Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

managers will be able to initiate preliminary budget planning and begin putting together a project team to further evaluate specific PeopleSoft products.PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Also note that the prerelease notes do not contain a comprehensive description of all the features and changes that will become parts of the upcoming release. Please note that the final release may not have every feature that is discussed in this document.50. and articulates the expected business benefit. Prerelease notes 3.50 Release Notes Preface This document provides an overview of the value proposition that is associated with the new features and enhancements that are planned for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Our goal is to ensure that you leverage technology to its fullest to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations. Prerelease Notes Prerelease notes provide more functional and technical details than the release value proposition. This preface discusses PeopleSoft release information publications. This added level of detail should enable project teams to answer the following questions: • • What delivered functionality will change? What customizations may be affected? . The release value proposition is published before a release. This document describes how each enhancement functions within the context of the greater business process. With this information. The release notes. and a specific feature may become part of a different application or have a product name that is different from those cited in this document. It is a roadmap that is intended to help you assess the business benefits of PeopleTools 8. Release notes Release Value Proposition The release value proposition provides functional details. 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. Release value proposition 2. 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: 1.50 and to plan your information technology (IT) projects and investments. identifies major enhancements.

you can find additional information on Oracle Technology Network and My Oracle Support. All rights reserved.1) 2 Copyright © 2009. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans. 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. .PeopleTools 8. Prerelease notes are published before a release. Release Notes Release notes are published when the product is made generally available and validate the final scope of the release. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release. Resources include: • • • • • Hardware and Software Requirements guide Installation guides Upgrade guides Oracle Consulting Certification documents See Also PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Documentation Homepage on My Oracle Support (Doc ID 847882. The release notes discuss the features and enhancements that are available with the GA release of each product.50 September.

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

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

JRE Support.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9.1 IBM z/OS 1.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.9. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server.1 2 Copyright © 2009. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.1 IBM Informix 9. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent. All rights reserved. 9. 1.PeopleTools 8.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5. . Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.6. Platform Operating System AIX 6.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7. 1.5 IBM Informix 11. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support. 11.50 September.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.1. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.

x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.2.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587. 3 .1 Added Verity 6.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .0.1).1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.5.1.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.1 Internet Explorer 7.1.0.4.50 September.Main Page (Doc ID 764222. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .5.1) Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release. All rights reserved.2.4 Browser Firefox 3. 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.x. 8 Safari 3. Always refer to Doc ID 747587. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2. 3.

you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. 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 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade.50 September. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. This includes applications servers. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade.6x and still be in a supported environment. and so on. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. Note. If you run DB2 databases. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. 4 Copyright © 2009. Data Mover. 8.0). it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874.49 or 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it.9 or 9.50. 2009. All rights reserved.6x with your PeopleTools installation. . The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. For example. 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. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. Note. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. Otherwise.PeopleTools 8. Process Scheduler servers. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8.50.8. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. The exact version depends on your operating system.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the configuration file is PSWINSRV. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using PSADMIN Menus. and so on.CFG. you can now include custom Java options per server process.50. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. such as PSAPPSRV. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. Copyright © 2009. PSQRYSRV. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8. However. by default. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured. In PeopleTools 8. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements. PSAESRV.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. 15 . developer) has changed. medium.000. In previous releases. In previous releases.CFG configuration files. This applies to any server process. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64.50: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 2 8 25 2 Windows Service The name of the configuration file for the Windows service that starts an application server domain on Windows automatically has been changed.50 September.CFG. The default value is 1024 cursors.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.CFG and PSPRCS.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time.50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. large.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 September. 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. In PeopleTools 8. such as Application Engine. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. which are process using DB2 Connect. Using the features of the DB2 Connect’s sqleseti API (set client information) function. you need to make sure to complete the steps described in your PeopleSoft upgrade instructions. 2009 Release Notes Source Sqlseti (Set Client Information) When Used Used for “distributed” connections.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. and the application server domain associated with a specific connection.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. such as PIA transactions and Process Scheduler servers (running on Windows or UNIX). if you have used the database level auditing feature and you are upgrading from a previous release of PeopleTools.50.50 PeopleBook: Data Management.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Used for “local” connections. Employing Database Level Auditing. Report Distribution Server. PeopleTools previously provided information for tracing the user. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 z/OS” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and so on.50 release. which are processes running under UNIX System Services. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 LUW” Data Mover This section covers Data Mover enhancements. Using DB2 for z/OS Trigger Information Increased Monitoring Information DB2 system administrators can gather increased information associated with specific DB2 connections. However. . including: 28 Copyright © 2009. Process Scheduler servers (running on OS/390). the workstation. RRS DSNRLI SET_CLIENT_ID function If you are new to PeopleTools with the 8. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When you click the “Zoom” icon in a grid or on a long edit box. Because of AJAX. Modal grids and long edit boxes can be moved around over the page for ease of viewing and use.PeopleTools 8.0). the menu cascades to the right. 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. If you click the folder name. instead of refreshing the entire menu pagelet. This is an example of a modal scrollable grid: Menu Navigation There is a new left navigation menu pagelet (Menu 2. You can choose to use the non-AJAX based menu pagelet for ease of use with screen readers. 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. Close the page from the title bar close icon.50 offers floating drop-down menu navigation. All rights reserved. revealing more components that you have access to view. 2009 Release Notes • • Minimize or collapse the page to the title bar. As you mouse over any section of the menu. when you click the expand/collapse icons in the new menu pagelet. Floating Drop-Down Navigation PeopleTools 8.50 September. the system redraws only the appropriate hierarchy for the selected link or folder. Advantages of the new floating navigation are: 38 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the entire structure is refreshed. Note. .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. All rights reserved. 47 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. In scrollable grid layout.

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

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

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

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. providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information. blogs. pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See “Pagelet Search” Pagelet Drag and Drop Users can now dynamically drag and drop pagelets on their homepage without going to the Personalize page. You select the Force page refresh property for the pagelet. 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. "Working with Related Content Services" PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information. The homepage layout is 2–column. To move a homepage pagelet. 2009 application upgrades or customizations. or collaborative workspaces. discussions.1 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features. "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 Tags service – Allowing you to characterize or bookmark transactional or business objects with terminology of your choosing. When a homepage has a 2 column layout. 51 . • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Copyright © 2009.1 related content services include: • • Related Discussion service – Providing threaded discussions that groups can use to discuss topics of interest.50 September. All rights reserved. Because some components can render themselves differently based on the column width. click the pagelet title and drag the pagelet to the desired location. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. The pagelet is a PIA component. See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information.

the web service can expose the key structure information when appended to the URL as a query string.PeopleTools 8. an Oracle BI Presentation service plug-in and part of Oracle BI Web Component.50 September. When the user enters the search string and clicks on the search button on a pagelet for which the search has been enabled. a search field appears in the pagelet. In addition. The results also include a link to the result and a brief description. format. OBIEE to PeopleSoft URL Integration Developers and OBIEE administrators can enable navigation from OBIEE Answers or Dashboards to the PeopleSoft transaction page without hard coding the PeopleSoft URL during OBIEE setup and configuration. which uses the portal registry index to perform the search. such as location within the pagelet. Including the key information enables the system to identify a specific transaction row within a PeopleSoft table. a pop up window appears and the search results are displayed. PeopleTools exposes a component API as a standard Web Service that can be consumed by OBIEE at design time. The OBIEE server provides the HTML markup to be displayed in its entirety in the PeopleSoft user interface. Pagelet Help Pagelet Wizard enables you to associate help information for each pagelet. when the user clicks on the action links for a given row of data (DeptID = 10000 and SetID = SHARE) the bind parameters of the PeopleSoft Component URL are mapped to their actual runtime values. PeopleTools includes the Analytics servlet. All rights reserved. During pagelet design. the user enters a help document URL in the Help URL field. You are able to use this sample search class to test the pagelet search functionality for any pagelet. you configure the search application class. 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. The pagelet search uses PeopleCode Application Classes to define the scope. and other attributes of the search properties of the pagelet. At the beginning of pagelet design. At runtime. PeopleTools provides a sample search application class. This URL should point to the help document or the section of the help document directly. The value of this content reference attribute is the help URL entered by the user. The user is then directly navigated to the PeopleSoft Department component. OBIEE Report Integration PeopleTools enables you to integrate OBIEE reports with PeopleSoft applications. . When the pagelet is published as a homepage pagelet. To enable OBIEE report integration. a PTPPB_PAGELET_HELP_LINK content reference attribute is added to the homepage pagelet content reference definition corresponding to the pagelet. and results of the search. which displays transaction details specific to the row of data in the OBIEE Answers of Dashboards. After successfully defining and embedding the action links to specific PeopleSoft table columns (DeptID and SETID). 2009 Release Notes Pagelet Search Pagelet Wizard enables you to embed a search field within homepage and embeddable pagelets. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 52 Copyright © 2009.

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

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

The meta-SQL function %DatabaseRelease evaluates to the current database release version. • • • Organization charts Rating box charts Interactive Gantt charts Copyright © 2009.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You will get an error if you use the functions in any other type of SQL. • • • The new %Cast meta-SQL function converts PeopleSoft date.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. %UuidGen generates a globally unique 36-character string and %UuidGenBase64 function generates a globally unique 24-character base64 string. 55 . datetime.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. You can use the meta-SQL functions %UuidGen and %UuidGenBase64 in a SQL Insert or Update statement to generate a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). “Charting Classes” File Processing The ftpunx script is deprecated as of PeopleTools 8. “Meta-SQL” Charting This section covers new charting features. The %GETPROGTEXT meta-SQL function will return the full text of an Application Engine PeopleCode program.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. If you have made customizations to this script and need to continue to use these customizations in PeopleTools 8. %UuidGen and %UuidGenBase64 can only be used in Insert or Update statements. All rights reserved.dms. run PS_HOME\scripts\PT_FILEATTACH850.50 September. Meta-SQL This section covers general updates made to meta-SQL. and time data types to character values. • • The %ResolveMetaSQL meta-SQL function can be used in PeopleCode to return the resolved SQL from meta-SQL construct as a text string. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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. TimeStampFieldName1 property of the Record class. IsMobile property of the ContentReference class. functions. 64 Copyright © 2009.50 September. the documentation for these items remains in the PeopleBooks for backward compatibility only. All rights reserved. PeerDefaultAttributes class. the PeopleCode classes. However. GetContentBody method of the Request class. SystemIDFieldName1 property of the Record class. IsMobile property of the ContentReference link. ListViewAttrs class. PropertyAttrs class. 2009 Release Notes Deprecated Products The following products have been deprecated: • • PeopleSoft Business Interlinks PeopleSoft Mobile Agent Consequently. properties. CI collection. methods. and system variables associated with these products have also been deprecated. IsMobile property of the Folder class. PropertyInfo collection. 1 This property was previously misidentified as a property of the Field class. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . SyncServer 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. Data collection. BIDocs class.PeopleTools 8.

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

methods. All methods and properties of the FOUtility class. All methods and properties of the RTFProcessor class.50 September. The methods and properties of each of these classes have been reorganized so that each class describes all methods and properties that apply.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported Corrected Information Previous versions of the PeopleCode API Reference included incomplete or incorrect information. the following significant corrections have been incorporated: • • • Chart class and Gantt class TransformData class Corrected properties Chart Class and Gantt 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. and provides equivalents if available.50 version of the PeopleCode API Reference. and properties. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. “TransformData Class” 66 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. The PeopleCode API Reference now includes a chapter providing an overview of the TransformData class and its properties. All rights reserved.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . The PeopleBook contains a detailed list of the affected classes. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • All methods of the QueryDS class. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Charting Classes” TransformData Class In previous versions. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. All methods and properties of the PDFMapTool class. All methods and properties of the FOProcessor class. a chapter on the TransformData class was missing from the book. All methods and properties of the FormProcessor class. All methods and properties of the EFTPRocessor class.

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

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Release Notes

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

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

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

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PeopleSoft Language Code UKE See Also

Description UK English

Corresponding ISO Locales en_GB

Database Character Set Unicode or non-Unicode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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including: • • • • • • • • • • 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. 71 . including: • • • • • • • • • • • • Process Scheduler XML Publisher Query Access Service Connected Query Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager Analytic Calculation Engine Tree Optimization Framework PS/nVision Query Process Scheduler This section discusses the enhancements and changes for Process Scheduler. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools.

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

Purges all entries in the Report Manager tables.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. If you have multiple databases that populate the report folder.DMS RPTCLR. when they schedule a process request using PeopleCode ProcessRequest Class or a Component Interface. After copying your database or renaming a database. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance. or On Hold.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Renaming a Database in Process Request Data Tables Copyright © 2009.DMS Description Purges all entries in the Process Request tables. 2009 • Schedule JobSet Definition Users can overwrite the process output retention days at schedule time. That is. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Theses scripts should only be run if you want to delete all of the data in the associated tables. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance.DMS PSRFCLR. Report Manger tables and report entries. Pending.” Understanding the Purge Process Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Data Mover Scripts are available to delete the entries in Process Request tables. Purges all report entries registered for a report folder.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 73 . you will need to run the script on each database to clean up all report folder entries.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. they will cause data corruption. Script PSCSCLR. 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. These processes will be listed in the SYSAUDIT in section (PRCSSCHED-18) Queued processes in PSPRCSPARMS and PSPRCSRQST which contain DBNAME different than current database name. Update PSPRCSRQST table with the new database name. “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. The scripts are located in $PS_HOME/scripts. Note: This script only deletes the report entries on the database where it is run. if there are processes Queued.

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. organize reports and share reports. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This page also defines what security to enforce and what parameters will be displayed when the process is initiated from the Reporting Console. . schedule a report. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The runtime parameter page is used to determine if the process or job can be run from the Reporting Console. This is an example of the Runtime Parameters page for a process definition: Runtime Parameters page The Enable Generic Prompting check box indicates this process can be run from the reporting console. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. This is an example of the Reporting Console: 74 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. 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. All rights reserved.” Defining Process Categories Runtime Parameters New runtime parameter pages have been added to process definitions and job definitions. From the Reporting Console users can run a report.50 September. “Defining Process Definitions” Reporting Console The Reporting Console provides a single interface for a user to manage and schedule reports. 2009 Release Notes New Process Category LOADCACHE A new process category has been added LOADCACHE.

50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 75 . 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. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

Local directory of crw32. Note.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. 81 . The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment. Crystal Reports concepts. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. All rights reserved. “Working with Multiple Languages. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.1 is supported.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.0\win32_x86. you need to upgrade. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 upgrade. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues. Crystal Reports execution environments. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.exe.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases.50. HKEY_CURRENT_USER. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12. For example.50.exe The local directory of crw32.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages.

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

• BusinessObjects Enterprise XI. Linux. and then you design report layouts in the Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer application referencing the fields defined in the queries that you created.50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8. 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. You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009. Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer. Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8. orWindows) PeopleSoft Query Access Services (QAS)Web Services PS/Query Execution Environment PeopleSoft Database Crystal Reports Execution Environments This table lists the different scenarios that you may have in PeopleTools 8.50 and BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use PeopleTools 8. 83 . 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query.50: PT 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. All rights reserved.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8.1.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix. Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment.1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools. Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine.50 September. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.

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

1. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. you need to upgrade. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. Run the cube creation batch process. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. 85 . as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11.1.1 Upgrade. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface.1. Essbase Cube Buider.1. Aggregate Storage.1.1 API. 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. Delete and rename Essbase objects. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11.1.50 September.1. Copyright © 2009. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions.1.1 is supported. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. Essbase Cube Builder Essbase Cube Builder is an ETL (extract-transform and load) application which enables you to use PeopleSoft Query and PeopleSoft Trees to build Essbase applications and OLAP databases.1.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Note. All rights reserved. which is used to build Essbase cubes. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Add and maintain Essbase outlines.1.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. including Essbase. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates.1.50.

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

The columns displayed are from the select statement of the query. 2009 Page Dimension Member Formula Find Tree Select Top Node Find Query Select a Column Generation Names Usage Create or update Essbase dimensions. Select an existing query that is defined in the system. Copyright © 2009.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Enter formula information for a dimension member. 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. 87 . Select an existing node of a highlighted tree. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Enter the generation names for Essbase dimension. Select an existing column of a highlighted query. and then defining the data queries that will be used to populate the cube. All rights reserved.

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

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

a new Open Cube in Smart View link is available on the Process Details page that enables you to view the created cube (data and metadata) in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. 2009 Release Notes Integrating with Oracle Smart View When an Essbase cube is built successfully.50 September. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

including future EFFDT data. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT.50. 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. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8.50 September. Note. using the Detail Value List page. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected.x and 9. All rights reserved. (Cognos 8.x are not supported. “Building Cubes. 2009 Release Notes Note. Oracle and/or its affiliates.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7. .3.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager.” Building Cube Instances. 92 Copyright © 2009.

No new functionality in CPLEX 11.50 September. Supporting not-in criteria.50.0 is supported." Working with Detail Values. Restoring query prompts to web version of nVision.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Drilling down PS/nVision reports using web services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in). iLog CPLEX 11. including: • • • • • • Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition. iLog CPLEX is the mathematical engine that is used by the PeopleTools Optimization Framework. Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition enables you to have multiple trees in the layout with different effective dates. CPLEX 11. Note. Default configuration under %PSHOME%. All rights reserved. This is an example of the PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog: Copyright © 2009. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Ability to define the types of report requests. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria This section covers enhancements of the effective-date. you are able to: • Associate effective-date for trees at the time of criteria definition. Viewing Detail Values Optimization Framework This section covers enhancements that are made to the PeopleSoft Optimization Framework. PS/nVision This section covers changes that are made to the PeopleTools PS/nVision technology.0 Upgrade With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. existing functionality that we use works as with CPLEX 10 versions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Tree Manager. 93 . Using this page.0 will be included. including: Criteria Definition The PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog in nVision client is enhanced to include an As of Date field along with the tree name. “Using PeopleSoft Tree Manager. • Perform comparative reporting based on different effective dates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Content in this book includes documentation for administering integration gateways.com Copyright © 2009.50 September. managing listening and target connectors. This information is maintained on the MyOracle Support website in the product certification area. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases” Technologies. PeopleSoft Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities. 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. 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. and Products Supported by PeopleSoft Integration Broker The “Technologies. 2009 Integration Broker PeopleBooks This section describes organizational enhancements and changes for PeopleSoft Integration Broker and related PeopleBooks for PeopleTools 8. adding and configuring nodes.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. and third-party products and versions supported. and so on.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. specifications.oracle. See Also www. 101 . Specification. setting up secure integration environments. • • 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. and Products Supported by PeopleSoft Integration Broker” appendix has been removed from the PeopleSoft Integration Broker PeopleBook. The content from the appendix has been merged into the new “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases” chapter. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Specifications.50 the documentation for PeopleSoft Integration Broker has been reorganized into several books. All rights reserved. (Renamed) This book was previously named Integration Testing Tools and Utilities.50 Integration Broker PeopleBook Enhancements For PeopleTools 8.

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8.WSA_To.WSA_Action. “Managing Integration Gateways. The integration gateway will add these values to the SOAP headers accordingly. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Setting the Namespace for Generic SOAP Faults The system generates generic SOAP faults for framework-level errors.IBInfo. The WS-Addressing destination is defined as a string. a message ID (the WSA_MessageID property) must also be defined.GenericFaultNamespace See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Use this property to specify the Web Services Addressing (WS-Addressing) action for the message. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Use this property to specify the WS-Addressing fault end point for the message.WSA_FaultTo. &MSG. • &MSG. These values will be part of the MIME header section sent to the integration gateway.IBInfo.” Setting the Namespace for Generic SOAP Faults Masking Elements in Integration Gateway Log Files You can mask. The WS-Addressing action is defined as a string. 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. or hide. For inbound requests. “Managing Integration Gateways. elements that appear in the integration gateway log files.htm). such as when it cannot find a routing for an integration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Use this property to specify the WS-Addressing destination for the message.IBInfo. To specify the namespace to use for generic SOAP faults. If this property is not null.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.properties file equal to the namespace to use: ig.50 September. The WS-Addressing fault end point is defined as a string.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.htm) and error log file (ErrorLog. set the following property in the integrationGatway. All rights reserved. thereby prohibiting sensitive information from displaying in the generated message log file (MsgLog.” Masking Gateway Log File Elements WS-Addressing The following PeopleCode properties have been added to the IBInfo PeopleCode object: • &MSG.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Averages and Analysis page for outbound synchronous transactions. For example. the following example shows the statistics that display if you click the link under the Gateway icon: Copyright © 2009. The following graphic shows a sample of statistics that display for outbound synchronous transactions in the messaging system. All rights reserved. The Averages and Analysis page for outbound asynchronous transactions You can click any of the links to view more detailed statistics in bar chart format. 131 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September.

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

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

50 September.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The user-interface for building and populating rowset-based messages from within these utilities is identical to that used in the Messages component for creating and modifying rowset-based messages. and non-Unicode. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This field appears in the following utilities: • • • Handler Tester Utility Service Operation Tester Utility Schema Tester Utility When uploading an XML file for use with one of these utilities. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes Canceling Future-Dated Publications in Hold Status You can now cancel future-dated publciations that are in Hold status in the Service Operations Monitor. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. UTF-16. “Resubmitting and Canceling Service Operations for Processing” Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities This section describes enhancement to PeopleSoft Integration Broker testing tools and utilities. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “Using the Schema Tester Utility” Populating Rowset-Based Message Parts in Container Messages The Handler Tester Utility and the new Service Operation Tester Utility feature a Container Message Builder page which enables you to build and populate rowset-based messages within container messages.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. All rights reserved. . 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.

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

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

137 . After you generate a SOAP message you can test the service operation by invoking it using the SOAP Tester page (IB_SOAPTESTER). See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Testing Utilities and Tools. All rights reserved. In addition to using this page to invoke a service operation.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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Using the Generate SOAP Template Utility” Copyright © 2009. you can also view any response associated with the service operation.

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. headers and strings.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI.576 1.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. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. “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. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 385 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.xls ExcelToCI2007.50 September.048.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros. 140 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.536 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Translated elements include labels.xls ExcelToCI. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65. You can download this software from the Microsoft website.536 1. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

. this manual process has been automated. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009.48 versions of PeopleTools. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. Oracle and/or its affiliates. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8. 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. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model.48 and beyond.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject.50 September.PeopleTools 8. In PeopleTools 8. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually.47 and earlier. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.50.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. “Working with Change Packages. When performing an upgrade or update. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package.48 versions of PeopleTools. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects.48.

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

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

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

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

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. These chapters have been separated into their own PeopleBook focusing on the life cycle management features of Application Designer. All rights reserved. PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide In previous releases. so the Upgrade Assistant PeopleBook is not included with the PeopleTools 8. refer to the PeopleTools 8.50 September. For upgrades and updates. For Business Interlink documentation. Oracle provides a new version of PeopleBooks.50 PeopleBooks. comparing projects. 2009 PeopleBooks Enhancements With Enterprise PeopleTools 8.46 Business Interlinks PeopleBook posted on My Oracle Support in the following location: The Upgrade Assistant tool is no longer shipped or supported. Oracle and/or its affiliates. use Change Assistant and refer to the Change Assistant PeopleBook for documentation.50. 157 . and upgrading database definitions. Copyright © 2009. the PeopleSoft Application Designer PeopleBook contained chapters devoted to working with projects. Deprecated Documentation Oracle no longer ships documentation for certain products used primarily in previous PeopleTools releases.

2009 Change to Document Posted original version for Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 158 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 General Availability. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes Document Change History This section describes the changes made to this document after the initial posting. Please make a note of these changes if you have downloaded previous versions. Date September 18. .

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