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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Release value proposition 2.50. identifies major enhancements. and articulates the expected business benefit. contains the comprehensive set of descriptions for the features and changes available in the final product. Release notes Release Value Proposition The release value proposition provides functional details. Prerelease notes 3.PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. Please note that the final release may not have every feature that is discussed in this document. The release value proposition is published before a release. This preface discusses PeopleSoft release information publications. Our goal is to ensure that you leverage technology to its fullest to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations. This added level of detail should enable project teams to answer the following questions: • • What delivered functionality will change? What customizations may be affected? . PeopleSoft Release Information Publications This section discusses the following publications that provide in-depth technical and functional information that is available at the time of publication: 1. With this information. 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. 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.50 and to plan your information technology (IT) projects and investments.50 Release Notes Preface This document provides an overview of the value proposition that is associated with the new features and enhancements that are planned for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. available when the release becomes generally available. This document describes how each enhancement functions within the context of the greater business process. The release notes. It is a roadmap that is intended to help you assess the business benefits of PeopleTools 8. The new features and enhancements that are included in this release are grouped according to functional area. managers will be able to initiate preliminary budget planning and begin putting together a project team to further evaluate specific PeopleSoft products.

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

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

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

2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.9.PeopleTools 8.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.1 IBM z/OS 1. JRE Support. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 1. 9.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.1.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1. All rights reserved. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9. Platform Operating System AIX 6.1 IBM Informix 9.6. .5 IBM Informix 11.1 2 Copyright © 2009. 1. 11. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.

2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.Main Page (Doc ID 764222.1) Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release. 3.1).2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.2. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.1 Added Verity 6.4.0.0. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1. 3 . 8 Safari 3. 3. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.1.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .50 September.2. 2.5.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.5.4 Browser Firefox 3. Always refer to Doc ID 747587.x.1.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.1 Internet Explorer 7.

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. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1.PeopleTools 8.50 September. 8. For example.50. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it.50.0). Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. Otherwise. the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system is not supported for running the IBM DB2 database or server elements requiring connection to IBM DB2 database. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system.8. The exact version depends on your operating system. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.9 or 9.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8.6x and still be in a supported environment. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. and so on. Oracle and/or its affiliates. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. 2009. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. If you run DB2 databases. Note. This includes applications servers. Process Scheduler servers. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. Note. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. . 2009 Release Notes Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent The PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent is being deprecated as of June 5.49 or 8.6x with your PeopleTools installation. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 4 Copyright © 2009. Data Mover.

In the interim. AIX.50 release date.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8.1 on other certified platforms (Windows.50 Integration with BOE XI 3. PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. 2009 JRE 1.50 September.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. Linux.4x or JRE 1.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification. or Solaris). 5 . you can install BOE XI 3. Copyright © 2009. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

. Being able to define and configure backup. search domains provides higher availability and greater resilience for your search functions. or a problem in the search domain itself. or complementary. for the application server domain.SRCH_FAILOVER|st-sun05:7777 Where SRCH_PRIMARY and SRCH_FAILOVER represent the Domain ID value in the [Domain Settings] section of PSADMIN. Edit configuration/log files menu Windows service now includes search domains. or PSAPPSRV. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Application Server Domain 1 Application Server Domain 2 Application Server Domain n Primary Search Server Domain Failover Search Server Domain Multiple application server domains configured to use the same primary and failover search domains You configure an application server domain to connect to a failover search domain by modifying the Remote Search Server Credentials parameter in the [Search] section in PSADMIN.PeopleTools 8. The failover domain begins handling search requests only when the primary search domain becomes unavailable. 12 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes Search Server This section discusses enhancements to the search server technology: • • • • Search server failover HP Itanium support. which may be caused by such issues as network failure.50 enables you to configure a failover search domain for search server configurations (Type-3) in case the primary search domain is unavailable. [Search] Deployment Type=3 Application Server Port=7077 Remote Search Server Credentials=SRCH_PRIMARY|stsun04:7777. All rights reserved.50 September. machine outage.CFG. Search Server Failover PeopleTools 8.

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

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

CFG. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. The default value is 1024 cursors. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process.50 September.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8. developer) has changed. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. In previous releases.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. 15 . All rights reserved.CFG and PSPRCS.CFG configuration files. However. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. PSAESRV. In previous releases. and so on. by default. you can now include custom Java options per server process. large. the configuration file is PSWINSRV. “Using PSADMIN Menus. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. This applies to any server process. In PeopleTools 8. such as PSAPPSRV.CFG. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter.000. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. PSQRYSRV. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.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 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. medium. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuxedo Log Directory Character Limit The log directory contains log files the system generates for a domain. if your domain name is 'PSFT'.50 September. such as Tuxedo logs (TUXLOG) and APPSRV logs. then the logs directory would be in PS_CFG_HOME\PSFT\logs. When entering custom log directory locations. “Administering the Performance Monitor. . uncomment the Log Directory setting in the domain's PSAPPSRV. Authentication timeout setting. The default log directory for a domain is %PS_SERVDIR\logs. Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8. Domain Type Application Server Process Scheduler Server Search Server 60 70 80 Log Directory Character Limit Timeout Settings The default value for the Receive Timeout setting has increased from 600 seconds to 1300 seconds to compensate for longer running service timeout values. 32 Copyright © 2009.CFG file. For example. All rights reserved. URL Properties page. If you elect to specify a custom log directory.” 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. keep the following length restrictions in mind. such as the ICQuery service timeout setting. by default. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Performance Monitor. The Receive Timeout setting appears in the Web Server Jolt Settings group box on the Security tab for web profiles. and enter the desired location.

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

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

QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions. Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name. “Using PeopleTools Utilities.” Using Administration Utilities. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 35 . WORKLISTFEED 01-05. “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users. 2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.” 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. Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10. All rights reserved. “Working with IBM WebSphere. URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. “Working with Oracle WebLogic.50 September. GENERICFEED-01.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.

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

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

the control appears in its own modal page where you can continue to work with the control as though it were on the main page. Advantages of the new floating navigation are: 38 Copyright © 2009. the menu cascades to the right. Modal grids and long edit boxes can be moved around over the page for ease of viewing and use. If you click the folder name. 2009 Release Notes • • Minimize or collapse the page to the title bar. Oracle and/or its affiliates. This is an example of a modal scrollable grid: Menu Navigation There is a new left navigation menu pagelet (Menu 2.50 September. Modal Grids and Long Edit Boxes You can configure grids and long edit boxes to display in their own modal window above the grayed out main page. when you click the expand/collapse icons in the new menu pagelet. . Close the page from the title bar close icon. the system redraws only the appropriate hierarchy for the selected link or folder. revealing more components that you have access to view. You can choose to use the non-AJAX based menu pagelet for ease of use with screen readers. Note. When you click the “Zoom” icon in a grid or on a long edit box.0). Because of AJAX.PeopleTools 8. Floating Drop-Down Navigation PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. instead of refreshing the entire menu pagelet. the entire structure is refreshed. As you mouse over any section of the menu.50 offers floating drop-down menu navigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2009 In scrollable grid layout you can drag to resize the column directly on the transaction page. Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. 47 . In scrollable grid layout. you can drag and drop to columns to change column order. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

PeopleTools 8.50 September. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 48 Copyright © 2009. a third party rich text 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. . 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. GIF files are supported. Integrated Rich Text Editor You can configure the long edit box control to use the CK Editor. which is integrated into a standard PeopleTools installation.

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

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

50 September.1 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The homepage layout is 2–column. See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. When a homepage has a 2 column layout. or collaborative workspaces. click the pagelet title and drag the pagelet to the desired location. To move a homepage pagelet. blogs. The pagelet is a PIA component. pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property.1 related content services include: • • Related Discussion service – Providing threaded discussions that groups can use to discuss topics of interest. discussions. 2009 application upgrades or customizations. "Working with Related Content Services" PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology. See “Pagelet Search” Pagelet Drag and Drop Users can now dynamically drag and drop pagelets on their homepage without going to the Personalize page. 51 . All rights reserved. "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. You select the Force page refresh property for the pagelet. See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information. The drag and drop iScript that persists the pagelet changes forces a homepage refresh only when all of the following conditions are met: • • • • A pagelet changes columns. and the user moves a PIA based component pagelet to a different sized column by using the drag and drop method then this pagelet needs to be refreshed so that the content displays correctly. Because some components can render themselves differently based on the column width. providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information. Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Related Tags service – Allowing you to characterize or bookmark transactional or business objects with terminology of your choosing. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SetRuntimeDataRowset method. the following methods have been deprecated: • • Chart class. methods and properties are no longer supported. Refresh method (use the SetData method or SetOLData method instead). All methods of the XMLPManager class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Deprecated Methods and Properties Deprecated XML Publisher Items In PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Deprecated Products and Classes Deprecated Methods In PeopleTools 8. All methods and properties of the TemplateDefn class. These items remain in PeopleTools for backward compatibility only: • • • • ReportDefn class.50 September. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes.50.50. methods and properties have been deprecated. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Certain methods and properties of the ReportDefn class. All methods and properties of the TranslationFile class. 65 . Gantt class.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. RowsetDS class. Deprecated XML Publisher Items XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported In PeopleTools 8. The PeopleBook contains details on equivalents to use instead. Refresh method (use the SetTaskAppData method or SetTaskData method instead). All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Oracle and/or its affiliates. OutputEditable. SetRuntimeDataXMLDoc method.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. ReportDefn class. the following XML Publisher classes. Copyright © 2009. a number of XML Publisher classes.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All methods and properties of the TemplateFile class. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes.

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

Global Technology This section covers changes and updates to PeopleTools Global Technology. Analytic grid classes. Changes to Supported Character Sets In PeopleTools 8. 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). 2009 Corrected Properties In the PeopleCode API Reference. Analytic type classes. including: • • • • • • • • • Changes to supported character sets. 67 . Using extended Japanese characters. Translating application definitions. Analytic Calculation Engine Metadata classes. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Updated font support.50.S. Copyright © 2009.50.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. the following properties have been moved to their proper location in the book: • • SystemIDFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class). New PeopleSoft language codes. Non-ASCII characters in file names uploaded to FTP servers prior to 8. keyboard Time zone data. Changes to the swap audit report. PeopleSoft hot keys do not function as expected on a non-U.50. there have been changes to supported character sets: • In PeopleTools 8. Optimization PeopleCode classes. Unicode UTF-8 with BOM (byte-order mark). 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. TimeStampFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class).50 September.

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Release Notes

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

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

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

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PeopleSoft Language Code UKE See Also

Description UK English

Corresponding ISO Locales en_GB

Database Character Set Unicode or non-Unicode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. All rights reserved.50 September. 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 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.

2009 Release Notes Increase Process Instance and Report IDs The Content ID fields (CONTENTID field) have increased to 12 integer positions (999999999999). the filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role. “Using Report Manager. . If a role is removed from a user profile. Users can define the default process (report) output retention days at the following definition levels: • • • Process Type Definition Process Definition Job Definition 72 Copyright © 2009.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999. “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.PeopleTools 8. Using the Date Range filter.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages. All rights reserved.” 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. Using Process Monitor. the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the 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. you can select a From and To date for viewing.

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

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

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

A new PeopleBook “Reporting Web Services” has been created which documents all the Process Scheduler service operations. as well as retrieve process statuses and reports. XML Publisher This section discusses new features and changes for XML Publisher. 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.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. including: • Descriptive Names 76 Copyright © 2009. “Using Reporting Console” Process Scheduler Web Service A new web service PROCESSREQUEST has been created that takes advantage of PeopleSoft Integration Broker and service-oriented architecture. 2009 Release Notes Edit Preferences page See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.

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

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

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

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

If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.50. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports.0\Crystal Reports\Database\.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports execution environments.1 is supported.1 upgrade. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment. “Working with Multiple Languages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. For example. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Local directory of crw32.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. you need to upgrade.0\win32_x86. Crystal Reports concepts.50.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. All rights reserved. Note. “Using Crystal Reports 2008.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.exe. 81 . Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8.50 September. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.exe The local directory of crw32. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade.

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

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

which picks up any errors—such as missing fields—in the report. Note. If you are upgrading from a previous version of PeopleTools.rpt format and you cannot open them using any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9. your pre-PeopleTools 8.” Converting Crystal Reports. “Using Crystal Reports 2008.” Crystal Reports Execution Environments Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues When you upgrade to Crystal Reports 2008. a PeopleTools-only upgrade Depending on the Crystal Report execution environment that you use with PeopleTools 8. However. however. Scenario F: You use PeopleTools 8. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. to ensure compatibility. you have different considerations. 2009 Release Notes Applications 9. you must correct the report before you can run it successfully.1 that use Crystal Reports 9.50 Installation <for your database platform>: “Installing and Configuring Software for Crystal Reports. if you save the report definition from the Crystal Report 2008 designer.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.PeopleTools 8. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. For example. For example. you should always create the reports in the Crystal Reports 2008 format.50 and your current Crystal Report execution environment. In addition.” Understanding Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues PeopleTools 8.1 that use Crystal 9. For example. All rights reserved. consider the following new compatibility issues: • Crystal Reports 2008 can run a report that is saved in an earlier version of Crystal Reports format. the Crystal Reports application runs the Verify Database function. Converting Existing Crystal Reports to Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 format 84 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. if you open a Crystal Reports 2008 report in Crystal Reports 9. • When you run reports using the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. you will be warned that the report is in a later format and certain features may not be supported. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8.exe. .50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. For example.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. You can use earlier format report templates to generate reports. they are created in the Crystal Reports 2008 .50 Crystal reports will need to be converted to the Crystal Reports 2008 format using the PeopleTools RPT Conversion utility pscvtrpt. If errors are detected. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the report will be saved in Crystal Reports 2008 format and can not be opened by any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9. Applications 9. When you run an earlier format Crystal Report in the Crystal Reports 2008 application or through the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.50 September. Scenario C: You use PeopleTools 8.

including Essbase.1. Run the cube creation batch process.1. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11.50.1. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. 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. Copyright © 2009.1. you need to upgrade.1 Upgrade.1.1 API. Note. which is used to build Essbase cubes. Aggregate Storage. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1.1. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support.1 is supported. Add and maintain Essbase outlines.1.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor.1. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11.1. Essbase Cube Buider.50 September. 85 . PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. 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. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. Delete and rename Essbase objects.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine.1. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. All rights reserved. Oracle Smart View for Office 11.

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

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

Map columns from data extraction queries to dimensions. Search for available queries. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. Add the cube data query or queries. You can supply one or more queries to fill the cube. . All rights reserved. Remove dimensions from the current outline. View the current prompt values for a query and change them if necessary. Select dimensions to add to the current outline.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. select a column from data extraction as the measure. and unmap previously mapped columns.PeopleTools 8.

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. View Outline Structures Outline Expansion View all the dimensions that are a part of the outline for the selected outline. Perform the full dimension expansion for every dimension that is a part of the selected outline. 89 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. View all dynamic objects (queries and trees) that are used in the definition for the selected dimension.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Run all dynamic queries and trees in each dimension and display the total number of rows processed for each dynamic object. This is an example of the Create Cubes page: Copyright © 2009. View any runtime parameters that are used when you run queries. View all data source queries that are assigned to the outline. 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. Use the following pages to build Essbase cubes: Page Create Cubes Outline Prompt Field Values Modify Prompt Field Values Usage Run the process that sends all of the defined information to the Essbase database to build Essbase cubes. View 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. Help diagnose permission problems with dynamic objects. which runs the Process Scheduler. Delete any cube creation run control.

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. 2009 Release Notes Integrating with Oracle Smart View When an Essbase cube is built successfully.PeopleTools 8. 90 Copyright © 2009. 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.

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. Using this page.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50." Working with Detail Values. Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition enables you to have multiple trees in the layout with different effective dates. including: • • • • • • Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition. All rights reserved.0 will be included.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Tree Manager. 93 . CPLEX 11. Drilling down PS/nVision reports using web services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in). Note. This is an example of the PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog: Copyright © 2009. iLog CPLEX 11.50 September. • Perform comparative reporting based on different effective dates. Default configuration under %PSHOME%. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. iLog CPLEX is the mathematical engine that is used by the PeopleTools Optimization Framework. No new functionality in CPLEX 11. Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria This section covers enhancements of the effective-date.0 is supported. Viewing Detail Values Optimization Framework This section covers enhancements that are made to the PeopleSoft Optimization Framework. “Using PeopleSoft Tree Manager. you are able to: • Associate effective-date for trees at the time of criteria definition. Supporting not-in criteria. Ability to define the types of report requests. Restoring query prompts to web version of nVision.0 Upgrade With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PS/nVision This section covers changes that are made to the PeopleTools PS/nVision technology. existing functionality that we use works as with CPLEX 10 versions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8. Metadata Backport Utility The Metadata Backport Utility is no longer delivered with PeopleTools. The default value is password. . “Managing Integration Gateways. and tools that no longer ship with PeopleTools or that have been discontinued effective this release.” Working With Change Package Automation Integration Gateways This section describes enhancements related to PeopleSoft Integration Broker integration gateways. “Working With Change Packages. Setting SSL Encryption Security Properties secureFileKeystorePasswd 102 Copyright © 2009. The path is <PIA_HOME>\webserv\<DOMAIN>\keystore. Oracle and/or its affiliates. iWay SOAPSwitch Beginning with this release.” Encrypting Passwords See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. See Enterprise PeopleTools 8.properties file. which is located in the web server directory structure.50 September. The “Using the ERP Connectors” chapter in PeopleBooks has been removed. iWay SOAPswitch no longer ships with PeopleTools. This password must be encrypted.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Enter the keystore password. Property secureFileKeystorePath Description Enter the full path and file name of the gateway keystore file. Its functionality has been replaced with the automated change packaging features. utilities. 2009 Release Notes Deprecated Integration Technologies and Utilities This section describes Integration Broker-related technologies. 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.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. use the PeopleSoft Integration Broker servicesoriented architecture. For integrations with third-party systems. “Managing Integration Gateways.” Configuring Security and General Properties. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Doing so determines the subsequent page that appears and that you use to define the message. When you access a rowset-based message in the Messages-Message Definitions page.PeopleTools 8. Part Rowset. Nonrowset. you must select a message type from the list.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. A new View Records Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page. When you click the link the Records Only page appears and displays only the records and subrecords in the message structure. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. When using the Add a New Value tab to add a new message definition to the system.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. The message types that display in the Type dropdown list box are: • • • • • Container. 3. Select this value to add a container message to the system. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message to the system. You can expand and collapse the tree to view the structure of the message.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. the existing default option displays all records. . 106 Copyright © 2009. 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. View only the records in the message structure. “Managing Messages. View only the included fields in the message structure. View the entire message structure. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message part to the system. “Managing Messages. Part Nonrowset. 2009 Release Notes When you use the Find an Existing Value tab to search for an existing message definition. Rowset. All rights reserved.” Adding Message Definitions Viewing Rowset-Based Message Structures There are now three options for viewing the structure of rowset-based messages: 1. Select this value to add a rowset-based message to the system. and record fields (included and excluded) for a message definition in tree format. subrecords. A new View Included Fields Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page. 2. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. Select this value to add a rowset-based message part to the system. you have the option to use the Type field to narrow your search.

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

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

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

“Managing Messages. Indicates the number of the data chunk or message segment that you are sending. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Sending and Receiving Messages. All rights reserved. As a result. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and the current segment is the third chunk.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. if there are a total of seven data chunks in the message. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages to/from Third-Party Systems Message Schemas This section describes enhancements for working with and managing XML message schemas in PeopleSoft Integration Broker. for building schemas for rowset-based messages that may have been imported or upgraded without schema. 2009 Release Notes Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages to/from Third-Party Systems To exchange segmented messages with third-party systems you must specify the following arguments in the SOAP header: Argument DataChunkCount DataChunk Description The total number of data chunks or segments that comprise the message. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For example. You are now able to add message schemas for nonrowset-based messages referenced in runtime tables.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 September.” Managing Nonrowset-Based Messages 110 Copyright © 2009. “Managing Messages. the DataChunk value for the current message is 3.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages. . Generating Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker now automatically generates message schema for rowsetbased messages at save time.” 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. you do not need to navigate to the Schema tab and build the message schema. The Schema tab is still available for viewing message schema. and for building schemas for nonrowset-based messages.

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

Changing the Services Associated with a Service Operation The Service Change section of the Services Administration – Service Operations page has been removed. Beginning with this release. names cannot start with “xml. which meant to use it with more than one service you had to recreate the service operation and save it with a different name. “Managing Messages.” Understanding Managing Service Operations Activating and Deactivating Services in Bulk PeopleTools 8. “Managing Service Operations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. this page is no longer needed. Generated XML Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages Services and Service Operations This section describes enhancements for managing service operations. . The Services page features a new Link Existing Operation link. 112 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Service operation aliases.” digits or special characters: • • Service operation names.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. you can use a service operation with more than one service.PeopleTools 8. you can now dynamically link service operations that exist in the application database to the service. Linking Service Operations to Services When you create a new service or manage an existing service. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. Since there is no longer the restriction of using one service operation with a service. All rights reserved. Naming Conventions for Service Operations Metadata The following information was added to PeopleBooks for clarification.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. a service operation was unique to a single service.” Activating and Deactivating Services in Bulk Reusing Service Operations Previous to this release. “Managing Services. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Click the link to search for a service operation in the application database and link it to the service.50 enables you to activate or deactivate multiple services at once using the new Service Activate/Deactivate page in the Service Administration component. When naming the following service operation metadata.

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

but no sequence is set. Handler Descriptions On the Service Operations-Handlers Detail page. you can set the processing sequence on the Service Operation-Handlers page. 2009 Release Notes On an Oracle database.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for Linux.” Checklists and Troubleshooting. On an IBM DB2 database.50 September. If multiple notification handlers exist and are active.” Associating PeopleSoft Users with DB2 UDB Threads Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Service Operations. 114 Copyright © 2009. PeopleSoft provides service operationname as Module name (no Action information is provided for DB2 systems). Monitoring Module Information Service Operation Handlers This section discusses enhancements to service operation handlers. Setting Handler Processing Sequence Application Engine Handler A new service operation handler implementation method has been added to PeopleSoft Integration Broker for PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . To enable capturing service operation and PeopleCode event metrics you must set the EnableDBMonitoring option in PSADMIN. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for z/OS.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations Setting Processing Sequence for Multiple Notification Handlers For a service operation that has multiple active notification handlers. Monitoring Service Operations Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The new Sequence field enables you to select the order in which PeopleSoft Integration Broker performs handler processing.PeopleTools 8. followed by that with a value of 2. This information enables you to associate service operations with database transactions for monitoring and troubleshooting. and Windows.” Understanding Managing Service Operations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. the system processes handlers alphabetically.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and so on. by default the system populates the Description field with the service operation name. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. UNIX. PeopleSoft provides service operation name and PeopleCode event name as Module name and Action name respectively. A handler with a sequence value of 1 is processed first. “Managing Service Operation Handler.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Managing Service Operation Queues. 2009 Release Notes Service Operation Queues This section describes service operation queue enhancements. “Providing Services. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. that limitation has been removed. . Linking to Service Operations from the Queue Component On the Queue Definitions page. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Adding a Queue Definition Web Services This section describes enhancements for working with and managing web services. but no WSDL exists in the database. Understanding Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Service. “Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Services. All rights reserved. Step 2: Select Service Operations WSDL Documents This section describes enhancements for working with and managing WSDL documents in PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Effective with this release.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Target Locations Consuming Services from WSIL URLs In previous releases of PeopleTools you were limited to consuming no more than 500 services from a WSIL URL. 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. 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. 122 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker Administrations. Click a service operation name to access the definition for the service operation. All of the service operations that appear in the Operations Assigned to Queue box are hyperlinked. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can now choose to use the service name alias rather than the service name in WSDL you generate.” Providing Services. you can click the name of a service operation that displays in the Operations Assigned to Queue box to access the definition of that service operation.PeopleTools 8. Using Service Name Aliases in Provided WSDL When you use the Provide Web Service wizard.

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

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

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

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

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

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

” Implementing Master-Slave Load Balancing Copyright © 2009. To configure master-slave load balancing use the Master/Slave Load Balance page. you can add or remove dispatcher queues from the slave domain as needed. You import the domain configuration to use as a template slave using a new Import IB Master Configuration menu in PSADMIN.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. In this situation you can configure the machines with the most process power to process the greater number of requests.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” 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. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. Upon completion. In this case. All rights reserved. If dedicated servers are configured for the domain that you import. 129 . After you import a domain configuration and save it as a slave domain. they are imported and available on the slave domain. Failover Priority –Dynamic Slave Failover Master/Slave Domain Processing Creating Template Slave Domains Template slaves enable you to dynamically add slave domains without performing any configuration changes in PSADMIN. The page enables you to assign a weight between1 and 10 to each domain to distribute request processing. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. A domain assigned a weighted value of 1 processes the fewest number of requests. Another example is a situation where the machines on which you are running domains have different processing capabilities due to the hardware installed in them. where you may boot the template slave domain. You can import a configuration from an application domain or from a file. “Tuning Messaging System Performance.50 September. 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. configure the template slave domain or perform other administrative tasks. the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu appears. 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. 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. As an example.” Understanding Domain Failover. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Setting Up Domain Failover. When you create a template slave domain you import a domain configuration and save it as a template for the slave domain. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you might have a domain on machine that is also running the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. a domain assigned a weighted value of 10 processes the greatest number of requests.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.xls ExcelToCI.xls ExcelToCI2007. Oracle and/or its affiliates.536 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Translated elements include labels. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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.576 1. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Template Names The version of Microsoft Excel that you are using in conjunction with the Excel to CI utility determines the Excel to CI template that you must use. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.50 September. .024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel. You can download this software from the Microsoft website.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.048.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. 140 Copyright © 2009. 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.536 1.PeopleTools 8. 385 1. headers and strings.

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

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

” Enabling Virus Scanning Copyright © 2009. 143 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Configuring the Email Channel.50 PeopleBook: MultiChannel Framework.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Virus Scanning for Email Attachments Virus scanning support has been added for file attachments in outgoing and MCF incoming email. All rights reserved.

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. You specify the host information. 2009 Step Properties dialog box With the ProcessScheduler step type. and up to two Process Scheduler servers. When running upgrade jobs containing ProcessScheduler step types. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the process type. and so on. In the Database Configuration interface. you use the Parameters edit box to specify required parameters. including which server will run the process. Copyright © 2009. you must define the Process Scheduler information within the upgrade environment. 145 . All rights reserved. you can define two Process Scheduler servers (SERVER1 and SERVER2) per Source and Target database. the process name.

steps may need to be run against your Production database. When the step completes. All rights reserved. The Production database orientation is valid for the following step types: • ApplicationEngine 146 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. upgrade steps could be run against the following databases defined in your upgrade environment: • • • Source Target Copy of Current Demo With PeopleTools 8. Production. In some cases. Configuring Change Assistant for Upgrades. 2009 Release Notes Defining An Upgrade Environment Process Scheduler Server At run time.PeopleTools 8. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. “Configuring the Upgrade Environment” Additional Database Definition Available In previous releases.50 September. the ProcessScheduler step runs the specified program on the specified server definition.50 a new database type. has been added to define within your upgrade environment. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can view log information from within Change Assistant using the View Log window. Depending on the operating system (UNIX or Windows) the system either FTPs or executes a File Copy. .

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

48 and beyond. In PeopleTools 8. “Working with Change Packages.47 and earlier. .” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8.50. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. When performing an upgrade or update. 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. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8.48.48 versions of PeopleTools.48 versions of PeopleTools. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly.50 September. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. this manual process has been automated.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside.

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

This enables you to analyze all the steps and prepare for any manual steps.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 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. The Apply Now page of the wizard now includes a Review and Apply button. Copyright © 2009. 153 .50 September. All rights reserved. eliminating possible surprises.

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

For example. Oracle and/or its affiliates. –FLTR 00000 00011 00011 01111 01111 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the following command line parameter represents the equivalent selections on the Report Filter tab above. moving left to right. “Comparing Source and Target Definitions” Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved.EXE on the command line. Absent). top to bottom.EXE command line option has been added enabling you to pass report filter options to PSIDE. left hand corner (Source. beginning with the top. Absent/Target.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. 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. The value of X can be either a 0 (not selected) or 1 (selected). The command line report filter options are equivalent to those displayed on the Report Filter tab on the Upgrade Options dialog box. 2009 Command Line Option to Filter Report Output A new PSIDE. 155 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September.

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

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

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

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