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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With this information. It is a roadmap that is intended to help you assess the business benefits of PeopleTools 8. managers will be able to initiate preliminary budget planning and begin putting together a project team to further evaluate specific PeopleSoft products. available when the release becomes generally available. 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. Please note that the final release may not have every feature that is discussed in this document. Prerelease Notes Prerelease notes provide more functional and technical details than the release value proposition. Prerelease notes 3.50 Release Notes Preface This document provides an overview of the value proposition that is associated with the new features and enhancements that are planned for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This added level of detail should enable project teams to answer the following questions: • • What delivered functionality will change? What customizations may be affected? .50 and to plan your information technology (IT) projects and investments. This preface discusses PeopleSoft release information publications. This document describes how each enhancement functions within the context of the greater business process. Release value proposition 2.PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This document is designed to help you determine whether new product features might warrant upgrading from an old release or embarking on a new PeopleSoft implementation. The release notes. and articulates the expected business benefit. The new features and enhancements that are included in this release are grouped according to functional area. 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. Our goal is to ensure that you leverage technology to its fullest to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations. identifies major enhancements. Release notes Release Value Proposition The release value proposition provides functional details. contains the comprehensive set of descriptions for the features and changes available in the final product.50. 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. The release value proposition is published before a release.

Oracle and/or its affiliates. Prerelease notes are published before a release. describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans. 2009 Release Notes • • How will an upgrade or new implementation affect other systems? How will these changes affect the organization? After the project team has reviewed and analyzed the prerelease notes.PeopleTools 8.50 September. . 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. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. All rights reserved.1) 2 Copyright © 2009. 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. you can find additional information on Oracle Technology Network and My Oracle Support. The release notes discuss the features and enhancements that are available with the GA release of each product.

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4. Platform Operating System AIX 6. . What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.5 IBM Informix 11. 1.1 2 Copyright © 2009.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6. JRE Support.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.1 IBM Informix 9.50 September.9.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.6.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9. All rights reserved.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.1. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support. 9. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9. 11. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.1 IBM z/OS 1. 1.

Release Notes PeopleTools 8.2.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.x. 3.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.50 September.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .1).2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.5. Always refer to Doc ID 747587. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.5. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6. 2. 3 .2. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release. 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0.Main Page (Doc ID 764222. All rights reserved.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.1.0. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1) Copyright © 2009.1 Added Verity 6.4.4 Browser Firefox 3.1.1 Internet Explorer 7. 8 Safari 3.

1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. 2009 Release Notes Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent The PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent is being deprecated as of June 5.PeopleTools 8. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8.9 or 9. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.49 or 8. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. 8. Data Mover. Note.0). Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. The exact version depends on your operating system. Otherwise.6x with your PeopleTools installation. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. Process Scheduler servers.50.6x and still be in a supported environment. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. 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. and so on. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support.50 September. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. 2009. If you run DB2 databases. Note.8. For example. 4 Copyright © 2009. This includes applications servers.50. All rights reserved.

50 Integration with BOE XI 3. AIX. 2009 JRE 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. or Solaris).4x or JRE 1.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation.50. 5 .50 September.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools 8. In the interim. you can install BOE XI 3.1 on other certified platforms (Windows.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification. Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8.50 release date. Linux.

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

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

if you are running PeopleTools executables from a machine on which the PeopleSoft installer did not run. you can update the Windows machine’s CRT files by running vcredist_x86. Detailed information and step-by-step procedures are included in your PeopleTools installation documentation. All rights reserved. If. as part of VC++ 2005.50 Installation for <your platform> Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig.exe manually: 1. Run vcredist_x86. During your PeopleTools installation. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.profile file in user's home directory.50 Programs. Verity Installation In previous releases. Verity. The following environment settings must now be set explicitly using the . 8 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Running on Windows PeopleTools 8.sh Tuxedo environment settings are no longer included in psconfig. The installation files for Verity are part of the PeopleSoft PeopleTools files that you download from Oracle E-Delivery. .PeopleTools 8. the update does not take place during the install program run. was installed automatically when you installed the PeopleTools software. The Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ onto a computer. Microsoft. the installation of Verity software has been decoupled from the PeopleTools installation. the software used for PeopleSoft Search.50 is developed using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you will not be able to launch PeopleTools client or server executables on that machine and may receive errors.sh. the executables may not work and you may receive error messages. for some reason.50. changed the way applications use and ship the required C Run Time (CRT) files. Likewise. Running the separate Verity integration installation is a mandatory step after you have installed the PeopleTools software into PS_HOME. These required files must now be installed onto each machine that will run PeopleTools 8. Go to PS_HOME\setup\vcredist. To run vcredist_x86.exe. In PeopleTools 8. If you encounter these errors.50 September.exe manually. the install programs automatically update the machine performing the installation. 2.

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

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

reducing the time and complexity involved with installations. Or. Save significant disk space. In these cases. or bundle needs to be installed to fewer locations. If you are an existing customer. For example. “Working with Domain Configurations” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 11 . That is. the system creates the PS_CFG_HOME directory in the “user” directory of the owner of the domain. limiting the possibility of accidental or malicious tampering with installed binaries and domain configuration. replacing it with a shorter path value. Deploy PeopleTools binaries to a single location that multiple domains can use. All rights reserved.50 Installation for your platform Copyright © 2009. 2009 By default. Splitting the location of the server binary and configuration files provides a variety of benefits. the domain exists under PS_CFG_HOME\appserv\<domain>. multiple domains on different machines can leverage a single installation of PS_HOME installed on a location accessible through your network. and so on. Oracle developers are currently addressing this. you can configure your installation to operate the same as previous releases. Process Scheduler. in many cases the length of the default PS_CFG_HOME directory will exceed z/OS character limits (70 in some cases). Operating System UNIX/Linux Windows PS_CFG_HOME Location $HOME/psft/pt/<version> %USERPROFILE%\psft\pt\<version> After you create a domain. you can also symlink the directory and use the short path from inside your JCL scripts. Note. If you do not want or need to split the location of the PeopleSoft server binary and configuration files. Note. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Streamline upgrades and updates because the upgrade. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. enabling you to: • Restrict write access to server binary files and domain configuration files to one user. patch. For example. In environments that include the IBM z/OS operating system. when configuring nVision. with the binary files and domain configuration files existing within the same directory structure. in situations where an output directory was previously located within PS_HOME. the PS_HOME directory is now designed to be read only.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Data Mover.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. By default. the system creates PS_CFG_HOME in the following location. you have the option to override the default PS_CFG_HOME value. So. update. consider that some of the previous configuration settings will have new default values. depending on the operating system of the server. that output directory setting will now need to reference a location under PS_CFG_HOME or some other writeable location. • • • Note. Domains can exist on the same physical machine or a different physical machine as PS_HOME. be careful in considering any output locations.

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

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

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

Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64.50. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured.50 September. 15 .” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters.50: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 2 8 25 2 Windows Service The name of the configuration file for the Windows service that starts an application server domain on Windows automatically has been changed. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. In previous releases. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.CFG and PSPRCS. However. This applies to any server process.CFG.CFG. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.000. by default.CFG configuration files. and so on. the configuration file is PSWINSRV. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process. medium.50.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8. PSAESRV. In PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. large. In previous releases. The default value is 1024 cursors. “Using PSADMIN Menus.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. developer) has changed. you can now include custom Java options per server process. such as PSAPPSRV. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter. PSQRYSRV. Copyright © 2009.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

After you have created the consumer groups. the CPU. PeopleTools delivers a set of predefined PeopleSoft Resource Groups to which one or more PeopleTools executables are assigned. for example. 2009 Release Notes • • FIRST_ROWS Hint Feature No Longer Used. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8.50 September.50. you use the Pt Ora Resource page to map the Oracle consumer groups to the predefined PeopleSoft resource groups. If you want to limit the amount of CPU resources a long-running query can consume on the database server. PSRUN is assigned to the COBOL resource group and PSQRYSRV is assigned to the QUERY SERVER resource group. the system automatically imposes the limits that you have defined in the consumer group upon the PeopleTools executables within that resource group. 22 Copyright © 2009. This integration between PeopleTools and Oracle database technology enables you to manage and optimize a fundamental system resource. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Pt Ora Resource page After mapping the appropriate PeopleSoft resource group to its corresponding consumer group. For example. and how the CPU allocates its resources to the PeopleSoft application processes running on the system. named PSFT Query. 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. With PeopleTools 8. then you could create a resource plan with a consumer group. . You then manage PeopleSoft Query’s CPU usage by specifying the appropriate parameters when you define the corresponding consumer group. Oracle 11g case-sensitive user IDs.

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

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

50. So. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. there is no longer a need to enable or disable the use of this feature. such as SYSADM is represented consistently. Access ID On PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.50 September.CFG).Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The original intent of adding the hint was to provide a performance benefit. system administrators need to make sure the database user ID. In previous releases. 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. the largest LOB that could be stored was 2 MB. The Oracle implementation of FIRST_ROWS hint works differently than on other RDBMS platforms. wherever it needs to be supplied in the configuration tools and scripts as well as on any signon screen. as originally implemented. In previous releases. and the PeopleSoft application usage of the FIRST_ROWS hint feature. when running the installation. 2009 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit Beginning with PeopleTools 8. 25 . the LOB size limit for the Oracle database has increased to 50 MB. the use of this hint made the analysis of other reported performance issues difficult. In addition to allowing larger amounts of data in a single database field.50 the SQL Server login utilized as an ACCESSID does not require being a member of the SQL Server “sysadmin” server role. Microsoft SQL Server 2008.50. All rights reserved. this new limit allows much larger file attachments to be stored in the database without having to be divided into separate chunks.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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Going forward. In PeopleTools 8. the OracleDisableFirstRowsHint parameter has been removed from the application server configuration file (PSAPPSRV. Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements This section discusses these Microsoft SQL Server enhancements: • • Access ID. In addition. did not provide any clear performance benefits for the Oracle platform. the minimum was 255. Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs With Oracle 11gR1 the database user ID is case-sensitive.

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

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

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

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

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

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

keep the following length restrictions in mind. then the logs directory would be in PS_CFG_HOME\PSFT\logs. 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.PeopleTools 8. . if your domain name is 'PSFT'. such as Tuxedo logs (TUXLOG) and APPSRV logs. Tuxedo Log Directory Character Limit The log directory contains log files the system generates for a domain. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 32 Copyright © 2009. by default. The Receive Timeout setting appears in the Web Server Jolt Settings group box on the Security tab for web profiles. The default log directory for a domain is %PS_SERVDIR\logs. “Administering the Performance Monitor. If you elect to specify a custom log directory. All rights reserved. and enter the desired location.” Setting Global System Options General System Administration Enhancements This section covers these general system administration features: • • • • • • • • • Tuxedo Log Directory Character Limit Timeout Settings Jolt Signon Trace Link IDDA Logging WebLogic Session Cookie Name Changes SYSAUDIT additions. For example. URL Properties page.CFG file. uncomment the Log Directory setting in the domain's PSAPPSRV. Authentication timeout setting.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Performance Monitor. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. such as the ICQuery service timeout setting. When entering custom log directory locations.

” Web Server Timeouts Jolt This section describes changes made to Oracle Jolt. 33 .” Working with Jolt Configuration Options. The above IPV6 compatibility applies to Jolt only.” Configuring Jolt Session Pooling Signon Trace Link The wording of the signon trace link has changed. specified in the psserver property in the configuration. to be compatible with both IPV4 and IPV6 specifications.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. All rights reserved. has changed slightly in PeopleTools 8.50 September. the failover servers appear within curly brackets.50. including: • • Jolt Failover String Jolt Session Pooling Jolt Failover String The syntax of the Jolt failover string. { }. Jolt Session Pooling In previous releases. Jolt session pooling was set per servlet in the web. For PeopleTools 8.properties file. If you enable the signon trace link to appear on the signon page using the Show Trace Link at Signon web profile property.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. you set Jolt session pooling at the site level in the configuration. failover servers appeared within angled brackets. the link now appears as: Set Trace Flags In previous releases it read: To set trace flags.properties file: joltPooling=true See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.xml file.properties file. A new property has been added to the configuration. [ ]. click here.50 Jolt Failover String psserver=<host>:<port>#wt[failover servers] psserver=<host>:<port>#wt{failover servers} Note.49 8. In PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools Release 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Appendix: PeopleSoft Timeout Settings. In previous releases. Copyright © 2009.50.50.

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

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

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

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

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

• • Example: Floating Drop-Down Navigation This is an example of the new floating drop-down navigation: Copyright © 2009. 39 . When you find the folder or page. The menu leaves breadcrumbs – As you navigate. select the item in the list. The menu is scrollable – Click the scroll arrows that appear at the top and bottom of the menu when the menu is too long for you to view in its entirety.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. and portal sequence number presentation of folders. descending. When you see a match. All rights reserved. select it. 2009 • • You can sort the menu – Click the sort icon on the main menu to toggle between alphabetic ascending. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. 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.

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Type ahead is configurable through User Personalizations. 41 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. As you type. and appears on search pages and in prompt dialog boxes.50 September. Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. 2009 Example: Favorites Menu This is the new favorites menu showing the Recently Used list and the Base EE User Profile favorite in the My Favorites list: When you click the BASE EE link. the system searches in the background and matches entries in the record to the text you enter. this page appears showing the primary key: Type Ahead Prompt Fields now include a type ahead text.

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

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

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

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

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. In scrollable grid layout. Copyright © 2009. 2009 In scrollable grid layout you can drag to resize the column directly on the transaction page. you can drag and drop to columns to change column order. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 47 .

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

49 . 2009 At design time in Application Designer. However. 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 rich text editor enables you to store inline images along with your text. You can use the rich text editor as it is delivered or switch to your own configuration without deleting the basic configuration. Based on the value you enter in the Configuration Settings Id field in the Rich Text Editor options. All rights reserved. At runtime.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. which control the look of the text. there is a limit of 20 long character fields per record definition.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. place the long edit box control on the page. Users can specify custom toolbar configurations for each Rich Text Editor control. Long Character Field Limit For PeopleTools 8. The editor includes a default set of toolbar buttons that appear as part of the editor page control. Copyright © 2009.50. The existing PeopleTools Spell Check is associated with this control. application developers can create configuration settings files which compliment the default toolbar set. the long edit box becomes a Rich Text Editor on PIA Pages. 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. Open the properties sheet and check the Enable Rich Text Editor property on the Options tab. The rich text editor tool bars are highly configurable.

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

The pagelet is a PIA component.1 related content services include: • • Related Discussion service – Providing threaded discussions that groups can use to discuss topics of interest. See “Pagelet Search” Pagelet Drag and Drop Users can now dynamically drag and drop pagelets on their homepage without going to the Personalize page. providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 51 . The homepage layout is 2–column. 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 PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically. or collaborative workspaces. click the pagelet title and drag the pagelet to the desired location.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property. To move a homepage pagelet. discussions. Copyright © 2009. "Working with Related Content Services" PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology. Related Tags service – Allowing you to characterize or bookmark transactional or business objects with terminology of your choosing. You select the Force page refresh property for the pagelet. The drag and drop iScript that persists the pagelet changes forces a homepage refresh only when all of the following conditions are met: • • • • A pagelet changes columns. When a homepage has a 2 column layout.1 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features.50 September. blogs. See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information. "Understanding PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal-Delivered Related Content Services" Pagelet Wizard Enhancements The Pagelet Wizard now enables you to: • • • Define OBIEE reports as a data source when creating pagelets. All rights reserved. See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information. Because some components can render themselves differently based on the column width. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 application upgrades or customizations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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59 . Grid class.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new class including constructors. EnableColumns method. Field class. LabelColumns method. ShowColumns method. ClearAEAttributes method. methods. Grid class. AddAttribute method. AddAEAttribute method.50.50 September. Field class. IBInfo class. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. IBInfo class. the following new methods have been added to the PeopleCode API: • • • • • • • • • • • BPELUtil class. DecryptPETKey method. UpdateConnectorResponseProperties method. Chart class. Grid class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference New Methods In PeopleTools 8. SetProperties method. Grid class. Copyright © 2009. and properties as is appropriate for each class. The new methods and properties for these classes have not been listed in these release notes. All rights reserved. IBInfo class.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. SetLegendImg method. EncryptPETKey method. 2009 CONQRS_CONST class CONQRSMGR class QUERYITEMPROMPT class SCHED_INFO class SEC_PROFILE class UTILITY class • Feed classes: Feed class FeedFactory class DataSource class DataSourceParameter class DataSourceParameterValue class DataSourceSetting class Utility class The 8.

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference New Properties In PeopleTools 8. WSA_To property. Note. MCFMailUtil class. Field class.50." PeopleCode. IsRichTextEnabled property. All rights reserved. Chart class. RevertToPre850 property. New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. ZeroExtend property.50 September. File class. Field class. WSA_Action property. CompressionOverride property. HoverText property. InteractiveProgress property. Grid class. RevertToPre850 property. InteractiveMove property. TerminateLines property. InteractiveEnd property. Field class. IBInfo class. FuturePublicationDateTime property. Gantt class. IBInfo class.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. PeopleCode API. MouseOverMsgNum property. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new method. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Gantt class. "Development Tools Enhancements. GetActualRemoteNodes method. Gantt class. Field class. XmlDoc class. IBInfo class. IBInfo class. GenXmlFile method. SummaryText property. MouseOverMsgSet property. IBInfo class. The new classes are listed in these release notes.50. The 8. the following new properties have been added to the PeopleCode API: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • AnalyticGrid class. File class. Gantt class. WSA_FaultTo property. 2009 • • Session class. 61 . badaddresses property. Copyright © 2009. Gantt class. InteractiveStart property. SummaryText property. The preceding list does not include the methods that are new due to the addition of a new class in the PeopleCode API.

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

ValidateAddress method. 3. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter.50.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. SetEmailOption method. 1. The 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Therefore.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). This method now validates a comma.50.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. The 8. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published.50. Size property.50 September. 5.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. "". PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. 2. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. This method now takes an optional language parameter. 63 . SetItemFolder method. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. rather than a single email address. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. Publish method. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Java Class. In PeopleTools 8. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. 4. • ReportDefn class. Save method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. • RowsetCache class. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and SetOutputOption method. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleSoft Language Code UKE See Also

Description UK English

Corresponding ISO Locales en_GB

Database Character Set Unicode or non-Unicode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages.PeopleTools 8. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. the filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added. you can select a From and To date for viewing. . Using the Date Range filter. 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. the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role. Using Process Monitor. the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Users can define the default process (report) output retention days at the following definition levels: • • • Process Type Definition Process Definition Job Definition 72 Copyright © 2009.50 September. All rights reserved. “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. “Using Report Manager. If a role is removed from a user profile. Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999.” Viewing Reports Report Distribution By Role When a new user is added to the system or a new role is added to an existing user.

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

“Defining Process Definitions” Reporting Console The Reporting Console provides a single interface for a user to manage and schedule reports. The runtime parameter page is used to determine if the process or job can be run from the Reporting Console.” Defining Process Categories Runtime Parameters New runtime parameter pages have been added to process definitions and job definitions. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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.PeopleTools 8. From the Reporting Console users can run a report. 2009 Release Notes New Process Category LOADCACHE A new process category has been added LOADCACHE. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. All rights reserved.50 September. This page also defines what security to enforce and what parameters will be displayed when the process is initiated from the Reporting Console. This is an example of the Reporting Console: 74 Copyright © 2009. schedule a report. Parallel LoadCache has been assigned to the LOADCACHE process category. That means it will run only on servers that have a LOADCACHE process category whose MaxConcurrent value is greater than 0.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. organize reports and share reports. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

exe The local directory of crw32. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.1 is supported.exe. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008.1 upgrade. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. “Working with Multiple Languages.50. Local directory of crw32. you need to upgrade. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0\win32_x86. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. Note. For example. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.50. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports execution environments.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal Reports concepts. 81 .50 September. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

2009 Release Notes Crystal Reports 2008 Runtime Environment Crystal Reports 2008 Runtime Environment replaces Crystal Reports Runtime . Report execution components. Crystal Reports Concepts Crystal Reports has two key sets of components as it relates to PeopleSoft applications: • • Report design components. at a high level. The following diagram illustrates. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. the components of Crystal Reports: 82 Copyright © 2009.50 September.dlls in previous releases.

You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer. Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer. Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine.50 and BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use PeopleTools 8. Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Linux.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix.1.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8. All rights reserved.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009.50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8. 83 . 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment. 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. 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 8.1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8. and then you design report layouts in the Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer application referencing the fields defined in the queries that you created. • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.50: PT 8. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9.

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

All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor.50. you need to upgrade. 85 . Aggregate Storage.1. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8.1.1. which is used to build Essbase cubes.1. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. Add and maintain Essbase outlines.1. Run the cube creation batch process. Delete and rename Essbase objects. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. 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. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. Essbase Cube Buider.1.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 is supported. A new folder for Essbase Cube Builder has been added under PeopleTools Cube Builder with the following components: Component Connections Dimensions Outlines Utilities Create Cube Dynamic Dimension Templates Cube Dimension Builder Setup Description Add and maintain Essbase connectivity parameters.1.1. including Essbase.50 September.1. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1 API. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. Note.1 Upgrade. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11. Copyright © 2009.1.

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

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

This is an example of the Cube Outline page: Utilities Use the Essbase Utilities component (CUB_DIMDELETE) to maintain Essbase cubes: 88 Copyright © 2009. Add the cube data query or queries. select a column from data extraction as the measure. . Search for available queries. Select dimensions to add to the current outline. and unmap previously mapped columns. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September.PeopleTools 8. 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. Remove dimensions from the current outline. All rights reserved. View the current prompt values for a query and change them if necessary. You can supply one or more queries to fill the cube. Map columns from data extraction queries to dimensions.

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

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

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

50. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Building Cubes. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7. including future EFFDT data. 2009 Release Notes Note. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 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. using the Detail Value List page. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected. Note.x and 9.50 September. 92 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8.” Building Cube Instances.3. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8. (Cognos 8.x are not supported.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager.

including: • • • • • • Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition. No new functionality in CPLEX 11. Oracle and/or its affiliates. existing functionality that we use works as with CPLEX 10 versions.0 will be included. Note. including: Criteria Definition The PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog in nVision client is enhanced to include an As of Date field along with the tree name.50.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. you are able to: • Associate effective-date for trees at the time of criteria definition. Viewing Detail Values Optimization Framework This section covers enhancements that are made to the PeopleSoft Optimization Framework.0 Upgrade With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 93 . PS/nVision This section covers changes that are made to the PeopleTools PS/nVision technology. • Perform comparative reporting based on different effective dates. iLog CPLEX 11.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Tree Manager. iLog CPLEX is the mathematical engine that is used by the PeopleTools Optimization Framework. This is an example of the PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog: Copyright © 2009. Restoring query prompts to web version of nVision. Supporting not-in criteria. Using this page. Default configuration under %PSHOME%. Ability to define the types of report requests. Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria This section covers enhancements of the effective-date. CPLEX 11. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition enables you to have multiple trees in the layout with different effective dates. Drilling down PS/nVision reports using web services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in).0 is supported. All rights reserved. “Using PeopleSoft Tree Manager." Working with Detail Values.50 September.

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

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

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

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

you are prompted for selecting the tree for the specified field and its node list.” Drilling URL in PeopleSoft Query Schedule Query with In Tree Prompt You can schedule queries that have In Tree prompts using the Schedule Query component or using the Schedule links in the Query Manager and Query Viewer. which you can click to access other browsers.PeopleTools 8. After the successful selection of values for the In Tree prompts. or even an external link. all temp files are located under %PS_SERVDIR%.” Scheduling Queries.” Scheduling Queries. Schedule Query with Tree Prompt Temp Files of the Query-to-Excel The CacheBaseDir= setting in the psappsrv. Changes are also made to the System Process Request page for scheduling Application Engine programs. the query results page shows results as links. and Organizing Queries. When you execute this query through Query Manager or Query Viewer. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and Organizing Queries. you can define drilling URLs that are associated with this query. portal object. and other metadata for this query. Selecting Process Requests Drilling URL in PSQUERY Drilling URLs are the URLs that you define by selecting the menu. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query.50 September. “Modifying. While scheduling these queries. . page. the new browser is either a PIA page. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. or an URL of your choice. Those temp files are removed automatically after the run. Scheduling. “Modifying. If the CacheBaseDir is not set in the psappsrv. “Defining Selection Criteria. component. or another query result page. 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query.cfg file. These queries can either be saved and used in the future or can be scheduled and run immediately by clicking the Run button. Scheduling.cfg file specifies the location of temp files that are created by the Query to Excel execution. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. criteria. and all these settings are saved into database with prompt. Depending on how drilling URLs are defined. other prompts are available for your input. Submitting Process Requests.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. 98 Copyright © 2009. When you build a query using Query Manager.

the query joins security table multiple times using the Inner Join logic. If this is a non-self join with different security tables. Oracle and/or its affiliates. should be optimized. the query joins the security table once. • • Note: If you perform Left Outer Joins with security record. If this is a non-self join with same security tables or a self join. or cancel the downloaded file. XML produces webrowset XML format result. the Security Join Optimizer setting is applied using the same concepts. Security Join Optimizer In the Query Properties page. there are two new formats XML and XMLP. XML formatted query result is downloaded to browser. save. 99 . Security Join Optimizer Select this option to enable this query to join once to the first security record.” Creating New Queries. If you click the Open button. 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.Run page. In the Schedule Query component. XMLP produces XMLP format result. the query joins security table multiple times using the Inner Join logic and the Security Join Optimizer option is not used.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. the new Security Join Optimizer option enables you to define whether a query. • • If this is a non-self join (same security tables) or a self join. The Download to XML link is also available on the Query Manager .50 September. the query joins security table multiple times using the Inner Join logic and the Security Join Optimizer option is not used. All rights reserved. that contains multiple joins to the same query security record. Viewing and Editing Query Properties Copyright © 2009. “Creating and Running Simple Queries. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Clear this option to enable this query to join mutliple times to the security record. If this is a non-self join with different security tables.

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

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

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

If this property is not null. such as when it cannot find a routing for an integration.htm).WSA_To. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Setting the Namespace for Generic SOAP Faults The system generates generic SOAP faults for framework-level errors. &MSG. The WS-Addressing destination is defined as a string.WSA_Action. • &MSG.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.WSA_FaultTo.properties file equal to the namespace to use: ig. “Managing Integration Gateways.IBInfo. Use this property to specify the WS-Addressing destination for the message. For inbound requests.IBInfo. The WS-Addressing action is defined as a string. These values will be part of the MIME header section sent to the integration gateway. thereby prohibiting sensitive information from displaying in the generated message log file (MsgLog. set the following property in the integrationGatway.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. The integration gateway will add these values to the SOAP headers accordingly.” Masking Gateway Log File Elements WS-Addressing The following PeopleCode properties have been added to the IBInfo PeopleCode object: • &MSG.GenericFaultNamespace See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Integration Gateways. Use this property to specify the Web Services Addressing (WS-Addressing) action for the message. The WS-Addressing fault end point is defined as a string. Use this property to specify the WS-Addressing fault end point for the message.” Setting the Namespace for Generic SOAP Faults Masking Elements in Integration Gateway Log Files You can mask.IBInfo. 103 . All rights reserved. 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Copyright © 2009. To specify the namespace to use for generic SOAP faults. elements that appear in the integration gateway log files. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.htm) and error log file (ErrorLog. or hide. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. a message ID (the WSA_MessageID property) must also be defined.

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

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

Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message to the system. Oracle and/or its affiliates. View the entire message structure.” Adding Message Definitions Viewing Rowset-Based Message Structures There are now three options for viewing the structure of rowset-based messages: 1. When you access a rowset-based message in the Messages-Message Definitions page. you have the option to use the Type field to narrow your search. you must select a message type from the list. 106 Copyright © 2009. . View only the records in the message structure. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message part to the system. 2009 Release Notes When you use the Find an Existing Value tab to search for an existing message definition. and record fields (included and excluded) for a message definition in tree format. Nonrowset. 2. “Managing Messages. Doing so determines the subsequent page that appears and that you use to define the message. Select this value to add a rowset-based message part to the system. A new View Records Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page. Select this value to add a rowset-based message to the system. Part Nonrowset.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. The message types that display in the Type dropdown list box are: • • • • • Container. View only the included fields in the message structure. the existing default option displays all records.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. All rights reserved. When using the Add a New Value tab to add a new message definition to the system. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Select this value to add a container message to the system. Viewing Rowset-Based Message Structures Overriding Local Message Compression for Synchronous Messages The integration engine compresses and base64–encodes messages destined for the PeopleSoft listening connector on its local integration gateway.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Part Rowset. Rowset. 3. “Managing Messages. You can expand and collapse the tree to view the structure of the message. subrecords. When you click the link the Records Only page appears and displays only the records and subrecords in the message structure. A new View Included Fields Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page.

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

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

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

“Managing Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The Schema tab is still available for viewing message schema.PeopleTools 8. Generating Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker now automatically generates message schema for rowsetbased messages at save time.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. for building schemas for rowset-based messages that may have been imported or upgraded without schema. “Managing Messages. Oracle and/or its affiliates. if there are a total of seven data chunks in the message. . you do not need to navigate to the Schema tab and build the message schema. The Add Schema button is enabled regardless if the message is referenced in a runtime table.” 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages to/from Third-Party Systems Message Schemas This section describes enhancements for working with and managing XML message schemas in PeopleSoft Integration Broker. As a result.” Managing Nonrowset-Based Messages 110 Copyright © 2009. “Sending and Receiving Messages.” Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages.50 September. For example. 2009 Release Notes Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages to/from Third-Party Systems To exchange segmented messages with third-party systems you must specify the following arguments in the SOAP header: Argument DataChunkCount DataChunk Description The total number of data chunks or segments that comprise the message.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. the DataChunk value for the current message is 3.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. You are now able to add message schemas for nonrowset-based messages referenced in runtime tables. and for building schemas for nonrowset-based messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and the current segment is the third chunk. Indicates the number of the data chunk or message segment that you are sending.

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. On an IBM DB2 database. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the system processes handlers alphabetically. To enable capturing service operation and PeopleCode event metrics you must set the EnableDBMonitoring option in PSADMIN. This information enables you to associate service operations with database transactions for monitoring and troubleshooting. but no sequence is set.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. The new Sequence field enables you to select the order in which PeopleSoft Integration Broker performs handler processing. by default the system populates the Description field with the service operation name. 2009 Release Notes On an Oracle database.” Associating PeopleSoft Users with DB2 UDB Threads Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations Setting Processing Sequence for Multiple Notification Handlers For a service operation that has multiple active notification handlers. 114 Copyright © 2009. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for Linux. Setting Handler Processing Sequence Application Engine Handler A new service operation handler implementation method has been added to PeopleSoft Integration Broker for PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and Windows. “Managing Service Operation Handler. and so on.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. If multiple notification handlers exist and are active. followed by that with a value of 2. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for z/OS.” Checklists and Troubleshooting.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations. “Managing Service Operations. PeopleSoft provides service operationname as Module name (no Action information is provided for DB2 systems). . Monitoring Module Information Service Operation Handlers This section discusses enhancements to service operation handlers.PeopleTools 8. Monitoring Service Operations Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can set the processing sequence on the Service Operation-Handlers page.” Understanding Managing Service Operations. A handler with a sequence value of 1 is processed first. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. UNIX. Handler Descriptions On the Service Operations-Handlers Detail page. PeopleSoft provides service operation name and PeopleCode event name as Module name and Action name respectively.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.

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

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

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

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 The following example shows a routing definition in graphical format for a synchronous service operation: The routing definition for QE_PO_SYNC in graphical format Again. Copyright © 2009. 119 . through the integration gateway. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 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. Click the link to view items that are not active for the integration. This routing definition contains integration metadata that is not active.50 September. the arrows show the flow of the service operation from PeopleSoft Integration Broker.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved. By default the Percentage of Memory Growth parameter is disabled. Message System Performance Statistics The messaging system performance statistics pages in the Service Operations Monitor have been redesigned for this release. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You use the Serial Recycle parameter in the psappsrv. or so it can run other processes.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.” Implementing Master Domain Processing Pub/Sub Handler Processing Serial Recycling of Pub/Sub Handler Processes When serial recycle for pub/sub process handlers is enabled. Configuring deferred master processing enables you to free processing resources on the master domain machine due to hardware or processing power limitations. 130 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. You use the Percentage of Memory Growth 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.cfg file to specify that the system recycle pub/sub process handlers when memory has grown by a percent value that you specify. The Master/Slave Load Balance page features a Master Processing Status dropdown list box where you set the processing status for the master domain. all pub/sub process handlers recycle at once. which can cause throughput to come to a standstill.PeopleTools 8. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. If serial recycling is disabled.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.” 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Implementing Deferred Master Domain Processing PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to defer request processing on master domain to slave domains that are available for processing.cfg file to enable and disable this feature. The system checks to see if the percentage criterion is met after processing a specified number of requests. . By default the serial recycling of pub/sub process handlers is enabled.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. In addition to using this page to invoke a service operation. 137 . “Using the Generate SOAP Template Utility” Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can also view any response associated with the service operation.

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

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

576 1. 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. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates.048. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65.xls ExcelToCI2007. “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. . All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.536 1. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros. 140 Copyright © 2009.536 1. 385 1.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65.xls ExcelToCI. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xlsm PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel Location Note that users for Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 use the same template.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. headers and strings. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory. Translated elements include labels.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

48 versions of PeopleTools.50. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model.47 and earlier. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. When performing an upgrade or update.48 and beyond.50 September. .” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. In PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes The Merge Existing Template option enables you to navigate to an existing Change Assistant template and merge any modifications present in the existing template that are not present in the new template. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.48.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. this manual process has been automated. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. “Working with Change Packages.48 versions of PeopleTools.

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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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All rights reserved. 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. . Typically. using the associated operator field.50.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009. a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release. You can express ranges of releases. In PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8. such as greater than. Oracle and/or its affiliates. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies. and ‘in’.PeopleTools 8.50 September. less than.

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

It applies only to steps intended to run in DB2 UDB environments. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. Database name appears in report output. “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.PeopleTools 8. 154 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant #NT Step Parameter Modifications The #NT Change Assistant step parameter no longer applies to DB2 zOS. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes Change Assistant job opened after clicking Review and Apply See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. Then you run another provided Application Engine program to compare the source and target metadata. By running a provided Application Engine program. . The results of the comparison are stored in the Alter Repository. you load selected metadata information from your source database into your target database. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. New Release. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant Your upgrade documentation 156 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. and for composite compare reports. the database name now appears above the column containing the information for that database. 2009 Release Notes Database Name Appears on Compare Report Output In PeopleTools 8. the Upgrade Assistant tool will no longer be installed with PeopleTools nor supported. this refers to the Old Release.50 September. to make reading compare reports easier. “Working With Alter Analyzer” Dropped Support for Upgrade Assistant As of PeopleTools 8. For regular compare reports. Going forward.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. and Customization columns. all upgrades should use Enterprise PeopleSoft Change Assistant with the delivered templates for your upgrade path. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “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.PeopleTools 8. a set of predefined tables. For example. that you can query and run reports against to gain further insight into your upgrades and alter operations. this refers to the Source and Target columns.50. All rights reserved.

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

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