Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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September 2009

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prerelease Notes Prerelease notes provide more functional and technical details than the release value proposition. 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. Our goal is to ensure that you leverage technology to its fullest to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations. and articulates the expected business benefit. With this information. Prerelease notes 3. contains the comprehensive set of descriptions for the features and changes available in the final product. This preface discusses PeopleSoft release information publications. The new features and enhancements that are included in this release are grouped according to functional area. 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. The release value proposition is published before a release. This document describes how each enhancement functions within the context of the greater business process. Please note that the final release may not have every feature that is discussed in this document.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 8.50. The release notes.50 and to plan your information technology (IT) projects and investments. 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. Release value proposition 2. identifies major enhancements. Release notes Release Value Proposition The release value proposition provides functional details.PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8. available when the release becomes generally available. This added level of detail should enable project teams to answer the following questions: • • What delivered functionality will change? What customizations may be affected? . 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. managers will be able to initiate preliminary budget planning and begin putting together a project team to further evaluate specific PeopleSoft products.

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

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

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

1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9. .6.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.1 IBM z/OS 1. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000. JRE Support.1 IBM Informix 9.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5. 9. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.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. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.5 IBM Informix 11. All rights reserved.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9. 11. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server.1 2 Copyright © 2009.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9. Platform Operating System AIX 6.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.9. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4. 1. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.1.50 September.PeopleTools 8. 1.

4 Browser Firefox 3.x. 2. Always refer to Doc ID 747587. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.4.5.1 Added Verity 6.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3. 3.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1.0.1) Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.0.2. 3.Main Page (Doc ID 764222.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.1). Oracle and/or its affiliates.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.1.1 Internet Explorer 7.2. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.50 September.5. 8 Safari 3.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670. 3 .

Data Mover. the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system is not supported for running the IBM DB2 database or server elements requiring connection to IBM DB2 database. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. Note. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. and so on. For example. The exact version depends on your operating system. This includes applications servers. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system.6x and still be in a supported environment. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.6x with your PeopleTools installation. If you run DB2 databases. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874.PeopleTools 8.50. 2009 Release Notes Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent The PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent is being deprecated as of June 5. Otherwise. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system.0). you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options.49 or 8. Note.8. 4 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1.50.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. 2009.50 September. 8. . Process Scheduler servers.9 or 9. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 5 .50. or Solaris). BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 Integration with BOE XI 3.1 on other certified platforms (Windows. PeopleTools 8.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification.4x or JRE 1. AIX. 2009 JRE 1. In the interim. Copyright © 2009.50 release date. you can install BOE XI 3. Linux. Oracle and/or its affiliates.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8.

including: • • • • • • Installation Programs PeopleTools Running on Windows Verity Installation Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes System Administration Enhancements This section discusses enhancements made in the area of server administration. All rights reserved. you have the option of installing the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA) outside of PS_HOME. 6 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. . In previous releases. the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program prompted you to install PIA within the PS_HOME directory structure. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • • Installation Changes Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files Search Server PSADMIN Loading Shared Cache Performance Improvements PeopleTools Security SYSAUDIT Additions Oracle Database Enhancements Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements DB2 Enhancements Data Mover PeopleSoft Performance Monitor General System Administration Enhancements Installation Changes This section describes the major changes to the PeopleTools installation process.50.sh Oracle Configuration Manager Installation PeopleSoft Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Internet Architecture Installation Location With PeopleTools 8.50 September.

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

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

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

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

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

for the application server domain. Oracle and/or its affiliates. which may be caused by such issues as network failure. search domains provides higher availability and greater resilience for your search functions. Application Server Domain 1 Application Server Domain 2 Application Server Domain n Primary Search Server Domain Failover Search Server Domain Multiple application server domains configured to use the same primary and failover search domains You configure an application server domain to connect to a failover search domain by modifying the Remote Search Server Credentials parameter in the [Search] section in PSADMIN. All rights reserved.CFG. or complementary. or PSAPPSRV. Being able to define and configure backup. Search Server Failover PeopleTools 8.50 September. machine outage. The failover domain begins handling search requests only when the primary search domain becomes unavailable. . 2009 Release Notes Search Server This section discusses enhancements to the search server technology: • • • • Search server failover HP Itanium support. 12 Copyright © 2009.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.PeopleTools 8.50 enables you to configure a failover search domain for search server configurations (Type-3) in case the primary search domain is unavailable. Edit configuration/log files menu Windows service now includes search domains. or a problem in the search domain itself.

Itanium search server support was limited to specific configuration types.50. “Setting up Failover Search Domains” Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations In previous releases. This is the equivalent option that appears on the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu for the application server. All rights reserved. involves the use of a remote search server domain handling the search requests from application server domains. 13 . only select operating systems could host the PSSRCHSRV process in the Type-3.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and usage. Domain Gateway TUXEDO command line option. Oracle and/or its affiliates. configuration. just as application server and Process Scheduler server domains in previous releases. The Type-3 configuration. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” Windows Service Now Includes Search Server Domains A search server domain can now be configured to start automatically as a Microsoft Windows service. bringing efficiency to administration. In previous releases. search server configuration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. With PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Provides dmadmin Tuxedo command line options specific to the domain gateway.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. In this scenario. PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu The PSADMIN menu PeopleSoft Search Domain Administration now contains these menu options: • • Edit configuration/log files menu option. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” HP Itanium Support HP Itanium is now supported as a Type-1 search server. the application server domain acts as a ‘client’ submitting requests to the ‘server’ (the remote search domain).50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. There is also the added benefit of a centralized solution for search facilities. similar to the tmadmin command line. Copyright © 2009. 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. Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3). Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. The feature enables system administrators to take full advantage of PeopleSoft search capabilities even when native support for search features are not available for the operating system on which their application server domains are installed. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.

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

PSAESRV. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. the configuration file is PSWINSRV. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters.50 September. Copyright © 2009.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN.CFG configuration files. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured. by default. In PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. In previous releases. developer) has changed.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. large. medium. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process. This applies to any server process. In previous releases.CFG and PSPRCS. PSQRYSRV. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 15 . and so on.CFG.000.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64.50. However. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The default value is 1024 cursors. “Using PSADMIN Menus. such as PSAPPSRV.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 2 8 25 2 Windows Service The name of the configuration file for the Windows service that starts an application server domain on Windows automatically has been changed. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter.50. you can now include custom Java options per server process.CFG.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

the CPU. and how the CPU allocates its resources to the PeopleSoft application processes running on the system. the system automatically imposes the limits that you have defined in the consumer group upon the PeopleTools executables within that resource group.50 September. 22 Copyright © 2009.50. then you could create a resource plan with a consumer group. 2009 Release Notes • • FIRST_ROWS Hint Feature No Longer Used. PSRUN is assigned to the COBOL resource group and PSQRYSRV is assigned to the QUERY SERVER resource group. With PeopleTools 8. Pt Ora Resource page After mapping the appropriate PeopleSoft resource group to its corresponding consumer group. Oracle and/or its affiliates. This integration between PeopleTools and Oracle database technology enables you to manage and optimize a fundamental system resource. For example. PeopleTools delivers a set of predefined PeopleSoft Resource Groups to which one or more PeopleTools executables are assigned.PeopleTools 8. Optimize Database CPU Usage with Oracle Control Groups PeopleTools now provides a way for you to monitor and manage the database resource usage of PeopleTools executables through the features of the Oracle Database Resource Manager. you use the Pt Ora Resource page to map the Oracle consumer groups to the predefined PeopleSoft resource groups. Oracle 11g case-sensitive user IDs. If you want to limit the amount of CPU resources a long-running query can consume on the database server. All rights reserved. named PSFT Query. . for example. You then manage PeopleSoft Query’s CPU usage by specifying the appropriate parameters when you define the corresponding consumer group. After you have created the consumer groups.

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

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

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

The auto-resize option creates a table space that automatically increase its size. and so on. In previous releases the delivered table space create scripts appeared similar to the following.50 September. initial size and appropriate resize increment. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Microsoft SQL Server” SQL Server 2008 With PeopleTools 8. Table spaces that can dynamically increase their size as needed enable you to set a reasonable. IBM DB2 Enhancements This section discusses enhancements for IBM DB2.PeopleTools 8. 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. All rights reserved. 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. PeopleSoft databases running on the DB2 LUW platform can take advantage of the IBM DB2 Auto-Resize option for table spaces. PeopleTools supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008. to accommodate system needs with no limit.50. 26 Copyright © 2009. 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. 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. in configurable increments. creating databases.50.50 you will find the installation scripts were updated to reflect the changes above. defining new server logins. modifying server settings. dropping them. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. including: • • • DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes Increased Monitoring Information DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE With PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes This restricts the type of activities this login can be used for which enhances overall application security.

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Appendix: PeopleSoft Timeout Settings. In PeopleTools 8.” Web Server Timeouts Jolt This section describes changes made to Oracle Jolt. you set Jolt session pooling at the site level in the configuration. [ ]. { }.properties file: joltPooling=true See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools Release 8. the failover servers appear within curly brackets. Jolt session pooling was set per servlet in the web.50 Jolt Failover String psserver=<host>:<port>#wt[failover servers] psserver=<host>:<port>#wt{failover servers} Note.50. All rights reserved. A new property has been added to the configuration. 33 .49 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. to be compatible with both IPV4 and IPV6 specifications.properties file.” Working with Jolt Configuration Options. the link now appears as: Set Trace Flags In previous releases it read: To set trace flags. Jolt Session Pooling In previous releases.xml file.50 September. In previous releases.Release Notes 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.50. For PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. specified in the psserver property in the configuration. has changed slightly in PeopleTools 8.properties file. Oracle and/or its affiliates. including: • • Jolt Failover String Jolt Session Pooling Jolt Failover String The syntax of the Jolt failover string.50. click here. The above IPV6 compatibility applies to Jolt only.” Configuring Jolt Session Pooling Signon Trace Link The wording of the signon trace link has changed. failover servers appeared within angled brackets.

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

50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.” Using Administration Utilities. Oracle and/or its affiliates. GENERICFEED-01. Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets. “Using PeopleTools Utilities.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. “Working with Oracle WebLogic. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users. QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions. you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option. “Working with IBM WebSphere.” 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. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name. 2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages. Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8. WORKLISTFEED 01-05. “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications. URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009. 35 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September.

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

Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) based tabs. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can: • Resize the page. which is a web 2. Copyright © 2009. allowing web pages to request small bits of information from the server instead of whole pages. You continue to work uninterrupted during the process. the refresh updates only the changed fields. The AJAX technology makes Internet applications smaller. Modal grids and long edit boxes. Because of AJAX technology. and more interactive PeopleSoft applications. Any server trips triggered by PeopleCode functions such as FieldChange and FieldEdit for related display fields do not redraw the entire page.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. 2009 User Interface This section provides an overview of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) and the changes to the graphical user interface. 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. Favorites menu enhancements. including: • • • • • • • • • • Partial page refreshes. Floating drop-down navigation.0 technology that enables better. the browser refreshes the entire page only when the user navigates to a new page. Modal prompt pages and modal alert dialog boxes.50 has incorporated the use of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX). AJAX uses asynchronous data transfer (HTTP requests) between the browser and the web server. faster and more user-friendly. Menu navigation. With a partial page refresh. faster. much of the communication with the server occurs in the background. Processing icon changes Search page enhancements. Partial Page Refreshes PeopleSoft applications use Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) technology to limit server trips and perform partial page refreshes. Style sheet modifications. Asynchronous JavaScript and XML PeopleTools 8. When working with these pages. which is grayed out while the prompt page is active. 37 . All rights reserved.

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. select the item in the list. When you find the folder or page. All rights reserved. breadcrumbs appear across the top of the page to inform you of your location. When you see a match. descending. You can search the menu – Enter a keyword or phrase and the search index will generate matching entries as you type. The menu leaves breadcrumbs – As you navigate. and portal sequence number presentation of folders. 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. 39 . select it. 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.50 September.

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

As you type. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2009. this page appears showing the primary key: Type Ahead Prompt Fields now include a type ahead text. the system searches in the background and matches entries in the record to the text you enter. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Type ahead is configurable through User Personalizations. and appears on search pages and in prompt dialog boxes. 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. 41 .

. When you perform a search using a transaction search page. The maximum value and the default value are set in the Search Settings on the PeopleTools Options page. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the Search Results grid displays the total number of results above the search results.PeopleTools 8.50 September. You can limit the number of search items returned by entering a lower value in the Maximum number of rows to return field on the search page. 42 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes Example: Type Ahead This is an example of type ahead on a Vendor page where the user is searching for a buyer with the letter “a” in the ID: Processing Icon Changes The processing and saved icons have changed. you can set the number of entries that the search returns to any value less than the maximum. All rights reserved. If the search retrieves more than the maximum number of listings. you can determine the number of entries that the search can return. 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.

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

Grid and scroll area summary attribute for tables in pages. Scrollable grid layout (grid enhancements). Note. such as: • • • • • • • • Radio button label changes. Unexpected results will occur in both Application Designer and PeopleSoft Internet Architecture pages if a default style class is missing. All rights reserved. AJAX. On free form sub style sheets. Note these important points regarding the use of free form sub style sheets: • • • Like other sub style sheets.50 and higher. With a free form sub style sheet. 44 Copyright © 2009.50 September. Active hyperlinks on read-only pages. and DHTML features. Free form stylesheets. Free form sub style sheets are supported in PeopleTools 8. the Fixed Form tab is grayed out because free form sub style sheets do not support inheritance or aggregation. style class names must be identical to the PeopleTools default style class names. 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). At runtime. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. to use free form sub style sheets. Command line password prompt. you must insert them in a standard style sheet or in a sub style sheet that is part of a standard style sheet. When creating free form style sheets. style classes in free form sub style sheets take precedence over PeopleTools-formatted style classes of the same name. 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. Radio Button Label Changes You can change or set radio button labels dynamically with PeopleCode. Image definition changes. If you replace the default style sheet or override the page style sheet with a style sheet that includes only free form text. including new features and enhancements. Free form sub style sheets cannot have parent style sheets nor can they be used as parent style sheets. Integrated rich text editor. the free form sub style sheet must define and include all default style classes used by the application. 2009 Release Notes Application Designer This section details the modifications in Application Designer definitions.PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

which is integrated into a standard PeopleTools installation.PeopleTools 8. 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. GIF files are supported. All rights reserved. . Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. 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. Integrated Rich Text Editor You can configure the long edit box control to use the CK Editor. 48 Copyright © 2009. a third party rich text editor.

All rights reserved.50. At runtime. 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 tool bars are highly configurable. The existing PeopleTools Spell Check is associated with this control. 2009 At design time in Application Designer.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. the long edit box becomes a Rich Text Editor on PIA Pages. application developers can create configuration settings files which compliment the default toolbar set. there is a limit of 20 long character fields per record definition. which control the look of the text. the respective toolbar set is loaded at runtime along with the default toolbar set.50 September. place the long edit box control on the page. However. Any customizations are maintained through HTML definitions in the database and become managed definitions. Copyright © 2009. Users can specify custom toolbar configurations for each Rich Text Editor control. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The rich text editor enables you to store inline images along with your text. The editor includes a default set of toolbar buttons that appear as part of the editor page control. Long Character Field Limit For PeopleTools 8. 49 . Based on the value you enter in the Configuration Settings Id field in the Rich Text Editor options. Open the properties sheet and check the Enable Rich Text Editor property on the Options tab.

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

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

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

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• RowsetCache class.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. and SetOutputOption method. SetItemFolder method. Size property. 63 .50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8. This method now takes an optional language parameter. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message.50.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The 8. This method now validates a comma. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. "". 5. Therefore. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter. All rights reserved. 4.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. rather than a single email address. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). In PeopleTools 8.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. 1. ValidateAddress method.50. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. Oracle and/or its affiliates. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. SetEmailOption method. “Java Class. 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Publish method.50. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property. The 8. 2. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. • ReportDefn class. Save method.

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

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

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

Translating application definitions. Changes to Supported Character Sets In PeopleTools 8. Global Technology This section covers changes and updates to PeopleTools Global Technology. including: • • • • • • • • • Changes to supported character sets. Analytic grid classes.50 September.50.50. Analytic Calculation Engine Metadata classes. Classes not Supported on IBM z/OS and Linux for IBM System z The following classes are not supported on IBM z/OS and Linux for IBM System z: • • • • • Analytic Calculation Engine classes. Optimization PeopleCode classes. Unicode UTF-8 with BOM (byte-order mark). PeopleSoft hot keys do not function as expected on a non-U.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Analytic type classes.S. Using extended Japanese characters. All rights reserved. two new character sets have been added to the PSCHARSETS table: Character Set Name UTF-8 UTF8BOM Description Unicode UTF-8 (the existing UTF8 character set code is equivalent to this new name). 2009 Corrected Properties In the PeopleCode API Reference. New PeopleSoft language codes. Updated font support.50. Non-ASCII characters in file names uploaded to FTP servers prior to 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Copyright © 2009. TimeStampFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class). 67 . Changes to the swap audit report. keyboard Time zone data. the following properties have been moved to their proper location in the book: • • SystemIDFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class). there have been changes to supported character sets: • In PeopleTools 8.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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PeopleSoft Language Code UKE See Also

Description UK English

Corresponding ISO Locales en_GB

Database Character Set Unicode or non-Unicode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Reporting Console example Reporting Console Preferences allow each user to define the information to display in the Reporting Console. 75 . This is an example of the Preferences page: Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8. A new folder for Connected Query has been added under Reporting Tools. delete a Connected Query object. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The output for connected query is always an XML file. 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. Connected Query Manager provides a report developer the ability to create a new Connected Query. as well as run it in three modes: • Preview XML • Run to window • Schedule Connected Query Viewer Connected Query Viewer is used to run the Connected Query in three modes: • Preview XML • Run to window • Schedule Schedule Connected Query Schedule Connected Query allows you to run the connected query in the Process Scheduler. A Connected Query is a hierarchical object built with existing PeopleSoft Queries. “Using Connected Query” Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft This section discusses enhancements that are made to Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. but typical use will involve a single parent-child relationship or a few levels of nesting. Connected Query can be used as a data source for XML Publisher reports that require sub reports. A parent query can nest n levels of child queries and any child query can have m sibling queries within a hierarchy. edit an existing Connected Query. Fields in a child query are mapped to related fields in the immediate parent query. Connected Query Manager See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. copy existing Connected Queries. including: 80 Copyright © 2009. Connected Query has the following components: Component Connected Query Quick Start Description The Connected Query Quick Start is a wizard that walks you through creating a simple Connected Query with a single parent query and a single child query linked using a set of related fields. .50 September. 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. All rights reserved.

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

Report execution components. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The following diagram illustrates.dlls in previous releases.50 September.PeopleTools 8. 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. 2009 Release Notes Crystal Reports 2008 Runtime Environment Crystal Reports 2008 Runtime Environment replaces Crystal Reports Runtime . . All rights reserved. at a high level.

50: PT 8.1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8. orWindows) PeopleSoft Query Access Services (QAS)Web Services PS/Query Execution Environment PeopleSoft Database Crystal Reports Execution Environments This table lists the different scenarios that you may have in PeopleTools 8. • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI. Linux. Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. and then you design report layouts in the Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer application referencing the fields defined in the queries that you created.50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.50 September. You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009. 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. Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer. 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query. Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8.” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.1. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 and BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use PeopleTools 8. 83 .

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. 85 . Essbase Cube Builder Essbase Cube Builder is an ETL (extract-transform and load) application which enables you to use PeopleSoft Query and PeopleSoft Trees to build Essbase applications and OLAP databases.1. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. Delete and rename Essbase objects. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. including Essbase.1 Upgrade. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates.1 is supported.1.1. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11. Aggregate Storage.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines.1. which is used to build Essbase cubes. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. Add and maintain Essbase outlines. you need to upgrade. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support.1. Copyright © 2009.1. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Run the cube creation batch process.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder.1. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.1. A new folder for Essbase Cube Builder has been added under PeopleTools Cube Builder with the following components: Component Connections Dimensions Outlines Utilities Create Cube Dynamic Dimension Templates Cube Dimension Builder Setup Description Add and maintain Essbase connectivity parameters.1. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures.50. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. Note. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Essbase Cube Buider.50 September. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface.1 API. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions.

Members can be added manually to dimensions. dimensions can be thought of as criteria that are used to pinpoint a particular piece of data. . In data analysis terms. and members are populated by the results of a PeopleSoft Query or populated from a PeopleSoft Tree structure. Use the following pages to create Essbase dimensions: 86 Copyright © 2009. 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. All rights reserved. Dimensions are subdivided into categories called members.50 September. 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.PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Integrating with Oracle Smart View When an Essbase cube is built successfully. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. a new Open Cube in Smart View link is available on the Process Details page that enables you to view the created cube (data and metadata) in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.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.

Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Dynamic Dimension Templates Use the Dynamic Dimension Templates page to create Essbase dynamic dimension templates: See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 91 . Transformer.50 September.50 continues supporting Cognos PowerPlay 7.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager PeopleTools 8. Cube Builder. Cube Instances) page now features: • • • A Cognos Binaries section that enables you to override the registry locations (of PowerPlay. Cube Manager. Define the prefix that is applied to each record and field definition created by PeopleSoft Cube Manager.x. This example shows the new PowerPlay Options page: Copyright © 2009. and Enterprise server) where the binaries folders are located. The PowerPlay Options (under PeopleTools. A Logon Password field that enables you to configure Cognos Enterprise Server in cube instance definition with passwords besides blank passwords.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

” Building Cube Instances.PeopleTools 8. .3.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Note. “Building Cubes. including future EFFDT data. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected. (Cognos 8. 92 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager.x and 9. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT. All rights reserved.x are not supported. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. using the Detail Value List page. Note.50. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8. 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.

This is an example of the PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog: Copyright © 2009. existing functionality that we use works as with CPLEX 10 versions.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates. No new functionality in CPLEX 11. CPLEX 11. you are able to: • Associate effective-date for trees at the time of criteria definition. iLog CPLEX is the mathematical engine that is used by the PeopleTools Optimization Framework. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. including: • • • • • • Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition. • Perform comparative reporting based on different effective dates. Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria This section covers enhancements of the effective-date. “Using PeopleSoft Tree Manager. Using this page. Viewing Detail Values Optimization Framework This section covers enhancements that are made to the PeopleSoft Optimization Framework. Ability to define the types of report requests. Drilling down PS/nVision reports using web services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in). Supporting not-in criteria." Working with Detail Values. including: Criteria Definition The PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog in nVision client is enhanced to include an As of Date field along with the tree name.0 Upgrade With Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0 will be included. Default configuration under %PSHOME%. Restoring query prompts to web version of nVision.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Tree Manager. Note. Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition enables you to have multiple trees in the layout with different effective dates.0 is supported. 93 . iLog CPLEX 11.50 September. All rights reserved. PS/nVision This section covers changes that are made to the PeopleTools PS/nVision technology.

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

tree nodes. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Creating Requests Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision. this criterion is inserted as any other criteria into the selected cell in the Layout. selecting nodes for not-in clause part of the Query. All rights reserved. users can select multiple values. With this feature. the PS/nVision Layout designer now includes a new feature called not-in. for example.” Setting Up Report Requests.” Creating Report Requests. “Running PS/nVision Reports in the Microsoft Windows Client. Creating Report Requests Supporting Not-in Criteria Beside adding. “Running PS/nVision Reports on the Web. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 This is an example of the Report Request dialog in the Windows client: This is an example of the Report Request page in the Web client: See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. and deleting the nodes from the criteria. and dimensions as part of notin criteria query. which allows Layout designers to include fields for building negative criteria. 95 . After making list of values to be part of not-in criteria. modifying.

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can relocate these two directories outside of PSHOME if all users need the write access to these directories. report ID. only the web-based version honors the public or private report requests security.” Setting Up Report Requests. DrillToPIA and nVisionDrill VSTO add-ins do not coexist. Selecting Filter Criteria Options Ability to Define the Types of Report Requests nVision Designer recognizes the concept of public and private report requests. %PSHOME% is read-only and only an Administrator can add a new layout or modify existing layouts. .” Applying Filter Criteria. “Creating Matrix Layouts. and Business Unit as a primary key. You can use only one add-in at a time. where you are able to add all the required parameters for queries in that given report. The report layout and drilldown layouts are located under %PSHOME%. Define whether to share the report with other users. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This new nVisionDrill VSTO add-in enables you to use the web service capability when drilling from summarized to detailed nVision reports. This enhancement enables the users of the Windows client of PS/nVision to: • • Have the flexibility of making report request either public or private.cfg). you can also perform nVision drilldown using the nVisionDrill VSTO add-in (Visual Studio tools for Microsoft Office SE Runtime). 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.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision. Currently. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Running PS/nVision Reports on the Web. Drilling Down PS/nVision Reports Using Web Services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in) In addition to the current DrillToPIA add-in. and these records are identified by the Query name.50 September. Note. %PSHOME%\NVISION\LAYOUT and %PSHOME%\NVISION\LAYOUT\DRILLDN. These parameters are stored as records in a new table called Query Parameters.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision. 96 Copyright © 2009. Setting Query Prompts Default Configuration under %PSHOME% In the Process Scheduler Configuration file (psprcs. for example. the default location of INSTANCE directory is changed from %PSHOME%\NVISION\INSTANCE to %PS_SERVDIR%\NVISION\INSTANCE.

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

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

If you click the Open button. Security Join Optimizer Select this option to enable this query to join once to the first security record. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. XML produces webrowset XML format result. XMLP produces XMLP format result.50 September. All rights reserved. or cancel the downloaded file. If this is a non-self join with same security tables or a self join. should be optimized. save. The Download to XML link is also available on the Query Manager . there are two new formats XML and XMLP. If this is a non-self join with different security tables. the query joins the security table once. XML formatted query result is downloaded to browser. • • If this is a non-self join (same security tables) or a self join. Clear this option to enable this query to join mutliple times to the security record. “Creating and Running Simple Queries. If this is a non-self join with different security tables. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. Security Join Optimizer In the Query Properties page.Run page. query results are downloaded to browser as web browser format and there are options that enable you to open. the query joins security table multiple times using the Inner Join logic and the Security Join Optimizer option is not used. 99 . • • Note: If you perform Left Outer Joins with security record. the Security Join Optimizer setting is applied using the same concepts. 2009 Download Query Results to XML File After you click the XML link on the Query Manager or Query Viewer search results page. the query joins security table multiple times using the Inner Join logic. Viewing and Editing Query Properties Copyright © 2009.” Creating New Queries. the query joins security table multiple times using the Inner Join logic and the Security Join Optimizer option is not used. that contains multiple joins to the same query security record. In the Schedule Query component. the new Security Join Optimizer option enables you to define whether a query.

Message schemas. tracing.PeopleTools 8. Service operation handlers. Component Interfaces. Transformations. Services and service operations. PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework. Integrations with Oracle ESB-based services. Integration gateways. 2009 Release Notes Integration Tools Enhancements This section discusses the enhancements in our integration technology. Target connectors and listening connectors. Service operation routings. . WSDL documents. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Integration Broker This section covers the new features and changes for Integration Broker. 100 Copyright © 2009.50 September. Integration Broker Service Monitor. Integration Broker testing tools and utilities. Deprecated integration technologies and utilities. Multichannel Framework. New managed objects: WSDL and message schema. Web services. Integration Broker logging. including: • • • • PeopleSoft Integration Broker. and debugging. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Integration Broker PeopleBooks. All rights reserved. Tuning messaging system performance. Service operation queues. Messages. Integration Broker security.

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

Warning! Integrations will fail if you do not set these properties. The “Using the ERP Connectors” chapter in PeopleBooks has been removed. The path is <PIA_HOME>\webserv\<DOMAIN>\keystore. iWay SOAPSwitch Beginning with this release.” Working With Change Package Automation Integration Gateways This section describes enhancements related to PeopleSoft Integration Broker integration gateways. The default value is password.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Deprecated Integration Technologies and Utilities This section describes Integration Broker-related technologies. use the PeopleSoft Integration Broker servicesoriented architecture. Enter the keystore password. “Managing Integration Gateways. Its functionality has been replaced with the automated change packaging features. For integrations with third-party systems. See Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Property secureFileKeystorePath Description Enter the full path and file name of the gateway keystore file. Setting SSL Encryption Security Properties secureFileKeystorePasswd 102 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. Metadata Backport Utility The Metadata Backport Utility is no longer delivered with PeopleTools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. which is located in the web server directory structure. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This password must be encrypted. utilities.” Configuring Security and General Properties. All rights reserved. “Working With Change Packages. and tools that no longer ship with PeopleTools or that have been discontinued effective this release.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . “Managing Integration Gateways.PeopleTools 8.properties file. iWay SOAPswitch no longer ships with PeopleTools. New Keystore Path and Keystore Password Requirement Beginning with this release you must set the following properties in the integrationGateway.” Encrypting Passwords See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

” Implementing Handlers Using Application Engine Programs Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This handler schedules an application engine program to run within PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. Bulk Load Handler This section discusses enhancements to the bulk load handler. since processing occurs in PeopleSoft Process Scheduler and not in the Integration Broker runtime environment. Copyright © 2009.50. 115 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. In earlier releases.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. the bulk load handlers were able to process rowset-based messages only. Oracle and/or its affiliates. along with new functionality introduced in PeopleTools 8. Using this handler is a good alternative for long-running programs or for service operations that have large amounts of data to process. The new functionality for the bulk load handler is discussed elsewhere in this section. You can track the process in the Service Operation Monitor by viewing the subscription contract. “Message Class. 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. The bulk load handler features the same functionality as the DMS handler in previous releases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. 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.” IBInfo Class Methods DMS Handler Renamed The DMS handler has been renamed to the bulk load handler. All rights reserved. These methods are: • • • • • • • • AddAEAttribute ClearAEAttributes DeleteAEAttribute GetAEAttributeName GetAEAttributeValue GetNumberofAEAttributes GetTransactionIDforAE InsertAEResponseAttributes See the PeopleCode API Reference PeopleBook for more information about these methods. 2009 You can use the new Application Engine handler implementation method for Notification events.

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

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

To view transformation details. and so on. 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). It also enables you to view and activate metadata that might be inactive for integration.” Understanding Data Dependencies and Relationships for Copying Data Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Managing Routing Definitions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Duplicate Routings Overwritten During Project Copy If the system detects a duplicate routing definition during the project copy process.PeopleTools 8. . The following example shows a routing definition in graphical format for an asynchronous service operation: The routing definition for QE_PO_ASYNC_XFORM in graphical format.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the routing definition in the project being copied overwrites the routing definition in the database. handler. to the integration partner (the lighter cylinder on the right). as denoted by the XML icons. run the duplicate routings check. “Copying and Migrating Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases. This particular routing definition has a transformation. 118 Copyright © 2009.50 September. To detect and delete any duplicate routings in the database outside the project copy process. service operation. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. click the Out Reg Transform link. All rights reserved. such as a routing definition.

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

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

In cases where the input message. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.version defined on the service operation for WSDL. Duplicate external routing alias names are never allowed for synchronous routing definitions and the system generates an error at runtime if it encounters any. “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. The page enables you to add user-defined name/value pairs to a routing definition. The exception is when you are using service operation mapping. Defining Routing Properties Searching for Duplicate External Routing Aliases PeopleTools 8. the system uses the request or response message. so you may create unique alias names for each duplicate found. If you define a transformation on an any-to-local routing definition. Note that any-to-local routing definitions are read-only when WSDL has been exported.version on the transform for the inbound request for WSDL.” Creating Routing Definitions. As a result. then the system uses the message. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Defining General Routing Information Transformations on Any-to-Local Routing Definitions Transformations on any-to-local routing definitions are now permitted.version on the output of the transformation for WSDL.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. aliases. the system uses the input message. “Managing Routing Definitions. developers can extract the data from transformations using application classes. and you want one routing definition to invoke multiple service operations.” Creating Routing Definitions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Once they know the name/value pairs in a transformation. All rights reserved. which denote data contained in transformations defined for the routing. and so on. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you cannot change the in/out message transformation. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Searching for Duplicate External Routing Aliases Copyright © 2009.50 September. “Managing Routing Definitions.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. perform SELECT actions in tables. Developers might use the name/value pairs data to add to XML. “Managing Service Operation Routing Definitions. If a transform is defined on the outbound response.” Creating Routing Definitions. In most cases duplicate external routing alias names are not desired for asynchronous routing definitions. 121 .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. This page enables you to identify duplicate external routing alias names. and so on.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.version are not defined on the transform.version or output 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

the system would failover to Domain B. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the system attempts to failover back to Domain A. if the dynamic slave fails. Tracing and Debugging.50 September. All rights reserved. Handling Common Issues Tuning Messaging System Performance This section describes enhancements for tuning and optimizing messaging system performance.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. the system will failover to Domain B.” Debugging Integrations. Failover on the primary system has to occur for a dynamic slave to automatically go into effect. the system generates and email notification and the dynamic slave becomes inactive. Logging. “Managing Error Handling. If it is unable to do so. 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. Given the previous example. 128 Copyright © 2009. Mismatched node password on source and target nodes. No permissions set for the service operation on the source node.PeopleTools 8. the next domain prioritized becomes the active domain. If Domain B later failed. The system does not failover to find another dynamic slave. “Setting Up Domain Failover. In previous releases. the system would failover to Domain C. As an example. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. if a failover domain became inactive. . 2009 Release Notes • • • No node password found on target node. If it is unable to do so. the system will failover to Domain C. if Domain A failed.” Understanding Domain Failover. consider an integration system with the domains and failover priorities shown in the following table: Domain Domain A Domain B Domain C 1 2 3 Failover Priority In this integration system if Domain A fails. the system would failover to the next prioritized domain. Failover Priority –General Failover Dynamic Slave Failover In dynamic slave failover. If Domain B later fails. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

UTF-16.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Resubmitting and Canceling Service Operations for Processing” Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities This section describes enhancement to PeopleSoft Integration Broker testing tools and utilities.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009. The user-interface for building and populating rowset-based messages from within these utilities is identical to that used in the Messages component for creating and modifying rowset-based messages. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. 2009 Release Notes Canceling Future-Dated Publications in Hold Status You can now cancel future-dated publciations that are in Hold status in the Service Operations Monitor. and non-Unicode. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML.PeopleTools 8. This field appears in the following utilities: • • • Handler Tester Utility Service Operation Tester Utility Schema Tester Utility When uploading an XML file for use with one of these utilities.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file. “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. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. .50 September.

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

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

In addition to using this page to invoke a service operation. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 2009 Generate SOAP Template Utility The Generate SOAP Template utility has been modified this release to enable you to invoke a service operation from the utility. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. you can also view any response associated with the service operation. 137 . After you generate a SOAP message you can test the service operation by invoking it using the SOAP Tester page (IB_SOAPTESTER).Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Using the Generate SOAP Template Utility” Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Testing Utilities and Tools.

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

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

385 1.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. headers and strings.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory. .048. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.576 1. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6.xls ExcelToCI2007.536 1. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.50 September. Translated elements include labels. Oracle and/or its affiliates.xlsm PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel Location Note that users for Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 use the same template.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” 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.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 140 Copyright © 2009.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65.536 1. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. 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. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.xls ExcelToCI. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. this manual process has been automated. 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. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.48 versions of PeopleTools. In PeopleTools 8.50. “Working with Change Packages. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009.48 and beyond.50 September.48. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8.47 and earlier. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly. . two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects.48 versions of PeopleTools.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. When performing an upgrade or update.

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

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

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

beginning with the top. 155 . The value of X can be either a 0 (not selected) or 1 (selected). left hand corner (Source. top to bottom. 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. –FLTR 00000 00011 00011 01111 01111 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Absent). the following command line parameter represents the equivalent selections on the Report Filter tab above.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. The command line report filter options are equivalent to those displayed on the Report Filter tab on the Upgrade Options dialog box.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. 2009 Command Line Option to Filter Report Output A new PSIDE.EXE command line option has been added enabling you to pass report filter options to PSIDE. “Comparing Source and Target Definitions” Copyright © 2009. moving left to right.EXE on the command line. Oracle and/or its affiliates. For example. Absent/Target. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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