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

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

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

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

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

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

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

......................................................................................PeopleTools 8.50 September.............................................154 Command Line Option to Filter Report Output ........................................................................................................156 Alter Analyzer ......157 PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide...................155 Database Name Appears on Compare Report Output....................................................................................................................................................149 Deploying Files Performance Improvements ........................................................150 New Step Property: “From Tools Release” ........................................... Oracle and/or its affiliates............................................................................................................................................ 2009 Release Notes Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects ...............................................................................................................156 Dropped Support for Upgrade Assistant ...157 Document Change History...........................157 Deprecated Documentation.......................................149 Update Gateway Now Points to Oracle Metalink .........158 8 Copyright © 2009...153 #NT Step Parameter Modifications ...............149 Creating Projects With Multiple Definition Types .............................156 PeopleBooks Enhancements............. All rights reserved.....................................................148 Update Gateway Detects and Downloads Superseded Change Packages ....152 Review and Apply Option Added to Apply Change Packages Wizard ...................154 Compare Report Improvements ..... ..............................................................................................................................................

The new features and enhancements that are included in this release are grouped according to functional area. Release value proposition 2.50. This document describes how each enhancement functions within the context of the greater business process. This added level of detail should enable project teams to answer the following questions: • • What delivered functionality will change? What customizations may be affected? . PeopleSoft Release Information Publications This section discusses the following publications that provide in-depth technical and functional information that is available at the time of publication: 1. managers will be able to initiate preliminary budget planning and begin putting together a project team to further evaluate specific PeopleSoft products. The release value proposition is published before a release.PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This preface discusses PeopleSoft release information publications. 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. It is a roadmap that is intended to help you assess the business benefits of PeopleTools 8. identifies major enhancements. Our goal is to ensure that you leverage technology to its fullest to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations. With this information. Please note that the final release may not have every feature that is discussed in this document. available when the release becomes generally available. 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. Prerelease notes 3. Release notes Release Value Proposition The release value proposition provides functional details.50 and to plan your information technology (IT) projects and investments. contains the comprehensive set of descriptions for the features and changes available in the final product. The release notes. Prerelease Notes Prerelease notes provide more functional and technical details than the release value proposition.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. and articulates the expected business benefit. 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.

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

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

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

7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.5 IBM Informix 11.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes. JRE Support. Platform Operating System AIX 6. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.1 2 Copyright © 2009.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent. 9. 11. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.1 IBM z/OS 1.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9. .1 IBM Informix 9.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.PeopleTools 8.1.9.6.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. 1.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9. 1.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.

Oracle and/or its affiliates. 3. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.2. 3 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Always refer to Doc ID 747587. All rights reserved.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .5.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.2. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .1 Added Verity 6.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.1 Internet Explorer 7.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.1.0.50 September.x.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 8 Safari 3.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2. 3.5.0. 2.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.1).4.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.1) Copyright © 2009.1.4 Browser Firefox 3. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.Main Page (Doc ID 764222.

If you run DB2 databases. 8. 2009. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. 4 Copyright © 2009. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option.50. Note. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. Process Scheduler servers.50 September. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1.6x and still be in a supported environment. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. . 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. This includes applications servers. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. Oracle and/or its affiliates.0). it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system.8. The exact version depends on your operating system.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. 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 5.9 or 9.6x with your PeopleTools installation.50. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. and so on. For example.49 or 8. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. Otherwise.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade.PeopleTools 8. Note. All rights reserved.

1 on other certified platforms (Windows.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. 5 . Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. you can install BOE XI 3.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification. PeopleTools 8. 2009 JRE 1.4x or JRE 1. AIX.50 September.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 release date. In the interim. All rights reserved.50.50 Integration with BOE XI 3. or Solaris). BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. Linux.

6 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. you have the option of installing the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA) outside of PS_HOME.50.50 September. including: • • • • • • Installation Programs PeopleTools Running on Windows Verity Installation Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • • Installation Changes Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files Search Server PSADMIN Loading Shared Cache Performance Improvements PeopleTools Security SYSAUDIT Additions Oracle Database Enhancements Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements DB2 Enhancements Data Mover PeopleSoft Performance Monitor General System Administration Enhancements Installation Changes This section describes the major changes to the PeopleTools installation process.sh Oracle Configuration Manager Installation PeopleSoft Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Internet Architecture Installation Location With PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. . In previous releases. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes System Administration Enhancements This section discusses enhancements made in the area of server administration. the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program prompted you to install PIA within the PS_HOME directory structure.

it is not until PeopleTools 8. 2009 PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.50 September. PIA_HOME. Decoupling PIA installations from PS_HOME was technically possible in previous PeopleTools releases.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. to illustrate where PIA has been installed.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. Note. For example. which could be inside or outside the PS_HOME directory structure. the installation program to specify a custome location for the PIA install.50 that Oracle formally tests and supports this configuration option. Oracle and/or its affiliates. as opposed to PS_HOME\webserv. you will notice that in the PeopleTools documentation a new variable appears. Because the location of where you can install PIA can vary. you may elect to install PIA to a directory outside PS_HOME if you are implementing a secure PS_HOME. Decoupling your PIA installation from PS_HOME can provide a more modular and flexible implementation. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Some sites may choose to install PIA into separate directory structures or separate server machines. 7 . For example.50 Installation <for your platform> Installation Programs The various installation programs (setup. Or.50 PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program Now. in some cases. if desired. having multiple PIA installations on multiple servers referencing a single PS_HOME installation is desired. All rights reserved. however. the documentation uses PIA_HOME\webserv.

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

50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. All rights reserved. ODBC installation. 2009 Variable $TUXDIR Description $TUXDIR must be set to the correct Oracle Tuxedo installation directory. whichever is appropriate for your platform. For example: TUXDIR=/home/user/Oracle/tuxedo10gR3. Improves understanding of your business needs and provides consistent responses and services. Copyright © 2009.50. OCM is delivered to customers through My Oracle Support and can be configured for PeopleSoft deployments for collecting customer configuration data and providing services to the customer. Including OCM a part of PeopleTools installer enables Oracle support representatives to analyze environment and configuration data and provide better service to customers. Provides proactive problem avoidance. Working with Oracle Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Configuration Manager This section discusses these changes to PeopleSoft Configuration Manager: • • Registry structure changes. export PATH Oracle Configuration Manager Installation Oracle Configuration Manager (OCM) is used to collect configuration data from customer environments and upload it the customer configuration repository (CCR) at Oracle. For example: PATH=$TUXDIR/bin:$PATH. LIBPATH. Some of the benefits of using Oracle Configuration Manager are: • • • • Reduces time for resolution of support issues.50 September. 9 . With PeopleTools 8. you will have the option of installing and configuration OCM as part of the PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools Installation for <your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For example: LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$TUXDIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH. Oracle and/or its affiliates. export TUXDIR $TUXDIR/lib $TUXDIR/lib must be prepended to LD_LIBRARY_PATH. Improves access to best practices and the Oracle knowledge base.50 installation. export LD_LIBRARY_PATH $TUXDIR/bin $TUXDIR/bin must be prepended to PATH. or SHLIB_PATH.

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. medium. Copyright © 2009.50. you can now include custom Java options per server process. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. large. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. by default. 15 . developer) has changed. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured. PSQRYSRV. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter. 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. In previous releases. In previous releases. This applies to any server process. “Using PSADMIN Menus.CFG configuration files. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV.50 September.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8. such as PSAPPSRV.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements.CFG. The default value is 1024 cursors. PSAESRV. However.CFG. In PeopleTools 8. the configuration file is PSWINSRV. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process.CFG and PSPRCS. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. and so on. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.000.

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit. 2009 • • Encryption terminology. JNDI requires no added installation as it is part of the standard PeopleTools installation. 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. All rights reserved. Oracle and Sun Libraries are no longer supported.” Application Engine Programs to Encrypt and Decrypt Tables There are two Application Engine programs that do full table encryption and decryption: • PTENCRYPTPET: If you use Data Mover to export data from a PeopleTools version that pre-dates PET to the current tools version. Enhanced MODULE and ACTION Monitoring Information.50 September. Increase in Oracle Minimum Number of OPEN_CURSORS. Enhanced User ID Monitoring Information. 21 . run PTENCRYPTPET on the target database after the import to encrypt the table data. Copyright © 2009.50 offers a variety of features incorporated for sites using the Oracle database. run PTDECRYPTPET on the source data prior to exporting to decrypt the table data. Oracle and/or its affiliates. including: • • • • • • Optimize Database CPU Usage with Oracle Control Groups. Support for Oracle Transparent Data Encryption. “Using Application Engine Programs to Encrypt and Decrypt Tables” LDAP Library Changes PeopleTools 8. 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.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration. “Employing LDAP Directory Services” Oracle Database Enhancements PeopleTools 8. Application Engine programs to encrypt and decrypt tables.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration.

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

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

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

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

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

the delivered table space create scripts appear similar to the following: CREATE TABLESPACE PTTLRG MANAGED BY DATABASE USING ( FILE '/data1/psdb2/ptdbname/PTTLRG.50.50 Installation for DB2 UDB for Linux. a “table space full” condition occurs. space will be increased by DB2 automatically in increments of 10 Mb when the file container becomes full. PeopleSoft now retrieves this information from these two sources. With PeopleTools 8.DBF' 18000 ) EXTENTSIZE 16 PREFETCHSIZE 48 DROPPED TABLE RECOVERY OFF.DBF' 10 M ) EXTENTSIZE 16 PREFETCHSIZE 48 DROPPED TABLE RECOVERY OFF AUTORESIZE YES INCREASESIZE 10 M MAXSIZE NONE . you can submit a SQL ALTER command to enable auto-resize for desired table spaces.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. the AUDIT01 program is no longer required. table space PTTLRG will be created with 18000 4k pages. the script will create the PTTLRG table space with an initial allocation of 10 Mb of free space. Note.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. the delivered DDL scripts create table spaces with auto-resize one. All rights reserved. 2009 CREATE TABLESPACE PTTLRG MANAGED BY DATABASE USING ( FILE '/data1/psdb2/ptdbname/PTTLRG. users of the database level auditing feature for DB2 on z/OS were required to create a user defined function (UDF). In this example. using IBM z/OS assembler language. The number of pages is hard-coded in the script.50 September. To add more free space to the table space. UNIX. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for Linux. For new PeopleSoft databases. by default. depending on the connection type: Copyright © 2009.50. Here. If the actual numbers of records loaded into table space PTTLRG exceeds the 18000 4k page capacity. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and Windows” DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes In previous releases of PeopleTools. In PeopleTools 8. For existing databases. The automatic space management activity is transparent to any application connected to the database. the DBA can either add more free pages or add more containers. 27 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. with no maximum size limit other than that imposed by the amount of space on the server machine. manually. and Windows Enterprise PeopleTools 8. named AUDIT01. UNIX.

such as PIA transactions and Process Scheduler servers (running on Windows or UNIX). 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. which are processes running under UNIX System Services. RRS DSNRLI SET_CLIENT_ID function If you are new to PeopleTools with the 8. . “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 LUW” Data Mover This section covers Data Mover enhancements.PeopleTools 8. if you have used the database level auditing feature and you are upgrading from a previous release of PeopleTools. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Using the features of the DB2 Connect’s sqleseti API (set client information) function.50.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Used for “local” connections. Employing Database Level Auditing. 2009 Release Notes Source Sqlseti (Set Client Information) When Used Used for “distributed” connections. Using DB2 for z/OS Trigger Information Increased Monitoring Information DB2 system administrators can gather increased information associated with specific DB2 connections. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 release. In PeopleTools 8. the workstation. Report Distribution Server.50 September. which are process using DB2 Connect.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Process Scheduler servers (running on OS/390). PeopleTools previously provided information for tracing the user.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. All rights reserved. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 z/OS” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and so on. and the application server domain associated with a specific connection. including: 28 Copyright © 2009. However. such as Application Engine. you need to make sure to complete the steps described in your PeopleSoft upgrade instructions.

Specifies the Data Mover input directory. It has been replaced by PS_DM_DATA_IN. a new environment variable. PS_DM_DATA_OUT=$DM_HOME/data Specifies the location of PeopleSoft Data Mover log files. PS_DM_DATA_IN=$PS_HOME/data Specifies the Data Mover output directory. All rights reserved. “Using the PeopleSoft Data Mover Command-Line Interface” Data Mover Environment Variables on UNIX For the PSDMTX command line interface. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Using PeopleSoft Data Mover Commands. Note. Variable PS_DM_DATA PS_DM_DATA_IN PS_DM_DATA_OUT PS_DM _LOG Description This variable no longer exists in PeopleTools 8. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. some of the default Data Mover environment settings have changed. Appendix: Using the PSADMIN Utility Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 29 .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. the use of * with AS was not recommended or supported. as in $HOME/PS_DM/log. In previous releases.50 September. If you intend to implement a secure (or read-only) PS_HOME. $DM_HOME.50. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Data Management.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. then some of the environment variables from previous releases (such as output locations) need to point to writeable locations. The default is $DM_HOME/log. has been added.” 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. It defines the writeable location for Data Mover the output. The default setting is $HOME/PS_DM. log file and trace file path. $DM_HOME applies only to the UNIX environment.

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

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

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

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

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

URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009.” Using Administration Utilities. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions. “Working with IBM WebSphere. “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option. “Using PeopleTools Utilities. GENERICFEED-01.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets. WORKLISTFEED 01-05.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 35 . Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. “Working with Oracle WebLogic.” 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. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 In scrollable grid layout you can drag to resize the column directly on the transaction page. Copyright © 2009.50 September. 47 . All rights reserved. you can drag and drop to columns to change column order. In scrollable grid layout.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

a third party rich text editor. Integrated Rich Text Editor You can configure the long edit box control to use the CK Editor.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. GIF files are supported. 48 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes This Grid Properties dialog box shows the Grid Layout and the Scrollbar properties on the Use tab: Image Definition Changes GIF files no longer require an alternate image to display in Application Designer. 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.

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

It will allow you to easily display additional content to assist users in completing a business transaction without leaving PeopleSoft applications. All rights reserved. You can develop custom related content services and deploy these using the framework. it works with earlier application versions. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the information is not read-only. the information displayed in the related content frame changes. Pagelet help. providing context-sensitive information to the user. This means that as the user works on different instances of a transaction. Pagelet search. Pagelet drag and drop. OBIEE to PeopleSoft URL integration. including: • • • • • • • Related Content Framework. analytical and informational content.50 September. Displays related content relevant to the specific transactional page. showing information specific to the transactional data. Related Content Framework The related content framework is a new feature that enables you to combine PeopleSoft transaction pages with collaborative. Three PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Portal Technologies This section discusses the changes to PeopleTools portal technologies. Can display information from other areas within the PeopleSoft application or from external systems such as from a data warehouse or a third party. The information in the related content frame can be tied to specific application transaction data. Users can interact directly with information in the related content frame—that is. Pagelet Wizard enhancements.PeopleTools 8. Available in a PeopleTools-only upgrade—that is. . Extends the functionality and value of PeopleSoft applications without requiring • • • • 50 Copyright © 2009.1 related content services are delivered with PeopleTools. Leverages the same PeopleSoft security as the application transaction. 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). ready to use. Additional services can be easily deployed based on PeopleSoft content. such as PS Query and OBIEE report pagelets.

providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information. See “Pagelet Search” Pagelet Drag and Drop Users can now dynamically drag and drop pagelets on their homepage without going to the Personalize page. or collaborative workspaces. "Working with Related Content Services" PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9.1 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The pagelet is a PIA component.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology. To move a homepage pagelet. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The homepage layout is 2–column. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. click the pagelet title and drag the pagelet to the desired location. blogs. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically. 2009 application upgrades or customizations. "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. and the user moves a PIA based component pagelet to a different sized column by using the drag and drop method then this pagelet needs to be refreshed so that the content displays correctly.50 September. 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. When a homepage has a 2 column layout. Related Tags service – Allowing you to characterize or bookmark transactional or business objects with terminology of your choosing. Copyright © 2009. See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information. You select the Force page refresh property for the pagelet. 51 . See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information. discussions. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9.1 related content services include: • • Related Discussion service – Providing threaded discussions that groups can use to discuss topics of interest. Because some components can render themselves differently based on the column width. pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following items remain in PeopleTools for PeopleSoft internal use only and should not be implemented in PeopleCode programs: • • • • • • All methods and properties of the DataSourceDefn class. a number of XML Publisher classes. All methods and properties of the TemplateDefn class. the following XML Publisher classes. All methods and properties of the TemplateFile class. OutputEditable. These items remain in PeopleTools for backward compatibility only: • • • • ReportDefn class. Copyright © 2009.50.50. ReportDefn class. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. All methods and properties of the TranslationFile class. Refresh method (use the SetData method or SetOLData method instead). methods and properties have been deprecated. Deprecated Methods and Properties Deprecated XML Publisher Items In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Refresh method (use the SetTaskAppData method or SetTaskData method instead). See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. RowsetDS class. All rights reserved.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. 65 . SetRuntimeDataXMLDoc method. SetRuntimeDataRowset method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.50. Deprecated XML Publisher Items XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported In PeopleTools 8. methods and properties are no longer supported. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Certain methods and properties of the ReportDefn class. Gantt class. All methods of the XMLPManager class. The PeopleBook contains details on equivalents to use instead. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. the following methods have been deprecated: • • Chart class.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. Deprecated Products and Classes Deprecated Methods In PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleSoft Language Code UKE See Also

Description UK English

Corresponding ISO Locales en_GB

Database Character Set Unicode or non-Unicode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • Process Scheduler XML Publisher Query Access Service Connected Query Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager Analytic Calculation Engine Tree Optimization Framework PS/nVision Query Process Scheduler This section discusses the enhancements and changes for Process Scheduler. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. including: • • • • • • • • • • Increase Process Instance and Report IDs Viewing Limitations Report Distribution By Role Retention Days Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Renaming Database in Process Request Data Tables New Process Category LOADCACHE Runtime Parameters Reporting Console Process Scheduler Web Service Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 71 .

Using Process Monitor. 2009 Release Notes Increase Process Instance and Report IDs The Content ID fields (CONTENTID field) have increased to 12 integer positions (999999999999).” Viewing Reports Report Distribution By Role When a new user is added to the system or a new role is added to an existing user.50 September. Users can define the default process (report) output retention days at the following definition levels: • • • Process Type Definition Process Definition Job Definition 72 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using Report Manager. . All rights reserved. you can select a From and To date for viewing.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages. Using the Date Range filter. Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999. the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. These fields include: • • • • • • • CDM_ID CONTENTID PSRF_REPORT_ID REPORT_ID REPORT_INST_VAL REPORT_INSTANCE TRANSFERINSTANCE Process Instance ID Max sequence is increased to 2147483647.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. If a role is removed from a user profile. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added.

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 September.“ 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. This can be used to replace your XMLDoc data source with XML file. this API provides better performance and less memory usage. Full path mapping should only be used if your XML data has repeating fields at different levels.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. Query Access Service Query Access Service (QAS) has been enhanced to take advantage of PeopleSoft Integration Broker and service-oriented architecture. Support for Email Email has been added as an output option for XML Publisher reports. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Full path mapping is not supported on BI Publisher Server. 79 . A new XMLDoc to XML API has been created. it is only supported through the PeopleSoft integration to Desktop Publisher. Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Reporting Web Services has been created which documents all the QAS service operations. PDF Full Path Mapping Full path mapping has been added as an option when defining the template for a report. 2009 Performance Enhancements XML generation for query data source is now in C++ which provides better performance and less memory usage. “Defining Report Definitions Creating Report Definitions. “Defining Report Definitions Creating Report Definitions. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. QAS_QRY_SERVICE is published as a web service providing third-party applications the ability to create and execute PeopleSoft queries. A new PeopleBook Enterprise PeopleTools 8.“ 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. You can download and upload (override) the same effective dated template file.

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

Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.exe. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.1 upgrade. Crystal Reports execution environments. “Using Crystal Reports 2008.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.0\win32_x86.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade. For example.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. Note. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.1 is supported. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports.50.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8.50. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 81 . If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. you need to upgrade.50 September. All rights reserved.exe The local directory of crw32. Local directory of crw32. “Working with Multiple Languages.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal Reports concepts. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.

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

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

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

1 is supported.1. Delete and rename Essbase objects.50 September.1. you need to upgrade. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine.1.1. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. All rights reserved. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11.1.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 Upgrade.1 API. including Essbase. which is used to build Essbase cubes. Run the cube creation batch process. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures.1. Copyright © 2009.1. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. 85 . 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. 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. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. Note.1. Aggregate Storage. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Essbase Cube Buider. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Add and maintain Essbase outlines.1.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11.50.

Use the following pages to create Essbase dimensions: 86 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. 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. 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. and members are populated by the results of a PeopleSoft Query or populated from a PeopleSoft Tree structure. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. In data analysis terms. All rights reserved.50 September. Members can be added manually to dimensions.

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

Add the cube data query or queries. Remove dimensions from 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. . select a column from data extraction as the measure. Map columns from data extraction queries to dimensions. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. and unmap previously mapped columns. Select dimensions to add to the current outline.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. Search for available queries. You can supply one or more queries to fill the cube.

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

2009 Release Notes Integrating with Oracle Smart View When an Essbase cube is built successfully.50 September. This example shows the Smart View window that displays the top members of the two dimensions created: You can drill down or use the POV Smart View tool to manipulate the data. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. . All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8.

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

” Building Cube Instances. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8.50 September. All rights reserved. using the Detail Value List page.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. (Cognos 8.PeopleTools 8.50. . Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected. 2009 Release Notes Note. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Building Cubes.x are not supported.x and 9.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7. Note.3. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT. including future EFFDT data. 92 Copyright © 2009. 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.

you are able to: • Associate effective-date for trees at the time of criteria definition. Viewing Detail Values Optimization Framework This section covers enhancements that are made to the PeopleSoft Optimization Framework.0 will be included.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Default configuration under %PSHOME%.0 is supported.0 Upgrade With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. existing functionality that we use works as with CPLEX 10 versions. Using this page. • Perform comparative reporting based on different effective dates. This is an example of the PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog: Copyright © 2009. Drilling down PS/nVision reports using web services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in). All rights reserved. Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria This section covers enhancements of the effective-date. 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. No new functionality in CPLEX 11. 93 . iLog CPLEX 11. Note. including: • • • • • • Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition. Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition enables you to have multiple trees in the layout with different effective dates. Supporting not-in criteria. iLog CPLEX is the mathematical engine that is used by the PeopleTools Optimization Framework. Ability to define the types of report requests. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. PS/nVision This section covers changes that are made to the PeopleTools PS/nVision technology. CPLEX 11. “Using PeopleSoft Tree Manager." Working with Detail Values.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Tree Manager. Restoring query prompts to web version of nVision.

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

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

All rights reserved. only the web-based version honors the public or private report requests security. and these records are identified by the Query name. 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. Selecting Filter Criteria Options Ability to Define the Types of Report Requests nVision Designer recognizes the concept of public and private report requests. 96 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision.50 September. “Creating Matrix Layouts. “Running PS/nVision Reports on the Web.” Applying Filter Criteria.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision. %PSHOME% is read-only and only an Administrator can add a new layout or modify existing layouts.” 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. Setting Query Prompts Default Configuration under %PSHOME% In the Process Scheduler Configuration file (psprcs. The report layout and drilldown layouts are located under %PSHOME%. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This new nVisionDrill VSTO add-in enables you to use the web service capability when drilling from summarized to detailed nVision reports. .cfg). you can also perform nVision drilldown using the nVisionDrill VSTO add-in (Visual Studio tools for Microsoft Office SE Runtime). and Business Unit as a primary key. Define whether to share the report with other users. for example. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Note.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the default location of INSTANCE directory is changed from %PSHOME%\NVISION\INSTANCE to %PS_SERVDIR%\NVISION\INSTANCE. Drilling Down PS/nVision Reports Using Web Services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in) In addition to the current DrillToPIA add-in. 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. You can use only one add-in at a time. %PSHOME%\NVISION\LAYOUT and %PSHOME%\NVISION\LAYOUT\DRILLDN. report ID. where you are able to add all the required parameters for queries in that given report. These parameters are stored as records in a new table called Query Parameters. Currently.

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

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

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

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

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

New Keystore Path and Keystore Password Requirement Beginning with this release you must set the following properties in the integrationGateway. The path is <PIA_HOME>\webserv\<DOMAIN>\keystore. and tools that no longer ship with PeopleTools or that have been discontinued effective this release. “Working With Change Packages. Warning! Integrations will fail if you do not set these properties. See Enterprise PeopleTools 8. utilities.” Working With Change Package Automation Integration Gateways This section describes enhancements related to PeopleSoft Integration Broker integration gateways. . 2009 Release Notes Deprecated Integration Technologies and Utilities This section describes Integration Broker-related technologies.PeopleTools 8. The “Using the ERP Connectors” chapter in PeopleBooks has been removed. Metadata Backport Utility The Metadata Backport Utility is no longer delivered with PeopleTools. All rights reserved. which is located in the web server directory structure. For integrations with third-party systems. Property secureFileKeystorePath Description Enter the full path and file name of the gateway keystore file. The default value is password.” Encrypting Passwords See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.properties file.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant.50 September.” Configuring Security and General Properties. “Managing Integration Gateways. Enter the keystore password. use the PeopleSoft Integration Broker servicesoriented architecture. iWay SOAPSwitch Beginning with this release. iWay SOAPswitch no longer ships with PeopleTools. Oracle and/or its affiliates. This password must be encrypted. Setting SSL Encryption Security Properties secureFileKeystorePasswd 102 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Its functionality has been replaced with the automated change packaging features.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Managing Integration Gateways. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes Target Connectors and Listening Connectors This section describes recommendations and enhancements to target connectors and listening connectors. and Data Mover scripts.PeopleTools 8.50 generated WSDL and message schema have become managed objects. AS2 Connectors PeopleSoft recommends using the Oracle SOA Suite B2B component for all EDI integrations. “Using Listening Connectors and Target Connectors. All rights reserved. You can now use PeopleSoft Application Designer to add generated WSDL and message schemas to PeopleSoft Application Designer projects.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.50 September. SMTP target connector. including those based on the AS2 specification. “Sending and Receiving Messages. and you can use them to send message segments to integration partners: • • • AS2 target connector. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Using the JMS Target Connector. WSDL and Schema Objects For PeopleTools 8. Beginning with this release the following additional target connectors are segment aware.” Working with the AS Connectors.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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Understanding Electronic Data Interchange Specifications Supported New Segment-Aware Target Connectors In previous releases the HTTP target connector was the only target connector that could process outbound message segments. “Using Listening Connectors and Target Connectors. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. JMS target connector. 104 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Node-Level Connector Properties New Managed Objects: WSDL and Message Schema This section provides information about the new WSDL and schema managed objects. project copy processes. .

” Converting WSDL Documents and Message Schemas to Managed Objects Messages This section describes enhancements for managing messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Adding a Message Definition Using Message Type to Search for or Add Message Definitions A message Type dropdown list box has been added to the Messages component to facilitate searching for and adding new message definitions to the database. names cannot start with “xml. you can convert it in the PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. In addition. Message aliases.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Record aliases. during the PeopleTools upgrade process the system automatically attempts to convert WSDL and schema metadata into managed objects. “Managing Messages. Oracle and/or its affiliates. if the system is unable to convert the copied or upgraded data. 105 . Naming Conventions of Message Metadata The following information was added to PeopleBooks for clarification When naming the following message metadata. PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to convert the data to managed objects. when you search for a message in the Messages component.50 system. Copyright © 2009.50 September. “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages”.” digits or special characters: • • • • Message names.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. The Type dropdown list box appears on the Find an Existing Value tab and the Add a New Value tab in the Messages component. Field aliases. 2009 Converting WSDL and Schema to Managed Objects After you copy WSDL and schema from earlier releases. Understanding Managing Messages. the system displays the message type as part of the search results. Naming Conventions for Message Metadata Message Searching and Viewing Message Type Displays in Message Search Results Beginning with this release. However.

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

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

Now. .50 this restriction has been removed. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you do so manually to each message part that you want to change. You can now make changes to a message part that is referenced in another part or subpart. you must make the changes to the referenced message part directly. Changes you make to a copied message part are not propagated to other copies of the message part that may exist. “Managing Messages. Message Reuse by Reference A reference to a message part is read-only in the message part where it is referenced. Restrictions for Modifying Messages Reusing Part Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to reuse message parts by referencing another message part or by copying another message part. has not been exported as WSDL.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. When you check the box. To make changes to a referenced message part. meaning that a 0 (zero) was passed in the field. the system copies all records and fields and displays them at the record level. All changes are then propagated to every message in which the message part is referenced. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Messages. 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. 108 Copyright © 2009. You can reuse only rowset-based message parts. For PeopleTools 8. if you check the Message Part Default Indicator box the IsChanged property on such a field is set to True. the end result is a zero when accessing the field via the rowset.” Understanding Managing Messages. when serialized to a rowset. All rights reserved.” 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. or is a restricted message. 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. If you must make changes to copied message parts. So if a 0 or <blank> is passed in a field.50 September. XML that has a value of 0 (zero) passed in an integer field. You cannot reuse message parts at Level 0. By default an integer field has a value of 0. Message Reuse by Copying If you copy a message part. causes the IsChanged property flag on the field to set to True.PeopleTools 8. as long as the message part is not in the runtime tables. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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. and the current segment is the third chunk.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. As a result. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and for building schemas for nonrowset-based messages.” Managing Nonrowset-Based Messages 110 Copyright © 2009. for building schemas for rowset-based messages that may have been imported or upgraded without schema. the DataChunk value for the current message is 3.” Generating XML Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages Adding Message Schemas for Nonrowset-Based Messages In previous releases the Add Schema button on the Messages – Schema page was disabled if a schema had already been added to a nonrowset-based message and the message was referenced in a runtime table.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Messages. You are now able to add message schemas for nonrowset-based messages referenced in runtime tables. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The Schema tab is still available for viewing message schema.” Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The Add Schema button is enabled regardless if the message is referenced in a runtime table.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. . “Managing Messages. Indicates the number of the data chunk or message segment that you are sending.50 September. For example.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Sending and Receiving Messages. Generating Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker now automatically generates message schema for rowsetbased messages at save time. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. you do not need to navigate to the Schema tab and build the message schema.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The exception is when you are using service operation mapping. Defining Routing Properties Searching for Duplicate External Routing Aliases PeopleTools 8. so you may create unique alias names for each duplicate found. 121 . This page enables you to identify duplicate external routing alias names. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. If a transform is defined on the outbound response.version on the output of the transformation for WSDL. “Managing Routing Definitions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Creating Routing Definitions.” Creating Routing Definitions. aliases.version or output message. the system uses the request or response message.version are not defined on the transform.” Creating Routing Definitions. “Managing Routing Definitions. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Defining General Routing Information Transformations on Any-to-Local Routing Definitions Transformations on any-to-local routing definitions are now permitted.50 features an Alias Name Reference page (IB_ALIASXREF_SEC) that displays duplicate external routing aliases that exist for a routing definition. developers can extract the data from transformations using application classes.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. you cannot change the in/out message transformation. As a result. and so on.” Searching for Duplicate External Routing Aliases Copyright © 2009.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. then the system uses the message. Note that any-to-local routing definitions are read-only when WSDL has been exported. which denote data contained in transformations defined for the routing. In most cases duplicate external routing alias names are not desired for asynchronous routing definitions. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The page enables you to add user-defined name/value pairs to a routing definition. perform SELECT actions in tables. In cases where the input message.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Once they know the name/value pairs in a transformation. Developers might use the name/value pairs data to add to XML. If you define a transformation on an any-to-local routing definition. the system uses the input message.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 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. and so on.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Managing Service Operation Routing Definitions. “Managing Routing Definitions. and you want one routing definition to invoke multiple service operations.version on the transform for the inbound request for WSDL.version defined on the service operation for WSDL. Duplicate external routing alias names are never allowed for synchronous routing definitions and the system generates an error at runtime if it encounters any.

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

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

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

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

“Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. Oracle and/or its affiliates. (Default) Encrypts the message header only See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. and web transactions. When providing asynchronous request/responses. 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. 2009 Release Notes The Nodes . Encrypts the message body only.” Implementing WS-Security. Implementing WS-Security for Outbound Integrations (Username and SAML Tokens).WS Security page (IB_NODESECURITY) features an Encrypt Level dropdown list that contains the following values: • • • All. as it is the URL used for all WSDL.” Implementing Web Services Security. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 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.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. 126 Copyright © 2009.50 September. This option encrypts the entire message including the message header and body. Body. you can dynamically override the URL using the IBInfo object property WSA_ReplyTo.IBINFO. schemas.PeopleTools 8. The URL specified on this page is typically not secure. The security settings that you can override are the same as those that appear on the Nodes-WS Security page. .50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.WSA_ReplyTo See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleBooks documents the action to take to implement WS Security on consumed services depending on which of these nodes you are using. For example: &MSG. 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. When using the Consume Services wizard.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file. “Resubmitting and Canceling Service Operations for Processing” Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities This section describes enhancement to PeopleSoft Integration Broker testing tools and utilities.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.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. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. UTF-16. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. General Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities Enhancements Specifying File Encoding Options for Uploaded XML Files A File Encoding field has been added to several PeopleSoft Integration Broker utilities. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. and non-Unicode. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8. 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 Schema Tester Utility” Populating Rowset-Based Message Parts in Container Messages The Handler Tester Utility and the new Service Operation Tester Utility feature a Container Message Builder page which enables you to build and populate rowset-based messages within container messages.

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

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

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

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

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

“Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Template Names The version of Microsoft Excel that you are using in conjunction with the Excel to CI utility determines the Excel to CI template that you must use.xls ExcelToCI.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xls ExcelToCI2007. You can download this software from the Microsoft website.PeopleTools 8. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel. 385 1. . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Translated elements include labels. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.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.536 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 140 Copyright © 2009.50 September. All rights reserved.048.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory. headers and strings. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release.536 1.576 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65.

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: MultiChannel Framework. All rights reserved. 2009 Virus Scanning for Email Attachments Virus scanning support has been added for file attachments in outgoing and MCF incoming email. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Configuring the Email Channel.50 September. 143 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Enabling Virus Scanning Copyright © 2009.

Running multiple processes simultaneously. 2009 Release Notes Lifecycle Management Enhancements This section discusses the changes to PeopleSoft lifecycle management technology. Alter Analyzer. Restarting ‘restart-aware’ processes. 144 Copyright © 2009.50. With PeopleTools 8. Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects. Update Gateway Detects and Downloads Superseded Change Packages. including: • • • • • • • • • • Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler Additional Database Definition Available Exporting Change Assistant templates. such as Application Engine programs. Creating Projects With Multiple Definition Types. Oracle and/or its affiliates. data-intensive processes now can be run through Process Scheduler also. Retaining manual modifications to Change Assistant Templates. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. you had the option to run selected step types on a remote server. This enables you to offload data-intensive processes to a high-powered server for improved performance and quicker completion times.50 September. When defining or modifying a template you can now choose the step type of ProcessScheduler. . Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler In previous releases. such as PeopleSoft Change Assistant. 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. New Step Property: “From Tools Release”. Review and Apply Option Added to Apply Change Packages Wizard.

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

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

147 . when exporting Change Assistant templates. you now see the following options: The Generate New Template option enables you to generate a Change Assistant template and ignore any manual changes made to an existing template. when you regenerated the change package. However. it may be necessary to modify a generated Change Assistant template.” Exporting Templates Retaining Manual Modifications to Change Assistant Templates In some occasions. all properties and values are exported to the XML file. That is. only the template and step properties with non-default values were exported. For example. with PeopleTools 8. In PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. when you modified a Change Assistant template. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • • • • DataMoverUser DataMoverBootstrap ManualStop SQLCommand SQRReport See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. for some reason.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. “Configuring Change Assistant for Upgrades.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. “Applying Updates. regardless of whether the property value differs from the default value. to ensure consistency with shared and cloned templates.50. In previous releases. On the Create Change Package dialog.” Configuring the Upgrade Environment Exporting Change Assistant Templates In previous releases. you now have the option to merge the new template associated with an updated change package with an existing template. that manual change did not persist if. This applies to templates delivered by PeopleSoft as well as those created with your own change packages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. This enables you to incorporate any manual changes you’ve added to the existing Change Assistant template. you might decide to modify the template to add a manual step to the apply process.50. Copyright © 2009.50 September. All rights reserved. you regenerated the change package in Application Designer. the system overwrote or ignored any manual modifications you made to the Change Assistant template. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8.48 versions of PeopleTools.PeopleTools 8. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. When performing an upgrade or update. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model.50 September.48 versions of PeopleTools. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. Oracle and/or its affiliates.48. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. . In PeopleTools 8. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. 2009 Release Notes The Merge Existing Template option enables you to navigate to an existing Change Assistant template and merge any modifications present in the existing template that are not present in the new template. All rights reserved. “Working with Change Packages. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly.48 and beyond.50. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. this manual process has been automated.47 and earlier.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Typically. In PeopleTools 8.50.50 September. a manual stop was inserted prior to those steps so that the appropriate decisions could me made regarding whether the step applied to a particular environment or not. less than. . using the associated operator field. and ‘in’. Oracle and/or its affiliates. a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. You can express ranges of releases.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases.PeopleTools 8. Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools. such as greater than. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBooks. comparing projects. For upgrades and updates. so the Upgrade Assistant PeopleBook is not included with the PeopleTools 8. 2009 PeopleBooks Enhancements With Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. For Business Interlink documentation. Deprecated Documentation Oracle no longer ships documentation for certain products used primarily in previous PeopleTools releases. and upgrading database definitions. All rights reserved. These chapters have been separated into their own PeopleBook focusing on the life cycle management features of Application Designer. Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 157 .50 September. the PeopleSoft Application Designer PeopleBook contained chapters devoted to working with projects. refer to the PeopleTools 8.46 Business Interlinks PeopleBook posted on My Oracle Support in the following location: The Upgrade Assistant tool is no longer shipped or supported. use Change Assistant and refer to the Change Assistant PeopleBook for documentation. Oracle provides a new version of PeopleBooks. PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide In previous releases.

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