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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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50. PeopleSoft installation documentation. Operating System.50. Hardware and Software Requirements documentation. . Certification information on My Oracle Support. 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.Before You Begin Before you upgrade to Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

BusinessObjects Enterprise Support. Oracle and/or its affiliates.6. 1.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9. Platform Operating System AIX 6. 9.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.1 IBM z/OS 1. 11.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.1 2 Copyright © 2009.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6.1 IBM Informix 9.1.9. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000. JRE Support. .2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.5 IBM Informix 11. 1. All rights reserved.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.PeopleTools 8. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.50 September.

3 .1 Internet Explorer 7. 2. 3.5. All rights reserved.1). 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 . Always refer to Doc ID 747587.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .5.1.Main Page (Doc ID 764222.4 Browser Firefox 3.0.1. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy. 3.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.1) Copyright © 2009.2.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8. 8 Safari 3. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.2.50 September.4.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.1 Added Verity 6.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.x.

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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.6x and still be in a supported environment. 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. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. Data Mover. and so on.PeopleTools 8. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. All rights reserved. Otherwise. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. . Note.6x with your PeopleTools installation. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.50.8. 4 Copyright © 2009. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8.50. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. 8. The exact version depends on your operating system. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. 2009. If you run DB2 databases.0). it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. Process Scheduler servers. For example. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. This includes applications servers. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. Note.49 or 8.50 September. 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. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874.9 or 9.

you can install BOE XI 3. Linux.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50. or Solaris). All rights reserved. PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification.1 on other certified platforms (Windows. In the interim. 5 .50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation.50 release date. 2009 JRE 1.50 September. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.4x or JRE 1. AIX.50 Integration with BOE XI 3.

. 6 Copyright © 2009.50.sh Oracle Configuration Manager Installation PeopleSoft Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Internet Architecture Installation Location With PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes System Administration Enhancements This section discusses enhancements made in the area of server administration. All rights reserved. the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program prompted you to install PIA within the PS_HOME directory structure.50 September. including: • • • • • • Installation Programs PeopleTools Running on Windows Verity Installation Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. 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. you have the option of installing the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA) outside of PS_HOME. In previous releases.

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

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

50 September.50 installation. 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. Copyright © 2009. export TUXDIR $TUXDIR/lib $TUXDIR/lib must be prepended to LD_LIBRARY_PATH. For example: TUXDIR=/home/user/Oracle/tuxedo10gR3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools Installation for <your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8. With PeopleTools 8.50. ODBC installation. Including OCM a part of PeopleTools installer enables Oracle support representatives to analyze environment and configuration data and provide better service to customers. you will have the option of installing and configuration OCM as part of the PeopleTools 8. Working with Oracle Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Configuration Manager This section discusses these changes to PeopleSoft Configuration Manager: • • Registry structure changes. Improves access to best practices and the Oracle knowledge base.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Improves understanding of your business needs and provides consistent responses and services. 2009 Variable $TUXDIR Description $TUXDIR must be set to the correct Oracle Tuxedo installation directory. For example: PATH=$TUXDIR/bin:$PATH. Oracle and/or its affiliates. OCM is delivered to customers through My Oracle Support and can be configured for PeopleSoft deployments for collecting customer configuration data and providing services to the customer. Provides proactive problem avoidance.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. export PATH Oracle Configuration Manager Installation Oracle Configuration Manager (OCM) is used to collect configuration data from customer environments and upload it the customer configuration repository (CCR) at Oracle. 9 . or SHLIB_PATH. For example: LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$TUXDIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH. whichever is appropriate for your platform. All rights reserved. LIBPATH.

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

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

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

and usage. the application server domain acts as a ‘client’ submitting requests to the ‘server’ (the remote search domain). In this scenario.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. bringing efficiency to administration. PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu The PSADMIN menu PeopleSoft Search Domain Administration now contains these menu options: • • Edit configuration/log files menu option. 13 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Domain Gateway TUXEDO command line option. Itanium search server support was limited to specific configuration types. Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3). The Type-3 configuration. There is also the added benefit of a centralized solution for search facilities. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. “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. With PeopleTools 8. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. configuration. just as application server and Process Scheduler server domains in previous releases. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” HP Itanium Support HP Itanium is now supported as a Type-1 search server. 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. only select operating systems could host the PSSRCHSRV process in the Type-3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Provides dmadmin Tuxedo command line options specific to the domain gateway. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. involves the use of a remote search server domain handling the search requests from application server domains. “Setting up Failover Search Domains” Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations In previous releases.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. search server configuration. similar to the tmadmin command line. This is the equivalent option that appears on the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu for the application server. 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.

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

All rights reserved.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. and so on.CFG.CFG. Oracle and/or its affiliates. However.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8. This applies to any server process.50.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 2 8 25 2 Windows Service The name of the configuration file for the Windows service that starts an application server domain on Windows automatically has been changed. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. The default value is 1024 cursors. you can now include custom Java options per server process.50 September. developer) has changed. large. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process. PSQRYSRV. “Using PSADMIN Menus.000. PSAESRV. the configuration file is PSWINSRV.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. In previous releases. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8. medium. Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. by default. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. In PeopleTools 8. 15 . you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. such as PSAPPSRV. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured.CFG and PSPRCS. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter.CFG configuration files.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the OracleDisableFirstRowsHint parameter has been removed from the application server configuration file (PSAPPSRV. Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In addition to allowing larger amounts of data in a single database field. So. the minimum was 255. wherever it needs to be supplied in the configuration tools and scripts as well as on any signon screen. when running the installation. and the PeopleSoft application usage of the FIRST_ROWS hint feature. In PeopleTools 8.50 the SQL Server login utilized as an ACCESSID does not require being a member of the SQL Server “sysadmin” server role.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. the LOB size limit for the Oracle database has increased to 50 MB.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. there is no longer a need to enable or disable the use of this feature.CFG). the largest LOB that could be stored was 2 MB. Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs With Oracle 11gR1 the database user ID is case-sensitive. this new limit allows much larger file attachments to be stored in the database without having to be divided into separate chunks. such as SYSADM is represented consistently. Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Access ID On PeopleTools 8. Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements This section discusses these Microsoft SQL Server enhancements: • • Access ID. Increase in Oracle Minimum Number of OPEN_CURSORS The new minimum number of OPEN_CURSORS required for PeopleSoft applications on an Oracle database is 1000. did not provide any clear performance benefits for the Oracle platform. system administrators need to make sure the database user ID. the use of this hint made the analysis of other reported performance issues difficult. In previous releases.50 September. The original intent of adding the hint was to provide a performance benefit. Oracle and/or its affiliates. In previous releases. as originally implemented. In addition.50.50. Going forward. 2009 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit Beginning with PeopleTools 8. The Oracle implementation of FIRST_ROWS hint works differently than on other RDBMS platforms. 25 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. 2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option.” Using Administration Utilities. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name. “Using PeopleTools Utilities. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009.” 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. “Working with IBM WebSphere. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: Data Management.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications. Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10. Oracle and/or its affiliates. GENERICFEED-01.50 September. WORKLISTFEED 01-05. QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 35 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Working with Oracle WebLogic.

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

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

the menu cascades to the right. Close the page from the title bar close icon. If you click the folder name.50 offers floating drop-down menu navigation. Modal grids and long edit boxes can be moved around over the page for ease of viewing and use. when you click the expand/collapse icons in the new menu pagelet. revealing more components that you have access to view. All rights reserved.50 September. 2009 Release Notes • • Minimize or collapse the page to the title bar.PeopleTools 8. the entire structure is refreshed. This is an example of a modal scrollable grid: Menu Navigation There is a new left navigation menu pagelet (Menu 2. Floating Drop-Down Navigation PeopleTools 8.0). When you click the “Zoom” icon in a grid or on a long edit box. instead of refreshing the entire menu pagelet. As you mouse over any section of the menu. Because of AJAX. Advantages of the new floating navigation are: 38 Copyright © 2009. . Note. 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. You can choose to use the non-AJAX based menu pagelet for ease of use with screen readers. the system redraws only the appropriate hierarchy for the selected link or folder. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

you can navigate directly to this profile within the Favorites menu and quickly create a new employee.PeopleTools 8. You must run the Build Registry Search Index process to populate the search.50 September. Favorites Menu Enhancements The Favorites menu has been enhanced to include a Most Recently Used (MRU) list. You are no longer taken to the search page. 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. . 40 Copyright © 2009. When new employees are hired. 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. For example. All rights reserved. The Favorites menu also includes the primary key as part of any Favorite that you save. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

this page appears showing the primary key: Type Ahead Prompt Fields now include a type ahead text. As you type. Copyright © 2009.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. the system searches in the background and matches entries in the record to the text you enter. 2009 Example: Favorites Menu This is the new favorites menu showing the Recently Used list and the Base EE User Profile favorite in the My Favorites list: When you click the BASE EE link. All rights reserved. and appears on search pages and in prompt dialog boxes. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Type ahead is configurable through User Personalizations. 41 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Integrated Rich Text Editor You can configure the long edit box control to use the CK Editor.PeopleTools 8. which is integrated into a standard PeopleTools installation. 48 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes This Grid Properties dialog box shows the Grid Layout and the Scrollbar properties on the Use tab: Image Definition Changes GIF files no longer require an alternate image to display in Application Designer.50 September. a third party rich text editor. The Enable Rich Text property of the long edit box control provides you with a simple way to implement this rich text editor as part of any PIA page without the need for customization or special configurations. GIF files are supported. .

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8. At the beginning of pagelet design. 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. Pagelet Help Pagelet Wizard enables you to associate help information for each pagelet. Including the key information enables the system to identify a specific transaction row within a PeopleSoft table. 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. When the pagelet is published as a homepage pagelet. The OBIEE server provides the HTML markup to be displayed in its entirety in the PeopleSoft user interface. 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. This URL should point to the help document or the section of the help document directly. To enable OBIEE report integration. such as location within the pagelet. 52 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You are able to use this sample search class to test the pagelet search functionality for any pagelet. the user enters a help document URL in the Help URL field. . The results also include a link to the result and a brief description. The pagelet search uses PeopleCode Application Classes to define the scope. During pagelet design. PeopleTools provides a sample search application class. which displays transaction details specific to the row of data in the OBIEE Answers of Dashboards. When the user enters the search string and clicks on the search button on a pagelet for which the search has been enabled. At runtime. a PTPPB_PAGELET_HELP_LINK content reference attribute is added to the homepage pagelet content reference definition corresponding to the pagelet. 2009 Release Notes Pagelet Search Pagelet Wizard enables you to embed a search field within homepage and embeddable pagelets. format. PeopleTools includes the Analytics servlet. a search field appears in the pagelet. In addition. the web service can expose the key structure information when appended to the URL as a query string. and results of the search. and other attributes of the search properties of the pagelet. OBIEE Report Integration PeopleTools enables you to integrate OBIEE reports with PeopleSoft applications. a pop up window appears and the search results are displayed. an Oracle BI Presentation service plug-in and part of Oracle BI Web Component. The user is then directly navigated to the PeopleSoft Department component. After successfully defining and embedding the action links to specific PeopleSoft table columns (DeptID and SETID). when the user clicks on the action links for a given row of data (DeptID = 10000 and SetID = SHARE) the bind parameters of the PeopleSoft Component URL are mapped to their actual runtime values. you configure the search application class.50 September. The value of this content reference attribute is the help URL entered by the user. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. 5. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. The 8. In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009.50. SetEmailOption method. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. SetItemFolder method.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 63 .50.50. The 8. All rights reserved. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Publish method.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. This method now validates a comma. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. rather than a single email address. "". 4.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. Size property. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. 1. 3.50. “Java Class. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. • ReportDefn class. • RowsetCache class. ValidateAddress method. This method now takes an optional language parameter. 2. Therefore. Save method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. and SetOutputOption method. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

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

. XML sample data can be system generated for a Connected Query data source.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The data source must be created before you can use it in a report definition.“ Defining Global Properties 78 Copyright © 2009.50 September.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Connected Query Data Source Connected Query has been added as a data source. All rights reserved. the properties will be displayed. Use the prompt column to select a new value for the property. Global properties are shared by all reports and override the xdo engine default property values. as well as the default value. 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. “Setting Up XML Publisher. Global Properties Settings A new page has been added to define global properties.

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

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

50.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8.exe. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.0\win32_x86. Crystal Reports execution environments. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment.50. Local directory of crw32. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0\Crystal Reports\Database\.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.1 is supported. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases.exe The local directory of crw32.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade. Note. 81 .” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32.50 September. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12. For example. All rights reserved. Crystal Reports concepts. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues. “Working with Multiple Languages. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using Crystal Reports 2008.1 upgrade.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you need to upgrade.

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

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

Scenario F: You use PeopleTools 8. the Crystal Reports application runs the Verify Database function. When you run an earlier format Crystal Report in the Crystal Reports 2008 application or through the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.50 Crystal reports will need to be converted to the Crystal Reports 2008 format using the PeopleTools RPT Conversion utility pscvtrpt. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. Applications 9. they are created in the Crystal Reports 2008 . you will be warned that the report is in a later format and certain features may not be supported. You can use earlier format report templates to generate reports. Oracle and/or its affiliates. however.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Note. For example. Scenario C: You use PeopleTools 8. • When you run reports using the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. . consider the following new compatibility issues: • Crystal Reports 2008 can run a report that is saved in an earlier version of Crystal Reports format.” Understanding Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues PeopleTools 8. If errors are detected. if you save the report definition from the Crystal Report 2008 designer. For example. 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.exe. 2009 Release Notes Applications 9. you should always create the reports in the Crystal Reports 2008 format. However. Converting Existing Crystal Reports to Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 format 84 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 that use Crystal Reports 9. a PeopleTools-only upgrade Depending on the Crystal Report execution environment that you use with PeopleTools 8.50 September.” Crystal Reports Execution Environments Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues When you upgrade to Crystal Reports 2008. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. a PeopleTools-only upgrade.50 and your current Crystal Report execution environment.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. to ensure compatibility.1 that use Crystal 9. you have different considerations.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8.rpt format and you cannot open them using any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9. you must correct the report before you can run it successfully. For example. In addition.50 Installation <for your database platform>: “Installing and Configuring Software for Crystal Reports. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. which picks up any errors—such as missing fields—in the report. your pre-PeopleTools 8. For example. If you are upgrading from a previous version of PeopleTools. if you open a Crystal Reports 2008 report in Crystal Reports 9.” Converting Crystal Reports.

and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. which is used to build Essbase cubes.1. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11. including Essbase.1. All rights reserved. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions.1. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates.1 API. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures.1 Upgrade. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata.1. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. 85 .1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50.1. Delete and rename Essbase objects. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. Run the cube creation batch process. Essbase Cube Buider.1.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1. you need to upgrade.1. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface.1. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Essbase Cube Builder Essbase Cube Builder is an ETL (extract-transform and load) application which enables you to use PeopleSoft Query and PeopleSoft Trees to build Essbase applications and OLAP databases. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Add and maintain Essbase outlines. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1 is supported. Copyright © 2009. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines.1.1. Note. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. Aggregate Storage.50 September.

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

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

Search for available queries. Add the cube data query or queries. You can supply one or more queries to fill the cube.PeopleTools 8. Map columns from data extraction queries to dimensions. and unmap previously mapped columns. Remove dimensions from the current outline. Select dimensions to add to the current outline. . View the current prompt values for a query and change them if necessary. Oracle and/or its affiliates. select a column from data extraction as the measure. All rights reserved. 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. This is an example of the Cube Outline page: Utilities Use the Essbase Utilities component (CUB_DIMDELETE) to maintain Essbase cubes: 88 Copyright © 2009.50 September.

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

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

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

All rights reserved.” Building Cube Instances. using the Detail Value List page. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Note.x are not supported. .PeopleTools 8.x and 9.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected.50 September. 92 Copyright © 2009.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8.3. 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. (Cognos 8. including future EFFDT data. “Building Cubes. 2009 Release Notes Note.

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

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

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

This enhancement enables the users of the Windows client of PS/nVision to: • • Have the flexibility of making report request either public or private. %PSHOME% is read-only and only an Administrator can add a new layout or modify existing layouts. This new nVisionDrill VSTO add-in enables you to use the web service capability when drilling from summarized to detailed nVision reports. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. report ID. Selecting Filter Criteria Options Ability to Define the Types of Report Requests nVision Designer recognizes the concept of public and private report requests.” Applying Filter Criteria. 96 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. the default location of INSTANCE directory is changed from %PSHOME%\NVISION\INSTANCE to %PS_SERVDIR%\NVISION\INSTANCE. 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. These parameters are stored as records in a new table called Query Parameters.cfg). You can relocate these two directories outside of PSHOME if all users need the write access to these directories. Setting Query Prompts Default Configuration under %PSHOME% In the Process Scheduler Configuration file (psprcs. “Running PS/nVision Reports on the Web. only the web-based version honors the public or private report requests security. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision. Drilling Down PS/nVision Reports Using Web Services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in) In addition to the current DrillToPIA add-in.50 September. The report layout and drilldown layouts are located under %PSHOME%. and these records are identified by the Query name. %PSHOME%\NVISION\LAYOUT and %PSHOME%\NVISION\LAYOUT\DRILLDN.” Setting Up Report Requests.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and Business Unit as a primary key. Define whether to share the report with other users. . All rights reserved. Currently. for example. DrillToPIA and nVisionDrill VSTO add-ins do not coexist. Note. you can also perform nVision drilldown using the nVisionDrill VSTO add-in (Visual Studio tools for Microsoft Office SE Runtime). You can use only one add-in at a time. “Creating Matrix Layouts. where you are able to add all the required parameters for queries in that given report.

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

PeopleTools 8. you are prompted for selecting the tree for the specified field and its node list. While scheduling these queries. which you can click to access other browsers. Oracle and/or its affiliates. When you build a query using Query Manager. All rights reserved. After the successful selection of values for the In Tree prompts. the new browser is either a PIA page. or an URL of your choice.” Drilling URL in PeopleSoft Query Schedule Query with In Tree Prompt You can schedule queries that have In Tree prompts using the Schedule Query component or using the Schedule links in the Query Manager and Query Viewer.cfg file specifies the location of temp files that are created by the Query to Excel execution. When you execute this query through Query Manager or Query Viewer. you can define drilling URLs that are associated with this query.” Scheduling Queries. “Modifying. Schedule Query with Tree Prompt Temp Files of the Query-to-Excel The CacheBaseDir= setting in the psappsrv. or even an external link. 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. other prompts are available for your input. 98 Copyright © 2009.50 September. the query results page shows results as links. If the CacheBaseDir is not set in the psappsrv. Depending on how drilling URLs are defined.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. criteria. Scheduling.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. “Modifying. Scheduling. and all these settings are saved into database with prompt. all temp files are located under %PS_SERVDIR%. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. portal object. These queries can either be saved and used in the future or can be scheduled and run immediately by clicking the Run button. Submitting Process Requests. “Defining Selection Criteria.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. page. and Organizing Queries. Those temp files are removed automatically after the run. . and Organizing Queries.” Scheduling Queries.cfg file. component. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. or another query result page. Selecting Process Requests Drilling URL in PSQUERY Drilling URLs are the URLs that you define by selecting the menu. Changes are also made to the System Process Request page for scheduling Application Engine programs. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and other metadata for this query.

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 system. names cannot start with “xml. the system displays the message type as part of the search results. during the PeopleTools upgrade process the system automatically attempts to convert WSDL and schema metadata into managed objects. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.50 September. when you search for a message in the Messages component. “Managing Messages.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” 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. Understanding Managing Messages. Record aliases.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” digits or special characters: • • • • Message names.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. you can convert it in the PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. The Type dropdown list box appears on the Find an Existing Value tab and the Add a New Value tab in the Messages component. However. “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases. Message aliases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. if the system is unable to convert the copied or upgraded data. PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to convert the data to managed objects. In addition. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Naming Conventions for Message Metadata Message Searching and Viewing Message Type Displays in Message Search Results Beginning with this release. 2009 Converting WSDL and Schema to Managed Objects After you copy WSDL and schema from earlier releases. “Managing Messages”. 105 . Field aliases.” Converting WSDL Documents and Message Schemas to Managed Objects Messages This section describes enhancements for managing messages. Naming Conventions of Message Metadata The following information was added to PeopleBooks for clarification When naming the following message metadata.

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

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

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Adding and Getting Container Messages Attributes Passing More Than One Row of Data on the Level 0 Records Beginning with this release you can pass more than one row of data on the Level 0 records in container messages. without adding the information to the message definition. Next you use PeopleCode to populate the attribute values using the IBInfo object. At runtime the attributes appear at the root level of the generated XML. “Managing Messages. At runtime. and required flag in the container message definition in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. 109 . “Message Classes. Distinguishing Blank from Zero in Rowset-Based Message Parts Obtaining the Size of Rowset Parts within a Container Message You can now use the Size property of the Message object to obtain the actual size of the rowset message parts within a container message. “Managing Messages. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.Message Definitions page is no longer read-only when a container message is defined with multiple rowset-based part messages. PeopleSoft Integration Broker validates the attribute values against the lengths you defined in the container message definition. 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.50 September. As a result.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. length. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages. This information appears in generated container message schema. Understanding Including Level 0 Rows for Message Parts in Container Messages Copyright © 2009.” 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.” Managing Container Messages.” Managing Container Messages. To add attributes to a container message. Oracle and/or its affiliates. PeopleSoft provides a number of IBInfo object methods to get attributes from container messages. All rights reserved. you first define the attribute name. the Maximum Occurs field on the Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Managing Message Parts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Step 2: Select Service Operations WSDL Documents This section describes enhancements for working with and managing WSDL documents in PeopleSoft Integration Broker. All of the service operations that appear in the Operations Assigned to Queue box are hyperlinked. you can now choose to use the service name alias rather than the service name in WSDL you generate. 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.” Providing Services. Understanding Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Service. “Managing Service Operation Queues. Linking to Service Operations from the Queue Component On the Queue Definitions page. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. but no WSDL exists in the database. 122 Copyright © 2009.50 September.PeopleTools 8. that limitation has been removed. Effective with this release.” Adding a Queue Definition Web Services This section describes enhancements for working with and managing web services.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Click a service operation name to access the definition for the service operation. “Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Services.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker Administrations. . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. 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. 2009 Release Notes Service Operation Queues This section describes service operation queue enhancements. “Providing Services. 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 rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Using Service Name Aliases in Provided WSDL When you use the Provide Web Service wizard.

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

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

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

Encrypts the message body only.WSA_ReplyTo See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. (Default) Encrypts the message header only See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes The Nodes . When using the Consume Services wizard. 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.WS Security page (IB_NODESECURITY) features an Encrypt Level dropdown list that contains the following values: • • • All. you can dynamically override the URL using the IBInfo object property WSA_ReplyTo. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. Header. The security settings that you can override are the same as those that appear on the Nodes-WS Security page.50 September. and web transactions. All rights reserved. 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.IBINFO. 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. This option encrypts the entire message including the message header and body. Oracle and/or its affiliates. schemas. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. .” Implementing WS-Security.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. PeopleBooks documents the action to take to implement WS Security on consumed services depending on which of these nodes you are using. When providing asynchronous request/responses.PeopleTools 8.” Implementing Web Services Security.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. as it is the URL used for all WSDL. Implementing WS-Security for Outbound Integrations (Username and SAML Tokens). For example: &MSG. The URL specified on this page is typically not secure.” Implementing Web Services Security. 126 Copyright © 2009.

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. If serial recycling is disabled. All rights reserved.cfg file to enable and disable this feature. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Managing Pub/Sub Handler Processing Performance Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor This section describes enhancements to the Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. or so it can run other processes. The Master/Slave Load Balance page features a Master Processing Status dropdown list box where you set the processing status for the master domain.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 2009 Release Notes Implementing Deferred Master Domain Processing PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to defer request processing on master domain to slave domains that are available for processing. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. .cfg file to specify that the system recycle pub/sub process handlers when memory has grown by a percent value that you specify. You use the Serial Recycle parameter in the psappsrv.” 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. The system checks to see if the percentage criterion is met after processing a specified number of requests.PeopleTools 8. Message System Performance Statistics The messaging system performance statistics pages in the Service Operations Monitor have been redesigned for this release. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. By default the serial recycling of pub/sub process handlers is enabled.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. the system recycles process handlers (within a group) on a serial basis–one after another–to allow processing to continue uninterrupted.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. By default the Percentage of Memory Growth parameter is disabled. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. which can cause throughput to come to a standstill. You use the Percentage of Memory Growth parameter in the psappsrv. 130 Copyright © 2009. all pub/sub process handlers recycle at once.” 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 following graphic shows a sample of statistics that display for outbound synchronous transactions in the messaging system. 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. The Averages and Analysis page for outbound asynchronous transactions You can click any of the links to view more detailed statistics in bar chart format.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. 131 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. Averages and Analysis page for outbound synchronous transactions. All rights reserved. For example. the following example shows the statistics that display if you click the link under the Gateway icon: Copyright © 2009.

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

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

“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. The user-interface for building and populating rowset-based messages from within these utilities is identical to that used in the Messages component for creating and modifying rowset-based messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. The encoding options you can select are UTF-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.PeopleTools 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009. and non-Unicode.50 September. .50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. Oracle and/or its affiliates. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file. All rights reserved. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. 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. UTF-16. This field appears in the following utilities: • • • Handler Tester Utility Service Operation Tester Utility Schema Tester Utility When uploading an XML file for use with one of these utilities. 2009 Release Notes Canceling Future-Dated Publications in Hold Status You can now cancel future-dated publciations that are in Hold status in the Service Operations Monitor. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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). 137 . All rights reserved. “Using the Generate SOAP Template Utility” Copyright © 2009. you can also view any response associated with the service operation.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Testing Utilities and Tools. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

50 September.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory. “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. . 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16.536 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Translated elements include labels. 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. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65.xls ExcelToCI2007. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6.576 1. 385 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xls ExcelToCI.048.536 1. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.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. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. You can download this software from the Microsoft website.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Oracle and/or its affiliates. headers and strings. 140 Copyright © 2009. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. at which time the agent will be in a busy state and not available to accept new tasks. . All rights reserved.” Viewing Log Files MultiChannel Framework This section describes the new features and changes for MultiChannel Framework.” The wrap-up mode allows the agent to enter comments related to the chat. It enables you to configure the presence of the CTI mini console in the popup window. chat and generic tasks.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. “Diagnosing and Resolving Errors. Debug Tracer Enhancement Debug Tracer performance has been improved to use significantly less resources on the client machine. 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. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. SSL Support for Email SSL support for IMAP was added to the MCF Email Channel. This wrap-up mode enhancement applies to the “Third-Party Configuration” on MultiChannel Framework. 142 Copyright © 2009. 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. 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.

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

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

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

When the step completes. The Production database orientation is valid for the following step types: • ApplicationEngine 146 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. steps may need to be run against your Production database. In some cases.50 a new database type. All rights reserved. the ProcessScheduler step runs the specified program on the specified server definition. Depending on the operating system (UNIX or Windows) the system either FTPs or executes a File Copy. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Defining An Upgrade Environment Process Scheduler Server At run time. upgrade steps could be run against the following databases defined in your upgrade environment: • • • Source Target Copy of Current Demo With PeopleTools 8. Configuring Change Assistant for Upgrades. you can view log information from within Change Assistant using the View Log window. has been added to define within your upgrade environment. Production. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Configuring the Upgrade Environment” Additional Database Definition Available In previous releases. .50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant.PeopleTools 8.

it may be necessary to modify a generated Change Assistant template. for some reason. This enables you to incorporate any manual changes you’ve added to the existing Change Assistant template.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.” Configuring the Upgrade Environment Exporting Change Assistant Templates In previous releases. In PeopleTools 8.50.50 September. you now have the option to merge the new template associated with an updated change package with an existing template. Copyright © 2009. with PeopleTools 8. However. All rights reserved. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. On the Create Change Package dialog. when exporting Change Assistant templates. all properties and values are exported to the XML file. the system overwrote or ignored any manual modifications you made to the Change Assistant template. 147 .” Exporting Templates Retaining Manual Modifications to Change Assistant Templates In some occasions. only the template and step properties with non-default values were exported. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you regenerated the change package in Application Designer. That is. regardless of whether the property value differs from the default value.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. 2009 • • • • • DataMoverUser DataMoverBootstrap ManualStop SQLCommand SQRReport See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Configuring Change Assistant for Upgrades.50. to ensure consistency with shared and cloned templates. 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. For example.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. This applies to templates delivered by PeopleSoft as well as those created with your own change packages.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. when you regenerated the change package. when you modified a Change Assistant template. that manual change did not persist if. you might decide to modify the template to add a manual step to the apply process. “Applying Updates.

exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. “Working with Change Packages. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. When performing an upgrade or update. .” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes The Merge Existing Template option enables you to navigate to an existing Change Assistant template and merge any modifications present in the existing template that are not present in the new template. this manual process has been automated. All rights reserved. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.47 and earlier.48 and beyond. Oracle and/or its affiliates. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8.48. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly.48 versions of PeopleTools. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside.50 September.PeopleTools 8.48 versions of PeopleTools. In PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies.50 September.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. such as greater than. using the associated operator field. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8. and ‘in’.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009. You can express ranges of releases. less than.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases. In PeopleTools 8.50. . a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Typically. 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.

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

2009 Release Notes Change Assistant job opened after clicking Review and Apply See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Compare Report Improvements These enhancements have been made to Application Designer’s compare features: • • Command line option to filter report output. Database name appears in report output. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8.50 September. 154 Copyright © 2009. . Oracle and/or its affiliates.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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. It applies only to steps intended to run in DB2 UDB environments.

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

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

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

50 General Availability. 158 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Change to Document Posted original version for Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. . Please make a note of these changes if you have downloaded previous versions.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Date September 18. 2009 Release Notes Document Change History This section describes the changes made to this document after the initial posting.50 September.

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