Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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September 2009

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

...................................................................................................................................143 Lifecycle Management Enhancements.................................................................................142 Sample Pages .............................130 Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities...........144 Additional Database Definition Available ............... Tracing and Debugging...................................................................................................................................................... All rights reserved................. Oracle and/or its affiliates.................................142 Virus Scanning for Email Attachments ............................................................114 Service Operation Routings...............................................................................................................................................................................139 Viewing Log Files..............................122 Transformations................................................................................................50 September......................................................................................................................................................................142 CTI Screen Popup ..............................................................................122 Web Services...........139 Component Interfaces ...............................................................................................................................138 Overview .............................................................141 MultiChannel Framework ..........................116 Service Operation Queues ..........................................................................................................................................................................................142 SSL Support for Email ..........................................................127 Integration Broker Logging...................................................134 PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework..............................146 Exporting Change Assistant Templates .........147 Retaining Manual Modifications to Change Assistant Templates ...........................139 Developing New Feed Data Types......................................Release Notes PeopleTools 8.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................142 Debug Tracer Enhancement..........................................................................................................................................142 Web Chat Enhancement..............................................................................................................................125 Integrations with Oracle ESB-Based Services ........128 Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor ..........................................................................................................138 Query Feeds ...138 Worklist Feeds ..................................................................................127 Tuning Messaging System Performance.........................................138 My Feeds ...................................................................................... 2009 Service Operation Handlers.............................138 Integration Broker Generic Message Feeds............139 Excel to Component Interfaces Utility.....................................................................147 Copyright © 2009.122 WSDL Documents ....................................144 Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler .................................123 Integration Broker Security ...................................................... 7 ....................................................................................

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

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

All rights reserved. .1) 2 Copyright © 2009. Resources include: • • • • • Hardware and Software Requirements guide Installation guides Upgrade guides Oracle Consulting Certification documents See Also PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Documentation Homepage on My Oracle Support (Doc ID 847882. 2009 Release Notes • • How will an upgrade or new implementation affect other systems? How will these changes affect the organization? After the project team has reviewed and analyzed the prerelease notes.PeopleTools 8. Release Notes Release notes are published when the product is made generally available and validate the final scope of the release. Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release. you can find additional information on Oracle Technology Network and My Oracle Support.50 September. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. Prerelease notes are published before a release. Oracle and/or its affiliates. describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans. The release notes discuss the features and enhancements that are available with the GA release of each product.

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

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

1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.50 September.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1. 1.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.1.1 IBM z/OS 1.6. .9. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9. Oracle and/or its affiliates. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. 9.PeopleTools 8.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. Platform Operating System AIX 6.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9. 1.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8. 11. All rights reserved.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.5 IBM Informix 11.1 IBM Informix 9.1 2 Copyright © 2009. JRE Support.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.

0.1) Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 Added Verity 6.1.2. 3 .1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.Main Page (Doc ID 764222.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.2. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587. All rights reserved. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.5.0.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .1 Internet Explorer 7. 3. 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1).x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.50 September.5. 2.4 Browser Firefox 3. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .4. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release. 8 Safari 3.x.1. Always refer to Doc ID 747587.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.

49 or 8. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade.6x and still be in a supported environment. . Process Scheduler servers. and so on. All rights reserved.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. For example. 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. Data Mover. Note.6x with your PeopleTools installation. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. 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 5.0). This includes applications servers.PeopleTools 8.9 or 9. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. If you run DB2 databases. Otherwise. The exact version depends on your operating system. the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system is not supported for running the IBM DB2 database or server elements requiring connection to IBM DB2 database. 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. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1.50. 2009. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. Note.50.8. 4 Copyright © 2009.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

machine outage. or PSAPPSRV. or complementary. [Search] Deployment Type=3 Application Server Port=7077 Remote Search Server Credentials=SRCH_PRIMARY|stsun04:7777.50 September. 12 Copyright © 2009. The failover domain begins handling search requests only when the primary search domain becomes unavailable. 2009 Release Notes Search Server This section discusses enhancements to the search server technology: • • • • Search server failover HP Itanium support.50 enables you to configure a failover search domain for search server configurations (Type-3) in case the primary search domain is unavailable. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8.CFG. Being able to define and configure backup. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Edit configuration/log files menu Windows service now includes search domains. search domains provides higher availability and greater resilience for your search functions. Application Server Domain 1 Application Server Domain 2 Application Server Domain n Primary Search Server Domain Failover Search Server Domain Multiple application server domains configured to use the same primary and failover search domains You configure an application server domain to connect to a failover search domain by modifying the Remote Search Server Credentials parameter in the [Search] section in PSADMIN. or a problem in the search domain itself.SRCH_FAILOVER|st-sun05:7777 Where SRCH_PRIMARY and SRCH_FAILOVER represent the Domain ID value in the [Domain Settings] section of PSADMIN. for the application server domain. Search Server Failover PeopleTools 8. . which may be caused by such issues as network failure.

just as application server and Process Scheduler server domains in previous releases. “Setting up Failover Search Domains” Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations In previous releases. PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu The PSADMIN menu PeopleSoft Search Domain Administration now contains these menu options: • • Edit configuration/log files menu option.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. only select operating systems could host the PSSRCHSRV process in the Type-3.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. 13 . The Type-3 configuration. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” Windows Service Now Includes Search Server Domains A search server domain can now be configured to start automatically as a Microsoft Windows service. Oracle and/or its affiliates. involves the use of a remote search server domain handling the search requests from application server domains.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Itanium search server support was limited to specific configuration types. All rights reserved. With PeopleTools 8. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. bringing efficiency to administration. the application server domain acts as a ‘client’ submitting requests to the ‘server’ (the remote search domain). and usage. configuration. In previous releases. There is also the added benefit of a centralized solution for search facilities.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Domain Gateway TUXEDO command line option. This is the equivalent option that appears on the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu for the application server. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. 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.50. Copyright © 2009. similar to the tmadmin command line. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Provides dmadmin Tuxedo command line options specific to the domain gateway. Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3). In this scenario. search server configuration. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” HP Itanium Support HP Itanium is now supported as a Type-1 search server.

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

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

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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Release Notes

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration. 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.50 September. Increase in Oracle Minimum Number of OPEN_CURSORS. run PTENCRYPTPET on the target database after the import to encrypt the table data. Copyright © 2009. “Employing LDAP Directory Services” Oracle Database Enhancements PeopleTools 8.50 uses only JNDI libraries for LDAP clients to connect to LDAP Directory Servers. Application Engine programs to encrypt and decrypt tables. JNDI requires no added installation as it is part of the standard PeopleTools installation. Support for Oracle Transparent Data Encryption. Enhanced User ID Monitoring Information. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Application Engine Programs to Encrypt and Decrypt Tables There are two Application Engine programs that do full table encryption and decryption: • PTENCRYPTPET: If you use Data Mover to export data from a PeopleTools version that pre-dates PET to the current tools version.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration. All rights reserved. Enhanced MODULE and ACTION Monitoring Information. 21 .50 offers a variety of features incorporated for sites using the Oracle database. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit. Encryption Terminology “PeopleSoft Pluggable Encryption Technology” is now referred to as “PeopleSoft Encryption Technology. including: • • • • • • Optimize Database CPU Usage with Oracle Control Groups. run PTDECRYPTPET on the source data prior to exporting to decrypt the table data. “Using Application Engine Programs to Encrypt and Decrypt Tables” LDAP Library Changes PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • Encryption terminology. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Oracle and Sun Libraries are no longer supported.

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

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

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

In previous releases.50 the SQL Server login utilized as an ACCESSID does not require being a member of the SQL Server “sysadmin” server role. The Oracle implementation of FIRST_ROWS hint works differently than on other RDBMS platforms. All rights reserved. system administrators need to make sure the database user ID. 25 .50. Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements This section discusses these Microsoft SQL Server enhancements: • • Access ID. and the PeopleSoft application usage of the FIRST_ROWS hint feature. 2009 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit Beginning with PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. the minimum was 255.50. Copyright © 2009. Access ID On PeopleTools 8. this new limit allows much larger file attachments to be stored in the database without having to be divided into separate chunks. In PeopleTools 8. the LOB size limit for the Oracle database has increased to 50 MB. The original intent of adding the hint was to provide a performance benefit. did not provide any clear performance benefits for the Oracle platform. In addition. when running the installation.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. In addition to allowing larger amounts of data in a single database field. Microsoft SQL Server 2008. So. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the largest LOB that could be stored was 2 MB. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. as originally implemented. Going forward. the OracleDisableFirstRowsHint parameter has been removed from the application server configuration file (PSAPPSRV. the use of this hint made the analysis of other reported performance issues difficult.CFG). 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.50 September. such as SYSADM is represented consistently. Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs With Oracle 11gR1 the database user ID is case-sensitive. wherever it needs to be supplied in the configuration tools and scripts as well as on any signon screen.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.

All rights reserved. The PeopleSoft ACCESSID is now a member of the following fixed database roles: db_datareader db_datawriter db_ddladmin Additionally it is necessary to grant ALTER TRACE permissions to the ACCCESSID in order to be able to utilize different tracing capabilities available in PeopleTools.50.50. and so on. creating databases. 2009 Release Notes This restricts the type of activities this login can be used for which enhances overall application security. On PeopleTools 8. 26 Copyright © 2009. Table spaces that can dynamically increase their size as needed enable you to set a reasonable. The auto-resize option creates a table space that automatically increase its size. defining new server logins. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In previous releases the delivered table space create scripts appeared similar to the following. dropping them.50 September. 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. PeopleSoft databases running on the DB2 LUW platform can take advantage of the IBM DB2 Auto-Resize option for table spaces. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. including: • • • DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes Increased Monitoring Information DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE With PeopleTools 8. in configurable increments. modifying server settings. PeopleTools supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008. to accommodate system needs with no limit. IBM DB2 Enhancements This section discusses enhancements for IBM DB2. initial size and appropriate resize increment.50 Installation <for your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. This reduces the initial footprint of your database and translates into optimized space usage as your transactional database grows. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Microsoft SQL Server” SQL Server 2008 With PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. .50 you will find the installation scripts were updated to reflect the changes above.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 September. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users. “Working with Oracle WebLogic. “Working with IBM WebSphere. Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10. WORKLISTFEED 01-05. you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Using PeopleTools Utilities. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. GENERICFEED-01.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name.” 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. “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications. 35 .” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages.” Using Administration Utilities. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2009 Style Sheet Modification There are two new style sheets for Peopletools 8. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Based Tabs Page tabs are now set with cascading style sheets (CSS). 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. or slide apart and overlap less to fill a wider space. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN is the default style sheet for PeopleSoft application releases 9. The images can be thought of as the sliding doors that complete one doorway. Copyright © 2009. You can change the background colors of folder tabs and grid tabs. 43 . the PeopleSoft applications use the sliding door technique for tabs. Another style sheet. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The visible portions of these background images fit together inside the doorway to form a tab-like shape.1 and later. The default style sheet and the SWAN style sheet contain CSS tabs. All rights reserved. has an updated look and feel and matches Oracle corporate application standards. Cascading style sheets (CSS) have the advantage of layering background images which enables them to slide over each other.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. sleek look and feel. To provide a greater number of tabs and simpler user-level configuration.50 September. To change the background colors of tabs. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN. PSSTYLEDEF has been updated to have a more contemporary. Keep in mind that background images only show in the available doorway of the element to which they are applied (content area + padding). However. Customers upgrading to PeopleTools 8.50. it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how tab definitions are built and stored in the database. The two images are anchored to the outside corners of their respective elements.50 will be unaffected by the SWAN style sheet. The doors slide together and overlap more to fill a narrow space. as it won’t be the default style sheet for the PeopleTools interface.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Using the PeopleCode Editor” PeopleCode Functions This section covers general updates made to PeopleCode functions.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Developer’s Guide. StripOffHTMLTags strips all HTML tags in an HTML-formatted string. All rights reserved. it is removed from the stack. GetOrgChart returns a reference to an organization chart. or to recover from a logic error and continue testing. The GetField function references a record field name. The Call Stack pane displays a stack of PeopleCode functions and methods that are currently active but not completed. The debugger also enables you to change the value of a variable in the Local Variables pane. • • CompareStrings compares the content of two text strings and returns an XML-formatted text string detailing the differences between the two strings. “PeopleCode and the Component Processor” PeopleCode Debugger The PeopleCode debugger now includes a Call Stack pane. When a function is called. which creates a problem with radio buttons since all the radio buttons in a set share the same record field name. it is pushed onto the top of the stack.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. You can use the Call Stack pane to observe the flow of an application as it executes a series of nested functions. Setting the value of a variable in the Debugger gives you the flexibility to try out changes and see the results in real time. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Developer’s Guide. When the function returns. You can right-click an application package name and select View Application Package to open the application package definition. “Debugging Your Application” PeopleCode Editor Just as you have always been able to navigate to a function definition by right-clicking the function name. the PeopleCode Editor now provides similar access to application packages and application classes. GetRatingBoxChart returns a reference to a rating box chart. GetPageField solves the problem by referencing a field by its unique page field name. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. GetPageField enables your PeopleCode to access and modify the labels on radio buttons.50 September. • • • 54 Copyright © 2009. .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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50. Grid class. SetLegendImg method. 59 . Chart class. and properties as is appropriate for each class. ShowColumns method. IBInfo class. LabelColumns method. Oracle and/or its affiliates. IBInfo class.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Grid class. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. DecryptPETKey method. Grid class. ClearAEAttributes method. Grid class. UpdateConnectorResponseProperties method. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference New Methods In PeopleTools 8. EncryptPETKey method. methods. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new class including constructors. EnableColumns method. Field class. The new methods and properties for these classes have not been listed in these release notes. Field class. IBInfo class. the following new methods have been added to the PeopleCode API: • • • • • • • • • • • BPELUtil class. AddAEAttribute method. SetProperties method. 2009 CONQRS_CONST class CONQRSMGR class QUERYITEMPROMPT class SCHED_INFO class SEC_PROFILE class UTILITY class • Feed classes: Feed class FeedFactory class DataSource class DataSourceParameter class DataSourceParameterValue class DataSourceSetting class Utility class The 8. AddAttribute method.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleSoft Language Code UKE See Also

Description UK English

Corresponding ISO Locales en_GB

Database Character Set Unicode or non-Unicode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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including: • • • • • • • • • • Increase Process Instance and Report IDs Viewing Limitations Report Distribution By Role Retention Days Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Renaming Database in Process Request Data Tables New Process Category LOADCACHE Runtime Parameters Reporting Console Process Scheduler Web Service Copyright © 2009.50 September. 71 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 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. 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools.

” 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 filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added. 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. 2009 Release Notes Increase Process Instance and Report IDs The Content ID fields (CONTENTID field) have increased to 12 integer positions (999999999999).50 September. you can select a From and To date for viewing. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999. . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Using the Date Range filter. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role. If a role is removed from a user profile. the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role. “Using Report Manager. “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages. Using Process Monitor. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. 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.

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

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

All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 75 .50 September. This is an example of the Preferences page: Copyright © 2009. 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.

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

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

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

“ 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.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. QAS_QRY_SERVICE is published as a web service providing third-party applications the ability to create and execute PeopleSoft queries. All rights reserved. it is only supported through the PeopleSoft integration to Desktop Publisher. 79 .“ Associating Templates Iterative Template Design When defining the template in the report definition. “Defining Report Definitions Creating Report Definitions. Full path mapping is not supported on BI Publisher Server. This can be used to replace your XMLDoc data source with XML file. “Defining Report Definitions Creating Report Definitions. this API provides better performance and less memory usage. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Performance Enhancements XML generation for query data source is now in C++ which provides better performance and less memory usage. 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.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. Full path mapping should only be used if your XML data has repeating fields at different levels. it is no longer necessary to create a new effective-dated row when you change the template. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Reporting Web Services has been created which documents all the QAS service operations. You can download and upload (override) the same effective dated template file. A new XMLDoc to XML API has been created.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. A new PeopleBook Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Query Access Service Query Access Service (QAS) has been enhanced to take advantage of PeopleSoft Integration Broker and service-oriented architecture. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. For example.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.0\win32_x86. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 upgrade.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8.50. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009. HKEY_CURRENT_USER. Note. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8.1 is supported. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. “Working with Multiple Languages. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Local directory of crw32. 81 . Crystal Reports execution environments.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. “Using Crystal Reports 2008.exe. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports.exe The local directory of crw32. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports concepts. All rights reserved.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008. you need to upgrade.

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

which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8. • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI. 83 . and then you design report layouts in the Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer application referencing the fields defined in the queries that you created. 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 8.50 and BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use PeopleTools 8.50 September. Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer.50: PT 8. Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9.” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query. You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.1.1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Linux. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment. Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. All rights reserved. Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8. orWindows) PeopleSoft Query Access Services (QAS)Web Services PS/Query Execution Environment PeopleSoft Database Crystal Reports Execution Environments This table lists the different scenarios that you may have in PeopleTools 8.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

specifications. managing listening and target connectors. “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases” Technologies. and third-party products and versions supported.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.oracle. The content from the appendix has been merged into the new “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases” chapter. All rights reserved.com Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. and so on. setting up secure integration environments. Content in this book includes documentation for administering integration gateways. See Also www. Specification. PeopleSoft Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities. adding and configuring nodes. Visit MyOracle Support for current information about the technologies. and Products Supported by PeopleSoft Integration Broker The “Technologies. 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. This information is maintained on the MyOracle Support website in the product certification area. 101 . 2009 Integration Broker PeopleBooks This section describes organizational enhancements and changes for PeopleSoft Integration Broker and related PeopleBooks for PeopleTools 8.50 Integration Broker PeopleBook Enhancements For PeopleTools 8. Oracle now provides the following PeopleBooks related to Integration Broker: • • PeopleSoft Integration Broker PeopleSoft Integration Broker Administration (New) This book contains information for administrators of PeopleSoft Integration Broker that was previously documented in the PeopleSoft Integration Broker PeopleBook.50 September. • • Integration Broker PeopleBook Changes Data Dependencies and Relationships When Copying Data between Databases The “Data Dependencies and Relationships When Copying Data between Databases” appendix in the PeopleSoft Integration Broker PeopleBook has been removed.50 the documentation for PeopleSoft Integration Broker has been reorganized into several books. and Products Supported by PeopleSoft Integration Broker” appendix has been removed from the PeopleSoft Integration Broker PeopleBook. Specifications. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. (Renamed) This book was previously named Integration Testing Tools and Utilities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Understanding Including Level 0 Rows for Message Parts in Container Messages Copyright © 2009. At runtime.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 109 .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Messages.” Managing Container Messages. As a result. 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. “Managing Messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Message Classes.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages. length. the Maximum Occurs field on the Messages. and required flag in the container message definition in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture.” Managing Message Parts. you first define the attribute name. At runtime the attributes appear at the root level of the generated XML. 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 Definitions page is no longer read-only when a container message is defined with multiple rowset-based part messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. without adding the information to the message definition.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. To add attributes to a container message.” Message Class Properties Container Messages Adding and Getting Container Messages Attributes You can add attributes to container messages that contain rowset-based message parts to provide integration partners with data and information. PeopleSoft provides a number of IBInfo object methods to get attributes from container messages. PeopleSoft Integration Broker validates the attribute values against the lengths you defined in the container message definition. Next you use PeopleCode to populate the attribute values using the IBInfo object.” Managing Container Messages.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. This information appears in generated container message schema. 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 Nonrowset-Based Messages 110 Copyright © 2009. The Add Schema button is enabled regardless if the message is referenced in a runtime table. You are now able to add message schemas for nonrowset-based messages referenced in runtime tables. “Sending and Receiving Messages.” Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages to/from Third-Party Systems To exchange segmented messages with third-party systems you must specify the following arguments in the SOAP header: Argument DataChunkCount DataChunk Description The total number of data chunks or segments that comprise the message. “Managing Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Indicates the number of the data chunk or message segment that you are sending.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. and the current segment is the third chunk.50 September. the DataChunk value for the current message is 3.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. for building schemas for rowset-based messages that may have been imported or upgraded without schema. Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages to/from Third-Party Systems Message Schemas This section describes enhancements for working with and managing XML message schemas in PeopleSoft Integration Broker.PeopleTools 8. For example. Generating Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker now automatically generates message schema for rowsetbased messages at save time. “Managing Messages. and for building schemas for nonrowset-based messages.” 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. if there are a total of seven data chunks in the message. you do not need to navigate to the Schema tab and build the message schema.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The Schema tab is still available for viewing message schema. As a result. . All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Routing Definitions. As an example. 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. using PeopleCode or by setting the Min Message Size Compression parameter in PSADMIN.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. The system activates the associated metadata and displays a message when the issue is resolved. 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.” Creating Routing Definitions. This functionality is used in conjunction with the feeds enhancement. 2009 Release Notes Click a link in the Actions column to resolve an issue. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can click the OK button to return to other items to activate.50 September. “Managing Routing Definitions. Defining General Routing Information Returning Schema Parser Errors to Consumers The Routing Definitions page features a Schema Validation Details box that appears when you are working with any-to-local routing definitions. All rights reserved.” 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The system returns the errors within the default message CDATA tag. activates it. and displays the following message: Message indicating that the service operation has been activated for the routing definition. “Managing Routing Definitions. Note that you must compress the response before sending.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. if you click the Activate Operation Version link in the previous example.” Creating Routing Definitions. Check the box to return to the consumer any schema parser errors that occur during processing. 120 Copyright © 2009.

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

” Adding a Queue Definition Web Services This section describes enhancements for working with and managing web services.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. Understanding Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Service. Resolving Inconsistencies in Exported WSDL PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides a status message in the Messages-Message Definitions page that alerts you when a message is flagged as having WSDL exported. but no WSDL exists in the database. All of the service operations that appear in the Operations Assigned to Queue box are hyperlinked. 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. Click a service operation name to access the definition for the service operation. “Providing Services. “Managing Service Operation Queues. you can click the name of a service operation that displays in the Operations Assigned to Queue box to access the definition of that service operation.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker Administrations. All rights reserved. Linking to Service Operations from the Queue Component On the Queue Definitions page. you can now choose to use the service name alias rather than the service name in WSDL you generate. Effective with this release. that limitation has been removed. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Services. 2009 Release Notes Service Operation Queues This section describes service operation queue enhancements. . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Step 2: Select Service Operations WSDL Documents This section describes enhancements for working with and managing WSDL documents in PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Using Service Name Aliases in Provided WSDL When you use the Provide Web Service wizard. 122 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Providing Services.

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this case. 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. Failover Priority –Dynamic Slave Failover Master/Slave Domain Processing Creating Template Slave Domains Template slaves enable you to dynamically add slave domains without performing any configuration changes in PSADMIN. you 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. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. To configure master-slave load balancing use the Master/Slave Load Balance page. 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. the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu appears. a domain assigned a weighted value of 10 processes the greatest number of requests. In this situation you can configure the machines with the most process power to process the greater number of requests.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Upon completion. configure the template slave domain or perform other administrative tasks. where you may boot the template slave domain. “Setting Up Domain Failover. “Tuning Messaging System Performance.” Implementing Master-Slave Load Balancing Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. you might have a domain on machine that is also running the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. you can add or remove dispatcher queues from the slave domain as needed.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. If dedicated servers are configured for the domain that you import.50 September. they are imported and available on the slave domain. When you create a template slave domain you import a domain configuration and save it as a template for the slave domain. The page enables you to assign a weight between1 and 10 to each domain to distribute request processing. 129 . As an example.” 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.” Understanding Domain Failover. You import the domain configuration to use as a template slave using a new Import IB Master Configuration menu in PSADMIN. You can import a configuration from an application domain or from a file. “Tuning Messaging System Performance.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. A domain assigned a weighted value of 1 processes the fewest number of requests. The import process merges the domain configuration with the new template slave domain and creates the new configuration and loads it on the application server. Oracle and/or its affiliates. After you import a domain configuration and save it as a slave domain. All rights reserved.

50 September. 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. If serial recycling is disabled. Message System Performance Statistics The messaging system performance statistics pages in the Service Operations Monitor have been redesigned for this release. By default the serial recycling of pub/sub process handlers is enabled. You use the Serial Recycle parameter in the psappsrv. The system checks to see if the percentage criterion is met after processing a specified number of requests.” Managing Pub/Sub Handler Processing Performance Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor This section describes enhancements to the Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. all pub/sub process handlers recycle at once.cfg file to enable and disable this feature. See Also Enterprise 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. . The Master/Slave Load Balance page features a Master Processing Status dropdown list box where you set the processing status for the master domain. 130 Copyright © 2009. which can cause throughput to come to a standstill.” 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.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. Configuring deferred master processing enables you to free processing resources on the master domain machine due to hardware or processing power limitations. the system recycles process handlers (within a group) on a serial basis–one after another–to allow processing to continue uninterrupted. “Tuning Messaging System Performance.cfg file to specify that the system recycle pub/sub process handlers when memory has grown by a percent value that you specify. You use the Percentage of Memory Growth parameter in the psappsrv. Oracle and/or its affiliates. or so it can run other processes. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. All rights reserved. By default the Percentage of Memory Growth parameter is disabled.

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 Averages and Analysis page for outbound asynchronous transactions You can click any of the links to view more detailed statistics in bar chart format.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 131 . For example. All rights reserved. the following example shows the statistics that display if you click the link under the Gateway icon: Copyright © 2009.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The following graphic shows a sample of statistics that display for outbound synchronous transactions in the messaging system. Averages and Analysis page for outbound synchronous transactions.

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

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

“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. UTF-16.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8. and non-Unicode.PeopleTools 8. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. General Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities Enhancements Specifying File Encoding Options for Uploaded XML Files A File Encoding field has been added to several PeopleSoft Integration Broker utilities. 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. All rights reserved. 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.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. . “Using the Schema Tester Utility” Populating Rowset-Based Message Parts in Container Messages The Handler Tester Utility and the new Service Operation Tester Utility feature a Container Message Builder page which enables you to build and populate rowset-based messages within container messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.

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

48 is when PeopleSoft Integration Broker moved to a services-oriented architecture (SOA). all projects are created for Integration Broker’s services-oriented architecture found in PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools 8.” Understanding the Handler Tester Utility. (This is the DB Operation Transaction option when populating data.48 Integration Broker (XML) 8.PeopleTools 8. Unless you start Send Master in Pre-PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.48 integrations.48 mode.48 Mode 136 Copyright © 2009.48 framework.48 and later releases. “Using the Handler Tester Utility.48 EIP Testing (Batch EIP) 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 September.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.48 JMS Project The version numbers were removed and the names are now: • • • • Integration Broker (MIME) Integration Broker (XML) EIP Testing (Batch EIP) JMS Project In previous releases the 8.) Otherwise the application handler will fail due to no transaction ID being available to the application engine program.48 reference indicated that you were creating a project for an integration running on PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” Starting Send Master. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using Send Master. PeopleBooks discusses how to set Send Master to test pre-PeopleTools 8. Testing Bulk Load Handlers Testing Application Engine Handlers You can test application engine handlers only when the data used for the test is transaction data from the application database. . Testing Application Engine Handlers Send Master Utility Project Names The names of the following project types have changed: • • • • 8. All rights reserved.48 or later. You can use Send Master to create projects for integration created on the pre-PeopleTools 8.48 Integration Broker (MIME) 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility.” Understanding the Handler Tester Utility. Starting Send Master in Pre-PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16.576 1.048.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Template Names The version of Microsoft Excel that you are using in conjunction with the Excel to CI utility determines the Excel to CI template that you must use.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65.536 1. The follow table lists the template to use based on your version of Microsoft Excel: Microsoft Excel Version Microsoft Excel 2000 Microsoft Excel 2003 Microsoft Excel 2007 Template ExcelToCI. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65.PeopleTools 8. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.536 1.xls ExcelToCI2007. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. 140 Copyright © 2009.50 September.xls ExcelToCI. All rights reserved.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. headers and strings. 385 1. . Translated elements include labels.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.

by splitting the metadata for the component interface properties that exceed the 254-column limit. 141 . “Creating Templates. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Excel to CI templates can load component interface definitions containing up to 502 properties.50 September. When using the Insert New Child toolbar action on template rows which have child rows. the new parent-child rows should maintain the same hierarchical order as the original parentchild rows.” Template Wrapping Viewing Log Files If you select the check box to create log files when building a template or submitting to the database. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Creating Templates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. If it was not. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. copy it manually there as well in order to preserve the structure. Caution must be taken when inserting child rows in a wrapped template. two log files are created—one that logs the activity of ExcelToCI. With the expanded column capacity of Microsoft Excel 2007. The log for the Web Library. verify that it also was duplicated in the hidden section above the wrapped portion. The log for ExcelToCI. Oracle and/or its affiliates.log. SOAPTOCI<unique_number>. is created on the application server in the <PS_CFG_HOME> directory. If you insert a child row on the visible row of the wrapped template.xls and the other that logs the SOAPTOCI Web Library. These templates have hidden rows which are clones of the visible rows.xls is created in the temp directory on the workstation running the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. All rights reserved. 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. The number of columns in Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 worksheets cannot exceed 254. This file contains both the SOAP request and the SOAP response. or wrapped.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. metadata wrapping does not occur. The template will appear split in two sections. Log files are written for each chunk of data that is sent to the database.

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

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

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

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

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

“Configuring Change Assistant for Upgrades. Copyright © 2009. only the template and step properties with non-default values were exported. 2009 • • • • • DataMoverUser DataMoverBootstrap ManualStop SQLCommand SQRReport See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Exporting Templates Retaining Manual Modifications to Change Assistant Templates In some occasions. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. All rights reserved. when you modified a Change Assistant template. you regenerated the change package in Application Designer. for some reason. when exporting Change Assistant templates. you now see the following options: The Generate New Template option enables you to generate a Change Assistant template and ignore any manual changes made to an existing template. you now have the option to merge the new template associated with an updated change package with an existing template. In PeopleTools 8. This enables you to incorporate any manual changes you’ve added to the existing Change Assistant template. regardless of whether the property value differs from the default value.” Configuring the Upgrade Environment Exporting Change Assistant Templates In previous releases. 147 . when you regenerated the change package. it may be necessary to modify a generated Change Assistant template. In previous releases.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. On the Create Change Package dialog.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. with PeopleTools 8. This applies to templates delivered by PeopleSoft as well as those created with your own change packages.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. However. For example. That is. you might decide to modify the template to add a manual step to the apply process. “Applying Updates.50.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. to ensure consistency with shared and cloned templates. all properties and values are exported to the XML file. the system overwrote or ignored any manual modifications you made to the Change Assistant template. that manual change did not persist if.

48.48 versions of PeopleTools.PeopleTools 8. When performing an upgrade or update. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. this manual process has been automated.50.48 versions of PeopleTools. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009.48 and beyond.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. Oracle and/or its affiliates. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. In PeopleTools 8. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. “Working with Change Packages. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. 2009 Release Notes The Merge Existing Template option enables you to navigate to an existing Change Assistant template and merge any modifications present in the existing template that are not present in the new template. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside.47 and earlier. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually.50 September. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8. less than. You can express ranges of releases. All rights reserved. . Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies. a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release.PeopleTools 8. and ‘in’. a manual stop was inserted prior to those steps so that the appropriate decisions could me made regarding whether the step applied to a particular environment or not. using the associated operator field. such as greater than. Oracle and/or its affiliates. In PeopleTools 8.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Typically.50 September.

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

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

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

For regular compare reports. the Upgrade Assistant tool will no longer be installed with PeopleTools nor supported. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. all upgrades should use Enterprise PeopleSoft Change Assistant with the delivered templates for your upgrade path. and for composite compare reports. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. a set of predefined tables. to make reading compare reports easier.PeopleTools 8. you load selected metadata information from your source database into your target database. Going forward. this refers to the Source and Target columns. . the database name now appears above the column containing the information for that database. New Release. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50.50 September. The results of the comparison are stored in the Alter Repository.50. Then you run another provided Application Engine program to compare the source and target metadata. “Comparing Source and Target Definitions” Alter Analyzer PeopleTools is providing a new utility named Alter Analyzer that enables you to compare the metadata between databases running different versions of PeopleTools. and Customization columns. “Working With Alter Analyzer” Dropped Support for Upgrade Assistant As of PeopleTools 8. this refers to the Old Release.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. 2009 Release Notes Database Name Appears on Compare Report Output In PeopleTools 8. By running a provided Application Engine program. For example.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant Your upgrade documentation 156 Copyright © 2009. that you can query and run reports against to gain further insight into your upgrades and alter operations.

Deprecated Documentation Oracle no longer ships documentation for certain products used primarily in previous PeopleTools releases.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle provides a new version of PeopleBooks. For upgrades and updates. All rights reserved. For Business Interlink documentation. refer to the PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks. and upgrading database definitions. comparing projects. 2009 PeopleBooks Enhancements With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. so the Upgrade Assistant PeopleBook is not included with the PeopleTools 8.50. 157 . use Change Assistant and refer to the Change Assistant PeopleBook for documentation. PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide In previous releases. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the PeopleSoft Application Designer PeopleBook contained chapters devoted to working with projects. These chapters have been separated into their own PeopleBook focusing on the life cycle management features of Application Designer.50 September. Copyright © 2009.46 Business Interlinks PeopleBook posted on My Oracle Support in the following location: The Upgrade Assistant tool is no longer shipped or supported.

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

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