Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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September 2009

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

.......................... 7 ..........................................................................................................................................128 Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor .............................................................................................141 MultiChannel Framework ...............................................138 Query Feeds .......122 WSDL Documents ......................... All rights reserved....147 Copyright © 2009..................................50 September.....142 CTI Screen Popup ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................144 Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler .................................................................................147 Retaining Manual Modifications to Change Assistant Templates .........................................................138 Integration Broker Generic Message Feeds....138 Worklist Feeds ..........146 Exporting Change Assistant Templates .........................................................................................................142 Virus Scanning for Email Attachments .................................................................................................................................................................................. 2009 Service Operation Handlers.....................................116 Service Operation Queues .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................139 Viewing Log Files............................................................................142 SSL Support for Email .........................................................................................................................................139 Developing New Feed Data Types..............................123 Integration Broker Security .......................................................................................................................................................................130 Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities..........Release Notes PeopleTools 8.139 Component Interfaces .......142 Web Chat Enhancement............................. Oracle and/or its affiliates.........................................................................................134 PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework....................................................................................142 Debug Tracer Enhancement........................................144 Additional Database Definition Available .........................................................122 Transformations..........................................................................................................................................142 Sample Pages ..143 Lifecycle Management Enhancements.....................................................................................................................................................................138 Overview .................................................................114 Service Operation Routings....................127 Tuning Messaging System Performance...........................................................................139 Excel to Component Interfaces Utility.....................................................................125 Integrations with Oracle ESB-Based Services ......................................127 Integration Broker Logging.......................................... Tracing and Debugging.............................122 Web Services............138 My Feeds ........................................................................................................

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

50 and to plan your information technology (IT) projects and investments. This added level of detail should enable project teams to answer the following questions: • • What delivered functionality will change? What customizations may be affected? . contains the comprehensive set of descriptions for the features and changes available in the final product. managers will be able to initiate preliminary budget planning and begin putting together a project team to further evaluate specific PeopleSoft products. available when the release becomes generally available. 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. The release notes. Prerelease Notes Prerelease notes provide more functional and technical details than the release value proposition. It is a roadmap that is intended to help you assess the business benefits of PeopleTools 8. Prerelease notes 3.PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft Release Information Publications This section discusses the following publications that provide in-depth technical and functional information that is available at the time of publication: 1. Release notes Release Value Proposition The release value proposition provides functional details.50. Release value proposition 2. The release value proposition is published before a release. and articulates the expected business benefit. Our goal is to ensure that you leverage technology to its fullest to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations. With this information. Also note that the prerelease notes do not contain a comprehensive description of all the features and changes that will become parts of the upcoming release. Please note that the final release may not have every feature that is discussed in this document. 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.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. identifies major enhancements. This preface discusses PeopleSoft release information publications. The new features and enhancements that are included in this release are grouped according to functional area. This document describes how each enhancement functions within the context of the greater business process.

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

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

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Certification information on My Oracle Support. Operating System. Hardware and Software Requirements documentation. RDBMS & Additional Component Patches Required for Installation on PT 8.50. always make sure that you have read any updates to the following: • • • • • PeopleSoft upgrade documentation.Before You Begin Before you upgrade to Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft installation documentation. .50.

50 September.1 IBM Informix 9.1 IBM z/OS 1.1.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1 2 Copyright © 2009.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1. . Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. 1. 1.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support. JRE Support.5 IBM Informix 11.9.PeopleTools 8. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.6.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9. All rights reserved.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9. 9. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8. 11. Platform Operating System AIX 6.

nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587. 8 Safari 3. 3.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .4 Browser Firefox 3.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.1. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.1).x.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy. Always refer to Doc ID 747587.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.4. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.2.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.1) Copyright © 2009.0.1 Internet Explorer 7.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.5.50 September.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.Main Page (Doc ID 764222. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1. 3.1 Added Verity 6. All rights reserved.5.2.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2.1. Oracle and/or its affiliates.0. 3 .

The exact version depends on your operating system. 8. Note. Data Mover. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option.50. If you run DB2 databases.0). you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.9 or 9. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. 4 Copyright © 2009. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (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 5.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade.8. This includes applications servers.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8.49 or 8. For example.50. 2009.50 September. Otherwise. the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system is not supported for running the IBM DB2 database or server elements requiring connection to IBM DB2 database. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. .6x with your PeopleTools installation.PeopleTools 8.6x and still be in a supported environment. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. Note. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. Process Scheduler servers. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. and so on. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8.

or Solaris).50.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8.50 September. AIX. In the interim. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.50 Integration with BOE XI 3.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. you can install BOE XI 3. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 5 . All rights reserved. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools 8.1 on other certified platforms (Windows.4x or JRE 1.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation.50 release date. 2009 JRE 1. Linux.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification. Copyright © 2009.

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

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

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

9 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. export LD_LIBRARY_PATH $TUXDIR/bin $TUXDIR/bin must be prepended to PATH. Some of the benefits of using Oracle Configuration Manager are: • • • • Reduces time for resolution of support issues. Working with Oracle Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Configuration Manager This section discusses these changes to PeopleSoft Configuration Manager: • • Registry structure changes. Provides proactive problem avoidance. or SHLIB_PATH.50 installation. ODBC installation. Copyright © 2009. OCM is delivered to customers through My Oracle Support and can be configured for PeopleSoft deployments for collecting customer configuration data and providing services to the customer. For example: LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$TUXDIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH. All rights reserved. 2009 Variable $TUXDIR Description $TUXDIR must be set to the correct Oracle Tuxedo installation directory. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools Installation for <your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8. export TUXDIR $TUXDIR/lib $TUXDIR/lib must be prepended to LD_LIBRARY_PATH. you will have the option of installing and configuration OCM as part of the PeopleTools 8. For example: TUXDIR=/home/user/Oracle/tuxedo10gR3. export PATH Oracle Configuration Manager Installation Oracle Configuration Manager (OCM) is used to collect configuration data from customer environments and upload it the customer configuration repository (CCR) at Oracle. For example: PATH=$TUXDIR/bin:$PATH. LIBPATH.50.50 September.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. whichever is appropriate for your platform. Including OCM a part of PeopleTools installer enables Oracle support representatives to analyze environment and configuration data and provide better service to customers. Oracle and/or its affiliates. With PeopleTools 8. Improves access to best practices and the Oracle knowledge base. Improves understanding of your business needs and provides consistent responses and services.

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

that output directory setting will now need to reference a location under PS_CFG_HOME or some other writeable location. enabling you to: • Restrict write access to server binary files and domain configuration files to one user. All rights reserved. Oracle developers are currently addressing this. the system creates the PS_CFG_HOME directory in the “user” directory of the owner of the domain. In these cases. multiple domains on different machines can leverage a single installation of PS_HOME installed on a location accessible through your network. Note. Note. Splitting the location of the server binary and configuration files provides a variety of benefits. reducing the time and complexity involved with installations. 2009 By default. “Working with Domain Configurations” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. you have the option to override the default PS_CFG_HOME value. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the domain exists under PS_CFG_HOME\appserv\<domain>. Operating System UNIX/Linux Windows PS_CFG_HOME Location $HOME/psft/pt/<version> %USERPROFILE%\psft\pt\<version> After you create a domain. patch. In environments that include the IBM z/OS operating system. and so on. For example. Deploy PeopleTools binaries to a single location that multiple domains can use.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. or bundle needs to be installed to fewer locations. in situations where an output directory was previously located within PS_HOME. with the binary files and domain configuration files existing within the same directory structure. Data Mover. you can configure your installation to operate the same as previous releases.50 Installation for your platform Copyright © 2009. Or. the PS_HOME directory is now designed to be read only. Streamline upgrades and updates because the upgrade. By default. For example. That is. 11 . If you do not want or need to split the location of the PeopleSoft server binary and configuration files. • • • Note. replacing it with a shorter path value. depending on the operating system of the server. the system creates PS_CFG_HOME in the following location. So. limiting the possibility of accidental or malicious tampering with installed binaries and domain configuration. update.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. when configuring nVision. Process Scheduler. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. If you are an existing customer. consider that some of the previous configuration settings will have new default values. Domains can exist on the same physical machine or a different physical machine as PS_HOME. you can also symlink the directory and use the short path from inside your JCL scripts. in many cases the length of the default PS_CFG_HOME directory will exceed z/OS character limits (70 in some cases). be careful in considering any output locations. Save significant disk space.

for the application server domain. which may be caused by such issues as network failure. The failover domain begins handling search requests only when the primary search domain becomes unavailable. 12 Copyright © 2009. Edit configuration/log files menu Windows service now includes search domains. All rights reserved. Being able to define and configure backup. machine outage.SRCH_FAILOVER|st-sun05:7777 Where SRCH_PRIMARY and SRCH_FAILOVER represent the Domain ID value in the [Domain Settings] section of PSADMIN. or PSAPPSRV. .PeopleTools 8.50 enables you to configure a failover search domain for search server configurations (Type-3) in case the primary search domain is unavailable. or complementary. 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. [Search] Deployment Type=3 Application Server Port=7077 Remote Search Server Credentials=SRCH_PRIMARY|stsun04:7777. or a problem in the search domain itself.50 September. search domains provides higher availability and greater resilience for your search functions. Search Server Failover PeopleTools 8.CFG. 2009 Release Notes Search Server This section discusses enhancements to the search server technology: • • • • Search server failover HP Itanium support.

Itanium search server support was limited to specific configuration types. just as application server and Process Scheduler server domains in previous releases. the application server domain acts as a ‘client’ submitting requests to the ‘server’ (the remote search domain). “Setting up Failover Search Domains” Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations In previous releases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. search server configuration. The Type-3 configuration. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” HP Itanium Support HP Itanium is now supported as a Type-1 search server. All rights reserved. Domain Gateway TUXEDO command line option. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. “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. Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3). In previous releases. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. the Type-3 search configurations (both the ‘client’ and ‘server’ elements) are supported on all the same operating systems that are also supported for running the application server. Provides dmadmin Tuxedo command line options specific to the domain gateway.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50 September. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. involves the use of a remote search server domain handling the search requests from application server domains. This is the equivalent option that appears on the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu for the application server. The feature enables system administrators to take full advantage of PeopleSoft search capabilities even when native support for search features are not available for the operating system on which their application server domains are installed. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. There is also the added benefit of a centralized solution for search facilities. only select operating systems could host the PSSRCHSRV process in the Type-3. configuration. similar to the tmadmin command line. With PeopleTools 8. and usage. 13 .50. PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu The PSADMIN menu PeopleSoft Search Domain Administration now contains these menu options: • • Edit configuration/log files menu option. In this scenario.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. bringing efficiency to administration.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.

50 September. In previous releases. these changes appear in the PSSRCH. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50. All rights reserved. spawning was enabled by default.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration 14 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Oracle and/or its affiliates. spawning is now disabled.PeopleTools 8. Spawning refers to the configuration option to enable a domain to start additional server processes. to meet increasing demand. “Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes” PSADMIN In PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service” Search Server Configuration File Changes For PeopleTools 8. A [Search Indexes] section now appears for specifying custom index locations for search servers.50. .CFG and PSADMIN for search servers: • • Add To Path now appears in the [Domain Settings] section. 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. the same as application servers and Process Scheduler servers in previous releases. 2009 Release Notes PSADMIN – Windows service configuration See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Using PSADMIN Menus. such as PSAPPSRV.

the configuration file is PSWINSRV. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV.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.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8. PSAESRV. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements. In previous releases. In previous releases. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV.50 September. large. However. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured. developer) has changed. Oracle and/or its affiliates. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small.CFG. and so on. In PeopleTools 8.50. you can now include custom Java options per server process. medium. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process.000. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8.CFG configuration files. PSQRYSRV.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. 15 .50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. “Using PSADMIN Menus. such as PSAPPSRV.CFG. The default value is 1024 cursors. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2009. This applies to any server process. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN. by default.CFG and PSPRCS.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

it is the message on the subscribing database that is configurable. See Also See Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft Encryption Technology Changes PeopleSoft Encryption Technology changes include: 20 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration. LDAP library changes. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. The published message is the same. CUPS enables you to configure which fields the subscribing database receives. “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. 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. Oracle Access Manager integration. including: • • • • • User Profile Synchronization. However. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Security This section discusses the changes to PeopleTools Security. Configurable User Profile Synchronization (CUPS) Configurable user profile synchronization is comparable to the standard type. Oracle Access Manager Integration PeopleSoft applications now support Oracle Access Manager (COREid) for Single Sign On. All SAML token messages are digitally signed.50 September.PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft Encryption Technology changes. SAML support for Web Services Security. SAML provides a standard security token—a SAML assertion—that can be used with standard web services security frameworks. . but security administrators also have the option of encrypting the token. PeopleSoft applications now support the use of the SAML token for WSS.

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

then you could create a resource plan with a consumer group. If you want to limit the amount of CPU resources a long-running query can consume on the database server. PSRUN is assigned to the COBOL resource group and PSQRYSRV is assigned to the QUERY SERVER resource group. for example. 22 Copyright © 2009. Optimize Database CPU Usage with Oracle Control Groups PeopleTools now provides a way for you to monitor and manage the database resource usage of PeopleTools executables through the features of the Oracle Database Resource Manager. 2009 Release Notes • • FIRST_ROWS Hint Feature No Longer Used. After you have created the consumer groups. PeopleTools delivers a set of predefined PeopleSoft Resource Groups to which one or more PeopleTools executables are assigned. . For example. With PeopleTools 8.50 September. Oracle 11g case-sensitive user IDs. This integration between PeopleTools and Oracle database technology enables you to manage and optimize a fundamental system resource.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50. you use the Pt Ora Resource page to map the Oracle consumer groups to the predefined PeopleSoft resource groups. and how the CPU allocates its resources to the PeopleSoft application processes running on the system. the system automatically imposes the limits that you have defined in the consumer group upon the PeopleTools executables within that resource group. the CPU. named PSFT Query. Pt Ora Resource page After mapping the appropriate PeopleSoft resource group to its corresponding consumer group. All rights reserved. You then manage PeopleSoft Query’s CPU usage by specifying the appropriate parameters when you define the corresponding consumer group.

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8. On PeopleTools 8. and so on.50 September. Table spaces that can dynamically increase their size as needed enable you to set a reasonable. creating databases. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Microsoft SQL Server” SQL Server 2008 With PeopleTools 8.50. 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. IBM DB2 Enhancements This section discusses enhancements for IBM DB2. PeopleTools supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 Installation <for your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. In previous releases the delivered table space create scripts appeared similar to the following. The auto-resize option creates a table space that automatically increase its size. defining new server logins. in configurable increments. 26 Copyright © 2009. to accommodate system needs with no limit. It is important to take into consideration that utilizing these roles for the PeopleSoft ACCESSID login will restrict the ability to run administrative tasks not required for PeopleSoft applications like creating backups and restoring them.50.50 you will find the installation scripts were updated to reflect the changes above. 2009 Release Notes This restricts the type of activities this login can be used for which enhances overall application security. . dropping them. The PeopleSoft ACCESSID is now a member of the following fixed database roles: db_datareader db_datawriter db_ddladmin Additionally it is necessary to grant ALTER TRACE permissions to the ACCCESSID in order to be able to utilize different tracing capabilities available in PeopleTools. initial size and appropriate resize increment. PeopleSoft databases running on the DB2 LUW platform can take advantage of the IBM DB2 Auto-Resize option for table spaces. This reduces the initial footprint of your database and translates into optimized space usage as your transactional database grows. All rights reserved. including: • • • DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes Increased Monitoring Information DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE With PeopleTools 8. modifying server settings. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50. click here. including: • • Jolt Failover String Jolt Session Pooling Jolt Failover String The syntax of the Jolt failover string. A new property has been added to the configuration. “Appendix: PeopleSoft Timeout Settings.xml file. failover servers appeared within angled brackets.50.49 8. The above IPV6 compatibility applies to Jolt only. you set Jolt session pooling at the site level in the configuration. PeopleTools Release 8.properties file. Jolt session pooling was set per servlet in the web.” Configuring Jolt Session Pooling Signon Trace Link The wording of the signon trace link has changed. In previous releases. the link now appears as: Set Trace Flags In previous releases it read: To set trace flags.50 September.” Working with Jolt Configuration Options.properties file. [ ]. Copyright © 2009. to be compatible with both IPV4 and IPV6 specifications.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.properties file: joltPooling=true See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Web Server Timeouts Jolt This section describes changes made to Oracle Jolt. specified in the psserver property in the configuration. If you enable the signon trace link to appear on the signon page using the Show Trace Link at Signon web profile property.50 Jolt Failover String psserver=<host>:<port>#wt[failover servers] psserver=<host>:<port>#wt{failover servers} Note. Oracle and/or its affiliates. In PeopleTools 8. Jolt Session Pooling In previous releases.50. has changed slightly in PeopleTools 8. For PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. { }.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. 33 . the failover servers appear within curly brackets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved. this page appears showing the primary key: Type Ahead Prompt Fields now include a type ahead text.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. 2009 Example: Favorites Menu This is the new favorites menu showing the Recently Used list and the Base EE User Profile favorite in the My Favorites list: When you click the BASE EE link. 41 . Copyright © 2009. Type ahead is configurable through User Personalizations. 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. As you type. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

you can determine the number of entries that the search can return.50 September. . 42 Copyright © 2009. When you perform a search using a transaction search page.PeopleTools 8. The maximum value and the default value are set in the Search Settings on the PeopleTools Options page. you can set the number of entries that the search returns to any value less than the maximum. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the Search Results grid displays the total number of results above the search results. All rights reserved. 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. 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. 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.

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved. 2009 In scrollable grid layout you can drag to resize the column directly on the transaction page. In scrollable grid layout.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. you can drag and drop to columns to change column order. Copyright © 2009.50 September. 47 . Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

including: • • • • • • • Related Content Framework. showing information specific to the transactional data. You can develop custom related content services and deploy these using the framework.1 related content services are delivered with PeopleTools. Extends the functionality and value of PeopleSoft applications without requiring • • • • 50 Copyright © 2009.50 September. This means that as the user works on different instances of a transaction. Pagelet drag and drop. such as PS Query and OBIEE report pagelets. . Available in a PeopleTools-only upgrade—that is. It will allow you to easily display additional content to assist users in completing a business transaction without leaving PeopleSoft applications. Three PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. OBIEE to PeopleSoft URL integration. A related content frame can be configured to appear at the bottom of any PeopleSoft application page. providing context-sensitive information to the user. analytical and informational content. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Portal Technologies This section discusses the changes to PeopleTools portal technologies. The information in the related content frame can be tied to specific application transaction data. ready to use. Displays related content relevant to the specific transactional page. it works with earlier application versions.PeopleTools 8. Pagelet search. OBIEE report integration. Related Content Framework The related content framework is a new feature that enables you to combine PeopleSoft transaction pages with collaborative. Users can interact directly with information in the related content frame—that is. Pagelet help. Can display information from other areas within the PeopleSoft application or from external systems such as from a data warehouse or a third party. Some important aspects of related content: • • • • • Configurable by functional business users (does not require development or IT intervention). Pagelet Wizard enhancements. the information is not read-only. Additional services can be easily deployed based on PeopleSoft content. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Leverages the same PeopleSoft security as the application transaction. the information displayed in the related content frame changes. All rights reserved.

1 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features. You select the Force page refresh property for the pagelet. When a homepage has a 2 column layout. The pagelet is a PIA component. To move a homepage pagelet.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. 51 . • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Because some components can render themselves differently based on the column width. See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information. or collaborative workspaces. The homepage layout is 2–column. pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property. Copyright © 2009. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology. See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information.1 related content services include: • • Related Discussion service – Providing threaded discussions that groups can use to discuss topics of interest. "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. 2009 application upgrades or customizations. All rights reserved. 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. discussions. click the pagelet title and drag the pagelet to the desired location. providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. blogs. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. 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. See “Pagelet Search” Pagelet Drag and Drop Users can now dynamically drag and drop pagelets on their homepage without going to the Personalize page.

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

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

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

run PS_HOME\scripts\PT_FILEATTACH850. %UuidGen generates a globally unique 36-character string and %UuidGenBase64 function generates a globally unique 24-character base64 string. 55 .50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50.dms. “Charting Classes” File Processing The ftpunx script is deprecated as of 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 new %Cast meta-SQL function converts PeopleSoft date. The meta-SQL function %DatabaseRelease evaluates to the current database release version. %UuidGen and %UuidGenBase64 can only be used in Insert or Update statements. datetime. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. The %GETPROGTEXT meta-SQL function will return the full text of an Application Engine PeopleCode program. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Meta-SQL This section covers general updates made to meta-SQL. and time data types to character values. • • The %ResolveMetaSQL meta-SQL function can be used in PeopleCode to return the resolved SQL from meta-SQL construct as a text string. If you have made customizations to this script and need to continue to use these customizations in PeopleTools 8. “Meta-SQL” Charting This section covers new charting features. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference. You will get an error if you use the functions in any other type of SQL. • • • Organization charts Rating box charts Interactive Gantt charts Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Grid class. Oracle and/or its affiliates. IBInfo class. AddAEAttribute method. Grid class. Grid class. IBInfo class. Grid class. LabelColumns method.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new class including constructors.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference New Methods In PeopleTools 8. EncryptPETKey method. DecryptPETKey method. Chart class. Field class. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2009. 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. UpdateConnectorResponseProperties method. methods.50. ShowColumns method. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. EnableColumns method. AddAttribute method. ClearAEAttributes method. the following new methods have been added to the PeopleCode API: • • • • • • • • • • • BPELUtil class. SetProperties method. and properties as is appropriate for each class. Field class. 59 . SetLegendImg method.50 September.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleSoft Language Code UKE See Also

Description UK English

Corresponding ISO Locales en_GB

Database Character Set Unicode or non-Unicode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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. All rights reserved. 71 . 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates.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.

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. 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. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. This is an example of the Reporting Console: 74 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . This page also defines what security to enforce and what parameters will be displayed when the process is initiated from the Reporting Console. 2009 Release Notes New Process Category LOADCACHE A new process category has been added LOADCACHE. schedule a report. “Defining Process Definitions” Reporting Console The Reporting Console provides a single interface for a user to manage and schedule reports. Parallel LoadCache has been assigned to the LOADCACHE process category. From the Reporting Console users can run a report.” Defining Process Categories Runtime Parameters New runtime parameter pages have been added to process definitions and job definitions. organize reports and share reports. That means it will run only on servers that have a LOADCACHE process category whose MaxConcurrent value is greater than 0.50 September. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

0\win32_x86. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. you need to upgrade. HKEY_CURRENT_USER. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment.exe The local directory of crw32. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. “Working with Multiple Languages. Note.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. Crystal Reports concepts. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade.50.1 upgrade.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports.50 September. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports execution environments.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. All rights reserved.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12. For example. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.exe.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.1 is supported. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues. Local directory of crw32. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50. 81 .

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

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

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

50 September.1.1.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. Note.1 Upgrade. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. All rights reserved. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. Aggregate Storage. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11.1. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. Essbase Cube Buider.1.1. including Essbase. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface.1. Run the cube creation batch process. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions.50. Copyright © 2009. 85 .1. you need to upgrade.1. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions.1.1 API.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder.1 is supported. which is used to build Essbase cubes. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Add and maintain Essbase outlines. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.1. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. 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. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Delete and rename Essbase objects.

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

The columns displayed are from the select statement of the query. Oracle and/or its affiliates. This is an example of the Dimension page: Outlines Creating an outline is grouping dimensions together to define the structure of the cube. Enter the generation names for Essbase dimension. All rights reserved. Enter formula information for a dimension member. Copyright © 2009. Select an existing query that is defined in the system. and then defining the data queries that will be used to populate the cube. 2009 Page Dimension Member Formula Find Tree Select Top Node Find Query Select a Column Generation Names Usage Create or update Essbase dimensions.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. Select an existing column of a highlighted query. Select an existing node of a highlighted tree. 87 . Search for and select an existing tree that is defined in the system.

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

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

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

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

” Building Cube Instances. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8.50 September. “Building Cubes.50. (Cognos 8. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. using the Detail Value List page. 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.x and 9. 2009 Release Notes Note. including future EFFDT data.x are not supported. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected.PeopleTools 8. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. All rights reserved. Note.3. 92 Copyright © 2009.

Ability to define the types of report requests. Viewing Detail Values Optimization Framework This section covers enhancements that are made to the PeopleSoft Optimization Framework. PS/nVision This section covers changes that are made to the PeopleTools PS/nVision technology. Drilling down PS/nVision reports using web services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in). Default configuration under %PSHOME%. iLog CPLEX is the mathematical engine that is used by the PeopleTools Optimization Framework. 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. including: • • • • • • Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Tree Manager. Note. Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria This section covers enhancements of the effective-date. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. existing functionality that we use works as with CPLEX 10 versions. All rights reserved. • Perform comparative reporting based on different effective dates. Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition enables you to have multiple trees in the layout with different effective dates.0 Upgrade With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 93 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. No new functionality in CPLEX 11. CPLEX 11. Using this page. “Using PeopleSoft Tree Manager. Restoring query prompts to web version of nVision.50 September. you are able to: • Associate effective-date for trees at the time of criteria definition.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. This is an example of the PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog: Copyright © 2009. iLog CPLEX 11.0 is supported.0 will be included." Working with Detail Values. Supporting not-in criteria.

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

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

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

"Defining Selection Criteria. and define tree option in Expression 2 type as shown in this example: See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 97 ." Defining Criteria. Temp Files tiles of the Query-to-Excel. Scheduling query with In Tree prompt. Security Join Optimizer option. "Running PS/nVision Reports on the Web. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query." 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). 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. including: • • • • • • • Ability to develop in-tree criteria prompts.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision. Ability to Add an In-Tree Criteria Prompt You are able to add in-tree criteria prompts to your queries. With this option.50 September. Downloading query results to XML file. Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Enhancement request to be able to email AE results. Drilling URL in PSQUERY.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

meaning that a 0 (zero) was passed in the field.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Understanding Managing Messages. Message Reuse by Copying If you copy a message part. the end result is a zero when accessing the field via the rowset. By default an integer field has a value of 0.50 this restriction has been removed. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. So if a 0 or <blank> is passed in a field. causes the IsChanged property flag on the field to set to True. “Managing Messages. You cannot reuse message parts at Level 0. or is a restricted message. 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. when serialized to a rowset.PeopleTools 8. For PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50 September. you do so manually to each message part that you want to change. To make changes to a referenced message part. Now. XML that has a value of 0 (zero) passed in an integer field. When you check the box. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. if you check the Message Part Default Indicator box the IsChanged property on such a field is set to True. Changes you make to a copied message part are not propagated to other copies of the message part that may exist. If you must make changes to copied message parts. You can reuse only rowset-based message parts. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 108 Copyright © 2009. as long as the message part is not in the runtime tables. .” Reusing Message Parts Distinguishing Blank from Zero in Rowset-Based Message Parts The Message Definitions page features a new Message Part Default Indicator field that appears when you select or define a rowset-based message part. The messages and fields become permanent to the specific message and you can edit all records and fields directly in the message where the copied part exists. Message Reuse by Reference A reference to a message part is read-only in the message part where it is referenced. You can now make changes to a message part that is referenced in another part or subpart. has not been exported as WSDL. the system copies all records and fields and displays them at the record level. you must make the changes to the referenced message part directly.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. All changes are then propagated to every message in which the message part is referenced. “Managing Messages. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

to add a data structure to define the message content. “Ensuring Data Integrity. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. IBRK-24 – IB DMS Handler Referencing Invalid Message. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” Adding Routing Definitions. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides a data tree structure. “Managing Routing Definitions. 116 Copyright © 2009.” Managing System-Generated Routing Definitions. Adding a Routing Definition Any-to-Local Routings Definitions are Read-Only Beginning with PeopleTools 8.50 September. 2009 Release Notes When working with nonrowset-based messages. has been added to identify situations where you have moved a Bulk Load Handler object via project copy. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides an optional transaction rollback feature that enables you to rollback the database to the pre-bulk insert state if needed. “Managing Routing Definitions. In addition.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. thereby allowing non-PeopleSoft data to map to the records and fields in the database. 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. PeopleSoft Integration Broker automatically generates a local-to-Atom routing definition for a service operation when the service operation is published as a feed.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. any-to-local routing definitions are read-only with the exception of the external alias name and transform information. but did not include the associated message objects.” Integration Broker Integrity Service Operation Routings This section describes enhancements for working with and managing routings.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the value defaults to the name of the service operation associated with the routing definition upon save. if you do not enter a description in the Description field. .” Implementing Handlers Using Bulk Load Processing New System Audit Query to Identify Bulk Load Handlers Referencing Invalid Message Objects A new system audit query. Routing Description On the Routings – Routings Definition page. like that in the Messages component. See Also.

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. Returns the name of the attribute based on an index. &String = &MSG. the target system will not be able to view these attributes on any Integration Broker event run on the target system. The following methods are available in the IBInfo PeopleCode object to get/set data used for content-based routing determination. multiple routing definitions. any errors that result from running the OnRouteSend PeopleCode event. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Creating Routing Definitions.” Managing System-Generating Routing Definitions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Routing Definitions. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.GetNumberOfAttributes().GetAttributeValue(Integer nIndex). if on the source system attributes are set as part of a publish. Capturing Exceptions before Routings are Validated When you are adding a routing definition for a synchronous service operation from the Service Operations – Routings page.IBInfo. This option enables you to capture errors such as inactive routing definitions. &String = &MSG. &MSG. then you can read these attributes in OnRouteSend and OnSend IB events.IBInfo. • • • • • • &Integer = &MSG.GetAttributeName(Integer nIndex).AddAttribute(string name. the system displays a User Exception box at the top of the page. string value). &Bool = &MSG. and other initialization errors. Copyright © 2009. Attributes used for content-based routing are only applicable for the system that is setting the attributes. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Delete an attribute based on the attribute name.DeleteAttribute(string name).50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Deletes all attributes in the IBInfo object. Using these attributes can lead to significant performance improvement. Thus. 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.ClearAttributes(). Viewing System-Generated Routing Definitions. the attributes are not part of the payload that gets sent to the target system. Returns the value of the attribute based on an index.IBInfo. All rights reserved. &bool = &MSG. Add attributes by passing in attribute name and value. However. “Managing Routing Definitions. 117 . since Rowset or Xmldoc objects do not have to be serialized and subsequently loaded into memory and traversed to retrieve applicable data.IBInfo. Adding Routing Definitions.IBInfo.IBInfo.

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

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

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Providing Services. Click a service operation name to access the definition for the service operation.PeopleTools 8. “Managing Service Operation Queues. 2009 Release Notes Service Operation Queues This section describes service operation queue enhancements. Understanding Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Service. Linking to Service Operations from the Queue Component On the Queue Definitions page. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Effective with this release. 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. you can now choose to use the service name alias rather than the service name in WSDL you generate. All of the service operations that appear in the Operations Assigned to Queue box are hyperlinked.50 September. but no WSDL exists in the database. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Target Locations Consuming Services from WSIL URLs In previous releases of PeopleTools you were limited to consuming no more than 500 services from a WSIL URL.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker Administrations. Resolving Inconsistencies in Exported WSDL PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides a status message in the Messages-Message Definitions page that alerts you when a message is flagged as having WSDL exported. All rights reserved. that limitation has been removed.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 122 Copyright © 2009. 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. “Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Services. you can click the name of a service operation that displays in the Operations Assigned to Queue box to access the definition of that service operation.” Providing Services.” Adding a Queue Definition Web Services This section describes enhancements for working with and managing web services. .

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

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

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. No routing on target node User invoking a service operation has different permissions than specified on the service operation on the source node. Using the information in the log file when compared with the expected service operation metadata. You can use PeopleSoft Integration Broker to provide services to Oracle ESB. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 127 . Copyright © 2009. or a combination of these options. and applications in the Oracle portfolio. SSL encryption. and debugging enhancements related to PeopleSoft Integration Broker. No node password found on source node. Logging Enhancements to the Application Server Log The application server log now displays enhanced information for troubleshooting securityrelated issues when the logging level is set to 4 or greater. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. you can better determine the aspects of the integration that need to be changed or modified to perform the integration. The application server log now displays messages and information for the following situations: • • • • No routing at source node.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. resources.” Validating Security on Inbound Integrations Integrations with Oracle ESB-Based Services Oracle Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware that unifies and connects services. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Integrating with Oracle ESB-Based Services” Integration Broker Logging. as well as to consume services from Oracle ESB. 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.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.” Implementing Web Services Security. Beginning with this release PeopleTools is certified for integrating with Oracle ESB-based services. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. You can require that inbound service operations are transmitted using WS-Security options. tracing. Tracing and Debugging This section describes logging.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.

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

A domain assigned a weighted value of 1 processes the fewest number of requests. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” Implementing Master-Slave Load Balancing Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. a domain assigned a weighted value of 10 processes the greatest number of requests. Another example is a situation where the machines on which you are running domains have different processing capabilities due to the hardware installed in them. 129 . the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu appears.50 September. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can add or remove dispatcher queues from the slave domain as needed.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. In this situation you can configure the machines with the most process power to process the greater number of requests.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. If dedicated servers are configured for the domain that you import. 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. After you import a domain configuration and save it as a slave domain. When you create a template slave domain you import a domain configuration and save it as a template for the slave domain. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You import the domain configuration to use as a template slave using a new Import IB Master Configuration menu in PSADMIN. “Tuning Messaging System Performance.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.” Understanding Domain Failover. You can import a configuration from an application domain or from a file. In this case.” 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. 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. they are imported and available on the slave domain. you might have a domain on machine that is also running the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. “Setting Up Domain Failover. where you may boot the template slave domain. Upon completion. All rights reserved. To configure master-slave load balancing use the Master/Slave Load Balance page. As an example. The import process merges the domain configuration with the new template slave domain and creates the new configuration and loads it on the application server. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you could configure master-slave load balancing such that the machine that is running the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture processes fewer requests than other machines on which domains reside. The page enables you to assign a weight between1 and 10 to each domain to distribute request processing. configure the template slave domain or perform other administrative tasks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Translated elements include labels. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. 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. You can download this software from the Microsoft website.536 1. All rights reserved.xls ExcelToCI. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros. “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. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65.xls ExcelToCI2007.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.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. 385 1.048. headers and strings.536 1. 140 Copyright © 2009.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. . 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.576 1.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI.

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

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

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

50. Creating Projects With Multiple Definition Types. Running multiple processes simultaneously. Update Gateway Detects and Downloads Superseded Change Packages. Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler In previous releases. 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. When defining or modifying a template you can now choose the step type of ProcessScheduler. 144 Copyright © 2009. including: • • • • • • • • • • Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler Additional Database Definition Available Exporting Change Assistant templates. data-intensive processes now can be run through Process Scheduler also.PeopleTools 8. Retaining manual modifications to Change Assistant Templates. you had the option to run selected step types on a remote server. 2009 Release Notes Lifecycle Management Enhancements This section discusses the changes to PeopleSoft lifecycle management technology. New Step Property: “From Tools Release”. . Restarting ‘restart-aware’ processes. Oracle and/or its affiliates. This enables you to offload data-intensive processes to a high-powered server for improved performance and quicker completion times. Review and Apply Option Added to Apply Change Packages Wizard. Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects. such as PeopleSoft Change Assistant. With PeopleTools 8.50 September. Alter Analyzer. All rights reserved. such as Application Engine programs.

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

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

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

the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly.47 and earlier. 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. . and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8.50.48. this manual process has been automated. “Working with Change Packages.50 September. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects.48 versions of PeopleTools. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. When performing an upgrade or update. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8.PeopleTools 8. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. Oracle and/or its affiliates.48 and beyond. In PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject.48 versions of PeopleTools. All rights reserved.

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

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50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009. . Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies. In PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8. a manual stop was inserted prior to those steps so that the appropriate decisions could me made regarding whether the step applied to a particular environment or not.50 September. and ‘in’.50.PeopleTools 8. Typically. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. less than. You can express ranges of releases. All rights reserved. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools. such as greater than. a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release. using the associated operator field.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases.

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

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

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

The results of the comparison are stored in the Alter Repository. that you can query and run reports against to gain further insight into your upgrades and alter operations. the database name now appears above the column containing the information for that database. 2009 Release Notes Database Name Appears on Compare Report Output In PeopleTools 8. Then you run another provided Application Engine program to compare the source and target metadata. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant Your upgrade documentation 156 Copyright © 2009. Going forward.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. to make reading compare reports easier. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For regular compare reports. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. the Upgrade Assistant tool will no longer be installed with PeopleTools nor supported. For example. “Comparing Source and Target Definitions” Alter Analyzer PeopleTools is providing a new utility named Alter Analyzer that enables you to compare the metadata between databases running different versions of PeopleTools. New Release. this refers to the Old Release. “Working With Alter Analyzer” Dropped Support for Upgrade Assistant As of PeopleTools 8. a set of predefined tables. Oracle and/or its affiliates. this refers to the Source and Target columns.50.50. all upgrades should use Enterprise PeopleSoft Change Assistant with the delivered templates for your upgrade path.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. you load selected metadata information from your source database into your target database. All rights reserved. and for composite compare reports. and Customization columns. By running a provided Application Engine program.PeopleTools 8.

comparing projects.50 September. so the Upgrade Assistant PeopleBook is not included with the PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. For upgrades and updates.50. Deprecated Documentation Oracle no longer ships documentation for certain products used primarily in previous PeopleTools releases. and upgrading database definitions. refer to the PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks. Copyright © 2009. use Change Assistant and refer to the Change Assistant PeopleBook for documentation. 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. 2009 PeopleBooks Enhancements With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the PeopleSoft Application Designer PeopleBook contained chapters devoted to working with projects. 157 . Oracle provides a new version of PeopleBooks.46 Business Interlinks PeopleBook posted on My Oracle Support in the following location: The Upgrade Assistant tool is no longer shipped or supported. For Business Interlink documentation.

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

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