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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prerelease notes are published before a release. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans. 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.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 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. 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.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 847882.1) 2 Copyright © 2009.

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

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

10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.1 IBM z/OS 1. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5. Platform Operating System AIX 6.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.5 IBM Informix 11. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.50 September.9.1 2 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6. JRE Support.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.6. All rights reserved.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7. 1. .2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.1 IBM Informix 9. 9. 11.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.1.

1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.1).1 Internet Explorer 7.5.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.1) Copyright © 2009.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.2. 2.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.4 Browser Firefox 3. Always refer to Doc ID 747587. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .2.1.x.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587. 8 Safari 3.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Main Page (Doc ID 764222. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.1.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.50 September.0. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.0.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2. 3.4.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .5. All rights reserved. 3 . 3.1 Added Verity 6.

Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. If you run DB2 databases.50. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. All rights reserved.8. Otherwise. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support.6x with your PeopleTools installation. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. Note. 2009. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. 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 5.50.50 September. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option.9 or 9.0). Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Data Mover.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. Note. For example. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system.PeopleTools 8. . See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. 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.49 or 8.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8.6x and still be in a supported environment. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. The exact version depends on your operating system. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. and so on. Process Scheduler servers. This includes applications servers. 4 Copyright © 2009. 8. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade.

1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification. AIX.1 on other certified platforms (Windows. All rights reserved. or Solaris). Oracle and/or its affiliates. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. you can install BOE XI 3. PeopleTools 8. 5 .50. Linux.50 Integration with BOE XI 3.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. In the interim. 2009 JRE 1. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.50 release date.4x or JRE 1.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by default. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8.CFG configuration files.50 September. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64.50. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. PSQRYSRV. and so on. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. In PeopleTools 8. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8. the configuration file is PSWINSRV. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. large. medium. developer) has changed. “Using PSADMIN Menus. Copyright © 2009. This applies to any server process. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8.CFG and PSPRCS. However. you can now include custom Java options per server process.50.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN. In previous releases.000. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.CFG. such as PSAPPSRV. 15 . All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. PSAESRV. The default value is 1024 cursors. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured.CFG. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements.50: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 2 8 25 2 Windows Service The name of the configuration file for the Windows service that starts an application server domain on Windows automatically has been changed.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

22 Copyright © 2009. After you have created the consumer groups. All rights reserved. Optimize Database CPU Usage with Oracle Control Groups PeopleTools now provides a way for you to monitor and manage the database resource usage of PeopleTools executables through the features of the Oracle Database Resource Manager. for example. you use the Pt Ora Resource page to map the Oracle consumer groups to the predefined PeopleSoft resource groups. the system automatically imposes the limits that you have defined in the consumer group upon the PeopleTools executables within that resource group. 2009 Release Notes • • FIRST_ROWS Hint Feature No Longer Used. For example. Oracle 11g case-sensitive user IDs.PeopleTools 8. With PeopleTools 8. Pt Ora Resource page After mapping the appropriate PeopleSoft resource group to its corresponding consumer group. the CPU. named PSFT Query. and how the CPU allocates its resources to the PeopleSoft application processes running on the system. PeopleTools delivers a set of predefined PeopleSoft Resource Groups to which one or more PeopleTools executables are assigned. . then you could create a resource plan with a consumer group. This integration between PeopleTools and Oracle database technology enables you to manage and optimize a fundamental system resource. You then manage PeopleSoft Query’s CPU usage by specifying the appropriate parameters when you define the corresponding consumer group. Oracle and/or its affiliates. If you want to limit the amount of CPU resources a long-running query can consume on the database server.50.50 September. PSRUN is assigned to the COBOL resource group and PSQRYSRV is assigned to the QUERY SERVER resource group.

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

“Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Oracle. 2009 Release Notes Integration Broker Application Engine service operation ‘PSAE’ PeopleCode event program name See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. client_info FROM v$session where module ='pside.50. but it is typically accompanied by other user information.pdf Enhanced User ID Monitoring Information Additional monitoring information was included enhancing the availability of PeopleSoft user information in Oracle products like Oracle Audit Vault and Oracle Enterprise Manager. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Oracle. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. PeopleTools has validated the use of Database Vault 9i. Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Oracle. Displaying only the user ID simplifies the retrieval of user information by products like Oracle Audit Vault and Oracle Enterprise Manager to obtain the User ID information from PeopleSoft applications. 10g.” Monitoring PeopleSoft Database Connections Oracle Database Vault Support PeopleSoft databases are now certified to use Oracle Database Vault to increase your information security. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. whereas the CLIENT_INFO column also contains the user ID value.com/technology/deploy/security/databasesecurity/pdf/ds_database_vault_peoplesoft. PeopleSoft user ID information is also stored in the CLIENT_IDENTIFIER column of the V$SESSION table. “Monitoring PeopleSoft Database Connection 24 Copyright © 2009.exe.bng2..BENG- pside. MODULE ------ CLIENT_IDENTIFIER ----------------- CLIENT_INFO ----------------QEDMO.exe'.PeopleTools 8.50 September. Database administrators can also retrieve the information directly from the database with queries similar to the following: SELECT module. The CLIENT_IDENTIFIER column contains only the user ID.” ORACLE DATABASE VAULT Certification With Oracle PeopleSoft Applications http://www. and 11g with PeopleTools PT8. All rights reserved.exe QEDMO PC.oracle. client_identifier. . like machine name for example.pside. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

Copyright © 2009.50. as originally implemented. 25 . the minimum was 255. the use of this hint made the analysis of other reported performance issues difficult. such as SYSADM is represented consistently. All rights reserved. In previous releases. did not provide any clear performance benefits for the Oracle platform. the largest LOB that could be stored was 2 MB. So. the OracleDisableFirstRowsHint parameter has been removed from the application server configuration file (PSAPPSRV. Microsoft SQL Server 2008. In addition to allowing larger amounts of data in a single database field. when running the installation. wherever it needs to be supplied in the configuration tools and scripts as well as on any signon screen. this new limit allows much larger file attachments to be stored in the database without having to be divided into separate chunks. Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements This section discusses these Microsoft SQL Server enhancements: • • Access ID. In previous releases. In addition. there is no longer a need to enable or disable the use of this feature. The Oracle implementation of FIRST_ROWS hint works differently than on other RDBMS platforms. 2009 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit Beginning with PeopleTools 8. Access ID On PeopleTools 8. system administrators need to make sure the database user ID. Oracle and/or its affiliates.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. The original intent of adding the hint was to provide a performance benefit. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and the PeopleSoft application usage of the FIRST_ROWS hint feature. 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. In PeopleTools 8. Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs With Oracle 11gR1 the database user ID is case-sensitive.50.50 the SQL Server login utilized as an ACCESSID does not require being a member of the SQL Server “sysadmin” server role.CFG). the LOB size limit for the Oracle database has increased to 50 MB.50 September. Going forward.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

” Enabling the Required Elements on the Monitored System PPM Console Display and Security In previous releases. “Setting Up the Performance Monitor. reboot the web server. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Enter a password in the Password text box. the Save button has been removed from the bottom of the page. Because the Save and Ping PPM button saves the entered URL.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Performance Monitor. you enabled the PPM Console for display using the PPMConsole web property in the web profile. 2009 Specify Monitor page Note. and then any administrator requiring access to the PPM Console will need to enter the password.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. you can now configure password security for accessing the PPM Console. PPMConsole Settings group box on the Global Administration page Copyright © 2009.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You now enable the PPM Console for display. 31 . by selecting Enable PPMconsole in the PPMConsole Settings group box on the Global Administration page. In addition.

The Receive Timeout setting appears in the Web Server Jolt Settings group box on the Security tab for web profiles. “Administering the Performance Monitor. For example. and enter the desired location. Authentication timeout setting. by default.50 September. All rights reserved. URL Properties page.” 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. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. If you elect to specify a custom log directory. keep the following length restrictions in mind. if your domain name is 'PSFT'. such as the ICQuery service timeout setting. Tuxedo Log Directory Character Limit The log directory contains log files the system generates for a domain. When entering custom log directory locations. such as Tuxedo logs (TUXLOG) and APPSRV logs.CFG file. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. then the logs directory would be in PS_CFG_HOME\PSFT\logs.PeopleTools 8. uncomment the Log Directory setting in the domain's PSAPPSRV. Domain Type Application Server Process Scheduler Server Search Server 60 70 80 Log Directory Character Limit Timeout Settings The default value for the Receive Timeout setting has increased from 600 seconds to 1300 seconds to compensate for longer running service timeout values. The default log directory for a domain is %PS_SERVDIR\logs. 32 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Performance Monitor.

50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. PeopleTools Release 8.49 8. The above IPV6 compatibility applies to Jolt only. In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. click here. Oracle and/or its affiliates. For PeopleTools 8.50. specified in the psserver property in the configuration. failover servers appeared within angled brackets.50. [ ].properties file.50 Jolt Failover String psserver=<host>:<port>#wt[failover servers] psserver=<host>:<port>#wt{failover servers} Note.50.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. 33 . Jolt session pooling was set per servlet in the web. Jolt Session Pooling In previous releases. Copyright © 2009. A new property has been added to the configuration. All rights reserved. you set Jolt session pooling at the site level in the configuration. In previous releases. { }.properties file.properties file: joltPooling=true See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Web Server Timeouts Jolt This section describes changes made to Oracle Jolt. “Appendix: PeopleSoft Timeout Settings. If you enable the signon trace link to appear on the signon page using the Show Trace Link at Signon web profile property.xml file. including: • • Jolt Failover String Jolt Session Pooling Jolt Failover String The syntax of the Jolt failover string. to be compatible with both IPV4 and IPV6 specifications.” Working with Jolt Configuration Options. the failover servers appear within curly brackets. the link now appears as: Set Trace Flags In previous releases it read: To set trace flags. has changed slightly in PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Configuring Jolt Session Pooling Signon Trace Link The wording of the signon trace link has changed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. and appears on search pages and in prompt dialog boxes. the system searches in the background and matches entries in the record to the text you enter. Type ahead is configurable through User Personalizations. this page appears showing the primary key: Type Ahead Prompt Fields now include a type ahead text. 41 . As you type. 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.50 September. Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

51 . Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1 related content services include: • • Related Discussion service – Providing threaded discussions that groups can use to discuss topics of interest. blogs. "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. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information. 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. 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 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features. 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. discussions.50 September. See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information. providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information. All rights reserved. Because some components can render themselves differently based on the column width.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology. When a homepage has a 2 column layout. pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property. The pagelet is a PIA component.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. "Working with Related Content Services" PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. To move a homepage pagelet. You select the Force page refresh property for the pagelet. 2009 application upgrades or customizations. 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. or collaborative workspaces. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. The homepage layout is 2–column.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IntBroker class. MapUserSortRowToBufRow method. All rights reserved. GetAEAttributeValue method. Rowset class. IsUserSorted method. Rowset class. GetAttributeName method. Query class. Query class. GetNumberofAEAttributes method. GetLastUserSortedRow method. GetNumberOfAttributes method. IBInfo class. Rowset class. IBInfo class. GetFirstUserSortedRow method. . Query class. GetImageFormat method. RunToString method. IBInfo class. GetTransactionIDforAE method. Close method. MCFMailUtil class. Query class. IBInfo class. Rowset class. GetIBTransactionIDforAE method. DeleteAEAttribute method. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • IBInfo class. ParseRichTextHtml method. IntBroker class. IBInfo class. Query class. Rowset class. IBInfo class. IBInfo class. MCFMailUtil class. RunToTemplate method. 60 Copyright © 2009. CopyPrivateQuery method. SetTrackingURL method. SwitchAsyncEventUserContext method. AddTrackingURL method. Oracle and/or its affiliates. DeleteAttribute method. FormatBinaryResultString method. IBInfo class. ClearAttributes method. IsDomainNameValid method. MapBufRowToUserSortRow method. ReportDefn class. InsertAEResponseAttributes method. Query class. QueryField class. Query class. IBInfo class. GetImageFormat method.PeopleTools 8.50 September. GetAttributeValue method. QueryDBRecordField class. GetTreePromptCount method. IBInfo class. GetAEAttributeName method.

HoverText property. the following new properties have been added to the PeopleCode API: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • AnalyticGrid class. Gantt class. TerminateLines property. The new classes are listed in these release notes. IBInfo class.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Gantt class. PeopleCode API. IBInfo class. WSA_To property. WSA_FaultTo property. InteractiveMove property. File class. 61 . Field class.50. SummaryText property. The preceding list does not include the methods that are new due to the addition of a new class in the PeopleCode API. MCFMailUtil class. Note. The 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Field class. "Development Tools Enhancements. InteractiveStart property. IBInfo class. GetActualRemoteNodes method. FuturePublicationDateTime property. All rights reserved. Chart class. File class.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new method. Grid class. SummaryText property. Gantt class." PeopleCode. RevertToPre850 property. IsRichTextEnabled property.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference New Properties In PeopleTools 8. InteractiveEnd property. InteractiveProgress property.50.50 September. CompressionOverride property. MouseOverMsgSet property. XmlDoc class. GenXmlFile method. badaddresses property. Field class. Field class. MouseOverMsgNum property. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Gantt class. IBInfo class. RevertToPre850 property. 2009 • • Session class. WSA_Action property. IBInfo class. Gantt class. Copyright © 2009. ZeroExtend property. New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

SMTPSession class. 62 Copyright © 2009. MCFOutboundEmail class. TransformData class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Built-in Functions In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new property. BackupSSLPort property. New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. BackupSMTPSSLPort property. SSLClientCertAlias property. SMTPUseSSL property. SMTPSession class. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. SSLPort property. MoreRowsAvailable property. SMTPSession class. The 8. the following built-in functions have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • GetRowsetCache now takes an optional language parameter. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MCFMailUtil class. The 8. The new classes are listed in these release notes. ProcessInstance property. "Development Tools Enhancements. BackupSSLClientCertAlias property. . PeopleCode API. MCFOutboundEmail class. OutputUnicode property. SMTPSSLPort property. MCFOutboundEmail class. BackupSMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. SMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. ReportDefn class. SMTPSession class. MCFOutboundEmail class.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified built-in function. MCFOutboundEmail class.50. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. RoutingDefnNameproperty. imagesLocation property. BackupSMTPUseSSL property. SMTPSession class.50.PeopleTools 8. BackupUseSSL property. UseSSL property. Note. 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. RejectTransform property. Query class. Query class." PeopleCode. TransformData class. MCFOutboundEmail class.

the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property.50. SetEmailOption method. 5. “Java Class. Therefore. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The 8. and SetOutputOption method. 2.50. In PeopleTools 8. Save method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. ValidateAddress method.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. rather than a single email address. This method now validates a comma. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published. Publish method. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. SetItemFolder method. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. The 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).50. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. 1. 3. • ReportDefn class. • RowsetCache class.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009.50 September. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter. Size property. This method now takes an optional language parameter. 63 . "". 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleSoft Language Code UKE See Also

Description UK English

Corresponding ISO Locales en_GB

Database Character Set Unicode or non-Unicode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • Process Scheduler XML Publisher Query Access Service Connected Query Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager Analytic Calculation Engine Tree Optimization Framework PS/nVision Query Process Scheduler This section discusses the enhancements and changes for Process Scheduler. 71 . All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. including: • • • • • • • • • • Increase Process Instance and Report IDs Viewing Limitations Report Distribution By Role Retention Days Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Renaming Database in Process Request Data Tables New Process Category LOADCACHE Runtime Parameters Reporting Console Process Scheduler Web Service Copyright © 2009.50 September.

2009 Release Notes Increase Process Instance and Report IDs The Content ID fields (CONTENTID field) have increased to 12 integer positions (999999999999). Users can define the default process (report) output retention days at the following definition levels: • • • Process Type Definition Process Definition Job Definition 72 Copyright © 2009. . All rights reserved. you can select a From and To date for viewing.” 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. Using the Date Range filter. the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. Using Process Monitor. If a role is removed from a user profile.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using Report Manager. the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role. These fields include: • • • • • • • CDM_ID CONTENTID PSRF_REPORT_ID REPORT_ID REPORT_INST_VAL REPORT_INSTANCE TRANSFERINSTANCE Process Instance ID Max sequence is increased to 2147483647.50 September. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

you will need to run the script on each database to clean up all report folder entries.” Renaming a Database in Process Request Data Tables Copyright © 2009. they will cause data corruption. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. That is. Pending. Theses scripts should only be run if you want to delete all of the data in the associated tables. Update PSPRCSRQST table with the new database name. Purges all report entries registered for a report folder. if there are processes Queued. Report Manger tables and report entries.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance. Note: This script only deletes the report entries on the database where it is run.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.” Understanding the Purge Process Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Data Mover Scripts are available to delete the entries in Process Request tables. 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. bring down all Process Scheduler servers and run the Application Engine program MGRPRCSTBL This Application Engine program will: • • Update PSPRCSPARMS table with the new database name. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance” 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. After copying your database or renaming a database. If you have multiple databases that populate the report folder. The scripts are located in $PS_HOME/scripts. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Script PSCSCLR. or On Hold.DMS RPTCLR.DMS PSRFCLR. 2009 • Schedule JobSet Definition Users can overwrite the process output retention days at schedule time. when they schedule a process request using PeopleCode ProcessRequest Class or a Component Interface. Purges all entries in the Report Manager tables. 73 .DMS Description Purges all entries in the Process Request tables. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12.exe The local directory of crw32. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. “Working with Multiple Languages. For example. HKEY_CURRENT_USER. 81 . Note. Crystal Reports execution environments. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12.50.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. Crystal Reports concepts.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases.50 September. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment. you need to upgrade.1 upgrade.0\win32_x86. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.50. “Using Crystal Reports 2008.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Local directory of crw32. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade.1 is supported. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.exe.

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

Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8. 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query.” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix.50 September.50 and BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use PeopleTools 8.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9.50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.50: PT 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment. 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 8.1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009. Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine. 83 . which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment. and then you design report layouts in the Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer application referencing the fields defined in the queries that you created. Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer.1. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. This table summarizes the two alternative report execution technology options: Alternative 1 Crystal Report 2008 Engine (Embedded in PeopleTools Windows Application Server) PeopleTools OpenQuery PS/Query execution environment PeopleSoft database See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Linux. • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8.

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

Essbase Cube Buider. All rights reserved. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor.1.1 is supported.50 September. A new folder for Essbase Cube Builder has been added under PeopleTools Cube Builder with the following components: Component Connections Dimensions Outlines Utilities Create Cube Dynamic Dimension Templates Cube Dimension Builder Setup Description Add and maintain Essbase connectivity parameters. Note.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and a wider set of member and dimension properties.1. Copyright © 2009. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine.50.1. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. Oracle and/or its affiliates. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. Run the cube creation batch process.1.1 Upgrade.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines.1. including Essbase. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions.1.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11.1 API. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11.1. you need to upgrade. 85 . including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Add and maintain Essbase outlines. Aggregate Storage. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures.1. Essbase Cube Builder Essbase Cube Builder is an ETL (extract-transform and load) application which enables you to use PeopleSoft Query and PeopleSoft Trees to build Essbase applications and OLAP databases. which is used to build Essbase cubes.1. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8.1. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. Delete and rename Essbase objects.

PeopleTools 8. and to set the maximum number of rows to retrieve for static queries: Dimensions Dimensions are equivalent to fields in a relational database. 2009 Release Notes Connection The first step in creating Essbase cubes is to use the Connections page to create connectivity information: Cube Dimension Builder Setup Use the Cube Dimension Builder Setup page to set values for the number of members to display at a time for dynamic queries. All rights reserved.50 September. Dimensions are subdivided into categories called members. In data analysis terms. dimensions can be thought of as criteria that are used to pinpoint a particular piece of data. 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. . Members can be added manually to dimensions.

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

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

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

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

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

Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8. Note. using the Detail Value List page.50. including future EFFDT data.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Building Cube Instances. 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. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7.x are not supported. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8.x and 9. “Building Cubes. 2009 Release Notes Note. .50 September. 92 Copyright © 2009.3. All rights reserved. (Cognos 8.

Note. “Using PeopleSoft Tree Manager.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Tree Manager. This is an example of the PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog: Copyright © 2009. iLog CPLEX 11. 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. Default configuration under %PSHOME%. Restoring query prompts to web version of nVision. Drilling down PS/nVision reports using web services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in). Viewing Detail Values Optimization Framework This section covers enhancements that are made to the PeopleSoft Optimization Framework. 93 . No new functionality in CPLEX 11.0 Upgrade With Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50.50 September. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8." Working with Detail Values. CPLEX 11.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. • Perform comparative reporting based on different effective dates. PS/nVision This section covers changes that are made to the PeopleTools PS/nVision technology. Using this page. including: • • • • • • Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition.0 is supported. Ability to define the types of report requests. Supporting not-in criteria. iLog CPLEX is the mathematical engine that is used by the PeopleTools Optimization Framework. Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria This section covers enhancements of the effective-date.0 will be included. Oracle and/or its affiliates. existing functionality that we use works as with CPLEX 10 versions. All rights reserved. Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition enables you to have multiple trees in the layout with different effective dates. you are able to: • Associate effective-date for trees at the time of criteria definition.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

. and tools that no longer ship with PeopleTools or that have been discontinued effective this release.” Encrypting Passwords See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The default value is password. iWay SOAPSwitch Beginning with this release. “Working With Change Packages.50 September. See Enterprise PeopleTools 8. utilities. “Managing Integration Gateways. Its functionality has been replaced with the automated change packaging features.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. which is located in the web server directory structure.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. This password must be encrypted. use the PeopleSoft Integration Broker servicesoriented architecture. Property secureFileKeystorePath Description Enter the full path and file name of the gateway keystore file. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. iWay SOAPswitch no longer ships with PeopleTools.properties file. For integrations with third-party systems. 2009 Release Notes Deprecated Integration Technologies and Utilities This section describes Integration Broker-related technologies. Metadata Backport Utility The Metadata Backport Utility is no longer delivered with PeopleTools. The “Using the ERP Connectors” chapter in PeopleBooks has been removed. All rights reserved.” Working With Change Package Automation Integration Gateways This section describes enhancements related to PeopleSoft Integration Broker integration gateways.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. New Keystore Path and Keystore Password Requirement Beginning with this release you must set the following properties in the integrationGateway. Warning! Integrations will fail if you do not set these properties. The path is <PIA_HOME>\webserv\<DOMAIN>\keystore. Setting SSL Encryption Security Properties secureFileKeystorePasswd 102 Copyright © 2009.” Configuring Security and General Properties. “Managing Integration Gateways. Enter the keystore password.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Using this handler is a good alternative for long-running programs or for service operations that have large amounts of data to process.” IBInfo Class Methods DMS Handler Renamed The DMS handler has been renamed to the bulk load handler. These methods are: • • • • • • • • AddAEAttribute ClearAEAttributes DeleteAEAttribute GetAEAttributeName GetAEAttributeValue GetNumberofAEAttributes GetTransactionIDforAE InsertAEResponseAttributes See the PeopleCode API Reference PeopleBook for more information about these methods. In earlier releases. 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. along with new functionality introduced in PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. the bulk load handlers were able to process rowset-based messages only. 2009 You can use the new Application Engine handler implementation method for Notification events.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. The new functionality for the bulk load handler is discussed elsewhere in this section. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Message Class. Bulk Load Handler This section discusses enhancements to the bulk load handler. Copyright © 2009.” Implementing Handlers Using Application Engine Programs Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The bulk load handler features the same functionality as the DMS handler in previous releases. since processing occurs in PeopleSoft Process Scheduler and not in the Integration Broker runtime environment. 115 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50.50 September. This handler schedules an application engine program to run within PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. You can track the process in the Service Operation Monitor by viewing the subscription contract.

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

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

to the integration partner (the lighter cylinder on the right).50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. To detect and delete any duplicate routings in the database outside the project copy process. and so on. It also enables you to view and activate metadata that might be inactive for integration. click the Out Reg Transform link. To view transformation details. handler. 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.” Understanding Data Dependencies and Relationships for Copying Data Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Copying and Migrating Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases. service operation. the routing definition in the project being copied overwrites the routing definition in the database. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Duplicate Routings Overwritten During Project Copy If the system detects a duplicate routing definition during the project copy process. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” 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. . such as a routing definition. This particular routing definition has a transformation.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Routing Definitions. 118 Copyright © 2009.50 September. as denoted by the XML icons. The arrows show the flow of the service operation from PeopleSoft Integration Broker (the darker cylinder on the left) through the integration gateway (the vertical dashed line).PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. run the duplicate routings check. All rights reserved.

as denoted by the display of the Integration Not Active link at the top of the right side of the page. 119 . This routing definition contains integration metadata that is not active. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2009.50 September. The following example shows the Integration Status page that appears when you click the Integration Not Active link: Inactive metadata for the QE_PO_SYNC routing definition The Integration Status page lists the issues that prevent the routing definition from being active. the arrows show the flow of the service operation from PeopleSoft Integration Broker. and to the integration partner. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 The following example shows a routing definition in graphical format for a synchronous service operation: The routing definition for QE_PO_SYNC in graphical format Again. through the integration gateway. Click the link to view items that are not active for the integration.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 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. The application server log now displays messages and information for the following situations: • • • • No routing at source node. resources. No node password found on source node.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 127 . You can use PeopleSoft Integration Broker to provide services to Oracle ESB. All rights reserved.” 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. No routing on target node User invoking a service operation has different permissions than specified on the service operation on the source node.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Tracing and Debugging This section describes logging. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. and debugging enhancements related to PeopleSoft Integration Broker. and applications in the Oracle portfolio. “Integrating with Oracle ESB-Based Services” Integration Broker Logging. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009. 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. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can require that inbound service operations are transmitted using WS-Security options. or a combination of these options. as well as to consume services from Oracle ESB.” Implementing Web Services Security. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. SSL encryption.50 September. Using the information in the log file when compared with the expected service operation metadata. tracing. Beginning with this release PeopleTools is certified for integrating with Oracle ESB-based services. you can better determine the aspects of the integration that need to be changed or modified to perform the integration.

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

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

PeopleTools 8. The Master/Slave Load Balance page features a Master Processing Status dropdown list box where you set the processing status for the master domain. all pub/sub process handlers recycle at once. You use the Serial Recycle parameter in the psappsrv. 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. 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.” 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. or so it can run other processes. You use the Percentage of Memory Growth parameter in the psappsrv. . “Tuning Messaging System Performance.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. By default the serial recycling of pub/sub process handlers is enabled. “Tuning Messaging System Performance.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.cfg file to specify that the system recycle pub/sub process handlers when memory has grown by a percent value that you specify. By default the Percentage of Memory Growth parameter is disabled. Configuring deferred master processing enables you to free processing resources on the master domain machine due to hardware or processing power limitations. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. The system checks to see if the percentage criterion is met after processing a specified number of requests. Message System Performance Statistics The messaging system performance statistics pages in the Service Operations Monitor have been redesigned for this release. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” 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 enable and disable this feature. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Implementing Deferred Master Domain Processing PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to defer request processing on master domain to slave domains that are available for processing. which can cause throughput to come to a standstill. 130 Copyright © 2009.

131 . The following graphic shows a sample of statistics that display for outbound synchronous transactions in the messaging system. For example.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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. the following example shows the statistics that display if you click the link under the Gateway icon: Copyright © 2009.

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

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

50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. and non-Unicode. 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. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 September. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8. “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. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file. 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. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 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. 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. All rights reserved. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. . “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009. 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. UTF-16. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.536 1. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. 140 Copyright © 2009. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8. headers and strings.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xls ExcelToCI.xls ExcelToCI2007.048. “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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.576 1. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65. . Translated elements include labels.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. All rights reserved. 385 1.536 1. The follow table lists the template to use based on your version of Microsoft Excel: Microsoft Excel Version Microsoft Excel 2000 Microsoft Excel 2003 Microsoft Excel 2007 Template ExcelToCI.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xlsm PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel Location Note that users for Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 use the same template.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. copy it manually there as well in order to preserve the structure. is created on the application server in the <PS_CFG_HOME> directory. two log files are created—one that logs the activity of ExcelToCI. Excel to CI templates can load component interface definitions containing up to 502 properties. If it was not.xls is created in the temp directory on the workstation running the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Log files are written for each chunk of data that is sent to the database. SOAPTOCI<unique_number>.xls and the other that logs the SOAPTOCI Web Library. These templates have hidden rows which are clones of the visible rows.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. With the expanded column capacity of Microsoft Excel 2007. 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.log. The number of columns in Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 worksheets cannot exceed 254.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. If you insert a child row on the visible row of the wrapped template. The log for ExcelToCI.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. the new parent-child rows should maintain the same hierarchical order as the original parentchild rows. by splitting the metadata for the component interface properties that exceed the 254-column limit. metadata wrapping does not occur. or wrapped. Copyright © 2009. The template will appear split in two sections. This file contains both the SOAP request and the SOAP response. When using the Insert New Child toolbar action on template rows which have child rows. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The log for the Web Library. 141 .” Template Wrapping Viewing Log Files If you select the check box to create log files when building a template or submitting to the database.50 September. “Creating Templates. verify that it also was duplicated in the hidden section above the wrapped portion.” Template Wrapping Inserting Child Rows in Wrapped Templates The information in this section pertains to users using Microsoft Excel 2000 or Microsoft Excel 2003. Caution must be taken when inserting child rows in a wrapped template. “Creating Templates.

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

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

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

Copyright © 2009.50 September. You specify the host information. and up to two Process Scheduler servers. and so on. you can define two Process Scheduler servers (SERVER1 and SERVER2) per Source and Target database. you use the Parameters edit box to specify required parameters. 145 . you must define the Process Scheduler information within the upgrade environment. In the Database Configuration interface. the process type. 2009 Step Properties dialog box With the ProcessScheduler step type. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. including which server will run the process.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. the process name. When running upgrade jobs containing ProcessScheduler step types.

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

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

In PeopleTools 8. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8.48 versions of PeopleTools. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. . MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009.47 and earlier.48. When performing an upgrade or update. “Working with Change Packages. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. All rights reserved.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject.50 September.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8.50. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations.48 and beyond. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside.48 versions of PeopleTools. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. as the following graphic depicts. All rights reserved. The Apply Now page of the wizard now includes a Review and Apply button. eliminating possible surprises. 153 . 2009 Review and Apply Option Added to Apply Change Packages Wizard The Apply Change Packages wizard now enables you to review a Change Assistant job before you apply it. Copyright © 2009.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Review and Apply button on Apply Now page Clicking Review and Apply opens the job template in Change Assistant. This enables you to analyze all the steps and prepare for any manual steps.

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

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

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

2009 PeopleBooks Enhancements With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. refer to the PeopleTools 8. These chapters have been separated into their own PeopleBook focusing on the life cycle management features of Application Designer. use Change Assistant and refer to the Change Assistant PeopleBook for documentation. 157 . For upgrades and updates.50 September. the PeopleSoft Application Designer PeopleBook contained chapters devoted to working with projects. PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide In previous releases. so the Upgrade Assistant PeopleBook is not included with the PeopleTools 8. and upgrading database definitions.50. comparing projects. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle provides a new version of PeopleBooks. Deprecated Documentation Oracle no longer ships documentation for certain products used primarily in previous PeopleTools releases. For Business Interlink documentation.46 Business Interlinks PeopleBook posted on My Oracle Support in the following location: The Upgrade Assistant tool is no longer shipped or supported. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBooks.

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

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