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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

identifies major enhancements. This document is designed to help you determine whether new product features might warrant upgrading from an old release or embarking on a new PeopleSoft implementation. contains the comprehensive set of descriptions for the features and changes available in the final product. The new features and enhancements that are included in this release are grouped according to functional area. This preface discusses PeopleSoft release information publications. 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. Prerelease notes 3. Release value proposition 2. The release notes. This document describes how each enhancement functions within the context of the greater business process. The release value proposition is published before a release.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. 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. and articulates the expected business benefit. 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.50 and to plan your information technology (IT) projects and investments. This added level of detail should enable project teams to answer the following questions: • • What delivered functionality will change? What customizations may be affected? . Our goal is to ensure that you leverage technology to its fullest to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations.PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8. With this information. It is a roadmap that is intended to help you assess the business benefits of PeopleTools 8.50. Prerelease Notes Prerelease notes provide more functional and technical details than the release value proposition. Release notes Release Value Proposition The release value proposition provides functional details. managers will be able to initiate preliminary budget planning and begin putting together a project team to further evaluate specific PeopleSoft products. Please note that the final release may not have every feature that is discussed in this document.

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. Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release. Release Notes Release notes are published when the product is made generally available and validate the final scope of the release.50 September. you can find additional information on Oracle Technology Network and My Oracle Support. 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.1) 2 Copyright © 2009. describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans.PeopleTools 8. Resources include: • • • • • Hardware and Software Requirements guide Installation guides Upgrade guides Oracle Consulting Certification documents See Also PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Documentation Homepage on My Oracle Support (Doc ID 847882. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. .

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

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

including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support. 11. JRE Support. 1.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. .1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.5 IBM Informix 11. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9.1 IBM Informix 9.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1. Platform Operating System AIX 6.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.1 2 Copyright © 2009. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.PeopleTools 8.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9. All rights reserved. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6.1 IBM z/OS 1. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.9. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support. 9.6. 1.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.1.

All rights reserved.5.5. 2. 3. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 3 .2. 3.1 Internet Explorer 7.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.0.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.4.1 Added Verity 6. Always refer to Doc ID 747587. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.2. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.0.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.1).1.Main Page (Doc ID 764222. 8 Safari 3.x.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.4 Browser Firefox 3.50 September.1. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.1) Copyright © 2009.

Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8.50. Note. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8.PeopleTools 8. 4 Copyright © 2009.49 or 8. and so on. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system is not supported for running the IBM DB2 database or server elements requiring connection to IBM DB2 database.50. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.6x and still be in a supported environment. 2009. .50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. All rights reserved. Data Mover. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. For example. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. 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. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options.6x with your PeopleTools installation.8. This includes applications servers. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. Note. 8. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support.9 or 9.0). Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. Otherwise. The exact version depends on your operating system. Process Scheduler servers. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. If you run DB2 databases. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used.

Copyright © 2009.50 release date. PeopleTools 8.4x or JRE 1. AIX.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50 Integration with BOE XI 3. 5 . In the interim.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation.1 on other certified platforms (Windows. 2009 JRE 1.50 September. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification. you can install BOE XI 3. Oracle and/or its affiliates. or Solaris). Linux.50.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8.

50. the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program prompted you to install PIA within the PS_HOME directory structure. including: • • • • • • Installation Programs PeopleTools Running on Windows Verity Installation Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. 2009 Release Notes System Administration Enhancements This section discusses enhancements made in the area of server administration. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • • Installation Changes Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files Search Server PSADMIN Loading Shared Cache Performance Improvements PeopleTools Security SYSAUDIT Additions Oracle Database Enhancements Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements DB2 Enhancements Data Mover PeopleSoft Performance Monitor General System Administration Enhancements Installation Changes This section describes the major changes to the PeopleTools installation process. All rights reserved. 6 Copyright © 2009. you have the option of installing the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA) outside of PS_HOME.sh Oracle Configuration Manager Installation PeopleSoft Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Internet Architecture Installation Location With PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8.50 September. . In previous releases. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

8 Copyright © 2009.sh Tuxedo environment settings are no longer included in psconfig. Run vcredist_x86. the executables may not work and you may receive error messages. 2. for some reason. . If you encounter these errors.50 Installation for <your platform> Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. Verity Installation In previous releases. as part of VC++ 2005. the update does not take place during the install program run. you can update the Windows machine’s CRT files by running vcredist_x86. if you are running PeopleTools executables from a machine on which the PeopleSoft installer did not run. All rights reserved. Go to PS_HOME\setup\vcredist. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Running on Windows PeopleTools 8. In PeopleTools 8. During your PeopleTools installation.profile file in user's home directory. was installed automatically when you installed the PeopleTools software. Microsoft.50 is developed using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005.exe manually. the software used for PeopleSoft Search. The following environment settings must now be set explicitly using the .PeopleTools 8. the installation of Verity software has been decoupled from the PeopleTools installation. 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. changed the way applications use and ship the required C Run Time (CRT) files. To run vcredist_x86. Oracle and/or its affiliates. If. you will not be able to launch PeopleTools client or server executables on that machine and may receive errors.sh.exe manually: 1. Running the separate Verity integration installation is a mandatory step after you have installed the PeopleTools software into PS_HOME. Likewise. Verity.exe.50.50 September. These required files must now be installed onto each machine that will run PeopleTools 8. Detailed information and step-by-step procedures are included in your PeopleTools installation documentation. The installation files for Verity are part of the PeopleSoft PeopleTools files that you download from Oracle E-Delivery. the install programs automatically update the machine performing the installation. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 Programs.

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

2009 Release Notes Registry Structure Changes The structure of the registry for PeopleSoft settings has changed beginning with PeopleTools 8. such as . The Configuration Manager for PeopleTools 8. For example. PeopleSoft Search Server.50 you can implement improved security and streamline administration of your servers by taking advantage of the new PS_HOME directory structure that. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the PS_HOME directory on these servers contained both the static binary files. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 Installation for your platform Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files With PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the system installs all of the necessary files for that server to the specified PS_HOME directory.50 will delete settings stored in the registry by previous versions of PeopleTools. While this is transparent for most situations. In previous releases. such as configuration files. Because of this varied collection of file types sharing the same location. on the Client Setup tab there is an option to Install PeopleSoft ODBC Driver. To address this challenge. All rights reserved.50.50. referred to as PS_CFG_HOME.50.DLL files.50 September.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50 the default implementation of an application server. log files. by default. When you install the PeopleSoft software to your server. or the PeopleSoft ‘Configuration’ Home. 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. “Using PeopleSoft Configuration Manager” ODBC Installation In previous releases. a Process Scheduler server. . 10 Copyright © 2009. when you create a domain. administrators had difficulty limiting write access to the PS_HOME directory structure. splits the binary files from the configuration files.PeopleTools 8. This directory can be referred to as the PeopleSoft “Binary” Home. while an administrator may have wanted to restrict write access to PS_HOME.EXE and . Then. in PeopleTools 8. stores binary files and configuration files in different locations. The new feature discussed in this section refers only to the PS_HOME directory structure on the following PeopleSoft Servers: • • • PeopleSoft Application Server. as well as the dynamic and modifiable files. PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Server. and scripts. This option has been removed for PeopleTools 8. or a search server. The PS_HOME directory refers to the high-level directory into which you install the PeopleSoft software. 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.

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

Being able to define and configure backup. . 12 Copyright © 2009. for the application server domain. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Application Server Domain 1 Application Server Domain 2 Application Server Domain n Primary Search Server Domain Failover Search Server Domain Multiple application server domains configured to use the same primary and failover search domains You configure an application server domain to connect to a failover search domain by modifying the Remote Search Server Credentials parameter in the [Search] section in PSADMIN. or a problem in the search domain itself. [Search] Deployment Type=3 Application Server Port=7077 Remote Search Server Credentials=SRCH_PRIMARY|stsun04:7777. The failover domain begins handling search requests only when the primary search domain becomes unavailable. machine outage.50 enables you to configure a failover search domain for search server configurations (Type-3) in case the primary search domain is unavailable. which may be caused by such issues as network failure. Search Server Failover PeopleTools 8.50 September. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes Search Server This section discusses enhancements to the search server technology: • • • • Search server failover HP Itanium support.CFG.PeopleTools 8. or complementary.SRCH_FAILOVER|st-sun05:7777 Where SRCH_PRIMARY and SRCH_FAILOVER represent the Domain ID value in the [Domain Settings] section of PSADMIN. Edit configuration/log files menu Windows service now includes search domains. search domains provides higher availability and greater resilience for your search functions. or PSAPPSRV.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

you only enable IDDA logging when instructed to do so by an Oracle support contact seeking specific information. “Tracing. and so on. configurable logging levels. “Working with Oracle WebLogic. In most cases. including a log file header showing such information as PeopleTools and Java versions.1 SP X. WARNING.” Configuring Reverse Proxy Servers SYSAUDIT Additions The following new SYSAUDIT audits have been added.” 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. when configuring plugins for reverse proxy servers or when configuring clusters. If you use the previous value. Logging. you need to include the new cookie name within the relevant configuration files.PeopleTools 8. machine IP address. and Debugging. and so on.” Configuring Web Profiles IDDA Logging The Instrumented Development Diagnostic Aid (IDDA) logging feature provides enhanced: • • • scope of logging information across multiple functional categories.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. such as message sequence. . it can also be a valuable tool for your own troubleshooting efforts. user ID. SEC-34: Checks for orphaned service operations assigned in permission lists. the system displays a warning message. Integration Broker. as well as additional metadata associated with each log message. including Portal.50 PeopleBook: Portal Technology. SEC-32: Flags any inactive roles existing in the system. Note. Java thread ID. and the report repository. including INFO. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. IBRK-23: Checks operation definitions with no service relationship. SEVERE. As a result. The name has changed as follows: "CookieName" has been changed to "WLCookieName". 34 Copyright © 2009.50 September. improved content and layout of the log output. “Configuring the Portal Environment.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. but. Oracle and/or its affiliates. • • • • SEC-31: Verifies roles contain valid user profile definitions.

35 .50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. All rights reserved. URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009. “Working with IBM WebSphere. QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. “Using PeopleTools Utilities. you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout URL PROPERTIES PAGE The new URL Properties page enables you to define URLIDs to store in the database to be used for FTPS and the PeopleCode attachment functions. “Working with Oracle WebLogic.50 September. 2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets. “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Using Administration Utilities. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions. WORKLISTFEED 01-05. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. GENERICFEED-01.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

The AJAX technology makes Internet applications smaller. including: • • • • • • • • • • Partial page refreshes. allowing web pages to request small bits of information from the server instead of whole pages.50 September. which is grayed out while the prompt page is active. faster. Favorites menu enhancements. you can: • Resize the page. Processing icon changes Search page enhancements.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Modal prompt pages and modal alert dialog boxes. 2009 User Interface This section provides an overview of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) and the changes to the graphical user interface. much of the communication with the server occurs in the background.50 has incorporated the use of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX). All rights reserved.0 technology that enables better. Copyright © 2009. faster and more user-friendly. 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. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) based tabs. AJAX uses asynchronous data transfer (HTTP requests) between the browser and the web server. Modal grids and long edit boxes. the refresh updates only the changed fields. Asynchronous JavaScript and XML PeopleTools 8. and more interactive PeopleSoft applications. Oracle and/or its affiliates. When working with these pages. which is a web 2. Floating drop-down navigation. 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. 37 . You continue to work uninterrupted during the process. Partial Page Refreshes PeopleSoft applications use Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) technology to limit server trips and perform partial page refreshes. Because of AJAX technology. the browser refreshes the entire page only when the user navigates to a new page. Style sheet modifications. Menu navigation.

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

descending. All rights reserved. 2009 • • You can sort the menu – Click the sort icon on the main menu to toggle between alphabetic ascending. The menu leaves breadcrumbs – As you navigate. select the item in the list. When you find the folder or page. 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. When you see a match. • • Example: Floating Drop-Down Navigation This is an example of the new floating drop-down navigation: Copyright © 2009. 39 . and portal sequence number presentation of folders. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You can search the menu – Enter a keyword or phrase and the search index will generate matching entries as you type. breadcrumbs appear across the top of the page to inform you of your location. select it.

50 September. 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. You must run the Build Registry Search Index process to populate the search. 40 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. The Favorites menu also includes the primary key as part of any Favorite that you save. For example.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . Favorites Menu Enhancements The Favorites menu has been enhanced to include a Most Recently Used (MRU) list. The last five (5) most recently accessed pages appear at the top of the Favorites list. 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. When new employees are hired. as a Security Administrator you can create a generic Employee user profile on the Copy User Profile page and save it as a favorite.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Integrated Rich Text Editor You can configure the long edit box control to use the CK Editor. . which is integrated into a standard PeopleTools installation. All rights reserved. 48 Copyright © 2009. GIF files are supported.PeopleTools 8. The Enable Rich Text property of the long edit box control provides you with a simple way to implement this rich text editor as part of any PIA page without the need for customization or special configurations. a third party rich text editor. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

rather than a single email address.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. This method now validates a comma. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. This method now takes an optional language parameter. In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter. “Java Class. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The 8. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. Save method. "". 2.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. SetEmailOption method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed.50. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published. • ReportDefn class.50. 4. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message. 3. SetItemFolder method. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 5. and SetOutputOption method. The 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method.50. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. • RowsetCache class. Publish method. Therefore. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. 63 . 1. Size property. ValidateAddress method.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleSoft Language Code UKE See Also

Description UK English

Corresponding ISO Locales en_GB

Database Character Set Unicode or non-Unicode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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including: • • • • • • • • • • • • Process Scheduler XML Publisher Query Access Service Connected Query Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager Analytic Calculation Engine Tree Optimization Framework PS/nVision Query Process Scheduler This section discusses the enhancements and changes for Process Scheduler. 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools.50 September. including: • • • • • • • • • • Increase Process Instance and Report IDs Viewing Limitations Report Distribution By Role Retention Days Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Renaming Database in Process Request Data Tables New Process Category LOADCACHE Runtime Parameters Reporting Console Process Scheduler Web Service Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 71 .

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

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8. XML Publisher This section discusses new features and changes for XML Publisher.50 September. . as well as retrieve process statuses and reports. including: • Descriptive Names 76 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. A new PeopleBook “Reporting Web Services” has been created which documents all the Process Scheduler service operations. This web service provides third-party applications the ability to schedule PeopleSoft processes and jobs through the Process Scheduler. “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. 2009 Release Notes Edit Preferences page See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Using Crystal Reports 2008. the report will be saved in Crystal Reports 2008 format and can not be opened by any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9.50 Installation <for your database platform>: “Installing and Configuring Software for Crystal Reports.rpt format and you cannot open them using any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9. Oracle and/or its affiliates. your pre-PeopleTools 8. Converting Existing Crystal Reports to Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 format 84 Copyright © 2009.1 that use Crystal Reports 9.1 that use Crystal 9. you have different considerations. Scenario C: You use PeopleTools 8. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. If errors are detected. Note. you will be warned that the report is in a later format and certain features may not be supported. a PeopleTools-only upgrade.50 September. For example. Scenario F: You use PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 and your current Crystal Report execution environment. • When you run reports using the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture.” Understanding Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues PeopleTools 8. 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. which picks up any errors—such as missing fields—in the report. you should always create the reports in the Crystal Reports 2008 format. 2009 Release Notes Applications 9. For example. if you open a Crystal Reports 2008 report in Crystal Reports 9. Applications 9. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. if you save the report definition from the Crystal Report 2008 designer. For example. .” Converting Crystal Reports. you must correct the report before you can run it successfully.exe. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. You can use earlier format report templates to generate reports.50 Crystal reports will need to be converted to the Crystal Reports 2008 format using the PeopleTools RPT Conversion utility pscvtrpt.” Crystal Reports Execution Environments Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues When you upgrade to Crystal Reports 2008.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. however. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. When you run an earlier format Crystal Report in the Crystal Reports 2008 application or through the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. However. In addition. the Crystal Reports application runs the Verify Database function. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. they are created in the Crystal Reports 2008 .50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. If you are upgrading from a previous version of PeopleTools. to ensure compatibility. For example.

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

Members can be added manually to dimensions. Use the following pages to create Essbase dimensions: 86 Copyright © 2009. 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. In data analysis terms.50 September. All rights reserved. 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.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.

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

select a column from data extraction as the measure. . Map columns from data extraction queries to dimensions. All rights reserved. Remove dimensions from the current outline. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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 dimensions to add to the current outline. 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. Add the cube data query or queries. and unmap previously mapped columns.PeopleTools 8.50 September. You can supply one or more queries to fill the cube.

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. View all data source queries that are assigned to the outline. Help diagnose permission problems with dynamic objects. Use the following pages to build Essbase cubes: Page Create Cubes Outline Prompt Field Values Modify Prompt Field Values Usage Run the process that sends all of the defined information to the Essbase database to build Essbase cubes. View any runtime parameters that are used when you run queries. which runs the Process Scheduler. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 89 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Run all dynamic queries and trees in each dimension and display the total number of rows processed for each dynamic object. All rights reserved. Building Cubes Building Essbase cubes is sending all of the defined information—cube structure and data— to the Essbase server using the Create Cube component. Delete any created outline in the system as long as the outline is not referenced in any cube creation run control. This is an example of the Create Cubes page: Copyright © 2009.50 September. View Outline Structures Outline Expansion View all the dimensions that are a part of the outline for the selected outline. View all dynamic objects (queries and trees) that are used in the definition for the selected dimension. Delete any cube creation run control. Perform the full dimension expansion for every dimension that is a part of the selected outline. View what queries and trees are part of the dimensional structure if you are having problems opening the dimension definition. Change any query prompt values on any query that are defined in the selected outline.

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. Transformer. All rights reserved. Cube Builder. Define the prefix that is applied to each record and field definition created by PeopleSoft Cube Manager. A Logon Password field that enables you to configure Cognos Enterprise Server in cube instance definition with passwords besides blank passwords. This example shows the new PowerPlay Options page: Copyright © 2009. The PowerPlay Options (under PeopleTools. and Enterprise server) where the binaries folders are located.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Cube Instances) page now features: • • • A Cognos Binaries section that enables you to override the registry locations (of PowerPlay.50 continues supporting Cognos PowerPlay 7.50 September.x. Cube Manager.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager PeopleTools 8. 2009 Dynamic Dimension Templates Use the Dynamic Dimension Templates page to create Essbase dynamic dimension templates: See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 91 .

2009 Release Notes Note. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8. “Building Cubes. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT. 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.” Building Cube Instances.50.50 September.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.x are not supported. All rights reserved.x and 9. 92 Copyright © 2009.3. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected. using the Detail Value List page. Note. (Cognos 8. including future EFFDT data. .

existing functionality that we use works as with CPLEX 10 versions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Tree Manager. Viewing Detail Values Optimization Framework This section covers enhancements that are made to the PeopleSoft Optimization Framework. iLog CPLEX 11.0 will be included.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 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. This is an example of the PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog: Copyright © 2009.0 is supported.50. Ability to define the types of report requests. Restoring query prompts to web version of nVision. “Using PeopleSoft Tree Manager. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September.0 Upgrade With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 93 . • Perform comparative reporting based on different effective dates. Supporting not-in criteria. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8." Working with Detail Values. Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria This section covers enhancements of the effective-date. iLog CPLEX is the mathematical engine that is used by the PeopleTools Optimization Framework. No new functionality in CPLEX 11. Note. Default configuration under %PSHOME%. 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. Drilling down PS/nVision reports using web services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in). Using this page. you are able to: • Associate effective-date for trees at the time of criteria definition. CPLEX 11. PS/nVision This section covers changes that are made to the PeopleTools PS/nVision technology.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Managing Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Select this value to add a container message to the system. The message types that display in the Type dropdown list box are: • • • • • Container. Nonrowset. View the entire message structure.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Oracle and/or its affiliates. A new View Records Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 2009 Release Notes When you use the Find an Existing Value tab to search for an existing message definition. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message to the system. Doing so determines the subsequent page that appears and that you use to define the message. Rowset. A new View Included Fields Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page. you must select a message type from the list.” Adding Message Definitions Viewing Rowset-Based Message Structures There are now three options for viewing the structure of rowset-based messages: 1. 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Part Rowset.50 September. 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. subrecords. Select this value to add a rowset-based message to the system. You can expand and collapse the tree to view the structure of the message. you have the option to use the Type field to narrow your search. 106 Copyright © 2009. 2.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message part to the system. the existing default option displays all records. “Managing Messages. When you access a rowset-based message in the Messages-Message Definitions page. View only the records in the message structure. and record fields (included and excluded) for a message definition in tree format. When you click the link the Records Only page appears and displays only the records and subrecords in the message structure.PeopleTools 8. Select this value to add a rowset-based message part to the system. When using the Add a New Value tab to add a new message definition to the system. Part Nonrowset. Viewing Rowset-Based Message Structures Overriding Local Message Compression for Synchronous Messages The integration engine compresses and base64–encodes messages destined for the PeopleSoft listening connector on its local integration gateway. All rights reserved. . View only the included fields in the message structure.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

along with new functionality introduced in 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.” IBInfo Class Methods DMS Handler Renamed The DMS handler has been renamed to the bulk load handler. PeopleSoft provides several IBInfo object methods that enable you to pass information via the Message object back into the response application class defined on the handler.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The new functionality for the bulk load handler is discussed elsewhere in this section. Bulk Load Handler This section discusses enhancements to the bulk load handler. “Message Class. These methods are: • • • • • • • • AddAEAttribute ClearAEAttributes DeleteAEAttribute GetAEAttributeName GetAEAttributeValue GetNumberofAEAttributes GetTransactionIDforAE InsertAEResponseAttributes See the PeopleCode API Reference PeopleBook for more information about these methods.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. Using this handler is a good alternative for long-running programs or for service operations that have large amounts of data to process. 2009 You can use the new Application Engine handler implementation method for Notification events. All rights reserved. This handler schedules an application engine program to run within PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. Oracle and/or its affiliates. In earlier releases.” Implementing Handlers Using Application Engine Programs Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can track the process in the Service Operation Monitor by viewing the subscription contract. since processing occurs in PeopleSoft Process Scheduler and not in the Integration Broker runtime environment. 115 . the bulk load handlers were able to process rowset-based messages only. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.50 September.50. The bulk load handler features the same functionality as the DMS handler in previous releases.

PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides a data tree structure.” Integration Broker Integrity Service Operation Routings This section describes enhancements for working with and managing routings.” Implementing Handlers Using Bulk Load Processing New System Audit Query to Identify Bulk Load Handlers Referencing Invalid Message Objects A new system audit query. Routing Description On the Routings – Routings Definition page. if you do not enter a description in the Description field. See Also. “Ensuring Data Integrity. “Managing Routing Definitions. IBRK-24 – IB DMS Handler Referencing Invalid Message.” Managing System-Generated Routing Definitions. but did not include the associated message objects. the value defaults to the name of the service operation associated with the routing definition upon save. like that in the Messages component.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. any-to-local routing definitions are read-only with the exception of the external alias name and transform information. PeopleSoft Integration Broker automatically generates a local-to-Atom routing definition for a service operation when the service operation is published as a feed. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Adding Routing Definitions. In addition. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. to add a data structure to define the message content.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. 116 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. . PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides an optional transaction rollback feature that enables you to rollback the database to the pre-bulk insert state if needed. 2009 Release Notes When working with nonrowset-based messages. Enterprise PeopleTools 8. has been added to identify situations where you have moved a Bulk Load Handler object via project copy. thereby allowing non-PeopleSoft data to map to the records and fields in the database. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. “Managing Routing Definitions.PeopleTools 8.50 September. Adding a Routing Definition Any-to-Local Routings Definitions are Read-Only Beginning with PeopleTools 8.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.

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

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

the arrows show the flow of the service operation from PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Click the link to view items that are not active for the integration. The following example shows the Integration Status page that appears when you click the Integration Not Active link: Inactive metadata for the QE_PO_SYNC routing definition The Integration Status page lists the issues that prevent the routing definition from being active. This routing definition contains integration metadata that is not active. through the integration gateway. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and to the integration partner. as denoted by the display of the Integration Not Active link at the top of the right side of the page. Copyright © 2009. 119 . 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September.

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All of the service operations that appear in the Operations Assigned to Queue box are hyperlinked.” Providing Services. Linking to Service Operations from the Queue Component On the Queue Definitions page. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.50 September. Target Locations Consuming Services from WSIL URLs In previous releases of PeopleTools you were limited to consuming no more than 500 services from a WSIL URL. Using Service Name Aliases in Provided WSDL When you use the Provide Web Service wizard. Click a service operation name to access the definition for the service operation. . Step 2: Select Service Operations WSDL Documents This section describes enhancements for working with and managing WSDL documents in PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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.” Adding a Queue Definition Web Services This section describes enhancements for working with and managing web services. 2009 Release Notes Service Operation Queues This section describes service operation queue enhancements. you can now choose to use the service name alias rather than the service name in WSDL you generate. Understanding Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Service. “Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Services. Effective with this release.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. but no WSDL exists in the database.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 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.PeopleTools 8. 122 Copyright © 2009. that limitation has been removed. “Managing Service Operation Queues. “Providing Services.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker Administrations. 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.

The system creates a WSDL document regardless of whether message records and fields are aliased or not. You can set the following check levels: Check Level Error None Warning Description If the system encounters a message definition without proper record and field aliases. but do not include the WSDL in the project. the JDeveloper installation location and classpath must be specified in the PeopleSoft system in the PeopleSoft Configuration Manager. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Managing Messages. 2009 This situation can arise when you use Project Copy to copy a service operation to a new database. Integration Broker provides a new Clear WSDL Export Status page.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 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. If the system encounters records or fields that do not have aliases defined. 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. Regenerate the WSDL on the new database using the Provide Web Service wizard. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. • • Use Project Copy to copy the WSDL to the new database. All rights reserved. it displays an error and it will not generate a WSDL document. Default.” Enforcing Message Record and Field Aliases in Generated WSDL Transformations This section describes enhancements related to transformations. which enables you to clear the flag.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Copyright © 2009. you can continue to generate the WSDL document or terminate the generation of the WSDL document. You can use one or more of the following options to clear this inconsistency: • Clear the internal WSDL exported flag on the service operation. Developing Transforms Using Oracle XSL Mapper Specifying the Installation Path and Classpath for Oracle XSL Mapper For Oracle XSL Mapper to function.” Resolving Inconsistencies in Exported WSDL Enforcing Message Record and Field Aliases in Generated WSDL PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to enforce record and field aliases in generated WSDL. “Managing Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 123 .

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

“Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. 2009 Integration Broker Security This section describes enhancements for securing integrations and integration systems. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. When the PeopleSoft authentication token is excluded in the service operation. Oracle and/or its affiliates. SAML Token Support PeopleSoft Integration Broker now supports implementing inbound and outbound WSSecurity using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) tokens. Trusted Nodes. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Understanding User Authentication WS-Security This section describes enhancements to PeopleSoft’s implementation of WS-Security as it pertains to PeopleSoft Integration Broker. you do not need to set up the remote/target node as a trusted node or implement single signon for user authentication to be validated. Excluding PeopleSoft Authentication Tokens in Outbound Requests to PeopleSoft Nodes User Authentication. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Instead you can simply define the source system user ID(s) on the target system.” Managing User Authentication. for some integrations there can be many users or validating users may not be warranted. and Single Signon When using Integration Broker for integrations with other PeopleSoft systems. All rights reserved.50 September. 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.WS Security page (IB_NODESECURITY enables you to select from three levels of encryption when you are encrypting an outbound service operation. the default user ID for the source node on the target system is the user ID used for integration authentication. 125 . 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Implementing WS-Security Encryption Levels for Outbound Integrations The Nodes . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. However.” Implementing User Authentication.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outbound Sync Gateway Details The data on page shows the transactions in raw data format that comprise the data represented in bar chart format on the previous page. 2009 Release Notes Gateway Averages page for outbound synchronous transactions From here you can click the View Transaction link to view the raw data on which the charts on this page are based. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. . “Viewing Messaging System Performance Statistics” 132 Copyright © 2009.50 September.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. you could click an individual bar chart to view the raw data on which the bar chart is based. The following example shows the page that appears when you click the View Transactions link.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Note that the example shown is a partial graphic of the data represented in the bar chart. Or.

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

See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8. .50 September. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and non-Unicode.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. 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. UTF-16. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file. 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. 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. All rights reserved. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. “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.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. “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.

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

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

All rights reserved. you can also view any response associated with the service operation. 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 137 . In addition to using this page to invoke a service operation. “Using the Generate SOAP Template Utility” Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. After you generate a SOAP message you can test the service operation by invoking it using the SOAP Tester page (IB_SOAPTESTER).50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Testing Utilities and Tools.

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

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

048. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The follow table lists the template to use based on your version of Microsoft Excel: Microsoft Excel Version Microsoft Excel 2000 Microsoft Excel 2003 Microsoft Excel 2007 Template ExcelToCI. headers and strings. 140 Copyright © 2009. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. .536 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. 385 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.PeopleTools 8.536 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Template Names The version of Microsoft Excel that you are using in conjunction with the Excel to CI utility determines the Excel to CI template that you must use.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16. Translated elements include labels.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.xls ExcelToCI2007. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.xls ExcelToCI. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory. All rights reserved. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release.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.576 1. You can download this software from the Microsoft website.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.

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

It enables you to configure the presence of the CTI mini console in the popup window. 142 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. at which time the agent will be in a busy state and not available to accept new tasks. This wrap-up mode enhancement applies to the “Third-Party Configuration” on MultiChannel Framework.” Viewing Log Files MultiChannel Framework This section describes the new features and changes for MultiChannel Framework. 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. SSL Support for Email SSL support for IMAP was added to the MCF Email Channel. chat and generic tasks. All rights reserved. Debug Tracer Enhancement Debug Tracer performance has been improved to use significantly less resources on the client machine. Sample Pages The 3rd party configuration sample page has been enhanced to provide the ability to supply reason codes in a prompt window for “Reject” operation for email. The “Agent-to-Agent” chat feature in 3rd party routing has been enhanced to allow an agent to forward a task to the same queue.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. “Diagnosing and Resolving Errors.50 September. Web Chat Enhancement A new state has been introduced called “WRAP_UP.” The wrap-up mode allows the agent to enter comments related to the chat.

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

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

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

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

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

48. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. . While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. When performing an upgrade or update.50 September.48 and beyond.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. In PeopleTools 8. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8.48 versions of PeopleTools. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package.48 versions of PeopleTools. “Working with Change Packages. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8. 2009 Release Notes The Merge Existing Template option enables you to navigate to an existing Change Assistant template and merge any modifications present in the existing template that are not present in the new template.50.47 and earlier.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly. this manual process has been automated.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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less than. All rights reserved.50 September. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools. Typically. . In PeopleTools 8. using the associated operator field. such as greater than.PeopleTools 8. and ‘in’. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can express ranges of releases. a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

All rights reserved. you load selected metadata information from your source database into your target database. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The results of the comparison are stored in the Alter Repository. to make reading compare reports easier. that you can query and run reports against to gain further insight into your upgrades and alter operations.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant Your upgrade documentation 156 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. this refers to the Old Release. all upgrades should use Enterprise PeopleSoft Change Assistant with the delivered templates for your upgrade path. Going forward. “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. For regular compare reports. “Working With Alter Analyzer” Dropped Support for Upgrade Assistant As of PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. a set of predefined tables.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. the database name now appears above the column containing the information for that database. New Release. By running a provided Application Engine program. . For example. Then you run another provided Application Engine program to compare the source and target metadata.PeopleTools 8. this refers to the Source and Target columns. and Customization columns. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Database Name Appears on Compare Report Output In PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the Upgrade Assistant tool will no longer be installed with PeopleTools nor supported. and for composite compare reports.50 September.50.

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

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