Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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September 2009

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. 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. All rights reserved.1) 2 Copyright © 2009. 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.50 September. . Prerelease notes are published before a release. 2009 Release Notes • • How will an upgrade or new implementation affect other systems? How will these changes affect the organization? After the project team has reviewed and analyzed the prerelease notes. Oracle and/or its affiliates. describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans. you can find additional information on Oracle Technology Network and My Oracle Support.PeopleTools 8. Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release.

50 are: • • • • • Related content Improved integration technology Greater end-user productivity Supported platforms . and increase cost effectiveness. and integrated related content.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. as well as improve the end user’s experience. PeopleTools 8. Key areas of investment include: • • • Extending the PeopleSoft service-enabled architecture. provide additional technology options and enhancements that reduce ongoing operating costs. Lowering your total cost of ownership. Improving the user experience. run your business more efficiently.PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 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. The value of PeopleTools 8.50 release continues Oracle’s commitment to protect and extend the value of your PeopleSoft implementation. we added features that will simplify the integration of your heterogeneous environments.50 Value Proposition The PeopleTools 8. In sum. Key areas and features of PeopleTools 8. page performance. improve the end user’s experience.

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

1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5. All rights reserved. Platform Operating System AIX 6. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6.1 2 Copyright © 2009. 11. 1.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.9.1 IBM z/OS 1.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.PeopleTools 8.50 September.1 IBM Informix 9. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.6.1. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support. 9.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1. .10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5. Oracle and/or its affiliates.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. JRE Support.5 IBM Informix 11. 1.

0. 2. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.5. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 3 .0.1) Copyright © 2009.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.x.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.1. 3. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6. Always refer to Doc ID 747587.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.1 Added Verity 6.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.Main Page (Doc ID 764222. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .4 Browser Firefox 3.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.1). 3. 8 Safari 3. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 Internet Explorer 7.4.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .2.2.5.1.

9 or 9. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. This includes applications servers.50. If you run DB2 databases.50. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. 2009 Release Notes Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent The PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent is being deprecated as of June 5.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. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. Note. . GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. 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. Data Mover. 4 Copyright © 2009.0). Otherwise. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. and so on. For example. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. Process Scheduler servers. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option.8.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade.6x and still be in a supported environment. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. The exact version depends on your operating system.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.50 September. 8. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. Note.49 or 8. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support.6x with your PeopleTools installation. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. 2009.

50 September.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8.50 Integration with BOE XI 3.50 release date. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2009. AIX.1 on other certified platforms (Windows.50.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification. In the interim. Linux.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. 2009 JRE 1. or Solaris). Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8. 5 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. you can install BOE XI 3. PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.4x or JRE 1.

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

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

as part of VC++ 2005. The installation files for Verity are part of the PeopleSoft PeopleTools files that you download from Oracle E-Delivery. . The following environment settings must now be set explicitly using the . the executables may not work and you may receive error messages. you can update the Windows machine’s CRT files by running vcredist_x86. In PeopleTools 8.profile file in user's home directory.exe manually: 1. Running the separate Verity integration installation is a mandatory step after you have installed the PeopleTools software into PS_HOME. All rights reserved. if you are running PeopleTools executables from a machine on which the PeopleSoft installer did not run. Oracle and/or its affiliates. If you encounter these errors.exe manually. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.sh.50 is developed using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005. Run vcredist_x86. the update does not take place during the install program run. changed the way applications use and ship the required C Run Time (CRT) files. Detailed information and step-by-step procedures are included in your PeopleTools installation documentation. 8 Copyright © 2009. the install programs automatically update the machine performing the installation. If. These required files must now be installed onto each machine that will run PeopleTools 8. the installation of Verity software has been decoupled from the PeopleTools installation. was installed automatically when you installed the PeopleTools software. To run vcredist_x86. 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. During your PeopleTools installation.50 Programs.sh Tuxedo environment settings are no longer included in psconfig. 2. Go to PS_HOME\setup\vcredist. Verity Installation In previous releases. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Running on Windows PeopleTools 8. Likewise. Microsoft.PeopleTools 8.exe.50 September. you will not be able to launch PeopleTools client or server executables on that machine and may receive errors. Verity. the software used for PeopleSoft Search.50.50 Installation for <your platform> Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. for some reason.

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

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

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

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

configuration. Copyright © 2009. The Type-3 configuration. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the application server domain acts as a ‘client’ submitting requests to the ‘server’ (the remote search domain).50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. 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. involves the use of a remote search server domain handling the search requests from application server domains. The feature enables system administrators to take full advantage of PeopleSoft search capabilities even when native support for search features are not available for the operating system on which their application server domains are installed. All rights reserved. “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. PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu The PSADMIN menu PeopleSoft Search Domain Administration now contains these menu options: • • Edit configuration/log files menu option. just as application server and Process Scheduler server domains in previous releases. similar to the tmadmin command line. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” HP Itanium Support HP Itanium is now supported as a Type-1 search server. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. With PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. bringing efficiency to administration. “Setting up Failover Search Domains” Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations In previous releases.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Itanium search server support was limited to specific configuration types. This is the equivalent option that appears on the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu for the application server. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. search server configuration. 13 . Domain Gateway TUXEDO command line option. In this scenario. Provides dmadmin Tuxedo command line options specific to the domain gateway. and usage. only select operating systems could host the PSSRCHSRV process in the Type-3. There is also the added benefit of a centralized solution for search facilities. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3). Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes.

to meet increasing demand.PeopleTools 8. the same as application servers and Process Scheduler servers in previous releases. spawning is now disabled. spawning was enabled by default.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes PSADMIN – Windows service configuration See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. In previous releases.50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration 14 Copyright © 2009. . these changes appear in the PSSRCH.CFG and PSADMIN for search servers: • • Add To Path now appears in the [Domain Settings] section. Using PSADMIN Menus. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service” Search Server Configuration File Changes For PeopleTools 8. you will notice the following changes to PSADMIN: • • • • • Spawning Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors JavaVM Options Spawning By default.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Spawning refers to the configuration option to enable a domain to start additional server processes. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. All rights reserved. A [Search Indexes] section now appears for specifying custom index locations for search servers. such as PSAPPSRV. “Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes” PSADMIN In PeopleTools 8.

the configuration file is PSWINSRV.50.50 September. medium. PSAESRV. PSQRYSRV.CFG and PSPRCS. you can now include custom Java options per server process.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.000.CFG. large. All rights reserved. “Using PSADMIN Menus. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements. This applies to any server process.CFG. However.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process. developer) has changed. In previous releases. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8. by default. Copyright © 2009. The default value is 1024 cursors.CFG configuration files. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64.50: 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. 15 . and so on. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8. In PeopleTools 8. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV.50. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. In previous releases. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. such as PSAPPSRV.

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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which runs when you select Parallel LoadCache on the Process Request page after clicking Run on the Load Application Server Cache page. The LOADCACHE program is in place in PeopleTools 8. cause instances of other objects to be loaded as well.50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration Copyright © 2009. system administrators ran an Application Engine program named LOADCACHE. 2009 Serial cache loading refers to the existing process for loading shared cache. See Also Enterprise 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. 19 . when loading the shared cache for application server domains. Parallel cache loading splits the work of the LOADCACHE program into two separate Application Engine programs that run simultaneously within the PSJob PLCACHE. when loaded into cache. The LOADCACHE program. sequentially. In previous releases.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. Parallel cache loading refers to a new option intended to reduce the time required to build a shared cache. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and it runs if you choose Serial LoadCache on the Process Request page after clicking Run on the Load Application Server Cache page. Loads all the cacheable objects that are dependent on other cached objects. Objects that are dependent on other cached objects are those objects that. adds each applicable cache object to the shared cache. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 Jolt Failover String psserver=<host>:<port>#wt[failover servers] psserver=<host>:<port>#wt{failover servers} Note.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.properties file.” Web Server Timeouts Jolt This section describes changes made to Oracle Jolt. has changed slightly in PeopleTools 8. Jolt Session Pooling In previous releases.” Configuring Jolt Session Pooling Signon Trace Link The wording of the signon trace link has changed. click here. For PeopleTools 8. to be compatible with both IPV4 and IPV6 specifications. { }. Jolt session pooling was set per servlet in the web. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.properties file. 33 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. PeopleTools Release 8.” Working with Jolt Configuration Options. the link now appears as: Set Trace Flags In previous releases it read: To set trace flags. The above IPV6 compatibility applies to Jolt only. failover servers appeared within angled brackets. Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50. All rights reserved.properties file: joltPooling=true See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. including: • • Jolt Failover String Jolt Session Pooling Jolt Failover String The syntax of the Jolt failover string.50. you set Jolt session pooling at the site level in the configuration. In PeopleTools 8. [ ]. If you enable the signon trace link to appear on the signon page using the Show Trace Link at Signon web profile property. “Appendix: PeopleSoft Timeout Settings.50 September. specified in the psserver property in the configuration.50.49 8. A new property has been added to the configuration.xml file. In previous releases. the failover servers appear within curly brackets.

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

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

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

Style sheet modifications. 2009 User Interface This section provides an overview of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) and the changes to the graphical user interface. AJAX uses asynchronous data transfer (HTTP requests) between the browser and the web server. faster. which is grayed out while the prompt page is active. Favorites menu enhancements. Modal grids and long edit boxes. including: • • • • • • • • • • Partial page refreshes. you can: • Resize the page. Copyright © 2009.50 September. Modal prompt pages and modal alert dialog boxes.0 technology that enables better. You continue to work uninterrupted during the process. With a partial page refresh. Menu navigation. much of the communication with the server occurs in the background. Any server trips triggered by PeopleCode functions such as FieldChange and FieldEdit for related display fields do not redraw the entire page. faster and more user-friendly. the refresh updates only the changed fields. The AJAX technology makes Internet applications smaller. When working with these pages. Processing icon changes Search page enhancements. Because of AJAX technology. 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.50 has incorporated the use of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX). All rights reserved. Asynchronous JavaScript and XML PeopleTools 8. allowing web pages to request small bits of information from the server instead of whole pages. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Partial Page Refreshes PeopleSoft applications use Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) technology to limit server trips and perform partial page refreshes. the browser refreshes the entire page only when the user navigates to a new page. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) based tabs. and more interactive PeopleSoft applications. Floating drop-down navigation. which is a web 2. 37 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

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

as a Security Administrator you can create a generic Employee user profile on the Copy User Profile page and save it as a favorite. For example. 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. Favorites Menu Enhancements The Favorites menu has been enhanced to include a Most Recently Used (MRU) list. . you can navigate directly to this profile within the Favorites menu and quickly create a new employee. All rights reserved. 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.50 September. 40 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The Favorites menu also includes the primary key as part of any Favorite that you save. You must run the Build Registry Search Index process to populate the search. When new employees are hired.PeopleTools 8.

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

the Search Results grid displays the total number of results above the search results.50 September. If the search retrieves more than the maximum number of listings. 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. you can determine the number of entries that the search can return. The maximum value and the default value are set in the Search Settings on the PeopleTools Options page. you can set the number of entries that the search returns to any value less than the maximum. The new processing icon looks like this: The confirmed save icon looks like this: Search Page Enhancements Search pages now include a Maximum number of rows to return field. .PeopleTools 8. 42 Copyright © 2009. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. When you perform a search using a transaction search page. All rights reserved.

Cascading style sheets (CSS) have the advantage of layering background images which enables them to slide over each other. The images can be thought of as the sliding doors that complete one doorway.50 will be unaffected by the SWAN style sheet. You can change the background colors of folder tabs and grid tabs. Keep in mind that background images only show in the available doorway of the element to which they are applied (content area + padding). as it won’t be the default style sheet for the PeopleTools interface.1 and later. The visible portions of these background images fit together inside the doorway to form a tab-like shape. All rights reserved. To change the background colors of tabs. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Style Sheet Modification There are two new style sheets for Peopletools 8. Copyright © 2009. The default style sheet and the SWAN style sheet contain CSS tabs. sleek look and feel. it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how tab definitions are built and stored in the database. The two images are anchored to the outside corners of their respective elements. Customers upgrading to PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The doors slide together and overlap more to fill a narrow space. 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. the PeopleSoft applications use the sliding door technique for tabs. To provide a greater number of tabs and simpler user-level configuration. Another style sheet. has an updated look and feel and matches Oracle corporate application standards.50 September. PSSTYLEDEF has been updated to have a more contemporary. or slide apart and overlap less to fill a wider space. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN. However. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN is the default style sheet for PeopleSoft application releases 9.50. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Based Tabs Page tabs are now set with cascading style sheets (CSS). 43 .

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

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

PeopleTools 8. you can enable horizontal and vertical scroll bars. the user can find the string in all tabs of the grid. You can specify the grid layout style at the system level (PeopleTools Options page) and at the individual grid level. If the string is found. making it the active tab. press SHIFT+ UP ARROW to move one cell up. you can designate the number of rows to appear in the scrollable area.50 September. If grid scroll bars are present. which appear within the grid control and enable you to scroll through data within the grid. In scrollable layout. In scrollable grid layout. When using these methods to navigate. In scrollable grid layout. sort indicator icons appear to the left of the column heading label. Grid scroll bars and grid tabs can be configured to work together or separately. the cursor will move to fields within the grid. The scrollable grid layout offers several functional differences from the original grid layout. frozen columns and column headers are stationary when you scroll through grid data. Note. you can change the sort order of a grid column directly on the transaction page by clicking the column header. the page brings the tab where the field and value are into view. If grid tabs are present. In scrollable grid layout. . All rights reserved. the cursor will cause the grid to scroll as it moves through rows. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Press SHIFT+ RIGHT ARROW to move one cell to the right. For example. In the scrollable grid layout. thus other data on the page stays in view. The search looks through all rows in the buffer. application developers can enable a scrollable grid layout. 46 Copyright © 2009. 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. You can configure a scrollable grid to display the horizontal and vertical scroll bars independently of one another. 2009 Release Notes • • • Drop-Down List Image Long Edit Box Scrollable Grid Layout (Grid Enhancements) In addition to the current grid functionality. You can scroll data within the grid without having use the browser scroll bar. In the scrollable grid layout.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

• ReportDefn class. “Java Class.50. Publish method. rather than a single email address. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. 63 .50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method.50 September. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. "". All rights reserved. 4.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. The 8. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. SetItemFolder method.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. This method now validates a comma.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 3.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Size property. • RowsetCache class. 5. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published. This method now takes an optional language parameter. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter. Save method. ValidateAddress method.50.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property.50. 2. SetEmailOption method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).50. and SetOutputOption method. Therefore. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message. In PeopleTools 8. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. The 8. 1.

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

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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 © 2009.50 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. 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 71 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

50 September. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. the filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added. “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 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. you can select a From and To date for viewing.” 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. 2009 Release Notes Increase Process Instance and Report IDs The Content ID fields (CONTENTID field) have increased to 12 integer positions (999999999999). the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role. Using the Date Range filter. If a role is removed from a user profile.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. . Using Process Monitor. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using Report Manager.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.PeopleTools 8. Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages. the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

as well as the default value.“ Defining Global Properties 78 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Connected Query Data Source Connected Query has been added as a data source. Global Properties Settings A new page has been added to define global properties. “Setting Up XML Publisher. XML sample data can be system generated for a Connected Query data source. The data source must be created before you can use it in a report definition.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . the properties will be displayed. Use the prompt column to select a new value for the property. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. Global properties are shared by all reports and override the xdo engine default property values.

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

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

2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. 81 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases.1 upgrade. Local directory of crw32. Crystal Reports execution environments. Oracle and/or its affiliates.0\Crystal Reports\Database\.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12.exe The local directory of crw32. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Working with Multiple Languages. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. Crystal Reports concepts.50 September. For example.1 is supported.50.exe. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12. you need to upgrade. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Note. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment.0\win32_x86.

.50 September.dlls in previous releases.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. Report execution components. All rights reserved. The following diagram illustrates. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes Crystal Reports 2008 Runtime Environment Crystal Reports 2008 Runtime Environment replaces Crystal Reports Runtime .

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

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

Add and maintain Essbase dimensions.1 API. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates.1. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions.1.1 Upgrade. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Essbase Cube Builder Essbase Cube Builder is an ETL (extract-transform and load) application which enables you to use PeopleSoft Query and PeopleSoft Trees to build Essbase applications and OLAP databases. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Essbase Cube Buider. including Essbase. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.1. Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder.1.1. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11. Note. 85 . Run the cube creation batch process.1. Add and maintain Essbase outlines.1. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Aggregate Storage.1. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine.1. you need to upgrade.1 is supported. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. Delete and rename Essbase objects.50.50 September. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. which is used to build Essbase cubes. 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. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8.

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

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

Search for available queries. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and unmap previously mapped columns. Remove dimensions from the current outline. 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. View the current prompt values for a query and change them if necessary. Map columns from data extraction queries to dimensions. . Select dimensions to add 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. You can supply one or more queries to fill the cube. select a column from data extraction as the measure.PeopleTools 8.50 September. Add the cube data query or queries.

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

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

Cube Instances) page now features: • • • A Cognos Binaries section that enables you to override the registry locations (of PowerPlay. A Logon Password field that enables you to configure Cognos Enterprise Server in cube instance definition with passwords besides blank passwords. 2009 Dynamic Dimension Templates Use the Dynamic Dimension Templates page to create Essbase dynamic dimension templates: See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and Enterprise server) where the binaries folders are located. Define the prefix that is applied to each record and field definition created by PeopleSoft Cube Manager. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.x.50 September. Cube Builder.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager PeopleTools 8. Transformer. 91 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 continues supporting Cognos PowerPlay 7. This example shows the new PowerPlay Options page: Copyright © 2009. Cube Manager. The PowerPlay Options (under PeopleTools.

including future EFFDT data. 92 Copyright © 2009. (Cognos 8.x and 9. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT. Note.50.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. “Building Cubes.” Building Cube Instances. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8. using the Detail Value List page. 2009 Release Notes Note.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.3.x are not supported. 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. . Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 September. “Managing Messages. 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. As a result. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and required flag in the container message definition in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Messages. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. without adding the information to the message definition. “Message Classes.” Managing Container Messages.Message Definitions page is no longer read-only when a container message is defined with multiple rowset-based part messages.” Managing Message Parts. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. At runtime.” 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. 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. Next you use PeopleCode to populate the attribute values using the IBInfo object. 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. To add attributes to a container message. All rights reserved. length. 109 . At runtime the attributes appear at the root level of the generated XML. “Managing Messages. PeopleSoft provides a number of IBInfo object methods to get attributes from container messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. This information appears in generated container message schema.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. the Maximum Occurs field on the Messages. you first define the attribute name. PeopleSoft Integration Broker validates the attribute values against the lengths you defined in the container message definition.” Managing Container Messages. Understanding Including Level 0 Rows for Message Parts in Container Messages Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.

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

Excluding Descriptions in Message Schemas Namespace and Schema Generation for Rowset Based Messages When schema is generated for rowset-based messages. The Messages-Message Definition page features a Suppress Empty XML Tags check box. by default the system uses the namespace value defined on the Service Configuration page. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. When you select this box.” Generating XML Message Schemas for Rowset-Based Messages. When working with rowset-based messages a new Include Namespace field appears on the Messages – Message Definitions page. “Managing Messages. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. If this box is not selected. The Messages-Message Definitions page features a Single Level 0 Row checkbox. 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. “Managing Messages. When you check the box and save the page.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Beginning with this release you can override the default value and enter a different value. Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides an option where you can exclude descriptions in generated message schemas to that sensitive information is not exposed in generated schema.” Generating XML Message Schemas for Rowset-Based Messages.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 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. 111 . When you select this box.50 September. then the system includes all level 0 rows in the message in the generated schema. “Managing Messages. where you can enter a namespace value. a Namespace field appears on the Messages – Schema page. Generating XML Message Schemas for Rowset-Based Messages. Oracle and/or its affiliates. By default the Single Level 0 Row checkbox is not selected.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. The Messages–Message Definitions page features an Exclude Descriptions in Schema box that enables you to suppress descriptions in 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. message schema generated for the message will not include any XML tags that contain empty or Null values. All rights reserved. PeopleSoft Integration Broker includes a single level 0 row in the XML message schema.

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

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides a data tree structure.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50.” Adding Routing Definitions. any-to-local routing definitions are read-only with the exception of the external alias name and transform information. Enterprise PeopleTools 8. to add a data structure to define the message content.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. like that in the Messages component. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides an optional transaction rollback feature that enables you to rollback the database to the pre-bulk insert state if needed. thereby allowing non-PeopleSoft data to map to the records and fields in the database.” Managing System-Generated Routing Definitions. has been added to identify situations where you have moved a Bulk Load Handler object via project copy. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Integration Broker Integrity Service Operation Routings This section describes enhancements for working with and managing routings. “Managing Routing Definitions. “Managing Routing Definitions. All rights reserved. PeopleSoft Integration Broker automatically generates a local-to-Atom routing definition for a service operation when the service operation is published as a feed. if you do not enter a description in the Description field. Adding a Routing Definition Any-to-Local Routings Definitions are Read-Only Beginning with PeopleTools 8. IBRK-24 – IB DMS Handler Referencing Invalid Message. “Ensuring Data Integrity. 116 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Routing Description On the Routings – Routings Definition page. but did not include the associated message objects. See Also. In addition. .PeopleTools 8. Initiating System-Generated Routing Definitions Routing Status Box Changes The Routing Status box that appears on the Service Operations – General page now indicates if a local-to-Atom routing definition exists for a service operation.” Implementing Handlers Using Bulk Load Processing New System Audit Query to Identify Bulk Load Handlers Referencing Invalid Message Objects A new system audit query. 2009 Release Notes When working with nonrowset-based messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the value defaults to the name of the service operation associated with the routing definition upon save.

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

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

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

“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. Check the box for the system to send the response to the consumer compressed. You can click the OK button to return to other items to activate. and displays the following message: Message indicating that the service operation has been activated for the routing definition.” Creating Routing Definitions. .” Creating Routing Definitions. Oracle and/or its affiliates. activates it. Note that you must compress the response before sending. All rights reserved. Check the box to return to the consumer any schema parser errors that occur during processing.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Viewing Routing Definitions in Graphical Format Creating Routing Definitions for Non-Default Service Operations You can now create routing definitions for non-default service operations using the Routings component.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. using PeopleCode or by setting the Min Message Size Compression parameter in PSADMIN. The system returns the errors within the default message CDATA tag. 2009 Release Notes Click a link in the Actions column to resolve an issue. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. As an example. This functionality is used in conjunction with the feeds enhancement. if you click the Activate Operation Version link in the previous example. “Managing Routing Definitions. the system locates the inactive service operation associated with the routing definition. 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. “Managing Routing Definitions.PeopleTools 8. The system activates the associated metadata and displays a message when the issue is resolved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 120 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

“Managing Routing Definitions. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In most cases duplicate external routing alias names are not desired for asynchronous routing definitions. Developers might use the name/value pairs data to add to XML.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. As a result. which denote data contained in transformations defined for the routing. “Managing Routing Definitions.version defined on the service operation for WSDL.version on the output of the transformation for WSDL.” Creating Routing Definitions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. the system uses the request or response message.version are not defined on the transform.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Managing Service Operation Routing Definitions. If a transform is defined on the outbound response.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. In cases where the input message. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.version or output message. the system uses the input message.” Searching for Duplicate External Routing Aliases Copyright © 2009.version on the transform for the inbound request for WSDL. perform SELECT actions in tables. Once they know the name/value pairs in a transformation. so you may create unique alias names for each duplicate found. developers can extract the data from transformations using application classes. Defining General Routing Information Transformations on Any-to-Local Routing Definitions Transformations on any-to-local routing definitions are now permitted. 121 . “Managing Routing Definitions. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 features an Alias Name Reference page (IB_ALIASXREF_SEC) that displays duplicate external routing aliases that exist for a routing definition. and so on. Note that any-to-local routing definitions are read-only when WSDL has been exported. Defining Routing Properties Searching for Duplicate External Routing Aliases PeopleTools 8. then the system uses the message. This page enables you to identify duplicate external routing alias names. The page enables you to add user-defined name/value pairs to a routing definition.50 September.” Creating Routing Definitions. Defining Routing Parameters for Requests and Reponses Defining Routing Property Name/Value Pairs A Routing Properties page (IB_ROUTINGDEFNPROP) has been added to the Routings component.” Creating Routing Definitions. and so on. The exception is when you are using service operation mapping. 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. and you want one routing definition to invoke multiple service operations. If you define a transformation on an any-to-local routing definition. aliases. you cannot change the in/out message transformation. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

The URL specified on this page is typically not secure.IBINFO. . Body. you can dynamically override the URL using the IBInfo object property WSA_ReplyTo. The security settings that you can override are the same as those that appear on the Nodes-WS Security page. 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. as it is the URL used for all WSDL. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. (Default) Encrypts the message header only See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. When providing asynchronous request/responses. 2009 Release Notes The Nodes . PeopleBooks documents the action to take to implement WS Security on consumed services depending on which of these nodes you are using. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. Encrypts the message body only. Implementing WS-Security for Outbound Integrations (Username and SAML Tokens). Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and web transactions.” Implementing Web Services Security.WS Security page (IB_NODESECURITY) features an Encrypt Level dropdown list that contains the following values: • • • All. 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.PeopleTools 8. schemas. This option encrypts the entire message including the message header and body. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. 126 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.50 September.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Header. 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.WSA_ReplyTo See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Encrypting Outbound Messages Securing Responses in Asynchronous Request/Response Service Operations PeopleSoft Integration Broker sends responses for asynchronous request/response service operations to the URL set in the Target Location field in on the Service Configuration page.” Implementing Web Services Security. When using the Consume Services wizard.” Implementing WS-Security. For example: &MSG.

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

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

” 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In this situation you can configure the machines with the most process power to process the greater number of requests. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. Upon completion. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. As an example.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. they are imported and available on the slave domain. you can add or remove dispatcher queues from the slave domain as needed.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. When you create a template slave domain you import a domain configuration and save it as a template for the slave domain. 129 . After you import a domain configuration and save it as a slave domain. “Setting Up Domain Failover. where you may boot the template slave domain. a domain assigned a weighted value of 10 processes the greatest number of requests. To configure master-slave load balancing use the Master/Slave Load Balance page. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu appears. You import the domain configuration to use as a template slave using a new Import IB Master Configuration menu in PSADMIN. you might have a domain on machine that is also running the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. “Tuning Messaging System Performance.” Implementing Master-Slave Load Balancing Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. you could configure master-slave load balancing such that the machine that is running the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture processes fewer requests than other machines on which domains reside. configure the template slave domain or perform other administrative tasks.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. The import process merges the domain configuration with the new template slave domain and creates the new configuration and loads it on the application server.50 September. This process creates a static slave domain that uses all of the pub/sub processes and queue lists configured for the domain that you import. All rights reserved.” Understanding Domain Failover. You can import a configuration from an application domain or from a file. If dedicated servers are configured for the domain that you import. In this case. Oracle and/or its affiliates. A domain assigned a weighted value of 1 processes the fewest number of requests. The page enables you to assign a weight between1 and 10 to each domain to distribute request processing. Another example is a situation where the machines on which you are running domains have different processing capabilities due to the hardware installed in them.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. a user can search and discover all the feeds that are available. wikis and blogs. and maintain feed definitions of various types. Then with the delivered user interfaces. The user can also export all the feeds of their choice to an OPML file. Oracle and/or its affiliates. which can be imported into the feed reader of their choice. configure. My Feeds Using My Feeds pages. With the PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework. you can develop and publish feeds from any PeopleSoft or non-PeopleSoft data. 138 Copyright © 2009.50 September. Interfaces for end users to discover related feeds and search feed definitions. users can find and subscribe to your feeds. The feeds list is filtered based on security settings. and subscribe to the desired feeds. Then with the delivered user interfaces. • With the PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework. . All rights reserved. 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. Developing new feed data types. The Feed Publishing Framework provides: • • A set of APIs and code samples to assist application developers in creating new type of feeds and integrating them with existing features. Worklist Feeds The Worklist feed data type enables workflow administrators to expose worklists as feeds. to subscribe to these feeds. Unified interfaces for content owners and administrative users to create. Overview Feeds are popularized by websites like news. users can find and subscribe to your feeds. Integration Broker generic message feeds. worklist feeds. and Integration Broker generic message feeds. Worklist feeds Query feeds. such as query feeds.PeopleTools 8. and discusses: • • • • • My Feeds. 2009 Release Notes PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework This section provides and overview of the Feed Publishing Framework.

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

2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65. 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. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” 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.048.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. headers and strings. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Template Names The version of Microsoft Excel that you are using in conjunction with the Excel to CI utility determines the Excel to CI template that you must use.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.PeopleTools 8.50 September. 385 1. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. 140 Copyright © 2009. Translated elements include labels.536 1.576 1. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI.536 1.xls ExcelToCI2007. .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Oracle and/or its affiliates.xls ExcelToCI.

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

chat and generic tasks.50 September. 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. “Diagnosing and Resolving Errors. SSL Support for Email SSL support for IMAP was added to the MCF Email Channel. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” Viewing Log Files MultiChannel Framework This section describes the new features and changes for MultiChannel Framework. It enables you to configure the presence of the CTI mini console in the popup window. All rights reserved. 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 wrap-up mode allows the agent to enter comments related to the chat. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This wrap-up mode enhancement applies to the “Third-Party Configuration” on MultiChannel Framework. at which time the agent will be in a busy state and not available to accept new tasks. .PeopleTools 8. The “Agent-to-Agent” chat feature in 3rd party routing has been enhanced to allow an agent to forward a task to the same queue. Debug Tracer Enhancement Debug Tracer performance has been improved to use significantly less resources on the client machine. Web Chat Enhancement A new state has been introduced called “WRAP_UP. 142 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.

Oracle and/or its affiliates.” Enabling Virus Scanning Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: MultiChannel Framework. 143 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 Virus Scanning for Email Attachments Virus scanning support has been added for file attachments in outgoing and MCF incoming email. “Configuring the Email Channel. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009.47 and earlier. this manual process has been automated.50.48 versions of PeopleTools.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually.48. In PeopleTools 8. . it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8.48 and beyond.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. When performing an upgrade or update. “Working with Change Packages.48 versions of PeopleTools. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. All rights reserved. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. 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.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.49 (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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2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50. 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.PeopleTools 8. using the associated operator field. such as greater than. and ‘in’. You can express ranges of releases. Typically. Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies.50 September.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. less than. a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release. . In PeopleTools 8. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools.

Review and Apply button on Apply Now page Clicking Review and Apply opens the job template in Change Assistant. This enables you to analyze all the steps and prepare for any manual steps. eliminating possible surprises. All rights reserved. 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. The Apply Now page of the wizard now includes a Review and Apply button. Copyright © 2009. as the following graphic depicts. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 153 .

Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Compare Report Improvements These enhancements have been made to Application Designer’s compare features: • • Command line option to filter report output.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 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. Database name appears in report output. All rights reserved. It applies only to steps intended to run in DB2 UDB environments. 154 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes Change Assistant job opened after clicking Review and Apply See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. .PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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