Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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September 2009

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release.50 September. The release notes discuss the features and enhancements that are available with the GA release of each product. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. 2009 Release Notes • • How will an upgrade or new implementation affect other systems? How will these changes affect the organization? After the project team has reviewed and analyzed the prerelease notes. describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans.PeopleTools 8. Prerelease notes are published before a release. . Release Notes Release notes are published when the product is made generally available and validate the final scope of the release. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can find additional information on Oracle Technology Network and My Oracle Support. All rights reserved. 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 847882.1) 2 Copyright © 2009.

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

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

PeopleTools 8. Platform Operating System AIX 6.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9. Oracle and/or its affiliates.9.6.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7. JRE Support.1 IBM z/OS 1. 1. All rights reserved.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.1.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.1 2 Copyright © 2009.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. 1. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.5 IBM Informix 11.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.1 IBM Informix 9.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6. 9. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.50 September. .10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000. 11. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.

3 .1 Internet Explorer 7.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670. 2.4 Browser Firefox 3. 3.50 September.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.4.2. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .1) Copyright © 2009. 8 Safari 3. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.2.0.0.5.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.5. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.1). Always refer to Doc ID 747587.1 Added Verity 6.Main Page (Doc ID 764222.1. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .x.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1. All rights reserved. 3. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.

Data Mover. 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. 2009. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. All rights reserved. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. 4 Copyright © 2009.6x with your PeopleTools installation. Note. the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system is not supported for running the IBM DB2 database or server elements requiring connection to IBM DB2 database. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it.50. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. and so on. Otherwise. The exact version depends on your operating system. Oracle and/or its affiliates. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade.49 or 8. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support.0).PeopleTools 8.6x and still be in a supported environment. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874.8. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. Note.9 or 9.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8.50 September. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. For example. . This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. If you run DB2 databases.50. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. This includes applications servers. 8. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. Process Scheduler servers.

50 release date.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification. PeopleTools 8.50 Integration with BOE XI 3. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation.50. 2009 JRE 1.1 on other certified platforms (Windows. In the interim. 5 . you can install BOE XI 3. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.50 September. AIX.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.4x or JRE 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates. or Solaris). All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Linux.

the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program prompted you to install PIA within the PS_HOME directory structure. . In previous releases.sh Oracle Configuration Manager Installation PeopleSoft Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Internet Architecture Installation Location With PeopleTools 8. including: • • • • • • Installation Programs PeopleTools Running on Windows Verity Installation Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig.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 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 6 Copyright © 2009.

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

50 September. To run vcredist_x86. Microsoft.exe manually. 8 Copyright © 2009. the install programs automatically update the machine performing the installation. 2. changed the way applications use and ship the required C Run Time (CRT) files. .sh Tuxedo environment settings are no longer included in psconfig.exe manually: 1.50 is developed using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005.50 Programs. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Run vcredist_x86. Detailed information and step-by-step procedures are included in your PeopleTools installation documentation. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Running on Windows PeopleTools 8. The following environment settings must now be set explicitly using the . Likewise. as part of VC++ 2005. Go to PS_HOME\setup\vcredist.50. the installation of Verity software has been decoupled from the PeopleTools installation. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. These required files must now be installed onto each machine that will run PeopleTools 8. If. All rights reserved. you will not be able to launch PeopleTools client or server executables on that machine and may receive errors.exe. During your PeopleTools installation. the update does not take place during the install program run. you can update the Windows machine’s CRT files by running vcredist_x86.profile file in user's home directory. If you encounter these errors.50 Installation for <your platform> Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. Running the separate Verity integration installation is a mandatory step after you have installed the PeopleTools software into PS_HOME. if you are running PeopleTools executables from a machine on which the PeopleSoft installer did not run. The installation files for Verity are part of the PeopleSoft PeopleTools files that you download from Oracle E-Delivery. the software used for PeopleSoft Search. for some reason.PeopleTools 8.sh. was installed automatically when you installed the PeopleTools software. 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. In PeopleTools 8. Verity. Verity Installation In previous releases. the executables may not work and you may receive error messages.

9 .50.50 installation. For example: PATH=$TUXDIR/bin:$PATH. or SHLIB_PATH.50 September. With PeopleTools 8. Improves understanding of your business needs and provides consistent responses and services. Including OCM a part of PeopleTools installer enables Oracle support representatives to analyze environment and configuration data and provide better service to customers. 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. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. LIBPATH. Provides proactive problem avoidance. you will have the option of installing and configuration OCM as part of the PeopleTools 8. For example: TUXDIR=/home/user/Oracle/tuxedo10gR3. Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools Installation for <your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Working with Oracle Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Configuration Manager This section discusses these changes to PeopleSoft Configuration Manager: • • Registry structure changes.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. export TUXDIR $TUXDIR/lib $TUXDIR/lib must be prepended to LD_LIBRARY_PATH. whichever is appropriate for your platform. Improves access to best practices and the Oracle knowledge base. Oracle and/or its affiliates. OCM is delivered to customers through My Oracle Support and can be configured for PeopleSoft deployments for collecting customer configuration data and providing services to the customer. For example: LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$TUXDIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH. 2009 Variable $TUXDIR Description $TUXDIR must be set to the correct Oracle Tuxedo installation directory. Some of the benefits of using Oracle Configuration Manager are: • • • • Reduces time for resolution of support issues. export LD_LIBRARY_PATH $TUXDIR/bin $TUXDIR/bin must be prepended to PATH. ODBC installation.

on the Client Setup tab there is an option to Install PeopleSoft ODBC Driver.50 you can implement improved security and streamline administration of your servers by taking advantage of the new PS_HOME directory structure that. many of the processes running within a domain required write access to PS_HOME for generating log and trace files.50 will delete settings stored in the registry by previous versions of PeopleTools. 10 Copyright © 2009.50. To address this challenge.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. a Process Scheduler server. In previous releases. The Configuration Manager for PeopleTools 8.EXE and . or a search server. . PSADMIN creates the domain and its associated configuration files in a separate location. while an administrator may have wanted to restrict write access to PS_HOME. While this is transparent for most situations. just as in previous releases. For example. PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Server. This option has been removed for PeopleTools 8.50 the default implementation of an application server. log files.DLL files. “Using PeopleSoft Configuration Manager” ODBC Installation In previous releases. the PS_HOME directory on these servers contained both the static binary files. 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.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. the system installs all of the necessary files for that server to the specified PS_HOME directory. 2009 Release Notes Registry Structure Changes The structure of the registry for PeopleSoft settings has changed beginning with PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. such as . such as configuration files. splits the binary files from the configuration files.50 September. When you install the PeopleSoft software to your server. Because of this varied collection of file types sharing the same location. Then.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates. by default. This directory can be referred to as the PeopleSoft “Binary” Home. stores binary files and configuration files in different locations.50 Installation for your platform Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files With PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft Search Server. administrators had difficulty limiting write access to the PS_HOME directory structure. when you create a domain.50. in PeopleTools 8. and scripts. The new feature discussed in this section refers only to the PS_HOME directory structure on the following PeopleSoft Servers: • • • PeopleSoft Application Server. as well as the dynamic and modifiable files. or the PeopleSoft ‘Configuration’ Home. referred to as PS_CFG_HOME. The PS_HOME directory refers to the high-level directory into which you install the PeopleSoft software. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu The PSADMIN menu PeopleSoft Search Domain Administration now contains these menu options: • • Edit configuration/log files menu option. 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. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2009. In this scenario. search server configuration.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. Itanium search server support was limited to specific configuration types. “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. 13 . just as application server and Process Scheduler server domains in previous releases. the application server domain acts as a ‘client’ submitting requests to the ‘server’ (the remote search domain). Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3).Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Setting up Failover Search Domains” Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations In previous releases. only select operating systems could host the PSSRCHSRV process in the Type-3.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. and usage. involves the use of a remote search server domain handling the search requests from application server domains. 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. The Type-3 configuration.50. similar to the tmadmin command line. This is the equivalent option that appears on the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu for the application server. In previous releases. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. bringing efficiency to administration. With PeopleTools 8. configuration. Oracle and/or its affiliates. There is also the added benefit of a centralized solution for search facilities. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” HP Itanium Support HP Itanium is now supported as a Type-1 search server. Provides dmadmin Tuxedo command line options specific to the domain gateway. Domain Gateway TUXEDO command line option.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.

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

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

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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Release Notes

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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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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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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Objects that are dependent on other cached objects are those objects that. Oracle and/or its affiliates. cause instances of other objects to be loaded as well. adds each applicable cache object to the shared cache. system administrators ran an Application Engine program named LOADCACHE. 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. sequentially. when loaded into cache. Loads all the cacheable objects that are dependent on other cached objects. Parallel cache loading splits the work of the LOADCACHE program into two separate Application Engine programs that run simultaneously within the PSJob PLCACHE. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. All rights reserved. The LOADCACHE program is in place in PeopleTools 8. which runs when you select Parallel LoadCache on the Process Request page after clicking Run on the Load Application Server Cache page. 19 .50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration Copyright © 2009.50. when loading the shared cache for application server domains.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. and it runs if you choose Serial LoadCache on the Process Request page after clicking Run on the Load Application Server Cache page. Parallel cache loading refers to a new option intended to reduce the time required to build a shared cache. 2009 Serial cache loading refers to the existing process for loading shared cache. The LOADCACHE program. In previous releases.

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

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

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

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

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

there is no longer a need to enable or disable the use of this feature.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. In addition to allowing larger amounts of data in a single database field. In PeopleTools 8. 2009 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit Beginning with PeopleTools 8. such as SYSADM is represented consistently. Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements This section discusses these Microsoft SQL Server enhancements: • • Access ID. So. wherever it needs to be supplied in the configuration tools and scripts as well as on any signon screen.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. Copyright © 2009. this new limit allows much larger file attachments to be stored in the database without having to be divided into separate chunks. 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. system administrators need to make sure the database user ID. Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs With Oracle 11gR1 the database user ID is case-sensitive. The original intent of adding the hint was to provide a performance benefit. as originally implemented. when running the installation. All rights reserved. the use of this hint made the analysis of other reported performance issues difficult.50 the SQL Server login utilized as an ACCESSID does not require being a member of the SQL Server “sysadmin” server role. Going forward. Microsoft SQL Server 2008. and the PeopleSoft application usage of the FIRST_ROWS hint feature. In addition. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The Oracle implementation of FIRST_ROWS hint works differently than on other RDBMS platforms. the minimum was 255. the OracleDisableFirstRowsHint parameter has been removed from the application server configuration file (PSAPPSRV. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Access ID On PeopleTools 8. 25 . In previous releases.50. the largest LOB that could be stored was 2 MB.50. did not provide any clear performance benefits for the Oracle platform.50 September.CFG). the LOB size limit for the Oracle database has increased to 50 MB.

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

using IBM z/OS assembler language. 2009 CREATE TABLESPACE PTTLRG MANAGED BY DATABASE USING ( FILE '/data1/psdb2/ptdbname/PTTLRG. the script will create the PTTLRG table space with an initial allocation of 10 Mb of free space.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. In this example. and Windows” DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes In previous releases of PeopleTools.50. users of the database level auditing feature for DB2 on z/OS were required to create a user defined function (UDF). and Windows Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 Installation for DB2 UDB for Linux. manually. The automatic space management activity is transparent to any application connected to the database. Here. UNIX.50.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. the AUDIT01 program is no longer required. with no maximum size limit other than that imposed by the amount of space on the server machine. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for Linux.50 September. space will be increased by DB2 automatically in increments of 10 Mb when the file container becomes full. depending on the connection type: Copyright © 2009. To add more free space to the table space. named AUDIT01. table space PTTLRG will be created with 18000 4k pages. the delivered table space create scripts appear similar to the following: CREATE TABLESPACE PTTLRG MANAGED BY DATABASE USING ( FILE '/data1/psdb2/ptdbname/PTTLRG. 27 . For existing databases. Oracle and/or its affiliates. PeopleSoft now retrieves this information from these two sources. you can submit a SQL ALTER command to enable auto-resize for desired table spaces. Note. the DBA can either add more free pages or add more containers. In PeopleTools 8. The number of pages is hard-coded in the script. 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. by default. the delivered DDL scripts create table spaces with auto-resize one.DBF' 10 M ) EXTENTSIZE 16 PREFETCHSIZE 48 DROPPED TABLE RECOVERY OFF AUTORESIZE YES INCREASESIZE 10 M MAXSIZE NONE . a “table space full” condition occurs. UNIX. If the actual numbers of records loaded into table space PTTLRG exceeds the 18000 4k page capacity.DBF' 18000 ) EXTENTSIZE 16 PREFETCHSIZE 48 DROPPED TABLE RECOVERY OFF. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For new PeopleSoft databases. With PeopleTools 8.

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

some of the default Data Mover environment settings have changed. the use of * with AS was not recommended or supported. It defines the writeable location for Data Mover the output. The default is $DM_HOME/log. $DM_HOME applies only to the UNIX environment. In previous releases.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Appendix: Using the PSADMIN Utility Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. PS_DM_DATA_IN=$PS_HOME/data Specifies the Data Mover output directory. 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. has been added. Oracle and/or its affiliates. It has been replaced by PS_DM_DATA_IN. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Note.50. a new environment variable. The default setting is $HOME/PS_DM. PS_DM_DATA_OUT=$DM_HOME/data Specifies the location of PeopleSoft Data Mover log files.50 September. “Using PeopleSoft Data Mover Commands. 29 . log file and trace file path.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. If you intend to implement a secure (or read-only) PS_HOME. “Using the PeopleSoft Data Mover Command-Line Interface” Data Mover Environment Variables on UNIX For the PSDMTX command line interface. as in $HOME/PS_DM/log. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009. then some of the environment variables from previous releases (such as output locations) need to point to writeable locations. 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. Specifies the Data Mover input directory. $DM_HOME.

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

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

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

A new property has been added to the configuration. The above IPV6 compatibility applies to Jolt only. [ ]. specified in the psserver property in the configuration. you set Jolt session pooling at the site level in the configuration.50. If you enable the signon trace link to appear on the signon page using the Show Trace Link at Signon web profile property.properties file: joltPooling=true See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.properties file. the link now appears as: Set Trace Flags In previous releases it read: To set trace flags.properties file. 33 .50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. In PeopleTools 8.50 Jolt Failover String psserver=<host>:<port>#wt[failover servers] psserver=<host>:<port>#wt{failover servers} Note. In previous releases. the failover servers appear within curly brackets. “Appendix: PeopleSoft Timeout Settings. click here. Copyright © 2009.49 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Configuring Jolt Session Pooling Signon Trace Link The wording of the signon trace link has changed.50 September. to be compatible with both IPV4 and IPV6 specifications. has changed slightly in PeopleTools 8. failover servers appeared within angled brackets.50.xml file. For PeopleTools 8.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” Web Server Timeouts Jolt This section describes changes made to Oracle Jolt.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Jolt Session Pooling In previous releases. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools Release 8.” Working with Jolt Configuration Options. including: • • Jolt Failover String Jolt Session Pooling Jolt Failover String The syntax of the Jolt failover string. Jolt session pooling was set per servlet in the web. { }. All rights reserved.

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. 35 . you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Working with IBM WebSphere.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.” Using Administration Utilities. WORKLISTFEED 01-05. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users. GENERICFEED-01. “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications. Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets. URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009. Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10. “Working with Oracle WebLogic.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. “Using PeopleTools Utilities. 2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name. QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

instead of refreshing the entire menu pagelet. You can choose to use the non-AJAX based menu pagelet for ease of use with screen readers. Because of AJAX. the menu cascades to the right. Floating Drop-Down Navigation PeopleTools 8.0). All rights reserved. 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. Advantages of the new floating navigation are: 38 Copyright © 2009. .PeopleTools 8.50 offers floating drop-down menu navigation. Note. when you click the expand/collapse icons in the new menu pagelet. the system redraws only the appropriate hierarchy for the selected link or folder. Close the page from the title bar close icon. revealing more components that you have access to view. If you click the folder name. As you mouse over any section of the menu.50 September. 2009 Release Notes • • Minimize or collapse the page to the title bar. When you click the “Zoom” icon in a grid or on a long edit box. Oracle and/or its affiliates. This is an example of a modal scrollable grid: Menu Navigation There is a new left navigation menu pagelet (Menu 2. the entire structure is refreshed. Modal grids and long edit boxes can be moved around over the page for ease of viewing and use. 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.

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. As you type. 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. this page appears showing the primary key: Type Ahead Prompt Fields now include a type ahead text. Copyright © 2009.50 September. All rights reserved. Type ahead is configurable through User Personalizations.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 41 . the system searches in the background and matches entries in the record to the text you enter. and appears on search pages and in prompt dialog boxes.

42 Copyright © 2009. 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.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. you can set the number of entries that the search returns to any value less than the maximum.50 September. . When you perform a search using a transaction search page. 2009 Release Notes Example: Type Ahead This is an example of type ahead on a Vendor page where the user is searching for a buyer with the letter “a” in the ID: Processing Icon Changes The processing and saved icons have changed. If the search retrieves more than the maximum number of listings. The maximum value and the default value are set in the Search Settings on the PeopleTools Options page. the Search Results grid displays the total number of results above the search results. you can determine the number of entries that the search can return. 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.

All rights reserved. PSSTYLEDEF has been updated to have a more contemporary. You can change the background colors of folder tabs and grid tabs. sleek look and feel. 43 . However. The default style sheet and the SWAN style sheet contain CSS tabs. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The images can be thought of as the sliding doors that complete one doorway. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN is the default style sheet for PeopleSoft application releases 9. The doors slide together and overlap more to fill a narrow space. as it won’t be the default style sheet for the PeopleTools interface.50. Cascading style sheets (CSS) have the advantage of layering background images which enables them to slide over each other. 2009 Style Sheet Modification There are two new style sheets for Peopletools 8.50 September. 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. Customers upgrading to PeopleTools 8. Keep in mind that background images only show in the available doorway of the element to which they are applied (content area + padding). The two images are anchored to the outside corners of their respective elements. To change the background colors of tabs.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The visible portions of these background images fit together inside the doorway to form a tab-like shape.50 will be unaffected by the SWAN style sheet. has an updated look and feel and matches Oracle corporate application standards. Copyright © 2009. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN. or slide apart and overlap less to fill a wider space. the PeopleSoft applications use the sliding door technique for tabs. Another style sheet. To provide a greater number of tabs and simpler user-level configuration. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Based Tabs Page tabs are now set with cascading style sheets (CSS). it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how tab definitions are built and stored in the database.1 and later.

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

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

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

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

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

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. All rights reserved. Based on the value you enter in the Configuration Settings Id field in the Rich Text Editor options.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. place the long edit box control on the page. Open the properties sheet and check the Enable Rich Text Editor property on the Options tab. However. At runtime. Any customizations are maintained through HTML definitions in the database and become managed definitions. 49 . The existing PeopleTools Spell Check is associated with this control. Long Character Field Limit For PeopleTools 8. there is a limit of 20 long character fields per record definition. The rich text editor tool bars are highly configurable. The rich text editor enables you to store inline images along with your text. the respective toolbar set is loaded at runtime along with the default toolbar set. Users can specify custom toolbar configurations for each Rich Text Editor control. the long edit box becomes a Rich Text Editor on PIA Pages. 2009 At design time in Application Designer. Copyright © 2009. which control the look of the text. The editor includes a default set of toolbar buttons that appear as part of the editor page control. Oracle and/or its affiliates. application developers can create configuration settings files which compliment the default toolbar set.50. You can use the rich text editor as it is delivered or switch to your own configuration without deleting the basic configuration.

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

See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property. Because some components can render themselves differently based on the column width. 2009 application upgrades or customizations. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically. You select the Force page refresh property for the pagelet.1 related content services include: • • Related Discussion service – Providing threaded discussions that groups can use to discuss topics of interest. See “Pagelet Search” Pagelet Drag and Drop Users can now dynamically drag and drop pagelets on their homepage without going to the Personalize page. providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information. "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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology.50 September. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. click the pagelet title and drag the pagelet to the desired location. Copyright © 2009.1 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features. discussions. "Working with Related Content Services" PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 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. All rights reserved. To move a homepage pagelet. 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. The homepage layout is 2–column. The pagelet is a PIA component. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 51 . When a homepage has a 2 column layout. Related Tags service – Allowing you to characterize or bookmark transactional or business objects with terminology of your choosing. See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information. or collaborative workspaces. blogs.

52 Copyright © 2009. When the user enters the search string and clicks on the search button on a pagelet for which the search has been enabled. you configure the search application class. . OBIEE Report Integration PeopleTools enables you to integrate OBIEE reports with PeopleSoft applications. which displays transaction details specific to the row of data in the OBIEE Answers of Dashboards. At runtime. 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. You are able to use this sample search class to test the pagelet search functionality for any pagelet. 2009 Release Notes Pagelet Search Pagelet Wizard enables you to embed a search field within homepage and embeddable pagelets. The results also include a link to the result and a brief description. To enable OBIEE report integration. PeopleTools includes the Analytics servlet. Oracle and/or its affiliates. In addition. Including the key information enables the system to identify a specific transaction row within a PeopleSoft table. and results of the search. such as location within the pagelet.PeopleTools 8. the web service can expose the key structure information when appended to the URL as a query string. the user enters a help document URL in the Help URL field. When the pagelet is published as a homepage pagelet. At the beginning of pagelet design. an Oracle BI Presentation service plug-in and part of Oracle BI Web Component. The value of this content reference attribute is the help URL entered by the user. 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. During pagelet design. The OBIEE server provides the HTML markup to be displayed in its entirety in the PeopleSoft user interface. and other attributes of the search properties of the pagelet. All rights reserved. a search field appears in the pagelet. a PTPPB_PAGELET_HELP_LINK content reference attribute is added to the homepage pagelet content reference definition corresponding to the pagelet. The pagelet search uses PeopleCode Application Classes to define the scope. The user is then directly navigated to the PeopleSoft Department component. which uses the portal registry index to perform the search. PeopleTools exposes a component API as a standard Web Service that can be consumed by OBIEE at design time.50 September. Pagelet Help Pagelet Wizard enables you to associate help information for each pagelet. 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. After successfully defining and embedding the action links to specific PeopleSoft table columns (DeptID and SETID). PeopleTools provides a sample search application class. a pop up window appears and the search results are displayed. format. This URL should point to the help document or the section of the help document directly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference New Methods In PeopleTools 8. DecryptPETKey method. 59 . Copyright © 2009. Grid class. ShowColumns method. Grid class. 2009 CONQRS_CONST class CONQRSMGR class QUERYITEMPROMPT class SCHED_INFO class SEC_PROFILE class UTILITY class • Feed classes: Feed class FeedFactory class DataSource class DataSourceParameter class DataSourceParameterValue class DataSourceSetting class Utility class The 8.50. methods. IBInfo class. Field class. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. SetProperties method. EncryptPETKey method. EnableColumns method. LabelColumns method. The new methods and properties for these classes have not been listed in these release notes. IBInfo class. AddAEAttribute method. SetLegendImg method. IBInfo class. Grid class. Grid class.50 September. ClearAEAttributes method. UpdateConnectorResponseProperties method. All rights reserved. Field class. the following new methods have been added to the PeopleCode API: • • • • • • • • • • • BPELUtil class. and properties as is appropriate for each class.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new class including constructors. AddAttribute method. Chart class.

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

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

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

1. In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). "". 2.50. The 8. SetEmailOption method. This method now takes an optional language parameter. • RowsetCache class.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. The 8. Publish method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property. Size property. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. and SetOutputOption method. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string.50.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. rather than a single email address. 5. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. This method now validates a comma. All rights reserved. “Java Class. 63 . the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. • ReportDefn class. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Save method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 3. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. ValidateAddress method. Therefore.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 4. SetItemFolder method. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class.

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

methods and properties have been deprecated.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Gantt class.50 September. Certain methods and properties of the ReportDefn class. the following XML Publisher classes. 65 . All methods and properties of the TranslationFile class. All methods and properties of the TemplateDefn class. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Refresh method (use the SetTaskAppData method or SetTaskData method instead). The PeopleBook contains details on equivalents to use instead. the following methods have been deprecated: • • Chart class. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. methods and properties are no longer supported. Deprecated XML Publisher Items XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported In PeopleTools 8. a number of XML Publisher classes. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. The following items remain in PeopleTools for PeopleSoft internal use only and should not be implemented in PeopleCode programs: • • • • • • All methods and properties of the DataSourceDefn class. All methods and properties of the TemplateFile class. Deprecated Products and Classes Deprecated Methods In PeopleTools 8. SetRuntimeDataRowset method. Copyright © 2009.50.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. ReportDefn class. Refresh method (use the SetData method or SetOLData method instead).” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. OutputEditable. SetRuntimeDataXMLDoc method.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Deprecated Methods and Properties Deprecated XML Publisher Items In PeopleTools 8.50. These items remain in PeopleTools for backward compatibility only: • • • • ReportDefn class. All methods of the XMLPManager class. RowsetDS class.

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.” 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. “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Using Process Monitor. If a role is removed from a user profile. the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages.50 September. . 2009 Release Notes Increase Process Instance and Report IDs The Content ID fields (CONTENTID field) have increased to 12 integer positions (999999999999).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. Using the Date Range filter. 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. “Using Report Manager. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can select a From and To date for viewing. the filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. All rights reserved. Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999.

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

The runtime parameter page is used to determine if the process or job can be run from the Reporting Console. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.” Defining Process Categories Runtime Parameters New runtime parameter pages have been added to process definitions and job definitions.PeopleTools 8. “Defining Process Definitions” Reporting Console The Reporting Console provides a single interface for a user to manage and schedule reports. 2009 Release Notes New Process Category LOADCACHE A new process category has been added LOADCACHE. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. organize reports and share reports. From the Reporting Console users can run a report. Parallel LoadCache has been assigned to the LOADCACHE process category. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. This page also defines what security to enforce and what parameters will be displayed when the process is initiated from the Reporting Console. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. That means it will run only on servers that have a LOADCACHE process category whose MaxConcurrent value is greater than 0. schedule a report. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. This is an example of the Reporting Console: 74 Copyright © 2009.

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

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

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

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

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

Fields in a child query are mapped to related fields in the immediate parent query. 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. . 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. A new folder for Connected Query has been added under Reporting Tools. Connected Query can be used as a data source for XML Publisher reports that require sub reports. edit an existing Connected Query. “Using Connected Query” Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft This section discusses enhancements that are made to Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.PeopleTools 8. copy existing Connected Queries. A Connected Query is a hierarchical object built with existing PeopleSoft Queries. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. 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. 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. A parent query can nest n levels of child queries and any child query can have m sibling queries within a hierarchy. delete a Connected Query object. Connected Query Manager See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. but typical use will involve a single parent-child relationship or a few levels of nesting. including: 80 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. Connected Query Manager provides a report developer the ability to create a new Connected Query. All rights reserved.

If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. For example.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 upgrade. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. you need to upgrade.exe The local directory of crw32.50.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008.50 September. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.0\win32_x86. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports. Note. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12.exe.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. 81 .1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Local directory of crw32. Crystal Reports execution environments. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.0\Crystal Reports\Database\.1 is supported. Crystal Reports concepts. “Working with Multiple Languages. HKEY_CURRENT_USER. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32.50. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

1. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. you need to upgrade.50 September. Copyright © 2009.1 API.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.1. Note. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. All rights reserved.1. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support.1.50. Run the cube creation batch process. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions.1. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates.1. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. Aggregate Storage. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8.1. Add and maintain Essbase outlines.1 is supported. Essbase Cube Buider. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. 85 .1. including Essbase. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. 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.1.1 Upgrade. which is used to build Essbase cubes. Delete and rename Essbase objects.1. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine.

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

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

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. . Search for available queries.50 September. Remove dimensions from the current outline.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 the current prompt values for a query and change them if necessary. select a column from data extraction as the measure. Add the cube data query or queries. You can supply one or more queries to fill the cube. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and unmap previously mapped columns. Select dimensions to add to the current outline. All rights reserved. Map columns from data extraction queries to dimensions.

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

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

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

92 Copyright © 2009. Note. 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. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected. “Building Cubes. using the Detail Value List page. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8.x are not supported.x and 9. (Cognos 8. including future EFFDT data.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Note. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50.” Building Cube Instances. All rights reserved.3. .

All rights reserved. 93 . Restoring query prompts to web version of nVision. Default configuration under %PSHOME%. PS/nVision This section covers changes that are made to the PeopleTools PS/nVision technology.0 is supported. 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. iLog CPLEX 11. No new functionality in CPLEX 11. Ability to define the types of report requests. Note. “Using PeopleSoft Tree Manager.50. existing functionality that we use works as with CPLEX 10 versions.50 September. iLog CPLEX is the mathematical engine that is used by the PeopleTools Optimization Framework.0 will be included. Using this page. Drilling down PS/nVision reports using web services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in). including: • • • • • • Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition. • Perform comparative reporting based on different effective dates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Tree Manager. Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria This section covers enhancements of the effective-date. Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition enables you to have multiple trees in the layout with different effective dates. Supporting not-in criteria. This is an example of the PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog: Copyright © 2009.0 Upgrade With Enterprise PeopleTools 8." Working with Detail Values. CPLEX 11. Viewing Detail Values Optimization Framework This section covers enhancements that are made to the PeopleSoft Optimization Framework. you are able to: • Associate effective-date for trees at the time of criteria definition. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

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

50 September. you can schedule queries to run and have the results emailed directly to recipients (not just a link to the Report Manager). 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 Selection Criteria. Drilling URL in PSQUERY. Enhancement request to be able to email AE results. Copyright © 2009. Temp Files tiles of the Query-to-Excel. 97 . With this option. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision. Security Join Optimizer option." Using the PS/nVision DrillDown on the Web Query This section discusses enhancements made in the area of Query." Defining Criteria. Ability to Add an In-Tree Criteria Prompt You are able to add in-tree criteria prompts to your queries.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. including: • • • • • • • Ability to develop in-tree criteria prompts. "Running PS/nVision Reports on the Web. Scheduling query with In Tree prompt. and define tree option in Expression 2 type as shown in this example: See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. All rights reserved. Downloading query results to XML file.

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

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

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

and Products Supported by PeopleSoft Integration Broker” appendix has been removed from the PeopleSoft Integration Broker PeopleBook. This information is maintained on the MyOracle Support website in the product certification area. • • 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. and so on. adding and configuring nodes. “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases” Technologies. Specifications.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 Integration Broker PeopleBook Enhancements For PeopleTools 8.com Copyright © 2009. and Products Supported by PeopleSoft Integration Broker The “Technologies. PeopleSoft Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities. Specification. The content from the appendix has been merged into the new “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases” chapter. managing listening and target connectors.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. and third-party products and versions supported. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 101 . setting up secure integration environments. 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. All rights reserved.oracle. (Renamed) This book was previously named Integration Testing Tools and Utilities. Visit MyOracle Support for current information about the technologies.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. See Also www.50 the documentation for PeopleSoft Integration Broker has been reorganized into several books. Oracle and/or its affiliates. specifications. PeopleSoft Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor (New) This book contains documentation for the Service Operations Monitor that was previously contained in the PeopleSoft Integration Broker PeopleBook.

“Managing Integration Gateways.” Configuring Security and General Properties. and tools that no longer ship with PeopleTools or that have been discontinued effective this release.PeopleTools 8. This password must be encrypted. Enter the keystore password. Warning! Integrations will fail if you do not set these properties. The “Using the ERP Connectors” chapter in PeopleBooks has been removed. iWay SOAPswitch no longer ships with PeopleTools. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Working With Change Packages.” Working With Change Package Automation Integration Gateways This section describes enhancements related to PeopleSoft Integration Broker integration gateways. which is located in the web server directory structure. utilities. Its functionality has been replaced with the automated change packaging features. . Metadata Backport Utility The Metadata Backport Utility is no longer delivered with PeopleTools. Property secureFileKeystorePath Description Enter the full path and file name of the gateway keystore file.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Setting SSL Encryption Security Properties secureFileKeystorePasswd 102 Copyright © 2009. “Managing Integration Gateways.properties file. For integrations with third-party systems.50 September. See Enterprise PeopleTools 8. iWay SOAPSwitch Beginning with this release. The default value is password. New Keystore Path and Keystore Password Requirement Beginning with this release you must set the following properties in the integrationGateway. The path is <PIA_HOME>\webserv\<DOMAIN>\keystore. use the PeopleSoft Integration Broker servicesoriented architecture.” Encrypting Passwords See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 2009 Release Notes Deprecated Integration Technologies and Utilities This section describes Integration Broker-related technologies. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant.

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

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

PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to convert the data to managed objects. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” digits or special characters: • • • • Message names. Record aliases. However. Field aliases. In addition. Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The Type dropdown list box appears on the Find an Existing Value tab and the Add a New Value tab in the Messages component. Naming Conventions for Message Metadata Message Searching and Viewing Message Type Displays in Message Search Results Beginning with this release. during the PeopleTools upgrade process the system automatically attempts to convert WSDL and schema metadata into managed objects.” 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. when you search for a message in the Messages component. Naming Conventions of Message Metadata The following information was added to PeopleBooks for clarification When naming the following message metadata.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 2009 Converting WSDL and Schema to Managed Objects After you copy WSDL and schema from earlier releases. “Managing Messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. names cannot start with “xml.50 September. Message aliases.” Converting WSDL Documents and Message Schemas to Managed Objects Messages This section describes enhancements for managing messages.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. you can convert it in the PeopleTools 8.50 system. Understanding Managing Messages. “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases. the system displays the message type as part of the search results.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. if the system is unable to convert the copied or upgraded data. “Managing Messages”. 105 .

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. When you access a rowset-based message in the Messages-Message Definitions page. “Managing Messages. the existing default option displays all records. you have the option to use the Type field to narrow your search. View only the included fields in the message structure. You can expand and collapse the tree to view the structure of the message.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Rowset. A new View Included Fields Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page.50 September. A new View Records Only link has been added to 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. Doing so determines the subsequent page that appears and that you use to define the message. Select this value to add a rowset-based message to the system. Part Nonrowset. Nonrowset. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message to the system. 2009 Release Notes When you use the Find an Existing Value tab to search for an existing message definition. 2.PeopleTools 8. you must select a message type from the list. When using the Add a New Value tab to add a new message definition to the system. Select this value to add a rowset-based message part to the system. View only the records in the message structure. Part Rowset. The message types that display in the Type dropdown list box are: • • • • • Container.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. View the entire message structure. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message part to the system. Select this value to add a container message to the system. and record fields (included and excluded) for a message definition in tree format. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . All rights reserved. When you click the link the Records Only page appears and displays only the records and subrecords in the message structure. “Managing Messages.” Adding Message Definitions Viewing Rowset-Based Message Structures There are now three options for viewing the structure of rowset-based messages: 1. subrecords. 106 Copyright © 2009. 3.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.

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

” Understanding Managing Messages. Message Reuse by Copying If you copy a message part. 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. For PeopleTools 8. You can reuse only rowset-based message parts. you do so manually to each message part that you want to change. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. meaning that a 0 (zero) was passed in the field. Changes you make to a copied message part are not propagated to other copies of the message part that may exist. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. By default an integer field has a value of 0. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 this restriction has been removed. When you check the box. Message Reuse by Reference A reference to a message part is read-only in the message part where it is referenced. 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 must make changes to copied message parts. the system copies all records and fields and displays them at the record level.50 September. as long as the message part is not in the runtime tables.PeopleTools 8. So if a 0 or <blank> is passed in a field. . 108 Copyright © 2009. You cannot reuse message parts at Level 0.” 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. XML that has a value of 0 (zero) passed in an integer field. if you check the Message Part Default Indicator box the IsChanged property on such a field is set to True. “Managing Messages. All rights reserved. “Managing Messages. or is a restricted message. To make changes to a referenced message part. causes the IsChanged property flag on the field to set to True. 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. when serialized to a rowset. Now. All changes are then propagated to every message in which the message part is referenced. the end result is a zero when accessing the field via the rowset. 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. has not been exported as WSDL.

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

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

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

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

As in previous releases. The message name descriptions also appear as annotations in the generated XML message schema. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” 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. 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. the requests are split across multiple queues. Some of these system monitoring tools report metrics by capturing Module and Action information. In this release you can invoke multiple service operations on the receiving system that are assigned to different queues. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. All rights reserved. The Service Operations page features a Multi-Queues link that enables you to specify multiple queues to handle an inbound or outbound service operation.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Services. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The message names appear in the generated XML message schema. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. 113 . “Creating Component Interface-Based Services. “Managing Service Operations. “Managing Service Operations. However.” Invoking Multiple Service Operations Adding Message Names and Descriptions to CI-Based Service Operations When generating CI-based service operations. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the service operations on the receiving system had to be assigned to the same queue.” 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.50 September. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

“Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for Linux.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Monitoring Module Information Service Operation Handlers This section discusses enhancements to service operation handlers. PeopleSoft provides service operation name and PeopleCode event name as Module name and Action name respectively. . This information enables you to associate service operations with database transactions for monitoring and troubleshooting.50 September. followed by that with a value of 2.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. you can set the processing sequence on the Service Operation-Handlers page. and Windows. UNIX. Setting Handler Processing Sequence Application Engine Handler A new service operation handler implementation method has been added to PeopleSoft Integration Broker for PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for z/OS.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Understanding Managing Service Operations. but no sequence is set. the system processes handlers alphabetically.50. “Managing Service Operations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. If multiple notification handlers exist and are active.PeopleTools 8.” Checklists and Troubleshooting.” Associating PeopleSoft Users with DB2 UDB Threads Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes On an Oracle database.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. 114 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. All rights reserved.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations Setting Processing Sequence for Multiple Notification Handlers For a service operation that has multiple active notification handlers. A handler with a sequence value of 1 is processed first. On an IBM DB2 database. Handler Descriptions On the Service Operations-Handlers Detail page. Monitoring Service Operations Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and so on. by default the system populates the Description field with the service operation name. Oracle and/or its affiliates. PeopleSoft provides service operationname as Module name (no Action information is provided for DB2 systems). To enable capturing service operation and PeopleCode event metrics you must set the EnableDBMonitoring option in PSADMIN. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The new Sequence field enables you to select the order in which PeopleSoft Integration Broker performs handler processing.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations. “Managing Service Operation Handler.

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

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

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

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

Click the link to view items that are not active for the integration. as denoted by the display of the Integration Not Active link at the top of the right side of the page.50 September. 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. Copyright © 2009. This routing definition contains integration metadata that is not active. 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. the arrows show the flow of the service operation from PeopleSoft Integration Broker. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and to the integration partner. through the integration gateway.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 119 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can import a configuration from an application domain or from a file. The page enables you to assign a weight between1 and 10 to each domain to distribute request processing. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. As an example. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. “Setting Up Domain Failover.50 September. 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.” Implementing Master-Slave Load Balancing Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu appears. Upon completion. In this situation you can configure the machines with the most process power to process the greater number of requests. 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. To configure master-slave load balancing use the Master/Slave Load Balance page.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 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 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. In this case. When you create a template slave domain you import a domain configuration and save it as a template for the slave domain. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can add or remove dispatcher queues from the slave domain as needed. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” 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. After you import a domain configuration and save it as a slave domain. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. they are imported and available on the slave domain. A domain assigned a weighted value of 1 processes the fewest number of requests.” Understanding Domain Failover. configure the template slave domain or perform other administrative tasks. If dedicated servers are configured for the domain that you import.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. You import the domain configuration to use as a template slave using a new Import IB Master Configuration menu in PSADMIN. a domain assigned a weighted value of 10 processes the greatest number of requests. where you may boot the template slave domain. 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. 129 . you might have a domain on machine that is also running the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture.

You use the Serial Recycle parameter in the psappsrv. By default the serial recycling of pub/sub process handlers is enabled. You use the Percentage of Memory Growth parameter in the psappsrv. 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.cfg file to specify that the system recycle pub/sub process handlers when memory has grown by a percent value that you specify.cfg file to enable and disable this feature. If serial recycling is disabled. which can cause throughput to come to a standstill.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 130 Copyright © 2009. or so it can run other processes.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Tuning Messaging System Performance.” Managing Pub/Sub Handler Processing Performance Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor This section describes enhancements to the Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” 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 system recycles process handlers (within a group) on a serial basis–one after another–to allow processing to continue uninterrupted.PeopleTools 8. The system checks to see if the percentage criterion is met after processing a specified number of requests. all pub/sub process handlers recycle at once.50 September. 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. All rights reserved.” 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. Configuring deferred master processing enables you to free processing resources on the master domain machine due to hardware or processing power limitations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. By default the Percentage of Memory Growth parameter is disabled.

the following example shows the statistics that display if you click the link under the Gateway icon: Copyright © 2009. 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. Averages and Analysis page for outbound synchronous transactions. For example. The following graphic shows a sample of statistics that display for outbound synchronous transactions in the messaging system. 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. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. 131 . Oracle and/or its affiliates.

Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. you could click an individual bar chart to view the raw data on which the bar chart is based.PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. The following example shows the page that appears when you click the View Transactions link. “Viewing Messaging System Performance Statistics” 132 Copyright © 2009. Note that the example shown is a partial graphic of the data represented in the bar chart. Or. . All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

Filtering Asynchronous Service Operation Data Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Filtering Synchronous Service Operation Data Filtering Asynchronous Data by Subscription Node On the Asynchronous Services Publication Contract page you can now filter data by subscription node. if one is defined. “Viewing Integration Gateway Logging Data for Service Operations” Copyright © 2009. “Monitoring Asynchronous Service Operations. when transformations are in use.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. Check the box to display only those integrations to which you are assigned permission list access. 133 . “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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 2009 Routing Alias Display The Results grid on the Asynchronous Services . the standard integration gateway message log will also contain the transactional message logging data. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Monitoring Synchronous 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.Publication Contracts page features a new Alias field that displays the service operation alias name.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. helps to differentiate when there are two routings on the same node with different aliases. The Alias field. for example.” Understanding Monitoring Synchronous Service Operations.properties properties file for standard error and message logging.” Understanding Monitoring Asynchronous Service Operations.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. in conjunction with the Service Operation Version field. The log files are placed in the same directory specified in the integrationGateway.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Depending on the log level set. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . All rights reserved. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. 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. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. 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. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. UTF-16.50 September. and non-Unicode. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. 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 Enteprise 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.

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

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

you can also view any response associated with the service operation.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Using the Generate SOAP Template Utility” Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Testing Utilities and Tools. 137 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. In addition to using this page to invoke a service operation. After you generate a SOAP message you can test the service operation by invoking it using the SOAP Tester page (IB_SOAPTESTER).

Integration Broker generic message feeds. such as query 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.PeopleTools 8.50 September. Interfaces for end users to discover related feeds and search feed definitions. Unified interfaces for content owners and administrative users to create. and maintain feed definitions of various types. All rights reserved. and discusses: • • • • • My Feeds. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. 2009 Release Notes PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework This section provides and overview of the Feed Publishing Framework. 138 Copyright © 2009. The user can also export all the feeds of their choice to an OPML file. Overview Feeds are popularized by websites like news. • With the PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework. to subscribe to these feeds. The feeds list is filtered based on security settings. wikis and blogs. a user can search and discover all the feeds that are available. which can be imported into the feed reader of their choice. Developing new feed data types. Then with the delivered user interfaces. My Feeds Using My Feeds pages. and Integration Broker generic message feeds. The Feed Publishing Framework provides: • • A set of APIs and code samples to assist application developers in creating new type of feeds and integrating them with existing features. worklist feeds. Worklist feeds Query feeds. and subscribe to the desired feeds. Then with the delivered user interfaces. users can find and subscribe to your feeds. you can develop and publish feeds from any PeopleSoft or non-PeopleSoft data. With the PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework. users can find and subscribe to your feeds. configure. Worklist Feeds The Worklist feed data type enables workflow administrators to expose worklists as feeds. you can develop and publish feeds from any PeopleSoft or non-PeopleSoft data.

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xls ExcelToCI. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. Translated elements include labels. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release.048.576 1.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. headers and strings. 385 1.536 1. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 140 Copyright © 2009. .0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.536 1. “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.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.PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65.xls ExcelToCI2007.

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

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

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

you had the option to run selected step types on a remote server.50 September. Alter Analyzer. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. Creating Projects With Multiple Definition Types. including: • • • • • • • • • • Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler Additional Database Definition Available Exporting Change Assistant templates. Retaining manual modifications to Change Assistant Templates. data-intensive processes now can be run through Process Scheduler also. Restarting ‘restart-aware’ processes. All rights reserved. With PeopleTools 8. such as Application Engine programs. Running multiple processes simultaneously. 144 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8.50. Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects. Update Gateway Detects and Downloads Superseded Change Packages. Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler In previous releases. such as PeopleSoft Change Assistant. New Step Property: “From Tools Release”. 2009 Release Notes Lifecycle Management Enhancements This section discusses the changes to PeopleSoft lifecycle management technology. . 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.

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

PeopleTools 8. you can view log information from within Change Assistant using the View Log window. Production. The Production database orientation is valid for the following step types: • ApplicationEngine 146 Copyright © 2009. When the step completes. All rights reserved.50 September. has been added to define within your upgrade environment. Oracle and/or its affiliates. upgrade steps could be run against the following databases defined in your upgrade environment: • • • Source Target Copy of Current Demo With PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. . Configuring Change Assistant for Upgrades. the ProcessScheduler step runs the specified program on the specified server definition. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. steps may need to be run against your Production database.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. 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. “Configuring the Upgrade Environment” Additional Database Definition Available In previous releases.50 a new database type. In some cases.

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

47 and earlier. 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. In PeopleTools 8. .50 September. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. “Working with Change Packages.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. this manual process has been automated. Oracle and/or its affiliates. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly.48 versions of PeopleTools.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.48 and beyond. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009.50. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package.48.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.PeopleTools 8. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8.48 versions of PeopleTools. When performing an upgrade or update. All rights reserved.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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such as greater than. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools. All rights reserved. less than. and ‘in’. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. In PeopleTools 8. a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release. 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: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases. Typically. You can express ranges of releases. . Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies. using the associated operator field. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. All rights reserved. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Compare Report Improvements These enhancements have been made to Application Designer’s compare features: • • Command line option to filter report output.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant #NT Step Parameter Modifications The #NT Change Assistant step parameter no longer applies to DB2 zOS.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.PeopleTools 8. Database name appears in report output. It applies only to steps intended to run in DB2 UDB environments. 154 Copyright © 2009. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes Change Assistant job opened after clicking Review and Apply See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. all upgrades should use Enterprise PeopleSoft Change Assistant with the delivered templates for your upgrade path. The results of the comparison are stored in the Alter Repository. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. this refers to the Old Release.PeopleTools 8. a set of predefined tables. For regular compare reports.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. “Working With Alter Analyzer” Dropped Support for Upgrade Assistant As of PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant Your upgrade documentation 156 Copyright © 2009. and Customization columns. 2009 Release Notes Database Name Appears on Compare Report Output In PeopleTools 8. the Upgrade Assistant tool will no longer be installed with PeopleTools nor supported. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Going forward. Then you run another provided Application Engine program to compare the source and target metadata. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. the database name now appears above the column containing the information for that database. . to make reading compare reports easier. For example.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. that you can query and run reports against to gain further insight into your upgrades and alter operations.50 September. “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. you load selected metadata information from your source database into your target database.50. and for composite compare reports. New Release. By running a provided Application Engine program. this refers to the Source and Target columns.

Deprecated Documentation Oracle no longer ships documentation for certain products used primarily in previous PeopleTools releases. and upgrading database definitions.50.46 Business Interlinks PeopleBook posted on My Oracle Support in the following location: The Upgrade Assistant tool is no longer shipped or supported. Oracle provides a new version of PeopleBooks.50 September. 157 . 2009 PeopleBooks Enhancements With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. so the Upgrade Assistant PeopleBook is not included with the PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide In previous releases. Copyright © 2009. comparing projects. use Change Assistant and refer to the Change Assistant PeopleBook for documentation. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. For upgrades and updates. the PeopleSoft Application Designer PeopleBook contained chapters devoted to working with projects. These chapters have been separated into their own PeopleBook focusing on the life cycle management features of Application Designer.50 PeopleBooks. For Business Interlink documentation. refer to the PeopleTools 8.

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

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