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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BusinessObjects Enterprise Support. 9.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6. 1.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.50 September. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.1 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. JRE Support. Platform Operating System AIX 6.1. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent. .1 IBM z/OS 1. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.1 2 Copyright © 2009.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. 11. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.1 IBM Informix 9.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.PeopleTools 8. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5. All rights reserved.9. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server.5 IBM Informix 11. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments. 1.6.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.

Main Page (Doc ID 764222. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update . All rights reserved.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.5.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 3.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.4.1) Copyright © 2009.2. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .1).0.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.4 Browser Firefox 3.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3. 2. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.x. 3 .1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.5.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.2.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.0.1. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.1 Internet Explorer 7. Always refer to Doc ID 747587.1 Added Verity 6. 8 Safari 3.1. 3.

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. Note. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. . 2009.9 or 9. The exact version depends on your operating system. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.6x and still be in a supported environment. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8.PeopleTools 8.50. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. Process Scheduler servers. 8. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. Note. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. If you run DB2 databases.49 or 8. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system is not supported for running the IBM DB2 database or server elements requiring connection to IBM DB2 database. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it.8. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. 4 Copyright © 2009. and so on. Otherwise.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support.0). GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade.50 September. This includes applications servers. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. For example. Data Mover. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874.6x with your PeopleTools installation.

All rights reserved. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8. you can install BOE XI 3.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 JRE 1.4x or JRE 1. 5 . Copyright © 2009. or Solaris).50. Linux. AIX. In the interim.50 release date.50 September.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation.1 on other certified platforms (Windows. Oracle and/or its affiliates. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools 8.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification.50 Integration with BOE XI 3.

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

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

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

Provides proactive problem avoidance. ODBC installation.50 installation.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. Improves access to best practices and the Oracle knowledge base. For example: LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$TUXDIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH. you will have the option of installing and configuration OCM as part of the PeopleTools 8. export TUXDIR $TUXDIR/lib $TUXDIR/lib must be prepended to LD_LIBRARY_PATH. Working with Oracle Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Configuration Manager This section discusses these changes to PeopleSoft Configuration Manager: • • Registry structure changes. Oracle and/or its affiliates. export LD_LIBRARY_PATH $TUXDIR/bin $TUXDIR/bin must be prepended to PATH. whichever is appropriate for your platform. export PATH Oracle Configuration Manager Installation Oracle Configuration Manager (OCM) is used to collect configuration data from customer environments and upload it the customer configuration repository (CCR) at Oracle. Including OCM a part of PeopleTools installer enables Oracle support representatives to analyze environment and configuration data and provide better service to customers. 9 . For example: TUXDIR=/home/user/Oracle/tuxedo10gR3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools Installation for <your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8. LIBPATH.50. OCM is delivered to customers through My Oracle Support and can be configured for PeopleSoft deployments for collecting customer configuration data and providing services to the customer. or SHLIB_PATH. Improves understanding of your business needs and provides consistent responses and services. With PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. For example: PATH=$TUXDIR/bin:$PATH. All rights reserved. 2009 Variable $TUXDIR Description $TUXDIR must be set to the correct Oracle Tuxedo installation directory. Some of the benefits of using Oracle Configuration Manager are: • • • • Reduces time for resolution of support issues.

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

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

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

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

spawning was enabled by default. 2009 Release Notes PSADMIN – Windows service configuration See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the same as application servers and Process Scheduler servers in previous releases.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration 14 Copyright © 2009.50. spawning is now disabled. “Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes” PSADMIN In PeopleTools 8. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. A [Search Indexes] section now appears for specifying custom index locations for search servers.50 September. . All rights reserved. “Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service” Search Server Configuration File Changes For PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. such as PSAPPSRV. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Spawning refers to the configuration option to enable a domain to start additional server processes. Using PSADMIN Menus.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. to meet increasing demand. In previous releases.CFG and PSADMIN for search servers: • • Add To Path now appears in the [Domain Settings] section. these changes appear in the PSSRCH.

All rights reserved.CFG. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter. and so on. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. medium. PSAESRV.50. large.CFG. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured. In previous releases.50 September. PSQRYSRV. 15 . the configuration file is PSWINSRV. developer) has changed. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. by default. “Using PSADMIN Menus.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN.CFG and PSPRCS.50. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8.000.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The default value is 1024 cursors. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements. This applies to any server process. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.CFG configuration files. In PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. However.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. you can now include custom Java options per server process. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8. such as PSAPPSRV.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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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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Oracle and/or its affiliates. sequentially. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The LOADCACHE program. 2009 Serial cache loading refers to the existing process for loading shared cache. system administrators ran an Application Engine program named LOADCACHE. which runs when you select Parallel LoadCache on the Process Request page after clicking Run on the Load Application Server Cache page.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration Copyright © 2009. Loads all the cacheable objects that are dependent on other cached objects. 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. adds each applicable cache object to the shared cache. when loading the shared cache for application server domains.50.50 September. All rights reserved. and it runs if you choose Serial LoadCache on the Process Request page after clicking Run on the Load Application Server Cache page.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Parallel cache loading splits the work of the LOADCACHE program into two separate Application Engine programs that run simultaneously within the PSJob PLCACHE. cause instances of other objects to be loaded as well. 19 . when loaded into cache. Parallel cache loading refers to a new option intended to reduce the time required to build a shared cache. In previous releases. The LOADCACHE program is in place in PeopleTools 8. Objects that are dependent on other cached objects are those objects that.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Using PeopleSoft Data Mover Commands.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. PS_DM_DATA_OUT=$DM_HOME/data Specifies the location of PeopleSoft Data Mover log files. log file and trace file path.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. $DM_HOME. as in $HOME/PS_DM/log. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. The default setting is $HOME/PS_DM. then some of the environment variables from previous releases (such as output locations) need to point to writeable locations. The default is $DM_HOME/log. It defines the writeable location for Data Mover the output. Appendix: Using the PSADMIN Utility Enterprise PeopleTools 8. It has been replaced by PS_DM_DATA_IN. a new environment variable.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Variable PS_DM_DATA PS_DM_DATA_IN PS_DM_DATA_OUT PS_DM _LOG Description This variable no longer exists in PeopleTools 8. If you intend to implement a secure (or read-only) PS_HOME. $DM_HOME applies only to the UNIX environment. “Using the PeopleSoft Data Mover Command-Line Interface” Data Mover Environment Variables on UNIX For the PSDMTX command line interface. All rights reserved. 29 . Note. Specifies the Data Mover input directory. PS_DM_DATA_IN=$PS_HOME/data Specifies the Data Mover output directory. the use of * with AS was not recommended or supported. some of the default Data Mover environment settings have changed. In previous releases.

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

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

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

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

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

2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages. “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name. 35 . “Working with IBM WebSphere. “Using PeopleTools Utilities. “Working with Oracle WebLogic.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10. WORKLISTFEED 01-05.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout URL PROPERTIES PAGE The new URL Properties page enables you to define URLIDs to store in the database to be used for FTPS and the PeopleCode attachment functions.” Using Administration Utilities. Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets. QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions. you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option. GENERICFEED-01.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users.

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

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

When you click the “Zoom” icon in a grid or on a long edit box. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. 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. revealing more components that you have access to view.50 offers floating drop-down menu navigation. You can choose to use the non-AJAX based menu pagelet for ease of use with screen readers. the menu cascades to the right. the system redraws only the appropriate hierarchy for the selected link or folder.0). If you click the folder name. Note. the entire structure is refreshed. Advantages of the new floating navigation are: 38 Copyright © 2009. 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. Close the page from the title bar close icon. Floating Drop-Down Navigation PeopleTools 8.50 September. All rights reserved. Modal grids and long edit boxes can be moved around over the page for ease of viewing and use. instead of refreshing the entire menu pagelet. Because of AJAX. As you mouse over any section of the menu. when you click the expand/collapse icons in the new menu pagelet.PeopleTools 8. .

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

Favorites Menu Enhancements The Favorites menu has been enhanced to include a Most Recently Used (MRU) list. 2009 Release Notes Example: Search Menu This is an example of the Search Menu enhancement showing the results for a search of the phrase User Pro and the sort icon in the blue header: Note. When new employees are hired. The Favorites menu also includes the primary key as part of any Favorite that you save. You must run the Build Registry Search Index process to populate the search. 40 Copyright © 2009.50 September. as a Security Administrator you can create a generic Employee user profile on the Copy User Profile page and save it as a favorite. For example.PeopleTools 8. you can navigate directly to this profile within the Favorites menu and quickly create a new employee. You are no longer taken to the search page. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . The last five (5) most recently accessed pages appear at the top of the Favorites list. All rights reserved.

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

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

All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. or slide apart and overlap less to fill a wider space. PSSTYLEDEF has been updated to have a more contemporary. The two images are anchored to the outside corners of their respective elements. To change the background colors of tabs. it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how tab definitions are built and stored in the database. Another style sheet. You can change the background colors of folder tabs and grid tabs.50 will be unaffected by the SWAN style sheet. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN. as it won’t be the default style sheet for the PeopleTools interface. sleek look and feel. To provide a greater number of tabs and simpler user-level configuration.50.50 September. The doors slide together and overlap more to fill a narrow space. 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. Customers upgrading to PeopleTools 8. Keep in mind that background images only show in the available doorway of the element to which they are applied (content area + padding). The images can be thought of as the sliding doors that complete one doorway. Cascading style sheets (CSS) have the advantage of layering background images which enables them to slide over each other. The visible portions of these background images fit together inside the doorway to form a tab-like shape. However. has an updated look and feel and matches Oracle corporate application standards. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1 and later. The default style sheet and the SWAN style sheet contain CSS tabs. 2009 Style Sheet Modification There are two new style sheets for Peopletools 8. the PeopleSoft applications use the sliding door technique for tabs. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Based Tabs Page tabs are now set with cascading style sheets (CSS). Copyright © 2009. 43 . PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN is the default style sheet for PeopleSoft application releases 9.

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

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

frozen columns and column headers are stationary when you scroll through grid data. press SHIFT+ UP ARROW to move one cell up. In scrollable grid layout. the cursor will move to fields within the grid. which appear within the grid control and enable you to scroll through data within the grid. In scrollable grid layout. If grid scroll bars are present. you can enable horizontal and vertical scroll bars. In scrollable layout. The scrollable grid layout offers several functional differences from the original grid layout. . In the scrollable grid layout. Press SHIFT+ RIGHT ARROW to move one cell to the right. thus other data on the page stays in view. sort indicator icons appear to the left of the column heading label. When using these methods to navigate. Grid scroll bars and grid tabs can be configured to work together or separately. 2009 Release Notes • • • Drop-Down List Image Long Edit Box Scrollable Grid Layout (Grid Enhancements) In addition to the current grid functionality. the user can find the string in all tabs of the grid.50 September. application developers can enable a scrollable grid layout. In the scrollable grid layout. you can navigate through cells by using the SHIFT+ <DIRECTION> ARROW keys. the page brings the tab where the field and value are into view.PeopleTools 8. If grid tabs are present. If the string is found. In scrollable grid layout. 46 Copyright © 2009. you can designate the number of rows to appear in the scrollable area. the cursor will cause the grid to scroll as it moves through rows. You can scroll data within the grid without having use the browser scroll bar. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You can configure a scrollable grid to display the horizontal and vertical scroll bars independently of one another. you can change the sort order of a grid column directly on the transaction page by clicking the column header. making it the active tab. Note. For example. You can specify the grid layout style at the system level (PeopleTools Options page) and at the individual grid level. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

XmlDoc class. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Gantt class. Field class. IBInfo class. Gantt class. GenXmlFile method. File class. MouseOverMsgNum property. ZeroExtend property. The 8. 61 . RevertToPre850 property. Grid class. SummaryText property. TerminateLines property. Note. WSA_Action property. Field class. WSA_FaultTo property. The new classes are listed in these release notes. GetActualRemoteNodes method. IBInfo class.50. InteractiveProgress property. Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. MouseOverMsgSet property. New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. 2009 • • Session class. RevertToPre850 property. Chart class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference New Properties In PeopleTools 8. IBInfo class.50. MCFMailUtil class. Field class. InteractiveMove property. Gantt class. InteractiveEnd property. All rights reserved. IBInfo class. PeopleCode API. "Development Tools Enhancements. WSA_To property. the following new properties have been added to the PeopleCode API: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • AnalyticGrid class. InteractiveStart property. File class. SummaryText property.50 September. IBInfo class." PeopleCode. Gantt class. badaddresses property. Field class. CompressionOverride property.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new method. IsRichTextEnabled property. FuturePublicationDateTime property. HoverText property.

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

2. 63 . the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. The 8. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Publish method. "". SetItemFolder method. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. rather than a single email address. Size property. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message.50. In PeopleTools 8. The 8. All rights reserved. Save method.50.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. 5. 1. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published. 3. and SetOutputOption method. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method.50. Therefore. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 4.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. “Java Class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This method now takes an optional language parameter. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. This method now validates a comma. • RowsetCache class. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. SetEmailOption method. ValidateAddress method. • ReportDefn class. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.

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

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

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

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

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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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71 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools. 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. 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.

the filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. If a role is removed from a user profile.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages. you can select a From and To date for viewing. Using Process Monitor.50 September. Using the Date Range filter. “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 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. the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role. “Using Report Manager. 2009 Release Notes Increase Process Instance and Report IDs The Content ID fields (CONTENTID field) have increased to 12 integer positions (999999999999). These fields include: • • • • • • • CDM_ID CONTENTID PSRF_REPORT_ID REPORT_ID REPORT_INST_VAL REPORT_INSTANCE TRANSFERINSTANCE Process Instance ID Max sequence is increased to 2147483647. .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.” 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. Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information.

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

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

This is an example of the Preferences page: Copyright © 2009.50 September. 75 . 2009 Reporting Console example Reporting Console Preferences allow each user to define the information to display in the Reporting Console.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

All rights reserved. XML Publisher This section discusses new features and changes for XML Publisher. including: • Descriptive Names 76 Copyright © 2009. 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. as well as retrieve process statuses and reports. A new PeopleBook “Reporting Web Services” has been created which documents all the Process Scheduler service operations.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. 2009 Release Notes Edit Preferences page See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates.“ 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. %RID% will insert the Report ID. All existing reports using these data source type will continue to run. 2009 • • • • • • • • • Deprecated Data Sources Deprecated Schema Files Connected Query Data Source Global Properties Settings Performance Enhancements PDF Full Path Mapping Alternate XML Preview Iterative Template Design Support for Email Descriptive Names A new field File Name has been added to the Output page in the Report Definition component. use %EMPLID%. “Defining Report Definitions Creating Report Definitions.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. use XML file instead. The following variables are supported. For example. at runtime the value of that field will be used. Deprecated Schema Files Schema files are no longer necessary for bursting. %BTV% will insert the burst field value.50 September. 77 . • • • • %ASD% will insert the As of Date. however you will not be able create a new Rowset or XMLDoc data source.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Output variables are enclosed between percent signs (%). if you have an EMPLID field. %field% where field is a the name of a field from the XMLdata that lies below the first repeating field. All rights reserved. This field is used to specify a file name template that gets translated at runtime to a physical file name. Schema files will still be used for backwards compatibility. All burst key candidates on the on the bursting page are eligible. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. XML sample data file can be used for bursting.

the properties will be displayed. 2009 Release Notes Connected Query Data Source Connected Query has been added as a data source. The data source must be created before you can use it in a report definition. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Global properties are shared by all reports and override the xdo engine default property values. “Setting Up XML Publisher.“ Defining Global Properties 78 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. Global Properties Settings A new page has been added to define global properties.50 September. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The following example shows the Global Properties page: Global Properties page The following property groups are available from the dropdown box: • • • • • • • PDF Output FO Processing HTML Output PDF Security PDF Template RTF Output RTF Template For each property group. as well as the default value. 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. .

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

There are no artificial limits to n and m. All rights reserved. Connected Query Manager provides a report developer the ability to create a new Connected Query. The output for connected query is always an XML file. A Connected Query is a hierarchical object built with existing PeopleSoft Queries. 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.PeopleTools 8. Fields in a child query are mapped to related fields in the immediate parent query. 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. 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. Connected Query can be used as a data source for XML Publisher reports that require sub reports. including: 80 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. copy existing Connected Queries. “Using Connected Query” Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft This section discusses enhancements that are made to Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. A new folder for Connected Query has been added under Reporting Tools. Connected Query Manager See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. A parent query can nest n levels of child queries and any child query can have m sibling queries within a hierarchy. edit an existing Connected Query. delete a Connected Query object.50 September. but typical use will involve a single parent-child relationship or a few levels of nesting. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. .

Note. “Working with Multiple Languages.exe The local directory of crw32. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. Crystal Reports execution environments. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment. you need to upgrade. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008. “Using Crystal Reports 2008.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages.0\Crystal Reports\Database\.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.exe.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.50. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues. 81 . For example.50. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports.1 is supported. Local directory of crw32. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.1 upgrade. All rights reserved.0\win32_x86. Crystal Reports concepts. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

and then you design report layouts in the Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer application referencing the fields defined in the queries that you created.1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8.50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8.50: 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. Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer. 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. Linux. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment.” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix. Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools. You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer.50 September. 83 . 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment.50 and BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use PeopleTools 8.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.

When you run an earlier format Crystal Report in the Crystal Reports 2008 application or through the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.1 that use Crystal 9.50 Installation <for your database platform>: “Installing and Configuring Software for Crystal Reports. 2009 Release Notes Applications 9. to ensure compatibility. For example. • When you run reports using the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. your pre-PeopleTools 8. if you save the report definition from the Crystal Report 2008 designer.” Converting Crystal Reports. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Crystal Reports Execution Environments Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues When you upgrade to Crystal Reports 2008. In addition. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. you must correct the report before you can run it successfully.50 and your current Crystal Report execution environment. the Crystal Reports application runs the Verify Database function. however.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8.1 that use Crystal Reports 9. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. if you open a Crystal Reports 2008 report in Crystal Reports 9. Note. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you will be warned that the report is in a later format and certain features may not be supported. However. Scenario F: You use PeopleTools 8. For example. You can use earlier format report templates to generate reports. consider the following new compatibility issues: • Crystal Reports 2008 can run a report that is saved in an earlier version of Crystal Reports format. . All rights reserved. you have different considerations. For example.rpt format and you cannot open them using any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9. 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.” Understanding Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 Crystal reports will need to be converted to the Crystal Reports 2008 format using the PeopleTools RPT Conversion utility pscvtrpt. Converting Existing Crystal Reports to Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 format 84 Copyright © 2009. you should always create the reports in the Crystal Reports 2008 format.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.exe. a PeopleTools-only upgrade.50 September. Scenario C: You use PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. which picks up any errors—such as missing fields—in the report. For example. Applications 9. If errors are detected. Oracle and/or its affiliates. If you are upgrading from a previous version of PeopleTools. a PeopleTools-only upgrade Depending on the Crystal Report execution environment that you use with PeopleTools 8. they are created in the Crystal Reports 2008 .50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8.

which is used to build Essbase cubes. All rights reserved.1. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. Delete and rename Essbase objects. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures.1.1.1. A new folder for Essbase Cube Builder has been added under PeopleTools Cube Builder with the following components: Component Connections Dimensions Outlines Utilities Create Cube Dynamic Dimension Templates Cube Dimension Builder Setup Description Add and maintain Essbase connectivity parameters.1 Upgrade. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. Essbase Cube Buider. Add and maintain Essbase outlines. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines.1.1. Note. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8.50 September.1. Run the cube creation batch process. Copyright © 2009. including Essbase.1 is supported.50. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11.1 API. 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11. 85 .1.1. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine.1. you need to upgrade. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Aggregate Storage.

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

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

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

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

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

Define the prefix that is applied to each record and field definition created by PeopleSoft Cube Manager.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. Cube Builder. Transformer. A Logon Password field that enables you to configure Cognos Enterprise Server in cube instance definition with passwords besides blank passwords. Oracle and/or its affiliates. This example shows the new PowerPlay Options page: Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager PeopleTools 8. 2009 Dynamic Dimension Templates Use the Dynamic Dimension Templates page to create Essbase dynamic dimension templates: See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Cube Instances) page now features: • • • A Cognos Binaries section that enables you to override the registry locations (of PowerPlay. All rights reserved. 91 .50 continues supporting Cognos PowerPlay 7. Cube Manager. and Enterprise server) where the binaries folders are located. The PowerPlay Options (under PeopleTools.x.

3.50. “Building Cubes.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.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7. (Cognos 8.x and 9. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8.x are not supported. including future EFFDT data. 92 Copyright © 2009. . you have options of using tree effective dates from the layout or enter a new effective date for trees at the time of Report Request: Effective Date Criteria Select the None option to display all EFFDT data rows for ranged or dynamic tree details.PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Note. All rights reserved. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected. Note. using the Detail Value List page.” Building Cube Instances.

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

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

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

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

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

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

the new Security Join Optimizer option enables you to define whether a query. • • Note: If you perform Left Outer Joins with security record. 2009 Download Query Results to XML File After you click the XML link on the Query Manager or Query Viewer search results page. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. there are two new formats XML and XMLP. the query joins the security table once. Security Join Optimizer Select this option to enable this query to join once to the first security record. 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. Viewing and Editing Query Properties Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. should be optimized. the query joins security table multiple times using the Inner Join logic and the Security Join Optimizer option is not used. “Creating and Running Simple Queries.50 September. The Download to XML link is also available on the Query Manager . If this is a non-self join with same security tables or a self join. XML produces webrowset XML format result. or cancel the downloaded file. query results are downloaded to browser as web browser format and there are options that enable you to open.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Creating New Queries. that contains multiple joins to the same query security record. • • If this is a non-self join (same security tables) or a self join. If this is a non-self join with different security tables. save. Security Join Optimizer In the Query Properties page. If this is a non-self join with different security tables. All rights reserved.Run page. XMLP produces XMLP format result. the query joins security table multiple times using the Inner Join logic. If you click the Open button. 99 . XML formatted query result is downloaded to browser. the Security Join Optimizer setting is applied using the same concepts. In the Schedule Query component. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

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

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

Beginning with this release the following additional target connectors are segment aware.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Working with the AS Connectors. and Data Mover scripts. and you can use them to send message segments to integration partners: • • • AS2 target connector. WSDL and Schema Objects For PeopleTools 8.” Using the JMS Target Connector. JMS target connector. .50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.50 generated WSDL and message schema have become managed objects.50 September. AS2 Connectors PeopleSoft recommends using the Oracle SOA Suite B2B component for all EDI integrations.” 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. “Using Listening Connectors and Target Connectors. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes Target Connectors and Listening Connectors This section describes recommendations and enhancements to target connectors and listening connectors. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 104 Copyright © 2009. SMTP target connector. “Using Listening Connectors and Target Connectors. You can now use PeopleSoft Application Designer to add generated WSDL and message schemas to PeopleSoft Application Designer projects. “Sending and Receiving Messages. including those based on the AS2 specification.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. All rights reserved. project copy processes. 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. Node-Level Connector Properties New Managed Objects: WSDL and Message Schema This section provides information about the new WSDL and schema managed objects. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise 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.” Converting WSDL Documents and Message Schemas to Managed Objects Messages This section describes enhancements for managing messages. “Managing Messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases. 105 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Field aliases. Naming Conventions of Message Metadata The following information was added to PeopleBooks for clarification When naming the following message metadata. Record aliases. 2009 Converting WSDL and Schema to Managed Objects After you copy WSDL and schema from earlier releases. In addition. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Understanding Managing Messages. However.” digits or special characters: • • • • Message names. you can convert it in the PeopleTools 8. the system displays the message type as part of the search results. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Adding a Message Definition Using Message Type to Search for or Add Message Definitions A message Type dropdown list box has been added to the Messages component to facilitate searching for and adding new message definitions to the database. names cannot start with “xml. Message aliases.50 system. PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to convert the data to managed objects. “Managing Messages”. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. during the PeopleTools upgrade process the system automatically attempts to convert WSDL and schema metadata into managed objects. Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. if the system is unable to convert the copied or upgraded data.

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

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

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

“Managing Messages.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages.” Message Class Properties Container Messages Adding and Getting Container Messages Attributes You can add attributes to container messages that contain rowset-based message parts to provide integration partners with data and information. At runtime.Message Definitions page is no longer read-only when a container message is defined with multiple rowset-based part messages. 109 . “Message Classes. the Maximum Occurs field on the Messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. 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. and required flag in the container message definition in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Next you use PeopleCode to populate the attribute values using the IBInfo object. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Managing Message Parts. This information appears in generated container message schema. length. 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. 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. At runtime the attributes appear at the root level of the generated XML. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages. To add attributes to a container message. PeopleSoft Integration Broker validates the attribute values against the lengths you defined in the container message definition. Understanding Including Level 0 Rows for Message Parts in Container Messages Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Managing Container Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you first define the attribute name. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft provides a number of IBInfo object methods to get attributes from container messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. without adding the information to the message definition.” Managing Container Messages.

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. The Schema tab is still available for viewing message schema. Generating Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker now automatically generates message schema for rowsetbased messages at save time. Indicates the number of the data chunk or message segment that you are sending.” Managing Nonrowset-Based Messages 110 Copyright © 2009. and for building schemas for nonrowset-based messages. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and the current segment is the third chunk. You are now able to add message schemas for nonrowset-based messages referenced in runtime tables. 2009 Release Notes Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages to/from Third-Party Systems To exchange segmented messages with third-party systems you must specify the following arguments in the SOAP header: Argument DataChunkCount DataChunk Description The total number of data chunks or segments that comprise the message.” Generating XML Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages Adding Message Schemas for Nonrowset-Based Messages In previous releases the Add Schema button on the Messages – Schema page was disabled if a schema had already been added to a nonrowset-based message and the message was referenced in a runtime table. “Sending and Receiving Messages. “Managing Messages. The Add Schema button is enabled regardless if the message is referenced in a runtime table. All rights reserved. the DataChunk value for the current message is 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. As a result. you do not need to navigate to the Schema tab and build the message schema. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For example. .50 September. 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. for building schemas for rowset-based messages that may have been imported or upgraded without schema. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages.PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages. if there are a total of seven data chunks in the message.

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

this page is no longer needed. names cannot start with “xml. Linking Service Operations to Services When you create a new service or manage an existing service.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. you can use a service operation with more than one service. Changing the Services Associated with a Service Operation The Service Change section of the Services Administration – Service Operations page has been removed. you can now dynamically link service operations that exist in the application database to the service. The Services page features a new Link Existing Operation link.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Messages. Since there is no longer the restriction of using one service operation with a service.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Service Operations.” Activating and Deactivating Services in Bulk Reusing Service Operations Previous to this release. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” digits or special characters: • • Service operation names. All rights reserved. Click the link to search for a service operation in the application database and link it to the service. Naming Conventions for Service Operations Metadata The following information was added to PeopleBooks for clarification. Generated XML Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages Services and Service Operations This section describes enhancements for managing service operations. Beginning with this release. Service operation aliases. “Managing Services.50 enables you to activate or deactivate multiple services at once using the new Service Activate/Deactivate page in the Service Administration component. When naming the following service operation metadata. 112 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 September. . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. a service operation was unique to a single service.” Understanding Managing Service Operations Activating and Deactivating Services in Bulk PeopleTools 8. which meant to use it with more than one service you had to recreate the service operation and save it with a different name.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. All rights reserved. “Managing Routing Definitions. activates it. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. This functionality is used in conjunction with the feeds enhancement. .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Creating Routing Definitions. As an example. You can click the OK button to return to other items to activate. if you click the Activate Operation Version link in the previous example. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Note that you must compress the response before sending. Check the box for the system to send the response to the consumer compressed. 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. “Managing Routing Definitions. 120 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. using PeopleCode or by setting the Min Message Size Compression parameter in PSADMIN.” Viewing Routing Definitions in Graphical Format Creating Routing Definitions for Non-Default Service Operations You can now create routing definitions for non-default service operations using the Routings component.” Creating Routing Definitions. Check the box to return to the consumer any schema parser errors that occur during processing. the system locates the inactive service operation associated with the routing definition. The system returns the errors within the default message CDATA tag. Adding Routing Definitions Sending Compressed Responses to Consumers The Routing Definitions page now features an Accept Compression check box that displays only for inbound synchronous service operations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and displays the following message: Message indicating that the service operation has been activated for the routing definition. 2009 Release Notes Click a link in the Actions column to resolve an issue. The system activates the associated metadata and displays a message when the issue is resolved.PeopleTools 8. “Managing Routing Definitions.

and so on. The page enables you to add user-defined name/value pairs to a routing definition.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. This page enables you to identify duplicate external routing alias names. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. The exception is when you are using service operation mapping. In most cases duplicate external routing alias names are not desired for asynchronous routing definitions. Once they know the name/value pairs in a transformation.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Creating Routing Definitions. which denote data contained in transformations defined for the routing. you cannot change the in/out message transformation.version defined on the service operation for WSDL. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. developers can extract the data from transformations using application classes. “Managing Routing Definitions. If a transform is defined on the outbound response. If you define a transformation on an any-to-local routing definition. “Managing Routing Definitions. All rights reserved. 121 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Note that any-to-local routing definitions are read-only when WSDL has been exported.version on the transform for the inbound request for WSDL.” Creating Routing Definitions. Defining General Routing Information Transformations on Any-to-Local Routing Definitions Transformations on any-to-local routing definitions are now permitted. Duplicate external routing alias names are never allowed for synchronous routing definitions and the system generates an error at runtime if it encounters any. Defining Routing Parameters for Requests and Reponses Defining Routing Property Name/Value Pairs A Routing Properties page (IB_ROUTINGDEFNPROP) has been added to the Routings component.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. In cases where the input message. As a result. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the system uses the request or response message. perform SELECT actions in tables. Defining Routing Properties Searching for Duplicate External Routing Aliases PeopleTools 8.version on the output of the transformation for WSDL. “Managing Service Operation Routing Definitions. so you may create unique alias names for each duplicate found. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and so on.version or output message. and you want one routing definition to invoke multiple service operations.50 features an Alias Name Reference page (IB_ALIASXREF_SEC) that displays duplicate external routing aliases that exist for a routing definition. the system uses the input message. “Managing Routing Definitions.” Searching for Duplicate External Routing Aliases Copyright © 2009. Developers might use the name/value pairs data to add to XML. aliases.” Creating Routing Definitions.version are not defined on the transform. then the system uses the message.

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

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

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

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

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

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

. if Domain A failed. 128 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved.” Understanding Domain Failover. Logging. In previous releases. Failover on the primary system has to occur for a dynamic slave to automatically go into effect. the system would failover to Domain B. 2009 Release Notes • • • No node password found on target node. the system would failover to the next prioritized domain. If Domain B later fails. The system does not failover to find another dynamic slave. As an example. the next domain prioritized becomes the active domain. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. If Domain B later failed. if a failover domain became inactive. “Setting Up Domain Failover.PeopleTools 8.50 September. the system will failover to Domain B. if the dynamic slave fails. Domain Failover General Domain Failover Beginning with this release of PeopleTools if a failover domain becomes inactive the system attempts failover to the highest priority domain. Failover Priority –General Failover Dynamic Slave Failover In dynamic slave failover. No permissions set for the service operation on the source node. the system attempts to failover back to Domain A. the system will failover to Domain C. Handling Common Issues Tuning Messaging System Performance This section describes enhancements for tuning and optimizing messaging system performance. Mismatched node password on source and target nodes. 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. Tracing and Debugging. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Debugging Integrations. “Managing Error Handling.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. the system would failover to Domain C. If it is unable to do so. Given the previous example. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the system generates and email notification and the dynamic slave becomes inactive. If it is unable to do so.

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. 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. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Canceling Future-Dated Publications in Hold Status You can now cancel future-dated publciations that are in Hold status in the Service Operations Monitor. 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 September. “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.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. UTF-16. “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. 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.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8. and non-Unicode. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

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

536 1. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. . 385 1. “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. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xlsm PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel Location Note that users for Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 use the same template.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. headers and strings.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Oracle and/or its affiliates.xls ExcelToCI.536 1.576 1. All rights reserved. 140 Copyright © 2009. 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.PeopleTools 8.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Translated elements include labels.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65.048.xls ExcelToCI2007.50 September.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.

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

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

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

including: • • • • • • • • • • Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler Additional Database Definition Available Exporting Change Assistant templates. you had the option to run selected step types on a remote server. Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler In previous releases. 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.50 September. Running multiple processes simultaneously. such as Application Engine programs. Oracle and/or its affiliates. New Step Property: “From Tools Release”. Creating Projects With Multiple Definition Types. Retaining manual modifications to Change Assistant Templates. Restarting ‘restart-aware’ processes. All rights reserved. This enables you to offload data-intensive processes to a high-powered server for improved performance and quicker completion times. such as PeopleSoft Change Assistant. data-intensive processes now can be run through Process Scheduler also.PeopleTools 8.50. . Review and Apply Option Added to Apply Change Packages Wizard. Alter Analyzer. Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects. 2009 Release Notes Lifecycle Management Enhancements This section discusses the changes to PeopleSoft lifecycle management technology. With PeopleTools 8. Update Gateway Detects and Downloads Superseded Change Packages. 144 Copyright © 2009. When defining or modifying a template you can now choose the step type of ProcessScheduler.

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

All rights reserved. The Production database orientation is valid for the following step types: • ApplicationEngine 146 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant.PeopleTools 8.50 September. the ProcessScheduler step runs the specified program on the specified server definition. “Configuring the Upgrade Environment” Additional Database Definition Available In previous releases. 2009 Release Notes Defining An Upgrade Environment Process Scheduler Server At run time. you can view log information from within Change Assistant using the View Log window. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 a new database type. Depending on the operating system (UNIX or Windows) the system either FTPs or executes a File Copy. steps may need to be run against your Production database. In some cases. upgrade steps could be run against the following databases defined in your upgrade environment: • • • Source Target Copy of Current Demo With PeopleTools 8. . When the step completes. Configuring Change Assistant for Upgrades. Oracle and/or its affiliates. has been added to define within your upgrade environment. Production. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant.

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

When performing an upgrade or update.47 and earlier.50 September. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. this manual process has been automated. In PeopleTools 8.48. 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.50. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly.48 versions of PeopleTools. All rights reserved.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8.PeopleTools 8.48 and beyond. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. .” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. “Working with Change Packages. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8.48 versions of PeopleTools.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

moving left to right. the following command line parameter represents the equivalent selections on the Report Filter tab above. 155 . The command line report filter options are equivalent to those displayed on the Report Filter tab on the Upgrade Options dialog box. 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. For example. left hand corner (Source. top to bottom. The value of X can be either a 0 (not selected) or 1 (selected). “Comparing Source and Target Definitions” Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. Absent).50 September.EXE on the command line.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. beginning with the top. Absent/Target. 2009 Command Line Option to Filter Report Output A new PSIDE.EXE command line option has been added enabling you to pass report filter options to PSIDE. –FLTR 00000 00011 00011 01111 01111 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. Please make a note of these changes if you have downloaded previous versions. 2009 Release Notes Document Change History This section describes the changes made to this document after the initial posting. Date September 18.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50 General Availability. 2009 Change to Document Posted original version for Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . 158 Copyright © 2009.50 September.

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