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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

.PeopleTools 8.50 September. describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans.1) 2 Copyright © 2009. Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release. Prerelease notes are published before a release. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. Release Notes Release notes are published when the product is made generally available and validate the final scope of the release. Resources include: • • • • • Hardware and Software Requirements guide Installation guides Upgrade guides Oracle Consulting Certification documents See Also PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Documentation Homepage on My Oracle Support (Doc ID 847882. All rights reserved. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The release notes discuss the features and enhancements that are available with the GA release of each product.

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

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

9.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support. 11. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.1 IBM Informix 9.PeopleTools 8. Platform Operating System AIX 6.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.6.50 September.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7. JRE Support.1. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8. .x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.1 IBM z/OS 1.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.9. 1.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.5 IBM Informix 11. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes. 1. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6.1 2 Copyright © 2009. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.

0. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates.2. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.5.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.x.1) Copyright © 2009.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.5. Always refer to Doc ID 747587. 3 .1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information. 8 Safari 3.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.1 Internet Explorer 7.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.4.1 Added Verity 6. 2.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 3.50 September.0.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.1.4 Browser Firefox 3.2.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.Main Page (Doc ID 764222. 3. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .1).1. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.

All rights reserved. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option.9 or 9. Note. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. This includes applications servers. Otherwise. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. 2009 Release Notes Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent The PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent is being deprecated as of June 5. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. Process Scheduler servers.50 September.0).50. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it.49 or 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. 8. Data Mover. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874.8. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8.6x with your PeopleTools installation. If you run DB2 databases. 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.6x and still be in a supported environment. 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. The exact version depends on your operating system.50. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. 4 Copyright © 2009. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. and so on. For example. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. Note. .PeopleTools 8. 2009.

In the interim.1 on other certified platforms (Windows. or Solaris).4x or JRE 1.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 JRE 1.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation.50 September.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification. All rights reserved.50 release date.50 Integration with BOE XI 3. Oracle and/or its affiliates. AIX. PeopleTools 8. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009. you can install BOE XI 3.50. Linux. 5 .

In previous releases. including: • • • • • • Installation Programs PeopleTools Running on Windows Verity Installation Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. you have the option of installing the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA) outside of PS_HOME. .50.50 September. All rights reserved. the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program prompted you to install PIA within the PS_HOME directory structure.PeopleTools 8. 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. 2009 Release Notes System Administration Enhancements This section discusses enhancements made in the area of server administration.sh Oracle Configuration Manager Installation PeopleSoft Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Internet Architecture Installation Location With PeopleTools 8. 6 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

was installed automatically when you installed the PeopleTools software.50 Installation for <your platform> Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. . The installation files for Verity are part of the PeopleSoft PeopleTools files that you download from Oracle E-Delivery. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 Programs.sh. Verity Installation In previous releases. you can update the Windows machine’s CRT files by running vcredist_x86. Microsoft. the install programs automatically update the machine performing the installation.exe manually. as part of VC++ 2005. In PeopleTools 8. 8 Copyright © 2009. If. the installation of Verity software has been decoupled from the PeopleTools installation.PeopleTools 8. the executables may not work and you may receive error messages. During your PeopleTools installation. if you are running PeopleTools executables from a machine on which the PeopleSoft installer did not run.exe manually: 1.50. you will not be able to launch PeopleTools client or server executables on that machine and may receive errors.exe. The following environment settings must now be set explicitly using the . 2. changed the way applications use and ship the required C Run Time (CRT) files.profile file in user's home directory. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Likewise. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Running on Windows PeopleTools 8. the update does not take place during the install program run. the software used for PeopleSoft Search. To run vcredist_x86.50 September. Detailed information and step-by-step procedures are included in your PeopleTools installation documentation. Verity. These required files must now be installed onto each machine that will run PeopleTools 8. Running the separate Verity integration installation is a mandatory step after you have installed the PeopleTools software into PS_HOME. for some reason. Run vcredist_x86.sh Tuxedo environment settings are no longer included in psconfig. If you encounter these errors. Go to PS_HOME\setup\vcredist. All rights reserved.50 is developed using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005.

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH $TUXDIR/bin $TUXDIR/bin must be prepended to PATH. Improves understanding of your business needs and provides consistent responses and services. 2009 Variable $TUXDIR Description $TUXDIR must be set to the correct Oracle Tuxedo installation directory. Some of the benefits of using Oracle Configuration Manager are: • • • • Reduces time for resolution of support issues. Provides proactive problem avoidance.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Working with Oracle Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Configuration Manager This section discusses these changes to PeopleSoft Configuration Manager: • • Registry structure changes. 9 .50 September. whichever is appropriate for your platform. With PeopleTools 8.50 installation. OCM is delivered to customers through My Oracle Support and can be configured for PeopleSoft deployments for collecting customer configuration data and providing services to the customer.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. For example: LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$TUXDIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH. Improves access to best practices and the Oracle knowledge base. you will have the option of installing and configuration OCM as part of the PeopleTools 8. LIBPATH. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools Installation for <your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50. 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. Copyright © 2009. export TUXDIR $TUXDIR/lib $TUXDIR/lib must be prepended to LD_LIBRARY_PATH. or SHLIB_PATH. For example: PATH=$TUXDIR/bin:$PATH. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Including OCM a part of PeopleTools installer enables Oracle support representatives to analyze environment and configuration data and provide better service to customers. For example: TUXDIR=/home/user/Oracle/tuxedo10gR3. ODBC installation.

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

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

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Domain Gateway TUXEDO command line option. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. bringing efficiency to administration. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. “Setting up Failover Search Domains” Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations In previous releases. This is the equivalent option that appears on the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu for the application server. only select operating systems could host the PSSRCHSRV process in the Type-3. In this scenario. With PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” Windows Service Now Includes Search Server Domains A search server domain can now be configured to start automatically as a Microsoft Windows service. the application server domain acts as a ‘client’ submitting requests to the ‘server’ (the remote search domain). See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and usage.50 September. the Type-3 search configurations (both the ‘client’ and ‘server’ elements) are supported on all the same operating systems that are also supported for running the application server. Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3). involves the use of a remote search server domain handling the search requests from application server domains. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” HP Itanium Support HP Itanium is now supported as a Type-1 search server.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu The PSADMIN menu PeopleSoft Search Domain Administration now contains these menu options: • • Edit configuration/log files menu option. Itanium search server support was limited to specific configuration types. just as application server and Process Scheduler server domains in previous releases. configuration.50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. Oracle and/or its affiliates. There is also the added benefit of a centralized solution for search facilities. Provides dmadmin Tuxedo command line options specific to the domain gateway.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. In previous releases. The feature enables system administrators to take full advantage of PeopleSoft search capabilities even when native support for search features are not available for the operating system on which their application server domains are installed. Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The Type-3 configuration. search server configuration. similar to the tmadmin command line. 13 . 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 15 .50 September.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.CFG configuration files.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN.50. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8. large. “Using PSADMIN Menus. All rights reserved. In PeopleTools 8.CFG. you can now include custom Java options per server process. PSQRYSRV. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. Copyright © 2009. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured. and so on.CFG and PSPRCS. PSAESRV. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. by default. However.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. the configuration file is PSWINSRV. This applies to any server process. Oracle and/or its affiliates. In previous releases. such as PSAPPSRV.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements.50. developer) has changed.CFG. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process. medium. The default value is 1024 cursors.000.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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Release Notes

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the workstation. Report Distribution Server. RRS DSNRLI SET_CLIENT_ID function If you are new to PeopleTools with the 8. However. and so on. PeopleTools previously provided information for tracing the user. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 z/OS” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you need to make sure to complete the steps described in your PeopleSoft upgrade instructions. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 LUW” Data Mover This section covers Data Mover enhancements. if you have used the database level auditing feature and you are upgrading from a previous release of PeopleTools. Employing Database Level Auditing.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. such as PIA transactions and Process Scheduler servers (running on Windows or UNIX). and the application server domain associated with a specific connection.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Using DB2 for z/OS Trigger Information Increased Monitoring Information DB2 system administrators can gather increased information associated with specific DB2 connections. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Using the features of the DB2 Connect’s sqleseti API (set client information) function. Used for “local” connections. or you have never used the database level auditing feature (on DB2 for z/OS) you do not need to perform any additional steps to implement this feature other than those described in PeopleBooks. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. 2009 Release Notes Source Sqlseti (Set Client Information) When Used Used for “distributed” connections. . PeopleTools captures ‘Module’ information and stores it in the DB2 ACCOUNTING field as follows: Module PIA Integration Broker Application Engine component name service operation name ‘PSAE’ Value Captured See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 release. Process Scheduler servers (running on OS/390). which are processes running under UNIX System Services. Oracle and/or its affiliates. which are process using DB2 Connect. In PeopleTools 8.50.50 September. including: 28 Copyright © 2009. such as Application Engine.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EXE executable (Application Designer). 2009 If you attempt to import a free form sub style sheet into an earlier release. The property is accessible on the Use tab for the following supported controls: • • • Edit Box Check Box Radio Button Copyright © 2009.50 September. The attribute is accessible by clicking the Summary Properties button located at the bottom right of the Label tab of any grid. Summary Attribute for Tables in Pages Grids now include a Summary attribute which enables the developer to provide a brief description of the functionality and content of the grid or scroll area.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. the value of the field is populated during an upgrade. This is an example of a free form style sheet: Command Line Password Prompt When using the command line to access the PSIDE. the default value for the Summary Text field is the same as the Title of the grid. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the user is now presented with a dialog box to enter the password. For existing controls. For new grids. then the Summary text will also be set to Message Catalog with short text chosen as default. 45 . This eliminates the requirement of entering the password argument as clear text in the command line. For existing grid areas. if you do not include the . For new grids. the free form sub style sheet imports as an empty standard style sheet. if the control Title is set to Message Catalog. All rights reserved. analytic grid. or scroll area. default value for the Summary Text field is the same as the Title of the grid. This property is pertinent for end users running screen readers. 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.CP <password> argument.

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

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

PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes This Grid Properties dialog box shows the Grid Layout and the Scrollbar properties on the Use tab: Image Definition Changes GIF files no longer require an alternate image to display in Application Designer. Oracle and/or its affiliates. a third party rich text editor. All rights reserved. The Enable Rich Text property of the long edit box control provides you with a simple way to implement this rich text editor as part of any PIA page without the need for customization or special configurations. Integrated Rich Text Editor You can configure the long edit box control to use the CK Editor. which is integrated into a standard PeopleTools installation.50 September. GIF files are supported. . 48 Copyright © 2009.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Size property. 3. Publish method. 1. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements.50. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message. Oracle and/or its affiliates. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. • ReportDefn class.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property. SetEmailOption method.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Java Class. rather than a single email address.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. SetItemFolder method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Save method. In PeopleTools 8. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. The 8.50 September. 2. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8.50. This method now validates a comma. "". See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. and SetOutputOption method. 4. The 8. All rights reserved. ValidateAddress method. This method now takes an optional language parameter. Therefore. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string. • RowsetCache class. 5. 63 . the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

50. Optimization PeopleCode classes. Copyright © 2009. Analytic type classes. Using extended Japanese characters. there have been changes to supported character sets: • In PeopleTools 8. Translating application definitions. 67 .50.50 September. Non-ASCII characters in file names uploaded to FTP servers prior to 8.50. TimeStampFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class). 2009 Corrected Properties In the PeopleCode API Reference. 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. Global Technology This section covers changes and updates to PeopleTools Global Technology. Updated font support. All rights reserved. Unicode UTF-8 with BOM (byte-order mark). Changes to Supported Character Sets In PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft hot keys do not function as expected on a non-U.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. including: • • • • • • • • • Changes to supported character sets. Changes to the swap audit report. keyboard Time zone data. the following properties have been moved to their proper location in the book: • • SystemIDFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class). Analytic grid classes. Analytic Calculation Engine Metadata classes. New PeopleSoft language codes.S. 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). Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

If you have multiple databases that populate the report folder. After copying your database or renaming a database.” Understanding the Purge Process Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Data Mover Scripts are available to delete the entries in Process Request tables. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance” Using Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Renaming Database in Process Request Data Tables When you copy a database or rename a database during an upgrade. The scripts are located in $PS_HOME/scripts.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Note: This script only deletes the report entries on the database where it is run. Script PSCSCLR. Purges all report entries registered for a report folder. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance. if there are processes Queued.” Renaming a Database in Process Request Data Tables Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Theses scripts should only be run if you want to delete all of the data in the associated tables. Report Manger tables and report entries. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. they will cause data corruption. you will need to run the script on each database to clean up all report folder entries.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.DMS RPTCLR. 2009 • Schedule JobSet Definition Users can overwrite the process output retention days at schedule time. All rights reserved.DMS PSRFCLR. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 73 . “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance.50 September. when they schedule a process request using PeopleCode ProcessRequest Class or a Component Interface. Purges all entries in the Report Manager tables. or On Hold. These processes will be listed in the SYSAUDIT in section (PRCSSCHED-18) Queued processes in PSPRCSPARMS and PSPRCSRQST which contain DBNAME different than current database name. bring down all Process Scheduler servers and run the Application Engine program MGRPRCSTBL This Application Engine program will: • • Update PSPRCSPARMS table with the new database name.DMS Description Purges all entries in the Process Request tables. Update PSPRCSRQST table with the new database name. That is. Pending.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 is supported. 81 . Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases.0\win32_x86.exe The local directory of crw32. All rights reserved. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment.50. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Note.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12. For example. “Working with Multiple Languages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. you need to upgrade.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Crystal Reports execution environments. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports.50.exe. Local directory of crw32. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 upgrade.0\Crystal Reports\Database\.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. Crystal Reports concepts. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September.

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

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

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

85 .50 September. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. Aggregate Storage. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata.1. All rights reserved.1 API. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Copyright © 2009. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11. 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. Essbase Cube Buider.1. including Essbase.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. 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. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions.1.1.1. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder.1. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1 Upgrade. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. Add and maintain Essbase outlines.1. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11.1. Delete and rename Essbase objects.1 is supported.1. Note. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. Run the cube creation batch process. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50.1. which is used to build Essbase cubes. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. you need to upgrade. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1.

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. Members can be added manually to dimensions. Use the following pages to create Essbase dimensions: 86 Copyright © 2009.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and members are populated by the results of a PeopleSoft Query or populated from a PeopleSoft Tree structure. . dimensions can be thought of as criteria that are used to pinpoint a particular piece of data. Dimensions are subdivided into categories called members.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. and to set the maximum number of rows to retrieve for static queries: Dimensions Dimensions are equivalent to fields in a relational database. In data analysis terms.

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

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

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

2009 Release Notes Integrating with Oracle Smart View When an Essbase cube is built successfully. 90 Copyright © 2009. . Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. a new Open Cube in Smart View link is available on the Process Details page that enables you to view the created cube (data and metadata) in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. 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.

This example shows the new PowerPlay Options page: Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager PeopleTools 8.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. A Logon Password field that enables you to configure Cognos Enterprise Server in cube instance definition with passwords besides blank passwords. Define the prefix that is applied to each record and field definition created by PeopleSoft Cube Manager. Cube Instances) page now features: • • • A Cognos Binaries section that enables you to override the registry locations (of PowerPlay.x. and Enterprise server) where the binaries folders are located. Cube Manager. 91 . 2009 Dynamic Dimension Templates Use the Dynamic Dimension Templates page to create Essbase dynamic dimension templates: See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Transformer.50 continues supporting Cognos PowerPlay 7. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The PowerPlay Options (under PeopleTools. Cube Builder.

Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected. 2009 Release Notes Note.PeopleTools 8. Note. 92 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates.x are not supported. you have options of using tree effective dates from the layout or enter a new effective date for trees at the time of Report Request: Effective Date Criteria Select the None option to display all EFFDT data rows for ranged or dynamic tree details. . Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8.50 September.” Building Cube Instances.x and 9. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7.3. “Building Cubes. using the Detail Value List page.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50. including future EFFDT data. (Cognos 8.

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

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

” Setting Up Report Requests. users can select multiple values. tree nodes. “Running PS/nVision Reports on the Web. Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Creating Requests Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and deleting the nodes from the criteria. the PS/nVision Layout designer now includes a new feature called not-in. All rights reserved. After making list of values to be part of not-in criteria. With this feature. modifying. 95 .50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision. and dimensions as part of notin criteria query. selecting nodes for not-in clause part of the Query. 2009 This is an example of the Report Request dialog in the Windows client: This is an example of the Report Request page in the Web client: See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. for example. Creating Report Requests Supporting Not-in Criteria Beside adding. this criterion is inserted as any other criteria into the selected cell in the Layout. which allows Layout designers to include fields for building negative criteria. “Running PS/nVision Reports in the Microsoft Windows Client.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Creating Report Requests.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2009 Release Notes Beginning with this release.” Developing Transforms Using Oracle XSL Mapper. Transformation. . as with the inbound scenario.rejectTransform property (and the %IB_Transform_Rejected built-in function). For example. the Operation Instances page displays a status of Done. Using the %TransformData. the Publication Contracts page in the Service Operations Monitor will show a contract status of Done for the transaction.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference 124 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. If you view such a transaction in the Service Operations Monitor.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. You set this property in a PeopleSoft Application Engine transform program as follows: %TransformData.” Rejecting Transformation Programs Enterprise PeopleTools 8. If you click the link an informational message appears that indicates that the transaction was terminated. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.rejectTransform = %IB_Transform_Rejected. the PeopleSoft system autodetects the classpath information and automatically populates the information in PeopleSoft Configuration Manager. Specifying the Installation Path and Classpath for Oracle XSL Mapper %TransformData Built-In Functions The following two properties have been added to the %TransformData built-in function: • • %TransformData.” Retrieving Routing Properties Programmatically Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Applying Filtering. the system will not create a subscription contract and the data is not sent. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. after you enter the JDeveloper installation location. you may not want a transaction published to a specific node. Transformation and Translation.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.rejectTransform property within a transform of an inbound asynchronous transaction. Oracle and/or its affiliates. If you open the Asynchronous Details page in the monitor to view additional transaction details.50 September.rejectTransform %TransformData. and Translation. “Managing Routing Definitions. and allows you to retrieve the routing properties respectfully. an Error link displays.routingDefnName The %TransformData.routingDefnName property retrieves the routing definition name for a transaction. “Applying Filtering. All rights reserved. If you click the link an informational message appears that indicates that the transaction was terminated. If you set the %TransformData. the system does not send the message and.PeopleTools 8. If you set this property for an outbound asynchronous transaction. you can terminate asynchronous transactions based on content data. the Asynchronous Details page for the transaction will display an Error link. %TransformData.rejectTransform Situations may arise when you may want to terminate a transaction.routingDefnName %TransformData. However.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Worklist Feeds The Worklist feed data type enables workflow administrators to expose worklists as feeds. wikis and blogs. such as query feeds. The content updates on these sites are subscribed by the user using a feed reader which polls the website with a specific URL provided by the website. and Integration Broker generic message feeds. 2009 Release Notes PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework This section provides and overview of the Feed Publishing Framework. which can be imported into the feed reader of their choice. 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. you can develop and publish feeds from any PeopleSoft or non-PeopleSoft data. With the PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework. worklist feeds. Overview Feeds are popularized by websites like news. and discusses: • • • • • My Feeds. Unified interfaces for content owners and administrative users to create. 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. a user can search and discover all the feeds that are available. and subscribe to the desired feeds. Developing new feed data types. Then with the delivered user interfaces. Integration Broker generic message feeds. . The user can also export all the feeds of their choice to an OPML file. All rights reserved. • With the PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework. Worklist feeds Query feeds. Interfaces for end users to discover related feeds and search feed definitions. The feeds list is filtered based on security settings. Oracle and/or its affiliates. configure. you can develop and publish feeds from any PeopleSoft or non-PeopleSoft data. 138 Copyright © 2009.50 September. and maintain feed definitions of various types. users can find and subscribe to your feeds. users can find and subscribe to your feeds.PeopleTools 8. My Feeds Using My Feeds pages. to subscribe to these feeds. Then with the delivered user interfaces.

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

576 1.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16.xls ExcelToCI.xls ExcelToCI2007.PeopleTools 8.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Translated elements include labels.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 140 Copyright © 2009. headers and strings. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. 385 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.536 1.048. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Template Names The version of Microsoft Excel that you are using in conjunction with the Excel to CI utility determines the Excel to CI template that you must use. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. All rights reserved.536 1. . The follow table lists the template to use based on your version of Microsoft Excel: Microsoft Excel Version Microsoft Excel 2000 Microsoft Excel 2003 Microsoft Excel 2007 Template ExcelToCI.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xlsm PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel Location Note that users for Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 use the same template.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. In PeopleTools 8.48 versions of PeopleTools. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly.48. All rights reserved.50 September. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model.PeopleTools 8.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside.48 and beyond.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. this manual process has been automated.50. 2009 Release Notes The Merge Existing Template option enables you to navigate to an existing Change Assistant template and merge any modifications present in the existing template that are not present in the new template. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8.47 and earlier. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8.48 versions of PeopleTools. “Working with Change Packages. . you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. Oracle and/or its affiliates. When performing an upgrade or update.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Typically. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50. .PeopleTools 8. less than.50 September. such as greater than. Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009. a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release. You can express ranges of releases. using the associated operator field. All rights reserved. a manual stop was inserted prior to those steps so that the appropriate decisions could me made regarding whether the step applied to a particular environment or not. and ‘in’. In PeopleTools 8.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

50 September. 2009 Change to Document Posted original version for Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 158 Copyright © 2009. . All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates.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. Please make a note of these changes if you have downloaded previous versions.

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