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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release. Release Notes Release notes are published when the product is made generally available and validate the final scope of the release. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes • • How will an upgrade or new implementation affect other systems? How will these changes affect the organization? After the project team has reviewed and analyzed the prerelease notes. describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans. you can find additional information on Oracle Technology Network and My Oracle Support. The release notes discuss the features and enhancements that are available with the GA release of each product. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. 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.PeopleTools 8. Prerelease notes are published before a release.50 September. .1) 2 Copyright © 2009.

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

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Hardware and Software Requirements documentation. Operating System. . RDBMS & Additional Component Patches Required for Installation on PT 8. PeopleSoft installation documentation.Before You Begin Before you upgrade to Enterprise PeopleTools 8. always make sure that you have read any updates to the following: • • • • • PeopleSoft upgrade documentation.50.50. Certification information on My Oracle Support.

2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.1. 1.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. 9.1 IBM Informix 9. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.1 2 Copyright © 2009.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.PeopleTools 8.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.50 September.9.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000. . JRE Support. Platform Operating System AIX 6.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6.1 IBM z/OS 1.6. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments. 1.5 IBM Informix 11.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. 11.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support. All rights reserved. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.

Always refer to Doc ID 747587.1. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.1).1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.5.0.1 Added Verity 6.4 Browser Firefox 3.1) Copyright © 2009.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .Main Page (Doc ID 764222.1 Internet Explorer 7.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.x. All rights reserved.50 September. 8 Safari 3.0. 2.2.4.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release. Oracle and/or its affiliates.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information. 3 .2. 3.5.1. 3.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.

you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. 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.50. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. Process Scheduler servers.0). 2009.50 September. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. The exact version depends on your operating system. Note. and so on.9 or 9. Note. Data Mover. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8.49 or 8. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. If you run DB2 databases.50.PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent The PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent is being deprecated as of June 5. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates.6x and still be in a supported environment. For example. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. All rights reserved.6x with your PeopleTools installation. Otherwise.8. This includes applications servers.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. 4 Copyright © 2009. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. 8. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. .

Linux.1 on other certified platforms (Windows.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. or Solaris).50 release date. In the interim.4x or JRE 1.50 Integration with BOE XI 3. Oracle and/or its affiliates. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. 5 . Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8. you can install BOE XI 3. Copyright © 2009.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification.50.50 September. 2009 JRE 1. AIX. All rights reserved.

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

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

exe manually. you will not be able to launch PeopleTools client or server executables on that machine and may receive errors. Run vcredist_x86. Microsoft. Verity Installation In previous releases.PeopleTools 8. Likewise. the update does not take place during the install program run. All rights reserved. During your PeopleTools installation. To run vcredist_x86. if you are running PeopleTools executables from a machine on which the PeopleSoft installer did not run. changed the way applications use and ship the required C Run Time (CRT) files. Verity. the installation of Verity software has been decoupled from the PeopleTools installation. Running the separate Verity integration installation is a mandatory step after you have installed the PeopleTools software into PS_HOME. . In PeopleTools 8. the executables may not work and you may receive error messages. The installation files for Verity are part of the PeopleSoft PeopleTools files that you download from Oracle E-Delivery.50 Programs. 8 Copyright © 2009. If you encounter these errors.50 Installation for <your platform> Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. you can update the Windows machine’s CRT files by running vcredist_x86. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.sh. the install programs automatically update the machine performing the installation.exe. was installed automatically when you installed the PeopleTools software. as part of VC++ 2005. Detailed information and step-by-step procedures are included in your PeopleTools installation documentation. These required files must now be installed onto each machine that will run PeopleTools 8.exe manually: 1. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Running on Windows PeopleTools 8. for some reason. Oracle and/or its affiliates.sh Tuxedo environment settings are no longer included in psconfig. 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. Go to PS_HOME\setup\vcredist.50 is developed using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005. 2.50.profile file in user's home directory. If. The following environment settings must now be set explicitly using the . the software used for PeopleSoft Search.50 September.

Improves access to best practices and the Oracle knowledge base. Improves understanding of your business needs and provides consistent responses and services. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools Installation for <your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Variable $TUXDIR Description $TUXDIR must be set to the correct Oracle Tuxedo installation directory. For example: LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$TUXDIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH. 9 . For example: PATH=$TUXDIR/bin:$PATH. whichever is appropriate for your platform. 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. export LD_LIBRARY_PATH $TUXDIR/bin $TUXDIR/bin must be prepended to PATH. LIBPATH. Provides proactive problem avoidance.50 installation. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50. export TUXDIR $TUXDIR/lib $TUXDIR/lib must be prepended to LD_LIBRARY_PATH. Working with Oracle Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Configuration Manager This section discusses these changes to PeopleSoft Configuration Manager: • • Registry structure changes. With PeopleTools 8. 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. or SHLIB_PATH. Some of the benefits of using Oracle Configuration Manager are: • • • • Reduces time for resolution of support issues. ODBC installation. you will have the option of installing and configuration OCM as part of the PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Copyright © 2009.

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

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

search domains provides higher availability and greater resilience for your search functions. which may be caused by such issues as network failure. or a problem in the search domain itself.PeopleTools 8. machine outage.CFG. 2009 Release Notes Search Server This section discusses enhancements to the search server technology: • • • • Search server failover HP Itanium support. Being able to define and configure backup.50 enables you to configure a failover search domain for search server configurations (Type-3) in case the primary search domain is unavailable. . All rights reserved. or complementary. [Search] Deployment Type=3 Application Server Port=7077 Remote Search Server Credentials=SRCH_PRIMARY|stsun04:7777. Search Server Failover PeopleTools 8. The failover domain begins handling search requests only when the primary search domain becomes unavailable. for the application server domain. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. Edit configuration/log files menu Windows service now includes search domains.SRCH_FAILOVER|st-sun05:7777 Where SRCH_PRIMARY and SRCH_FAILOVER represent the Domain ID value in the [Domain Settings] section of PSADMIN. 12 Copyright © 2009.50 September. or PSAPPSRV.

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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Release Notes

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

PeopleSoft Encryption Technology changes. including: • • • • • User Profile Synchronization. “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. All SAML token messages are digitally signed.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration. However. Oracle and/or its affiliates. PeopleSoft applications now support the use of the SAML token for WSS. 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. SAML provides a standard security token—a SAML assertion—that can be used with standard web services security frameworks. Oracle Access Manager Integration PeopleSoft applications now support Oracle Access Manager (COREid) for Single Sign On. it is the message on the subscribing database that is configurable. The published message is the same. Oracle Access Manager integration. LDAP library changes.PeopleTools 8.50 September. PeopleSoft Encryption Technology Changes PeopleSoft Encryption Technology changes include: 20 Copyright © 2009. See Also See Enterprise PeopleTools 8. but security administrators also have the option of encrypting the token. Configurable User Profile Synchronization (CUPS) Configurable user profile synchronization is comparable to the standard type. CUPS enables you to configure which fields the subscribing database receives. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Security This section discusses the changes to PeopleTools Security. All rights reserved. . SAML support for Web Services Security.

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

and how the CPU allocates its resources to the PeopleSoft application processes running on the system. 22 Copyright © 2009. This integration between PeopleTools and Oracle database technology enables you to manage and optimize a fundamental system resource. Oracle 11g case-sensitive user IDs. . named PSFT Query.50 September. for example. For example. Pt Ora Resource page After mapping the appropriate PeopleSoft resource group to its corresponding consumer group. All rights reserved. 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.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the system automatically imposes the limits that you have defined in the consumer group upon the PeopleTools executables within that resource group.PeopleTools 8. PSRUN is assigned to the COBOL resource group and PSQRYSRV is assigned to the QUERY SERVER resource group. then you could create a resource plan with a consumer group. the CPU. With PeopleTools 8. You then manage PeopleSoft Query’s CPU usage by specifying the appropriate parameters when you define the corresponding consumer group. you use the Pt Ora Resource page to map the Oracle consumer groups to the predefined PeopleSoft resource groups. After you have created the consumer groups. 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. If you want to limit the amount of CPU resources a long-running query can consume on the database server.

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

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

the largest LOB that could be stored was 2 MB. when running the installation. such as SYSADM is represented consistently.50 September. Microsoft SQL Server 2008. wherever it needs to be supplied in the configuration tools and scripts as well as on any signon screen. 25 . In previous releases. 2009 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit Beginning with PeopleTools 8. The original intent of adding the hint was to provide a performance benefit. In previous releases.50. Going forward. Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements This section discusses these Microsoft SQL Server enhancements: • • Access ID. In PeopleTools 8.CFG).Release Notes PeopleTools 8. did not provide any clear performance benefits for the Oracle platform. The Oracle implementation of FIRST_ROWS hint works differently than on other RDBMS platforms. Increase in Oracle Minimum Number of OPEN_CURSORS The new minimum number of OPEN_CURSORS required for PeopleSoft applications on an Oracle database is 1000.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In addition. as originally implemented. and the PeopleSoft application usage of the FIRST_ROWS hint feature. the LOB size limit for the Oracle database has increased to 50 MB. Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs With Oracle 11gR1 the database user ID is case-sensitive. the minimum was 255. this new limit allows much larger file attachments to be stored in the database without having to be divided into separate chunks. the use of this hint made the analysis of other reported performance issues difficult. Copyright © 2009. So. In addition to allowing larger amounts of data in a single database field. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 the SQL Server login utilized as an ACCESSID does not require being a member of the SQL Server “sysadmin” server role. system administrators need to make sure the database user ID.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. there is no longer a need to enable or disable the use of this feature. Access ID On PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. the OracleDisableFirstRowsHint parameter has been removed from the application server configuration file (PSAPPSRV.

50. dropping them. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Microsoft SQL Server” SQL Server 2008 With PeopleTools 8. 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. The auto-resize option creates a table space that automatically increase its size. All rights reserved. defining new server logins. modifying server settings.50 you will find the installation scripts were updated to reflect the changes above. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes This restricts the type of activities this login can be used for which enhances overall application security. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . and so on. in configurable increments. PeopleSoft databases running on the DB2 LUW platform can take advantage of the IBM DB2 Auto-Resize option for table spaces. On PeopleTools 8. The PeopleSoft ACCESSID is now a member of the following fixed database roles: db_datareader db_datawriter db_ddladmin Additionally it is necessary to grant ALTER TRACE permissions to the ACCCESSID in order to be able to utilize different tracing capabilities available in PeopleTools. 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.50 September. PeopleTools supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008.50 Installation <for your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Table spaces that can dynamically increase their size as needed enable you to set a reasonable. 26 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. In previous releases the delivered table space create scripts appeared similar to the following. to accommodate system needs with no limit.50. IBM DB2 Enhancements This section discusses enhancements for IBM DB2. creating databases. 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. initial size and appropriate resize increment.

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

Process Scheduler servers (running on OS/390). “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 z/OS” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Data Management.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. . you need to make sure to complete the steps described in your PeopleSoft upgrade instructions. including: 28 Copyright © 2009.50. if you have used the database level auditing feature and you are upgrading from a previous release of PeopleTools. Used for “local” connections.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. and the application server domain associated with a specific connection. such as Application Engine. Using the features of the DB2 Connect’s sqleseti API (set client information) function. Oracle and/or its affiliates. However. which are process using DB2 Connect. and so on. 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. 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 8.50 release. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 LUW” Data Mover This section covers Data Mover enhancements. the workstation. 2009 Release Notes Source Sqlseti (Set Client Information) When Used Used for “distributed” connections. Employing Database Level Auditing. Using DB2 for z/OS Trigger Information Increased Monitoring Information DB2 system administrators can gather increased information associated with specific DB2 connections.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. which are processes running under UNIX System Services.50 September. such as PIA transactions and Process Scheduler servers (running on Windows or UNIX). RRS DSNRLI SET_CLIENT_ID function If you are new to PeopleTools with the 8. Report Distribution Server. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools previously provided information for tracing the user.

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Working with Jolt Configuration Options.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. In previous releases. the failover servers appear within curly brackets. { }. “Appendix: PeopleSoft Timeout Settings. A new property has been added to the configuration.properties file: joltPooling=true See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 Jolt Failover String psserver=<host>:<port>#wt[failover servers] psserver=<host>:<port>#wt{failover servers} Note. [ ].properties file. The above IPV6 compatibility applies to Jolt only. Jolt Session Pooling In previous releases. PeopleTools Release 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 33 . the link now appears as: Set Trace Flags In previous releases it read: To set trace flags. In PeopleTools 8.” Configuring Jolt Session Pooling Signon Trace Link The wording of the signon trace link has changed.50.50 September. failover servers appeared within angled brackets. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50. For PeopleTools 8. has changed slightly in PeopleTools 8. click here. you set Jolt session pooling at the site level in the configuration. specified in the psserver property in the configuration.properties file.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Jolt session pooling was set per servlet in the web.xml file. to be compatible with both IPV4 and IPV6 specifications. including: • • Jolt Failover String Jolt Session Pooling Jolt Failover String The syntax of the Jolt failover string.” Web Server Timeouts Jolt This section describes changes made to Oracle Jolt.49 8. Copyright © 2009. If you enable the signon trace link to appear on the signon page using the Show Trace Link at Signon web profile property.50.

user ID. when configuring plugins for reverse proxy servers or when configuring clusters. “Working with Oracle WebLogic. All rights reserved. and so on. . IBRK-23: Checks operation definitions with no service relationship. and so on.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. SEVERE. it can also be a valuable tool for your own troubleshooting efforts. configurable logging levels.” Configuring Reverse Proxy Servers SYSAUDIT Additions The following new SYSAUDIT audits have been added. the system displays a warning message. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In most cases. Oracle and/or its affiliates. including a log file header showing such information as PeopleTools and Java versions. you need to include the new cookie name within the relevant configuration files. and the report repository. Note.50 PeopleBook: Portal Technology. such as message sequence. Integration Broker.” Enabling IDDA Logging WebLogic Session Cookie Name Changes The name of the WebLogic Server session cookie within the WebLogic Server web application has changed beginning with WebLogic Server 8. as well as additional metadata associated with each log message. SEC-32: Flags any inactive roles existing in the system. but. machine IP address. and Debugging. 34 Copyright © 2009.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. including Portal.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. SEC-34: Checks for orphaned service operations assigned in permission lists. Logging. The name has changed as follows: "CookieName" has been changed to "WLCookieName". Java thread ID. • • • • SEC-31: Verifies roles contain valid user profile definitions. you only enable IDDA logging when instructed to do so by an Oracle support contact seeking specific information. As a result.PeopleTools 8.1 SP X. If you use the previous value. “Configuring the Portal Environment. WARNING.” Configuring Web Profiles IDDA Logging The Instrumented Development Diagnostic Aid (IDDA) logging feature provides enhanced: • • • scope of logging information across multiple functional categories. including INFO. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. improved content and layout of the log output. “Tracing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To change the background colors of tabs. has an updated look and feel and matches Oracle corporate application standards. PSSTYLEDEF has been updated to have a more contemporary. 43 . However. or slide apart and overlap less to fill a wider space.50 September. Keep in mind that background images only show in the available doorway of the element to which they are applied (content area + padding). The images can be thought of as the sliding doors that complete one doorway. The visible portions of these background images fit together inside the doorway to form a tab-like shape. You can change the background colors of folder tabs and grid tabs. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Based Tabs Page tabs are now set with cascading style sheets (CSS).50 will be unaffected by the SWAN style sheet. The doors slide together and overlap more to fill a narrow space. The two images are anchored to the outside corners of their respective elements.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. the PeopleSoft applications use the sliding door technique for tabs. as it won’t be the default style sheet for the PeopleTools interface. Another style sheet. Customers upgrading to PeopleTools 8. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN is the default style sheet for PeopleSoft application releases 9. 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.1 and later. sleek look and feel. All rights reserved. Cascading style sheets (CSS) have the advantage of layering background images which enables them to slide over each other. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Copyright © 2009. The default style sheet and the SWAN style sheet contain CSS tabs. To provide a greater number of tabs and simpler user-level configuration. it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how tab definitions are built and stored in the database. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN. 2009 Style Sheet Modification There are two new style sheets for Peopletools 8.50.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Available in a PeopleTools-only upgrade—that is. Displays related content relevant to the specific transactional page. analytical and informational content. Extends the functionality and value of PeopleSoft applications without requiring • • • • 50 Copyright © 2009. the information displayed in the related content frame changes. such as PS Query and OBIEE report pagelets.1 related content services are delivered with PeopleTools. OBIEE report integration. showing information specific to the transactional data. Three PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9.50 September. including: • • • • • • • Related Content Framework. Pagelet drag and drop. Leverages the same PeopleSoft security as the application transaction. Pagelet search. it works with earlier application versions. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. It will allow you to easily display additional content to assist users in completing a business transaction without leaving PeopleSoft applications. Pagelet Wizard enhancements. Related Content Framework The related content framework is a new feature that enables you to combine PeopleSoft transaction pages with collaborative. All rights reserved. You can develop custom related content services and deploy these using the framework. ready to use. Can display information from other areas within the PeopleSoft application or from external systems such as from a data warehouse or a third party. Additional services can be easily deployed based on PeopleSoft content. This means that as the user works on different instances of a transaction. A related content frame can be configured to appear at the bottom of any PeopleSoft application page. Users can interact directly with information in the related content frame—that is. The information in the related content frame can be tied to specific application transaction data. Some important aspects of related content: • • • • • Configurable by functional business users (does not require development or IT intervention). OBIEE to PeopleSoft URL integration. providing context-sensitive information to the user. the information is not read-only. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Portal Technologies This section discusses the changes to PeopleTools portal technologies.PeopleTools 8. Pagelet help.

50 September. pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property. providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information. or collaborative workspaces. discussions. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. blogs.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 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. The drag and drop iScript that persists the pagelet changes forces a homepage refresh only when all of the following conditions are met: • • • • A pagelet changes columns. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 related content services include: • • Related Discussion service – Providing threaded discussions that groups can use to discuss topics of interest. See “Pagelet Search” Pagelet Drag and Drop Users can now dynamically drag and drop pagelets on their homepage without going to the Personalize page. 51 . You select the Force page refresh property for the pagelet. Related Tags service – Allowing you to characterize or bookmark transactional or business objects with terminology of your choosing. "Working with Related Content Services" PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. 2009 application upgrades or customizations. click the pagelet title and drag the pagelet to the desired location. Because some components can render themselves differently based on the column width. The pagelet is a PIA component. To move a homepage pagelet. "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.1 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology. See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information. When a homepage has a 2 column layout. See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information. Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. The homepage layout is 2–column. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically.

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

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

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

dms.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. You can use the meta-SQL functions %UuidGen and %UuidGenBase64 in a SQL Insert or Update statement to generate a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). The meta-SQL function %DatabaseRelease evaluates to the current database release version. All rights reserved. and time data types to character values.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference. • • The %ResolveMetaSQL meta-SQL function can be used in PeopleCode to return the resolved SQL from meta-SQL construct as a text string. If you have made customizations to this script and need to continue to use these customizations in PeopleTools 8.50. %UuidGen generates a globally unique 36-character string and %UuidGenBase64 function generates a globally unique 24-character base64 string. The %GETPROGTEXT meta-SQL function will return the full text of an Application Engine PeopleCode program. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. run PS_HOME\scripts\PT_FILEATTACH850. • • • Organization charts Rating box charts Interactive Gantt charts Copyright © 2009.50 September. %UuidGen and %UuidGenBase64 can only be used in Insert or Update statements. “Charting Classes” File Processing The ftpunx script is deprecated as of PeopleTools 8. You will get an error if you use the functions in any other type of SQL. datetime. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Meta-SQL This section covers general updates made to meta-SQL. • • • The new %Cast meta-SQL function converts PeopleSoft date.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 55 .50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. “Meta-SQL” Charting This section covers new charting features. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Copyright © 2009. TerminateLines property. IBInfo class. Chart class. RevertToPre850 property. Note. InteractiveMove property. Gantt class. badaddresses property. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. IsRichTextEnabled property.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new method. HoverText property. WSA_FaultTo property.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference New Properties In PeopleTools 8. the following new properties have been added to the PeopleCode API: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • AnalyticGrid class.50 September. GenXmlFile method.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50. 61 . CompressionOverride property. ZeroExtend property. New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. SummaryText property. InteractiveEnd property. IBInfo class. File class. Field class.50. The preceding list does not include the methods that are new due to the addition of a new class in the PeopleCode API. XmlDoc class. 2009 • • Session class. RevertToPre850 property. MouseOverMsgNum property. MCFMailUtil class. Field class. Field class. PeopleCode API. "Development Tools Enhancements. Gantt class. Grid class. IBInfo class. InteractiveProgress property. Gantt class. File class. GetActualRemoteNodes method. Gantt class. IBInfo class." PeopleCode. Gantt class. Field class. The new classes are listed in these release notes. InteractiveStart property. All rights reserved. WSA_Action property. WSA_To property. MouseOverMsgSet property. FuturePublicationDateTime property. SummaryText property. IBInfo class. The 8.

"Development Tools Enhancements. SMTPSession class. SSLClientCertAlias property. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MCFMailUtil class. New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . The new classes are listed in these release notes." PeopleCode.50. MCFOutboundEmail class. The preceding list does not include the properties that are new due to the addition of a new class in the PeopleCode API. OutputUnicode property. MCFOutboundEmail class. SMTPSession class. SSLPort property.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new property. SMTPSession class. ProcessInstance property.50 September. The 8. BackupUseSSL property. SMTPSession class. BackupSMTPSSLPort property. MCFOutboundEmail class. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Note. MoreRowsAvailable property. UseSSL property. TransformData class. imagesLocation property.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified built-in function. SMTPSession class. All rights reserved. RoutingDefnNameproperty. 62 Copyright © 2009. BackupSSLPort property. RejectTransform property. SMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. Oracle and/or its affiliates. SMTPSession class. PeopleCode API.50. SMTPSSLPort property. TransformData class. MCFOutboundEmail class. BackupSSLClientCertAlias property. ReportDefn class. MCFOutboundEmail class. MCFOutboundEmail class. BackupSMTPUseSSL property. Query class. The 8. Query class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Built-in Functions In PeopleTools 8. the following built-in functions have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • GetRowsetCache now takes an optional language parameter. BackupSMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. SMTPUseSSL property.

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. some of the methods and properties of the Gantt class were not clearly differentiated from the methods and properties of the Chart class. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. methods. a chapter on the TransformData class was missing from the book. All methods and properties of the EFTPRocessor class.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. The methods and properties of each of these classes have been reorganized so that each class describes all methods and properties that apply. The PeopleBook contains a detailed list of the affected classes. All methods and properties of the FormProcessor class. and properties. The PeopleCode API Reference now includes a chapter providing an overview of the TransformData class and its properties. the following significant corrections have been incorporated: • • • Chart class and Gantt class TransformData class Corrected properties Chart Class and Gantt Class In previous versions. and provides equivalents if available. .50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. All methods and properties of the PDFMapTool class. All methods and properties of the FOProcessor class. “Charting Classes” TransformData Class In previous versions.50 version of the PeopleCode API Reference. All methods and properties of the FOUtility class. Oracle and/or its affiliates. XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported Corrected Information Previous versions of the PeopleCode API Reference included incomplete or incorrect information.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “TransformData Class” 66 Copyright © 2009.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • All methods of the QueryDS class. All methods and properties of the RTFProcessor class. In the PeopleTools 8.

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role.50 September. . the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. These fields include: • • • • • • • CDM_ID CONTENTID PSRF_REPORT_ID REPORT_ID REPORT_INST_VAL REPORT_INSTANCE TRANSFERINSTANCE Process Instance ID Max sequence is increased to 2147483647. 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.” 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 filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can select a From and To date for viewing.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. “Using Report Manager. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. If a role is removed from a user profile. 2009 Release Notes Increase Process Instance and Report IDs The Content ID fields (CONTENTID field) have increased to 12 integer positions (999999999999). See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Using Process Monitor. “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages.

50 September.DMS PSRFCLR. if there are processes Queued.DMS Description Purges all entries in the Process Request tables. you will need to run the script on each database to clean up all report folder entries. or On Hold. Script PSCSCLR.” Renaming a Database in Process Request Data Tables Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. If you have multiple databases that populate the report folder. These processes will be listed in the SYSAUDIT in section (PRCSSCHED-18) Queued processes in PSPRCSPARMS and PSPRCSRQST which contain DBNAME different than current database name. Report Manger tables and report entries. bring down all Process Scheduler servers and run the Application Engine program MGRPRCSTBL This Application Engine program will: • • Update PSPRCSPARMS table with the new database name. when they schedule a process request using PeopleCode ProcessRequest Class or a Component Interface. 73 . Theses scripts should only be run if you want to delete all of the data in the associated tables. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. After copying your database or renaming a database. Purges all report entries registered for a report folder.DMS RPTCLR.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.” Understanding the Purge Process Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Data Mover Scripts are available to delete the entries in Process Request tables. they will cause data corruption. That is. Pending. The scripts are located in $PS_HOME/scripts. Purges all entries in the Report Manager tables. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance. 2009 • Schedule JobSet Definition Users can overwrite the process output retention days at schedule time. Note: This script only deletes the report entries on the database where it is run. All rights reserved.

schedule a report. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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.PeopleTools 8.50 September. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. From the Reporting Console users can run a report. That means it will run only on servers that have a LOADCACHE process category whose MaxConcurrent value is greater than 0.” Defining Process Categories Runtime Parameters New runtime parameter pages have been added to process definitions and job definitions. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. 2009 Release Notes New Process Category LOADCACHE A new process category has been added LOADCACHE. This page also defines what security to enforce and what parameters will be displayed when the process is initiated from the Reporting Console. organize reports and share reports. This is an example of the Reporting Console: 74 Copyright © 2009. Parallel LoadCache has been assigned to the LOADCACHE process category. The runtime parameter page is used to determine if the process or job can be run from the Reporting Console.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . “Defining Process Definitions” Reporting Console The Reporting Console provides a single interface for a user to manage and schedule reports. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12.1 upgrade. Note.exe. All rights reserved. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50. you need to upgrade. “Working with Multiple Languages.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0\win32_x86. Crystal Reports execution environments.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade.exe The local directory of crw32. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.1 is supported. For example. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. Local directory of crw32. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008.50 September.50. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. Crystal Reports concepts. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues. 81 .50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

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

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

Converting Existing Crystal Reports to Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 format 84 Copyright © 2009.50 Installation <for your database platform>: “Installing and Configuring Software for Crystal Reports. you will be warned that the report is in a later format and certain features may not be supported.1 that use Crystal 9. For example.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.” Converting Crystal Reports. “Using Crystal Reports 2008.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 Crystal reports will need to be converted to the Crystal Reports 2008 format using the PeopleTools RPT Conversion utility pscvtrpt.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. they are created in the Crystal Reports 2008 . Note. your pre-PeopleTools 8.50 and your current Crystal Report execution environment. consider the following new compatibility issues: • Crystal Reports 2008 can run a report that is saved in an earlier version of Crystal Reports format. If you are upgrading from a previous version of PeopleTools. In addition. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. if you save the report definition from the Crystal Report 2008 designer.” Understanding Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues PeopleTools 8. you should always create the reports in the Crystal Reports 2008 format. Scenario C: You use PeopleTools 8. you must correct the report before you can run it successfully. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. you have different considerations.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. However. You can use earlier format report templates to generate reports.50 September.” Crystal Reports Execution Environments Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues When you upgrade to Crystal Reports 2008. All rights reserved. which picks up any errors—such as missing fields—in the report. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. if you open a Crystal Reports 2008 report in Crystal Reports 9. 2009 Release Notes Applications 9. If errors are detected. . however.rpt format and you cannot open them using any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9. For example. For example. When you run an earlier format Crystal Report in the Crystal Reports 2008 application or through the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. 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.exe. the Crystal Reports application runs the Verify Database function. a PeopleTools-only upgrade.PeopleTools 8.1 that use Crystal Reports 9. Applications 9. • When you run reports using the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. Scenario F: You use PeopleTools 8. a PeopleTools-only upgrade Depending on the Crystal Report execution environment that you use with PeopleTools 8. to ensure compatibility. For example.

1.50 September. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1 is supported. Copyright © 2009. 85 . Add and maintain Essbase outlines.1. Oracle Smart View for Office 11.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1.1. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. All rights reserved. Delete and rename Essbase objects. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. Note.1. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. you need to upgrade. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. including Essbase. 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. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11.1. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. Essbase Cube Buider.1.1. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface.1 API. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. Aggregate Storage.1 Upgrade.1. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor.50. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions.1. which is used to build Essbase cubes. 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.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines.1. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. Run the cube creation batch process.

2009 Release Notes Connection The first step in creating Essbase cubes is to use the Connections page to create connectivity information: Cube Dimension Builder Setup Use the Cube Dimension Builder Setup page to set values for the number of members to display at a time for dynamic queries. Dimensions are subdivided into categories called members. In data analysis terms. and to set the maximum number of rows to retrieve for static queries: Dimensions Dimensions are equivalent to fields in a relational database. and members are populated by the results of a PeopleSoft Query or populated from a PeopleSoft Tree structure. Members can be added manually to dimensions. . dimensions can be thought of as criteria that are used to pinpoint a particular piece of data. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Use the following pages to create Essbase dimensions: 86 Copyright © 2009.

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT.50.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.x and 9. (Cognos 8. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8.” Building Cube Instances. . “Building Cubes. using the Detail Value List page. including future EFFDT data. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected. 92 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes Note. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you have options of using tree effective dates from the layout or enter a new effective date for trees at the time of Report Request: Effective Date Criteria Select the None option to display all EFFDT data rows for ranged or dynamic tree details.50 September.3. Note.x are not supported. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.

existing functionality that we use works as with CPLEX 10 versions. Viewing Detail Values Optimization Framework This section covers enhancements that are made to the PeopleSoft Optimization Framework.0 is supported. Supporting not-in criteria. Using this page. All rights reserved. including: • • • • • • Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition. iLog CPLEX 11. Restoring query prompts to web version of nVision. No new functionality in CPLEX 11. Oracle and/or its affiliates." Working with Detail Values. you are able to: • Associate effective-date for trees at the time of criteria definition. This is an example of the PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog: Copyright © 2009. 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. CPLEX 11.0 Upgrade With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. • Perform comparative reporting based on different effective dates. Ability to define the types of report requests. “Using PeopleSoft Tree Manager. Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition enables you to have multiple trees in the layout with different effective dates. Drilling down PS/nVision reports using web services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in). PS/nVision This section covers changes that are made to the PeopleTools PS/nVision technology.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Default configuration under %PSHOME%. Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria This section covers enhancements of the effective-date.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Tree Manager. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 93 . Note.50.0 will be included. iLog CPLEX is the mathematical engine that is used by the PeopleTools Optimization Framework.50 September.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. subrecords. 2009 Release Notes When you use the Find an Existing Value tab to search for an existing message definition. You can expand and collapse the tree to view the structure of the message. When you click the link the Records Only page appears and displays only the records and subrecords in the message structure.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message part to the system.50 September. . and record fields (included and excluded) for a message definition in tree format. “Managing Messages. A new View Records Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page. All rights reserved. View only the included fields in the message structure. 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. you must select a message type from the list. When you access a rowset-based message in the Messages-Message Definitions page. Rowset. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The message types that display in the Type dropdown list box are: • • • • • Container. Select this value to add a rowset-based message part to the system. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Select this value to add a container message to the system. 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. Select this value to add a rowset-based message to the system. Part Rowset. View only the records in the message structure. Doing so determines the subsequent page that appears and that you use to define the message. View the entire message structure. 106 Copyright © 2009. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message to the system. A new View Included Fields Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page. the existing default option displays all records. Part Nonrowset.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. 2. When using the Add a New Value tab to add a new message definition to the system. you have the option to use the Type field to narrow your search. Nonrowset.” Adding Message Definitions Viewing Rowset-Based Message Structures There are now three options for viewing the structure of rowset-based messages: 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.

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

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

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

You are now able to add message schemas for nonrowset-based messages referenced in runtime tables. .50 September.PeopleTools 8. Indicates the number of the data chunk or message segment that you are sending. The Schema tab is still available for viewing message schema.” Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages. if there are a total of seven data chunks in the message. “Managing Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For example. the DataChunk value for the current message is 3. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and the current segment is the third chunk.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Messages. 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 2009 Release Notes Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages to/from Third-Party Systems To exchange segmented messages with third-party systems you must specify the following arguments in the SOAP header: Argument DataChunkCount DataChunk Description The total number of data chunks or segments that comprise the message. Generating Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker now automatically generates message schema for rowsetbased messages at save time. The Add Schema button is enabled regardless if the message is referenced in a runtime table. As a result. you do not need to navigate to the Schema tab and build the message schema. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. for building schemas for rowset-based messages that may have been imported or upgraded without schema. “Sending and Receiving Messages.” Managing Nonrowset-Based Messages 110 Copyright © 2009. and for building schemas for nonrowset-based messages.

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

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and so on. On an IBM DB2 database.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. PeopleSoft provides service operation name and PeopleCode event name as Module name and Action name respectively. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for z/OS. 2009 Release Notes On an Oracle database. The new Sequence field enables you to select the order in which PeopleSoft Integration Broker performs handler processing. Monitoring Module Information Service Operation Handlers This section discusses enhancements to service operation handlers. “Managing Service Operations. To enable capturing service operation and PeopleCode event metrics you must set the EnableDBMonitoring option in PSADMIN. This information enables you to associate service operations with database transactions for monitoring and troubleshooting. UNIX. A handler with a sequence value of 1 is processed first. Handler Descriptions On the Service Operations-Handlers Detail page. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for Linux. . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. by default the system populates the Description field with the service operation name. Oracle and/or its affiliates. If multiple notification handlers exist and are active.50 September. “Managing Service Operation Handler. and Windows. you can set the processing sequence on the Service Operation-Handlers page.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations Setting Processing Sequence for Multiple Notification Handlers For a service operation that has multiple active notification handlers. followed by that with a value of 2.” Associating PeopleSoft Users with DB2 UDB Threads Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.” Checklists and Troubleshooting. 114 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Understanding Managing Service Operations.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. but no sequence is set. PeopleSoft provides service operationname as Module name (no Action information is provided for DB2 systems). Setting Handler Processing Sequence Application Engine Handler A new service operation handler implementation method has been added to PeopleSoft Integration Broker for PeopleTools 8. the system processes handlers alphabetically.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Monitoring Service Operations Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

133 . 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. Filtering Asynchronous Service Operation Data Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the standard integration gateway message log will also contain the transactional message logging data.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. “Viewing Integration Gateway Logging Data for Service Operations” Copyright © 2009.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 Routing Alias Display The Results grid on the Asynchronous Services . if one is defined. Depending on the log level set. The Alias field.properties properties file for standard error and message logging. for example. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The log files are placed in the same directory specified in the integrationGateway.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor.Publication Contracts page features a new Alias field that displays the service operation alias name. “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. in conjunction with the Service Operation Version field. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. Check the box to display only those integrations to which you are assigned permission list access. helps to differentiate when there are two routings on the same node with different aliases.” Understanding Monitoring Synchronous Service Operations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Monitoring Asynchronous Service Operations” Viewing Integration Gateway Logging Data for Service Operation Transactions You can generate and view integration gateway logging data on an on-demand basis for outbound requests in the Service Operations Monitor.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. “Monitoring Asynchronous Service Operations. when transformations are in use. “Monitoring Synchronous Service Operations.” Understanding Monitoring Asynchronous Service Operations.

. UTF-16. “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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. 2009 Release Notes Canceling Future-Dated Publications in Hold Status You can now cancel future-dated publciations that are in Hold status in the Service Operations Monitor.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8. General Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities Enhancements Specifying File Encoding Options for Uploaded XML Files A File Encoding field has been added to several PeopleSoft Integration Broker utilities. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. 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. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file. and non-Unicode. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The encoding options you can select are UTF-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. “Resubmitting and Canceling Service Operations for Processing” Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities This section describes enhancement to PeopleSoft Integration Broker testing tools and utilities.50 September. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. All rights reserved. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009.

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

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

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

a user can search and discover all the feeds that are available. and subscribe to the desired feeds. configure. My Feeds Using My Feeds pages. Worklist feeds Query feeds. and maintain feed definitions of various types. Worklist Feeds The Worklist feed data type enables workflow administrators to expose worklists as feeds. worklist feeds. 2009 Release Notes PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework This section provides and overview of the Feed Publishing Framework. users can find and subscribe to your feeds. and discusses: • • • • • My Feeds. 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. wikis and blogs. . which can be imported into the feed reader of their choice. you can develop and publish feeds from any PeopleSoft or non-PeopleSoft data.PeopleTools 8.50 September. 138 Copyright © 2009. Then with the delivered user interfaces. you can develop and publish feeds from any PeopleSoft or non-PeopleSoft data. Oracle and/or its affiliates. • With the PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework. Then with the delivered user interfaces. Integration Broker generic message feeds. such as query feeds. 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. Interfaces for end users to discover related feeds and search feed definitions. Unified interfaces for content owners and administrative users to create. to subscribe to these feeds. users can find and subscribe to your feeds. All rights reserved. The feeds list is filtered based on security settings. Overview Feeds are popularized by websites like news. 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. The user can also export all the feeds of their choice to an OPML file. and Integration Broker generic message feeds. With the PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework. Developing new feed data types.

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

385 1. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. . Translated elements include labels.048.xls ExcelToCI2007.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI.PeopleTools 8. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release.536 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65.xls ExcelToCI. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Template Names The version of Microsoft Excel that you are using in conjunction with the Excel to CI utility determines the Excel to CI template that you must use.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.536 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. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8. headers and strings. 140 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The follow table lists the template to use based on your version of Microsoft Excel: Microsoft Excel Version Microsoft Excel 2000 Microsoft Excel 2003 Microsoft Excel 2007 Template ExcelToCI.50 September.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.576 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. When performing an upgrade or update. “Working with Change Packages. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8. In PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8.47 and earlier.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside.50. 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.PeopleTools 8.48. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly. . Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package.48 and beyond. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model.48 versions of PeopleTools. this manual process has been automated. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.48 versions of PeopleTools.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases.PeopleTools 8.50. such as greater than. . a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release. Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies. In PeopleTools 8. less than. 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. and ‘in’. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. using the associated operator field. You can express ranges of releases. All rights reserved. Typically. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools.

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

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

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

50 September. and for composite compare reports. 2009 Release Notes Database Name Appears on Compare Report Output In PeopleTools 8. the Upgrade Assistant tool will no longer be installed with PeopleTools nor supported. this refers to the Source and Target columns. The results of the comparison are stored in the Alter Repository. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Going forward. the database name now appears above the column containing the information for that database. you load selected metadata information from your source database into your target database. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant Your upgrade documentation 156 Copyright © 2009. a set of predefined tables. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. that you can query and run reports against to gain further insight into your upgrades and alter operations. For regular compare reports. “Comparing Source and Target Definitions” Alter Analyzer PeopleTools is providing a new utility named Alter Analyzer that enables you to compare the metadata between databases running different versions of PeopleTools. For example. and Customization columns. this refers to the Old Release. By running a provided Application Engine program.50. all upgrades should use Enterprise PeopleSoft Change Assistant with the delivered templates for your upgrade path.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. . Then you run another provided Application Engine program to compare the source and target metadata. to make reading compare reports easier. New Release.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. “Working With Alter Analyzer” Dropped Support for Upgrade Assistant As of PeopleTools 8.

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

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