. Corrected information. Classes not supported on IBM z/OS and Linux for IBM System z.

New Built-in Functions
In PeopleTools 8.50, the following new built-in functions have been added to the PeopleCode API: • • • Field class, GetPageField function. Chart class, GetOrgChart. Chart class, GetRatingBoxChart

The 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new built-in. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference

New Classes
In PeopleTools 8.50, the following new classes have been added to the PeopleCode API: • Charting classes: OrgChart class RatingBoxChart class • Connected query classes:

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ClearAEAttributes method. UpdateConnectorResponseProperties method.50. Chart class. DecryptPETKey method.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new class including constructors. ShowColumns method. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2009. the following new methods have been added to the PeopleCode API: • • • • • • • • • • • BPELUtil class. 2009 CONQRS_CONST class CONQRSMGR class QUERYITEMPROMPT class SCHED_INFO class SEC_PROFILE class UTILITY class • Feed classes: Feed class FeedFactory class DataSource class DataSourceParameter class DataSourceParameterValue class DataSourceSetting class Utility class The 8. Grid class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference New Methods In PeopleTools 8. The new methods and properties for these classes have not been listed in these release notes. AddAEAttribute method. SetLegendImg method. SetProperties method. and properties as is appropriate for each class. AddAttribute method. IBInfo class. Grid class. Grid class. LabelColumns method. 59 . EncryptPETKey method. Grid class.50 September. IBInfo class. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. EnableColumns method. Field class. Field class. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. methods. IBInfo class.

GetIBTransactionIDforAE method. Rowset class. Rowset class. SetTrackingURL method. IBInfo class. IntBroker class. ReportDefn class. Query class. GetImageFormat method. IBInfo class. GetTransactionIDforAE method. InsertAEResponseAttributes method. Rowset class. QueryField class. RunToTemplate method. IsUserSorted method. IBInfo class. GetAEAttributeValue method. 60 Copyright © 2009. Query class. MapUserSortRowToBufRow method. IntBroker class.50 September. Rowset class. IBInfo class. IBInfo class. FormatBinaryResultString method. RunToString method. IBInfo class. IsDomainNameValid method. ClearAttributes method. GetImageFormat method. IBInfo class. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • IBInfo class. GetNumberofAEAttributes method. MCFMailUtil class. SwitchAsyncEventUserContext method. MCFMailUtil class. GetAEAttributeName method. Query class. Rowset class. Query class. GetLastUserSortedRow method. GetFirstUserSortedRow method. All rights reserved. GetTreePromptCount method. GetAttributeValue method. Query class. AddTrackingURL method. GetNumberOfAttributes method. Oracle and/or its affiliates. QueryDBRecordField class. MapBufRowToUserSortRow method. . Close method. IBInfo class. Query class.PeopleTools 8. DeleteAEAttribute method. Query class. DeleteAttribute method. ParseRichTextHtml method. CopyPrivateQuery method. IBInfo class. GetAttributeName method. IBInfo class.

XmlDoc class. IBInfo class. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. InteractiveMove property. IBInfo class. Grid class. Copyright © 2009. RevertToPre850 property. File class. InteractiveProgress property.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Note. The 8. IBInfo class.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new method. The preceding list does not include the methods that are new due to the addition of a new class in the PeopleCode API. Field class. MouseOverMsgNum property." PeopleCode. Gantt class. WSA_To property. Gantt class. 2009 • • Session class. All rights reserved. IBInfo class. InteractiveEnd property. the following new properties have been added to the PeopleCode API: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • AnalyticGrid class. Oracle and/or its affiliates. HoverText property. PeopleCode API. "Development Tools Enhancements.50 September. ZeroExtend property. Gantt class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference New Properties In PeopleTools 8. Field class. IsRichTextEnabled property. Gantt class. TerminateLines property. FuturePublicationDateTime property.50. Field class. badaddresses property. MCFMailUtil class. Chart class. WSA_FaultTo property. WSA_Action property. SummaryText property.50. GenXmlFile method. SummaryText property. The new classes are listed in these release notes. Gantt class. IBInfo class. CompressionOverride property. RevertToPre850 property. 61 . InteractiveStart property. MouseOverMsgSet property. File class. GetActualRemoteNodes method. Field class.

SSLClientCertAlias property. imagesLocation property. RoutingDefnNameproperty. UseSSL property.50. Query class. BackupUseSSL property. BackupSMTPUseSSL property.PeopleTools 8. MCFOutboundEmail class. ProcessInstance property. "Development Tools Enhancements. BackupSSLPort property. SMTPSession class. MCFOutboundEmail class.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new property. SMTPSession class. SMTPSession class. BackupSMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. The 8. MoreRowsAvailable property. SMTPSession class. SMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. RejectTransform property. New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Query class. TransformData class. The preceding list does not include the properties that are new due to the addition of a new class in the PeopleCode API. SMTPSession class. MCFOutboundEmail class. MCFOutboundEmail class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Built-in Functions In PeopleTools 8. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleCode API. SMTPSession class. All rights reserved. BackupSMTPSSLPort property. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MCFMailUtil class. SMTPSSLPort property. 62 Copyright © 2009. OutputUnicode property. The 8.50. SMTPUseSSL property. MCFOutboundEmail class. BackupSSLClientCertAlias property. TransformData class.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified built-in function. Note. SSLPort property. . the following built-in functions have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • GetRowsetCache now takes an optional language parameter. ReportDefn class. The new classes are listed in these release notes.50 September." PeopleCode. MCFOutboundEmail class.

50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. “Java Class. 4. "". rather than a single email address. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. In PeopleTools 8. 5. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.50. 63 . This method now takes an optional language parameter. • RowsetCache class. 2. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property. All rights reserved. The 8. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. 1. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. • ReportDefn class.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Publish method.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. SetEmailOption method. ValidateAddress method.50. The 8. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. Size property. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message. and SetOutputOption method.50. SetItemFolder method.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. This method now validates a comma. Save method. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string. Therefore. 3.

. 1 This property was previously misidentified as a property of the Field class. PropertyInfo collection. PropertyAttrs class. IsMobile property of the ContentReference class. 2009 Release Notes Deprecated Products The following products have been deprecated: • • PeopleSoft Business Interlinks PeopleSoft Mobile Agent Consequently. and system variables associated with these products have also been deprecated. the PeopleCode classes. properties.PeopleTools 8. ListViewAttrs class. SyncServer class. GetContentBody method of the Request class. IsMobile property of the ContentReference link. 64 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. BIDocs class. the documentation for these items remains in the PeopleBooks for backward compatibility only. Data collection. However. CI collection. methods. PeopleSoft Business Interlinks The following information regarding PeopleSoft Business Interlinks has been marked as deprecated and remains in the PeopleBooks for backward compatibility only: • • • Business Interlinks class. IsMobile property of the Folder class. PeopleSoft Mobile Agent The following information regarding PeopleSoft Mobile Agent has been marked as deprecated and remains in the PeopleBooks for backward compatibility only: • • • • • • • • • • • • • Mobile class. Oracle and/or its affiliates. SystemIDFieldName1 property of the Record class. TimeStampFieldName1 property of the Record class. PeerDefaultAttributes class.50 September. functions.

Certain methods and properties of the ReportDefn class. All rights reserved. All methods and properties of the TemplateFile class. All methods and properties of the TranslationFile class.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. All methods of the XMLPManager class.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. a number of XML Publisher classes. The following items remain in PeopleTools for PeopleSoft internal use only and should not be implemented in PeopleCode programs: • • • • • • All methods and properties of the DataSourceDefn class. All methods and properties of the TemplateDefn class. Refresh method (use the SetTaskAppData method or SetTaskData method instead). See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Deprecated XML Publisher Items XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported In PeopleTools 8. 65 . the following methods have been deprecated: • • Chart class. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. RowsetDS class. These items remain in PeopleTools for backward compatibility only: • • • • ReportDefn class. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. methods and properties are no longer supported. Deprecated Products and Classes Deprecated Methods In PeopleTools 8.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. the following XML Publisher classes.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. The PeopleBook contains details on equivalents to use instead.50.50. OutputEditable. Deprecated Methods and Properties Deprecated XML Publisher Items In PeopleTools 8.50 September. SetRuntimeDataXMLDoc method. Gantt class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. SetRuntimeDataRowset method. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. ReportDefn class. Copyright © 2009. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Refresh method (use the SetData method or SetOLData method instead). See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. methods and properties have been deprecated.

2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • All methods of the QueryDS class. and properties.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. In the PeopleTools 8. All methods and properties of the FOProcessor class. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. All methods and properties of the EFTPRocessor class. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All methods and properties of the PDFMapTool class. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. The PeopleCode API Reference now includes a chapter providing an overview of the TransformData class and its properties. methods. the following significant corrections have been incorporated: • • • Chart class and Gantt class TransformData class Corrected properties Chart Class and Gantt Class In previous versions.PeopleTools 8. and provides equivalents if available. All methods and properties of the FormProcessor class.50 version of the PeopleCode API Reference. All rights reserved. All methods and properties of the FOUtility class. some of the methods and properties of the Gantt class were not clearly differentiated from the methods and properties of the Chart class. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Charting Classes” TransformData Class In previous versions. The methods and properties of each of these classes have been reorganized so that each class describes all methods and properties that apply. a chapter on the TransformData class was missing from the book. . XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported Corrected Information Previous versions of the PeopleCode API Reference included incomplete or incorrect information. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. The PeopleBook contains a detailed list of the affected classes.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. “TransformData Class” 66 Copyright © 2009. All methods and properties of the RTFProcessor class.

Unicode UTF-8 with BOM (byte-order mark). TimeStampFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class). PeopleSoft hot keys do not function as expected on a non-U. Changes to Supported Character Sets In PeopleTools 8.S. Changes to the swap audit report. there have been changes to supported character sets: • In PeopleTools 8. New PeopleSoft language codes.50. Non-ASCII characters in file names uploaded to FTP servers prior to 8. Classes not Supported on IBM z/OS and Linux for IBM System z The following classes are not supported on IBM z/OS and Linux for IBM System z: • • • • • Analytic Calculation Engine classes.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50. the following properties have been moved to their proper location in the book: • • SystemIDFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class). Optimization PeopleCode classes. 67 . 2009 Corrected Properties In the PeopleCode API Reference. keyboard Time zone data. Updated font support. Analytic grid classes. Translating application definitions. Global Technology This section covers changes and updates to PeopleTools Global Technology.50 September.50. including: • • • • • • • • • Changes to supported character sets. Copyright © 2009. Analytic Calculation Engine Metadata classes. Using extended Japanese characters. Oracle and/or its affiliates. two new character sets have been added to the PSCHARSETS table: Character Set Name UTF-8 UTF8BOM Description Unicode UTF-8 (the existing UTF8 character set code is equivalent to this new name). All rights reserved. Analytic type classes.

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See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Global Technology, “Selecting and Configuring Character Sets and Language Input and Output,” Understanding Character Sets, Character Sets in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture • • The PSCHARSETS table is now a translated table. With PeopleTools 8.50, when creating an Oracle Unicode database, use the AL32UTF8 database character set. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 Installation for Oracle Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Global Technology, “Selecting and Configuring Character Sets and Language Input and Output,” Selecting Character Sets, Selecting Database Character Sets • Although Oracle’s JA16SJISTILDE database character set has been supported since PeopleTools 8.46, that fact was not specifically noted in the PeopleBooks until PeopleTools 8.50. In Verity 6.2.1, the supported ISO encoding for Turkish documents is ISO-8859-9, superseding ISO-8859-3.

Changes to the Swap Audit Report
The swap audit report, SWPAUDIT.SQR, includes a new audit, SWAP-8. SWAP-8 detects a mismatch between the record type of the base record definition and its related language record definition. Note. The SYSLANG-17 audit was removed from SYSAUDIT and renamed as SWAP-8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Global Technology, “Using Related Language Tables,” Swapping the Base Language, Running the Swap Audit Report

New PeopleSoft Language Codes
The following three-letter PeopleSoft language codes have been added in PeopleTools 8.50: PeopleSoft Language Code BUL CRO ROM SER SLK SLV Description Bulgarian Croatian Romanian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Corresponding ISO Locales bg hr ro sr sk sl Database Character Set Unicode Unicode Unicode Unicode Unicode Unicode

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PeopleSoft Language Code UKE See Also

Description UK English

Corresponding ISO Locales en_GB

Database Character Set Unicode or non-Unicode

Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Global Technology, “Controlling International Preferences,” Applying Browser Language Preferences, Using Browser Language Settings to Determine the Sign-in Language

Non-ASCII Characters in File Names Uploaded to FTP Servers Prior to 8.50
If you previously uploaded files with names containing non-ASCII characters to an FTP server using a PeopleTools version earlier than 8.50, then depending upon your application server character set at the time of upload, these files might be stored on your FTP server with encoded file names. This file name encoding is no longer performed in PeopleTools 8.50. Therefore, you might encounter problems downloading only those files with encoded file names. If this occurs, please contact GSC for assistance.

PeopleSoft Hot Keys Do Not Function As Expected on a nonU.S. Keyboard
Certain PeopleSoft hot keys do not work as expected on alternate, non-U.S. keyboard layouts. For example, ALT+', ALT+\, and ALT+/ do not produce the expected results on the AZERTY keyboard. This occurs because some keys on non-U.S. keyboards produce different key codes than the same key on a U.S. keyboard (also known as a QWERTY keyboard). An appendix has been added to the PeopleBooks to help troubleshoot this issue. See Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Global Technology, “Appendix: PeopleSoft Hot Keys Do Not Function As Expected on a non-U.S. Keyboard.”

Time Zone Data
PeopleTools 8.50 includes several revised time zone definitions and new daylight saving time IDs (DST IDs). Changes include two new DST IDs and seven, revised time zone definitions (for AKST Alaska Time, AST Atlantic Time, CST Central Time, EST Eastern Time, MST Mountain Time, NST Newfoundland Time, and PST Pacific Time) to comply with the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005. In addition, errors in European time zone data were fixed for five time zones (CET Central European Time, EET Eastern European Time, GMT Greenwich Mean Time, MSK Moscow Time, and WET Western European Time). Depending on your status as a new or existing customer, you might be required to manually update your time zone data: • • If you are installing PeopleTools 8.50 as a new release, you have received updated time zone data. You do not have to manually update your time zone definitions. If you are an existing PeopleTools customer upgrading to PeopleTools 8.50 and you already manually updated your time zone definitions to comply with the Energy Policy Act

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of 2005 or to fix errors in European time zone definitions, your updated time zone data will not be changed during upgrade. You do not have to manually update your time zone definitions again. • If you are an existing PeopleTools customer upgrading to PeopleTools 8.50 and you have not updated your time zone definitions to comply with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 or to fix errors in European time zone definitions, your noncompliant time zone data will not be changed during upgrade. You will have to manually update your time zone definitions to for them to be correct. See your PeopleBooks for more information.

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Global Technology, “Setting and Maintaining Time Zones,” Updating Time Zone Definitions to Comply with Legislative and Other Changes

Translating Application Definitions
In PeopleTools 8.50 the following new translation pages have been added for translating application definitions: • Translate Activity Definitions page (select PeopleTools, Translations, Translate System Definitions, Activities). Prior to PeopleTools 8.50, activity definitions were translated in PeopleSoft Application Designer. Translate Connected Query Definitions page (select PeopleTools, Translations, Translate System Definitions, Connected Query Definitions).

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Global Technology, “Translating Application Definitions,” Translating Definitions

Updated Font Support
System font support in PS_HOME\fonts\truetype has been updated in PeopleTools 8.50: • • Albany fonts were updated to version 5.41. Barcode font 128R00.TTF has been added to PeopleTools.

Using Extended Japanese Characters
Note. To use certain extended Japanese characters in incoming or outgoing email messages, use a JRE or JDK of the same release level (for example, 1.6.0_x) with a patch level equal to or greater than the release and patch level provided with your PeopleTools installation. In addition, JVM options must be set to enable these extended characters. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Global Technology, “Selecting and Configuring Character Sets and Language Input and Output,” Selecting Character Sets, Selecting Email Character Sets

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71 .50 September. 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • Process Scheduler XML Publisher Query Access Service Connected Query Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager Analytic Calculation Engine Tree Optimization Framework PS/nVision Query Process Scheduler This section discusses the enhancements and changes for Process Scheduler. including: • • • • • • • • • • Increase Process Instance and Report IDs Viewing Limitations Report Distribution By Role Retention Days Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Renaming Database in Process Request Data Tables New Process Category LOADCACHE Runtime Parameters Reporting Console Process Scheduler Web Service Copyright © 2009.

Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999. “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can select a From and To date for viewing. . “Using Report Manager. All rights reserved. the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8.” Viewing Reports Report Distribution By Role When a new user is added to the system or a new role is added to an existing user. Users can define the default process (report) output retention days at the following definition levels: • • • Process Type Definition Process Definition Job Definition 72 Copyright © 2009. the filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added. Using the Date Range filter.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages. 2009 Release Notes Increase Process Instance and Report IDs The Content ID fields (CONTENTID field) have increased to 12 integer positions (999999999999). the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. These fields include: • • • • • • • CDM_ID CONTENTID PSRF_REPORT_ID REPORT_ID REPORT_INST_VAL REPORT_INSTANCE TRANSFERINSTANCE Process Instance ID Max sequence is increased to 2147483647.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. If a role is removed from a user profile. Using Process Monitor.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.

if there are processes Queued. bring down all Process Scheduler servers and run the Application Engine program MGRPRCSTBL This Application Engine program will: • • Update PSPRCSPARMS table with the new database name. After copying your database or renaming a database. Purges all report entries registered for a report folder.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Purges all entries in the Report Manager tables. 73 . Theses scripts should only be run if you want to delete all of the data in the associated tables. All rights reserved. or On Hold.” Renaming a Database in Process Request Data Tables Copyright © 2009. Pending. The scripts are located in $PS_HOME/scripts. If you have multiple databases that populate the report folder. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. Note: This script only deletes the report entries on the database where it is run. That is. you will need to run the script on each database to clean up all report folder entries.DMS Description Purges all entries in the Process Request tables. when they schedule a process request using PeopleCode ProcessRequest Class or a Component Interface.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Update PSPRCSRQST table with the new database name.DMS RPTCLR. 2009 • Schedule JobSet Definition Users can overwrite the process output retention days at schedule time. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Report Manger tables and report entries. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.” Understanding the Purge Process Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Data Mover Scripts are available to delete the entries in Process Request tables.DMS PSRFCLR. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance” Using Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Renaming Database in Process Request Data Tables When you copy a database or rename a database during an upgrade. These processes will be listed in the SYSAUDIT in section (PRCSSCHED-18) Queued processes in PSPRCSPARMS and PSPRCSRQST which contain DBNAME different than current database name. they will cause data corruption. Script PSCSCLR.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.

“Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. Parallel LoadCache has been assigned to the LOADCACHE process category. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Defining Process Definitions” Reporting Console The Reporting Console provides a single interface for a user to manage and schedule reports. This is an example of the Runtime Parameters page for a process definition: Runtime Parameters page The Enable Generic Prompting check box indicates this process can be run from the reporting console. schedule a report. From the Reporting Console users can run a report.” Defining Process Categories Runtime Parameters New runtime parameter pages have been added to process definitions and job definitions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. All rights reserved. organize reports and share reports.50 September. This page also defines what security to enforce and what parameters will be displayed when the process is initiated from the Reporting Console. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. 2009 Release Notes New Process Category LOADCACHE A new process category has been added LOADCACHE. The runtime parameter page is used to determine if the process or job can be run from the Reporting Console. That means it will run only on servers that have a LOADCACHE process category whose MaxConcurrent value is greater than 0. This is an example of the Reporting Console: 74 Copyright © 2009.

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. This is an example of the Preferences page: Copyright © 2009.50 September. 75 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Reporting Console example Reporting Console Preferences allow each user to define the information to display in the Reporting Console. All rights reserved.

“Using Reporting Console” Process Scheduler Web Service A new web service PROCESSREQUEST has been created that takes advantage of PeopleSoft Integration Broker and service-oriented architecture.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. A new PeopleBook “Reporting Web Services” has been created which documents all the Process Scheduler service operations. as well as retrieve process statuses and reports. including: • Descriptive Names 76 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes Edit Preferences page See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This web service provides third-party applications the ability to schedule PeopleSoft processes and jobs through the Process Scheduler. Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. .50 September. XML Publisher This section discusses new features and changes for XML Publisher.

The following variables are supported. Copyright © 2009. The file name field accepts a combination of output variables and plain text. however you will not be able create a new Rowset or XMLDoc data source. %BTV% will insert the burst field value. at runtime the value of that field will be used. Schema files will still be used for backwards compatibility. • • • • %ASD% will insert the As of Date. Output variables are enclosed between percent signs (%). %field% where field is a the name of a field from the XMLdata that lies below the first repeating field.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. 2009 • • • • • • • • • Deprecated Data Sources Deprecated Schema Files Connected Query Data Source Global Properties Settings Performance Enhancements PDF Full Path Mapping Alternate XML Preview Iterative Template Design Support for Email Descriptive Names A new field File Name has been added to the Output page in the Report Definition component. use %EMPLID%.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. All burst key candidates on the on the bursting page are eligible. For example. XML sample data file can be used for bursting. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. if you have an EMPLID field. %RID% will insert the Report ID. use XML file instead. “Defining Report Definitions Creating Report Definitions. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This field is used to specify a file name template that gets translated at runtime to a physical file name.“ Setting Output Options Deprecated Data Sources Rowset and XMLDoc have been deprecated as a data source. All existing reports using these data source type will continue to run. 77 . Deprecated Schema Files Schema files are no longer necessary for bursting.

All rights reserved. Use the prompt column to select a new value for the property.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. The data source must be created before you can use it in a report definition. Global properties are shared by all reports and override the xdo engine default property values. 2009 Release Notes Connected Query Data Source Connected Query has been added as a data source.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. as well as the default value. “Setting Up XML Publisher. XML sample data can be system generated for a Connected Query data source. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the properties will be displayed. The following example shows the Global Properties page: Global Properties page The following property groups are available from the dropdown box: • • • • • • • PDF Output FO Processing HTML Output PDF Security PDF Template RTF Output RTF Template For each property group. .“ Defining Global Properties 78 Copyright © 2009. Global Properties Settings A new page has been added to define global properties.PeopleTools 8.

Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. QAS_QRY_SERVICE is published as a web service providing third-party applications the ability to create and execute PeopleSoft queries. “Defining Report Definitions Creating Report Definitions. Query Access Service Query Access Service (QAS) has been enhanced to take advantage of PeopleSoft Integration Broker and service-oriented architecture. this API provides better performance and less memory usage. A new PeopleBook Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 79 . “Defining Report Definitions Creating Report Definitions. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.“ Associating Templates Iterative Template Design When defining the template in the report definition. it is no longer necessary to create a new effective-dated row when you change the template.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. 2009 Performance Enhancements XML generation for query data source is now in C++ which provides better performance and less memory usage. PDF Full Path Mapping Full path mapping has been added as an option when defining the template for a report. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. it is only supported through the PeopleSoft integration to Desktop Publisher. Copyright © 2009. A new XMLDoc to XML API has been created.50 September.50 PeopleBook: Reporting Web Services has been created which documents all the QAS service operations. Full path mapping is not supported on BI Publisher Server. Full path mapping should only be used if your XML data has repeating fields at different levels.“ Associating Templates Alternate XML Preview An option has been added on the template page of the report definition to use an alternate XML file for previewing the report. This can be used to replace your XMLDoc data source with XML file. Support for Email Email has been added as an output option for XML Publisher reports. You can download and upload (override) the same effective dated template file.

edit an existing Connected Query. copy existing Connected Queries. A Connected Query will return a hierarchical data set in which data returned by child queries is filtered by the results of its immediate parent query. A parent query can nest n levels of child queries and any child query can have m sibling queries within a hierarchy. 2009 Release Notes Connected Query Connected Query provides the ability to create a single XML file based on a set of queries with parent-child relationships.50 September. Connected Query Manager See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. delete a Connected Query object. There are no artificial limits to n and m. “Using Connected Query” Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft This section discusses enhancements that are made to Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. Fields in a child query are mapped to related fields in the immediate parent query.PeopleTools 8. including: 80 Copyright © 2009. as well as run it in three modes: • Preview XML • Run to window • Schedule Connected Query Viewer Connected Query Viewer is used to run the Connected Query in three modes: • Preview XML • Run to window • Schedule Schedule Connected Query Schedule Connected Query allows you to run the connected query in the Process Scheduler. Connected Query has the following components: Component Connected Query Quick Start Description The Connected Query Quick Start is a wizard that walks you through creating a simple Connected Query with a single parent query and a single child query linked using a set of related fields. Connected Query can be used as a data source for XML Publisher reports that require sub reports. The output for connected query is always an XML file. A Connected Query is a hierarchical object built with existing PeopleSoft Queries. but typical use will involve a single parent-child relationship or a few levels of nesting. Connected Query Manager provides a report developer the ability to create a new Connected Query. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. A new folder for Connected Query has been added under Reporting Tools.

50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. For example. Note. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. “Working with Multiple Languages. Oracle and/or its affiliates. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12. Local directory of crw32.0\win32_x86. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Crystal Reports concepts. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade. 81 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.0\Crystal Reports\Database\.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. Crystal Reports execution environments. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32.50 September. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports.exe The local directory of crw32.50.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.1 upgrade.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8.exe.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. you need to upgrade. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.1 is supported.

PeopleTools 8. The following diagram illustrates. at a high level.dlls in previous releases. the components of Crystal Reports: 82 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Crystal Reports 2008 Runtime Environment Crystal Reports 2008 Runtime Environment replaces Crystal Reports Runtime . All rights reserved. Crystal Reports Concepts Crystal Reports has two key sets of components as it relates to PeopleSoft applications: • • Report design components. . Report execution components.

which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix. Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine.50 September.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8. Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer. orWindows) PeopleSoft Query Access Services (QAS)Web Services PS/Query Execution Environment PeopleSoft Database Crystal Reports Execution Environments This table lists the different scenarios that you may have in PeopleTools 8. Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8.1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. All rights reserved. You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer.50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9.50 and BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use PeopleTools 8. 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009. This table summarizes the two alternative report execution technology options: Alternative 1 Crystal Report 2008 Engine (Embedded in PeopleTools Windows Application Server) PeopleTools OpenQuery PS/Query execution environment PeopleSoft database See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment.50: PT 8.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. and then you design report layouts in the Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer application referencing the fields defined in the queries that you created. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment.1. Linux. 83 . • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.

50 and your current Crystal Report execution environment. In addition. 2009 Release Notes Applications 9. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. For example.” Understanding Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues PeopleTools 8. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. .50 September.1 that use Crystal Reports 9. if you save the report definition from the Crystal Report 2008 designer.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. For example. you should always create the reports in the Crystal Reports 2008 format. a PeopleTools-only upgrade Depending on the Crystal Report execution environment that you use with PeopleTools 8.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. All rights reserved. the report will be saved in Crystal Reports 2008 format and can not be opened by any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9. If errors are detected. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. Note. When you run an earlier format Crystal Report in the Crystal Reports 2008 application or through the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. your pre-PeopleTools 8. Applications 9.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For example. the Crystal Reports application runs the Verify Database function. For example. You can use earlier format report templates to generate reports. they are created in the Crystal Reports 2008 . to ensure compatibility. if you open a Crystal Reports 2008 report in Crystal Reports 9.50 Crystal reports will need to be converted to the Crystal Reports 2008 format using the PeopleTools RPT Conversion utility pscvtrpt. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. If you are upgrading from a previous version of PeopleTools.rpt format and you cannot open them using any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9. Converting Existing Crystal Reports to Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 format 84 Copyright © 2009. Scenario F: You use PeopleTools 8. which picks up any errors—such as missing fields—in the report.50 Installation <for your database platform>: “Installing and Configuring Software for Crystal Reports. However. a PeopleTools-only upgrade.1 that use Crystal 9. • When you run reports using the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture.exe.” Crystal Reports Execution Environments Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues When you upgrade to Crystal Reports 2008.” Converting Crystal Reports. Oracle and/or its affiliates. however. you will be warned that the report is in a later format and certain features may not be supported. you must correct the report before you can run it successfully. you have different considerations.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. consider the following new compatibility issues: • Crystal Reports 2008 can run a report that is saved in an earlier version of Crystal Reports format.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. Scenario C: You use PeopleTools 8.

only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support.50 September. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. A new folder for Essbase Cube Builder has been added under PeopleTools Cube Builder with the following components: Component Connections Dimensions Outlines Utilities Create Cube Dynamic Dimension Templates Cube Dimension Builder Setup Description Add and maintain Essbase connectivity parameters. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Essbase Cube Builder Essbase Cube Builder is an ETL (extract-transform and load) application which enables you to use PeopleSoft Query and PeopleSoft Trees to build Essbase applications and OLAP databases. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11.1. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. Note. which is used to build Essbase cubes.1 is supported. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor.1. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1. you need to upgrade.1. Copyright © 2009. Essbase Cube Buider. Aggregate Storage. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine.1. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. including Essbase. Run the cube creation batch process. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. Delete and rename Essbase objects.1 Upgrade.1.1.1. and a wider set of member and dimension properties.50.1 API. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. 85 . Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. Add and maintain Essbase outlines.1.1.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

and members are populated by the results of a PeopleSoft Query or populated from a PeopleSoft Tree structure. dimensions can be thought of as criteria that are used to pinpoint a particular piece of data. In data analysis terms. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . Members can be added manually to dimensions. 2009 Release Notes Connection The first step in creating Essbase cubes is to use the Connections page to create connectivity information: Cube Dimension Builder Setup Use the Cube Dimension Builder Setup page to set values for the number of members to display at a time for dynamic queries. Use the following pages to create Essbase dimensions: 86 Copyright © 2009. and to set the maximum number of rows to retrieve for static queries: Dimensions Dimensions are equivalent to fields in a relational database.PeopleTools 8.50 September. Dimensions are subdivided into categories called members. All rights reserved.

Enter the generation names for Essbase dimension. Select an existing node of a highlighted tree. 87 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. Enter formula information for a dimension member. Search for and select an existing tree that is defined in the system. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009. 2009 Page Dimension Member Formula Find Tree Select Top Node Find Query Select a Column Generation Names Usage Create or update Essbase dimensions. Select an existing query that is defined in the system. Select an existing column of a highlighted query. The columns displayed are from the select statement of the query. This is an example of the Dimension page: Outlines Creating an outline is grouping dimensions together to define the structure of the cube.50 September. and then defining the data queries that will be used to populate the cube.

Map columns from data extraction queries to dimensions. select a column from data extraction as the measure. Select dimensions to add to the current outline. . Remove dimensions from the current outline. Search for available queries. This is an example of the Cube Outline page: Utilities Use the Essbase Utilities component (CUB_DIMDELETE) to maintain Essbase cubes: 88 Copyright © 2009. You can supply one or more queries to fill the cube. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. View the current prompt values for a query and change them if necessary. and unmap previously mapped columns. Add the cube data query or queries. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Use the following pages to create an outline: Page Cube Outline Add Cube Dimensions Current Dimension List Data Sources Find Query Dimension Mapping Query Prompt Values Usage Add dimensions to the current outline.

All rights reserved. View all data source queries that are assigned to the outline.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Building Cubes Building Essbase cubes is sending all of the defined information—cube structure and data— to the Essbase server using the Create Cube component. View Outline Structures Outline Expansion View all the dimensions that are a part of the outline for the selected outline. Perform the full dimension expansion for every dimension that is a part of the selected outline. View any runtime parameters that are used when you run queries. 89 . View all dynamic objects (queries and trees) that are used in the definition for the selected dimension. Run all dynamic queries and trees in each dimension and display the total number of rows processed for each dynamic object. Oracle and/or its affiliates. This is an example of the Create Cubes page: Copyright © 2009. Use the following pages to build Essbase cubes: Page Create Cubes Outline Prompt Field Values Modify Prompt Field Values Usage Run the process that sends all of the defined information to the Essbase database to build Essbase cubes. Change any query prompt values on any query that are defined in the selected outline. Delete any cube creation run control. Help diagnose permission problems with dynamic objects. 2009 Page Dimension Delete Outline Delete Run Control Delete View Dynamic Objects Usage Delete any created dimension in the system as long as the dimension is not referenced in any outline. which runs the Process Scheduler. Delete any created outline in the system as long as the outline is not referenced in any cube creation run control. View what queries and trees are part of the dimensional structure if you are having problems opening the dimension definition.50 September.

. 90 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Integrating with Oracle Smart View When an Essbase cube is built successfully. a new Open Cube in Smart View link is available on the Process Details page that enables you to view the created cube (data and metadata) in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. All rights reserved. This example shows the Smart View window that displays the top members of the two dimensions created: You can drill down or use the POV Smart View tool to manipulate the data.

This example shows the new PowerPlay Options page: Copyright © 2009.50 September.50 continues supporting Cognos PowerPlay 7. Define the prefix that is applied to each record and field definition created by PeopleSoft Cube Manager. The PowerPlay Options (under PeopleTools. Cube Builder. Cube Manager. and Enterprise server) where the binaries folders are located. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 91 .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager PeopleTools 8. Transformer. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.x. Cube Instances) page now features: • • • A Cognos Binaries section that enables you to override the registry locations (of PowerPlay. A Logon Password field that enables you to configure Cognos Enterprise Server in cube instance definition with passwords besides blank passwords. 2009 Dynamic Dimension Templates Use the Dynamic Dimension Templates page to create Essbase dynamic dimension templates: See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Building Cube Instances.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. using the Detail Value List page. (Cognos 8. 92 Copyright © 2009. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7. 2009 Release Notes Note.3. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. “Building Cubes. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you have options of using tree effective dates from the layout or enter a new effective date for trees at the time of Report Request: Effective Date Criteria Select the None option to display all EFFDT data rows for ranged or dynamic tree details.50.50 September. including future EFFDT data.x and 9.x are not supported. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected.PeopleTools 8. Note. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT.

including: Criteria Definition The PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog in nVision client is enhanced to include an As of Date field along with the tree name." Working with Detail Values. Restoring query prompts to web version of nVision.50. This is an example of the PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog: Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Viewing Detail Values Optimization Framework This section covers enhancements that are made to the PeopleSoft Optimization Framework. iLog CPLEX is the mathematical engine that is used by the PeopleTools Optimization Framework.0 Upgrade With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. existing functionality that we use works as with CPLEX 10 versions. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Default configuration under %PSHOME%. iLog CPLEX 11. Using this page. “Using PeopleSoft Tree Manager.0 is supported. Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition enables you to have multiple trees in the layout with different effective dates. 93 .0 will be included. PS/nVision This section covers changes that are made to the PeopleTools PS/nVision technology. No new functionality in CPLEX 11. including: • • • • • • Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Tree Manager. Supporting not-in criteria. Drilling down PS/nVision reports using web services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in). • Perform comparative reporting based on different effective dates. CPLEX 11. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. Note. Ability to define the types of report requests. you are able to: • Associate effective-date for trees at the time of criteria definition. Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria This section covers enhancements of the effective-date.

Note. In Report Request.50 September. this check box is selected. 2009 Release Notes Note. the As of Date for the Tree is used from Report Request. Note. If the As of Date for a Tree is not specified during the time of layout definition and this check box is deselected. 94 Copyright © 2009. Using this component. Specify a new effective-date for all trees used in the layout. PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog can be accessed only in nVision client. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. This change will affect only matrix layouts. Tabular layouts are not affected. the As of Date for Trees specified in layout definition is used. . • • • • If this checkbox is selected. Report Request The Report Request dialog in nVision client and Report Request page in web client were redesigned. Oracle and/or its affiliates. as only in matrix layouts we have an option of selecting trees. the As of Date for Trees specified in layout definition is overridden at the time of Report Request. there are new check boxes labeled Override Layout in the Windows client or Override Tree As Of Date If Specified In Layout in the Web client. If this checkbox is deselected. By default. Drilldowns are affected with this change since it inherits all the criteria of the selected cell on the parent report and provides a sub report. you have an option of either: • • Use tree effective-dates from layout definition.

“Running PS/nVision Reports in the Microsoft Windows Client. for example.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 This is an example of the Report Request dialog in the Windows client: This is an example of the Report Request page in the Web client: See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and deleting the nodes from the criteria. “Running PS/nVision Reports on the Web. users can select multiple values. Creating Requests Enterprise PeopleTools 8. which allows Layout designers to include fields for building negative criteria. tree nodes.” Creating Report Requests. All rights reserved.” Setting Up Report Requests. After making list of values to be part of not-in criteria. this criterion is inserted as any other criteria into the selected cell in the Layout. With this feature. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision. the PS/nVision Layout designer now includes a new feature called not-in. and dimensions as part of notin criteria query. selecting nodes for not-in clause part of the Query. 95 . Creating Report Requests Supporting Not-in Criteria Beside adding. modifying.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September.

only the web-based version honors the public or private report requests security. “Creating Matrix Layouts. The report layout and drilldown layouts are located under %PSHOME%. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can use only one add-in at a time. Selecting Filter Criteria Options Ability to Define the Types of Report Requests nVision Designer recognizes the concept of public and private report requests. Oracle and/or its affiliates. %PSHOME% is read-only and only an Administrator can add a new layout or modify existing layouts. Define whether to share the report with other users. for example.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision.” Applying Filter Criteria. Currently. This new nVisionDrill VSTO add-in enables you to use the web service capability when drilling from summarized to detailed nVision reports. .50 September. and Business Unit as a primary key. “Running PS/nVision Reports on the Web. Drilling Down PS/nVision Reports Using Web Services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in) In addition to the current DrillToPIA add-in.cfg). report ID. This enhancement enables the users of the Windows client of PS/nVision to: • • Have the flexibility of making report request either public or private. you can also perform nVision drilldown using the nVisionDrill VSTO add-in (Visual Studio tools for Microsoft Office SE Runtime). where you are able to add all the required parameters for queries in that given report. the default location of INSTANCE directory is changed from %PSHOME%\NVISION\INSTANCE to %PS_SERVDIR%\NVISION\INSTANCE. Note.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. and these records are identified by the Query name. DrillToPIA and nVisionDrill VSTO add-ins do not coexist. These parameters are stored as records in a new table called Query Parameters. Setting Query Prompts Default Configuration under %PSHOME% In the Process Scheduler Configuration file (psprcs.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision. Restoring Query Prompts to Web Version of nVision The Define Report Request page of PS/nVision will include a new sub page called Query Prompts. 96 Copyright © 2009. %PSHOME%\NVISION\LAYOUT and %PSHOME%\NVISION\LAYOUT\DRILLDN.” Setting Up Report Requests. You can relocate these two directories outside of PSHOME if all users need the write access to these directories.

Entering Comparison Values Ability to Email Application Engine Results You are able to add email as an output type for scheduled query (any Application Engine program) results.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision." Using the PS/nVision DrillDown on the Web Query This section discusses enhancements made in the area of Query.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. "Running PS/nVision Reports on the Web. and define tree option in Expression 2 type as shown in this example: See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can schedule queries to run and have the results emailed directly to recipients (not just a link to the Report Manager). Copyright © 2009. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Security Join Optimizer option. "Defining Selection Criteria. Downloading query results to XML file. All rights reserved. Drilling URL in PSQUERY. Temp Files tiles of the Query-to-Excel.50 September. Scheduling query with In Tree prompt. Oracle and/or its affiliates." Defining Criteria. With this option.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 97 . Ability to Add an In-Tree Criteria Prompt You are able to add in-tree criteria prompts to your queries. Enhancement request to be able to email AE results. including: • • • • • • • Ability to develop in-tree criteria prompts.

These queries can either be saved and used in the future or can be scheduled and run immediately by clicking the Run button. the new browser is either a PIA page. 98 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes The design of the Scheduled Query page output type will include the Email option as one of the options in the current Type drop-down list. or an URL of your choice.” Drilling URL in PeopleSoft Query Schedule Query with In Tree Prompt You can schedule queries that have In Tree prompts using the Schedule Query component or using the Schedule links in the Query Manager and Query Viewer. “Modifying. Selecting Process Requests Drilling URL in PSQUERY Drilling URLs are the URLs that you define by selecting the menu.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. and all these settings are saved into database with prompt. all temp files are located under %PS_SERVDIR%. “Modifying. If the CacheBaseDir is not set in the psappsrv. Submitting Process Requests. the query results page shows results as links. Oracle and/or its affiliates.cfg file specifies the location of temp files that are created by the Query to Excel execution. component. All rights reserved. “Defining Selection Criteria.cfg file.PeopleTools 8.50 September. Depending on how drilling URLs are defined.” Scheduling Queries. you are prompted for selecting the tree for the specified field and its node list. and other metadata for this query.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. . and Organizing Queries. After the successful selection of values for the In Tree prompts. Schedule Query with Tree Prompt Temp Files of the Query-to-Excel The CacheBaseDir= setting in the psappsrv. Scheduling. portal object. and Organizing Queries.” Scheduling Queries. Changes are also made to the System Process Request page for scheduling Application Engine programs. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can define drilling URLs that are associated with this query. When you execute this query through Query Manager or Query Viewer. or another query result page. or even an external link.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. criteria. While scheduling these queries. page. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Those temp files are removed automatically after the run. other prompts are available for your input. Scheduling. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. which you can click to access other browsers. When you build a query using Query Manager.

The Download to XML link is also available on the Query Manager . the Security Join Optimizer setting is applied using the same concepts.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 99 . All rights reserved. or cancel the downloaded file. “Creating and Running Simple Queries. XMLP produces XMLP format result. If this is a non-self join with different security tables. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Viewing and Editing Query Properties Copyright © 2009. If this is a non-self join with same security tables or a self join. If this is a non-self join with different security tables. If you click the Open button.Run page. Clear this option to enable this query to join mutliple times to the security record. the query joins security table multiple times using the Inner Join logic and the Security Join Optimizer option is not used. Security Join Optimizer In the Query Properties page. • • Note: If you perform Left Outer Joins with security record.” Creating New Queries. the new Security Join Optimizer option enables you to define whether a query. • • If this is a non-self join (same security tables) or a self join. query results are downloaded to browser as web browser format and there are options that enable you to open. XML formatted query result is downloaded to browser. the query joins the security table once.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. there are two new formats XML and XMLP. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In the Schedule Query component. the query joins security table multiple times using the Inner Join logic and the Security Join Optimizer option is not used. save. the query joins security table multiple times using the Inner Join logic. XML produces webrowset XML format result. that contains multiple joins to the same query security record. 2009 Download Query Results to XML File After you click the XML link on the Query Manager or Query Viewer search results page. Security Join Optimizer Select this option to enable this query to join once to the first security record. should be optimized.

Integrations with Oracle ESB-based services. Transformations. PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework. . Target connectors and listening connectors.PeopleTools 8. Multichannel Framework. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Integration Broker PeopleBooks. 100 Copyright © 2009. Services and service operations. tracing. Web services. Deprecated integration technologies and utilities.50 September. and debugging. Messages. Integration Broker This section covers the new features and changes for Integration Broker. Integration Broker security. Component Interfaces. Integration gateways. New managed objects: WSDL and message schema. Integration Broker Service Monitor. All rights reserved. Tuning messaging system performance. 2009 Release Notes Integration Tools Enhancements This section discusses the enhancements in our integration technology. Integration Broker logging. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Service operation queues. Service operation handlers. Message schemas. WSDL documents. including: • • • • PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Integration Broker testing tools and utilities. Service operation routings.

All rights reserved. • • Integration Broker PeopleBook Changes Data Dependencies and Relationships When Copying Data between Databases The “Data Dependencies and Relationships When Copying Data between Databases” appendix in the PeopleSoft Integration Broker PeopleBook has been removed. 101 . Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Content in this book includes documentation for administering integration gateways. adding and configuring nodes.50 the documentation for PeopleSoft Integration Broker has been reorganized into several books. This information is maintained on the MyOracle Support website in the product certification area. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and Products Supported by PeopleSoft Integration Broker” appendix has been removed from the PeopleSoft Integration Broker PeopleBook. and third-party products and versions supported. 2009 Integration Broker PeopleBooks This section describes organizational enhancements and changes for PeopleSoft Integration Broker and related PeopleBooks for PeopleTools 8. “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases” Technologies. PeopleSoft Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities. Oracle now provides the following PeopleBooks related to Integration Broker: • • PeopleSoft Integration Broker PeopleSoft Integration Broker Administration (New) This book contains information for administrators of PeopleSoft Integration Broker that was previously documented in the PeopleSoft Integration Broker PeopleBook.oracle. and Products Supported by PeopleSoft Integration Broker The “Technologies. Visit MyOracle Support for current information about the technologies. (Renamed) This book was previously named Integration Testing Tools and Utilities. setting up secure integration environments. specifications.50 September. and so on. Specifications. Specification. PeopleSoft Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor (New) This book contains documentation for the Service Operations Monitor that was previously contained in the PeopleSoft Integration Broker PeopleBook. managing listening and target connectors.50 Integration Broker PeopleBook Enhancements For PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The content from the appendix has been merged into the new “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases” chapter. See Also www.com Copyright © 2009.

50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Warning! Integrations will fail if you do not set these properties. which is located in the web server directory structure. Its functionality has been replaced with the automated change packaging features. Metadata Backport Utility The Metadata Backport Utility is no longer delivered with PeopleTools.” Configuring Security and General Properties.PeopleTools 8. “Working With Change Packages. and tools that no longer ship with PeopleTools or that have been discontinued effective this release. The “Using the ERP Connectors” chapter in PeopleBooks has been removed. 2009 Release Notes Deprecated Integration Technologies and Utilities This section describes Integration Broker-related technologies. The path is <PIA_HOME>\webserv\<DOMAIN>\keystore. Property secureFileKeystorePath Description Enter the full path and file name of the gateway keystore file.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The default value is password. “Managing Integration Gateways. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” Encrypting Passwords See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Setting SSL Encryption Security Properties secureFileKeystorePasswd 102 Copyright © 2009. See Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For integrations with third-party systems. Enter the keystore password. “Managing Integration Gateways. iWay SOAPSwitch Beginning with this release. utilities.properties file. use the PeopleSoft Integration Broker servicesoriented architecture. New Keystore Path and Keystore Password Requirement Beginning with this release you must set the following properties in the integrationGateway. iWay SOAPswitch no longer ships with PeopleTools. This password must be encrypted.” Working With Change Package Automation Integration Gateways This section describes enhancements related to PeopleSoft Integration Broker integration gateways. .50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant.50 September. All rights reserved.

• &MSG.GenericFaultNamespace See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.properties file equal to the namespace to use: ig. “Managing Integration Gateways. 103 . set the following property in the integrationGatway. a message ID (the WSA_MessageID property) must also be defined.WSA_Action.WSA_FaultTo. elements that appear in the integration gateway log files. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Use this property to specify the Web Services Addressing (WS-Addressing) action for the message.” Masking Gateway Log File Elements WS-Addressing The following PeopleCode properties have been added to the IBInfo PeopleCode object: • &MSG. “Managing Integration Gateways. thereby prohibiting sensitive information from displaying in the generated message log file (MsgLog. The WS-Addressing action is defined as a string.IBInfo. The integration gateway will add these values to the SOAP headers accordingly. &MSG. or hide. These values will be part of the MIME header section sent to the integration gateway. All rights reserved. such as when it cannot find a routing for an integration.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. If this property is not null.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.WSA_To. Use this property to specify the WS-Addressing fault end point for the message.IBInfo.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. To specify the namespace to use for generic SOAP faults.htm) and error log file (ErrorLog. 2009 Setting the Namespace for Generic SOAP Faults The system generates generic SOAP faults for framework-level errors. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the system extracts these parameters from the SOAP header and places them in the MIME content section before the request is sent to the application server. Use this property to specify the WS-Addressing destination for the message.IBInfo. The WS-Addressing fault end point is defined as a string.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Copyright © 2009.htm). The WS-Addressing destination is defined as a string. For inbound requests.” Setting the Namespace for Generic SOAP Faults Masking Elements in Integration Gateway Log Files You can mask.

50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. including those based on the AS2 specification. You can now use PeopleSoft Application Designer to add generated WSDL and message schemas to PeopleSoft Application Designer projects. Beginning with this release the following additional target connectors are segment aware. and you can use them to send message segments to integration partners: • • • AS2 target connector. . AS2 Connectors PeopleSoft recommends using the Oracle SOA Suite B2B component for all EDI integrations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Sending and Receiving Messages. “Using Listening Connectors and Target Connectors.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.” Using the JMS Target Connector.” Working with the AS Connectors.” Working with Message Segments JMS Target Connector The JMS target connector features a new property call SOAPUpContent that wraps outbound message content in SOAP format. and Data Mover scripts. “Using Listening Connectors and Target Connectors. Oracle and/or its affiliates. SMTP target connector.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 104 Copyright © 2009. Node-Level Connector Properties New Managed Objects: WSDL and Message Schema This section provides information about the new WSDL and schema managed objects.50 generated WSDL and message schema have become managed objects. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Understanding Electronic Data Interchange Specifications Supported New Segment-Aware Target Connectors In previous releases the HTTP target connector was the only target connector that could process outbound message segments. 2009 Release Notes Target Connectors and Listening Connectors This section describes recommendations and enhancements to target connectors and listening connectors. All rights reserved. project copy processes. WSDL and Schema Objects For PeopleTools 8. JMS target connector.

when you search for a message in the Messages component. “Managing Messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. However. “Managing Messages”. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Converting WSDL and Schema to Managed Objects After you copy WSDL and schema from earlier releases. The Type dropdown list box appears on the Find an Existing Value tab and the Add a New Value tab in the Messages component.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to convert the data to managed objects. Understanding Managing Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Field aliases.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases. names cannot start with “xml. if the system is unable to convert the copied or upgraded data. In addition. Copyright © 2009. Record aliases. Naming Conventions of Message Metadata The following information was added to PeopleBooks for clarification When naming the following message metadata.” digits or special characters: • • • • Message names.50 system. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Converting WSDL Documents and Message Schemas to Managed Objects Messages This section describes enhancements for managing messages. the system displays the message type as part of the search results. you can convert it in the PeopleTools 8. Message aliases.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Oracle and/or its affiliates. during the PeopleTools upgrade process the system automatically attempts to convert WSDL and schema metadata into managed objects. Naming Conventions for Message Metadata Message Searching and Viewing Message Type Displays in Message Search Results Beginning with this release. 105 .” Adding a Message Definition Using Message Type to Search for or Add Message Definitions A message Type dropdown list box has been added to the Messages component to facilitate searching for and adding new message definitions to the database.

Nonrowset. 2. subrecords. Select this value to add a rowset-based message part to the system.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. View the entire message structure. you must select a message type from the list. 106 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. Select this value to add a container message to the system.PeopleTools 8. You can expand and collapse the tree to view the structure of the message. View only the records in the message structure. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you have the option to use the Type field to narrow your search. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message to the system.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. A new View Records Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page. Part Rowset. “Managing Messages. The message types that display in the Type dropdown list box are: • • • • • Container. When you click the link the Included Fields Only page appears and displays only the records and subrecord fields that have been included in the message structure. Viewing Rowset-Based Message Structures Overriding Local Message Compression for Synchronous Messages The integration engine compresses and base64–encodes messages destined for the PeopleSoft listening connector on its local integration gateway. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 3. Rowset. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message part to the system. View only the included fields in the message structure.” Adding Message Definitions Viewing Rowset-Based Message Structures There are now three options for viewing the structure of rowset-based messages: 1. When you click the link the Records Only page appears and displays only the records and subrecords in the message structure. and record fields (included and excluded) for a message definition in tree format. the existing default option displays all records. Select this value to add a rowset-based message to the system. 2009 Release Notes When you use the Find an Existing Value tab to search for an existing message definition. Doing so determines the subsequent page that appears and that you use to define the message. A new View Included Fields Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page.50 September. When using the Add a New Value tab to add a new message definition to the system. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Part Nonrowset. . When you access a rowset-based message in the Messages-Message Definitions page.

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 107 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Understanding Supported Message Structures. The valid parameters for this method are: %IntBroker_Compress. Note.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Future-Dated Publications A property has been added to the IBInfo object called FuturePublicationDateTime. for synchronous messages you can override the message compression setting specified in PSAdmin at the transaction level. For synchronous messages. The status of the transaction in the Service Operation Monitor is Hold until the future date time entered becomes the current date time. The datetime of this field is used by PeopleSoft Integration Broker to determine when an actual publish of the transaction is to occur. you should turn off compression only during integration development and testing. This setting does not affect the compression of messages that the integration gateway sends using its target connectors. The signature for this property is: • &MSG. in PSADMIN you can set a threshold message size above which messages are compressed.” Local Compression Enterprise PeopleTools 8.FuturePublicationDateTime. The following new method on the IBInfo object is provided for this purpose: &MSG. and %IntBroker_Compress_Reset. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.IBInfo. All rights reserved. The property is for use with asynchronous transactions. At that time the status of the transaction in the Service Operation Monitor is updated to New and processed accordingly.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. As a result. An invalid datetime or blank will result in the publish occurring immediately. Warning! Turning compression off can negatively impact system performance when transporting synchronous messages greater than 1 MB. Beginning with this release.IBInfo.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Copyright © 2009. %IntBroker_UnCompress.CompressionOverride = %IntBroker_Compress. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. 2009 Asynchronous messages are always compressed and base64 encoded when sent to the integration gateway.

By default an integer field has a value of 0. causes the IsChanged property flag on the field to set to True. 108 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. To make changes to a referenced message part.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Reusing Message Parts Distinguishing Blank from Zero in Rowset-Based Message Parts The Message Definitions page features a new Message Part Default Indicator field that appears when you select or define a rowset-based message part. You can reuse only rowset-based message parts. you do so manually to each message part that you want to change. “Managing Messages. when serialized to a rowset. you must make the changes to the referenced message part directly. You can now make changes to a message part that is referenced in another part or subpart. the system copies all records and fields and displays them at the record level. the end result is a zero when accessing the field via the rowset. Oracle and/or its affiliates. If you must make changes to copied message parts. has not been exported as WSDL. . Restrictions for Modifying Messages Reusing Part Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to reuse message parts by referencing another message part or by copying another message part. The messages and fields become permanent to the specific message and you can edit all records and fields directly in the message where the copied part exists. When you check the box. For PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages. meaning that a 0 (zero) was passed in the field.” Understanding Managing Messages. if you check the Message Part Default Indicator box the IsChanged property on such a field is set to True. or is a restricted message. Message Reuse by Copying If you copy a message part. Message Reuse by Reference A reference to a message part is read-only in the message part where it is referenced. All changes are then propagated to every message in which the message part is referenced. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You cannot reuse message parts at Level 0.50 September. Changes you make to a copied message part are not propagated to other copies of the message part that may exist. So if a 0 or <blank> is passed in a field. All rights reserved. as long as the message part is not in the runtime tables.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Now. 2009 Release Notes Message Parts Modifying Part Messages In previous releases you could not modify a part message if it was referenced in another message. XML that has a value of 0 (zero) passed in an integer field.50 this restriction has been removed.

“Message Classes.50 September. the Maximum Occurs field on the Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Message Class Properties Container Messages Adding and Getting Container Messages Attributes You can add attributes to container messages that contain rowset-based message parts to provide integration partners with data and information. length. This information appears in generated container message schema. you first define the attribute name. Distinguishing Blank from Zero in Rowset-Based Message Parts Obtaining the Size of Rowset Parts within a Container Message You can now use the Size property of the Message object to obtain the actual size of the rowset message parts within a container message. To add attributes to a container message. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. As a result.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.Message Definitions page is no longer read-only when a container message is defined with multiple rowset-based part messages. “Managing Messages. without adding the information to the message definition. Understanding Including Level 0 Rows for Message Parts in Container Messages Copyright © 2009. At runtime the attributes appear at the root level of the generated XML. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft Integration Broker validates the attribute values against the lengths you defined in the container message definition. All rights reserved. 109 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Managing Container Messages. and required flag in the container message definition in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. PeopleSoft provides a number of IBInfo object methods to get attributes from container messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Next you use PeopleCode to populate the attribute values using the IBInfo object. “Managing Messages. You can now modify the Maximum occurs field to specify the maximum number of level 0 rows in any given message part to include in the container message. “Managing Messages. At runtime.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Managing Container Messages.” Managing Message Parts.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Adding and Getting Container Messages Attributes Passing More Than One Row of Data on the Level 0 Records Beginning with this release you can pass more than one row of data on the Level 0 records in container messages.

and for building schemas for nonrowset-based messages. As a result.PeopleTools 8. for building schemas for rowset-based messages that may have been imported or upgraded without schema. Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages to/from Third-Party Systems Message Schemas This section describes enhancements for working with and managing XML message schemas in PeopleSoft Integration Broker. All rights reserved. you do not need to navigate to the Schema tab and build the message schema. The Schema tab is still available for viewing message schema.” Managing Nonrowset-Based Messages 110 Copyright © 2009. Indicates the number of the data chunk or message segment that you are sending. 2009 Release Notes Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages to/from Third-Party Systems To exchange segmented messages with third-party systems you must specify the following arguments in the SOAP header: Argument DataChunkCount DataChunk Description The total number of data chunks or segments that comprise the message.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Generating Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker now automatically generates message schema for rowsetbased messages at save time.” Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and the current segment is the third chunk.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. You are now able to add message schemas for nonrowset-based messages referenced in runtime tables. the DataChunk value for the current message is 3.” Generating XML Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages Adding Message Schemas for Nonrowset-Based Messages In previous releases the Add Schema button on the Messages – Schema page was disabled if a schema had already been added to a nonrowset-based message and the message was referenced in a runtime table. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. if there are a total of seven data chunks in the message. . “Managing Messages. “Managing Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For example. “Sending and Receiving Messages. The Add Schema button is enabled regardless if the message is referenced in a runtime table. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. message schema generated for the message will not include any XML tags that contain empty or Null values. When working with rowset-based messages a new Include Namespace field appears on the Messages – Message Definitions page. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides an option where you can exclude descriptions in generated message schemas to that sensitive information is not exposed in generated schema. Beginning with this release you can override the default value and enter a different value. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The Messages-Message Definition page features a Suppress Empty XML Tags check box. “Managing Messages. then the system includes all level 0 rows in the message in the generated schema. “Managing Messages. Copyright © 2009.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. Generating XML Message Schemas for Rowset-Based Messages.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Suppressing Empty XML Tags in Message Schema Choosing the Number of Level 0 Rows to Include in Generated XML Message Schema When generating XML message schema you can choose to include a single level 0 row in the generated schema or all level 0 rows in the generated schema. PeopleSoft Integration Broker includes a single level 0 row in the XML message schema. Excluding Descriptions in Message Schemas Namespace and Schema Generation for Rowset Based Messages When schema is generated for rowset-based messages. where you can enter a namespace value. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages. The Messages-Message Definitions page features a Single Level 0 Row checkbox. a Namespace field appears on the Messages – Schema page.50 September. The Messages–Message Definitions page features an Exclude Descriptions in Schema box that enables you to suppress descriptions in generated schema.” Generating XML Message Schemas for Rowset-Based Messages. Including Namespaces in Generated Message Schemas Suppressing Empty XML Tags in Message Schema PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to suppress empty XML tags in message schema of rowset-based messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Enterprise PeopleTools 8. When you check the box and save the page. If this box is not selected. When you select this box. by default the system uses the namespace value defined on the Service Configuration page. When you select this box. By default the Single Level 0 Row checkbox is not selected.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. All rights reserved.” Generating XML Message Schemas for Rowset-Based Messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 111 . 2009 Excluding Descriptions in Message Schemas Message data that is used to define services can have actual database record and field names in the generated message schema.

Since there is no longer the restriction of using one service operation with a service. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 112 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. Beginning with this release.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Naming Conventions for Service Operations Metadata The following information was added to PeopleBooks for clarification. “Managing Messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Generated XML Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages Services and Service Operations This section describes enhancements for managing service operations. you can now dynamically link service operations that exist in the application database to the service. “Managing Service Operations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. which meant to use it with more than one service you had to recreate the service operation and save it with a different name. When naming the following service operation metadata.50 September.” Understanding Managing Service Operations Activating and Deactivating Services in Bulk PeopleTools 8. this page is no longer needed. Changing the Services Associated with a Service Operation The Service Change section of the Services Administration – Service Operations page has been removed.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. you can use a service operation with more than one service. Service operation aliases.50 enables you to activate or deactivate multiple services at once using the new Service Activate/Deactivate page in the Service Administration component. a service operation was unique to a single service. “Managing Services. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. .” Activating and Deactivating Services in Bulk Reusing Service Operations Previous to this release. The Services page features a new Link Existing Operation link. Linking Service Operations to Services When you create a new service or manage an existing service. names cannot start with “xml. Click the link to search for a service operation in the application database and link it to the service.PeopleTools 8.” digits or special characters: • • Service operation names.

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. the name of the inbound service operation must be specified in the External Alias field on the routing definition of each service operation that you are invoking on the receiving system.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. As in previous releases. “Managing Service Operations. 113 . “Managing Services. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. you now have the option to specify message names and descriptions for the service operations that you are generating. Some of these system monitoring tools report metrics by capturing Module and Action information. “Creating Component Interface-Based Services. The message name descriptions also appear as annotations in the generated XML message schema.” Assigning Multiple Queues to Process Service Operations Invoking Multiple Service Operations In previous releases you could use one inbound service operation to invoke multiple service operations on the receiving system. the service operations on the receiving system had to be assigned to the same queue. Copyright © 2009.” Adding Service Operations to Service Definitions Assigning Service Operations to Multiple Queues You can now assign inbound or outbound service operations to multiple queues for unordered processing.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The Service Operations page features a Multi-Queues link that enables you to specify multiple queues to handle an inbound or outbound service operation. All rights reserved. When you use the multi-queue option.” Invoking Multiple Service Operations Adding Message Names and Descriptions to CI-Based Service Operations When generating CI-based service operations. The message names appear in the generated XML message schema. other third-party system and performance monitoring tools may be available. However.” Generating Services and Service Operations Monitoring Service Operations in Performance Monitoring Tools Using Module and Action Information In addition to monitoring service operations in the Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. In this release you can invoke multiple service operations on the receiving system that are assigned to different queues. the requests are split across multiple queues. “Managing Service Operations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

PeopleSoft provides service operation name and PeopleCode event name as Module name and Action name respectively.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations. This information enables you to associate service operations with database transactions for monitoring and troubleshooting. A handler with a sequence value of 1 is processed first. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Managing Service Operations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Associating PeopleSoft Users with DB2 UDB Threads Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft provides service operationname as Module name (no Action information is provided for DB2 systems).50. followed by that with a value of 2. and so on.PeopleTools 8. but no sequence is set. If multiple notification handlers exist and are active. 2009 Release Notes On an Oracle database.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. .50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The new Sequence field enables you to select the order in which PeopleSoft Integration Broker performs handler processing.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations Setting Processing Sequence for Multiple Notification Handlers For a service operation that has multiple active notification handlers.” Checklists and Troubleshooting. To enable capturing service operation and PeopleCode event metrics you must set the EnableDBMonitoring option in PSADMIN. Monitoring Service Operations Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the system processes handlers alphabetically. Setting Handler Processing Sequence Application Engine Handler A new service operation handler implementation method has been added to PeopleSoft Integration Broker for PeopleTools 8. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for z/OS.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for Linux. On an IBM DB2 database.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. by default the system populates the Description field with the service operation name. UNIX. All rights reserved. Handler Descriptions On the Service Operations-Handlers Detail page. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. you can set the processing sequence on the Service Operation-Handlers page. “Managing Service Operation Handler. 114 Copyright © 2009. Monitoring Module Information Service Operation Handlers This section discusses enhancements to service operation handlers.” Understanding Managing Service Operations. and Windows.

50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. along with new functionality introduced in PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009. Using this handler is a good alternative for long-running programs or for service operations that have large amounts of data to process. “Message Class.50. Using Bulk Load Handlers to Process Container Messages Beginning with this release the bulk load handlers are able to process asynchronous nonrowset-based messages and container messages that have asynchronous rowset-based message parts.” Implementing Handlers Using Application Engine Programs Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In earlier releases. Bulk Load Handler This section discusses enhancements to the bulk load handler.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. These methods are: • • • • • • • • AddAEAttribute ClearAEAttributes DeleteAEAttribute GetAEAttributeName GetAEAttributeValue GetNumberofAEAttributes GetTransactionIDforAE InsertAEResponseAttributes See the PeopleCode API Reference PeopleBook for more information about these methods. The new functionality for the bulk load handler is discussed elsewhere in this section. 2009 You can use the new Application Engine handler implementation method for Notification events. You can track the process in the Service Operation Monitor by viewing the subscription contract. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the bulk load handlers were able to process rowset-based messages only.” IBInfo Class Methods DMS Handler Renamed The DMS handler has been renamed to the bulk load handler. 115 . since processing occurs in PeopleSoft Process Scheduler and not in the Integration Broker runtime environment. The bulk load handler features the same functionality as the DMS handler in previous releases. This handler schedules an application engine program to run within PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. PeopleSoft provides several IBInfo object methods that enable you to pass information via the Message object back into the response application class defined on the handler. All rights reserved.

“Managing Routing Definitions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50. All rights reserved. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides an optional transaction rollback feature that enables you to rollback the database to the pre-bulk insert state if needed. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides a data tree structure. Routing Description On the Routings – Routings Definition page.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. IBRK-24 – IB DMS Handler Referencing Invalid Message. 116 Copyright © 2009. to add a data structure to define the message content. . the value defaults to the name of the service operation associated with the routing definition upon save. any-to-local routing definitions are read-only with the exception of the external alias name and transform information. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Managing System-Generated Routing Definitions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers.” Adding Routing Definitions. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. has been added to identify situations where you have moved a Bulk Load Handler object via project copy. In addition. Adding a Routing Definition Any-to-Local Routings Definitions are Read-Only Beginning with PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes When working with nonrowset-based messages. “Ensuring Data Integrity. thereby allowing non-PeopleSoft data to map to the records and fields in the database.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. “Managing Routing Definitions. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Integration Broker Integrity Service Operation Routings This section describes enhancements for working with and managing routings. See Also. Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft Integration Broker automatically generates a local-to-Atom routing definition for a service operation when the service operation is published as a feed. but did not include the associated message objects. if you do not enter a description in the Description field. like that in the Messages component. Initiating System-Generated Routing Definitions Routing Status Box Changes The Routing Status box that appears on the Service Operations – General page now indicates if a local-to-Atom routing definition exists for a service operation.PeopleTools 8.” Implementing Handlers Using Bulk Load Processing New System Audit Query to Identify Bulk Load Handlers Referencing Invalid Message Objects A new system audit query. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

and other initialization errors. Select the box to capture any exceptions that occur before the system validates an outbound routing for the service operation.IBInfo. any errors that result from running the OnRouteSend PeopleCode event. if on the source system attributes are set as part of a publish. Thus. Using these attributes can lead to significant performance improvement. This option enables you to capture errors such as inactive routing definitions. Attributes used for content-based routing are only applicable for the system that is setting the attributes. &bool = &MSG. Deletes all attributes in the IBInfo object.IBInfo.IBInfo.GetAttributeName(Integer nIndex). multiple routing definitions. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.ClearAttributes().” Managing System-Generating Routing Definitions. the target system will not be able to view these attributes on any Integration Broker event run on the target system.IBInfo.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. the attributes are not part of the payload that gets sent to the target system. “Managing Routing Definitions.DeleteAttribute(string name). &MSG.IBInfo.GetAttributeValue(Integer nIndex). then you can read these attributes in OnRouteSend and OnSend IB events. Returns the value of the attribute based on an index.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. &String = &MSG. Returns the name of the attribute based on an index. Adding Routing Definitions From Service Operation Definitions Content-Based Routings Several methods have been added to the IBInfo PeopleCode object to enable content-based routing of service operations when using the OnRouteSend and OnSend events. the system displays a User Exception box at the top of the page.IBInfo. string value). &String = &MSG.GetNumberOfAttributes(). &Bool = &MSG. Copyright © 2009. The following methods are available in the IBInfo PeopleCode object to get/set data used for content-based routing determination. Gets the number of attributes.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Creating Routing Definitions. 117 . • • • • • • &Integer = &MSG.50 September. Viewing System-Generated Routing Definitions. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Add attributes by passing in attribute name and value. since Rowset or Xmldoc objects do not have to be serialized and subsequently loaded into memory and traversed to retrieve applicable data. However. Adding Routing Definitions. All rights reserved. Capturing Exceptions before Routings are Validated When you are adding a routing definition for a synchronous service operation from the Service Operations – Routings page.AddAttribute(string name. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Routing Definitions. Delete an attribute based on the attribute name.

click the Out Reg Transform link. “Copying and Migrating Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Duplicate Routings Overwritten During Project Copy If the system detects a duplicate routing definition during the project copy process. . handler. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. It also enables you to view and activate metadata that might be inactive for integration. as denoted by the XML icons. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 118 Copyright © 2009. “Managing Routing Definitions.50 September. run the duplicate routings check. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the routing definition in the project being copied overwrites the routing definition in the database. The arrows show the flow of the service operation from PeopleSoft Integration Broker (the darker cylinder on the left) through the integration gateway (the vertical dashed line). All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. This particular routing definition has a transformation. to the integration partner (the lighter cylinder on the right).PeopleTools 8. The following example shows a routing definition in graphical format for an asynchronous service operation: The routing definition for QE_PO_ASYNC_XFORM in graphical format.” Deleting Duplicate Routing Definitions Viewing Routing Definitions in Graphical Format PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to view routing definitions in graphical format to provide you with a more complete view of the flow of data between integration partners. To view transformation details. such as a routing definition. service operation. and so on.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. To detect and delete any duplicate routings in the database outside the project copy process.” Understanding Data Dependencies and Relationships for Copying Data Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

Click the link to view items that are not active for the integration.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. the arrows show the flow of the service operation from PeopleSoft Integration Broker. The following example shows the Integration Status page that appears when you click the Integration Not Active link: Inactive metadata for the QE_PO_SYNC routing definition The Integration Status page lists the issues that prevent the routing definition from being active. as denoted by the display of the Integration Not Active link at the top of the right side of the page. 119 . Copyright © 2009. This routing definition contains integration metadata that is not active. and to the integration partner.50 September. All rights reserved. 2009 The following example shows a routing definition in graphical format for a synchronous service operation: The routing definition for QE_PO_SYNC in graphical format Again. through the integration gateway. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

” Creating Routing Definitions. if you click the Activate Operation Version link in the previous example.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Check the box for the system to send the response to the consumer compressed. 2009 Release Notes Click a link in the Actions column to resolve an issue. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Check the box to return to the consumer any schema parser errors that occur during processing.” Viewing Routing Definitions in Graphical Format Creating Routing Definitions for Non-Default Service Operations You can now create routing definitions for non-default service operations using the Routings component. “Managing Routing Definitions. Adding Routing Definitions Sending Compressed Responses to Consumers The Routing Definitions page now features an Accept Compression check box that displays only for inbound synchronous service operations.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. The system activates the associated metadata and displays a message when the issue is resolved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The system returns the errors within the default message CDATA tag. 120 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. Defining General Routing Information Returning Schema Parser Errors to Consumers The Routing Definitions page features a Schema Validation Details box that appears when you are working with any-to-local routing definitions.PeopleTools 8.” Creating Routing Definitions. This functionality is used in conjunction with the feeds enhancement. activates it. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. using PeopleCode or by setting the Min Message Size Compression parameter in PSADMIN. “Managing Routing Definitions. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. As an example. “Managing Routing Definitions. You can click the OK button to return to other items to activate. the system locates the inactive service operation associated with the routing definition. Note that you must compress the response before sending. . and displays the following message: Message indicating that the service operation has been activated for the routing definition.50 September.

version on the output of the transformation for WSDL.” Creating Routing Definitions.version are not defined on the transform. Once they know the name/value pairs in a transformation. If you define a transformation on an any-to-local routing definition. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.version defined on the service operation for WSDL.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Routing Definitions.” Creating Routing Definitions. “Managing Routing Definitions. you cannot change the in/out message transformation. and you want one routing definition to invoke multiple service operations. and so on. aliases. This page enables you to identify duplicate external routing alias names. Defining Routing Parameters for Requests and Reponses Defining Routing Property Name/Value Pairs A Routing Properties page (IB_ROUTINGDEFNPROP) has been added to the Routings component. perform SELECT actions in tables. “Managing Routing Definitions. then the system uses the message. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Service Operation Routing Definitions. The page enables you to add user-defined name/value pairs to a routing definition. Defining General Routing Information Transformations on Any-to-Local Routing Definitions Transformations on any-to-local routing definitions are now permitted.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. the system uses the request or response message. Defining Routing Properties Searching for Duplicate External Routing Aliases PeopleTools 8. In cases where the input message.50 features an Alias Name Reference page (IB_ALIASXREF_SEC) that displays duplicate external routing aliases that exist for a routing definition. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. so you may create unique alias names for each duplicate found.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.version or output message. As a result. 121 .version on the transform for the inbound request for WSDL.50 September. Note that any-to-local routing definitions are read-only when WSDL has been exported.” Searching for Duplicate External Routing Aliases Copyright © 2009. In most cases duplicate external routing alias names are not desired for asynchronous routing definitions. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Creating Routing Definitions. Developers might use the name/value pairs data to add to XML. If a transform is defined on the outbound response. developers can extract the data from transformations using application classes. Duplicate external routing alias names are never allowed for synchronous routing definitions and the system generates an error at runtime if it encounters any.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the system uses the input message. The exception is when you are using service operation mapping. which denote data contained in transformations defined for the routing. and so on.

50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Service Operation Queues. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” Providing Services. “Providing Services. Setting Secure Target Locations for SOAP Endpoint URLs The Service Configuration page features a Secure Target Location field where you can enter a secure URL for the SOAP endpoint. 2009 Release Notes Service Operation Queues This section describes service operation queue enhancements. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Using Service Name Aliases in Provided WSDL When you use the Provide Web Service wizard. you can click the name of a service operation that displays in the Operations Assigned to Queue box to access the definition of that service operation.” Adding a Queue Definition Web Services This section describes enhancements for working with and managing web services. All rights reserved. All of the service operations that appear in the Operations Assigned to Queue box are hyperlinked. Resolving Inconsistencies in Exported WSDL PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides a status message in the Messages-Message Definitions page that alerts you when a message is flagged as having WSDL exported. that limitation has been removed. but no WSDL exists in the database. Linking to Service Operations from the Queue Component On the Queue Definitions page.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker Administrations. you can now choose to use the service name alias rather than the service name in WSDL you generate. “Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Services. Step 2: Select Service Operations WSDL Documents This section describes enhancements for working with and managing WSDL documents in PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 122 Copyright © 2009. . Effective with this release. Understanding Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Service.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Target Locations Consuming Services from WSIL URLs In previous releases of PeopleTools you were limited to consuming no more than 500 services from a WSIL URL. Click a service operation name to access the definition for the service operation.

” Resolving Inconsistencies in Exported WSDL Enforcing Message Record and Field Aliases in Generated WSDL PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to enforce record and field aliases in generated WSDL.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Integration Broker provides a new Clear WSDL Export Status page. If the system encounters records or fields that do not have aliases defined. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You can set the following check levels: Check Level Error None Warning Description If the system encounters a message definition without proper record and field aliases. it displays an error and it will not generate a WSDL document. you can continue to generate the WSDL document or terminate the generation of the WSDL document. 123 . which enables you to clear the flag. Regenerate the WSDL on the new database using the Provide Web Service wizard.50 September. 2009 This situation can arise when you use Project Copy to copy a service operation to a new database.” Enforcing Message Record and Field Aliases in Generated WSDL Transformations This section describes enhancements related to transformations. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. The system creates a WSDL document regardless of whether message records and fields are aliased or not. but do not include the WSDL in the project. the JDeveloper installation location and classpath must be specified in the PeopleSoft system in the PeopleSoft Configuration Manager. “Managing Messages. Default. You can use one or more of the following options to clear this inconsistency: • Clear the internal WSDL exported flag on the service operation. As the system creates a WSDL document it displays a warning it encounters messages definitions that do not have complete aliasing for records and/or fields. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The Service Configuration page features a WSDL Generation Alias Check dropdown list that enable you to set a system check level for aliases on message definition records and fields. All rights reserved. “Managing Messages. • • Use Project Copy to copy the WSDL to the new database. Developing Transforms Using Oracle XSL Mapper Specifying the Installation Path and Classpath for Oracle XSL Mapper For Oracle XSL Mapper to function.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.

If you open the Asynchronous Details page in the monitor to view additional transaction details. If you set the %TransformData. as with the inbound scenario. If you set this property for an outbound asynchronous transaction. “Applying Filtering. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Rejecting Transformation Programs Enterprise PeopleTools 8.routingDefnName property retrieves the routing definition name for a transaction. and allows you to retrieve the routing properties respectfully.rejectTransform = %IB_Transform_Rejected.rejectTransform %TransformData. 2009 Release Notes Beginning with this release. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. the Operation Instances page displays a status of Done. If you click the link an informational message appears that indicates that the transaction was terminated.50 September. after you enter the JDeveloper installation location. “Managing Routing Definitions. the Publication Contracts page in the Service Operations Monitor will show a contract status of Done for the transaction. the PeopleSoft system autodetects the classpath information and automatically populates the information in PeopleSoft Configuration Manager.rejectTransform Situations may arise when you may want to terminate a transaction. the Asynchronous Details page for the transaction will display an Error link.routingDefnName %TransformData. the system does not send the message and.routingDefnName The %TransformData. %TransformData. You set this property in a PeopleSoft Application Engine transform program as follows: %TransformData. If you view such a transaction in the Service Operations Monitor.” Developing Transforms Using Oracle XSL Mapper.rejectTransform property (and the %IB_Transform_Rejected built-in function). the system will not create a subscription contract and the data is not sent. “Applying Filtering.rejectTransform property within a transform of an inbound asynchronous transaction. Transformation and Translation. For example. Transformation. However. you can terminate asynchronous transactions based on content data. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. an Error link displays. If you click the link an informational message appears that indicates that the transaction was terminated. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. .” Retrieving Routing Properties Programmatically Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and Translation.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference 124 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. you may not want a transaction published to a specific node. Using the %TransformData. Specifying the Installation Path and Classpath for Oracle XSL Mapper %TransformData Built-In Functions The following two properties have been added to the %TransformData built-in function: • • %TransformData.

for some integrations there can be many users or validating users may not be warranted. Oracle and/or its affiliates. When the PeopleSoft authentication token is excluded in the service operation. All rights reserved. you do not need to set up the remote/target node as a trusted node or implement single signon for user authentication to be validated.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Excluding PeopleSoft Authentication Tokens in Outbound Requests to PeopleSoft Nodes User Authentication. and Single Signon When using Integration Broker for integrations with other PeopleSoft systems.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. SAML Token Support PeopleSoft Integration Broker now supports implementing inbound and outbound WSSecurity using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) tokens. The user IDs from the source system can be provisioned on the target system by Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) or another third-party provisioning application. Understanding User Authentication WS-Security This section describes enhancements to PeopleSoft’s implementation of WS-Security as it pertains to PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In such cases you can now exclude the PeopleSoft authentication token from inclusion in outbound requests to PeopleSoft target nodes. 2009 Integration Broker Security This section describes enhancements for securing integrations and integration systems. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. However. the default user ID for the source node on the target system is the user ID used for integration authentication. Instead you can simply define the source system user ID(s) on the target system. 125 .50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Excluding PeopleSoft Authentication Tokens in Service Operations to PeopleSoft Nodes A PeopleSoft authentication token included in a service operation request signifies to a PeopleSoft target system that the sender is a valid user on its system. Copyright © 2009. Trusted Nodes.WS Security page (IB_NODESECURITY enables you to select from three levels of encryption when you are encrypting an outbound service operation.” Managing User Authentication. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Implementing WS-Security Encryption Levels for Outbound Integrations The Nodes .” Implementing User Authentication.

Header.” Implementing Web Services Security.50 September. All rights reserved. Encrypts the message body only. schemas.WSA_ReplyTo See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Securing Responses in Asynchronous Request/Response Service Operations Overriding Node-Level WS-Security Settings on Routing Definitions You can override node-level WS Security settings on individual routing definitions for outbound request and response messages on routing definitions.” Implementing Web Services Security. When providing asynchronous request/responses. there is an option to use the default pre-defined WSDL_NODE node or use another existing node as the receiving node for the consumed service operations. 126 Copyright © 2009. (Default) Encrypts the message header only See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. as it is the URL used for all WSDL.PeopleTools 8. The security settings that you can override are the same as those that appear on the Nodes-WS Security page. When using the Consume Services wizard. Overriding NodeLevel WS-Security Settings on Routing Definitions Implementing WS-Security on Services Consumed Using the Consume Web Service Wizard You can implement WS Security on service operations you consume using the Consume Web Service Wizard. you can dynamically override the URL using the IBInfo object property WSA_ReplyTo.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. . and web transactions. Encrypting Outbound Messages Securing Responses in Asynchronous Request/Response Service Operations PeopleSoft Integration Broker sends responses for asynchronous request/response service operations to the URL set in the Target Location field in on the Service Configuration page. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Body.IBINFO. Implementing WS-Security for Outbound Integrations (Username and SAML Tokens). 2009 Release Notes The Nodes . This option encrypts the entire message including the message header and body.WS Security page (IB_NODESECURITY) features an Encrypt Level dropdown list that contains the following values: • • • All.” Implementing WS-Security. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. The URL specified on this page is typically not secure. PeopleBooks documents the action to take to implement WS Security on consumed services depending on which of these nodes you are using. Oracle and/or its affiliates. For example: &MSG.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.

or a combination of these options. No node password found on source node. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. You can require that inbound service operations are transmitted using WS-Security options. resources. and applications in the Oracle portfolio. as well as to consume services from Oracle ESB. you can better determine the aspects of the integration that need to be changed or modified to perform the integration.” Implementing Web Services Security. Logging Enhancements to the Application Server Log The application server log now displays enhanced information for troubleshooting securityrelated issues when the logging level is set to 4 or greater.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.” Validating Security on Inbound Integrations Integrations with Oracle ESB-Based Services Oracle Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware that unifies and connects services.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. Tracing and Debugging This section describes logging. Implementing WSSecurity on Services Consumed Using the Consume Web Service Wizard Validating Security on Inbound Integrations PeopleSoft Integration Broker validates that inbound service operations from integration partners are transmitted with a level of security as determined by your organization. and debugging enhancements related to PeopleSoft Integration Broker. You can use PeopleSoft Integration Broker to provide services to Oracle ESB. SSL encryption. Oracle and/or its affiliates. No routing on target node User invoking a service operation has different permissions than specified on the service operation on the source node. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. tracing. 127 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The application server log now displays messages and information for the following situations: • • • • No routing at source node.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Integrating with Oracle ESB-Based Services” Integration Broker Logging.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2009. Using the information in the log file when compared with the expected service operation metadata. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Beginning with this release PeopleTools is certified for integrating with Oracle ESB-based services.

Logging. Failover Priority –General Failover Dynamic Slave Failover In dynamic slave failover. If Domain B later fails. consider an integration system with the domains and failover priorities shown in the following table: Domain Domain A Domain B Domain C 1 2 3 Failover Priority In this integration system if Domain A fails. If Domain B later failed.50 September. Failover on the primary system has to occur for a dynamic slave to automatically go into effect. the system generates and email notification and the dynamic slave becomes inactive. “Setting Up Domain Failover. 128 Copyright © 2009. The system does not failover to find another dynamic slave. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the system would failover to the next prioritized domain. All rights reserved. No permissions set for the service operation on the source node. the system would failover to Domain C. the system would failover to Domain B. “Managing Error Handling. if Domain A failed. If it is unable to do so.” Debugging Integrations.PeopleTools 8. Mismatched node password on source and target nodes. Given the previous example. If it is unable to do so. Tracing and Debugging. the system will failover to Domain C. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes • • • No node password found on target node. if the dynamic slave fails. the system will failover to Domain B. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Domain Failover General Domain Failover Beginning with this release of PeopleTools if a failover domain becomes inactive the system attempts failover to the highest priority domain. .50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. As an example. Handling Common Issues Tuning Messaging System Performance This section describes enhancements for tuning and optimizing messaging system performance. if a failover domain became inactive. In previous releases. the next domain prioritized becomes the active domain.” Understanding Domain Failover. the system attempts to failover back to Domain A.

they are imported and available on the slave domain. The import process merges the domain configuration with the new template slave domain and creates the new configuration and loads it on the application server.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This process creates a static slave domain that uses all of the pub/sub processes and queue lists configured for the domain that you import. 129 .50 September. In this situation you can configure the machines with the most process power to process the greater number of requests. You can import a configuration from an application domain or from a file. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. Failover Priority –Dynamic Slave Failover Master/Slave Domain Processing Creating Template Slave Domains Template slaves enable you to dynamically add slave domains without performing any configuration changes in PSADMIN. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. a domain assigned a weighted value of 10 processes the greatest number of requests. When you create a template slave domain you import a domain configuration and save it as a template for the slave domain. you might have a domain on machine that is also running the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. Another example is a situation where the machines on which you are running domains have different processing capabilities due to the hardware installed in them. “Tuning Messaging System Performance.” Implementing Master-Slave Load Balancing Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. you could configure master-slave load balancing such that the machine that is running the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture processes fewer requests than other machines on which domains reside. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. where you may boot the template slave domain. To configure master-slave load balancing use the Master/Slave Load Balance page.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Upon completion. “Setting Up Domain Failover. A domain assigned a weighted value of 1 processes the fewest number of requests. the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu appears. In this case. configure the template slave domain or perform other administrative tasks. All rights reserved. As an example.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.” Understanding Domain Failover. The page enables you to assign a weight between1 and 10 to each domain to distribute request processing. If dedicated servers are configured for the domain that you import. You import the domain configuration to use as a template slave using a new Import IB Master Configuration menu in PSADMIN.” Creating Template Slave Domains Implementing Load Balancing Master/Slave Domains You can implement master-slave load balancing on the integration system to compensate for processing capabilities of various machines on which master domains and slave domains run. you can add or remove dispatcher queues from the slave domain as needed. After you import a domain configuration and save it as a slave domain.

All rights reserved.cfg file to specify that the system recycle pub/sub process handlers when memory has grown by a percent value that you specify. the system recycles process handlers (within a group) on a serial basis–one after another–to allow processing to continue uninterrupted. . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. all pub/sub process handlers recycle at once. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Tuning Messaging System Performance.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.PeopleTools 8.50 September. The Master/Slave Load Balance page features a Master Processing Status dropdown list box where you set the processing status for the master domain. Configuring deferred master processing enables you to free processing resources on the master domain machine due to hardware or processing power limitations.” Implementing Master Domain Processing Pub/Sub Handler Processing Serial Recycling of Pub/Sub Handler Processes When serial recycle for pub/sub process handlers is enabled.cfg file to enable and disable this feature. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. “Tuning Messaging System Performance.” Managing Pub/Sub Handler Processing Performance Recycling Pub/Sub Process Handlers Based on Process Memory Growth PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to recycle pub/sub process handlers based on memory growth in cache. You use the Percentage of Memory Growth parameter in the psappsrv.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 130 Copyright © 2009. By default the serial recycling of pub/sub process handlers is enabled. The system checks to see if the percentage criterion is met after processing a specified number of requests.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 2009 Release Notes Implementing Deferred Master Domain Processing PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to defer request processing on master domain to slave domains that are available for processing. By default the Percentage of Memory Growth parameter is disabled. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You use the Serial Recycle parameter in the psappsrv.” Managing Pub/Sub Handler Processing Performance Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor This section describes enhancements to the Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. Message System Performance Statistics The messaging system performance statistics pages in the Service Operations Monitor have been redesigned for this release. or so it can run other processes. which can cause throughput to come to a standstill. If serial recycling is disabled.

The following graphic shows a sample of statistics that display for outbound synchronous transactions in the messaging system. For example. the following example shows the statistics that display if you click the link under the Gateway icon: Copyright © 2009. The Averages and Analysis page for outbound asynchronous transactions You can click any of the links to view more detailed statistics in bar chart format.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Averages and Analysis page for outbound synchronous transactions. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. 2009 The pages display information from a transactional view and enable you to successively drill down on specific messaging system components and processes to view more detailed data. 131 .

“Viewing Messaging System Performance Statistics” 132 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. All rights reserved. Outbound Sync Gateway Details The data on page shows the transactions in raw data format that comprise the data represented in bar chart format on the previous page.PeopleTools 8. The following example shows the page that appears when you click the View Transactions link.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Note that the example shown is a partial graphic of the data represented in the bar chart. you could click an individual bar chart to view the raw data on which the bar chart is based. . Or. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes Gateway Averages page for outbound synchronous transactions From here you can click the View Transaction link to view the raw data on which the charts on this page are based.

Check the box to display only those integrations to which you are assigned permission list access.Publication Contracts page features a new Alias field that displays the service operation alias name. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. helps to differentiate when there are two routings on the same node with different aliases. the standard integration gateway message log will also contain the transactional message logging data. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Monitoring Asynchronous Service Operations. 2009 Routing Alias Display The Results grid on the Asynchronous Services .50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. in conjunction with the Service Operation Version field.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Filtering Synchronous Service Operation Data Filtering Asynchronous Data by Subscription Node On the Asynchronous Services Publication Contract page you can now filter data by subscription node. Filtering Asynchronous Service Operation Data Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Viewing Integration Gateway Logging Data for Service Operations” Copyright © 2009. for example.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. All rights reserved.” Understanding Monitoring Synchronous Service Operations. The Alias field.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. “Viewing Monitor Output for Asynchronous Service Operation Data” User Level View A User Level View check box appears on the Asynchronous Services and Synchronous Services pages in the Service Operations Monitor.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Depending on the log level set. when transformations are in use.” Understanding Monitoring Asynchronous Service Operations.properties properties file for standard error and message logging. “Monitoring Synchronous Service Operations.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. if one is defined. “Monitoring Asynchronous Service Operations” Viewing Integration Gateway Logging Data for Service Operation Transactions You can generate and view integration gateway logging data on an on-demand basis for outbound requests in the Service Operations Monitor. 133 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The log files are placed in the same directory specified in the integrationGateway.

Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. UTF-16. “Using the Schema Tester Utility” Populating Rowset-Based Message Parts in Container Messages The Handler Tester Utility and the new Service Operation Tester Utility feature a Container Message Builder page which enables you to build and populate rowset-based messages within container messages. “Resubmitting and Canceling Service Operations for Processing” Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities This section describes enhancement to PeopleSoft Integration Broker testing tools and utilities.50 September. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The user-interface for building and populating rowset-based messages from within these utilities is identical to that used in the Messages component for creating and modifying rowset-based messages. .50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. General Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities Enhancements Specifying File Encoding Options for Uploaded XML Files A File Encoding field has been added to several PeopleSoft Integration Broker utilities. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8. All rights reserved. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This field appears in the following utilities: • • • Handler Tester Utility Service Operation Tester Utility Schema Tester Utility When uploading an XML file for use with one of these utilities. 2009 Release Notes Canceling Future-Dated Publications in Hold Status You can now cancel future-dated publciations that are in Hold status in the Service Operations Monitor.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. and non-Unicode.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.

Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 September. the system uses the Publish method. Copyright © 2009.50 features a new Service Operation Tester Utility. manually inputing XML data. an error message displays. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Testing Bulk Load Handlers You cannot use the Handler Tester Utility to test bulk load handlers. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Service Operation Tester Utility PeopleTools 8. the system uses the SynchRequest method. In addition.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. You can also specify PSCAMA record values and audit actions. Synchronous. You can use the transaction ID to track the transaction in the Service Operations Monitor. When you invoke asynchronous service operations. you can assign PSCAMA audit actions to Level 1 and greater records. If the invocation is successful.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. you can now assign PSCAMA record values and audit actions to Level 0 records. the Service Operation utility enables you to populate rowset-based or nonrowset-based messages to include in the service operation. When you invoke synchronous service operations. the system displays a success message along with a transaction ID. The utility also enables you to override target connectors and specify target connector properties. All rights reserved. The utility enables you to test the following service operation types: • • • • Asynchronous one-way. You can populate message data by uploading XML content. This functionality has been added to the Select an Action page in the Handler Tester utility. Asynchronous request-response. Similar to the Handler Tester utility. 2009 Enterprise PeopleTools 8. If the invocation does not run successfully. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Handler Tester Utility Assigning PSCAMA Record Values and Audit Actions to Message Definitions For service operations that contain rowset-based messages. 135 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. or manually inputing record and fields values (for rowset-based messages). Async-to-synch.

48 reference indicated that you were creating a project for an integration running on PeopleTools 8. “Using Send Master.” Starting Send Master. all projects are created for Integration Broker’s services-oriented architecture found in PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.48 JMS Project The version numbers were removed and the names are now: • • • • Integration Broker (MIME) Integration Broker (XML) EIP Testing (Batch EIP) JMS Project In previous releases the 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Unless you start Send Master in Pre-PeopleTools 8.48 or later.48 mode. PeopleTools 8.50 September.48 Mode 136 Copyright © 2009.48 framework. PeopleBooks discusses how to set Send Master to test pre-PeopleTools 8.” Understanding the Handler Tester Utility.48 Integration Broker (XML) 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility. .” Understanding the Handler Tester Utility.PeopleTools 8. You can use Send Master to create projects for integration created on the pre-PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Testing Application Engine Handlers Send Master Utility Project Names The names of the following project types have changed: • • • • 8. (This is the DB Operation Transaction option when populating data. Testing Bulk Load Handlers Testing Application Engine Handlers You can test application engine handlers only when the data used for the test is transaction data from the application database. Starting Send Master in Pre-PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.48 is when PeopleSoft Integration Broker moved to a services-oriented architecture (SOA). All rights reserved.48 Integration Broker (MIME) 8.48 integrations.) Otherwise the application handler will fail due to no transaction ID being available to the application engine program.48 and later releases.48 EIP Testing (Batch EIP) 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility.

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. you can also view any response associated with the service operation. 2009 Generate SOAP Template Utility The Generate SOAP Template utility has been modified this release to enable you to invoke a service operation from the utility.50 September.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Testing Utilities and Tools. In addition to using this page to invoke a service operation. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. After you generate a SOAP message you can test the service operation by invoking it using the SOAP Tester page (IB_SOAPTESTER). “Using the Generate SOAP Template Utility” Copyright © 2009. 137 .

• With the PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework. 138 Copyright © 2009. Then with the delivered user interfaces. . you can develop and publish feeds from any PeopleSoft or non-PeopleSoft data. All rights reserved. and maintain feed definitions of various types. such as query feeds. Interfaces for end users to discover related feeds and search feed definitions. Integration Broker generic message feeds. you can develop and publish feeds from any PeopleSoft or non-PeopleSoft data.PeopleTools 8. configure. users can find and subscribe to your feeds. Integration Broker Generic Message Feeds The Integration Broker (IB) Generic message feed data type enables administrators to expose IB messages used in asynchronous-one way service operations as feeds. wikis and blogs. The content updates on these sites are subscribed by the user using a feed reader which polls the website with a specific URL provided by the website. Unified interfaces for content owners and administrative users to create.50 September. Worklist feeds Query feeds. The user can also export all the feeds of their choice to an OPML file. Then with the delivered user interfaces. to subscribe to these feeds. The feeds list is filtered based on security settings. Developing new feed data types. a user can search and discover all the feeds that are available. and subscribe to the desired feeds. The Feed Publishing Framework provides: • • A set of APIs and code samples to assist application developers in creating new type of feeds and integrating them with existing features. which can be imported into the feed reader of their choice. users can find and subscribe to your feeds. 2009 Release Notes PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework This section provides and overview of the Feed Publishing Framework. and discusses: • • • • • My Feeds. Overview Feeds are popularized by websites like news. and Integration Broker generic message feeds. With the PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework. Worklist Feeds The Worklist feed data type enables workflow administrators to expose worklists as feeds. My Feeds Using My Feeds pages. Oracle and/or its affiliates. worklist feeds.

Query feeds include the Mapping Builder. PeopleTools will continue to support Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 for use with the utility. You can also create your own pages and PeopleCode. 2009 Query Feeds The Query feed data type enables query administrators to expose query definitions as feeds.50 September. The following table lists the features of the Microsoft Excel versions that PeopleTools supports for use with the Excel to CI utility: Copyright © 2009. A template is a string. Viewing log files. PeopleTools is supporting Microsoft Excel 2007 for use with the Excel to CI utility. Translations. which enables you to map feed entry attributes to templates. 139 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Microsoft Excel 2007 Support Beginning with this release. Using wrapped templates with large component interfaces. All rights reserved. Inserting child rows in wrapped templates. The framework provides standard pages and PeopleCode that you can use as a template and modify to suit your business needs. Excel to Component Interfaces Utility This section discusses enhancements and changes for the Excel to Component Interfaces utility. which can have bind variables enclosed inside %. including: • • Excel to Component Interfaces Utility. Template names. Developing New Feed Data Types The Feeds Publishing Framework enables you to develop new feed data types. Parser version requirements. Component Interfaces This section discusses changes and enhancements for Component Interfaces. including: • • • • • • Microsoft Excel 2007 support. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xls ExcelToCI. Translated elements include labels.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16. 140 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. All rights reserved.xlsm PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel Location Note that users for Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 use the same template. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6.048.536 1. headers and strings. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory. The follow table lists the template to use based on your version of Microsoft Excel: Microsoft Excel Version Microsoft Excel 2000 Microsoft Excel 2003 Microsoft Excel 2007 Template ExcelToCI.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.536 1.576 1. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 385 1. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. .xls ExcelToCI2007. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Template Names The version of Microsoft Excel that you are using in conjunction with the Excel to CI utility determines the Excel to CI template that you must use.PeopleTools 8.

The template will appear split in two sections. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. two log files are created—one that logs the activity of ExcelToCI. The log for ExcelToCI. by splitting the metadata for the component interface properties that exceed the 254-column limit.” Template Wrapping Viewing Log Files If you select the check box to create log files when building a template or submitting to the database. is created on the application server in the <PS_CFG_HOME> directory. If it was not. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. With the expanded column capacity of Microsoft Excel 2007. Excel to CI templates can load component interface definitions containing up to 502 properties. SOAPTOCI<unique_number>. metadata wrapping does not occur.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xls and the other that logs the SOAPTOCI Web Library.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Template Wrapping Inserting Child Rows in Wrapped Templates The information in this section pertains to users using Microsoft Excel 2000 or Microsoft Excel 2003.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Adding New Languages Using Wrapped Templates with Large Component Interfaces The information in this section pertains to users using Microsoft Excel 2000 or Microsoft Excel 2003. Log files are written for each chunk of data that is sent to the database. Caution must be taken when inserting child rows in a wrapped template. The number of columns in Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 worksheets cannot exceed 254. or wrapped. Oracle and/or its affiliates.log.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Creating Templates.50 September. When using the Insert New Child toolbar action on template rows which have child rows. the new parent-child rows should maintain the same hierarchical order as the original parentchild rows. verify that it also was duplicated in the hidden section above the wrapped portion. copy it manually there as well in order to preserve the structure. These templates have hidden rows which are clones of the visible rows. The log for the Web Library.xls is created in the temp directory on the workstation running the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Copyright © 2009. This file contains both the SOAP request and the SOAP response. “Creating Templates. 141 . If you insert a child row on the visible row of the wrapped template.

Oracle and/or its affiliates. This wrap-up mode enhancement applies to the “Third-Party Configuration” on MultiChannel Framework. It enables you to configure the presence of the CTI mini console in the popup window. Sample Pages The 3rd party configuration sample page has been enhanced to provide the ability to supply reason codes in a prompt window for “Reject” operation for email. “Diagnosing and Resolving Errors. All rights reserved. 142 Copyright © 2009. Web Chat Enhancement A new state has been introduced called “WRAP_UP. including: • • • • • • • CTI Screen Popup SSL Support for IMAP Sample Pages Web Chat Enhancement Debug Tracer Enhancement Virus Scanning for Email Attachments AOL support dropped in Instant Messaging CTI Screen Popup A new checkbox “Enable mini console” has been added to the Personalization page of the Agent component.” Viewing Log Files MultiChannel Framework This section describes the new features and changes for MultiChannel Framework. SSL Support for Email SSL support for IMAP was added to the MCF Email Channel. Debug Tracer Enhancement Debug Tracer performance has been improved to use significantly less resources on the client machine.” The wrap-up mode allows the agent to enter comments related to the chat.PeopleTools 8. chat and generic tasks.50 September. . The “Agent-to-Agent” chat feature in 3rd party routing has been enhanced to allow an agent to forward a task to the same queue. at which time the agent will be in a busy state and not available to accept new tasks. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.

2009 Virus Scanning for Email Attachments Virus scanning support has been added for file attachments in outgoing and MCF incoming email. “Configuring the Email Channel.50 PeopleBook: MultiChannel Framework.50 September. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 143 .” Enabling Virus Scanning Copyright © 2009.

With PeopleTools 8. including: • • • • • • • • • • Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler Additional Database Definition Available Exporting Change Assistant templates. such as Application Engine programs. Creating Projects With Multiple Definition Types. Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler In previous releases. such as PeopleSoft Change Assistant.50 September. Retaining manual modifications to Change Assistant Templates.50. Alter Analyzer. Restarting ‘restart-aware’ processes. 2009 Release Notes Lifecycle Management Enhancements This section discusses the changes to PeopleSoft lifecycle management technology. Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects. Update Gateway Detects and Downloads Superseded Change Packages. Some of the benefits of running upgrade steps through Process Scheduler include: • • • Taking advantage of Process Scheduler’s robust architecture and close proximity to the database. This enables you to offload data-intensive processes to a high-powered server for improved performance and quicker completion times. When defining or modifying a template you can now choose the step type of ProcessScheduler. New Step Property: “From Tools Release”. Running multiple processes simultaneously. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . you had the option to run selected step types on a remote server. 144 Copyright © 2009. Review and Apply Option Added to Apply Change Packages Wizard. data-intensive processes now can be run through Process Scheduler also.PeopleTools 8.

Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. you must define the Process Scheduler information within the upgrade environment. Copyright © 2009. and so on. 145 . 2009 Step Properties dialog box With the ProcessScheduler step type. the process type. the process name. you use the Parameters edit box to specify required parameters. and up to two Process Scheduler servers. In the Database Configuration interface. including which server will run the process.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. You specify the host information. When running upgrade jobs containing ProcessScheduler step types. you can define two Process Scheduler servers (SERVER1 and SERVER2) per Source and Target database.

has been added to define within your upgrade environment. When the step completes. In some cases. Depending on the operating system (UNIX or Windows) the system either FTPs or executes a File Copy.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. 2009 Release Notes Defining An Upgrade Environment Process Scheduler Server At run time. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can view log information from within Change Assistant using the View Log window. steps may need to be run against your Production database. upgrade steps could be run against the following databases defined in your upgrade environment: • • • Source Target Copy of Current Demo With PeopleTools 8. The Production database orientation is valid for the following step types: • ApplicationEngine 146 Copyright © 2009.50 a new database type. “Configuring the Upgrade Environment” Additional Database Definition Available In previous releases. the ProcessScheduler step runs the specified program on the specified server definition.PeopleTools 8. Configuring Change Assistant for Upgrades. All rights reserved. Production. .50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

you now have the option to merge the new template associated with an updated change package with an existing template. In previous releases. However.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Applying Updates. 2009 • • • • • DataMoverUser DataMoverBootstrap ManualStop SQLCommand SQRReport See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. regardless of whether the property value differs from the default value. with PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Configuring the Upgrade Environment Exporting Change Assistant Templates In previous releases.50. when you regenerated the change package. when exporting Change Assistant templates. that manual change did not persist if. Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. In PeopleTools 8. you regenerated the change package in Application Designer. to ensure consistency with shared and cloned templates.” Exporting Templates Retaining Manual Modifications to Change Assistant Templates In some occasions. it may be necessary to modify a generated Change Assistant template. That is. “Configuring Change Assistant for Upgrades. the system overwrote or ignored any manual modifications you made to the Change Assistant template. when you modified a Change Assistant template.50. 147 . you might decide to modify the template to add a manual step to the apply process. for some reason. For example.50 September. This enables you to incorporate any manual changes you’ve added to the existing Change Assistant template. only the template and step properties with non-default values were exported. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. This applies to templates delivered by PeopleSoft as well as those created with your own change packages. On the Create Change Package dialog. you now see the following options: The Generate New Template option enables you to generate a Change Assistant template and ignore any manual changes made to an existing template. all properties and values are exported to the XML file.

this manual process has been automated.48. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Working with Change Packages. . MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8.48 and beyond.50 September. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. In PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes The Merge Existing Template option enables you to navigate to an existing Change Assistant template and merge any modifications present in the existing template that are not present in the new template. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. All rights reserved. When performing an upgrade or update.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject.47 and earlier. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8.48 versions of PeopleTools.48 versions of PeopleTools.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model.50.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Update Gateway Detects and Downloads Superseded Change Packages
You can download change packages manually or automatically through Change Assistant. In some cases, change packages can become superseded by a newer change package. When a change package becomes obsolete, the page on the updates website for the change package remains posted, however, the change package itself is removed from that page. The page for the obsolete change package displays a link to the page containing the posted change package that supersedes it. When you download change packages manually, if you arrive at the page of an obsolete change package, you click the link taking you to the superseding change package and download the appropriate change package. When you automatically download change packages through Change Assistant, the system is designed to download all the prerequisite and post-requisite change packages you need. Previously, when downloading updates automatically using Change Assistant, the update gateway did not properly notify you of superseding prerequisite and post-requisite change packages, nor did it automatically download the superseding change packages. This resulted in an incomplete set of change packages that one would assume to be complete. Now, when downloading updates using Change Assistant, the update gateway has been enhanced to verify the current set of pre and post-requisites, including superseded change packages. Change Assistant then downloads automatically the current set of pre and postrequisites and superseding change packages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant, “Downloading Updates,” Downloading Change Packages

Update Gateway Now Points to Oracle Metalink
In previous releases, the update gateway, change packages, and upgrade templates were on the PeopleSoft Customer Connection. Now that all content previously on Customer Connection has been migrated to Oracle Metalink (My Oracle Support), Change Assistant automatically takes you to Oracle Metalink. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant, “Downloading Updates”

Creating Projects With Multiple Definition Types
In previous releases, when you created a project within Change Assistant using the CreateProject step type, only records could be added to the project. With PeopleTools 8.50, when creating a project through Change Assistant, you can select any combination of definitions to include in the project.

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Selecting definition types to insert into a project
Note. This applies only when both Change Assistant and the PeopleTools version are at least at the PeopleTools 8.50 level. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant

Deploying Files Performance Improvements
In previous releases, each file to be deployed had its own step within the upgrade template. This created an avoidable amount of overhead associated with each individual file needing to be deployed.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

PeopleTools 8.49 (and previous): Single File Deployed Per Step
With PeopleTools 8.50, files of the same type are grouped and deployed together within a single step. Internal testing reveals significant performance improvements with this change, which should translate into shorter durations associated with file deployment within upgrades and updates.

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Oracle and/or its affiliates. a manual stop was inserted prior to those steps so that the appropriate decisions could me made regarding whether the step applied to a particular environment or not. less than.PeopleTools 8.50 September. You can express ranges of releases. such as greater than. Typically.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases. a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release. Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . and ‘in’.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009. In PeopleTools 8.50. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools. using the associated operator field.

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. This enables you to analyze all the steps and prepare for any manual steps. Copyright © 2009. Review and Apply button on Apply Now page Clicking Review and Apply opens the job template in Change Assistant.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Review and Apply Option Added to Apply Change Packages Wizard The Apply Change Packages wizard now enables you to review a Change Assistant job before you apply it. 153 . eliminating possible surprises. as the following graphic depicts. All rights reserved. The Apply Now page of the wizard now includes a Review and Apply button.

Database name appears in report output. .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant #NT Step Parameter Modifications The #NT Change Assistant step parameter no longer applies to DB2 zOS. 154 Copyright © 2009. It applies only to steps intended to run in DB2 UDB environments. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. 2009 Release Notes Change Assistant job opened after clicking Review and Apply See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Compare Report Improvements These enhancements have been made to Application Designer’s compare features: • • Command line option to filter report output.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8.

155 . 2009 Command Line Option to Filter Report Output A new PSIDE.50 September.EXE on the command line. beginning with the top. Application Designer: Report Filter tab on the Upgrade Options dialog box The –FLTR command line parameter follows this syntax: -FLTR XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX Where each X corresponds to a specific checkbox on the Report Filter tab.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. “Comparing Source and Target Definitions” Copyright © 2009. Absent). left hand corner (Source. The value of X can be either a 0 (not selected) or 1 (selected). the following command line parameter represents the equivalent selections on the Report Filter tab above. –FLTR 00000 00011 00011 01111 01111 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Absent/Target. For example. The command line report filter options are equivalent to those displayed on the Report Filter tab on the Upgrade Options dialog box. moving left to right. All rights reserved.EXE command line option has been added enabling you to pass report filter options to PSIDE. top to bottom. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. this refers to the Old Release. By running a provided Application Engine program. all upgrades should use Enterprise PeopleSoft Change Assistant with the delivered templates for your upgrade path. .50 September. and Customization columns. All rights reserved. “Working With Alter Analyzer” Dropped Support for Upgrade Assistant As of PeopleTools 8. and for composite compare reports. you load selected metadata information from your source database into your target database. the database name now appears above the column containing the information for that database.PeopleTools 8.50. a set of predefined tables. the Upgrade Assistant tool will no longer be installed with PeopleTools nor supported. For regular compare reports.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. 2009 Release Notes Database Name Appears on Compare Report Output In PeopleTools 8. The results of the comparison are stored in the Alter Repository. to make reading compare reports easier. “Comparing Source and Target Definitions” Alter Analyzer PeopleTools is providing a new utility named Alter Analyzer that enables you to compare the metadata between databases running different versions of PeopleTools. Going forward. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For example. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. this refers to the Source and Target columns. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Then you run another provided Application Engine program to compare the source and target metadata. that you can query and run reports against to gain further insight into your upgrades and alter operations.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant Your upgrade documentation 156 Copyright © 2009. New Release.

Copyright © 2009. PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide In previous releases.50. 2009 PeopleBooks Enhancements With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For upgrades and updates. These chapters have been separated into their own PeopleBook focusing on the life cycle management features of Application Designer. Deprecated Documentation Oracle no longer ships documentation for certain products used primarily in previous PeopleTools releases. Oracle and/or its affiliates. comparing projects.46 Business Interlinks PeopleBook posted on My Oracle Support in the following location: The Upgrade Assistant tool is no longer shipped or supported. All rights reserved.50 September. 157 .50 PeopleBooks. the PeopleSoft Application Designer PeopleBook contained chapters devoted to working with projects. so the Upgrade Assistant PeopleBook is not included with the PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. refer to the PeopleTools 8. use Change Assistant and refer to the Change Assistant PeopleBook for documentation. For Business Interlink documentation. Oracle provides a new version of PeopleBooks. and upgrading database definitions.

158 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.50 General Availability. 2009 Release Notes Document Change History This section describes the changes made to this document after the initial posting. Please make a note of these changes if you have downloaded previous versions. . 2009 Change to Document Posted original version for Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Date September 18.50 September.PeopleTools 8.

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