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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. you can find additional information on Oracle Technology Network and My Oracle Support. The release notes discuss the features and enhancements that are available with the GA release of each product.50 September. 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. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. Resources include: • • • • • Hardware and Software Requirements guide Installation guides Upgrade guides Oracle Consulting Certification documents See Also PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Documentation Homepage on My Oracle Support (Doc ID 847882.1) 2 Copyright © 2009. Release Notes Release notes are published when the product is made generally available and validate the final scope of the release. . Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release. Oracle and/or its affiliates. describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans. Prerelease notes are published before a release.

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

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

All rights reserved. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000. JRE Support.5 IBM Informix 11.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.1.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.1 IBM z/OS 1. 11. 1.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.1 2 Copyright © 2009. .x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. 1.1 IBM Informix 9. Platform Operating System AIX 6.9.6. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.PeopleTools 8. 9.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9.

3 . nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.2.1) Copyright © 2009.1 Internet Explorer 7.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.4.5. 3.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.50 September. 8 Safari 3. All rights reserved.1).1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .1.1. 2.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.x. Always refer to Doc ID 747587.4 Browser Firefox 3.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.0.2.Main Page (Doc ID 764222.0.5. 3.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.1 Added Verity 6. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.

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. This includes applications servers. 8.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. The exact version depends on your operating system. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. Note. For example. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option.50. Note.6x with your PeopleTools installation. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. Otherwise. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Process Scheduler servers. Data Mover. . This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system is not supported for running the IBM DB2 database or server elements requiring connection to IBM DB2 database.50 September. 4 Copyright © 2009. and so on.9 or 9. If you run DB2 databases.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8.49 or 8.8. 2009.50.6x and still be in a supported environment. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874.0).

4x or JRE 1.1 on other certified platforms (Windows.50 release date. 5 . In the interim. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. All rights reserved. or Solaris). PeopleTools 8.50 September. Linux.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification. you can install BOE XI 3. 2009 JRE 1.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 Integration with BOE XI 3. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. AIX. Copyright © 2009.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.50.

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

it is not until PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Decoupling PIA installations from PS_HOME was technically possible in previous PeopleTools releases. 2009 PeopleTools 8. however. as opposed to PS_HOME\webserv. PIA_HOME. if desired. Some sites may choose to install PIA into separate directory structures or separate server machines. Decoupling your PIA installation from PS_HOME can provide a more modular and flexible implementation. Because the location of where you can install PIA can vary. For example. having multiple PIA installations on multiple servers referencing a single PS_HOME installation is desired. the installation program to specify a custome location for the PIA install. 7 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. which could be inside or outside the PS_HOME directory structure.50 that Oracle formally tests and supports this configuration option. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.50 Installation <for your platform> Installation Programs The various installation programs (setup. For example. the documentation uses PIA_HOME\webserv. Note.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. Or.50 September. you will notice that in the PeopleTools documentation a new variable appears. to illustrate where PIA has been installed. in some cases. you may elect to install PIA to a directory outside PS_HOME if you are implementing a secure PS_HOME. All rights reserved.50 PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program Now.

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

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

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

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

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

Provides dmadmin Tuxedo command line options specific to the domain gateway. This is the equivalent option that appears on the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu for the application server. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and usage.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. only select operating systems could host the PSSRCHSRV process in the Type-3.50 September. There is also the added benefit of a centralized solution for search facilities. In this scenario. With PeopleTools 8. 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.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 13 . “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” Windows Service Now Includes Search Server Domains A search server domain can now be configured to start automatically as a Microsoft Windows service. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” HP Itanium Support HP Itanium is now supported as a Type-1 search server. the application server domain acts as a ‘client’ submitting requests to the ‘server’ (the remote search domain). Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. similar to the tmadmin command line. PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu The PSADMIN menu PeopleSoft Search Domain Administration now contains these menu options: • • Edit configuration/log files menu option. involves the use of a remote search server domain handling the search requests from application server domains. “Setting up Failover Search Domains” Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations In previous releases. configuration. search server configuration. In previous releases. Itanium search server support was limited to specific configuration types. Copyright © 2009. Domain Gateway TUXEDO command line option. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. bringing efficiency to administration. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. just as application server and Process Scheduler server domains in previous releases. The Type-3 configuration.50.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3). 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.

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

In PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. such as PSAPPSRV. medium.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured. In previous releases. This applies to any server process.CFG and PSPRCS. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process. “Using PSADMIN Menus. the configuration file is PSWINSRV. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8.50: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 2 8 25 2 Windows Service The name of the configuration file for the Windows service that starts an application server domain on Windows automatically has been changed.50 September.000. large. and so on. PSAESRV. 15 . developer) has changed. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can now include custom Java options per server process.CFG configuration files. However. Copyright © 2009. In previous releases. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. PSQRYSRV.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter. The default value is 1024 cursors.CFG.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small.50. by default.CFG.50.

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

All SAML token messages are digitally signed. Configurable User Profile Synchronization (CUPS) Configurable user profile synchronization is comparable to the standard type. Oracle Access Manager integration. PeopleSoft Encryption Technology Changes PeopleSoft Encryption Technology changes include: 20 Copyright © 2009. . but security administrators also have the option of encrypting the token. PeopleSoft applications now support the use of the SAML token for WSS. Oracle Access Manager Integration PeopleSoft applications now support Oracle Access Manager (COREid) for Single Sign On. All rights reserved. it is the message on the subscribing database that is configurable. “Working with User Profiles Across Multiple Databases” SAML support for Web Services Security Security Assertion Markup Language is an XML standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between entities. PeopleSoft Encryption Technology changes. SAML provides a standard security token—a SAML assertion—that can be used with standard web services security frameworks.50 September. However. 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.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration. See Also See Enterprise PeopleTools 8. LDAP library changes. Oracle and/or its affiliates. SAML support for Web Services Security. including: • • • • • User Profile Synchronization. The published message is the same. CUPS enables you to configure which fields the subscribing database receives. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Security This section discusses the changes to PeopleTools Security.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. “Using Application Engine Programs to Encrypt and Decrypt Tables” LDAP Library Changes PeopleTools 8. run PTDECRYPTPET on the source data prior to exporting to decrypt the table data.” Application Engine Programs to Encrypt and Decrypt Tables There are two Application Engine programs that do full table encryption and decryption: • PTENCRYPTPET: If you use Data Mover to export data from a PeopleTools version that pre-dates PET to the current tools version.50 offers a variety of features incorporated for sites using the Oracle database. Enhanced MODULE and ACTION Monitoring Information.50 uses only JNDI libraries for LDAP clients to connect to LDAP Directory Servers. Encryption Terminology “PeopleSoft Pluggable Encryption Technology” is now referred to as “PeopleSoft Encryption Technology. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009. Enhanced User ID Monitoring Information. All rights reserved. Increase in Oracle Minimum Number of OPEN_CURSORS. 2009 • • Encryption terminology. run PTENCRYPTPET on the target database after the import to encrypt the table data. Oracle and Sun Libraries are no longer supported. Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit. 21 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration. including: • • • • • • Optimize Database CPU Usage with Oracle Control Groups. JNDI requires no added installation as it is part of the standard PeopleTools installation. Support for Oracle Transparent Data Encryption.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. “Employing LDAP Directory Services” Oracle Database Enhancements PeopleTools 8. Application Engine programs to encrypt and decrypt tables.

All rights reserved. For example. and how the CPU allocates its resources to the PeopleSoft application processes running on the system. 2009 Release Notes • • FIRST_ROWS Hint Feature No Longer Used. PeopleTools delivers a set of predefined PeopleSoft Resource Groups to which one or more PeopleTools executables are assigned. With PeopleTools 8. You then manage PeopleSoft Query’s CPU usage by specifying the appropriate parameters when you define the corresponding consumer group. Oracle 11g case-sensitive user IDs.PeopleTools 8. If you want to limit the amount of CPU resources a long-running query can consume on the database server. named PSFT Query. the CPU. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. then you could create a resource plan with a consumer group. for example. you use the Pt Ora Resource page to map the Oracle consumer groups to the predefined PeopleSoft resource groups. After you have created the consumer groups. the system automatically imposes the limits that you have defined in the consumer group upon the PeopleTools executables within that resource group. PSRUN is assigned to the COBOL resource group and PSQRYSRV is assigned to the QUERY SERVER resource group. Pt Ora Resource page After mapping the appropriate PeopleSoft resource group to its corresponding consumer group. . 22 Copyright © 2009.50. 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. This integration between PeopleTools and Oracle database technology enables you to manage and optimize a fundamental system resource.

Oracle and/or its affiliates. in the Field Properties dialog box. External security modules generate encryption keys. Each table's column encryption key is. PeopleTools populates the MODULE and ACTION fields of the V$SESSION and V$SQL views. select Encrypt check box. All rights reserved. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Oracle. Oracle Database Resource Manager. You can now view system resource usage per these PeopleSoft application modules that populate the module and action fields as described in the table. Enter the desired encryption algorithm in the Database Encryption Algorithm edit box on the PeopleTools Options page. in turn. and so on. Consequently. it is possible to divide administration duties between DBAs and security administrators. Oracle Automatic Workload Repository. 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50. In addition. PeopleSoft Connection Type Application Server (PIA connections) Module PeopleSoft component Action PeopleSoft page (PIA page) Copyright © 2009. The Master key is stored in an Oracle wallet. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. 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. Using an external security module separates ordinary program functions from those that pertain to security. a strategy that enhances security because no administrator is granted comprehensive access to data. Using the Database Resource Manager Support for Oracle Transparent Data Encryption PeopleTools now supports the use of Oracle’s Transparent Data Encryption (TDE).” Working With Oracle Resource Groups Oracle Database Administrator’s Guide. which enables encryption of sensitive data in database columns as it is stored in the operating system files.50 September. encrypted with the database server's master key. TDE is a key-based access control system that enforces authorization by encrypting data with a key that is kept secret. and in Application Designer. 23 . it provides for secure storage and management of encryption keys in a security module external to the database. and securely store keys outside of the database. such as Oracle Enterprise Manager. This provides increased monitoring capabilities if you use Oracle performance monitoring utilities. To implement this feature within your PeopleSoft system you need to: • • • Set up the Master key in the Oracle wallet. such as encryption. perform encryption and decryption. which is part of the external security module. Determine the fields to be encrypted with TDE. Enhanced MODULE and ACTION Monitoring Information With PeopleTools 8.

“Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Oracle.” ORACLE DATABASE VAULT Certification With Oracle PeopleSoft Applications http://www. and 11g with PeopleTools PT8.com/technology/deploy/security/databasesecurity/pdf/ds_database_vault_peoplesoft.PeopleTools 8.exe'.50.exe.exe QEDMO PC. client_info FROM v$session where module ='pside. 2009 Release Notes Integration Broker Application Engine service operation ‘PSAE’ PeopleCode event program name See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Database administrators can also retrieve the information directly from the database with queries similar to the following: SELECT module.” Monitoring PeopleSoft Database Connections Oracle Database Vault Support PeopleSoft databases are now certified to use Oracle Database Vault to increase your information security. Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Oracle. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Oracle. .oracle. Oracle and/or its affiliates. client_identifier. “Monitoring PeopleSoft Database Connection 24 Copyright © 2009.50 September. PeopleSoft user ID information is also stored in the CLIENT_IDENTIFIER column of the V$SESSION table. but it is typically accompanied by other user information. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. like machine name for example. Displaying only the user ID simplifies the retrieval of user information by products like Oracle Audit Vault and Oracle Enterprise Manager to obtain the User ID information from PeopleSoft applications.pside. 10g.. The CLIENT_IDENTIFIER column contains only the user ID. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. All rights reserved.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.BENG- pside. whereas the CLIENT_INFO column also contains the user ID value.bng2. MODULE ------ CLIENT_IDENTIFIER ----------------- CLIENT_INFO ----------------QEDMO. PeopleTools has validated the use of Database Vault 9i.

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the use of this hint made the analysis of other reported performance issues difficult. In addition to allowing larger amounts of data in a single database field.50 the SQL Server login utilized as an ACCESSID does not require being a member of the SQL Server “sysadmin” server role.50. such as SYSADM is represented consistently. All rights reserved. Going forward. The Oracle implementation of FIRST_ROWS hint works differently than on other RDBMS platforms. there is no longer a need to enable or disable the use of this feature. when running the installation. So. 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. Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements This section discusses these Microsoft SQL Server enhancements: • • Access ID. In previous releases. The original intent of adding the hint was to provide a performance benefit. In previous releases. as originally implemented. and the PeopleSoft application usage of the FIRST_ROWS hint feature. the OracleDisableFirstRowsHint parameter has been removed from the application server configuration file (PSAPPSRV. 25 . Copyright © 2009. Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs With Oracle 11gR1 the database user ID is case-sensitive. Access ID On PeopleTools 8. Microsoft SQL Server 2008. did not provide any clear performance benefits for the Oracle platform. system administrators need to make sure the database user ID. the LOB size limit for the Oracle database has increased to 50 MB.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50. wherever it needs to be supplied in the configuration tools and scripts as well as on any signon screen.CFG). the largest LOB that could be stored was 2 MB. 2009 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit Beginning with PeopleTools 8.50 Installation for Oracle FIRST_ROWS Hint Feature No Longer Used PeopleSoft applications no longer utilize the FIRST_ROWS hint feature on an Oracle database for the SQL generated for search lists appearing on application pages. In addition.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. this new limit allows much larger file attachments to be stored in the database without having to be divided into separate chunks. In PeopleTools 8. the minimum was 255.

creating databases. 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. and so on. including: • • • DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes Increased Monitoring Information DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE With PeopleTools 8. The auto-resize option creates a table space that automatically increase its size.50. initial size and appropriate resize increment. modifying server settings. 26 Copyright © 2009. PeopleSoft databases running on the DB2 LUW platform can take advantage of the IBM DB2 Auto-Resize option for table spaces. in configurable increments. dropping them. In previous releases the delivered table space create scripts appeared similar to the following. All rights reserved.50 Installation <for your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Table spaces that can dynamically increase their size as needed enable you to set a reasonable. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This reduces the initial footprint of your database and translates into optimized space usage as your transactional database grows.50. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Microsoft SQL Server” SQL Server 2008 With PeopleTools 8.50 September. to accommodate system needs with no limit.50 you will find the installation scripts were updated to reflect the changes above. IBM DB2 Enhancements This section discusses enhancements for IBM DB2.PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008. defining new server logins. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. 2009 Release Notes This restricts the type of activities this login can be used for which enhances overall application security. On PeopleTools 8. .

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

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

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

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

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

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

xml file.50 September.” Web Server Timeouts Jolt This section describes changes made to Oracle Jolt. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Appendix: PeopleSoft Timeout Settings. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 Jolt Failover String psserver=<host>:<port>#wt[failover servers] psserver=<host>:<port>#wt{failover servers} Note. In PeopleTools 8.49 8.50.properties file.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. If you enable the signon trace link to appear on the signon page using the Show Trace Link at Signon web profile property. [ ].50.” Working with Jolt Configuration Options. { }. Copyright © 2009. The above IPV6 compatibility applies to Jolt only. PeopleTools Release 8. In previous releases. the link now appears as: Set Trace Flags In previous releases it read: To set trace flags. For PeopleTools 8. 33 . the failover servers appear within curly brackets. failover servers appeared within angled brackets.50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.properties file.properties file: joltPooling=true See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. has changed slightly in PeopleTools 8. Jolt session pooling was set per servlet in the web. specified in the psserver property in the configuration.” Configuring Jolt Session Pooling Signon Trace Link The wording of the signon trace link has changed. A new property has been added to the configuration. you set Jolt session pooling at the site level in the configuration. click here. including: • • Jolt Failover String Jolt Session Pooling Jolt Failover String The syntax of the Jolt failover string.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Jolt Session Pooling In previous releases. to be compatible with both IPV4 and IPV6 specifications.

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

QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions. Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10. “Using PeopleTools Utilities. WORKLISTFEED 01-05. “Working with Oracle WebLogic. GENERICFEED-01.50 PeopleBook: Data Management.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications. 35 .50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50 September. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users. Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Using Administration Utilities. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions. Oracle and/or its affiliates. URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009. “Working with IBM WebSphere. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option. 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. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name.

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

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

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

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8. . 42 Copyright © 2009.50 September. you can determine the number of entries that the search can return. When you perform a search using a transaction search page. The maximum value and the default value are set in the Search Settings on the PeopleTools Options page. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. 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. All rights reserved. If the search retrieves more than the maximum number of listings. the Search Results grid displays the total number of results above the search results. you can set the number of entries that the search returns to any value less than the maximum. 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.

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

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

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

46 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes • • • Drop-Down List Image Long Edit Box Scrollable Grid Layout (Grid Enhancements) In addition to the current grid functionality. you can navigate through cells by using the SHIFT+ <DIRECTION> ARROW keys. You can specify the grid layout style at the system level (PeopleTools Options page) and at the individual grid level. you can change the sort order of a grid column directly on the transaction page by clicking the column header. If grid scroll bars are present. the cursor will move to fields within the grid. You can scroll data within the grid without having use the browser scroll bar. the page brings the tab where the field and value are into view. Grid scroll bars and grid tabs can be configured to work together or separately. you can designate the number of rows to appear in the scrollable area. The search looks through all rows in the buffer. Oracle and/or its affiliates. sort indicator icons appear to the left of the column heading label. If grid tabs are present. All rights reserved. When using these methods to navigate. In scrollable grid layout. press SHIFT+ UP ARROW to move one cell up. For example. The scrollable grid layout offers several functional differences from the original grid layout. the cursor will not cause the tab to change as it moves through rows and columns. In scrollable grid layout. If the string is found. the cursor will cause the grid to scroll as it moves through rows. In the scrollable grid layout. In scrollable grid layout. In the scrollable grid layout. . making it the active tab.PeopleTools 8.50 September. Note. you can enable horizontal and vertical scroll bars. In scrollable layout. application developers can enable a scrollable grid layout. which appear within the grid control and enable you to scroll through data within the grid. frozen columns and column headers are stationary when you scroll through grid data. thus other data on the page stays in view. Press SHIFT+ RIGHT ARROW to move one cell to the right. the user can find the string in all tabs of the grid. You can configure a scrollable grid to display the horizontal and vertical scroll bars independently of one another.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can right-click an application package name and select View Application Package to open the application package definition. When a function is called. • • • 54 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Developer’s Guide. GetPageField solves the problem by referencing a field by its unique page field name. 2009 Release Notes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can use the Call Stack pane to observe the flow of an application as it executes a series of nested functions. it is removed from the stack.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Developer’s Guide. You can right click on an application class or method name and select View Application Class or View Application Class Method to open the definition in a new PeopleCode editor window. “Using the PeopleCode Editor” PeopleCode Functions This section covers general updates made to PeopleCode functions. or to recover from a logic error and continue testing. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. GetRatingBoxChart returns a reference to a rating box chart.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Developer’s Guide. Setting the value of a variable in the Debugger gives you the flexibility to try out changes and see the results in real time. The GetField function references a record field name. The debugger also enables you to change the value of a variable in the Local Variables pane.PeopleTools 8. it is pushed onto the top of the stack. . “PeopleCode and the Component Processor” PeopleCode Debugger The PeopleCode debugger now includes a Call Stack pane. GetPageField enables your PeopleCode to access and modify the labels on radio buttons. which creates a problem with radio buttons since all the radio buttons in a set share the same record field name. the PeopleCode Editor now provides similar access to application packages and application classes. All rights reserved. StripOffHTMLTags strips all HTML tags in an HTML-formatted string. • • CompareStrings compares the content of two text strings and returns an XML-formatted text string detailing the differences between the two strings. The Call Stack pane displays a stack of PeopleCode functions and methods that are currently active but not completed. “Debugging Your Application” PeopleCode Editor Just as you have always been able to navigate to a function definition by right-clicking the function name. When the function returns. GetOrgChart returns a reference to an organization chart. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Optimization PeopleCode classes. 67 . New PeopleSoft language codes.50 September. including: • • • • • • • • • Changes to supported character sets. 2009 Corrected Properties In the PeopleCode API Reference. All rights reserved. Translating application definitions. keyboard Time zone data. there have been changes to supported character sets: • In PeopleTools 8. Analytic type classes.50. Copyright © 2009. Using extended Japanese characters. Analytic grid classes. 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). Changes to the swap audit report.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 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.S. Non-ASCII characters in file names uploaded to FTP servers prior to 8. TimeStampFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class). Analytic Calculation Engine Metadata classes.50. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the following properties have been moved to their proper location in the book: • • SystemIDFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class).50. Updated font support.

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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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All rights reserved. 71 . including: • • • • • • • • • • • • Process Scheduler XML Publisher Query Access Service Connected Query Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager Analytic Calculation Engine Tree Optimization Framework PS/nVision Query Process Scheduler This section discusses the enhancements and changes for Process Scheduler.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools. including: • • • • • • • • • • Increase Process Instance and Report IDs Viewing Limitations Report Distribution By Role Retention Days Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Renaming Database in Process Request Data Tables New Process Category LOADCACHE Runtime Parameters Reporting Console Process Scheduler Web Service Copyright © 2009.

the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role. These fields include: • • • • • • • CDM_ID CONTENTID PSRF_REPORT_ID REPORT_ID REPORT_INST_VAL REPORT_INSTANCE TRANSFERINSTANCE Process Instance ID Max sequence is increased to 2147483647. Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999. the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role. Users can define the default process (report) output retention days at the following definition levels: • • • Process Type Definition Process Definition Job Definition 72 Copyright © 2009.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. “Using Report Manager. Using Process Monitor. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Using the Date Range filter. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.” Viewing Reports Report Distribution By Role When a new user is added to the system or a new role is added to an existing user.PeopleTools 8. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. If a role is removed from a user profile. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added. 2009 Release Notes Increase Process Instance and Report IDs The Content ID fields (CONTENTID field) have increased to 12 integer positions (999999999999).50 September. you can select a From and To date for viewing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. The output for connected query is always an XML file. All rights reserved. A Connected Query is a hierarchical object built with existing PeopleSoft Queries. A new folder for Connected Query has been added under Reporting Tools. Connected Query Manager See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. There are no artificial limits to n and m. . A parent query can nest n levels of child queries and any child query can have m sibling queries within a hierarchy. “Using Connected Query” Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft This section discusses enhancements that are made to Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. edit an existing Connected Query. including: 80 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Connected Query Manager provides a report developer the ability to create a new Connected Query.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. 2009 Release Notes Connected Query Connected Query provides the ability to create a single XML file based on a set of queries with parent-child relationships. as well as run it in three modes: • Preview XML • Run to window • Schedule Connected Query Viewer Connected Query Viewer is used to run the Connected Query in three modes: • Preview XML • Run to window • Schedule Schedule Connected Query Schedule Connected Query allows you to run the connected query in the Process Scheduler. Fields in a child query are mapped to related fields in the immediate parent query.50 September. Connected Query has the following components: Component Connected Query Quick Start Description The Connected Query Quick Start is a wizard that walks you through creating a simple Connected Query with a single parent query and a single child query linked using a set of related fields. delete a Connected Query object. Connected Query can be used as a data source for XML Publisher reports that require sub reports. copy existing Connected Queries. but typical use will involve a single parent-child relationship or a few levels of nesting.

exe. “Working with Multiple Languages. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you need to upgrade.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. Note.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases.1 is supported. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12.50 September. Crystal Reports execution environments. Local directory of crw32.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.0\win32_x86. For example.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008. HKEY_CURRENT_USER. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8.exe The local directory of crw32. All rights reserved. 81 .exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment.50.1 upgrade. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal Reports concepts.

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

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

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

1. Run the cube creation batch process. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. Note. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata.1. 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.1.1. 85 .50.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 is supported. Oracle and/or its affiliates. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Add and maintain Essbase outlines.1. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. 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. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11. you need to upgrade. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Aggregate Storage. Essbase Cube Buider. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11. Delete and rename Essbase objects. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. including Essbase. Copyright © 2009.1. Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1 Upgrade.50 September. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface.1.1 API. which is used to build Essbase cubes. All rights reserved.1. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8.1.1.1.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines.

Members can be added manually to dimensions. Dimensions are subdivided into categories called members. dimensions can be thought of as criteria that are used to pinpoint a particular piece of data. .50 September. and members are populated by the results of a PeopleSoft Query or populated from a PeopleSoft Tree structure.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Use the following pages to create Essbase dimensions: 86 Copyright © 2009. In data analysis terms. 2009 Release Notes Connection The first step in creating Essbase cubes is to use the Connections page to create connectivity information: Cube Dimension Builder Setup Use the Cube Dimension Builder Setup page to set values for the number of members to display at a time for dynamic queries. and to set the maximum number of rows to retrieve for static queries: Dimensions Dimensions are equivalent to fields in a relational database. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

. 2009 Release Notes Integrating with Oracle Smart View When an Essbase cube is built successfully. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. All rights reserved. 90 Copyright © 2009. This example shows the Smart View window that displays the top members of the two dimensions created: You can drill down or use the POV Smart View tool to manipulate the data.50 September.PeopleTools 8.

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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Dynamic Dimension Templates Use the Dynamic Dimension Templates page to create Essbase dynamic dimension templates: See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Cube Instances) page now features: • • • A Cognos Binaries section that enables you to override the registry locations (of PowerPlay.50 continues supporting Cognos PowerPlay 7. and Enterprise server) where the binaries folders are located. 91 . Cube Manager.50 September. Cube Builder. The PowerPlay Options (under PeopleTools. Transformer. All rights reserved. This example shows the new PowerPlay Options page: Copyright © 2009.x.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

50. All rights reserved. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT. Note. 2009 Release Notes Note. (Cognos 8.PeopleTools 8.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.x are not supported. including future EFFDT data.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. Oracle and/or its affiliates.x and 9. using the Detail Value List page. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected. 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. . 92 Copyright © 2009. “Building Cubes. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8.3.” Building Cube Instances.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As in previous releases. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. The message names appear in the generated XML message schema. The Service Operations page features a Multi-Queues link that enables you to specify multiple queues to handle an inbound or outbound service operation. “Managing Service Operations. “Creating Component Interface-Based Services. Some of these system monitoring tools report metrics by capturing Module and Action information. “Managing Services. the service operations on the receiving system had to be assigned to the same queue. 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. “Managing Service Operations. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. you now have the option to specify message names and descriptions for the service operations that you are generating. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” 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. the requests are split across multiple queues. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Invoking Multiple Service Operations Adding Message Names and Descriptions to CI-Based Service Operations When generating CI-based service operations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. However. In this release you can invoke multiple service operations on the receiving system that are assigned to different queues. When you use the multi-queue option.” 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.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 113 . All rights reserved. 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: Data Management. 2009 Release Notes On an Oracle database. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. followed by that with a value of 2. Monitoring Service Operations Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. All rights reserved.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations.” Checklists and Troubleshooting. and so on. PeopleSoft provides service operation name and PeopleCode event name as Module name and Action name respectively. Setting Handler Processing Sequence Application Engine Handler A new service operation handler implementation method has been added to PeopleSoft Integration Broker for PeopleTools 8. but no sequence is set. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The new Sequence field enables you to select the order in which PeopleSoft Integration Broker performs handler processing. you can set the processing sequence on the Service Operation-Handlers page. . A handler with a sequence value of 1 is processed first.50 September. Handler Descriptions On the Service Operations-Handlers Detail page. On an IBM DB2 database. the system processes handlers alphabetically.” Associating PeopleSoft Users with DB2 UDB Threads Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Understanding Managing Service Operations. This information enables you to associate service operations with database transactions for monitoring and troubleshooting. “Managing Service Operation Handler. by default the system populates the Description field with the service operation name. and Windows. “Managing Service Operations.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Monitoring Module Information Service Operation Handlers This section discusses enhancements to service operation handlers. PeopleSoft provides service operationname as Module name (no Action information is provided for DB2 systems). “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for Linux.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 114 Copyright © 2009. If multiple notification handlers exist and are active. UNIX. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for z/OS.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations Setting Processing Sequence for Multiple Notification Handlers For a service operation that has multiple active notification handlers.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. To enable capturing service operation and PeopleCode event metrics you must set the EnableDBMonitoring option in PSADMIN.

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers.” Implementing Handlers Using Bulk Load Processing New System Audit Query to Identify Bulk Load Handlers Referencing Invalid Message Objects A new system audit query. any-to-local routing definitions are read-only with the exception of the external alias name and transform information. Adding a Routing Definition Any-to-Local Routings Definitions are Read-Only Beginning with PeopleTools 8. thereby allowing non-PeopleSoft data to map to the records and fields in the database. “Ensuring Data Integrity. See Also. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. like that in the Messages component. the value defaults to the name of the service operation associated with the routing definition upon save. has been added to identify situations where you have moved a Bulk Load Handler object via project copy. to add a data structure to define the message content.” Integration Broker Integrity Service Operation Routings This section describes enhancements for working with and managing routings. but did not include the associated message objects. . Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes When working with nonrowset-based messages. IBRK-24 – IB DMS Handler Referencing Invalid Message. “Managing Routing Definitions. All rights reserved. 116 Copyright © 2009.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Adding Routing Definitions. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. if you do not enter a description in the Description field. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides a data tree structure. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides an optional transaction rollback feature that enables you to rollback the database to the pre-bulk insert state if needed. 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.PeopleTools 8.” Managing System-Generated Routing Definitions. Oracle and/or its affiliates. In addition. PeopleSoft Integration Broker automatically generates a local-to-Atom routing definition for a service operation when the service operation is published as a feed. “Managing Routing Definitions. Routing Description On the Routings – Routings Definition page.50 PeopleBook: Data Management.

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

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. 119 . through the integration gateway. Copyright © 2009. and to the integration partner. The following example shows the Integration Status page that appears when you click the Integration Not Active link: Inactive metadata for the QE_PO_SYNC routing definition The Integration Status page lists the issues that prevent the routing definition from being active. This routing definition contains integration metadata that is not active. as denoted by the display of the Integration Not Active link at the top of the right side of the page. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 The following example shows a routing definition in graphical format for a synchronous service operation: The routing definition for QE_PO_SYNC in graphical format Again. All rights reserved. Click the link to view items that are not active for the integration. the arrows show the flow of the service operation from PeopleSoft Integration Broker.

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. if you click the Activate Operation Version link in the previous example. 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.” Viewing Routing Definitions in Graphical Format Creating Routing Definitions for Non-Default Service Operations You can now create routing definitions for non-default service operations using the Routings component.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 2009 Release Notes Click a link in the Actions column to resolve an issue.” Creating Routing Definitions.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. Check the box to return to the consumer any schema parser errors that occur during processing. Note that you must compress the response before sending. the system locates the inactive service operation associated with the routing definition. . 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Routing Definitions. As an example. This functionality is used in conjunction with the feeds enhancement. The system activates the associated metadata and displays a message when the issue is resolved. 120 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. and displays the following message: Message indicating that the service operation has been activated for the routing definition. “Managing Routing Definitions. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. using PeopleCode or by setting the Min Message Size Compression parameter in PSADMIN. activates it. You can click the OK button to return to other items to activate. “Managing Routing Definitions.” Creating Routing Definitions.

If a transform is defined on the outbound response. Oracle and/or its affiliates.version or output message. “Managing Service Operation Routing Definitions. then the system uses the message. and so on. The page enables you to add user-defined name/value pairs to a routing definition.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Developers might use the name/value pairs data to add to XML. aliases. Note that any-to-local routing definitions are read-only when WSDL has been exported.” Creating Routing Definitions. If you define a transformation on an any-to-local routing definition. Defining General Routing Information Transformations on Any-to-Local Routing Definitions Transformations on any-to-local routing definitions are now permitted.” Searching for Duplicate External Routing Aliases Copyright © 2009.50 September. “Managing Routing Definitions. developers can extract the data from transformations using application classes. Once they know the name/value pairs in a transformation. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.version are not defined on the transform.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. This page enables you to identify duplicate external routing alias names. 121 . 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. the system uses the input message. and so on. As a result. Duplicate external routing alias names are never allowed for synchronous routing definitions and the system generates an error at runtime if it encounters any. the system uses the request or response message. “Managing Routing Definitions.version on the output of the transformation for WSDL. Defining Routing Properties Searching for Duplicate External Routing Aliases PeopleTools 8. In most cases duplicate external routing alias names are not desired for asynchronous routing definitions. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In cases where the input message.50 features an Alias Name Reference page (IB_ALIASXREF_SEC) that displays duplicate external routing aliases that exist for a routing definition. you cannot change the in/out message transformation.” Creating Routing Definitions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.version defined on the service operation for WSDL.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. so you may create unique alias names for each duplicate found. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. The exception is when you are using service operation mapping.version on the transform for the inbound request for WSDL. and you want one routing definition to invoke multiple service operations. “Managing Routing Definitions. perform SELECT actions in tables.” Creating Routing Definitions. which denote data contained in transformations defined for the routing.

Click a service operation name to access the definition for the service operation. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. “Providing Services.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Understanding Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Service. 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.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 2009 Release Notes Service Operation Queues This section describes service operation queue enhancements. but no WSDL exists in the database. “Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Services. All rights reserved. All of the service operations that appear in the Operations Assigned to Queue box are hyperlinked. . Step 2: Select Service Operations WSDL Documents This section describes enhancements for working with and managing WSDL documents in PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker Administrations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 122 Copyright © 2009. Linking to Service Operations from the Queue Component On the Queue Definitions page. Using Service Name Aliases in Provided WSDL When you use the Provide Web Service wizard.” Providing Services. “Managing Service Operation Queues. you can click the name of a service operation that displays in the Operations Assigned to Queue box to access the definition of that service operation. 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. Effective with this release. that limitation has been removed.50 September.” Adding a Queue Definition Web Services This section describes enhancements for working with and managing web services. you can now choose to use the service name alias rather than the service name in WSDL you generate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You use the Serial Recycle parameter in the psappsrv.PeopleTools 8. The system checks to see if the percentage criterion is met after processing a specified number of requests. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.” Managing Pub/Sub Handler Processing Performance Recycling Pub/Sub Process Handlers Based on Process Memory Growth PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to recycle pub/sub process handlers based on memory growth in cache.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.” Implementing Master Domain Processing Pub/Sub Handler Processing Serial Recycling of Pub/Sub Handler Processes When serial recycle for pub/sub process handlers is enabled. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. or so it can run other processes. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. By default the serial recycling of pub/sub process handlers is enabled. 130 Copyright © 2009.50 September. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. . You use the Percentage of Memory Growth parameter in the psappsrv. By default the Percentage of Memory Growth parameter is disabled. The Master/Slave Load Balance page features a Master Processing Status dropdown list box where you set the processing status for the master domain. 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 rights reserved. If serial recycling is disabled.cfg file to enable and disable this feature. Configuring deferred master processing enables you to free processing resources on the master domain machine due to hardware or processing power limitations.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. which can cause throughput to come to a standstill. Message System Performance Statistics The messaging system performance statistics pages in the Service Operations Monitor have been redesigned for this release.” Managing Pub/Sub Handler Processing Performance Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor This section describes enhancements to the Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor.cfg file to specify that the system recycle pub/sub process handlers when memory has grown by a percent value that you specify. all pub/sub process handlers recycle at once. the system recycles process handlers (within a group) on a serial basis–one after another–to allow processing to continue uninterrupted.

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

. you could click an individual bar chart to view the raw data on which the bar chart is based.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The following example shows the page that appears when you click the View Transactions link. Outbound Sync Gateway Details The data on page shows the transactions in raw data format that comprise the data represented in bar chart format on the previous page.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. All rights reserved. Or. “Viewing Messaging System Performance Statistics” 132 Copyright © 2009. Note that the example shown is a partial graphic of the data represented in the bar chart. 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 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. Oracle and/or its affiliates. if one is defined.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Check the box to display only those integrations to which you are assigned permission list access. 133 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Viewing Integration Gateway Logging Data for Service Operations” Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. “Monitoring Synchronous Service Operations.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. “Monitoring Asynchronous Service Operations.properties properties file for standard error and message logging.” Understanding Monitoring Asynchronous Service Operations. The Alias field. Depending on the log level set. for example. the standard integration gateway message log will also contain the transactional message logging data. Filtering Asynchronous Service Operation Data Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Filtering Synchronous Service Operation Data Filtering Asynchronous Data by Subscription Node On the Asynchronous Services Publication Contract page you can now filter data by subscription node. 2009 Routing Alias Display The Results grid on the Asynchronous Services .50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor.” Understanding Monitoring Synchronous Service Operations. in conjunction with the Service Operation Version field. “Monitoring Asynchronous Service Operations” Viewing Integration Gateway Logging Data for Service Operation Transactions You can generate and view integration gateway logging data on an on-demand basis for outbound requests in the Service Operations Monitor. when transformations are in use. helps to differentiate when there are two routings on the same node with different aliases. The log files are placed in the same directory specified in the integrationGateway.Publication Contracts page features a new Alias field that displays the service operation alias name.

50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. 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. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and non-Unicode. .50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. General Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities Enhancements Specifying File Encoding Options for Uploaded XML Files A File Encoding field has been added to several PeopleSoft Integration Broker utilities. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. UTF-16. “Resubmitting and Canceling Service Operations for Processing” Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities This section describes enhancement to PeopleSoft Integration Broker testing tools and utilities. 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. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. 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. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Schema Tester Utility” Populating Rowset-Based Message Parts in Container Messages The Handler Tester Utility and the new Service Operation Tester Utility feature a Container Message Builder page which enables you to build and populate rowset-based messages within container messages.

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

” 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.48 and later releases.48 Mode 136 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.48 integrations. PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You can use Send Master to create projects for integration created on the pre-PeopleTools 8.50 September. .48 is when PeopleSoft Integration Broker moved to a services-oriented architecture (SOA).50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. Unless you start Send Master in Pre-PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. Testing Application Engine Handlers Send Master Utility Project Names The names of the following project types have changed: • • • • 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. all projects are created for Integration Broker’s services-oriented architecture found in PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.48 EIP Testing (Batch EIP) 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. “Using Send Master.48 mode.48 framework.” Starting Send Master.48 Integration Broker (MIME) 8. All rights reserved. “Using the Handler Tester Utility.48 Integration Broker (XML) 8.48 reference indicated that you were creating a project for an integration running on PeopleTools 8.” Understanding the Handler Tester Utility. Starting Send Master in Pre-PeopleTools 8. (This is the DB Operation Transaction option when populating data. “Using the Handler Tester Utility. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. PeopleBooks discusses how to set Send Master to test pre-PeopleTools 8.48 or later.

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

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

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

“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. 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 140 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. headers and strings.576 1.50 September.xls ExcelToCI2007.536 1.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. You can download this software from the Microsoft website.xls ExcelToCI. All rights reserved. .048. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.536 1.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65.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. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros. Translated elements include labels. 385 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.

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

” The wrap-up mode allows the agent to enter comments related to the chat.50 September. at which time the agent will be in a busy state and not available to accept new tasks.PeopleTools 8. 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. This wrap-up mode enhancement applies to the “Third-Party Configuration” on MultiChannel Framework. including: • • • • • • • CTI Screen Popup SSL Support for IMAP Sample Pages Web Chat Enhancement Debug Tracer Enhancement Virus Scanning for Email Attachments AOL support dropped in Instant Messaging CTI Screen Popup A new checkbox “Enable mini console” has been added to the Personalization page of the Agent component. Debug Tracer Enhancement Debug Tracer performance has been improved to use significantly less resources on the client machine. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.” Viewing Log Files MultiChannel Framework This section describes the new features and changes for MultiChannel Framework. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 142 Copyright © 2009. 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. “Diagnosing and Resolving Errors. All rights reserved. . Web Chat Enhancement A new state has been introduced called “WRAP_UP. It enables you to configure the presence of the CTI mini console in the popup window. SSL Support for Email SSL support for IMAP was added to the MCF Email Channel. chat and generic tasks.

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 143 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.50 September.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. “Configuring the Email Channel.50 PeopleBook: MultiChannel Framework.” Enabling Virus Scanning Copyright © 2009.

Creating Projects With Multiple Definition Types. you had the option to run selected step types on a remote server. New Step Property: “From Tools Release”. data-intensive processes now can be run through Process Scheduler also. including: • • • • • • • • • • Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler Additional Database Definition Available Exporting Change Assistant templates. Update Gateway Detects and Downloads Superseded Change Packages. such as PeopleSoft Change Assistant. When defining or modifying a template you can now choose the step type of ProcessScheduler. With PeopleTools 8. .PeopleTools 8. Alter Analyzer. Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler In previous releases. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects. such as Application Engine programs. Retaining manual modifications to Change Assistant Templates. Review and Apply Option Added to Apply Change Packages Wizard. Some of the benefits of running upgrade steps through Process Scheduler include: • • • Taking advantage of Process Scheduler’s robust architecture and close proximity to the database. 2009 Release Notes Lifecycle Management Enhancements This section discusses the changes to PeopleSoft lifecycle management technology. Running multiple processes simultaneously. Restarting ‘restart-aware’ processes. This enables you to offload data-intensive processes to a high-powered server for improved performance and quicker completion times.50.50 September. 144 Copyright © 2009.

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

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

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

this manual process has been automated. All rights reserved.50 September.48 versions of PeopleTools. .47 and earlier. “Working with Change Packages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes The Merge Existing Template option enables you to navigate to an existing Change Assistant template and merge any modifications present in the existing template that are not present in the new template.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.48. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside.48 and beyond.50. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. Oracle and/or its affiliates.48 versions of PeopleTools. When performing an upgrade or update. In PeopleTools 8.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.49 (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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In PeopleTools 8. using the associated operator field. less than. and ‘in’. a manual stop was inserted prior to those steps so that the appropriate decisions could me made regarding whether the step applied to a particular environment or not. Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases.PeopleTools 8.50.50 September. a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009. . some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools. such as greater than. You can express ranges of releases. Typically. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

This enables you to analyze all the steps and prepare for any manual steps. The Apply Now page of the wizard now includes a Review and Apply button. 153 . All rights reserved. eliminating possible surprises. as the following graphic depicts. Review and Apply button on Apply Now page Clicking Review and Apply opens the job template in Change Assistant. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. Copyright © 2009.

2009 Release Notes Change Assistant job opened after clicking Review and Apply See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 154 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “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. Database name appears in report output. All rights reserved. .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant #NT Step Parameter Modifications The #NT Change Assistant step parameter no longer applies to DB2 zOS.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. It applies only to steps intended to run in DB2 UDB environments.

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

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

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

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

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