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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

. Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release. 2009 Release Notes • • How will an upgrade or new implementation affect other systems? How will these changes affect the organization? After the project team has reviewed and analyzed the prerelease notes. 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. All rights reserved. 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. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. The release notes discuss the features and enhancements that are available with the GA release of each product.50 September.1) 2 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Release Notes Release notes are published when the product is made generally available and validate the final scope of the release.

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

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

1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.1 2 Copyright © 2009. .PeopleTools 8.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. 9. 1. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support. 11.6.5 IBM Informix 11. Platform Operating System AIX 6. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.9. JRE Support.1 IBM z/OS 1. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.1 IBM Informix 9.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.1. 1.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server.50 September.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9.

Always refer to Doc ID 747587.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.5.0.1).0. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.1 Added Verity 6. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.1 Internet Explorer 7.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.1. 2.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.2.x. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 . 3 . 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.4. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.50 September.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update . 3. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1) Copyright © 2009. 8 Safari 3.Main Page (Doc ID 764222.2.4 Browser Firefox 3.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587. 3.1.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.5. All rights reserved.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.

Otherwise. and so on. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. The exact version depends on your operating system. . Note. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1.6x with your PeopleTools installation. 2009. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. Note. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. If you run DB2 databases. 8. 4 Copyright © 2009. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. Process Scheduler servers. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.9 or 9. This includes applications servers.6x and still be in a supported environment. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8.49 or 8. Data Mover. For example. All rights reserved.50.50 September.0). Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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.8. 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 5.50. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support.

Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8. or Solaris). 5 .50 Integration with BOE XI 3. Oracle and/or its affiliates. PeopleTools 8. you can install BOE XI 3.50 release date. Copyright © 2009.50 September. Linux.4x or JRE 1.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 on other certified platforms (Windows. All rights reserved. 2009 JRE 1.50. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. AIX. In the interim.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification.

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

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

if you are running PeopleTools executables from a machine on which the PeopleSoft installer did not run. the executables may not work and you may receive error messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the install programs automatically update the machine performing the installation.sh Tuxedo environment settings are no longer included in psconfig. the software used for PeopleSoft Search.50 Installation for <your platform> Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. 8 Copyright © 2009.50. the installation of Verity software has been decoupled from the PeopleTools installation. The installation files for Verity are part of the PeopleSoft PeopleTools files that you download from Oracle E-Delivery. All rights reserved.exe manually.profile file in user's home directory.50 is developed using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005. During your PeopleTools installation. as part of VC++ 2005.50 September. 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.PeopleTools 8. Go to PS_HOME\setup\vcredist. the update does not take place during the install program run. 2. Run vcredist_x86. was installed automatically when you installed the PeopleTools software. In PeopleTools 8. 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. . Detailed information and step-by-step procedures are included in your PeopleTools installation documentation.50 Programs. If you encounter these errors. Microsoft. The following environment settings must now be set explicitly using the . you can update the Windows machine’s CRT files by running vcredist_x86. you will not be able to launch PeopleTools client or server executables on that machine and may receive errors. Likewise. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Verity Installation In previous releases.exe manually: 1. Verity. If. changed the way applications use and ship the required C Run Time (CRT) files. To run vcredist_x86.exe.sh. for some reason. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Running on Windows PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

50: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 2 8 25 2 Windows Service The name of the configuration file for the Windows service that starts an application server domain on Windows automatically has been changed. All rights reserved.50. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. In previous releases. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements. The default value is 1024 cursors. However.CFG. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured. PSAESRV. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process.50. In previous releases. This applies to any server process.CFG and PSPRCS.50 September. In PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.CFG configuration files.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. such as PSAPPSRV. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64. medium.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. PSQRYSRV. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter. 15 . developer) has changed. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small.000. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. the configuration file is PSWINSRV. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. large.CFG.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. “Using PSADMIN Menus. you can now include custom Java options per server process. by default. and so on.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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Release Notes

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Process Monitor in Enterprise Manager Console
See Also PeopleSoft Enterprise Environment Management Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager Implementation Guide

Usability Enhancements
With PeopleTools 8.50, a variety of usability enhancements are available including an improved method for viewing targets on the PeopleSoft Target page. In previous releases, PeopleSoft targets were displayed in a list form without showing any relationship to a particular environment. Now, PeopleSoft targets are shown in a hierarchical form where ‘child’ targets, such as application servers, Process Scheduler servers, and search servers appear nested within the environment they belong. That is, the page displays their association with a particular database.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. This provides increased monitoring capabilities if you use Oracle performance monitoring utilities. such as Oracle Enterprise Manager. You can now view system resource usage per these PeopleSoft application modules that populate the module and action fields as described in the table. Determine the fields to be encrypted with TDE. in the Field Properties dialog box. External security modules generate encryption keys. PeopleTools populates the MODULE and ACTION fields of the V$SESSION and V$SQL views. 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. Each table's column encryption key is. Using the Database Resource Manager Support for Oracle Transparent Data Encryption PeopleTools now supports the use of Oracle’s Transparent Data Encryption (TDE). encrypted with the database server's master key. To implement this feature within your PeopleSoft system you need to: • • • Set up the Master key in the Oracle wallet. select Encrypt check box. a strategy that enhances security because no administrator is granted comprehensive access to data. and so on. In addition. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and in Application Designer. Enhanced MODULE and ACTION Monitoring Information With PeopleTools 8.50.50 September. All rights reserved. such as encryption. Using an external security module separates ordinary program functions from those that pertain to security. it provides for secure storage and management of encryption keys in a security module external to the database. The Master key is stored in an Oracle wallet. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Oracle. Consequently. Enter the desired encryption algorithm in the Database Encryption Algorithm edit box on the PeopleTools Options page.” Working With Oracle Resource Groups Oracle Database Administrator’s Guide. and securely store keys outside of the database. Oracle Automatic Workload Repository.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. it is possible to divide administration duties between DBAs and security administrators. perform encryption and decryption. which is part of the external security module. in turn. TDE is a key-based access control system that enforces authorization by encrypting data with a key that is kept secret. PeopleSoft Connection Type Application Server (PIA connections) Module PeopleSoft component Action PeopleSoft page (PIA page) Copyright © 2009. Oracle Database Resource Manager. 23 . which enables encryption of sensitive data in database columns as it is stored in the operating system files.

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

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

and so on. The auto-resize option creates a table space that automatically increase its size.50. All rights reserved. PeopleSoft databases running on the DB2 LUW platform can take advantage of the IBM DB2 Auto-Resize option for table spaces. to accommodate system needs with no limit.50. It is important to take into consideration that utilizing these roles for the PeopleSoft ACCESSID login will restrict the ability to run administrative tasks not required for PeopleSoft applications like creating backups and restoring them. initial size and appropriate resize increment. This reduces the initial footprint of your database and translates into optimized space usage as your transactional database grows. .PeopleTools 8. creating databases. modifying server settings. IBM DB2 Enhancements This section discusses enhancements for IBM DB2. including: • • • DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes Increased Monitoring Information DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE With PeopleTools 8. defining new server logins. 26 Copyright © 2009. PeopleTools supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008.50 September.50 you will find the installation scripts were updated to reflect the changes above. in configurable increments. On PeopleTools 8. dropping them. Table spaces that can dynamically increase their size as needed enable you to set a reasonable. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Microsoft SQL Server” SQL Server 2008 With PeopleTools 8. The PeopleSoft ACCESSID is now a member of the following fixed database roles: db_datareader db_datawriter db_ddladmin Additionally it is necessary to grant ALTER TRACE permissions to the ACCCESSID in order to be able to utilize different tracing capabilities available in PeopleTools. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 Installation <for your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. 2009 Release Notes This restricts the type of activities this login can be used for which enhances overall application security. 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. In previous releases the delivered table space create scripts appeared similar to the following.

Here. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. The automatic space management activity is transparent to any application connected to the database.50.50 September. and Windows” DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes In previous releases of PeopleTools. using IBM z/OS assembler language. For new PeopleSoft databases. UNIX. with no maximum size limit other than that imposed by the amount of space on the server machine. If the actual numbers of records loaded into table space PTTLRG exceeds the 18000 4k page capacity.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. The number of pages is hard-coded in the script. users of the database level auditing feature for DB2 on z/OS were required to create a user defined function (UDF).DBF' 18000 ) EXTENTSIZE 16 PREFETCHSIZE 48 DROPPED TABLE RECOVERY OFF.50 Installation for DB2 UDB for Linux. In PeopleTools 8. the AUDIT01 program is no longer required. manually. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can submit a SQL ALTER command to enable auto-resize for desired table spaces. and Windows Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the script will create the PTTLRG table space with an initial allocation of 10 Mb of free space.DBF' 10 M ) EXTENTSIZE 16 PREFETCHSIZE 48 DROPPED TABLE RECOVERY OFF AUTORESIZE YES INCREASESIZE 10 M MAXSIZE NONE . Note. the delivered table space create scripts appear similar to the following: CREATE TABLESPACE PTTLRG MANAGED BY DATABASE USING ( FILE '/data1/psdb2/ptdbname/PTTLRG. With PeopleTools 8. table space PTTLRG will be created with 18000 4k pages. 27 . the DBA can either add more free pages or add more containers. the delivered DDL scripts create table spaces with auto-resize one. 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. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for Linux. by default. 2009 CREATE TABLESPACE PTTLRG MANAGED BY DATABASE USING ( FILE '/data1/psdb2/ptdbname/PTTLRG.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. To add more free space to the table space. depending on the connection type: Copyright © 2009. a “table space full” condition occurs. PeopleSoft now retrieves this information from these two sources. UNIX. In this example. For existing databases. named AUDIT01. space will be increased by DB2 automatically in increments of 10 Mb when the file container becomes full.

and the application server domain associated with a specific connection. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. if you have used the database level auditing feature and you are upgrading from a previous release of PeopleTools.PeopleTools 8. the workstation. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Used for “local” connections.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Report Distribution Server. . 2009 Release Notes Source Sqlseti (Set Client Information) When Used Used for “distributed” connections. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 z/OS” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. you need to make sure to complete the steps described in your PeopleSoft upgrade instructions. Using the features of the DB2 Connect’s sqleseti API (set client information) function.50 release. However. RRS DSNRLI SET_CLIENT_ID function If you are new to PeopleTools with the 8. In PeopleTools 8. which are process using DB2 Connect. Using DB2 for z/OS Trigger Information Increased Monitoring Information DB2 system administrators can gather increased information associated with specific DB2 connections. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 LUW” Data Mover This section covers Data Mover enhancements. and so on. Process Scheduler servers (running on OS/390).50.50 September. which are processes running under UNIX System Services. such as PIA transactions and Process Scheduler servers (running on Windows or UNIX). including: 28 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. PeopleTools previously provided information for tracing the user. Employing Database Level Auditing. All rights reserved. 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.

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

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

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

” 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. by default. Tuxedo Log Directory Character Limit The log directory contains log files the system generates for a domain. and enter the desired location. keep the following length restrictions in mind. Authentication timeout setting. When entering custom log directory locations. uncomment the Log Directory setting in the domain's PSAPPSRV.50 September. URL Properties page. if your domain name is 'PSFT'. The default log directory for a domain is %PS_SERVDIR\logs. such as Tuxedo logs (TUXLOG) and APPSRV logs.CFG file. . 32 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For example.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Performance Monitor. Domain Type Application Server Process Scheduler Server Search Server 60 70 80 Log Directory Character Limit Timeout Settings The default value for the Receive Timeout setting has increased from 600 seconds to 1300 seconds to compensate for longer running service timeout values. If you elect to specify a custom log directory. then the logs directory would be in PS_CFG_HOME\PSFT\logs. such as the ICQuery service timeout setting. “Administering the Performance Monitor.PeopleTools 8. The Receive Timeout setting appears in the Web Server Jolt Settings group box on the Security tab for web profiles. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

properties file: joltPooling=true See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.49 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. failover servers appeared within angled brackets.properties file.50.” Configuring Jolt Session Pooling Signon Trace Link The wording of the signon trace link has changed.50 September.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Jolt session pooling was set per servlet in the web. A new property has been added to the configuration. the link now appears as: Set Trace Flags In previous releases it read: To set trace flags. you set Jolt session pooling at the site level in the configuration. click here.” Web Server Timeouts Jolt This section describes changes made to Oracle Jolt.xml file.” Working with Jolt Configuration Options. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. [ ]. { }.50 Jolt Failover String psserver=<host>:<port>#wt[failover servers] psserver=<host>:<port>#wt{failover servers} Note. If you enable the signon trace link to appear on the signon page using the Show Trace Link at Signon web profile property. specified in the psserver property in the configuration. including: • • Jolt Failover String Jolt Session Pooling Jolt Failover String The syntax of the Jolt failover string. In PeopleTools 8. Jolt Session Pooling In previous releases. PeopleTools Release 8. Copyright © 2009. has changed slightly in PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. to be compatible with both IPV4 and IPV6 specifications. For PeopleTools 8. “Appendix: PeopleSoft Timeout Settings. The above IPV6 compatibility applies to Jolt only.properties file. 33 .50.50.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. the failover servers appear within curly brackets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

you can determine the number of entries that the search can return.PeopleTools 8. When you perform a search using a transaction search page. If the search retrieves more than the maximum number of listings. the Search Results grid displays the total number of results above the search results. 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. 42 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The maximum value and the default value are set in the Search Settings on the PeopleTools Options page. All rights reserved. .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. 2009 Release Notes Example: Type Ahead This is an example of type ahead on a Vendor page where the user is searching for a buyer with the letter “a” in the ID: Processing Icon Changes The processing and saved icons have changed. you can set the number of entries that the search returns to any value less than the maximum.

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

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

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

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

47 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 In scrollable grid layout you can drag to resize the column directly on the transaction page.50 September. In scrollable grid layout. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can drag and drop to columns to change column order. All rights reserved. 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. 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. 48 Copyright © 2009.50 September. which is integrated into a standard PeopleTools installation. All rights reserved. GIF files are supported. . a third party rich text editor.PeopleTools 8. Integrated Rich Text Editor You can configure the long edit box control to use the CK Editor.

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

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

See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information. See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information. providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology.50 September. "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. "Working with Related Content Services" PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property. See “Pagelet Search” Pagelet Drag and Drop Users can now dynamically drag and drop pagelets on their homepage without going to the Personalize page. or collaborative workspaces.1 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically. The homepage layout is 2–column. 2009 application upgrades or customizations. blogs. 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. Because some components can render themselves differently based on the column width.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009. and the user moves a PIA based component pagelet to a different sized column by using the drag and drop method then this pagelet needs to be refreshed so that the content displays correctly. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. click the pagelet title and drag the pagelet to the desired location. 51 . discussions. When a homepage has a 2 column layout. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. The drag and drop iScript that persists the pagelet changes forces a homepage refresh only when all of the following conditions are met: • • • • A pagelet changes columns. To move a homepage pagelet. Related 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.

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

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

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

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

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Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This method now validates a comma. "".50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8.50. “Java Class. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. Therefore. Save method. The 8. 2. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. • RowsetCache class. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. 4.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. 3. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. Size property. This method now takes an optional language parameter. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 1. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. The 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Publish method. • ReportDefn class. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published. SetEmailOption method. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. 5. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. In PeopleTools 8.50. 63 . ValidateAddress method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. and SetOutputOption method. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter. SetItemFolder method. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string. rather than a single email address.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8.

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

65 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All methods and properties of the TemplateFile class. ReportDefn class. All methods of the XMLPManager class. Deprecated Methods and Properties Deprecated XML Publisher Items In PeopleTools 8. a number of XML Publisher classes. 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. SetRuntimeDataXMLDoc method. Certain methods and properties of the ReportDefn class. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. the following methods have been deprecated: • • Chart class.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. OutputEditable.50.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. methods and properties have been deprecated.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. Oracle and/or its affiliates. SetRuntimeDataRowset method. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. Refresh method (use the SetData method or SetOLData method instead). 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. methods and properties are no longer supported. Deprecated XML Publisher Items XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported In PeopleTools 8. the following XML Publisher classes. Gantt class.50. RowsetDS class. These items remain in PeopleTools for backward compatibility only: • • • • ReportDefn class. All methods and properties of the TemplateDefn class. The PeopleBook contains details on equivalents to use instead. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Deprecated Products and Classes Deprecated Methods In PeopleTools 8. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. All methods and properties of the TranslationFile class.50. Refresh method (use the SetTaskAppData method or SetTaskData method instead). All rights reserved.

All rights reserved. The methods and properties of each of these classes have been reorganized so that each class describes all methods and properties that apply. All methods and properties of the FormProcessor class. XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported Corrected Information Previous versions of the PeopleCode API Reference included incomplete or incorrect information. “Charting Classes” TransformData Class In previous versions. and properties. and provides equivalents if available. All methods and properties of the FOUtility class. All methods and properties of the EFTPRocessor class. “TransformData Class” 66 Copyright © 2009. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. All methods and properties of the RTFProcessor class.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. In the PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All methods and properties of the PDFMapTool class. a chapter on the TransformData class was missing from the book. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • All methods of the QueryDS class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. The PeopleBook contains a detailed list of the affected classes. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. the following significant corrections have been incorporated: • • • Chart class and Gantt class TransformData class Corrected properties Chart Class and Gantt Class In previous versions. methods. The PeopleCode API Reference now includes a chapter providing an overview of the TransformData class and its properties. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported.PeopleTools 8. All methods and properties of the FOProcessor class.50 version of the PeopleCode API Reference.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.

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

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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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Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools.50 September. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • Process Scheduler XML Publisher Query Access Service Connected Query Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager Analytic Calculation Engine Tree Optimization Framework PS/nVision Query Process Scheduler This section discusses the enhancements and changes for Process Scheduler. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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.

“Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Viewing Reports Report Distribution By Role When a new user is added to the system or a new role is added to an existing user. the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role. Using Process Monitor. Users can define the default process (report) output retention days at the following definition levels: • • • Process Type Definition Process Definition Job Definition 72 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes Increase Process Instance and Report IDs The Content ID fields (CONTENTID field) have increased to 12 integer positions (999999999999). the filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added. you can select a From and To date for viewing.50 September. Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.PeopleTools 8.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages. 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 2147483647.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. “Using Report Manager. “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . Using the Date Range filter. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. If a role is removed from a user profile.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role.

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

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

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

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

%field% where field is a the name of a field from the XMLdata that lies below the first repeating field. however you will not be able create a new Rowset or XMLDoc data source. The following variables are supported. All existing reports using these data source type will continue to run. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. XML sample data file can be used for bursting.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. at runtime the value of that field will be used. 77 . • • • • %ASD% will insert the As of Date. All burst key candidates on the on the bursting page are eligible. use %EMPLID%. Copyright © 2009. %BTV% will insert the burst field value. For example. %RID% will insert the Report ID. use XML file instead. Deprecated Schema Files Schema files are no longer necessary for bursting. The file name field accepts a combination of output variables and plain text. This field is used to specify a file name template that gets translated at runtime to a physical file name. Oracle and/or its affiliates.“ Setting Output Options Deprecated Data Sources Rowset and XMLDoc have been deprecated as a data source. All rights reserved.50 September. if you have an EMPLID field. Schema files will still be used for backwards compatibility. “Defining Report Definitions Creating Report Definitions. Output variables are enclosed between percent signs (%). 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 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. .“ Defining Global Properties 78 Copyright © 2009.50 September. Use the prompt column to select a new value for the property. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. All rights reserved. XML sample data can be system generated for a Connected Query data source. Global Properties Settings A new page has been added to define global properties. the properties will be displayed. as well as the default value. Global properties are shared by all reports and override the xdo engine default property values. “Setting Up XML Publisher. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Connected Query Data Source Connected Query has been added as a data source.PeopleTools 8. The data source must be created before you can use it in a report definition.

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

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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases.1 is supported. Crystal Reports concepts. All rights reserved. For example. Crystal Reports execution environments. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008.exe.50 September. Local directory of crw32.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 upgrade.0\win32_x86. Oracle and/or its affiliates.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Note. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12. you need to upgrade.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages.50.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.exe The local directory of crw32. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. “Working with Multiple Languages.50. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 81 .” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment.

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

Linux. Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment. Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine. orWindows) PeopleSoft Query Access Services (QAS)Web Services PS/Query Execution Environment PeopleSoft Database Crystal Reports Execution Environments This table lists the different scenarios that you may have in PeopleTools 8.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. 83 . 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 8.1. You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer. and then you design report layouts in the Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer application referencing the fields defined in the queries that you created. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8. All rights reserved. • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8.” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools. Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8.50 and BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use PeopleTools 8. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools. Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment.50: PT 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9.1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8.

exe.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Understanding Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues PeopleTools 8.50 Installation <for your database platform>: “Installing and Configuring Software for Crystal Reports. a PeopleTools-only upgrade Depending on the Crystal Report execution environment that you use with PeopleTools 8. . Scenario C: You use PeopleTools 8. you should always create the reports in the Crystal Reports 2008 format. However. however.50 Crystal reports will need to be converted to the Crystal Reports 2008 format using the PeopleTools RPT Conversion utility pscvtrpt.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. 2009 Release Notes Applications 9. For example. they are created in the Crystal Reports 2008 .PeopleTools 8.50 September. you have different considerations. For example.1 that use Crystal Reports 9.” Crystal Reports Execution Environments Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues When you upgrade to Crystal Reports 2008. All rights reserved. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. to ensure compatibility. For example. Scenario F: You use PeopleTools 8.rpt format and you cannot open them using any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9. In addition.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. For example. • When you run reports using the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. consider the following new compatibility issues: • Crystal Reports 2008 can run a report that is saved in an earlier version of Crystal Reports format. Applications 9. Converting Existing Crystal Reports to Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 format 84 Copyright © 2009. the Crystal Reports application runs the Verify Database function. you will be warned that the report is in a later format and certain features may not be supported. if you save the report definition from the Crystal Report 2008 designer.” Converting Crystal Reports. which picks up any errors—such as missing fields—in the report. Note. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. if you open a Crystal Reports 2008 report in Crystal Reports 9. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. If you are upgrading from a previous version of PeopleTools. you must correct the report before you can run it successfully.1 that use Crystal 9. When you run an earlier format Crystal Report in the Crystal Reports 2008 application or through the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. If errors are detected. the report will be saved in Crystal Reports 2008 format and can not be opened by any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. your pre-PeopleTools 8. You can use earlier format report templates to generate reports.50 and your current Crystal Report execution environment.

50 September. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. 85 . Oracle Smart View for Office 11. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. Copyright © 2009. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.1. Aggregate Storage. Note. including Essbase.1.1. you need to upgrade. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates.1.1. which is used to build Essbase cubes. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine.1.1. Add and maintain Essbase outlines. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. All rights reserved.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support.1.1. 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. Delete and rename Essbase objects. Run the cube creation batch process. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions.50.1.1 Upgrade. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11.1 is supported. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures.1 API. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Essbase Cube Buider. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. 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. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface.

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

Search for and select an existing tree that is defined in the system. and then defining the data queries that will be used to populate the cube. 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. Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. Enter the generation names for Essbase dimension. The columns displayed are from the select statement of the query.50 September. Select an existing query that is defined in the system.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Select an existing node of a highlighted tree. 87 . Enter formula information for a dimension member. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Select an existing column of a highlighted query.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excluding Descriptions in Message Schemas Namespace and Schema Generation for Rowset Based Messages When schema is generated for rowset-based messages. The Messages-Message Definition page features a Suppress Empty XML Tags check box.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. When you check the box and save the page. where you can enter a namespace value. When you select this box.50 September. The Messages-Message Definitions page features a Single Level 0 Row checkbox. PeopleSoft Integration Broker includes a single level 0 row in the XML message schema. Beginning with this release you can override the default value and enter a different value. When you select this box. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 111 . Copyright © 2009. a Namespace field appears on the Messages – Schema page. by default the system uses the namespace value defined on the Service Configuration page. Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. then the system includes all level 0 rows in the message in the generated schema. When working with rowset-based messages a new Include Namespace field appears on the Messages – Message Definitions page. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. “Managing Messages. If this box is not selected. “Managing Messages. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides an option where you can exclude descriptions in generated message schemas to that sensitive information is not exposed in generated schema. By default the Single Level 0 Row checkbox is not selected.” Generating XML Message Schemas for Rowset-Based Messages. 2009 Excluding Descriptions in Message Schemas Message data that is used to define services can have actual database record and field names in the generated message schema. Generating XML Message Schemas for Rowset-Based Messages.” Generating XML Message Schemas for Rowset-Based Messages. “Managing Messages. The Messages–Message Definitions page features an Exclude Descriptions in Schema box that enables you to suppress descriptions in generated schema. message schema generated for the message will not include any XML tags that contain empty or Null values.

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

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

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

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

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

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

It also enables you to view and activate metadata that might be inactive for integration. run the duplicate routings check. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. To view transformation details. To detect and delete any duplicate routings in the database outside the project copy process. “Copying and Migrating Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases. click the Out Reg Transform link.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. such as a routing definition. the routing definition in the project being copied overwrites the routing definition in the database. handler. . This particular routing definition has a transformation.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. as denoted by the XML icons.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Duplicate Routings Overwritten During Project Copy If the system detects a duplicate routing definition during the project copy process. “Managing Routing Definitions.” Understanding Data Dependencies and Relationships for Copying Data Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and so on.” 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. 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). 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. All rights reserved. to the integration partner (the lighter cylinder on the right). service operation.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 118 Copyright © 2009.

119 . as denoted by the display of the Integration Not Active link at the top of the right side of the page.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The following example shows the Integration Status page that appears when you click the Integration Not Active link: Inactive metadata for the QE_PO_SYNC routing definition The Integration Status page lists the issues that prevent the routing definition from being active. 2009 The following example shows a routing definition in graphical format for a synchronous service operation: The routing definition for QE_PO_SYNC in graphical format Again. and to the integration partner. All rights reserved. through the integration gateway. Copyright © 2009. the arrows show the flow of the service operation from PeopleSoft Integration Broker. This routing definition contains integration metadata that is not active. Click the link to view items that are not active for the integration.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As an example. the system would failover to the next prioritized domain. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the system generates and email notification and the dynamic slave becomes inactive. If it is unable to do so. No permissions set for the service operation on the source node. consider an integration system with the domains and failover priorities shown in the following table: Domain Domain A Domain B Domain C 1 2 3 Failover Priority In this integration system if Domain A fails. The system does not failover to find another dynamic slave. Failover Priority –General Failover Dynamic Slave Failover In dynamic slave failover. “Managing Error Handling. the system attempts to failover back to Domain A. if the dynamic slave fails. the system will failover to Domain C.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. If Domain B later failed. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Mismatched node password on source and target nodes. the next domain prioritized becomes the active domain. All rights reserved. if Domain A failed. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 128 Copyright © 2009.” Understanding Domain Failover. if a failover domain became inactive. Handling Common Issues Tuning Messaging System Performance This section describes enhancements for tuning and optimizing messaging system performance.PeopleTools 8. If it is unable to do so. 2009 Release Notes • • • No node password found on target node. 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. “Setting Up Domain Failover. . Failover on the primary system has to occur for a dynamic slave to automatically go into effect. Given the previous example.50 September. If Domain B later fails. the system will failover to Domain B. Logging. the system would failover to Domain C. In previous releases. the system would failover to Domain B. Tracing and Debugging.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.” Debugging Integrations.

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

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

2009 The pages display information from a transactional view and enable you to successively drill down on specific messaging system components and processes to view more detailed data. the following example shows the statistics that display if you click the link under the Gateway icon: Copyright © 2009. 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. Averages and Analysis page for outbound synchronous transactions. For example. All rights reserved. 131 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. The following graphic shows a sample of statistics that display for outbound synchronous transactions in the messaging system.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September.

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

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

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. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file. General Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities Enhancements Specifying File Encoding Options for Uploaded XML Files A File Encoding field has been added to several PeopleSoft Integration Broker utilities. All rights reserved. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. 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.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. “Resubmitting and Canceling Service Operations for Processing” Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities This section describes enhancement to PeopleSoft Integration Broker testing tools and utilities.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.PeopleTools 8. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. . UTF-16. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8. and non-Unicode. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. This field appears in the following utilities: • • • Handler Tester Utility Service Operation Tester Utility Schema Tester Utility When uploading an XML file for use with one of these utilities. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “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.

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

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. In addition to using this page to invoke a service operation. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 137 . you can also view any response associated with the service operation. “Using the Generate SOAP Template Utility” Copyright © 2009.50 September. All rights reserved. After you generate a SOAP message you can test the service operation by invoking it using the SOAP Tester page (IB_SOAPTESTER). 2009 Generate SOAP Template Utility The Generate SOAP Template utility has been modified this release to enable you to invoke a service operation from the utility. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Testing Utilities and Tools.

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

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xls ExcelToCI2007. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.576 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. 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.xls ExcelToCI.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. 385 1. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16. “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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65. All rights reserved. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.536 1.536 1.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.048.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. headers and strings. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. 140 Copyright © 2009. Translated elements include labels. .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.

by splitting the metadata for the component interface properties that exceed the 254-column limit. verify that it also was duplicated in the hidden section above the wrapped portion. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The number of columns in Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 worksheets cannot exceed 254. Log files are written for each chunk of data that is sent to the database. copy it manually there as well in order to preserve the structure. or wrapped.” Template Wrapping Viewing Log Files If you select the check box to create log files when building a template or submitting to the database. two log files are created—one that logs the activity of ExcelToCI. This file contains both the SOAP request and the SOAP response. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. These templates have hidden rows which are clones of the visible rows.log.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Caution must be taken when inserting child rows in a wrapped template. metadata wrapping does not occur. is created on the application server in the <PS_CFG_HOME> directory. “Creating Templates. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.xls is created in the temp directory on the workstation running the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. The log for ExcelToCI. “Creating Templates. 141 .xls and the other that logs the SOAPTOCI Web Library. The template will appear split in two sections. When using the Insert New Child toolbar action on template rows which have child rows. If you insert a child row on the visible row of the wrapped template. SOAPTOCI<unique_number>.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the new parent-child rows should maintain the same hierarchical order as the original parentchild rows. Excel to CI templates can load component interface definitions containing up to 502 properties. Copyright © 2009. With the expanded column capacity of Microsoft Excel 2007. The log for the Web Library. 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.” Template Wrapping Inserting Child Rows in Wrapped Templates The information in this section pertains to users using Microsoft Excel 2000 or Microsoft Excel 2003.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. If it was not.

All rights reserved. 142 Copyright © 2009.” Viewing Log Files MultiChannel Framework This section describes the new features and changes for MultiChannel Framework. Debug Tracer Enhancement Debug Tracer performance has been improved to use significantly less resources on the client machine. at which time the agent will be in a busy state and not available to accept new tasks.” The wrap-up mode allows the agent to enter comments related to the chat. It enables you to configure the presence of the CTI mini console in the popup window. chat and generic tasks. 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. including: • • • • • • • CTI Screen Popup SSL Support for IMAP Sample Pages Web Chat Enhancement Debug Tracer Enhancement Virus Scanning for Email Attachments AOL support dropped in Instant Messaging CTI Screen Popup A new checkbox “Enable mini console” has been added to the Personalization page of the Agent component. Web Chat Enhancement A new state has been introduced called “WRAP_UP. “Diagnosing and Resolving Errors.50 September. 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. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. .PeopleTools 8. SSL Support for Email SSL support for IMAP was added to the MCF Email Channel. This wrap-up mode enhancement applies to the “Third-Party Configuration” on MultiChannel Framework. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

50 September.50 PeopleBook: MultiChannel Framework. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Configuring the Email Channel. All rights reserved.” Enabling Virus Scanning Copyright © 2009. 143 . 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

In PeopleTools 8. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8.50 September. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. “Working with Change Packages. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. All rights reserved. . and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8.47 and earlier. When performing an upgrade or update. this manual process has been automated.48. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50.48 versions of PeopleTools. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8.48 versions of PeopleTools. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. 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.48 and beyond.

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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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PeopleTools 8. .50 September. Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies. and ‘in’. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases. such as greater than. All rights reserved. In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009.50. using the associated operator field. 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. You can express ranges of releases. Typically. less than. a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release.

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

PeopleTools 8. Database name appears in report output. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Compare Report Improvements These enhancements have been made to Application Designer’s compare features: • • Command line option to filter report output. 154 Copyright © 2009. .50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. It applies only to steps intended to run in DB2 UDB environments. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes Change Assistant job opened after clicking Review and Apply See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant #NT Step Parameter Modifications The #NT Change Assistant step parameter no longer applies to DB2 zOS.

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

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

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

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