Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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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

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

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

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

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

........... 93 Supporting Not-in Criteria ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 97 Ability to Email Application Engine Results ............................................................. 96 Default Configuration under %PSHOME%.....................................................................................110 Services and Service Operations ................................................. 93 PS/nVision ....................... 96 Restoring Query Prompts to Web Version of nVision ....................................50 September........................................................ 85 Cube Manager.............................................. 97 Ability to Add an In-Tree Criteria Prompt... ............................................................................ 98 Temp Files of the Query-to-Excel...................... 95 Ability to Define the Types of Report Requests............................................ 97 Drilling URL in PSQUERY ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................100 Integration Broker......................................................................................................1...............100 Integration Broker PeopleBooks.PeopleTools 8.92 Optimization Framework ......................................................................................................................... 91 Tree Manager .......... 99 Integration Tools Enhancements ........................................................................................ 83 Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues...................................................101 Deprecated Integration Technologies and Utilities...........................................................................................112 6 Copyright © 2009....... All rights reserved.................. 2009 Release Notes Crystal Reports Execution Environments ............................. 84 Cube Builder................. 85 Oracle Smart View for Office 11..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 98 Download Query Results to XML File..................................................................................................................1.........................................................................................................................................................................................................0 Upgrade ............................................................. 98 Schedule Query with In Tree Prompt .................. 96 Drilling Down PS/nVision Reports Using Web Services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in) ............................. 96 Query................................. 93 iLog CPLEX 11.......................................................................................105 Message Schemas ........................................ 93 Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria............ Oracle and/or its affiliates.......................................................................................... 85 Essbase Cube Builder ............1 Upgrade ................................................104 New Managed Objects: WSDL and Message Schema...........................................................................102 Integration Gateways.102 Target Connectors and Listening Connectors ............. 99 Security Join Optimizer...............................................................................................................................104 Messages......................................................

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

.........................156 Dropped Support for Upgrade Assistant ....................149 Deploying Files Performance Improvements ............................................157 Document Change History..........................154 Command Line Option to Filter Report Output ....................................................................................................153 #NT Step Parameter Modifications ........................................................................................................................................................................................149 Creating Projects With Multiple Definition Types .........152 Review and Apply Option Added to Apply Change Packages Wizard .................................................................157 Deprecated Documentation................................................... .............50 September.................155 Database Name Appears on Compare Report Output.....................156 Alter Analyzer ................150 New Step Property: “From Tools Release” .................................................. 2009 Release Notes Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects ........................ All rights reserved....................... Oracle and/or its affiliates...................................................................................................................149 Update Gateway Now Points to Oracle Metalink ....................................157 PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide..................................................156 PeopleBooks Enhancements....................................................148 Update Gateway Detects and Downloads Superseded Change Packages ..................PeopleTools 8............154 Compare Report Improvements .......................158 8 Copyright © 2009..............................................................................................................................

This document describes how each enhancement functions within the context of the greater business process. This preface discusses PeopleSoft release information publications. 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. The new features and enhancements that are included in this release are grouped according to functional area. Please note that the final release may not have every feature that is discussed in this document. Our goal is to ensure that you leverage technology to its fullest to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations. available when the release becomes generally available.50 and to plan your information technology (IT) projects and investments. Release notes Release Value Proposition The release value proposition provides functional details. managers will be able to initiate preliminary budget planning and begin putting together a project team to further evaluate specific PeopleSoft products. identifies major enhancements. 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.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. The release notes.PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Release value proposition 2. Prerelease Notes Prerelease notes provide more functional and technical details than the release value proposition. 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. contains the comprehensive set of descriptions for the features and changes available in the final product. It is a roadmap that is intended to help you assess the business benefits of PeopleTools 8. The release value proposition is published before a release.50. With this information. 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. This added level of detail should enable project teams to answer the following questions: • • What delivered functionality will change? What customizations may be affected? . and articulates the expected business benefit. Prerelease notes 3.

Prerelease notes are published before a release.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1) 2 Copyright © 2009. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. All rights reserved.50 September. describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans. Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release. . 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. Release Notes Release notes are published when the product is made generally available and validate the final scope of the release. The release notes discuss the features and enhancements that are available with the GA release of each product. 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. you can find additional information on Oracle Technology Network and My Oracle Support.

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

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always make sure that you have read any updates to the following: • • • • • PeopleSoft upgrade documentation.50. RDBMS & Additional Component Patches Required for Installation on PT 8. Hardware and Software Requirements documentation. Certification information on My Oracle Support.Before You Begin Before you upgrade to Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. Operating System. PeopleSoft installation documentation. .

Platform Operating System AIX 6.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6.1 IBM Informix 9. 9.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7. 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.50 September. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.9.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4. 11. JRE Support.1 2 Copyright © 2009.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.5 IBM Informix 11. 1.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support. .x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.PeopleTools 8.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.1.1 IBM z/OS 1. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.6.

4.1) Copyright © 2009.50 September.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.4 Browser Firefox 3. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.2. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .1).50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.1. 3 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 3.1 Added Verity 6.1.0.5. 8 Safari 3. 3. All rights reserved.1 Internet Explorer 7.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1. Always refer to Doc ID 747587.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.2.0.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.x.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .5.Main Page (Doc ID 764222.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.

8. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. and so on.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade.50. Note. . GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. For example. 8.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8.6x and still be in a supported environment. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1.6x with your PeopleTools installation. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. Note. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. Process Scheduler servers. 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.50 September. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. Data Mover. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. 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. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. If you run DB2 databases. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. Otherwise. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. The exact version depends on your operating system.50. This includes applications servers. 2009. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. 4 Copyright © 2009. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system.9 or 9. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it.49 or 8.0). You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

All rights reserved. or Solaris). Copyright © 2009.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification.50. Linux.1 on other certified platforms (Windows.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8. 2009 JRE 1. In the interim.50 September. PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. you can install BOE XI 3.50 release date. 5 .4x or JRE 1. AIX.50 Integration with BOE XI 3. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation.

50 September. 2009 Release Notes System Administration Enhancements This section discusses enhancements made in the area of server administration.50. you have the option of installing the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA) outside of PS_HOME. including: • • • • • • Installation Programs PeopleTools Running on Windows Verity Installation Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program prompted you to install PIA within the PS_HOME directory structure. 6 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. In previous releases. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8.sh Oracle Configuration Manager Installation PeopleSoft Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Internet Architecture Installation Location With PeopleTools 8. . 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.

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

sh Tuxedo environment settings are no longer included in psconfig. you can update the Windows machine’s CRT files by running vcredist_x86. These required files must now be installed onto each machine that will run PeopleTools 8. To run vcredist_x86. the software used for PeopleSoft Search. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Running on Windows PeopleTools 8. If. if you are running PeopleTools executables from a machine on which the PeopleSoft installer did not run. Verity. 2. Microsoft.sh. The following environment settings must now be set explicitly using the . as part of VC++ 2005.50 is developed using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005. Running the separate Verity integration installation is a mandatory step after you have installed the PeopleTools software into PS_HOME.profile file in user's home directory.50 Programs. you will not be able to launch PeopleTools client or server executables on that machine and may receive errors. Detailed information and step-by-step procedures are included in your PeopleTools installation documentation. Verity Installation In previous releases. Run vcredist_x86. Go to PS_HOME\setup\vcredist. the install programs automatically update the machine performing the installation. was installed automatically when you installed the PeopleTools software. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the installation of Verity software has been decoupled from the PeopleTools installation. During your PeopleTools installation. for some reason. In PeopleTools 8.exe. Likewise. The installation files for Verity are part of the PeopleSoft PeopleTools files that you download from Oracle E-Delivery. the executables may not work and you may receive error messages.50. changed the way applications use and ship the required C Run Time (CRT) files.50 Installation for <your platform> Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig.exe manually: 1. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. If you encounter these errors. 8 Copyright © 2009. the update does not take place during the install program run.exe manually.50 September. .PeopleTools 8.

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

the PS_HOME directory on these servers contained both the static binary files. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. log files.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. many of the processes running within a domain required write access to PS_HOME for generating log and trace files. PSADMIN creates the domain and its associated configuration files in a separate location. a Process Scheduler server. The Configuration Manager for PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. . or a search server. 10 Copyright © 2009. In previous releases. just as in previous releases. as well as the dynamic and modifiable files. “Using PeopleSoft Configuration Manager” ODBC Installation In previous releases. referred to as PS_CFG_HOME.50 September. 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. administrators had difficulty limiting write access to the PS_HOME directory structure.50. The new feature discussed in this section refers only to the PS_HOME directory structure on the following PeopleSoft Servers: • • • PeopleSoft Application Server. This option has been removed for PeopleTools 8. while an administrator may have wanted to restrict write access to PS_HOME.50 the default implementation of an application server. This directory can be referred to as the PeopleSoft “Binary” Home. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Registry Structure Changes The structure of the registry for PeopleSoft settings has changed beginning with PeopleTools 8. stores binary files and configuration files in different locations.EXE and .50 will delete settings stored in the registry by previous versions of PeopleTools. such as configuration files. While this is transparent for most situations.50. PeopleSoft Search Server. The PS_HOME directory refers to the high-level directory into which you install the PeopleSoft software. the system installs all of the necessary files for that server to the specified PS_HOME directory. and scripts. in PeopleTools 8. For example. PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Server. Then.50.50 Installation for your platform Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files With PeopleTools 8. splits the binary files from the configuration files. such as .PeopleTools 8. when you create a domain. To address this challenge. Because of this varied collection of file types sharing the same location.50 you can implement improved security and streamline administration of your servers by taking advantage of the new PS_HOME directory structure that.DLL files. by default. Oracle and/or its affiliates. on the Client Setup tab there is an option to Install PeopleSoft ODBC Driver. or the PeopleSoft ‘Configuration’ Home. When you install the PeopleSoft software to your server.

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

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

With PeopleTools 8. This is the equivalent option that appears on the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu for the application server. Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3). Domain Gateway TUXEDO command line option.50 September. In previous releases. Itanium search server support was limited to specific configuration types. bringing efficiency to administration. 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. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” HP Itanium Support HP Itanium is now supported as a Type-1 search server. PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu The PSADMIN menu PeopleSoft Search Domain Administration now contains these menu options: • • Edit configuration/log files menu option. the application server domain acts as a ‘client’ submitting requests to the ‘server’ (the remote search domain). 13 . “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.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. just as application server and Process Scheduler server domains in previous releases.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. “Setting up Failover Search Domains” Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations In previous releases. Provides dmadmin Tuxedo command line options specific to the domain gateway. 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. configuration.50. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2009. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. In this scenario. The Type-3 configuration.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. only select operating systems could host the PSSRCHSRV process in the Type-3. similar to the tmadmin command line.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. and usage. search server configuration. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. involves the use of a remote search server domain handling the search requests from application server domains. There is also the added benefit of a centralized solution for search facilities.

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

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

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

PeopleTools 8. Oracle Access Manager Integration PeopleSoft applications now support Oracle Access Manager (COREid) for Single Sign On. it is the message on the subscribing database that is configurable. All rights reserved. All SAML token messages are digitally signed.50 September. . 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Security This section discusses the changes to PeopleTools Security. The published message is the same. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also See Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. SAML support for Web Services Security. SAML provides a standard security token—a SAML assertion—that can be used with standard web services security frameworks. PeopleSoft Encryption Technology Changes PeopleSoft Encryption Technology changes include: 20 Copyright © 2009. PeopleSoft applications now support the use of the SAML token for WSS. Oracle Access Manager integration. PeopleSoft Encryption Technology changes. Configurable User Profile Synchronization (CUPS) Configurable user profile synchronization is comparable to the standard type. LDAP library 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. including: • • • • • User Profile Synchronization. CUPS enables you to configure which fields the subscribing database receives. but security administrators also have the option of encrypting the token. However.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration.

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

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

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

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

as originally implemented. In PeopleTools 8. In addition to allowing larger amounts of data in a single database field.CFG). Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements This section discusses these Microsoft SQL Server enhancements: • • Access ID. In previous releases. the OracleDisableFirstRowsHint parameter has been removed from the application server configuration file (PSAPPSRV. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. did not provide any clear performance benefits for the Oracle platform. the LOB size limit for the Oracle database has increased to 50 MB. this new limit allows much larger file attachments to be stored in the database without having to be divided into separate chunks. Oracle and/or its affiliates. So. Copyright © 2009.50 the SQL Server login utilized as an ACCESSID does not require being a member of the SQL Server “sysadmin” server role. In addition. The original intent of adding the hint was to provide a performance benefit. Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs With Oracle 11gR1 the database user ID is case-sensitive. The Oracle implementation of FIRST_ROWS hint works differently than on other RDBMS platforms. the largest LOB that could be stored was 2 MB. the minimum was 255.50 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. 25 . system administrators need to make sure the database user ID.50. there is no longer a need to enable or disable the use of this feature. 2009 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit Beginning with PeopleTools 8.50 September. Going forward. the use of this hint made the analysis of other reported performance issues difficult. wherever it needs to be supplied in the configuration tools and scripts as well as on any signon screen. In previous releases. Access ID On PeopleTools 8. such as SYSADM is represented consistently. All rights reserved. and the PeopleSoft application usage of the FIRST_ROWS hint feature.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50. when running the installation. Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

50 September. The auto-resize option creates a table space that automatically increase its size. to accommodate system needs with no limit. and so on. PeopleTools supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008. creating databases. 26 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. 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.50. PeopleSoft databases running on the DB2 LUW platform can take advantage of the IBM DB2 Auto-Resize option for table spaces. defining new server logins. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 Installation <for your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. 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. This reduces the initial footprint of your database and translates into optimized space usage as your transactional database grows. in configurable increments. IBM DB2 Enhancements This section discusses enhancements for IBM DB2. 2009 Release Notes This restricts the type of activities this login can be used for which enhances overall application security. including: • • • DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes Increased Monitoring Information DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE With PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8.50 you will find the installation scripts were updated to reflect the changes above. Table spaces that can dynamically increase their size as needed enable you to set a reasonable. 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. dropping them.50. In previous releases the delivered table space create scripts appeared similar to the following. On PeopleTools 8. initial size and appropriate resize increment. . “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Microsoft SQL Server” SQL Server 2008 With PeopleTools 8. modifying server settings. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

In PeopleTools 8.50 release. RRS DSNRLI SET_CLIENT_ID function If you are new to PeopleTools with the 8. and so on. if you have used the database level auditing feature and you are upgrading from a previous release of PeopleTools. which are process using DB2 Connect. and the application server domain associated with a specific connection. Report Distribution Server.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. including: 28 Copyright © 2009.50.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Using DB2 for z/OS Trigger Information Increased Monitoring Information DB2 system administrators can gather increased information associated with specific DB2 connections. However. 2009 Release Notes Source Sqlseti (Set Client Information) When Used Used for “distributed” connections. which are processes running under UNIX System Services. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. Employing Database Level Auditing.PeopleTools 8. Using the features of the DB2 Connect’s sqleseti API (set client information) function.50 September. such as PIA transactions and Process Scheduler servers (running on Windows or UNIX). such as Application Engine. you need to make sure to complete the steps described in your PeopleSoft upgrade instructions. Used for “local” connections. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 z/OS” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. All rights reserved. Process Scheduler servers (running on OS/390). the workstation. 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. PeopleTools previously provided information for tracing the user. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 LUW” Data Mover This section covers Data Mover enhancements.

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

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

you enabled the PPM Console for display using the PPMConsole web property in the web profile. “Setting Up the Performance Monitor. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 31 . You now enable the PPM Console for display. All rights reserved. Enter a password in the Password text box. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Performance Monitor. by selecting Enable PPMconsole in the PPMConsole Settings group box on the Global Administration page. PPMConsole Settings group box on the Global Administration page Copyright © 2009. the Save button has been removed from the bottom of the page. In addition. Because the Save and Ping PPM button saves the entered URL. and then any administrator requiring access to the PPM Console will need to enter the password. 2009 Specify Monitor page Note.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. reboot the web server.” Enabling the Required Elements on the Monitored System PPM Console Display and Security In previous releases. you can now configure password security for accessing the PPM Console.

For example.PeopleTools 8. The Receive Timeout setting appears in the Web Server Jolt Settings group box on the Security tab for web profiles. uncomment the Log Directory setting in the domain's PSAPPSRV. such as Tuxedo logs (TUXLOG) and APPSRV logs. All rights reserved. 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. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. if your domain name is 'PSFT'. Authentication timeout setting. The default log directory for a domain is %PS_SERVDIR\logs. “Administering the Performance Monitor. URL Properties page. by default. 32 Copyright © 2009. such as the ICQuery service timeout setting. keep the following length restrictions in mind. and enter the desired location.50 September.” 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. then the logs directory would be in PS_CFG_HOME\PSFT\logs. Tuxedo Log Directory Character Limit The log directory contains log files the system generates for a domain. . When entering custom log directory locations.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Performance Monitor. If you elect to specify a custom log directory.CFG file. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

has changed slightly in PeopleTools 8. For PeopleTools 8.” Working with Jolt Configuration Options. including: • • Jolt Failover String Jolt Session Pooling Jolt Failover String The syntax of the Jolt failover string.” Web Server Timeouts Jolt This section describes changes made to Oracle Jolt. If you enable the signon trace link to appear on the signon page using the Show Trace Link at Signon web profile property.50. specified in the psserver property in the configuration. PeopleTools Release 8. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.49 8.50 September. 33 .50 Jolt Failover String psserver=<host>:<port>#wt[failover servers] psserver=<host>:<port>#wt{failover servers} Note.50. the failover servers appear within curly brackets. Oracle and/or its affiliates. click here.properties file: joltPooling=true See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Jolt Session Pooling In previous releases. “Appendix: PeopleSoft Timeout Settings. In PeopleTools 8. the link now appears as: Set Trace Flags In previous releases it read: To set trace flags. In previous releases. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.properties file. { }.50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.” Configuring Jolt Session Pooling Signon Trace Link The wording of the signon trace link has changed.xml file.properties file. A new property has been added to the configuration. to be compatible with both IPV4 and IPV6 specifications. you set Jolt session pooling at the site level in the configuration. Jolt session pooling was set per servlet in the web. [ ]. failover servers appeared within angled brackets.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The above IPV6 compatibility applies to Jolt only. All rights reserved.

you need to include the new cookie name within the relevant configuration files. it can also be a valuable tool for your own troubleshooting efforts. including INFO. “Working with Oracle WebLogic. including Portal. Note. such as message sequence. improved content and layout of the log output.PeopleTools 8. In most cases.50 September. “Tracing.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. the system displays a warning message. machine IP address. configurable logging levels. you only enable IDDA logging when instructed to do so by an Oracle support contact seeking specific information.1 SP X. Java thread ID. and the report repository. “Configuring the Portal Environment. 34 Copyright © 2009. as well as additional metadata associated with each log message.” Configuring Reverse Proxy Servers SYSAUDIT Additions The following new SYSAUDIT audits have been added. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Logging. user ID. but. WARNING.50 PeopleBook: Portal Technology. • • • • SEC-31: Verifies roles contain valid user profile definitions. including a log file header showing such information as PeopleTools and Java versions. Oracle and/or its affiliates. SEC-34: Checks for orphaned service operations assigned in permission lists.” 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 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. SEC-32: Flags any inactive roles existing in the system. All rights reserved. If you use the previous value. and so on. IBRK-23: Checks operation definitions with no service relationship. and Debugging. . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. As a result. SEVERE. Integration Broker. when configuring plugins for reverse proxy servers or when configuring clusters.” Configuring Web Profiles IDDA Logging The Instrumented Development Diagnostic Aid (IDDA) logging feature provides enhanced: • • • scope of logging information across multiple functional categories. The name has changed as follows: "CookieName" has been changed to "WLCookieName". and so on.

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

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

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

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

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

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

41 . this page appears showing the primary key: Type Ahead Prompt Fields now include a type ahead text. Copyright © 2009. the system searches in the background and matches entries in the record to the text you enter.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. As you type. and appears on search pages and in prompt dialog boxes. Type ahead is configurable through User Personalizations. All rights reserved.

. When you perform a search using a transaction search page. 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. the Search Results grid displays the total number of results above the search results. 42 Copyright © 2009. you can set the number of entries that the search returns to any value less than the maximum. you can determine the number of entries that the search can return.PeopleTools 8. 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.50 September. 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. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The maximum value and the default value are set in the Search Settings on the PeopleTools Options page. If the search retrieves more than the maximum number of listings.

Oracle and/or its affiliates. as it won’t be the default style sheet for the PeopleTools interface.50. The default style sheet and the SWAN style sheet contain CSS tabs.50 September. PSSTYLEDEF has been updated to have a more contemporary. or slide apart and overlap less to fill a wider space. it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how tab definitions are built and stored in the database.1 and later. Another style sheet. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN is the default style sheet for PeopleSoft application releases 9. sleek look and feel. has an updated look and feel and matches Oracle corporate application standards. Customers upgrading to PeopleTools 8. The visible portions of these background images fit together inside the doorway to form a tab-like shape. 2009 Style Sheet Modification There are two new style sheets for Peopletools 8. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Based Tabs Page tabs are now set with cascading style sheets (CSS). You can change the background colors of folder tabs and grid tabs. The two images are anchored to the outside corners of their respective elements.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 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. Copyright © 2009. Keep in mind that background images only show in the available doorway of the element to which they are applied (content area + padding). 43 . The doors slide together and overlap more to fill a narrow space. All rights reserved. However. To change the background colors of tabs. Cascading style sheets (CSS) have the advantage of layering background images which enables them to slide over each other. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN. To provide a greater number of tabs and simpler user-level configuration. the PeopleSoft applications use the sliding door technique for tabs.50 will be unaffected by the SWAN style sheet. The images can be thought of as the sliding doors that complete one doorway.

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). style class names must be identical to the PeopleTools default style class names. Image definition changes. If you replace the default style sheet or override the page style sheet with a style sheet that includes only free form text. AJAX. On free form sub style sheets. Free form sub style sheets cannot have parent style sheets nor can they be used as parent style sheets. When creating free form style sheets. Active hyperlinks on read-only pages. Command line password prompt. the Fixed Form tab is grayed out because free form sub style sheets do not support inheritance or aggregation. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Note these important points regarding the use of free form sub style sheets: • • • Like other sub style sheets. and DHTML features. 2009 Release Notes Application Designer This section details the modifications in Application Designer definitions. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. you must insert them in a standard style sheet or in a sub style sheet that is part of a standard style sheet. Grid and scroll area summary attribute for tables in pages. to use free form sub style sheets. such as: • • • • • • • • Radio button label changes. Free form sub style sheets are supported in PeopleTools 8.50 and higher. 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. Note. Unexpected results will occur in both Application Designer and PeopleSoft Internet Architecture pages if a default style class is missing. including new features and enhancements. Integrated rich text editor.50 September. the free form sub style sheet must define and include all default style classes used by the application. Scrollable grid layout (grid enhancements). . At runtime. Radio Button Label Changes You can change or set radio button labels dynamically with PeopleCode. With a free form sub style sheet. style classes in free form sub style sheets take precedence over PeopleTools-formatted style classes of the same name. Free form stylesheets. 44 Copyright © 2009.

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

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

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

48 Copyright © 2009. GIF files are supported. .PeopleTools 8. 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. which is integrated into a standard PeopleTools installation. Integrated Rich Text Editor You can configure the long edit box control to use the CK Editor. a third party rich text editor. All rights reserved. 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.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

Based on the value you enter in the Configuration Settings Id field in the Rich Text Editor options. the respective toolbar set is loaded at runtime along with the default toolbar set. the long edit box becomes a Rich Text Editor on PIA Pages. The rich text editor enables you to store inline images along with your text.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 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. The editor includes a default set of toolbar buttons that appear as part of the editor page control. 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. application developers can create configuration settings files which compliment the default toolbar set. All rights reserved. Any customizations are maintained through HTML definitions in the database and become managed definitions. 49 . which control the look of the text. You can use the rich text editor as it is delivered or switch to your own configuration without deleting the basic configuration.50 September. Users can specify custom toolbar configurations for each Rich Text Editor control. However. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 At design time in Application Designer. At runtime. The existing PeopleTools Spell Check is associated with this control. Long Character Field Limit For PeopleTools 8.50. Copyright © 2009. place the long edit box control on the page. The rich text editor tool bars are highly configurable.

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

"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. See “Pagelet Search” Pagelet Drag and Drop Users can now dynamically drag and drop pagelets on their homepage without going to the Personalize page. Related Tags service – Allowing you to characterize or bookmark transactional or business objects with terminology of your choosing. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information.50 September. 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. When a homepage has a 2 column layout.1 related content services include: • • Related Discussion service – Providing threaded discussions that groups can use to discuss topics of interest.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features. or collaborative workspaces. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically. The homepage layout is 2–column. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. discussions. See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information. pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology. 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. "Working with Related Content Services" PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. 2009 application upgrades or customizations. 51 . blogs. You select the Force page refresh property for the pagelet. Copyright © 2009. Because some components can render themselves differently based on the column width. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. click the pagelet title and drag the pagelet to the desired location. The pagelet is a PIA component. To move a homepage pagelet. providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information.

The pagelet search uses PeopleCode Application Classes to define the scope. which uses the portal registry index to perform the search. You are able to use this sample search class to test the pagelet search functionality for any pagelet. To enable OBIEE report integration. PeopleTools exposes a component API as a standard Web Service that can be consumed by OBIEE at design time. When the pagelet is published as a homepage pagelet. a PTPPB_PAGELET_HELP_LINK content reference attribute is added to the homepage pagelet content reference definition corresponding to the pagelet. a pop up window appears and the search results are displayed. PeopleTools includes the Analytics servlet. This URL should point to the help document or the section of the help document directly. The results also include a link to the result and a brief description. At the beginning of pagelet design. When the user enters the search string and clicks on the search button on a pagelet for which the search has been enabled. 52 Copyright © 2009.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Pagelet Search Pagelet Wizard enables you to embed a search field within homepage and embeddable pagelets. All rights reserved. . 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. and results of the search. which displays transaction details specific to the row of data in the OBIEE Answers of Dashboards. the user enters a help document URL in the Help URL field. The OBIEE server provides the HTML markup to be displayed in its entirety in the PeopleSoft user interface. Pagelet Help Pagelet Wizard enables you to associate help information for each pagelet. the web service can expose the key structure information when appended to the URL as a query string. PeopleTools provides a sample search application class. an Oracle BI Presentation service plug-in and part of Oracle BI Web Component. 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. Including the key information enables the system to identify a specific transaction row within a PeopleSoft table. After successfully defining and embedding the action links to specific PeopleSoft table columns (DeptID and SETID). During pagelet design. format. OBIEE Report Integration PeopleTools enables you to integrate OBIEE reports with PeopleSoft applications. Oracle and/or its affiliates. such as location within the pagelet. The value of this content reference attribute is the help URL entered by the user.PeopleTools 8. and other attributes of the search properties of the pagelet. In addition. The user is then directly navigated to the PeopleSoft Department component. 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. At runtime. a search field appears in the pagelet.

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

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

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

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

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

File class. IBInfo class. Gantt class. InteractiveEnd property. GenXmlFile method. XmlDoc class. Grid class.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. GetActualRemoteNodes method. IBInfo class. HoverText property. Field class. IBInfo class. 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. 2009 • • Session class.50.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates. "Development Tools Enhancements. IBInfo class. MCFMailUtil class.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new method. The 8. WSA_To property. Chart class. Field class. FuturePublicationDateTime property. Gantt class. CompressionOverride property." PeopleCode. 61 . IBInfo class. InteractiveMove property. SummaryText property. the following new properties have been added to the PeopleCode API: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • AnalyticGrid class. File class. Copyright © 2009. InteractiveStart property. The new classes are listed in these release notes. PeopleCode API. Gantt class. ZeroExtend property. RevertToPre850 property. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference New Properties In PeopleTools 8. WSA_FaultTo property. Note. Gantt class. InteractiveProgress property. RevertToPre850 property. badaddresses property. WSA_Action property. All rights reserved. Gantt class. Field class. New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. IsRichTextEnabled property. MouseOverMsgSet property. SummaryText property. TerminateLines property.50 September. MouseOverMsgNum property.

The preceding list does not include the properties that are new due to the addition of a new class in the PeopleCode API. The 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified built-in function. BackupSMTPSSLClientCertAlias property.PeopleTools 8. SMTPSSLPort property. BackupSSLClientCertAlias property. New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. OutputUnicode property. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. SSLClientCertAlias property. imagesLocation property. MCFOutboundEmail class. ReportDefn class. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MCFMailUtil class. RejectTransform property. SMTPSession class. PeopleCode API. BackupSSLPort property. RoutingDefnNameproperty. MoreRowsAvailable property. The new classes are listed in these release notes. Query class.50.50. MCFOutboundEmail class. SMTPUseSSL property. 62 Copyright © 2009.50 September. SMTPSession class. SMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. the following built-in functions have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • GetRowsetCache now takes an optional language parameter. MCFOutboundEmail class. UseSSL property. Oracle and/or its affiliates. SMTPSession class. BackupUseSSL property. ProcessInstance property.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new property. SMTPSession class. SMTPSession class. The 8. TransformData class. Query class. SSLPort property. . TransformData class. Note. SMTPSession class. MCFOutboundEmail class. BackupSMTPUseSSL property. "Development Tools Enhancements. BackupSMTPSSLPort property. MCFOutboundEmail class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Built-in Functions In PeopleTools 8." PeopleCode. MCFOutboundEmail class.

This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This method now validates a comma.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). SetItemFolder method. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 3. • ReportDefn class. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. "". 63 . and SetOutputOption method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. ValidateAddress method.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. Save method. 1.50. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string. Size property. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. All rights reserved. Therefore.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. “Java Class.50.50. The 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published.50. 5. SetEmailOption method.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 4. The 8. rather than a single email address. 2. In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Publish method. • RowsetCache class. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. This method now takes an optional language parameter. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method.

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

Deprecated Products and Classes Deprecated Methods In PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. Refresh method (use the SetTaskAppData method or SetTaskData method instead). the following XML Publisher classes. RowsetDS class. These items remain in PeopleTools for backward compatibility only: • • • • ReportDefn class. The PeopleBook contains details on equivalents to use instead. All methods and properties of the TemplateFile class. 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. methods and properties have been deprecated. Copyright © 2009. All methods and properties of the TranslationFile class.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. OutputEditable. SetRuntimeDataRowset method. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Refresh method (use the SetData method or SetOLData method instead). Deprecated Methods and Properties Deprecated XML Publisher Items In PeopleTools 8. Deprecated XML Publisher Items XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported In PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. methods and properties are no longer supported. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes.50.50. All rights reserved. Certain methods and properties of the ReportDefn class. Gantt class. SetRuntimeDataXMLDoc method.50 September.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. All methods and properties of the TemplateDefn class. a number of XML Publisher classes. the following methods have been deprecated: • • Chart class. 65 . All methods of the XMLPManager class. ReportDefn class.

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

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

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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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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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 71 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools.50 September. 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.

“Using Report Manager. All rights reserved. Using Process Monitor. 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 no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role. the filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. 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. If a role is removed from a user profile. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. 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. the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role.50 September. .” 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Using the Date Range filter.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages.PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

including: 80 Copyright © 2009. 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. but typical use will involve a single parent-child relationship or a few levels of nesting. A new folder for Connected Query has been added under Reporting Tools. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Fields in a child query are mapped to related fields in the immediate parent query.PeopleTools 8. A parent query can nest n levels of child queries and any child query can have m sibling queries within a hierarchy. copy existing Connected Queries. . “Using Connected Query” Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft This section discusses enhancements that are made to Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. All rights reserved. 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. edit an existing Connected Query. delete a Connected Query object. Connected Query Manager provides a report developer the ability to create a new Connected Query. Connected Query can be used as a data source for XML Publisher reports that require sub reports. A Connected Query is a hierarchical object built with existing PeopleSoft Queries.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. 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. The output for connected query is always an XML file. 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. There are no artificial limits to n and m. Connected Query Manager See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.

0\win32_x86. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases.1 upgrade. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. Note. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. Local directory of crw32. 81 . HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you need to upgrade. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008. Crystal Reports execution environments. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.exe The local directory of crw32.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. For example.exe.50.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. All rights reserved. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. “Working with Multiple Languages.1 is supported.50. Crystal Reports concepts.

the components of Crystal Reports: 82 Copyright © 2009.50 September. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. Report execution components.PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Crystal Reports 2008 Runtime Environment Crystal Reports 2008 Runtime Environment replaces Crystal Reports Runtime . All rights reserved. The following diagram illustrates.dlls in previous releases. at a high level. Crystal Reports Concepts Crystal Reports has two key sets of components as it relates to PeopleSoft applications: • • Report design components.

50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. and then you design report layouts in the Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer application referencing the fields defined in the queries that you created. 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query. All rights reserved. 83 .50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8.50 and BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use PeopleTools 8. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer. 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 8.50: PT 8. Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment. Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009. Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. 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 8.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. Linux. • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI.1.1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8.50 September. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.

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

Aggregate Storage. 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.1.1. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. 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.1 API. Delete and rename Essbase objects. Note.1. Run the cube creation batch process.1. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Add and maintain Essbase outlines. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8.1 Upgrade.1.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. you need to upgrade. Copyright © 2009. including Essbase.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. which is used to build Essbase cubes.50 September. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 85 .1.1. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. All rights reserved. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. Essbase Cube Buider.1. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support.1. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11.50. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures.1.1 is supported. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder.

Members can be added manually to dimensions. and to set the maximum number of rows to retrieve for static queries: Dimensions Dimensions are equivalent to fields in a relational database. and members are populated by the results of a PeopleSoft Query or populated from a PeopleSoft Tree structure.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Dimensions are subdivided into categories called members.50 September. Use the following pages to create Essbase dimensions: 86 Copyright © 2009. In data analysis terms. Oracle and/or its affiliates. dimensions can be thought of as criteria that are used to pinpoint a particular piece of data. . 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.

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

50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Add the cube data query or queries. Map columns from data extraction queries to dimensions. 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. and unmap previously mapped columns. View the current prompt values for a query and change them if necessary. . Remove dimensions from the current outline. Select dimensions to add to the current outline. You can supply one or more queries to fill the cube. Search for available queries. select a column from data extraction as the measure.PeopleTools 8. This is an example of the Cube Outline page: Utilities Use the Essbase Utilities component (CUB_DIMDELETE) to maintain Essbase cubes: 88 Copyright © 2009.

View all data source queries that are assigned to the outline.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Run all dynamic queries and trees in each dimension and display the total number of rows processed for each dynamic object. View all dynamic objects (queries and trees) that are used in the definition for the selected dimension. View any runtime parameters that are used when you run queries. View Outline Structures Outline Expansion View all the dimensions that are a part of the outline for the selected outline. All rights reserved. which runs the Process Scheduler. Perform the full dimension expansion for every dimension that is a part of the selected outline. This is an example of the Create Cubes page: Copyright © 2009. 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. Delete any cube creation run control. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. 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. Help diagnose permission problems with dynamic objects. View what queries and trees are part of the dimensional structure if you are having problems opening the dimension definition. Change any query prompt values on any query that are defined in the selected outline. Delete any created outline in the system as long as the outline is not referenced in any cube creation run control. 89 .50 September.

All rights reserved. . 90 Copyright © 2009. 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.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Integrating with Oracle Smart View When an Essbase cube is built successfully.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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.

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

Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected.x are not supported.50.x and 9. (Cognos 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 92 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8.3. using the Detail Value List page. .” Building Cube Instances.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT. “Building Cubes. Note.50 September. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7. including future EFFDT data. 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. 2009 Release Notes Note.

This is an example of the PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog: Copyright © 2009. Restoring query prompts to web version of nVision. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. iLog CPLEX is the mathematical engine that is used by the PeopleTools Optimization Framework. No new functionality in CPLEX 11.0 will be included. Drilling down PS/nVision reports using web services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in).50. Default configuration under %PSHOME%. 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. Viewing Detail Values Optimization Framework This section covers enhancements that are made to the PeopleSoft Optimization Framework. CPLEX 11.0 is supported.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September." Working with Detail Values. Note. existing functionality that we use works as with CPLEX 10 versions. PS/nVision This section covers changes that are made to the PeopleTools PS/nVision technology. including: • • • • • • Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition. Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition enables you to have multiple trees in the layout with different effective dates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Tree Manager. 93 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. • Perform comparative reporting based on different effective dates. Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria This section covers enhancements of the effective-date.0 Upgrade With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. iLog CPLEX 11. “Using PeopleSoft Tree Manager. Using this page. Supporting not-in criteria. you are able to: • Associate effective-date for trees at the time of criteria definition. Ability to define the types of report requests.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

” 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. “Sending and Receiving Messages. Node-Level Connector Properties New Managed Objects: WSDL and Message Schema This section provides information about the new WSDL and schema managed objects. 2009 Release Notes Target Connectors and Listening Connectors This section describes recommendations and enhancements to target connectors and listening connectors. “Using Listening Connectors and Target Connectors. and Data Mover scripts. Beginning with this release the following additional target connectors are segment aware. WSDL and Schema Objects For PeopleTools 8. and you can use them to send message segments to integration partners: • • • AS2 target connector. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. JMS target connector.50 generated WSDL and message schema have become managed objects.” Working with the AS Connectors. You can now use PeopleSoft Application Designer to add generated WSDL and message schemas to PeopleSoft Application Designer projects.” Using the JMS Target Connector. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. project copy processes. All rights reserved.50 September. “Using Listening Connectors and Target Connectors.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. SMTP target connector.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. AS2 Connectors PeopleSoft recommends using the Oracle SOA Suite B2B component for all EDI integrations. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . 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.PeopleTools 8. 104 Copyright © 2009. including those based on the AS2 specification.

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

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

This setting does not affect the compression of messages that the integration gateway sends using its target connectors. All rights reserved. An invalid datetime or blank will result in the publish occurring immediately. The valid parameters for this method are: %IntBroker_Compress. 2009 Asynchronous messages are always compressed and base64 encoded when sent to the integration gateway. The status of the transaction in the Service Operation Monitor is Hold until the future date time entered becomes the current date time. The following new method on the IBInfo object is provided for this purpose: &MSG. The datetime of this field is used by PeopleSoft Integration Broker to determine when an actual publish of the transaction is to occur. Beginning with this release. 107 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The signature for this property is: • &MSG. As a result. in PSADMIN you can set a threshold message size above which messages are compressed. Oracle and/or its affiliates. For synchronous messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Future-Dated Publications A property has been added to the IBInfo object called FuturePublicationDateTime. Warning! Turning compression off can negatively impact system performance when transporting synchronous messages greater than 1 MB. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The property is for use with asynchronous transactions. “Understanding Supported Message Structures.FuturePublicationDateTime.” Local Compression Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. you should turn off compression only during integration development and testing.IBInfo.IBInfo. and %IntBroker_Compress_Reset. At that time the status of the transaction in the Service Operation Monitor is updated to New and processed accordingly. for synchronous messages you can override the message compression setting specified in PSAdmin at the transaction level. %IntBroker_UnCompress.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Note.CompressionOverride = %IntBroker_Compress.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.

the end result is a zero when accessing the field via the rowset. Oracle and/or its affiliates. has not been exported as WSDL. Changes you make to a copied message part are not propagated to other copies of the message part that may exist. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can reuse only rowset-based message parts. All rights reserved. 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. or is a restricted message. 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. if you check the Message Part Default Indicator box the IsChanged property on such a field is set to True. Message Reuse by Copying If you copy a message part.” Understanding Managing Messages. 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. as long as the message part is not in the runtime tables. For PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages. meaning that a 0 (zero) was passed in the field. All changes are then propagated to every message in which the message part is referenced.” 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. “Managing Messages.PeopleTools 8. Message Reuse by Reference A reference to a message part is read-only in the message part where it is referenced. XML that has a value of 0 (zero) passed in an integer field. To make changes to a referenced message part.50 this restriction has been removed.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. By default an integer field has a value of 0. If you must make changes to copied message parts. the system copies all records and fields and displays them at the record level. 108 Copyright © 2009.50 September. you do so manually to each message part that you want to change. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Now. When you check the box. when serialized to a rowset.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. causes the IsChanged property flag on the field to set to True. You cannot reuse message parts at Level 0. So if a 0 or <blank> is passed in a field.

109 . you first define the attribute name. All rights reserved. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the Maximum Occurs field on the Messages. This information appears in generated container message schema. PeopleSoft Integration Broker validates the attribute values against the lengths you defined in the container message definition. “Managing Messages. “Managing Messages.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. At runtime.Message Definitions page is no longer read-only when a container message is defined with multiple rowset-based part messages. length. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Understanding Including Level 0 Rows for Message Parts in Container Messages Copyright © 2009. “Managing Messages. and required flag in the container message definition in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture.” Managing Container Messages.” 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. 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.” Managing Message Parts.” Managing Container Messages. As a result.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. PeopleSoft provides a number of IBInfo object methods to get attributes from container messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. without adding the information to the message definition. “Message Classes.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. To add attributes to a container message. Next you use PeopleCode to populate the attribute values using the IBInfo object.50 September. 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. At runtime the attributes appear at the root level of the generated XML. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

if there are a total of seven data chunks in the message. Generating Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker now automatically generates message schema for rowsetbased messages at save time. The Add Schema button is enabled regardless if the message is referenced in a runtime table. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and the current segment is the third chunk. All rights reserved. the DataChunk value for the current message is 3. Indicates the number of the data chunk or message segment that you are sending. As a result.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages. .50 September. 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. The Schema tab is still available for viewing message schema. and for building schemas for nonrowset-based messages. For example. for building schemas for rowset-based messages that may have been imported or upgraded without schema.” Managing Nonrowset-Based Messages 110 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 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. “Sending and Receiving Messages. you do not need to navigate to the Schema tab and build the message schema. “Managing Messages. “Managing Messages.” 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. You are now able to add message schemas for nonrowset-based messages referenced in runtime tables.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

All rights reserved. . this page is no longer needed.” digits or special characters: • • Service operation names. you can now dynamically link service operations that exist in the application database to the service. Naming Conventions for Service Operations Metadata The following information was added to PeopleBooks for clarification. The Services page features a new Link Existing Operation link.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. names cannot start with “xml. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Since there is no longer the restriction of using one service operation with a service. Beginning with this release. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Generated XML Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages Services and Service Operations This section describes enhancements for managing service operations. 112 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Changing the Services Associated with a Service Operation The Service Change section of the Services Administration – Service Operations page has been removed.” Understanding Managing Service Operations Activating and Deactivating Services in Bulk PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8.50 enables you to activate or deactivate multiple services at once using the new Service Activate/Deactivate page in the Service Administration component. Service operation aliases. Click the link to search for a service operation in the application database and link it to the service. which meant to use it with more than one service you had to recreate the service operation and save it with a different name.” Activating and Deactivating Services in Bulk Reusing Service Operations Previous to this release. When naming the following service operation metadata. “Managing Messages. Linking Service Operations to Services When you create a new service or manage an existing service. “Managing Services.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. you can use a service operation with more than one service. “Managing Service Operations. a service operation was unique to a single service.

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

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

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

In addition. “Ensuring Data Integrity.PeopleTools 8. but did not include the associated message objects. See Also. has been added to identify situations where you have moved a Bulk Load Handler object via project copy. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides a data tree structure.50 PeopleBook: Data Management.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. any-to-local routing definitions are read-only with the exception of the external alias name and transform information. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. PeopleSoft Integration Broker automatically generates a local-to-Atom routing definition for a service operation when the service operation is published as a feed.” Integration Broker Integrity Service Operation Routings This section describes enhancements for working with and managing routings. 116 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes When working with nonrowset-based messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50.” Adding Routing Definitions. like that in the Messages component. Adding a Routing Definition Any-to-Local Routings Definitions are Read-Only Beginning with PeopleTools 8.” Managing System-Generated Routing Definitions. if you do not enter a description in the Description field.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. thereby allowing non-PeopleSoft data to map to the records and fields in the database. IBRK-24 – IB DMS Handler Referencing Invalid Message.” Implementing Handlers Using Bulk Load Processing New System Audit Query to Identify Bulk Load Handlers Referencing Invalid Message Objects A new system audit query. Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. “Managing Routing Definitions. . PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides an optional transaction rollback feature that enables you to rollback the database to the pre-bulk insert state if needed. the value defaults to the name of the service operation associated with the routing definition upon save. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. Routing Description On the Routings – Routings Definition page.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. to add a data structure to define the message content. “Managing Routing Definitions.

All rights reserved. Delete an attribute based on the attribute name.IBInfo. Using these attributes can lead to significant performance improvement.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.GetAttributeValue(Integer nIndex). However.GetNumberOfAttributes(). since Rowset or Xmldoc objects do not have to be serialized and subsequently loaded into memory and traversed to retrieve applicable data.IBInfo. the system displays a User Exception box at the top of the page. 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.GetAttributeName(Integer nIndex).Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.IBInfo. 117 .” Managing System-Generating Routing Definitions. Returns the name of the attribute based on an index. • • • • • • &Integer = &MSG.IBInfo. the target system will not be able to view these attributes on any Integration Broker event run on the target system. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.AddAttribute(string name. &String = &MSG. Gets the number of attributes. The following methods are available in the IBInfo PeopleCode object to get/set data used for content-based routing determination. &Bool = &MSG. multiple routing definitions.” Creating Routing Definitions. Attributes used for content-based routing are only applicable for the system that is setting the attributes. Select the box to capture any exceptions that occur before the system validates an outbound routing for the service operation. any errors that result from running the OnRouteSend PeopleCode event. Copyright © 2009. Deletes all attributes in the IBInfo object.ClearAttributes(). Capturing Exceptions before Routings are Validated When you are adding a routing definition for a synchronous service operation from the Service Operations – Routings page. Returns the value of the attribute based on an index. Add attributes by passing in attribute name and value. string value). Thus. Viewing System-Generated Routing Definitions. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and other initialization errors. Adding Routing Definitions. &bool = &MSG.IBInfo. “Managing Routing Definitions. &MSG. &String = &MSG. then you can read these attributes in OnRouteSend and OnSend IB events. if on the source system attributes are set as part of a publish. “Managing Routing Definitions. the attributes are not part of the payload that gets sent to the target system.50 September. This option enables you to capture errors such as inactive routing definitions.DeleteAttribute(string name).IBInfo.

service operation. All rights reserved. This particular routing definition has a transformation. 118 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. as denoted by the XML icons. It also enables you to view and activate metadata that might be inactive for integration.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 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. “Managing Routing Definitions. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.PeopleTools 8. handler. to the integration partner (the lighter cylinder on the right). To detect and delete any duplicate routings in the database outside the project copy process. Oracle and/or its affiliates. To view transformation details. .” 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Duplicate Routings Overwritten During Project Copy If the system detects a duplicate routing definition during the project copy process. “Copying and Migrating Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases. click the Out Reg Transform link. 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). and so on. such as a routing definition. the routing definition in the project being copied overwrites the routing definition in the database. run the duplicate routings check.” Understanding Data Dependencies and Relationships for Copying Data Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. 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. This routing definition contains integration metadata that is not active. and to the integration partner. the arrows show the flow of the service operation from PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 September. Click the link to view items that are not active for the integration. through the integration gateway.

“Managing Routing Definitions. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The system activates the associated metadata and displays a message when the issue is resolved. As an example. Note that you must compress the response before sending.PeopleTools 8. Check the box for the system to send the response to the consumer compressed. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 120 Copyright © 2009. the system locates the inactive service operation associated with the routing definition. All rights reserved.50 September. activates it. “Managing Routing Definitions. You can click the OK button to return to other items to activate. This functionality is used in conjunction with the feeds enhancement. and displays the following message: Message indicating that the service operation has been activated for the routing definition. 2009 Release Notes Click a link in the Actions column to resolve an issue.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Routing Definitions. using PeopleCode or by setting the Min Message Size Compression parameter in PSADMIN. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. if you click the Activate Operation Version link in the previous example. . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Check the box to return to the consumer any schema parser errors that occur during processing.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” 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.” Creating 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. The system returns the errors within the default message CDATA tag.” Creating Routing Definitions.

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

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.” Providing Services.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker Administrations. Click a service operation name to access the definition for the service operation.50 September. All of the service operations that appear in the Operations Assigned to Queue box are hyperlinked. “Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Services.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. . but no WSDL exists in the database. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Service Operation Queues. 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. you can now choose to use the service name alias rather than the service name in WSDL you generate. Step 2: Select Service Operations WSDL Documents This section describes enhancements for working with and managing WSDL documents in PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Effective with this release.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Understanding Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Service. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Using Service Name Aliases in Provided WSDL When you use the Provide Web Service wizard. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 122 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes Service Operation Queues This section describes service operation queue enhancements. “Providing Services. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Adding a Queue Definition Web Services This section describes enhancements for working with and managing web services. 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. Linking to Service Operations from the Queue Component On the Queue Definitions page. 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. that limitation has been removed.

Copyright © 2009. 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. Integration Broker provides a new Clear WSDL Export Status page. “Managing Messages. Regenerate the WSDL on the new database using the Provide Web Service wizard.” 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. “Managing Messages. • • Use Project Copy to copy the WSDL to the new database.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Default. The system creates a WSDL document regardless of whether message records and fields are aliased or not. 123 . which enables you to clear the flag. If the system encounters records or fields that do not have aliases defined. but do not include the WSDL in the project. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can use one or more of the following options to clear this inconsistency: • Clear the internal WSDL exported flag on the service operation.” Enforcing Message Record and Field Aliases in Generated WSDL Transformations This section describes enhancements related to transformations. the JDeveloper installation location and classpath must be specified in the PeopleSoft system in the PeopleSoft Configuration Manager. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. it displays an error and it will not generate a WSDL document. Developing Transforms Using Oracle XSL Mapper Specifying the Installation Path and Classpath for Oracle XSL Mapper For Oracle XSL Mapper to function.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 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. you can continue to generate the WSDL document or terminate the generation of the WSDL document. 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.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 This situation can arise when you use Project Copy to copy a service operation to a new database. All rights reserved.

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. When the PeopleSoft authentication token is excluded in the service operation. Excluding PeopleSoft Authentication Tokens in Outbound Requests to PeopleSoft Nodes User Authentication. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Instead you can simply define the source system user ID(s) on the target system.” Managing User Authentication. Copyright © 2009. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. However.” Implementing WS-Security Encryption Levels for Outbound Integrations The Nodes . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. and Single Signon When using Integration Broker for integrations with other PeopleSoft systems. In such cases you can now exclude the PeopleSoft authentication token from inclusion in outbound requests to PeopleSoft target nodes.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 2009 Integration Broker Security This section describes enhancements for securing integrations and integration systems. 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.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 125 . All rights reserved.WS Security page (IB_NODESECURITY enables you to select from three levels of encryption when you are encrypting an outbound service operation. Trusted Nodes. Understanding User Authentication WS-Security This section describes enhancements to PeopleSoft’s implementation of WS-Security as it pertains to PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 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. SAML Token Support PeopleSoft Integration Broker now supports implementing inbound and outbound WSSecurity using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) tokens.” Implementing User Authentication. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. 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. the default user ID for the source node on the target system is the user ID used for integration authentication.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. for some integrations there can be many users or validating users may not be warranted.

2009 Release Notes The Nodes . The URL specified on this page is typically not secure.” Implementing Web Services Security. The security settings that you can override are the same as those that appear on the Nodes-WS Security page. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and web transactions. When using the Consume Services wizard.IBINFO. as it is the URL used for all WSDL. Header.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Encrypts the message body only. .” Implementing WS-Security.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Oracle and/or its affiliates.WS Security page (IB_NODESECURITY) features an Encrypt Level dropdown list that contains the following values: • • • All. (Default) Encrypts the message header only See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. 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. schemas. When providing asynchronous request/responses. 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. For example: &MSG. 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. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. 126 Copyright © 2009. Body. This option encrypts the entire message including the message header and body. All rights reserved. PeopleBooks documents the action to take to implement WS Security on consumed services depending on which of these nodes you are using.PeopleTools 8.WSA_ReplyTo See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Implementing Web Services Security. you can dynamically override the URL using the IBInfo object property WSA_ReplyTo.50 September. 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. Implementing WS-Security for Outbound Integrations (Username and SAML Tokens).50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.

Tracing and Debugging This section describes logging. as well as to consume services from Oracle ESB. and debugging enhancements related to PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.50 September. Beginning with this release PeopleTools is certified for integrating with Oracle ESB-based services.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. tracing. resources. “Integrating with Oracle ESB-Based Services” Integration Broker Logging. and applications in the Oracle portfolio. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. You can use PeopleSoft Integration Broker to provide services to Oracle ESB. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” 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. You can require that inbound service operations are transmitted using WS-Security options. No node password found on source node. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. you can better determine the aspects of the integration that need to be changed or modified to perform the integration.” Implementing Web Services Security. or a combination of these options. All rights reserved. No routing on target node User invoking a service operation has different permissions than specified on the service operation on the source node. Using the information in the log file when compared with the expected service operation metadata. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. 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. SSL encryption. 127 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. The application server log now displays messages and information for the following situations: • • • • No routing at source node.

the next domain prioritized becomes the active domain. the system would failover to Domain B. “Setting Up Domain Failover. the system generates and email notification and the dynamic slave becomes inactive. If it is unable to do so.” Understanding Domain Failover. Logging. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. No permissions set for the service operation on the source node. “Managing Error Handling.50 September. Mismatched node password on source and target nodes. the system would failover to the next prioritized domain.PeopleTools 8. If Domain B later fails. the system attempts to failover back to Domain A. In previous releases. if the dynamic slave fails. if a failover domain became inactive. Handling Common Issues Tuning Messaging System Performance This section describes enhancements for tuning and optimizing messaging system performance. Given the previous example. 2009 Release Notes • • • No node password found on target node. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 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. Failover on the primary system has to occur for a dynamic slave to automatically go into effect.” Debugging Integrations. 128 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Tracing and Debugging. if Domain A failed. the system will failover to Domain C. the system will failover to Domain B. If it is unable to do so. If Domain B later failed. 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. As an example. The system does not failover to find another dynamic slave. Failover Priority –General Failover Dynamic Slave Failover In dynamic slave failover. the system would failover to Domain C. . All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. To configure master-slave load balancing use the Master/Slave Load Balance page. 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. You can import a configuration from an application domain or from a file.” 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. 129 . 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.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. If dedicated servers are configured for the domain that you import.” Implementing Master-Slave Load Balancing Copyright © 2009. where you may boot the template slave domain. “Setting Up Domain Failover. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You import the domain configuration to use as a template slave using a new Import IB Master Configuration menu in PSADMIN. The page enables you to assign a weight between1 and 10 to each domain to distribute request processing.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Understanding Domain Failover. As an example. All rights reserved. In this situation you can configure the machines with the most process power to process the greater number of requests. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. When you create a template slave domain you import a domain configuration and save it as a template for the slave domain. a domain assigned a weighted value of 10 processes the greatest number of requests. In this case. A domain assigned a weighted value of 1 processes the fewest number of requests. the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu appears. Upon completion.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. configure the template slave domain or perform other administrative tasks. After you import a domain configuration and save it as a slave domain. they are imported and available on the slave domain. 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. you can add or remove dispatcher queues from the slave domain as needed. 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. you might have a domain on machine that is also running the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. 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. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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. the following example shows the statistics that display if you click the link under the Gateway icon: Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Averages and Analysis page for outbound synchronous transactions. 131 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. The following graphic shows a sample of statistics that display for outbound synchronous transactions in the messaging system. For example. 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.50 September. All rights reserved.

All rights reserved. “Viewing Messaging System Performance Statistics” 132 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. . Or. Note that the example shown is a partial graphic of the data represented in the bar chart.PeopleTools 8. 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. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The following example shows the page that appears when you click the View Transactions link.50 September. you could click an individual bar chart to view the raw data on which the bar chart is based.

The log files are placed in the same directory specified in the integrationGateway. The Alias field. helps to differentiate when there are two routings on the same node with different aliases. 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. 133 .Publication Contracts page features a new Alias field that displays the service operation alias name.” Understanding Monitoring Asynchronous Service Operations.50 September. “Viewing Integration Gateway Logging Data for Service Operations” Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Monitoring Asynchronous Service Operations. “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. in conjunction with the Service Operation Version field. for example.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. if one is defined. Depending on the log level set.” Understanding Monitoring Synchronous Service Operations.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. the standard integration gateway message log will also contain the transactional message logging data.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. “Monitoring Synchronous Service Operations.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor.properties properties file for standard error and message logging. Filtering Asynchronous Service Operation Data Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Check the box to display only those integrations to which you are assigned permission list access. when transformations are in use.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Routing Alias Display The Results grid on the Asynchronous Services . See Also 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8. and non-Unicode. 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. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. UTF-16. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file.50 September. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “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.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. 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.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “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 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. .

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

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. Testing Application Engine Handlers Send Master Utility Project Names The names of the following project types have changed: • • • • 8.” Understanding the Handler Tester Utility.50 September.48 is when PeopleSoft Integration Broker moved to a services-oriented architecture (SOA).” Starting Send Master.48 Integration Broker (MIME) 8. PeopleBooks discusses how to set Send Master to test pre-PeopleTools 8. (This is the DB Operation Transaction option when populating data. “Using the Handler Tester Utility. All rights reserved.48 or later. Starting Send Master in Pre-PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility. Unless you start Send Master in Pre-PeopleTools 8. 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.48 mode.48 framework. all projects are created for Integration Broker’s services-oriented architecture found in PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. “Using Send Master.) Otherwise the application handler will fail due to no transaction ID being available to the application engine program. . You can use Send Master to create projects for integration created on the pre-PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. PeopleTools 8.48 Integration Broker (XML) 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.48 and later releases. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Understanding the Handler Tester Utility.48 Mode 136 Copyright © 2009.48 integrations.48 reference indicated that you were creating a project for an integration running on PeopleTools 8.48 EIP Testing (Batch EIP) 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.

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

The user can also export all the feeds of their choice to an OPML file. 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. 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. and Integration Broker generic message feeds. With the PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework. Then with the delivered user interfaces. Integration Broker generic message feeds.50 September. • With the PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework. and discusses: • • • • • My Feeds. Worklist Feeds The Worklist feed data type enables workflow administrators to expose worklists as feeds. and subscribe to the desired feeds.PeopleTools 8. and maintain feed definitions of various types. Worklist feeds Query feeds. you can develop and publish feeds from any PeopleSoft or non-PeopleSoft data. Oracle and/or its affiliates. such as query feeds. Interfaces for end users to discover related feeds and search feed definitions. you can develop and publish feeds from any PeopleSoft or non-PeopleSoft data. Unified interfaces for content owners and administrative users to create. My Feeds Using My Feeds pages. worklist feeds. 138 Copyright © 2009. 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. configure. wikis and blogs. All rights reserved. Developing new feed data types. to subscribe to these feeds. . Overview Feeds are popularized by websites like news. a user can search and discover all the feeds that are available. Then with the delivered user interfaces. The feeds list is filtered based on security settings. 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.

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros. Oracle and/or its affiliates.xls ExcelToCI2007. .024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. “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.50 September. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. You can download this software from the Microsoft website.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. 385 1. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI.xls ExcelToCI. Translated elements include labels. 140 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65.576 1.048. 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. headers and strings. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.536 1.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. All rights reserved.536 1. 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. verify that it also was duplicated in the hidden section above the wrapped portion.xls is created in the temp directory on the workstation running the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. metadata wrapping does not occur. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. All rights reserved. The template will appear split in two sections. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. With the expanded column capacity of Microsoft Excel 2007. “Creating Templates. This file contains both the SOAP request and the SOAP response. copy it manually there as well in order to preserve the structure. Caution must be taken when inserting child rows in a wrapped template. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. These templates have hidden rows which are clones of the visible rows. 141 . The log for the Web Library. If it was not. 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.” Template Wrapping Viewing Log Files If you select the check box to create log files when building a template or submitting to the database. “Creating Templates. two log files are created—one that logs the activity of ExcelToCI. Excel to CI templates can load component interface definitions containing up to 502 properties. is created on the application server in the <PS_CFG_HOME> directory. Log files are written for each chunk of data that is sent to the database. SOAPTOCI<unique_number>. The log for ExcelToCI. the new parent-child rows should maintain the same hierarchical order as the original parentchild rows. When using the Insert New Child toolbar action on template rows which have child rows. If you insert a child row on the visible row of the wrapped template.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. by splitting the metadata for the component interface properties that exceed the 254-column limit.log. Copyright © 2009. The number of columns in Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 worksheets cannot exceed 254.xls and the other that logs the SOAPTOCI Web Library. or wrapped.

50 September. chat and generic tasks. 142 Copyright © 2009.” Viewing Log Files MultiChannel Framework This section describes the new features and changes for MultiChannel Framework. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. SSL Support for Email SSL support for IMAP was added to the MCF Email Channel.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. 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. Debug Tracer Enhancement Debug Tracer performance has been improved to use significantly less resources on the client machine. .PeopleTools 8. This wrap-up mode enhancement applies to the “Third-Party Configuration” on MultiChannel Framework. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. It enables you to configure the presence of the CTI mini console in the popup window. 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.” The wrap-up mode allows the agent to enter comments related to the chat. Web Chat Enhancement A new state has been introduced called “WRAP_UP. All rights reserved. at which time the agent will be in a busy state and not available to accept new tasks. “Diagnosing and Resolving Errors.

Oracle and/or its affiliates. 143 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: MultiChannel Framework.” Enabling Virus Scanning Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. 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.

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

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

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

only the template and step properties with non-default values were exported. you now have the option to merge the new template associated with an updated change package with an existing template. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. that manual change did not persist if. “Applying Updates. This applies to templates delivered by PeopleSoft as well as those created with your own change packages.” Exporting Templates Retaining Manual Modifications to Change Assistant Templates In some occasions. for some reason.50 September. However. This enables you to incorporate any manual changes you’ve added to the existing Change Assistant template. to ensure consistency with shared and cloned templates. For example.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 147 . the system overwrote or ignored any manual modifications you made to the Change Assistant template. when exporting Change Assistant templates. In previous releases.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. with PeopleTools 8. when you modified a Change Assistant template. That is. In PeopleTools 8. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. when you regenerated the change package. you regenerated the change package in Application Designer. regardless of whether the property value differs from the default value. you might decide to modify the template to add a manual step to the apply process. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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.50.50.” Configuring the Upgrade Environment Exporting Change Assistant Templates In previous releases. all properties and values are exported to the XML file. Copyright © 2009. 2009 • • • • • DataMoverUser DataMoverBootstrap ManualStop SQLCommand SQRReport See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. On the Create Change Package dialog. “Configuring Change Assistant for Upgrades. it may be necessary to modify a generated Change Assistant template.

and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. .47 and earlier. Oracle and/or its affiliates.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject.48 and beyond. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside.50. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. 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. All rights reserved. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. “Working with Change Packages. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8. this manual process has been automated. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. When performing an upgrade or update.48 versions of PeopleTools.48.48 versions of PeopleTools. In PeopleTools 8. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8.50 September. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly.PeopleTools 8.

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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 8.49 (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 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. . Typically.50 September. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases. All rights reserved. less than.PeopleTools 8. and ‘in’. In PeopleTools 8. 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.50. using the associated operator field. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009. such as greater than. You can express ranges of releases.

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

It applies only to steps intended to run in DB2 UDB environments.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant #NT Step Parameter Modifications The #NT Change Assistant step parameter no longer applies to DB2 zOS. 154 Copyright © 2009.50 September. “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.PeopleTools 8. . All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Change Assistant job opened after clicking Review and Apply See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Database name appears in report output. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

The command line report filter options are equivalent to those displayed on the Report Filter tab on the Upgrade Options dialog box. 2009 Command Line Option to Filter Report Output A new PSIDE. All rights reserved. the following command line parameter represents the equivalent selections on the Report Filter tab above. The value of X can be either a 0 (not selected) or 1 (selected).EXE command line option has been added enabling you to pass report filter options to PSIDE. left hand corner (Source. “Comparing Source and Target Definitions” Copyright © 2009. moving left to right. Absent/Target. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Absent).Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 155 . –FLTR 00000 00011 00011 01111 01111 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 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. For example. top to bottom.

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

50 PeopleBooks. and upgrading database definitions. Copyright © 2009. use Change Assistant and refer to the Change Assistant PeopleBook for documentation.50 September. 157 . refer to the PeopleTools 8. For Business Interlink documentation. For upgrades and updates. Deprecated Documentation Oracle no longer ships documentation for certain products used primarily in previous PeopleTools releases. These chapters have been separated into their own PeopleBook focusing on the life cycle management features of Application Designer. 2009 PeopleBooks Enhancements With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide In previous releases. the PeopleSoft Application Designer PeopleBook contained chapters devoted to working with projects.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle provides a new version of PeopleBooks. so the Upgrade Assistant PeopleBook is not included with the PeopleTools 8.50. comparing projects. All rights reserved.46 Business Interlinks PeopleBook posted on My Oracle Support in the following location: The Upgrade Assistant tool is no longer shipped or supported. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

158 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Please make a note of these changes if you have downloaded previous versions.PeopleTools 8.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Document Change History This section describes the changes made to this document after the initial posting. Date September 18.50 General Availability. All rights reserved. 2009 Change to Document Posted original version for Enterprise PeopleTools 8. .