Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

....125 Integrations with Oracle ESB-Based Services .146 Exporting Change Assistant Templates ..............................................................................................142 Web Chat Enhancement...........................................................................139 Viewing Log Files.............................. 7 ......................................................................122 Web Services..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................128 Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor ..................................................................................................130 Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities.............................................................138 Integration Broker Generic Message Feeds..........127 Integration Broker Logging.................................................................................................................................................................................139 Developing New Feed Data Types.....................................................................................................................142 Virus Scanning for Email Attachments ...142 Sample Pages ..............................................................................................................................................114 Service Operation Routings...................................134 PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework...............................................................................................................................144 Additional Database Definition Available ... Tracing and Debugging..............................................................................................................................................................138 Worklist Feeds ..............127 Tuning Messaging System Performance.........................................142 Debug Tracer Enhancement....................138 Query Feeds ....................................122 WSDL Documents .................................................................................................................................................................................. All rights reserved............................................................................................................123 Integration Broker Security .....................................................139 Excel to Component Interfaces Utility....................................139 Component Interfaces .................................................141 MultiChannel Framework .......................144 Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler ................................................50 September.............147 Copyright © 2009.142 SSL Support for Email ........................................................................................142 CTI Screen Popup ....116 Service Operation Queues ......................................................................................138 Overview ........... 2009 Service Operation Handlers...........................................................................................................................................138 My Feeds ..................................................................... Oracle and/or its affiliates.......................................................................................................................Release Notes PeopleTools 8..........................................................................................................................122 Transformations.............................................................147 Retaining Manual Modifications to Change Assistant Templates ...........143 Lifecycle Management Enhancements................................................

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

and a specific feature may become part of a different application or have a product name that is different from those cited in this document. The release notes. This document is designed to help you determine whether new product features might warrant upgrading from an old release or embarking on a new PeopleSoft implementation. identifies major enhancements. Release value proposition 2.50 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. 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. contains the comprehensive set of descriptions for the features and changes available in the final product. managers will be able to initiate preliminary budget planning and begin putting together a project team to further evaluate specific PeopleSoft products. The new features and enhancements that are included in this release are grouped according to functional area.PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Release notes Release Value Proposition The release value proposition provides functional details.50 and to plan your information technology (IT) projects and investments.50. This preface discusses PeopleSoft release information publications. It is a roadmap that is intended to help you assess the business benefits of PeopleTools 8. Also note that the prerelease notes do not contain a comprehensive description of all the features and changes that will become parts of the upcoming release. This document describes how each enhancement functions within the context of the greater business process. The release value proposition is published before a release. and articulates the expected business benefit. This added level of detail should enable project teams to answer the following questions: • • What delivered functionality will change? What customizations may be affected? . available when the release becomes generally available. Our goal is to ensure that you leverage technology to its fullest to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations. With this information. Prerelease Notes Prerelease notes provide more functional and technical details than the release value proposition. Prerelease notes 3. Please note that the final release may not have every feature that is discussed in this document.

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

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

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PeopleSoft installation documentation.Before You Begin Before you upgrade to Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. Operating System. 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. Certification information on My Oracle Support. .50. Hardware and Software Requirements documentation.

All rights reserved.1 IBM Informix 9.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.50 September.1 2 Copyright © 2009. 1. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8. 11. 1.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000. Platform Operating System AIX 6. JRE Support.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.5 IBM Informix 11.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.9.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.6.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9. 9.1 IBM z/OS 1. .PeopleTools 8.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.

1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update . 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 . 2.2.5.Main Page (Doc ID 764222. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy. 3.0.50 September.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1. All rights reserved.1).1) Copyright © 2009.1. 3.4.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.2.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0.5.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.x.1 Internet Explorer 7.1 Added Verity 6. 3 .0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2. 8 Safari 3.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8. Always refer to Doc ID 747587. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.4 Browser Firefox 3.

Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it.9 or 9. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. 2009.0). Data Mover.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. 8. Process Scheduler servers. The exact version depends on your operating system. the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system is not supported for running the IBM DB2 database or server elements requiring connection to IBM DB2 database. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. Note. All rights reserved. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade.8. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.50.50 September. . Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. If you run DB2 databases. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and so on.50. For example. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used.6x with your PeopleTools installation.49 or 8. 2009 Release Notes Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent The PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent is being deprecated as of June 5. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. Note.6x and still be in a supported environment. This includes applications servers.PeopleTools 8. Otherwise. 4 Copyright © 2009. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8.

you can install BOE XI 3. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. PeopleTools 8.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification. AIX.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8.4x or JRE 1. Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September.1 on other certified platforms (Windows. In the interim.50 release date.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.50 Integration with BOE XI 3. Linux. or Solaris).Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 JRE 1.50. 5 .

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

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

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

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

on the Client Setup tab there is an option to Install PeopleSoft ODBC Driver.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50 will delete settings stored in the registry by previous versions of PeopleTools. such as configuration files.50.50.50 September. The new feature discussed in this section refers only to the PS_HOME directory structure on the following PeopleSoft Servers: • • • PeopleSoft Application Server. . Because of this varied collection of file types sharing the same location. the system installs all of the necessary files for that server to the specified PS_HOME directory. log files. To address this challenge. The Configuration Manager for PeopleTools 8.50 the default implementation of an application server. PeopleSoft Search Server. the PS_HOME directory on these servers contained both the static binary files. such as . When you install the PeopleSoft software to your server.50. splits the binary files from the configuration files. or a search server.50 you can implement improved security and streamline administration of your servers by taking advantage of the new PS_HOME directory structure that. PSADMIN creates the domain and its associated configuration files in a separate location. when you create a domain. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. referred to as PS_CFG_HOME. While this is transparent for most situations. In previous releases. This option has been removed for PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. in PeopleTools 8. by default. or the PeopleSoft ‘Configuration’ Home. stores binary files and configuration files in different locations. Oracle and/or its affiliates. administrators had difficulty limiting write access to the PS_HOME directory structure.EXE and . Then. 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. 10 Copyright © 2009. This directory can be referred to as the PeopleSoft “Binary” Home.PeopleTools 8.50 Installation for your platform Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files With PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Registry Structure Changes The structure of the registry for PeopleSoft settings has changed beginning with PeopleTools 8.DLL files. while an administrator may have wanted to restrict write access to PS_HOME. The PS_HOME directory refers to the high-level directory into which you install the PeopleSoft software. “Using PeopleSoft Configuration Manager” ODBC Installation In previous releases. many of the processes running within a domain required write access to PS_HOME for generating log and trace files. just as in previous releases. a Process Scheduler server. PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Server. as well as the dynamic and modifiable files. All rights reserved. For example. and scripts.

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

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

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

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

some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process. In previous releases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. However.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.CFG configuration files. the configuration file is PSWINSRV. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter. Copyright © 2009. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured. you can now include custom Java options per server process. PSQRYSRV.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. and so on.50. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV.000. The default value is 1024 cursors. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN.CFG and PSPRCS. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. 15 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. developer) has changed. by default.CFG. This applies to any server process. In PeopleTools 8.50. medium.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8. PSAESRV. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8.CFG. large. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements. “Using PSADMIN Menus. such as PSAPPSRV. In previous releases.50: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 2 8 25 2 Windows Service The name of the configuration file for the Windows service that starts an application server domain on Windows automatically has been changed.50 September.

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

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

Encryption Terminology “PeopleSoft Pluggable Encryption Technology” is now referred to as “PeopleSoft Encryption Technology.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration.50 offers a variety of features incorporated for sites using the Oracle database. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. JNDI requires no added installation as it is part of the standard PeopleTools installation. “Using Application Engine Programs to Encrypt and Decrypt Tables” LDAP Library Changes PeopleTools 8. PTDECRYPTPET: If you use Data Mover to export PET table data from the current version into a version of PeopleTools that predates the introduction of the encrypt and decrypt field object methods. run PTDECRYPTPET on the source data prior to exporting to decrypt the table data. Oracle and Sun Libraries are no longer supported. including: • • • • • • Optimize Database CPU Usage with Oracle Control Groups. “Employing LDAP Directory Services” Oracle Database Enhancements PeopleTools 8. Support for Oracle Transparent Data Encryption.” Application Engine Programs to Encrypt and Decrypt Tables There are two Application Engine programs that do full table encryption and decryption: • PTENCRYPTPET: If you use Data Mover to export data from a PeopleTools version that pre-dates PET to the current tools version. Enhanced MODULE and ACTION Monitoring Information. Application Engine programs to encrypt and decrypt tables. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 uses only JNDI libraries for LDAP clients to connect to LDAP Directory Servers. Enhanced User ID Monitoring Information. Increase in Oracle Minimum Number of OPEN_CURSORS.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration. 21 . 2009 • • Encryption terminology. run PTENCRYPTPET on the target database after the import to encrypt the table data. Copyright © 2009.50 September.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

then some of the environment variables from previous releases (such as output locations) need to point to writeable locations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. has been added. Specifies the Data Mover input directory. PS_DM_DATA_IN=$PS_HOME/data Specifies the Data Mover output directory. 29 . In previous releases. the use of * with AS was not recommended or supported.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. The default setting is $HOME/PS_DM. It defines the writeable location for Data Mover the output. as in $HOME/PS_DM/log. “Using the PeopleSoft Data Mover Command-Line Interface” Data Mover Environment Variables on UNIX For the PSDMTX command line interface. “Using PeopleSoft Data Mover Commands. log file and trace file path. Note. If you intend to implement a secure (or read-only) PS_HOME. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. All rights reserved. The default is $DM_HOME/log. Variable PS_DM_DATA PS_DM_DATA_IN PS_DM_DATA_OUT PS_DM _LOG Description This variable no longer exists in PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. Copyright © 2009. $DM_HOME.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. PS_DM_DATA_OUT=$DM_HOME/data Specifies the location of PeopleSoft Data Mover log files. $DM_HOME applies only to the UNIX environment. It has been replaced by PS_DM_DATA_IN. Appendix: Using the PSADMIN Utility Enterprise PeopleTools 8. a new environment variable.50.50 PeopleBook: Data Management.50 PeopleBook: Data Management.

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

All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Enter a password in the Password text box. you enabled the PPM Console for display using the PPMConsole web property in the web profile. reboot the web server. and then any administrator requiring access to the PPM Console will need to enter the password. by selecting Enable PPMconsole in the PPMConsole Settings group box on the Global Administration page. PPMConsole Settings group box on the Global Administration page Copyright © 2009.” Enabling the Required Elements on the Monitored System PPM Console Display and Security In previous releases. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 31 . “Setting Up the Performance Monitor. Because the Save and Ping PPM button saves the entered URL. you can now configure password security for accessing the PPM Console. You now enable the PPM Console for display. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. the Save button has been removed from the bottom of the page. In addition. 2009 Specify Monitor page Note.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Performance Monitor.

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

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

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

SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users. “Using PeopleTools Utilities.” Using Administration Utilities. Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10. “Working with Oracle WebLogic.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. GENERICFEED-01. “Working with IBM WebSphere. Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets. URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50 September. 35 . QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. WORKLISTFEED 01-05.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. All rights reserved.” 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option.

PeopleTools Portal Technologies. . All rights reserved. PeopleSoft Mobile Agent. 36 Copyright © 2009.50 September.PeopleTools 8. Application Designer. PeopleCode. 2009 Release Notes Development Tools Enhancements This section covers changes and updates related to the development of PeopleSoft applications: • • • • • • User Interface. Global Technology. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

the browser refreshes the entire page only when the user navigates to a new page. Modal prompt pages and modal alert dialog boxes. Menu navigation. Any server trips triggered by PeopleCode functions such as FieldChange and FieldEdit for related display fields do not redraw the entire page. which is grayed out while the prompt page is active. Modal grids and long edit boxes. Processing icon changes Search page enhancements. which is a web 2.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.0 technology that enables better. Copyright © 2009. the refresh updates only the changed fields. Floating drop-down navigation. When working with these pages. Style sheet modifications. allowing web pages to request small bits of information from the server instead of whole pages. much of the communication with the server occurs in the background. Modal Prompt Pages and Modal Alert Dialog Boxes All Look Up (prompt) pages and alert dialog boxes are modal and appear in front of the primary page. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Because of AJAX technology. faster and more user-friendly.50 has incorporated the use of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX). You continue to work uninterrupted during the process.50 September. 37 . AJAX uses asynchronous data transfer (HTTP requests) between the browser and the web server. All rights reserved. The AJAX technology makes Internet applications smaller. With a partial page refresh. Favorites menu enhancements. Asynchronous JavaScript and XML PeopleTools 8. Partial Page Refreshes PeopleSoft applications use Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) technology to limit server trips and perform partial page refreshes. faster. 2009 User Interface This section provides an overview of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) and the changes to the graphical user interface. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) based tabs. and more interactive PeopleSoft applications. including: • • • • • • • • • • Partial page refreshes. you can: • Resize the page.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The drag and drop iScript that persists the pagelet changes forces a homepage refresh only when all of the following conditions are met: • • • • A pagelet changes columns.1 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features.50 September. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology. You select the Force page refresh property for the pagelet. See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically. Copyright © 2009. 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. "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. blogs. The homepage layout is 2–column. To move a homepage pagelet. "Working with Related Content Services" PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9.1 related content services include: • • Related Discussion service – Providing threaded discussions that groups can use to discuss topics of interest. The pagelet is a PIA component. click the pagelet title and drag the pagelet to the desired location. discussions. providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information. See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information. See “Pagelet Search” Pagelet Drag and Drop Users can now dynamically drag and drop pagelets on their homepage without going to the Personalize page. When a homepage has a 2 column layout. and the user moves a PIA based component pagelet to a different sized column by using the drag and drop method then this pagelet needs to be refreshed so that the content displays correctly. or collaborative workspaces. 2009 application upgrades or customizations.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 51 . pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the following built-in functions have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • GetRowsetCache now takes an optional language parameter. ." PeopleCode. Query class. The preceding list does not include the properties that are new due to the addition of a new class in the PeopleCode API.PeopleTools 8. MCFOutboundEmail class. "Development Tools Enhancements. SMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. BackupUseSSL property.50 September. SMTPSession class. SMTPSession class. imagesLocation property. SMTPSession class. ProcessInstance property. The new classes are listed in these release notes. BackupSMTPSSLPort property. MoreRowsAvailable property. The 8. SMTPSession class. SMTPSSLPort property. MCFOutboundEmail class. All rights reserved. ReportDefn class. BackupSMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. UseSSL property. SMTPSession class. Query class.50.50. Note. OutputUnicode property. RoutingDefnNameproperty.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified built-in function. SSLClientCertAlias property. MCFOutboundEmail class. MCFOutboundEmail class. MCFOutboundEmail class. TransformData class. RejectTransform property. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MCFMailUtil class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Built-in Functions In PeopleTools 8. 62 Copyright © 2009. SMTPSession class. New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The 8. PeopleCode API. BackupSMTPUseSSL property. TransformData class. SSLPort property. Oracle and/or its affiliates. MCFOutboundEmail class. BackupSSLPort property. SMTPUseSSL property. BackupSSLClientCertAlias property.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new property.

50. SetEmailOption method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). All rights reserved.50 September. SetItemFolder method. • ReportDefn class. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2. This method now takes an optional language parameter. The 8. "".” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. rather than a single email address. 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published. In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. Size property. 4. This method now validates a comma.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. Publish method. Save method.50. • RowsetCache class.50.50.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. 5. The 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter. ValidateAddress method. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. “Java Class. Therefore. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 63 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. and SetOutputOption method.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleSoft Language Code UKE See Also

Description UK English

Corresponding ISO Locales en_GB

Database Character Set Unicode or non-Unicode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 71 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. including: • • • • • • • • • • Increase Process Instance and Report IDs Viewing Limitations Report Distribution By Role Retention Days Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Renaming Database in Process Request Data Tables New Process Category LOADCACHE Runtime Parameters Reporting Console Process Scheduler Web Service Copyright © 2009. 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.50 September. 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools.

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

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

schedule a report.PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes New Process Category LOADCACHE A new process category has been added LOADCACHE. All rights reserved. “Defining Process Definitions” Reporting Console The Reporting Console provides a single interface for a user to manage and schedule reports. From the Reporting Console users can run a report.” Defining Process Categories Runtime Parameters New runtime parameter pages have been added to process definitions and job definitions. That means it will run only on servers that have a LOADCACHE process category whose MaxConcurrent value is greater than 0. The runtime parameter page is used to determine if the process or job can be run from the Reporting Console.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. . “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. This page also defines what security to enforce and what parameters will be displayed when the process is initiated from the Reporting Console. Parallel LoadCache has been assigned to the LOADCACHE process category. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. organize reports and share reports.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. This is an example of the Reporting Console: 74 Copyright © 2009.50 September.

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

including: • Descriptive Names 76 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. . “Using Reporting Console” Process Scheduler Web Service A new web service PROCESSREQUEST has been created that takes advantage of PeopleSoft Integration Broker and service-oriented architecture. All rights reserved. as well as retrieve process statuses and reports. Oracle and/or its affiliates. XML Publisher This section discusses new features and changes for XML Publisher.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Edit Preferences page See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. A new PeopleBook “Reporting Web Services” has been created which documents all the Process Scheduler service operations. This web service provides third-party applications the ability to schedule PeopleSoft processes and jobs through the Process Scheduler.

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Fields in a child query are mapped to related fields in the immediate parent query. Connected Query has the following components: Component Connected Query Quick Start Description The Connected Query Quick Start is a wizard that walks you through creating a simple Connected Query with a single parent query and a single child query linked using a set of related fields. . Connected Query Manager provides a report developer the ability to create a new Connected Query. A new folder for Connected Query has been added under Reporting Tools. A parent query can nest n levels of child queries and any child query can have m sibling queries within a hierarchy. 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. The output for connected query is always an XML file. Connected Query Manager See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. Connected Query can be used as a data source for XML Publisher reports that require sub reports. 2009 Release Notes Connected Query Connected Query provides the ability to create a single XML file based on a set of queries with parent-child relationships. There are no artificial limits to n and m. A Connected Query is a hierarchical object built with existing PeopleSoft Queries. but typical use will involve a single parent-child relationship or a few levels of nesting. “Using Connected Query” Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft This section discusses enhancements that are made to Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. edit an existing Connected Query. copy existing Connected Queries. including: 80 Copyright © 2009. 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.PeopleTools 8. delete a Connected Query object.

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

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

1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8. Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine. Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8.50 and BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. This table summarizes the two alternative report execution technology options: Alternative 1 Crystal Report 2008 Engine (Embedded in PeopleTools Windows Application Server) PeopleTools OpenQuery PS/Query execution environment PeopleSoft database See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8. You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer. Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools. 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. All rights reserved.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. 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. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 September. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009.1.50: PT 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query.50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8. 83 . Linux.” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

50 Crystal reports will need to be converted to the Crystal Reports 2008 format using the PeopleTools RPT Conversion utility pscvtrpt. a PeopleTools-only upgrade Depending on the Crystal Report execution environment that you use with PeopleTools 8. For example. they are created in the Crystal Reports 2008 . to ensure compatibility.rpt format and you cannot open them using any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9. For example.50 September. Note. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. If you are upgrading from a previous version of PeopleTools. For example.” Crystal Reports Execution Environments Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues When you upgrade to Crystal Reports 2008.1 that use Crystal 9.exe. . If errors are detected.1 that use Crystal Reports 9.50 Installation <for your database platform>: “Installing and Configuring Software for Crystal Reports.” Understanding Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues PeopleTools 8. your pre-PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. In addition. 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. you should always create the reports in the Crystal Reports 2008 format. Applications 9. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. consider the following new compatibility issues: • Crystal Reports 2008 can run a report that is saved in an earlier version of Crystal Reports format.” Converting Crystal Reports. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. if you save the report definition from the Crystal Report 2008 designer.50 and your current Crystal Report execution environment. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Scenario F: You use PeopleTools 8. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. you must correct the report before you can run it successfully. However. Converting Existing Crystal Reports to Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 format 84 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For example.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8.PeopleTools 8. you will be warned that the report is in a later format and certain features may not be supported. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can use earlier format report templates to generate reports. however. you have different considerations. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. When you run an earlier format Crystal Report in the Crystal Reports 2008 application or through the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. which picks up any errors—such as missing fields—in the report. All rights reserved. the Crystal Reports application runs the Verify Database function.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. • When you run reports using the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. 2009 Release Notes Applications 9. if you open a Crystal Reports 2008 report in Crystal Reports 9. Scenario C: You use PeopleTools 8.

including Essbase. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8.1. which is used to build Essbase cubes.1. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.50 September. Aggregate Storage. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. Copyright © 2009.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50. Add and maintain Essbase outlines.1. Note.1. 85 .1 Upgrade. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.1.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines.1. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata.1 API. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Run the cube creation batch process. Essbase Cube Buider. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions.1. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. Delete and rename Essbase objects. you need to upgrade. 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. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions.1. All rights reserved. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface.1 is supported. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected.x are not supported.” Building Cube Instances. “Building Cubes. All rights reserved. 92 Copyright © 2009. using the Detail Value List page. 2009 Release Notes Note. you have options of using tree effective dates from the layout or enter a new effective date for trees at the time of Report Request: Effective Date Criteria Select the None option to display all EFFDT data rows for ranged or dynamic tree details.50. (Cognos 8.3. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8. Note. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7. including future EFFDT data. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager.x and 9.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.PeopleTools 8.

Restoring query prompts to web version of nVision. Supporting not-in criteria.50 September. Using this page. No new functionality in CPLEX 11. Note. existing functionality that we use works as with CPLEX 10 versions. Drilling down PS/nVision reports using web services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in). PS/nVision This section covers changes that are made to the PeopleTools PS/nVision technology. Ability to define the types of report requests.50. Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria This section covers enhancements of the effective-date. iLog CPLEX 11.0 will be included.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Tree Manager. 93 . Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition enables you to have multiple trees in the layout with different effective dates. you are able to: • Associate effective-date for trees at the time of criteria definition. including: • • • • • • Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.0 Upgrade With Enterprise PeopleTools 8." Working with Detail Values. • Perform comparative reporting based on different effective dates. iLog CPLEX is the mathematical engine that is used by the PeopleTools Optimization Framework. Default configuration under %PSHOME%. CPLEX 11.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. “Using PeopleSoft Tree Manager. including: Criteria Definition The PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog in nVision client is enhanced to include an As of Date field along with the tree name. Viewing Detail Values Optimization Framework This section covers enhancements that are made to the PeopleSoft Optimization Framework.0 is supported. This is an example of the PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog: Copyright © 2009.

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. Scheduling. 2009 Release Notes The design of the Scheduled Query page output type will include the Email option as one of the options in the current Type drop-down list. the query results page shows results as links. “Defining Selection Criteria. and all these settings are saved into database with prompt.cfg file. If the CacheBaseDir is not set in the psappsrv. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. or another query result page. Schedule Query with Tree Prompt Temp Files of the Query-to-Excel The CacheBaseDir= setting in the psappsrv. and Organizing Queries.” Scheduling Queries. Depending on how drilling URLs are defined. or even an external link. other prompts are available for your input. “Modifying.” 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. all temp files are located under %PS_SERVDIR%. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. Changes are also made to the System Process Request page for scheduling Application Engine programs. When you execute this query through Query Manager or Query Viewer. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. you can define drilling URLs that are associated with this query. 98 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. After the successful selection of values for the In Tree prompts.50 September.PeopleTools 8. portal object. “Modifying. Submitting Process Requests. . criteria. Selecting Process Requests Drilling URL in PSQUERY Drilling URLs are the URLs that you define by selecting the menu. Those temp files are removed automatically after the run. and Organizing Queries. page. These queries can either be saved and used in the future or can be scheduled and run immediately by clicking the Run button. or an URL of your choice.cfg file specifies the location of temp files that are created by the Query to Excel execution. the new browser is either a PIA page. While scheduling these queries. component. and other metadata for this query. which you can click to access other browsers. you are prompted for selecting the tree for the specified field and its node list. When you build a query using Query Manager. Scheduling.” Scheduling Queries.

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

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

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

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

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

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

during the PeopleTools upgrade process the system automatically attempts to convert WSDL and schema metadata into managed objects. 105 . “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. you can convert it in the PeopleTools 8. when you search for a message in the Messages component. Naming Conventions for Message Metadata Message Searching and Viewing Message Type Displays in Message Search Results Beginning with this release.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Field aliases.” Converting WSDL Documents and Message Schemas to Managed Objects Messages This section describes enhancements for managing messages. names cannot start with “xml. “Managing Messages”.” digits or special characters: • • • • Message names. Record aliases. if the system is unable to convert the copied or upgraded data. The Type dropdown list box appears on the Find an Existing Value tab and the Add a New Value tab in the Messages component. Naming Conventions of Message Metadata The following information was added to PeopleBooks for clarification When naming the following message metadata. All rights reserved. In addition. Copyright © 2009.50 September. “Managing Messages. However.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 system.” 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the system displays the message type as part of the search results. Understanding Managing Messages. 2009 Converting WSDL and Schema to Managed Objects After you copy WSDL and schema from earlier releases. PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to convert the data to managed objects. Message aliases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

you have the option to use the Type field to narrow your search. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message part to the system. subrecords. Select this value to add a rowset-based message part to the system. Viewing Rowset-Based Message Structures Overriding Local Message Compression for Synchronous Messages The integration engine compresses and base64–encodes messages destined for the PeopleSoft listening connector on its local integration gateway. 2. View the entire message structure.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Select this value to add a rowset-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. “Managing Messages. Rowset. A new View Records Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page.PeopleTools 8. View only the records in the message structure. 2009 Release Notes When you use the Find an Existing Value tab to search for an existing message definition. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Doing so determines the subsequent page that appears and that you use to define the message. 3. . you must select a message type from the list. Select this value to add a container message to the system. “Managing Messages. Part Rowset. and record fields (included and excluded) for a message definition in tree format. View only the included fields in the message structure. You can expand and collapse the tree to view the structure of the message.” Adding Message Definitions Viewing Rowset-Based Message Structures There are now three options for viewing the structure of rowset-based messages: 1. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message to the system. When you access a rowset-based message in the Messages-Message Definitions page. A new View Included Fields Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. All rights reserved. The message types that display in the Type dropdown list box are: • • • • • Container. Oracle and/or its affiliates. When using the Add a New Value tab to add a new message definition to the system. Part Nonrowset. 106 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Nonrowset. the existing default option displays all records.50 September. When you click the link the Included Fields Only page appears and displays only the records and subrecord fields that have been included in the message structure.

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

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

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

You are now able to add message schemas for nonrowset-based messages referenced in runtime tables. 2009 Release Notes Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages to/from Third-Party Systems To exchange segmented messages with third-party systems you must specify the following arguments in the SOAP header: Argument DataChunkCount DataChunk Description The total number of data chunks or segments that comprise the message. and for building schemas for nonrowset-based messages. for building schemas for rowset-based messages that may have been imported or upgraded without schema.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Indicates the number of the data chunk or message segment that you are sending. All rights reserved.” 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. . The Schema tab is still available for viewing message schema. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Sending and Receiving Messages.” Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. and the current segment is the third chunk. As a result. For example. 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. if there are a total of seven data chunks in the message. the DataChunk value for the current message is 3. you do not need to navigate to the Schema tab and build the message schema. Generating Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker now automatically generates message schema for rowsetbased messages at save time. The Add Schema button is enabled regardless if the message is referenced in a runtime table. “Managing Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages.” Managing Nonrowset-Based Messages 110 Copyright © 2009.50 September.

50 September. 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. Beginning with this release you can override the default value and enter a different value. then the system includes all level 0 rows in the message in the generated schema. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. If this box is not selected. PeopleSoft Integration Broker includes a single level 0 row in the XML message schema. The Messages-Message Definition page features a Suppress Empty XML Tags check box. By default the Single Level 0 Row checkbox is not selected. The Messages–Message Definitions page features an Exclude Descriptions in Schema box that enables you to suppress descriptions in generated schema. message schema generated for the message will not include any XML tags that contain empty or Null values. When you select this box. a Namespace field appears on the Messages – Schema page. where you can enter a namespace value. When you select this box.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Generating XML Message Schemas for Rowset-Based Messages. “Managing Messages. Enterprise PeopleTools 8. When you check the box and save the page. Generating XML Message Schemas for Rowset-Based Messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. by default the system uses the namespace value defined on the Service Configuration page. “Managing Messages. When working with rowset-based messages a new Include Namespace field appears on the Messages – Message Definitions page. The Messages-Message Definitions page features a Single Level 0 Row checkbox. Excluding Descriptions in Message Schemas Namespace and Schema Generation for Rowset Based Messages When schema is generated for rowset-based messages. 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides an option where you can exclude descriptions in generated message schemas to that sensitive information is not exposed in generated schema. 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.” Generating XML Message Schemas for Rowset-Based Messages. 111 .

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

you now have the option to specify message names and descriptions for the service operations that you are generating.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. the 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.50 September. The message name descriptions also appear as annotations in the generated XML message schema. All rights reserved. As in previous releases. The Service Operations page features a Multi-Queues link that enables you to specify multiple queues to handle an inbound or outbound service operation. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Invoking Multiple Service Operations Adding Message Names and Descriptions to CI-Based Service Operations When generating CI-based service operations. When you use the multi-queue option. other third-party system and performance monitoring tools may be available. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Service Operations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The message names appear in the generated XML message schema.” 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. 113 .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. the requests are split across multiple queues. However. “Managing Services.” 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. “Managing Service Operations. the service operations on the receiving system had to be assigned to the same queue. Some of these system monitoring tools report metrics by capturing Module and Action information.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. In this release you can invoke multiple service operations on the receiving system that are assigned to different queues. “Creating Component Interface-Based Services.

2009 Release Notes On an Oracle database. but no sequence is set. To enable capturing service operation and PeopleCode event metrics you must set the EnableDBMonitoring option in PSADMIN. PeopleSoft provides service operation name and PeopleCode event name as Module name and Action name respectively. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for Linux.” Understanding Managing Service Operations. the system processes handlers alphabetically. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Monitoring Service Operations Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. you can set the processing sequence on the Service Operation-Handlers page. All rights reserved. and Windows. Setting Handler Processing Sequence Application Engine Handler A new service operation handler implementation method has been added to PeopleSoft Integration Broker for PeopleTools 8. “Managing Service Operation Handler. A handler with a sequence value of 1 is processed first. On an IBM DB2 database.” Associating PeopleSoft Users with DB2 UDB Threads Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Handler Descriptions On the Service Operations-Handlers Detail page. 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.” Checklists and Troubleshooting. “Managing Service Operations. by default the system populates the Description field with the service operation name.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Monitoring Module Information Service Operation Handlers This section discusses enhancements to service operation handlers.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. The new Sequence field enables you to select the order in which PeopleSoft Integration Broker performs handler processing.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations. 114 Copyright © 2009. .PeopleTools 8. UNIX. If multiple notification handlers exist and are active.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations Setting Processing Sequence for Multiple Notification Handlers For a service operation that has multiple active notification handlers.50 September. and so on. followed by that with a value of 2.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for z/OS. PeopleSoft provides service operationname as Module name (no Action information is provided for DB2 systems).50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. tracing. SSL encryption. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Implementing Web Services Security. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The application server log now displays messages and information for the following situations: • • • • No routing at source node. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 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. Using the information in the log file when compared with the expected service operation metadata. Tracing and Debugging This section describes logging. resources. No routing on target node User invoking a service operation has different permissions than specified on the service operation on the source node. 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 better determine the aspects of the integration that need to be changed or modified to perform the integration. and applications in the Oracle portfolio.” 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 . You can use PeopleSoft Integration Broker to provide services to Oracle ESB. and debugging enhancements related to PeopleSoft Integration Broker. All rights reserved. No node password found on source node. Beginning with this release PeopleTools is certified for integrating with Oracle ESB-based services. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. as well as to consume services from Oracle ESB. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Copyright © 2009. or a combination of these options. You can require that inbound service operations are transmitted using WS-Security options.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Integrating with Oracle ESB-Based Services” Integration Broker Logging.

the system would failover to the next prioritized domain. the system generates and email notification and the dynamic slave becomes inactive. In previous releases. the system will failover to Domain B. “Setting Up Domain Failover. Mismatched node password on source and target nodes. No permissions set for the service operation on the source node. if the dynamic slave fails. Failover Priority –General Failover Dynamic Slave Failover In dynamic slave failover. 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.50 September. 128 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Tracing and Debugging.” Debugging Integrations.” Understanding Domain Failover.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.PeopleTools 8. “Managing Error Handling. if a failover domain became inactive. The system does not failover to find another dynamic slave. Failover on the primary system has to occur for a dynamic slave to automatically go into effect. As an example. Handling Common Issues Tuning Messaging System Performance This section describes enhancements for tuning and optimizing messaging system performance. If it is unable to do so. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . If Domain B later fails. the system would failover to Domain C. the system attempts to failover back to Domain A. 2009 Release Notes • • • No node password found on target node. All rights reserved. if Domain A failed. the next domain prioritized becomes the active domain. the system would failover to Domain B. Given the previous example. 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. If Domain B later failed. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. If it is unable to do so. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the system will failover to Domain C. Logging.

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

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The Averages and Analysis page for outbound asynchronous transactions You can click any of the links to view more detailed statistics in bar chart format. The following graphic shows a sample of statistics that display for outbound synchronous transactions in the messaging system. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Averages and Analysis page for outbound synchronous transactions.50 September. For example. 131 . the following example shows the statistics that display if you click the link under the Gateway icon: Copyright © 2009. 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.

All rights reserved.50 September. . Outbound Sync Gateway Details The data on page shows the transactions in raw data format that comprise the data represented in bar chart format on the previous page. Or. 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.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The following example shows the page that appears when you click the View Transactions link. “Viewing Messaging System Performance Statistics” 132 Copyright © 2009.

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

“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. 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-16.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. . use the field to select the type of encoding of the file.50 September.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. 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 Enteprise PeopleTools 8. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8. “Resubmitting and Canceling Service Operations for Processing” Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities This section describes enhancement to PeopleSoft Integration Broker testing tools and utilities. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.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. and non-Unicode. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

All rights reserved. This functionality has been added to the Select an Action page in the Handler Tester utility. If the invocation does not run successfully. Similar to the Handler Tester utility. Oracle and/or its affiliates. When you invoke asynchronous service operations. 2009 Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the Service Operation utility enables you to populate rowset-based or nonrowset-based messages to include in the service operation. Synchronous.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. or manually inputing record and fields values (for rowset-based messages). See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Asynchronous request-response. you can now assign PSCAMA record values and audit actions to Level 0 records.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. When you invoke synchronous service operations. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Service Operation Tester Utility PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 features a new Service Operation Tester Utility. “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. If the invocation is successful. The utility also enables you to override target connectors and specify target connector properties. You can use the transaction ID to track the transaction in the Service Operations Monitor. the system displays a success message along with a transaction ID. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Testing Bulk Load Handlers You cannot use the Handler Tester Utility to test bulk load handlers. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. Async-to-synch. 135 . You can populate message data by uploading XML content. manually inputing XML data. you can assign PSCAMA audit actions to Level 1 and greater records. the system uses the Publish method. In addition. an error message displays. the system uses the SynchRequest method. You can also specify PSCAMA record values and audit actions. The utility enables you to test the following service operation types: • • • • Asynchronous one-way.

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

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

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

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

xls ExcelToCI.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. 385 1. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.048.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.50 September. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. 140 Copyright © 2009.576 1. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65.536 1.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. . “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Template Names The version of Microsoft Excel that you are using in conjunction with the Excel to CI utility determines the Excel to CI template that you must use.536 1. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 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. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros. Translated elements include labels. Oracle and/or its affiliates.xls ExcelToCI2007. headers and strings.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.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16.

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

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

2009 Virus Scanning for Email Attachments Virus scanning support has been added for file attachments in outgoing and MCF incoming email. 143 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Enabling Virus Scanning Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: MultiChannel Framework.50 September. “Configuring the Email Channel.

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

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

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

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

it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8. “Working with Change Packages. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. In PeopleTools 8.48 versions of PeopleTools. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.48 and beyond. Oracle and/or its affiliates. When performing an upgrade or update. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly.47 and earlier. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside.50 September. 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. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8.48.50.48 versions of PeopleTools. All rights reserved. . this manual process has been automated. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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less than. Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies. 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. In PeopleTools 8. a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release. and ‘in’.50 September.PeopleTools 8. You can express ranges of releases. Oracle and/or its affiliates. using the associated operator field. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009. . some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools. Typically. such as greater than.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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