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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release. 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. 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. 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.50 September. The release notes discuss the features and enhancements that are available with the GA release of each product.PeopleTools 8.1) 2 Copyright © 2009. Prerelease notes are published before a release.

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

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

10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.1 IBM Informix 9. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.1 IBM z/OS 1.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.5 IBM Informix 11.6.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6. All rights reserved.1.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.9.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9. 9. 1. 11.1 2 Copyright © 2009. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent. Platform Operating System AIX 6. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes. JRE Support. 1. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.50 September.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.PeopleTools 8.

0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 3.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.5.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. 8 Safari 3. 2. Always refer to Doc ID 747587.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.2.0.0.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 Internet Explorer 7.5. 3 .x.2.1 Added Verity 6.1.4 Browser Firefox 3.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .1) Copyright © 2009.Main Page (Doc ID 764222. 3.4.1).2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.1.

8.PeopleTools 8. the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system is not supported for running the IBM DB2 database or server elements requiring connection to IBM DB2 database. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. 2009. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support.50. 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. Process Scheduler servers. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. This includes applications servers.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8.49 or 8. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used.50 September. The exact version depends on your operating system. For example. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. Note. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. 4 Copyright © 2009. Data Mover. . Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. All rights reserved. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. If you run DB2 databases. Otherwise.0). GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade.9 or 9.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.50. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8.6x with your PeopleTools installation.6x and still be in a supported environment. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system.8. Note. and so on.

1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification. you can install BOE XI 3. In the interim. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. 5 .50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. or Solaris). 2009 JRE 1.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 on other certified platforms (Windows.50 release date. Linux.4x or JRE 1. Copyright © 2009. AIX. All rights reserved. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools 8.50 Integration with BOE XI 3.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8.

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

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

you can update the Windows machine’s CRT files by running vcredist_x86. If.exe manually: 1.PeopleTools 8. Verity. Microsoft. The following environment settings must now be set explicitly using the . for some reason.50 Installation for <your platform> Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Running on Windows PeopleTools 8.50 September. 2. the executables may not work and you may receive error messages.exe. All rights reserved. Run vcredist_x86.profile file in user's home directory. the installation of Verity software has been decoupled from the PeopleTools installation. Go to PS_HOME\setup\vcredist. During your PeopleTools installation. Likewise. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the install programs automatically update the machine performing the installation.50 Programs. if you are running PeopleTools executables from a machine on which the PeopleSoft installer did not run.sh Tuxedo environment settings are no longer included in psconfig. If you encounter these errors. In PeopleTools 8. Verity Installation In previous releases. Detailed information and step-by-step procedures are included in your PeopleTools installation documentation.sh. 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.exe manually.50 is developed using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005. To run vcredist_x86. Running the separate Verity integration installation is a mandatory step after you have installed the PeopleTools software into PS_HOME. These required files must now be installed onto each machine that will run PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you will not be able to launch PeopleTools client or server executables on that machine and may receive errors. as part of VC++ 2005.50. changed the way applications use and ship the required C Run Time (CRT) files. . was installed automatically when you installed the PeopleTools software. the update does not take place during the install program run. 8 Copyright © 2009. The installation files for Verity are part of the PeopleSoft PeopleTools files that you download from Oracle E-Delivery.

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

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

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

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

configuration. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” HP Itanium Support HP Itanium is now supported as a Type-1 search server.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. similar to the tmadmin command line. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and usage. With PeopleTools 8. “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 . Copyright © 2009. This is the equivalent option that appears on the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu for the application server. Itanium search server support was limited to specific configuration types. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. only select operating systems could host the PSSRCHSRV process in the Type-3. Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3). Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. Provides dmadmin Tuxedo command line options specific to the domain gateway. the application server domain acts as a ‘client’ submitting requests to the ‘server’ (the remote search domain).Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. “Setting up Failover Search Domains” Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations In previous releases.50. All rights reserved. In this scenario.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. The Type-3 configuration.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. There is also the added benefit of a centralized solution for search facilities. bringing efficiency to administration. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. search server configuration. just as application server and Process Scheduler server domains in previous releases. In previous releases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The feature enables system administrators to take full advantage of PeopleSoft search capabilities even when native support for search features are not available for the operating system on which their application server domains are installed. Domain Gateway TUXEDO command line option. PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu The PSADMIN menu PeopleSoft Search Domain Administration now contains these menu options: • • Edit configuration/log files menu option. 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. involves the use of a remote search server domain handling the search requests from application server domains.

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. to meet increasing demand. spawning is now disabled. .50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. spawning was enabled by default. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service” Search Server Configuration File Changes For PeopleTools 8. “Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes” PSADMIN In PeopleTools 8. the same as application servers and Process Scheduler servers in previous releases.PeopleTools 8. such as PSAPPSRV. these changes appear in the PSSRCH. All rights reserved.CFG and PSADMIN for search servers: • • Add To Path now appears in the [Domain Settings] section. A [Search Indexes] section now appears for specifying custom index locations for search servers.50 September.50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration 14 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes PSADMIN – Windows service configuration See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In previous releases.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Spawning refers to the configuration option to enable a domain to start additional server processes. Using PSADMIN Menus.

PSAESRV. and so on. medium. Copyright © 2009. In previous releases. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process. In previous releases.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN. Oracle and/or its affiliates. developer) has changed.CFG. However. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.CFG configuration files. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. The default value is 1024 cursors. This applies to any server process. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time.000. large.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the configuration file is PSWINSRV.CFG.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. you can now include custom Java options per server process. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. such as PSAPPSRV.50. by default. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.CFG and PSPRCS. PSQRYSRV. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. 15 . 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured. In PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64.50. “Using PSADMIN Menus.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8.50: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 2 8 25 2 Windows Service The name of the configuration file for the Windows service that starts an application server domain on Windows automatically has been changed.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Access ID On PeopleTools 8. the OracleDisableFirstRowsHint parameter has been removed from the application server configuration file (PSAPPSRV.50 September. Microsoft SQL Server 2008. 2009 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit Beginning with PeopleTools 8.50. the use of this hint made the analysis of other reported performance issues difficult.CFG).Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The Oracle implementation of FIRST_ROWS hint works differently than on other RDBMS platforms. wherever it needs to be supplied in the configuration tools and scripts as well as on any signon screen.50. there is no longer a need to enable or disable the use of this feature. In previous releases. Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements This section discusses these Microsoft SQL Server enhancements: • • Access ID. Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs With Oracle 11gR1 the database user ID is case-sensitive. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The original intent of adding the hint was to provide a performance benefit. In previous releases. such as SYSADM is represented consistently. Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. system administrators need to make sure the database user ID. In addition to allowing larger amounts of data in a single database field. and the PeopleSoft application usage of the FIRST_ROWS hint feature. this new limit allows much larger file attachments to be stored in the database without having to be divided into separate chunks. Going forward. the largest LOB that could be stored was 2 MB. In addition.50 the SQL Server login utilized as an ACCESSID does not require being a member of the SQL Server “sysadmin” server role. All rights reserved. did not provide any clear performance benefits for the Oracle platform. as originally implemented. the minimum was 255. Increase in Oracle Minimum Number of OPEN_CURSORS The new minimum number of OPEN_CURSORS required for PeopleSoft applications on an Oracle database is 1000. the LOB size limit for the Oracle database has increased to 50 MB. So. In PeopleTools 8. 25 . when running the installation.

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

a “table space full” condition occurs. the delivered table space create scripts appear similar to the following: CREATE TABLESPACE PTTLRG MANAGED BY DATABASE USING ( FILE '/data1/psdb2/ptdbname/PTTLRG.DBF' 10 M ) EXTENTSIZE 16 PREFETCHSIZE 48 DROPPED TABLE RECOVERY OFF AUTORESIZE YES INCREASESIZE 10 M MAXSIZE NONE . 2009 CREATE TABLESPACE PTTLRG MANAGED BY DATABASE USING ( FILE '/data1/psdb2/ptdbname/PTTLRG.DBF' 18000 ) EXTENTSIZE 16 PREFETCHSIZE 48 DROPPED TABLE RECOVERY OFF. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for Linux. Note. UNIX. The number of pages is hard-coded in the script. manually.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. and Windows Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The automatic space management activity is transparent to any application connected to the database. For new PeopleSoft databases. you can submit a SQL ALTER command to enable auto-resize for desired table spaces. For existing databases. named AUDIT01. 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. the delivered DDL scripts create table spaces with auto-resize one.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. PeopleSoft now retrieves this information from these two sources.50 Installation for DB2 UDB for Linux. and Windows” DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes In previous releases of PeopleTools. All rights reserved. using IBM z/OS assembler language. To add more free space to the table space. UNIX.50.50. table space PTTLRG will be created with 18000 4k pages. with no maximum size limit other than that imposed by the amount of space on the server machine. the AUDIT01 program is no longer required. With PeopleTools 8. space will be increased by DB2 automatically in increments of 10 Mb when the file container becomes full. In this example. Here. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. depending on the connection type: Copyright © 2009. In PeopleTools 8. If the actual numbers of records loaded into table space PTTLRG exceeds the 18000 4k page capacity. users of the database level auditing feature for DB2 on z/OS were required to create a user defined function (UDF). Oracle and/or its affiliates. by default.50 September. the script will create the PTTLRG table space with an initial allocation of 10 Mb of free space. the DBA can either add more free pages or add more containers. 27 .

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

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

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

31 . by selecting Enable PPMconsole in the PPMConsole Settings group box on the Global Administration page. and then any administrator requiring access to the PPM Console will need to enter the password. Enter a password in the Password text box. you can now configure password security for accessing the PPM Console. Because the Save and Ping PPM button saves the entered URL. PPMConsole Settings group box on the Global Administration page Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Performance Monitor.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. reboot the web server.50 September. you enabled the PPM Console for display using the PPMConsole web property in the web profile. All rights reserved. You now enable the PPM Console for display. 2009 Specify Monitor page Note.” Enabling the Required Elements on the Monitored System PPM Console Display and Security In previous releases. the Save button has been removed from the bottom of the page. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Setting Up the Performance Monitor. In addition.

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

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

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

PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8. QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users. “Working with Oracle WebLogic.” 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. GENERICFEED-01. “Working with IBM WebSphere. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications. Oracle and/or its affiliates. WORKLISTFEED 01-05.50 September.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. “Using PeopleTools Utilities. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions. Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10. you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages. 35 .” Using Administration Utilities. Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets.

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

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

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

2009 • • You can sort the menu – Click the sort icon on the main menu to toggle between alphabetic ascending. You can search the menu – Enter a keyword or phrase and the search index will generate matching entries as you type. All rights reserved. 39 . The menu leaves breadcrumbs – As you navigate. breadcrumbs appear across the top of the page to inform you of your location. select the item in the list. • • Example: Floating Drop-Down Navigation This is an example of the new floating drop-down navigation: Copyright © 2009.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. descending. When you find the folder or page. When you see a match. Oracle and/or its affiliates. select it. 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. and portal sequence number presentation of folders.

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

the system searches in the background and matches entries in the record to the text you enter. As you type. All rights reserved.50 September. 41 . 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. Copyright © 2009. this page appears showing the primary key: Type Ahead Prompt Fields now include a type ahead text.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Type ahead is configurable through User Personalizations. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and appears on search pages and in prompt dialog boxes.

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

it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how tab definitions are built and stored in the database. as it won’t be the default style sheet for the PeopleTools interface. the PeopleSoft applications use the sliding door technique for tabs. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Based Tabs Page tabs are now set with cascading style sheets (CSS).50.1 and later. Another style sheet. Keep in mind that background images only show in the available doorway of the element to which they are applied (content area + padding). However. 43 .50 will be unaffected by the SWAN style sheet. The two images are anchored to the outside corners of their respective elements. The images can be thought of as the sliding doors that complete one doorway. 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. 2009 Style Sheet Modification There are two new style sheets for Peopletools 8. All rights reserved. To provide a greater number of tabs and simpler user-level configuration.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The doors slide together and overlap more to fill a narrow space.50 September. To change the background colors of tabs. Cascading style sheets (CSS) have the advantage of layering background images which enables them to slide over each other. or slide apart and overlap less to fill a wider space. has an updated look and feel and matches Oracle corporate application standards. Copyright © 2009. You can change the background colors of folder tabs and grid tabs. The visible portions of these background images fit together inside the doorway to form a tab-like shape. sleek look and feel. PSSTYLEDEF has been updated to have a more contemporary. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN is the default style sheet for PeopleSoft application releases 9. Customers upgrading to PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The default style sheet and the SWAN style sheet contain CSS tabs.

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

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

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

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

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

Long Character Field Limit For PeopleTools 8. the respective toolbar set is loaded at runtime along with the default toolbar set. which control the look of the text. At runtime. Any customizations are maintained through HTML definitions in the database and become managed definitions. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2009. You can configure elements such as style sheet and plug-in style to control the look and feel of the editor in addition to configuring the basic tool bar to control the formatting elements. The editor includes a default set of toolbar buttons that appear as part of the editor page control. The existing PeopleTools Spell Check is associated with this control. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The rich text editor tool bars are highly configurable. 2009 At design time in Application Designer. place the long edit box control on the page. The rich text editor enables you to store inline images along with your text. Based on the value you enter in the Configuration Settings Id field in the Rich Text Editor options. You can use the rich text editor as it is delivered or switch to your own configuration without deleting the basic configuration. 49 . 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. the long edit box becomes a Rich Text Editor on PIA Pages.50.50 September. However. application developers can create configuration settings files which compliment the default toolbar set. there is a limit of 20 long character fields per record definition.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

access. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. including: • • • • • • • Search Events for Prompt Dialogs PeopleCode Debugger PeopleCode Editor PeopleCode Functions File processing Meta-SQL Charts Search Events for Prompt Dialogs If the Allow Search Events for Prompt Dialogs checkbox is selected for the Record Field properties for a search key on a prompt table record. in which case no PeopleCode events are initiated as a result of prompts. When a user selects the prompt icon. based on these page field values. When a user selects the Look Up button on a prompt dialog the SearchSave event for the field executes. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Application Designer. and view OBIEE report details as your security permits. “Creating Record Definitions” Copyright © 2009. these OBIEE report type of related content services can be used with application transaction pages in a context sensitive manner. you must configure and store the OBIEE administrator credentials in the PeopleSoft application. As part of OBIEE integration. Allow Search Events for Prompt Dialogs is off. The context is provided by the page fields on the transactional page. the SearchInit event for that field executes before the search dialog displays. Embeddable pagelets can be used to create Related Content services for the OBIEE reports. Pagelet Wizard supports the use of OBIEE reports as the data source for any of the supported output types. You can configure OBIEE reports as pagelets. embedded pagelets. you can retrieve. you must define the analytics server in the PeopleSoft application. Once the PeopleSoft application recognizes the analytics server. and establish a session. PeopleCode This section discusses changes and enhancements made to PeopleCode. 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. 2009 After configuring and deploying the Analytics servlet. and as transaction pages. the search processing events are enabled for that field. 53 . and is used to render OBIEE reports. impersonate a real user. No PeopleCode events are initiated as a result of a user returning to the search page or displaying a calendar. Using the related content framework.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. Search event processing on prompt dialogs can affect performance. The PeopleSoft application uses these credentials to login to the OBIEE server. In this implementation. This process is controlled automatically by the system.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SMTPSession class. BackupSSLPort property. ReportDefn class. imagesLocation property. Query class. TransformData class. Note. BackupSMTPUseSSL property. MCFOutboundEmail class. SMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. SMTPSession class. TransformData class.50.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified built-in function. UseSSL property. RoutingDefnNameproperty. BackupSMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. The 8. OutputUnicode property.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new property. . New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. MoreRowsAvailable property. the following built-in functions have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • GetRowsetCache now takes an optional language parameter. SMTPSSLPort property. PeopleCode API.50. MCFOutboundEmail class. Oracle and/or its affiliates. SSLClientCertAlias property. MCFOutboundEmail class. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. SMTPSession class. SSLPort property. The new classes are listed in these release notes.PeopleTools 8. Query class. MCFOutboundEmail class. "Development Tools Enhancements. ProcessInstance property. MCFOutboundEmail class. BackupSSLClientCertAlias property. SMTPUseSSL property. 62 Copyright © 2009. SMTPSession class. The 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Built-in Functions In PeopleTools 8.50 September. RejectTransform property." PeopleCode. BackupUseSSL property. The preceding list does not include the properties that are new due to the addition of a new class in the PeopleCode API. All rights reserved. SMTPSession class. BackupSMTPSSLPort property. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MCFMailUtil class. SMTPSession class. MCFOutboundEmail class.

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

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. methods. PropertyAttrs class. PeopleSoft Mobile Agent The following information regarding PeopleSoft Mobile Agent has been marked as deprecated and remains in the PeopleBooks for backward compatibility only: • • • • • • • • • • • • • Mobile class. properties. PropertyInfo collection. the PeopleCode classes. IsMobile property of the ContentReference link. and system variables associated with these products have also been deprecated. GetContentBody method of the Request class. SystemIDFieldName1 property of the Record class. the documentation for these items remains in the PeopleBooks for backward compatibility only. 1 This property was previously misidentified as a property of the Field class. BIDocs class. SyncServer class. functions. 64 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes Deprecated Products The following products have been deprecated: • • PeopleSoft Business Interlinks PeopleSoft Mobile Agent Consequently. All rights reserved. IsMobile property of the ContentReference class. ListViewAttrs class. Oracle and/or its affiliates. CI collection. TimeStampFieldName1 property of the Record class. PeerDefaultAttributes class. IsMobile property of the Folder class. Data collection. . However.PeopleTools 8.50 September.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleSoft Language Code UKE See Also

Description UK English

Corresponding ISO Locales en_GB

Database Character Set Unicode or non-Unicode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools.50 September. 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. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • Process Scheduler XML Publisher Query Access Service Connected Query Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager Analytic Calculation Engine Tree Optimization Framework PS/nVision Query Process Scheduler This section discusses the enhancements and changes for Process Scheduler. 71 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. This is an example of the Reporting Console: 74 Copyright © 2009. organize reports and share reports. The runtime parameter page is used to determine if the process or job can be run from the Reporting Console. This page also defines what security to enforce and what parameters will be displayed when the process is initiated from the Reporting Console.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. That means it will run only on servers that have a LOADCACHE process category whose MaxConcurrent value is greater than 0.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information.50 September. Parallel LoadCache has been assigned to the LOADCACHE process category.” Defining Process Categories Runtime Parameters New runtime parameter pages have been added to process definitions and job definitions. 2009 Release Notes New Process Category LOADCACHE A new process category has been added LOADCACHE. From the Reporting Console users can run a report. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . schedule a report. 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. “Defining Process Definitions” Reporting Console The Reporting Console provides a single interface for a user to manage and schedule reports.

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

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

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

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

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

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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12.50.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008. Note.0\win32_x86. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8.exe The local directory of crw32. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.1 upgrade.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade. “Working with Multiple Languages. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. All rights reserved. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.50 September.exe. Crystal Reports execution environments. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports. 81 .1 is supported.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you need to upgrade. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports concepts. Local directory of crw32. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. For example.

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

1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8. You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer. Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment.50: PT 8.50 and BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. 83 . “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment. • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI. All rights reserved.1.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Linux. Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine.” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8.50 September. 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query. This table summarizes the two alternative report execution technology options: Alternative 1 Crystal Report 2008 Engine (Embedded in PeopleTools Windows Application Server) PeopleTools OpenQuery PS/Query execution environment PeopleSoft database See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and then you design report layouts in the Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer application referencing the fields defined in the queries that you created.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8.

In addition.” Converting Crystal Reports. you will be warned that the report is in a later format and certain features may not be supported. Converting Existing Crystal Reports to Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 format 84 Copyright © 2009.50 and your current Crystal Report execution environment. the Crystal Reports application runs the Verify Database function.” Crystal Reports Execution Environments Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues When you upgrade to Crystal Reports 2008. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 that use Crystal 9. a PeopleTools-only upgrade Depending on the Crystal Report execution environment that you use with PeopleTools 8. . “Using Crystal Reports 2008.50 September. your pre-PeopleTools 8. When you run an earlier format Crystal Report in the Crystal Reports 2008 application or through the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. Oracle and/or its affiliates. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. All rights reserved. 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. Scenario C: You use PeopleTools 8. Applications 9. you should always create the reports in the Crystal Reports 2008 format. Scenario F: You use PeopleTools 8. For example. For example. to ensure compatibility. 2009 Release Notes Applications 9. they are created in the Crystal Reports 2008 . a PeopleTools-only upgrade. If errors are detected. You can use earlier format report templates to generate reports. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 Installation <for your database platform>: “Installing and Configuring Software for Crystal Reports.” Understanding Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. if you save the report definition from the Crystal Report 2008 designer. If you are upgrading from a previous version of PeopleTools.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. • When you run reports using the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. a PeopleTools-only upgrade.50 Crystal reports will need to be converted to the Crystal Reports 2008 format using the PeopleTools RPT Conversion utility pscvtrpt. however. you must correct the report before you can run it successfully. consider the following new compatibility issues: • Crystal Reports 2008 can run a report that is saved in an earlier version of Crystal Reports format. which picks up any errors—such as missing fields—in the report.rpt format and you cannot open them using any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9. you have different considerations. if you open a Crystal Reports 2008 report in Crystal Reports 9.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8.1 that use Crystal Reports 9. For example. However. Note. For example. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.exe.

1. A new folder for Essbase Cube Builder has been added under PeopleTools Cube Builder with the following components: Component Connections Dimensions Outlines Utilities Create Cube Dynamic Dimension Templates Cube Dimension Builder Setup Description Add and maintain Essbase connectivity parameters. 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. which is used to build Essbase cubes.1 Upgrade. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. Aggregate Storage. Note. Delete and rename Essbase objects. Run the cube creation batch process. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder.50. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. Copyright © 2009.1. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. including Essbase.1. and a wider set of member and dimension properties.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Add and maintain Essbase outlines. Essbase Cube Buider. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1 is supported. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface.1.1.1 API. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures.1. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11.1.1.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines.1. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. 85 .1.1. you need to upgrade. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. a new Open Cube in Smart View link is available on the Process Details page that enables you to view the created cube (data and metadata) in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. This example shows the Smart View window that displays the top members of the two dimensions created: You can drill down or use the POV Smart View tool to manipulate the data. 2009 Release Notes Integrating with Oracle Smart View When an Essbase cube is built successfully. . 90 Copyright © 2009.50 September.PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• • If this is a non-self join (same security tables) or a self join. that contains multiple joins to the same query security record. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the new Security Join Optimizer option enables you to define whether a query. Viewing and Editing Query Properties Copyright © 2009.50 September. The Download to XML link is also available on the Query Manager . “Creating and Running Simple Queries.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Security Join Optimizer Select this option to enable this query to join once to the first security record. If this is a non-self join with different security tables. there are two new formats XML and XMLP. If you click the Open button. the query joins security table multiple times using the Inner Join logic and the Security Join Optimizer option is not used. the Security Join Optimizer setting is applied using the same concepts. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. XML formatted query result is downloaded to browser. • • Note: If you perform Left Outer Joins with security record. should be optimized. If this is a non-self join with different security tables. the query joins security table multiple times using the Inner Join logic.” Creating New Queries. 2009 Download Query Results to XML File After you click the XML link on the Query Manager or Query Viewer search results page. query results are downloaded to browser as web browser format and there are options that enable you to open. XMLP produces XMLP format result. XML produces webrowset XML format result. or cancel the downloaded file. Clear this option to enable this query to join mutliple times to the security record. All rights reserved. 99 .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. In the Schedule Query component. the query joins security table multiple times using the Inner Join logic and the Security Join Optimizer option is not used.Run page. the query joins the security table once. save. If this is a non-self join with same security tables or a self join. Security Join Optimizer In the Query Properties page.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the system copies all records and fields and displays them at the record level.” Understanding Managing Messages. 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. All changes are then propagated to every message in which the message part is referenced. XML that has a value of 0 (zero) passed in an integer field. when serialized to a rowset. causes the IsChanged property flag on the field to set to True. or is a restricted message. Now. “Managing Messages. The messages and fields become permanent to the specific message and you can edit all records and fields directly in the message where the copied part exists. if you check the Message Part Default Indicator box the IsChanged property on such a field is set to True. Changes you make to a copied message part are not propagated to other copies of the message part that may exist.50 September. To make changes to a referenced message part. the end result is a zero when accessing the field via the rowset. If you must make changes to copied message parts. as long as the message part is not in the runtime tables. You can now make changes to a message part that is referenced in another part or subpart.” 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 this restriction has been removed. For PeopleTools 8. . “Managing Messages. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. So if a 0 or <blank> is passed in a field. When you check the box. meaning that a 0 (zero) was passed in the field. You can reuse only rowset-based message parts. you do so manually to each message part that you want to change. 108 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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.PeopleTools 8. you must make the changes to the referenced message part directly. has not been exported as WSDL. By default an integer field has a value of 0. 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. Message Reuse by Copying If you copy a message part.

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the DataChunk value for the current message is 3.” Generating XML Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages Adding Message Schemas for Nonrowset-Based Messages In previous releases the Add Schema button on the Messages – Schema page was disabled if a schema had already been added to a nonrowset-based message and the message was referenced in a runtime table. “Managing Messages.” Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages.50 September. Generating Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker now automatically generates message schema for rowsetbased messages at save time.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You are now able to add message schemas for nonrowset-based messages referenced in runtime tables. 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. for building schemas for rowset-based messages that may have been imported or upgraded without schema. “Managing Messages. and the current segment is the third chunk. For example.PeopleTools 8.” Managing Nonrowset-Based Messages 110 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. The Add Schema button is enabled regardless if the message is referenced in a runtime table. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. As a result. . Indicates the number of the data chunk or message segment that you are sending. The Schema tab is still available for viewing message schema. you do not need to navigate to the Schema tab and build the message schema. “Sending and Receiving Messages. All rights reserved. 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. if there are a total of seven data chunks in the message. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and for building schemas for nonrowset-based messages.

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

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

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

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

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

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

DeleteAttribute(string name).AddAttribute(string name. Copyright © 2009.50 September. then you can read these attributes in OnRouteSend and OnSend IB events. since Rowset or Xmldoc objects do not have to be serialized and subsequently loaded into memory and traversed to retrieve applicable data. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the system displays a User Exception box at the top of the page.IBInfo. Deletes all attributes in the IBInfo object. and other initialization errors.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. if on the source system attributes are set as part of a publish. multiple routing definitions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. &bool = &MSG. string value). Select the box to capture any exceptions that occur before the system validates an outbound routing for the service operation. 117 .GetNumberOfAttributes(). The following methods are available in the IBInfo PeopleCode object to get/set data used for content-based routing determination.GetAttributeValue(Integer nIndex). See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. any errors that result from running the OnRouteSend PeopleCode event.IBInfo. the target system will not be able to view these attributes on any Integration Broker event run on the target system. Viewing System-Generated Routing Definitions. “Managing Routing Definitions.IBInfo.IBInfo. All rights reserved. Gets the number of attributes.” Managing System-Generating Routing Definitions. the attributes are not part of the payload that gets sent to the target system. &Bool = &MSG. Thus. Capturing Exceptions before Routings are Validated When you are adding a routing definition for a synchronous service operation from the Service Operations – Routings page. Delete an attribute based on the attribute name.GetAttributeName(Integer nIndex). Returns the value of the attribute based on an index. Adding Routing Definitions. • • • • • • &Integer = &MSG. Add attributes by passing in attribute name and value.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Creating Routing Definitions. Returns the name of the attribute based on an index. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Using these attributes can lead to significant performance improvement. &String = &MSG. This option enables you to capture errors such as inactive routing definitions. However. “Managing Routing Definitions. &String = &MSG.IBInfo.IBInfo. Attributes used for content-based routing are only applicable for the system that is setting the attributes. Adding Routing Definitions From Service Operation Definitions Content-Based Routings Several methods have been added to the IBInfo PeopleCode object to enable content-based routing of service operations when using the OnRouteSend and OnSend events.ClearAttributes(). &MSG.

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

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

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

This page enables you to identify duplicate external routing alias names.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the system uses the request or response message.50 features an Alias Name Reference page (IB_ALIASXREF_SEC) that displays duplicate external routing aliases that exist for a routing definition. The page enables you to add user-defined name/value pairs to a routing definition. and so on. developers can extract the data from transformations using application classes. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.version on the output of the transformation for WSDL. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” Searching for Duplicate External Routing Aliases Copyright © 2009. 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.version are not defined on the transform.version or output message. the system uses the input message. As a result. perform SELECT actions in tables. 121 . “Managing Service Operation Routing Definitions. Defining General Routing Information Transformations on Any-to-Local Routing Definitions Transformations on any-to-local routing definitions are now permitted. you cannot change the in/out message transformation.” Creating Routing Definitions. In cases where the input message. aliases. In most cases duplicate external routing alias names are not desired for asynchronous routing definitions.version defined on the service operation for WSDL.” Creating Routing Definitions. If you define a transformation on an any-to-local routing definition. Defining Routing Properties Searching for Duplicate External Routing Aliases PeopleTools 8. Once they know the name/value pairs in a transformation. Developers might use the name/value pairs data to add to XML. so you may create unique alias names for each duplicate found. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. which denote data contained in transformations defined for the routing.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.version on the transform for the inbound request for WSDL.” Creating Routing Definitions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. and you want one routing definition to invoke multiple service operations. If a transform is defined on the outbound response. “Managing Routing Definitions. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. then the system uses the message.50 September. and so on. “Managing Routing Definitions.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. The exception is when you are using service operation mapping. Note that any-to-local routing definitions are read-only when WSDL has been exported. “Managing Routing Definitions.

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

you can continue to generate the WSDL document or terminate the generation of the WSDL document. it displays an error and it will not generate a WSDL document.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Developing Transforms Using Oracle XSL Mapper Specifying the Installation Path and Classpath for Oracle XSL Mapper For Oracle XSL Mapper to function. You can set the following check levels: Check Level Error None Warning Description If the system encounters a message definition without proper record and field aliases. You can use one or more of the following options to clear this inconsistency: • Clear the internal WSDL exported flag on the service operation.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Regenerate the WSDL on the new database using the Provide Web Service wizard.” 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. 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. 123 . All rights reserved. The system creates a WSDL document regardless of whether message records and fields are aliased or not. 2009 This situation can arise when you use Project Copy to copy a service operation to a new database. “Managing Messages. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the JDeveloper installation location and classpath must be specified in the PeopleSoft system in the PeopleSoft Configuration Manager. • • Use Project Copy to copy the WSDL to the new database. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. but do not include the WSDL in the project. Copyright © 2009. which enables you to clear the flag.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Default. If the system encounters records or fields that do not have aliases defined. 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 does not send the message and. Using the %TransformData. If you set this property for an outbound asynchronous transaction. the Operation Instances page displays a status of Done. Transformation and Translation.” Developing Transforms Using Oracle XSL Mapper. If you view such a transaction in the Service Operations Monitor. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the system will not create a subscription contract and the data is not sent.rejectTransform property within a transform of an inbound asynchronous transaction. the PeopleSoft system autodetects the classpath information and automatically populates the information in PeopleSoft Configuration Manager. If you set the %TransformData. You set this property in a PeopleSoft Application Engine transform program as follows: %TransformData.rejectTransform property (and the %IB_Transform_Rejected built-in function). 2009 Release Notes Beginning with this release.rejectTransform Situations may arise when you may want to terminate a transaction.routingDefnName property retrieves the routing definition name for a transaction. %TransformData.50 September. after you enter the JDeveloper installation location. and Translation.routingDefnName %TransformData. an Error link displays.routingDefnName The %TransformData. the Asynchronous Details page for the transaction will display an Error link. as with the inbound scenario.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference 124 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. . “Applying Filtering. All rights reserved. “Applying Filtering.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.rejectTransform = %IB_Transform_Rejected. If you click the link an informational message appears that indicates that the transaction was terminated. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. If you click the link an informational message appears that indicates that the transaction was terminated. However. Transformation. and allows you to retrieve the routing properties respectfully. 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.PeopleTools 8.” Rejecting Transformation Programs Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Routing Definitions. If you open the Asynchronous Details page in the monitor to view additional transaction details. you can terminate asynchronous transactions based on content data.” Retrieving Routing Properties Programmatically Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For example.rejectTransform %TransformData. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the Publication Contracts page in the Service Operations Monitor will show a contract status of Done for the transaction. you may not want a transaction published to a specific node.

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

Body.PeopleTools 8.50 September.IBINFO. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.” Implementing Web Services Security.WSA_ReplyTo See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Header. When using the Consume Services wizard. 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. 2009 Release Notes The Nodes . and web transactions. When providing asynchronous request/responses.WS Security page (IB_NODESECURITY) features an Encrypt Level dropdown list that contains the following values: • • • All. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. you can dynamically override the URL using the IBInfo object property WSA_ReplyTo. For example: &MSG. 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. Encrypts the message body only.” Implementing WS-Security. The security settings that you can override are the same as those that appear on the Nodes-WS Security page.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 126 Copyright © 2009. 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. . All rights reserved.” Implementing Web Services Security. 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. The URL specified on this page is typically not secure. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. as it is the URL used for all WSDL. (Default) Encrypts the message header only See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This option encrypts the entire message including the message header and body. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. PeopleBooks documents the action to take to implement WS Security on consumed services depending on which of these nodes you are using. Oracle and/or its affiliates. schemas. Implementing WS-Security for Outbound Integrations (Username and SAML Tokens).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. “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.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. Translated elements include labels.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.xls ExcelToCI. 385 1.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. . 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.048.576 1.50 September. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16. 140 Copyright © 2009. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel. headers and strings.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.536 1.xls ExcelToCI2007.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Oracle and/or its affiliates.536 1. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6.

These templates have hidden rows which are clones of the visible rows. 141 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Excel to CI templates can load component interface definitions containing up to 502 properties. The template will appear split in two sections. The log for ExcelToCI. the new parent-child rows should maintain the same hierarchical order as the original parentchild rows.log. metadata wrapping does not occur. With the expanded column capacity of Microsoft Excel 2007. Caution must be taken when inserting child rows in a wrapped template. If it was not. If you insert a child row on the visible row of the wrapped template. “Creating Templates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. SOAPTOCI<unique_number>.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. This file contains both the SOAP request and the SOAP response. or wrapped. verify that it also was duplicated in the hidden section above the wrapped portion. two log files are created—one that logs the activity of ExcelToCI.xls is created in the temp directory on the workstation running the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. is created on the application server in the <PS_CFG_HOME> directory. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. Copyright © 2009. The number of columns in Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 worksheets cannot exceed 254.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. The log for the Web Library.” Template Wrapping Inserting Child Rows in Wrapped Templates The information in this section pertains to users using Microsoft Excel 2000 or Microsoft Excel 2003. “Creating Templates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.50 September.” Template Wrapping Viewing Log Files If you select the check box to create log files when building a template or submitting to the database. by splitting the metadata for the component interface properties that exceed the 254-column limit. Log files are written for each chunk of data that is sent to the database. When using the Insert New Child toolbar action on template rows which have child rows. copy it manually there as well in order to preserve the structure.xls and the other that logs the SOAPTOCI Web Library.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. When running upgrade jobs containing ProcessScheduler step types. the process type. 2009 Step Properties dialog box With the ProcessScheduler step type. You specify the host information. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Copyright © 2009. and up to two Process Scheduler servers. the process name. you must define the Process Scheduler information within the upgrade environment. you can define two Process Scheduler servers (SERVER1 and SERVER2) per Source and Target database.50 September. All rights reserved. 145 .

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

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

“Working with Change Packages. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8.50. . MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8.48 versions of PeopleTools. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8.48. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. this manual process has been automated. 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.48 versions of PeopleTools. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. In PeopleTools 8.47 and earlier. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly.50 September. When performing an upgrade or update.48 and beyond.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

All rights reserved. Database name appears in report output. . 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. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Compare Report Improvements These enhancements have been made to Application Designer’s compare features: • • Command line option to filter report output. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 154 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.

155 . beginning with the top. Oracle and/or its affiliates. moving left to right. All rights reserved. For example.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. “Comparing Source and Target Definitions” Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 Command Line Option to Filter Report Output A new PSIDE. Application Designer: Report Filter tab on the Upgrade Options dialog box The –FLTR command line parameter follows this syntax: -FLTR XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX Where each X corresponds to a specific checkbox on the Report Filter tab. the following command line parameter represents the equivalent selections on the Report Filter tab above. top to bottom. Absent/Target. –FLTR 00000 00011 00011 01111 01111 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. left hand corner (Source. Absent).EXE on the command line. 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.EXE command line option has been added enabling you to pass report filter options to PSIDE.

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

157 . For Business Interlink documentation.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks. For upgrades and updates. and upgrading database definitions. the PeopleSoft Application Designer PeopleBook contained chapters devoted to working with projects.46 Business Interlinks PeopleBook posted on My Oracle Support in the following location: The Upgrade Assistant tool is no longer shipped or supported. Oracle and/or its affiliates. comparing projects. Deprecated Documentation Oracle no longer ships documentation for certain products used primarily in previous PeopleTools releases. so the Upgrade Assistant PeopleBook is not included with the PeopleTools 8.50 September. use Change Assistant and refer to the Change Assistant PeopleBook for documentation. 2009 PeopleBooks Enhancements With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. refer to the PeopleTools 8. Oracle provides a new version of PeopleBooks. These chapters have been separated into their own PeopleBook focusing on the life cycle management features of Application Designer. Copyright © 2009.50. All rights reserved. PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide In previous releases.

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

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