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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This document describes how each enhancement functions within the context of the greater business process. Release value proposition 2. This added level of detail should enable project teams to answer the following questions: • • What delivered functionality will change? What customizations may be affected? . Prerelease notes 3. and articulates the expected business benefit. 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. The release notes. This preface discusses PeopleSoft release information publications.PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Our goal is to ensure that you leverage technology to its fullest to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations.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. Prerelease Notes Prerelease notes provide more functional and technical details than the release value proposition. It is a roadmap that is intended to help you assess the business benefits of PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft Release Information Publications This section discusses the following publications that provide in-depth technical and functional information that is available at the time of publication: 1. identifies major enhancements.50 and to plan your information technology (IT) projects and investments. contains the comprehensive set of descriptions for the features and changes available in the final product. Release notes Release Value Proposition The release value proposition provides functional details.50. Please note that the final release may not have every feature that is discussed in this document. 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. This document is designed to help you determine whether new product features might warrant upgrading from an old release or embarking on a new PeopleSoft implementation. The 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. available when the release becomes generally available. The release value proposition is published before a release. With this information.

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

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

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

BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.1 IBM Informix 9.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.5 IBM Informix 11.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.1 2 Copyright © 2009. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. .4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6.1. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5. 1.50 September. 1.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4. 9.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8. 11.9.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.1 IBM z/OS 1.6.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9.PeopleTools 8. Platform Operating System AIX 6.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. JRE Support.

50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.5. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.1 Added Verity 6.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update . 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .x.1 Internet Explorer 7.0.2.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1. 3.2. 2. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.1). 3 . Oracle and/or its affiliates.1.Main Page (Doc ID 764222.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1) Copyright © 2009. 3.1.0.4.5.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information. Always refer to Doc ID 747587.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670. All rights reserved.4 Browser Firefox 3. 8 Safari 3.50 September.

6x and still be in a supported environment. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.6x with your PeopleTools installation. Note. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. and so on. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874.50 September.PeopleTools 8. If you run DB2 databases. 2009. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. Data Mover. 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.9 or 9. The exact version depends on your operating system. Otherwise.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. .0). you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. This includes applications servers. 4 Copyright © 2009. Note. 8.8. For example. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8.50. 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. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. All rights reserved. Process Scheduler servers.50.49 or 8. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system.

In the interim. or Solaris).50 release date.50 September. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. Copyright © 2009. PeopleTools 8.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. you can install BOE XI 3. Linux. All rights reserved.50 Integration with BOE XI 3. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.4x or JRE 1.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification.50. 2009 JRE 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 on other certified platforms (Windows. 5 . AIX.

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

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

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and scripts. While this is transparent for most situations. 10 Copyright © 2009.50 September. “Using PeopleSoft Configuration Manager” ODBC Installation In previous releases. by default. such as configuration files. PeopleSoft Search Server. This directory can be referred to as the PeopleSoft “Binary” Home. as well as the dynamic and modifiable files.50 Installation for your platform Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files With PeopleTools 8. referred to as PS_CFG_HOME.50.PeopleTools 8.DLL files. When you install the PeopleSoft software to your server.50 you can implement improved security and streamline administration of your servers by taking advantage of the new PS_HOME directory structure that. 2009 Release Notes Registry Structure Changes The structure of the registry for PeopleSoft settings has changed beginning with PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. administrators had difficulty limiting write access to the PS_HOME directory structure. Because of this varied collection of file types sharing the same location. or a search server. log files. . just as in previous releases. on the Client Setup tab there is an option to Install PeopleSoft ODBC Driver.EXE and .50 will delete settings stored in the registry by previous versions of PeopleTools. many of the processes running within a domain required write access to PS_HOME for generating log and trace files. the system installs all of the necessary files for that server to the specified PS_HOME directory. splits the binary files from the configuration files. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 the default implementation of an application server. Then. This option has been removed for PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. while an administrator may have wanted to restrict write access to PS_HOME. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the PS_HOME directory on these servers contained both the static binary files. For example. such as . 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. To address this challenge. PSADMIN creates the domain and its associated configuration files in a separate location. or the PeopleSoft ‘Configuration’ Home.50. All rights reserved. The Configuration Manager for PeopleTools 8. The new feature discussed in this section refers only to the PS_HOME directory structure on the following PeopleSoft Servers: • • • PeopleSoft Application Server. when you create a domain. stores binary files and configuration files in different locations. PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Server. The PS_HOME directory refers to the high-level directory into which you install the PeopleSoft software. in PeopleTools 8. a Process Scheduler server.50.

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

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

“Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” HP Itanium Support HP Itanium is now supported as a Type-1 search server. involves the use of a remote search server domain handling the search requests from application server domains. The Type-3 configuration. similar to the tmadmin command line. only select operating systems could host the PSSRCHSRV process in the Type-3. This is the equivalent option that appears on the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu for the application server. All rights reserved. just as application server and Process Scheduler server domains in previous releases. search server configuration. Itanium search server support was limited to specific configuration types. bringing efficiency to administration. In this scenario. 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. “Setting up Failover Search Domains” Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations In previous releases. There is also the added benefit of a centralized solution for search facilities. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” Windows Service Now Includes Search Server Domains A search server domain can now be configured to start automatically as a Microsoft Windows service.50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu The PSADMIN menu PeopleSoft Search Domain Administration now contains these menu options: • • Edit configuration/log files menu option. configuration. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Provides dmadmin Tuxedo command line options specific to the domain gateway. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. 13 . Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. Domain Gateway TUXEDO command line option. Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3).50 September. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the application server domain acts as a ‘client’ submitting requests to the ‘server’ (the remote search domain). With PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. and usage. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.

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

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

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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Release Notes

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

this new limit allows much larger file attachments to be stored in the database without having to be divided into separate chunks. Going forward. there is no longer a need to enable or disable the use of this feature.50. the use of this hint made the analysis of other reported performance issues difficult. did not provide any clear performance benefits for the Oracle platform. So.50 September.50.50 the SQL Server login utilized as an ACCESSID does not require being a member of the SQL Server “sysadmin” server role. the LOB size limit for the Oracle database has increased to 50 MB. the OracleDisableFirstRowsHint parameter has been removed from the application server configuration file (PSAPPSRV. as originally implemented. In addition to allowing larger amounts of data in a single database field. Microsoft SQL Server 2008. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. system administrators need to make sure the database user ID. In previous releases. wherever it needs to be supplied in the configuration tools and scripts as well as on any signon screen. 2009 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit Beginning with PeopleTools 8. In PeopleTools 8. and the PeopleSoft application usage of the FIRST_ROWS hint feature. Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements This section discusses these Microsoft SQL Server enhancements: • • Access ID. the minimum was 255. In addition. The Oracle implementation of FIRST_ROWS hint works differently than on other RDBMS platforms. 25 . Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs With Oracle 11gR1 the database user ID is case-sensitive. when running the installation. The original intent of adding the hint was to provide a performance benefit. the largest LOB that could be stored was 2 MB. such as SYSADM is represented consistently. 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. Copyright © 2009. Access ID On PeopleTools 8.50 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. In previous releases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.CFG). Oracle and/or its affiliates.

“Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Microsoft SQL Server” SQL Server 2008 With PeopleTools 8. The PeopleSoft ACCESSID is now a member of the following fixed database roles: db_datareader db_datawriter db_ddladmin Additionally it is necessary to grant ALTER TRACE permissions to the ACCCESSID in order to be able to utilize different tracing capabilities available in PeopleTools. including: • • • DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes Increased Monitoring Information DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE With PeopleTools 8. IBM DB2 Enhancements This section discusses enhancements for IBM DB2.50 September. 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.PeopleTools 8. In previous releases the delivered table space create scripts appeared similar to the following. 26 Copyright © 2009. This reduces the initial footprint of your database and translates into optimized space usage as your transactional database grows. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 you will find the installation scripts were updated to reflect the changes above. to accommodate system needs with no limit. On PeopleTools 8. . The auto-resize option creates a table space that automatically increase its size. in configurable increments.50 Installation <for your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. 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. creating databases. dropping them. 2009 Release Notes This restricts the type of activities this login can be used for which enhances overall application security. defining new server logins. initial size and appropriate resize increment.50.50. PeopleTools supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Table spaces that can dynamically increase their size as needed enable you to set a reasonable. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. PeopleSoft databases running on the DB2 LUW platform can take advantage of the IBM DB2 Auto-Resize option for table spaces. modifying server settings. and so on.

50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Note. UNIX. UNIX. named AUDIT01. For existing databases. If the actual numbers of records loaded into table space PTTLRG exceeds the 18000 4k page capacity. space will be increased by DB2 automatically in increments of 10 Mb when the file container becomes full. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Here. the DBA can either add more free pages or add more containers. The automatic space management activity is transparent to any application connected to the database. 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. All rights reserved. manually. you can submit a SQL ALTER command to enable auto-resize for desired table spaces.50 September. using IBM z/OS assembler language.DBF' 18000 ) EXTENTSIZE 16 PREFETCHSIZE 48 DROPPED TABLE RECOVERY OFF. the delivered table space create scripts appear similar to the following: CREATE TABLESPACE PTTLRG MANAGED BY DATABASE USING ( FILE '/data1/psdb2/ptdbname/PTTLRG. depending on the connection type: Copyright © 2009.50. 2009 CREATE TABLESPACE PTTLRG MANAGED BY DATABASE USING ( FILE '/data1/psdb2/ptdbname/PTTLRG. PeopleSoft now retrieves this information from these two sources.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. For new PeopleSoft databases. The number of pages is hard-coded in the script. In this example. and Windows Enterprise PeopleTools 8. by default. a “table space full” condition occurs. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for Linux.50. 27 . To add more free space to the table space. with no maximum size limit other than that imposed by the amount of space on the server machine. table space PTTLRG will be created with 18000 4k pages. With PeopleTools 8. the delivered DDL scripts create table spaces with auto-resize one. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the AUDIT01 program is no longer required. In PeopleTools 8.50 Installation for DB2 UDB for Linux. the script will create the PTTLRG table space with an initial allocation of 10 Mb of free space.

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 September. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Configuring Reverse Proxy Servers SYSAUDIT Additions The following new SYSAUDIT audits have been added.50 PeopleBook: Portal Technology. SEVERE.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. such as message sequence. and so on. The name has changed as follows: "CookieName" has been changed to "WLCookieName". including INFO. Integration Broker. improved content and layout of the log output. user ID. WARNING. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Note. 34 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. . and Debugging. SEC-32: Flags any inactive roles existing in the system. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 SP X.” Configuring Web Profiles IDDA Logging The Instrumented Development Diagnostic Aid (IDDA) logging feature provides enhanced: • • • scope of logging information across multiple functional categories. As a result. it can also be a valuable tool for your own troubleshooting efforts. IBRK-23: Checks operation definitions with no service relationship. configurable logging levels. “Tracing. Logging. and the report repository. In most cases. SEC-34: Checks for orphaned service operations assigned in permission lists. Java thread ID. but. including a log file header showing such information as PeopleTools and Java versions. including Portal. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you only enable IDDA logging when instructed to do so by an Oracle support contact seeking specific information.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. as well as additional metadata associated with each log message. and so on.PeopleTools 8. “Configuring the Portal Environment. the system displays a warning message. when configuring plugins for reverse proxy servers or when configuring clusters. machine IP address. “Working with Oracle WebLogic. • • • • SEC-31: Verifies roles contain valid user profile definitions.” 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. If you use the previous value. you need to include the new cookie name within the relevant configuration files.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can determine the number of entries that the search can return. 42 Copyright © 2009.50 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. The new processing icon looks like this: The confirmed save icon looks like this: Search Page Enhancements Search pages now include a Maximum number of rows to return field. . you can set the number of entries that the search returns to any value less than the maximum. If the search retrieves more than the maximum number of listings. the Search Results grid displays the total number of results above the search results. The maximum value and the default value are set in the Search Settings on the PeopleTools Options page. When you perform a search using a transaction search page. 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.

The doors slide together and overlap more to fill a narrow space. Keep in mind that background images only show in the available doorway of the element to which they are applied (content area + padding).50 September. 2009 Style Sheet Modification There are two new style sheets for Peopletools 8. However. To change the background colors of tabs. has an updated look and feel and matches Oracle corporate application standards. Sliding Doors Technique The sliding door tabs employ expansion and contraction of the tabs based on the size of the text with just two separate background images: one image to render the left side of a tab and the other image to render the right. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN is the default style sheet for PeopleSoft application releases 9. 43 . The visible portions of these background images fit together inside the doorway to form a tab-like shape. it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how tab definitions are built and stored in the database.50 will be unaffected by the SWAN style sheet. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. PSSTYLEDEF has been updated to have a more contemporary. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN. The images can be thought of as the sliding doors that complete one doorway. sleek look and feel.50. You can change the background colors of folder tabs and grid tabs. The two images are anchored to the outside corners of their respective elements. Another style sheet. Cascading style sheets (CSS) have the advantage of layering background images which enables them to slide over each other. The default style sheet and the SWAN style sheet contain CSS tabs. or slide apart and overlap less to fill a wider space. the PeopleSoft applications use the sliding door technique for tabs. as it won’t be the default style sheet for the PeopleTools interface. To provide a greater number of tabs and simpler user-level configuration. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Based Tabs Page tabs are now set with cascading style sheets (CSS). Oracle and/or its affiliates. Customers upgrading to PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.1 and later.

to use free form sub style sheets. Free form sub style sheets are supported in PeopleTools 8. If you replace the default style sheet or override the page style sheet with a style sheet that includes only free form text. Free form sub style sheets cannot have parent style sheets nor can they be used as parent style sheets. Free form stylesheets. 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. Note. Image definition changes. Integrated rich text editor. AJAX. . With a free form sub style sheet. the free form sub style sheet must define and include all default style classes used by the application. Scrollable grid layout (grid enhancements). including new features and enhancements. Grid and scroll area summary attribute for tables in pages. 2009 Release Notes Application Designer This section details the modifications in Application Designer definitions. Radio Button Label Changes You can change or set radio button labels dynamically with PeopleCode. Active hyperlinks on read-only pages. style classes in free form sub style sheets take precedence over PeopleTools-formatted style classes of the same name. 44 Copyright © 2009. At runtime. the Fixed Form tab is grayed out because free form sub style sheets do not support inheritance or aggregation. such as: • • • • • • • • Radio button label changes. style class names must be identical to the PeopleTools default style class names.50 September. On free form sub style sheets. Unexpected results will occur in both Application Designer and PeopleSoft Internet Architecture pages if a default style class is missing. you must insert them in a standard style sheet or in a sub style sheet that is part of a standard style sheet. Oracle and/or its affiliates. When creating free form style sheets. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8.50 and higher. and DHTML features. Note these important points regarding the use of free form sub style sheets: • • • Like other sub style sheets. Command line password prompt. Free Form Stylesheets Free form sub style sheets are text-based sub style sheets that enable you to take advantage of Cascading Style Sheets– Level 2 (CSS2).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RejectTransform property.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Built-in Functions In PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. PeopleCode API. SMTPSession class. "Development Tools Enhancements. . SMTPSession class. BackupSMTPSSLPort property.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified built-in function. ProcessInstance property. SMTPSession class. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. BackupSMTPUseSSL property. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Query class. TransformData class. UseSSL property. MoreRowsAvailable property. MCFOutboundEmail class. BackupSMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. BackupSSLPort property. SMTPSSLPort property. The preceding list does not include the properties that are new due to the addition of a new class in the PeopleCode API. Note. SMTPSession class. New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. SSLPort property. MCFOutboundEmail class. SMTPUseSSL property. imagesLocation property.50. MCFOutboundEmail class. SSLClientCertAlias property. The new classes are listed in these release notes. MCFOutboundEmail class. OutputUnicode property. BackupUseSSL property. 62 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new property. BackupSSLClientCertAlias property. SMTPSession class. The 8. MCFOutboundEmail class. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MCFMailUtil class. the following built-in functions have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • GetRowsetCache now takes an optional language parameter. TransformData class.50 September." PeopleCode.50. SMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. SMTPSession class. RoutingDefnNameproperty. ReportDefn class. MCFOutboundEmail class. Query class. The 8.

The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published. 5. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. This method now validates a comma. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. 1.50. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. Therefore. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. • ReportDefn class. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Save method. The 8.50 September. The 8. Size property. 4. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8.50. In PeopleTools 8. ValidateAddress method. This method now takes an optional language parameter. SetEmailOption method. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 3. SetItemFolder method.50. 2. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). "".50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. rather than a single email address.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. • RowsetCache class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8. and SetOutputOption method.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property. “Java Class. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Publish method. 63 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. SetRuntimeDataRowset method. RowsetDS class. the following methods have been deprecated: • • Chart class. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Refresh method (use the SetTaskAppData method or SetTaskData method instead). 65 . All methods and properties of the TemplateDefn class.50. Certain methods and properties of the ReportDefn class. OutputEditable. methods and properties are no longer supported. All rights reserved. the following XML Publisher classes. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Refresh method (use the SetData method or SetOLData method instead). All methods and properties of the TemplateFile class. Deprecated Products and Classes Deprecated Methods In PeopleTools 8.50.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Deprecated XML Publisher Items XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported In PeopleTools 8. All methods of the XMLPManager class. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Deprecated Methods and Properties Deprecated XML Publisher Items In PeopleTools 8. Gantt class. All methods and properties of the TranslationFile class.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. Oracle and/or its affiliates. ReportDefn class. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. methods and properties have been deprecated.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. a number of XML Publisher classes. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes.50. The following items remain in PeopleTools for PeopleSoft internal use only and should not be implemented in PeopleCode programs: • • • • • • All methods and properties of the DataSourceDefn class. SetRuntimeDataXMLDoc method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. These items remain in PeopleTools for backward compatibility only: • • • • ReportDefn class. The PeopleBook contains details on equivalents to use instead. Copyright © 2009.

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleSoft Language Code UKE See Also

Description UK English

Corresponding ISO Locales en_GB

Database Character Set Unicode or non-Unicode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved. Report Manger tables and report entries.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.” Understanding the Purge Process Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Data Mover Scripts are available to delete the entries in Process Request tables. 73 . if there are processes Queued. That is. The scripts are located in $PS_HOME/scripts. when they schedule a process request using PeopleCode ProcessRequest Class or a Component Interface. or On Hold.” Renaming a Database in Process Request Data Tables Copyright © 2009.50 September.DMS Description Purges all entries in the Process Request tables. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance. they will cause data corruption.DMS RPTCLR. After copying your database or renaming a database. Pending. Note: This script only deletes the report entries on the database where it is run. Script PSCSCLR.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.DMS PSRFCLR. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. 2009 • Schedule JobSet Definition Users can overwrite the process output retention days at schedule time. Update PSPRCSRQST table with the new database name. Purges all report entries registered for a report folder.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Theses scripts should only be run if you want to delete all of the data in the associated tables. Purges all entries in the Report Manager tables. If you have multiple databases that populate the report folder. “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. 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. you will need to run the script on each database to clean up all report folder entries.

“Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. 2009 Release Notes New Process Category LOADCACHE A new process category has been added LOADCACHE.50 September. The runtime parameter page is used to determine if the process or job can be run from the Reporting Console.” Defining Process Categories Runtime Parameters New runtime parameter pages have been added to process definitions and job definitions. . “Defining Process Definitions” Reporting Console The Reporting Console provides a single interface for a user to manage and schedule reports. 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. All rights reserved. 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. organize reports and share reports. This is an example of the Reporting Console: 74 Copyright © 2009. From the Reporting Console users can run a report. schedule a report. Parallel LoadCache has been assigned to the LOADCACHE process category. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases.1 is supported. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports. Local directory of crw32.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment.0\win32_x86. 81 . BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you need to upgrade.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade. “Working with Multiple Languages. For example.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages.exe The local directory of crw32. Crystal Reports execution environments. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.1 upgrade. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008.50. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Note. Crystal Reports concepts. “Using Crystal Reports 2008.exe. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8.50 September.50.

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

Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine. Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment. 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools. Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.1. Linux.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50: PT 8. This table summarizes the two alternative report execution technology options: Alternative 1 Crystal Report 2008 Engine (Embedded in PeopleTools Windows Application Server) PeopleTools OpenQuery PS/Query execution environment PeopleSoft database See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009. orWindows) PeopleSoft Query Access Services (QAS)Web Services PS/Query Execution Environment PeopleSoft Database Crystal Reports Execution Environments This table lists the different scenarios that you may have in PeopleTools 8.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer. and then you design report layouts in the Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer application referencing the fields defined in the queries that you created. Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer.” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix.50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8. 83 .50 and BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use PeopleTools 8.

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. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. • When you run reports using the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. For example. For example. 2009 Release Notes Applications 9. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. However. which picks up any errors—such as missing fields—in the report.50 and your current Crystal Report execution environment. they are created in the Crystal Reports 2008 . For example. you have different considerations. to ensure compatibility.50 Crystal reports will need to be converted to the Crystal Reports 2008 format using the PeopleTools RPT Conversion utility pscvtrpt.50 Installation <for your database platform>: “Installing and Configuring Software for Crystal Reports. Oracle and/or its affiliates. If you are upgrading from a previous version of PeopleTools. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. For example.exe. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. When you run an earlier format Crystal Report in the Crystal Reports 2008 application or through the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.” Understanding Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues PeopleTools 8.” Converting Crystal Reports. however. If errors are detected. Converting Existing Crystal Reports to Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 format 84 Copyright © 2009.50 September. consider the following new compatibility issues: • Crystal Reports 2008 can run a report that is saved in an earlier version of Crystal Reports format.rpt format and you cannot open them using any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9.1 that use Crystal Reports 9. In addition. Note.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.PeopleTools 8.” Crystal Reports Execution Environments Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues When you upgrade to Crystal Reports 2008. you should always create the reports in the Crystal Reports 2008 format. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. your pre-PeopleTools 8.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. . you will be warned that the report is in a later format and certain features may not be supported. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. You can use earlier format report templates to generate reports. the Crystal Reports application runs the Verify Database function. you must correct the report before you can run it successfully. Scenario C: You use PeopleTools 8. if you open a Crystal Reports 2008 report in Crystal Reports 9.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. a PeopleTools-only upgrade Depending on the Crystal Report execution environment that you use with PeopleTools 8.1 that use Crystal 9. All rights reserved. if you save the report definition from the Crystal Report 2008 designer. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Applications 9. Scenario F: You use PeopleTools 8.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8.

Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Note.1 is supported.1 API. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1 Upgrade.1.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. Delete and rename Essbase objects. 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. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. Copyright © 2009.1.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines.1. including Essbase. 85 . Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. Add and maintain Essbase outlines. Essbase Cube Buider.1. Essbase Cube Builder Essbase Cube Builder is an ETL (extract-transform and load) application which enables you to use PeopleSoft Query and PeopleSoft Trees to build Essbase applications and OLAP databases. Aggregate Storage. All rights reserved. which is used to build Essbase cubes. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor.1.50 September. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11.1.1. you need to upgrade.1. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures.1.1. Run the cube creation batch process. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11.50.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and a wider set of member and dimension properties.1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CPLEX 11. No new functionality in CPLEX 11. Drilling down PS/nVision reports using web services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in). Viewing Detail Values Optimization Framework This section covers enhancements that are made to the PeopleSoft Optimization Framework. existing functionality that we use works as with CPLEX 10 versions.50. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0 Upgrade With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Ability to define the types of report requests.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Tree Manager. This is an example of the PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog: Copyright © 2009.0 is supported. Restoring query prompts to web version of nVision." Working with Detail Values. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition enables you to have multiple trees in the layout with different effective dates. Default configuration under %PSHOME%.0 will be included. you are able to: • Associate effective-date for trees at the time of criteria definition. Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria This section covers enhancements of the effective-date. iLog CPLEX is the mathematical engine that is used by the PeopleTools Optimization Framework. “Using PeopleSoft Tree Manager. iLog CPLEX 11. including: • • • • • • Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition.50 September. All rights reserved. PS/nVision This section covers changes that are made to the PeopleTools PS/nVision technology. Note. Supporting not-in criteria. 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 . • Perform comparative reporting based on different effective dates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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. For example.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and for building schemas for nonrowset-based messages.” Generating XML Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages Adding Message Schemas for Nonrowset-Based Messages In previous releases the Add Schema button on the Messages – Schema page was disabled if a schema had already been added to a nonrowset-based message and the message was referenced in a runtime table. As a result. .PeopleTools 8. you do not need to navigate to the Schema tab and build the message schema. “Sending and Receiving Messages. “Managing Messages. You are now able to add message schemas for nonrowset-based messages referenced in runtime tables. the DataChunk value for the current message is 3.50 September.” Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages. The Add Schema button is enabled regardless if the message is referenced in a runtime table. All rights reserved. for building schemas for rowset-based messages that may have been imported or upgraded without schema. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages. Indicates the number of the data chunk or message segment that you are sending. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Managing Nonrowset-Based Messages 110 Copyright © 2009. 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. and the current segment is the third chunk. if there are a total of seven data chunks in the message.

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

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

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

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

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

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

” Creating Routing Definitions.AddAttribute(string name. • • • • • • &Integer = &MSG. Using these attributes can lead to significant performance improvement. Returns the value of the attribute based on an index. “Managing Routing Definitions.IBInfo.IBInfo. Delete an attribute based on the attribute name. string value). and other initialization errors. &bool = &MSG. &Bool = &MSG. Attributes used for content-based routing are only applicable for the system that is setting the attributes.ClearAttributes(). Adding Routing Definitions.IBInfo.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. &String = &MSG.GetAttributeValue(Integer nIndex). the system displays a User Exception box at the top of the page.IBInfo. All rights reserved. However. The following methods are available in the IBInfo PeopleCode object to get/set data used for content-based routing determination. then you can read these attributes in OnRouteSend and OnSend IB events. the target system will not be able to view these attributes on any Integration Broker event run on the target system. &MSG. Gets the number of attributes. Viewing System-Generated Routing Definitions.IBInfo.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.GetNumberOfAttributes(). Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Adding Routing Definitions From Service Operation Definitions Content-Based Routings Several methods have been added to the IBInfo PeopleCode object to enable content-based routing of service operations when using the OnRouteSend and OnSend events. the attributes are not part of the payload that gets sent to the target system.” Managing System-Generating Routing Definitions. if on the source system attributes are set as part of a publish. Deletes all attributes in the IBInfo object. Returns the name of the attribute based on an index. Thus. “Managing Routing Definitions.IBInfo. Add attributes by passing in attribute name and value. since Rowset or Xmldoc objects do not have to be serialized and subsequently loaded into memory and traversed to retrieve applicable data. multiple routing definitions.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. &String = &MSG. Select the box to capture any exceptions that occur before the system validates an outbound routing for the service operation.DeleteAttribute(string name).GetAttributeName(Integer nIndex). 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 117 . This option enables you to capture errors such as inactive routing definitions. any errors that result from running the OnRouteSend PeopleCode event. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Capturing Exceptions before Routings are Validated When you are adding a routing definition for a synchronous service operation from the Service Operations – Routings page.

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

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

activates it. . All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 2009 Release Notes Click a link in the Actions column to resolve an issue. “Managing Routing Definitions.” 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. You can click the OK button to return to other items to activate.” Creating Routing Definitions. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Note that you must compress the response before sending. using PeopleCode or by setting the Min Message Size Compression parameter in PSADMIN. “Managing Routing Definitions. Check the box for the system to send the response to the consumer compressed. if you click the Activate Operation Version link in the previous example. Adding Routing Definitions Sending Compressed Responses to Consumers The Routing Definitions page now features an Accept Compression check box that displays only for inbound synchronous service operations. The system returns the errors within the default message CDATA tag. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and displays the following message: Message indicating that the service operation has been activated for the routing definition. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8.” Creating Routing Definitions. Check the box to return to the consumer any schema parser errors that occur during processing. 120 Copyright © 2009.50 September. This functionality is used in conjunction with the feeds enhancement. As an example. “Managing Routing Definitions. The system activates the associated metadata and displays a message when the issue is resolved. the system locates the inactive service operation associated with the routing definition.

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

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

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. 123 . “Managing Messages. Regenerate the WSDL on the new database using the Provide Web Service wizard. You can use one or more of the following options to clear this inconsistency: • Clear the internal WSDL exported flag on the service operation. 2009 This situation can arise when you use Project Copy to copy a service operation to a new database. 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. you can continue to generate the WSDL document or terminate the generation of the WSDL document. the JDeveloper installation location and classpath must be specified in the PeopleSoft system in the PeopleSoft Configuration Manager. Integration Broker provides a new Clear WSDL Export Status page. The system creates a WSDL document regardless of whether message records and fields are aliased or not.” Enforcing Message Record and Field Aliases in Generated WSDL Transformations This section describes enhancements related to transformations. but do not include the WSDL in the project. it displays an error and it will not generate a WSDL document. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. If the system encounters records or fields that do not have aliases defined. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. • • Use Project Copy to copy the WSDL to the new database. Default. All rights reserved. Developing Transforms Using Oracle XSL Mapper Specifying the Installation Path and Classpath for Oracle XSL Mapper For Oracle XSL Mapper to function. which enables you to clear the flag.” 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.

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

All rights reserved. When the PeopleSoft authentication token is excluded in the service operation.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. SAML Token Support PeopleSoft Integration Broker now supports implementing inbound and outbound WSSecurity using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) tokens. 125 . The user IDs from the source system can be provisioned on the target system by Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) or another third-party provisioning application. In such cases you can now exclude the PeopleSoft authentication token from inclusion in outbound requests to PeopleSoft target nodes. Excluding PeopleSoft Authentication Tokens in Service Operations to PeopleSoft Nodes A PeopleSoft authentication token included in a service operation request signifies to a PeopleSoft target system that the sender is a valid user on its system.” Managing User Authentication. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. 2009 Integration Broker Security This section describes enhancements for securing integrations and integration systems. and Single Signon When using Integration Broker for integrations with other PeopleSoft systems.50 September. However. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.WS Security page (IB_NODESECURITY enables you to select from three levels of encryption when you are encrypting an outbound service operation. Understanding User Authentication WS-Security This section describes enhancements to PeopleSoft’s implementation of WS-Security as it pertains to PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Excluding PeopleSoft Authentication Tokens in Outbound Requests to PeopleSoft Nodes User Authentication.” Implementing WS-Security Encryption Levels for Outbound Integrations The Nodes . Trusted Nodes. for some integrations there can be many users or validating users may not be warranted. 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. the default user ID for the source node on the target system is the user ID used for integration authentication. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. Instead you can simply define the source system user ID(s) on the target system.

The URL specified on this page is typically not secure. When using the Consume Services wizard. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. as it is the URL used for all WSDL. 2009 Release Notes The Nodes . “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. Body.” Implementing Web Services Security. Implementing WS-Security for Outbound Integrations (Username and SAML Tokens). This option encrypts the entire message including the message header and body.IBINFO. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The security settings that you can override are the same as those that appear on the Nodes-WS Security page. Overriding NodeLevel WS-Security Settings on Routing Definitions Implementing WS-Security on Services Consumed Using the Consume Web Service Wizard You can implement WS Security on service operations you consume using the Consume Web Service Wizard. and web transactions. For example: &MSG.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. PeopleBooks documents the action to take to implement WS Security on consumed services depending on which of these nodes you are using.PeopleTools 8. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.” Implementing Web Services Security. (Default) Encrypts the message header only See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Implementing WS-Security. . you can dynamically override the URL using the IBInfo object property WSA_ReplyTo. 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.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 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. All rights reserved.WS Security page (IB_NODESECURITY) features an Encrypt Level dropdown list that contains the following values: • • • All. schemas.50 September.WSA_ReplyTo See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 126 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Header. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. 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. When providing asynchronous request/responses. Encrypts the message body only.

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved. Averages and Analysis page for outbound synchronous transactions. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 131 . The following graphic shows a sample of statistics that display for outbound synchronous transactions in the messaging system.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 The pages display information from a transactional view and enable you to successively drill down on specific messaging system components and processes to view more detailed data. the following example shows the statistics that display if you click the link under the Gateway icon: Copyright © 2009.50 September. 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. For example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. All rights reserved. .0 or higher is required for Excel to CI.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Template Names The version of Microsoft Excel that you are using in conjunction with the Excel to CI utility determines the Excel to CI template that you must use. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. Translated elements include labels. 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. 385 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xls ExcelToCI.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. headers and strings. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6.xls ExcelToCI2007.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.048.50 September. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.PeopleTools 8. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.576 1.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.536 1. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release.536 1. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 140 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65.

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

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

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

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

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

“Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Production. has been added to define within your upgrade environment. In some cases.50 September. you can view log information from within Change Assistant using the View Log window.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant.50 a new database type. upgrade steps could be run against the following databases defined in your upgrade environment: • • • Source Target Copy of Current Demo With PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. When the step completes. Configuring Change Assistant for Upgrades.PeopleTools 8. 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. The Production database orientation is valid for the following step types: • ApplicationEngine 146 Copyright © 2009.

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. a manual stop was inserted prior to those steps so that the appropriate decisions could me made regarding whether the step applied to a particular environment or not.50 September.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8. using the associated operator field. You can express ranges of releases.PeopleTools 8.50: 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies. In PeopleTools 8. . and ‘in’. less than. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools. Typically. such as greater than.

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

154 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant #NT Step Parameter Modifications The #NT Change Assistant step parameter no longer applies to DB2 zOS. It applies only to steps intended to run in DB2 UDB environments.50 September.PeopleTools 8. . All rights reserved. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Compare Report Improvements These enhancements have been made to Application Designer’s compare features: • • Command line option to filter report output. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Database name appears in report output. 2009 Release Notes Change Assistant job opened after clicking Review and Apply See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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