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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments. .x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. 9. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9. Oracle and/or its affiliates. JRE Support.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000. Platform Operating System AIX 6. All rights reserved.1. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.PeopleTools 8.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.9. 11. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.50 September.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.1 IBM Informix 9. 1. 1.1 2 Copyright © 2009.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.1 IBM z/OS 1. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.5 IBM Informix 11.

2.5.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.x.1.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.1 Added Verity 6.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.4 Browser Firefox 3.1. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587. All rights reserved. 8 Safari 3.1) Copyright © 2009. 3.Main Page (Doc ID 764222. Always refer to Doc ID 747587.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.0.2. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3. 2.4.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information. 3.1).1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .5. 3 .50 September.0.1 Internet Explorer 7.

The exact version depends on your operating system. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. This includes applications servers. 4 Copyright © 2009.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. 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. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. Data Mover. If you run DB2 databases. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system.49 or 8.8.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50. For example. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. . Process Scheduler servers. and so on. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. 8.6x and still be in a supported environment. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. 2009.50 September.9 or 9. Otherwise.50. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Note. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.6x with your PeopleTools installation. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. 2009 Release Notes Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent The PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent is being deprecated as of June 5. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. Note. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874.0).

AIX. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.50 September. Linux.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. 5 .50 Integration with BOE XI 3.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. or Solaris).50 release date.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 on other certified platforms (Windows. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8.50.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification. All rights reserved. you can install BOE XI 3. In the interim. 2009 JRE 1.4x or JRE 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates. PeopleTools 8.

the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program prompted you to install PIA within the PS_HOME directory structure. All rights reserved. 6 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September.sh Oracle Configuration Manager Installation PeopleSoft Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Internet Architecture Installation Location With 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. you have the option of installing the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA) outside of PS_HOME. including: • • • • • • Installation Programs PeopleTools Running on Windows Verity Installation Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. In previous releases. 2009 Release Notes System Administration Enhancements This section discusses enhancements made in the area of server administration.50. .

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

sh.profile file in user's home directory. Oracle and/or its affiliates.exe manually: 1. In PeopleTools 8. During your PeopleTools installation.50 is developed using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005. as part of VC++ 2005. for some reason. changed the way applications use and ship the required C Run Time (CRT) files. All rights reserved. Detailed information and step-by-step procedures are included in your PeopleTools installation documentation. the software used for PeopleSoft Search. Verity. If you encounter these errors. the update does not take place during the install program run.50.50 Programs. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Running on Windows PeopleTools 8. the install programs automatically update the machine performing the installation. the installation of Verity software has been decoupled from the PeopleTools installation. Go to PS_HOME\setup\vcredist. you will not be able to launch PeopleTools client or server executables on that machine and may receive errors. Running the separate Verity integration installation is a mandatory step after you have installed the PeopleTools software into PS_HOME.50 Installation for <your platform> Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig.sh Tuxedo environment settings are no longer included in psconfig.exe. If.PeopleTools 8. you can update the Windows machine’s CRT files by running vcredist_x86. . Likewise. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Microsoft.50 September. These required files must now be installed onto each machine that will run PeopleTools 8. if you are running PeopleTools executables from a machine on which the PeopleSoft installer did not run. The following environment settings must now be set explicitly using the . the executables may not work and you may receive error messages. 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. 2. was installed automatically when you installed the PeopleTools software. The installation files for Verity are part of the PeopleSoft PeopleTools files that you download from Oracle E-Delivery.exe manually. 8 Copyright © 2009. Verity Installation In previous releases. To run vcredist_x86. Run vcredist_x86.

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

“Using PeopleSoft Configuration Manager” ODBC Installation In previous releases. Then. 10 Copyright © 2009. when you create a domain. In previous releases. just as in previous releases. Because of this varied collection of file types sharing the same location. the PS_HOME directory on these servers contained both the static binary files. administrators had difficulty limiting write access to the PS_HOME directory structure. such as . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. stores binary files and configuration files in different locations. a Process Scheduler server. While this is transparent for most situations. such as configuration files. splits the binary files from the configuration files.50. PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Server. by default.EXE and . To address this challenge. on the Client Setup tab there is an option to Install PeopleSoft ODBC Driver.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. the system installs all of the necessary files for that server to the specified PS_HOME directory. This option has been removed for PeopleTools 8. When you install the PeopleSoft software to your server. it will be noticeable if you intend to run prior versions of Configuration Manager on the same workstation where you will also run the Configuration Manager for PeopleTools 8. PSADMIN creates the domain and its associated configuration files in a separate location. PeopleSoft Search Server.50 will delete settings stored in the registry by previous versions of PeopleTools.DLL files. All rights reserved.50 Installation for your platform Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files With PeopleTools 8.50 the default implementation of an application server. many of the processes running within a domain required write access to PS_HOME for generating log and trace files. For example. The PS_HOME directory refers to the high-level directory into which you install the PeopleSoft software. log files. as well as the dynamic and modifiable files.50.50 you can implement improved security and streamline administration of your servers by taking advantage of the new PS_HOME directory structure that. or the PeopleSoft ‘Configuration’ Home. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and scripts.50. referred to as PS_CFG_HOME. in PeopleTools 8. The Configuration Manager for PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8.50 September. . or a search server. The new feature discussed in this section refers only to the PS_HOME directory structure on the following PeopleSoft Servers: • • • PeopleSoft Application Server. This directory can be referred to as the PeopleSoft “Binary” Home. 2009 Release Notes Registry Structure Changes The structure of the registry for PeopleSoft settings has changed beginning with PeopleTools 8. while an administrator may have wanted to restrict write access to PS_HOME.

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

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

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

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

However. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements.50. PSAESRV.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. medium. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. 15 .CFG. “Using PSADMIN Menus.CFG.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter. The default value is 1024 cursors. 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 PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009. and so on. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. PSQRYSRV. the configuration file is PSWINSRV. This applies to any server process. In previous releases. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN.CFG configuration files.50. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured.50: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 2 8 25 2 Windows Service The name of the configuration file for the Windows service that starts an application server domain on Windows automatically has been changed. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. large. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. In previous releases. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8. you can now include custom Java options per server process. developer) has changed.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.CFG and PSPRCS. by default.000. such as PSAPPSRV.50 September.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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Release Notes

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 September. 25 . the OracleDisableFirstRowsHint parameter has been removed from the application server configuration file (PSAPPSRV. the minimum was 255. In addition to allowing larger amounts of data in a single database field. The original intent of adding the hint was to provide a performance benefit. there is no longer a need to enable or disable the use of this feature.CFG). Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements This section discusses these Microsoft SQL Server enhancements: • • Access ID. system administrators need to make sure the database user ID. such as SYSADM is represented consistently. Copyright © 2009. Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs With Oracle 11gR1 the database user ID is case-sensitive. Access ID On PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. this new limit allows much larger file attachments to be stored in the database without having to be divided into separate chunks.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. as originally implemented.50 the SQL Server login utilized as an ACCESSID does not require being a member of the SQL Server “sysadmin” server role. did not provide any clear performance benefits for the Oracle platform.50. In previous releases. when running the installation. Increase in Oracle Minimum Number of OPEN_CURSORS The new minimum number of OPEN_CURSORS required for PeopleSoft applications on an Oracle database is 1000. the largest LOB that could be stored was 2 MB. So. and the PeopleSoft application usage of the FIRST_ROWS hint feature. Oracle and/or its affiliates. In PeopleTools 8. Microsoft SQL Server 2008.50. In addition. the LOB size limit for the Oracle database has increased to 50 MB. 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. In previous releases. 2009 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit Beginning with PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the use of this hint made the analysis of other reported performance issues difficult. Going forward.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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. $DM_HOME. $DM_HOME applies only to the UNIX environment. 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. log file and trace file path. 29 .50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Specifies the Data Mover input directory. All rights reserved. Appendix: Using the PSADMIN Utility Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009. If you intend to implement a secure (or read-only) PS_HOME.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. some of the default Data Mover environment settings have changed.50.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Oracle and/or its affiliates. a new environment variable. then some of the environment variables from previous releases (such as output locations) need to point to writeable locations. has been added.50 September.” 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. The default setting is $HOME/PS_DM. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using PeopleSoft Data Mover Commands. PS_DM_DATA_IN=$PS_HOME/data Specifies the Data Mover output directory. as in $HOME/PS_DM/log. Variable PS_DM_DATA PS_DM_DATA_IN PS_DM_DATA_OUT PS_DM _LOG Description This variable no longer exists in PeopleTools 8. The default is $DM_HOME/log. It has been replaced by PS_DM_DATA_IN. PS_DM_DATA_OUT=$DM_HOME/data Specifies the location of PeopleSoft Data Mover log files.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. It defines the writeable location for Data Mover the output. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

” Using Administration Utilities. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” 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. “Using PeopleTools Utilities. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name. QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions. 2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 35 . WORKLISTFEED 01-05.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. “Working with IBM WebSphere. “Working with Oracle WebLogic. GENERICFEED-01.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009. Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users.

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. Processing icon changes Search page enhancements. Floating drop-down navigation. AJAX uses asynchronous data transfer (HTTP requests) between the browser and the web server. Asynchronous JavaScript and XML PeopleTools 8. Partial Page Refreshes PeopleSoft applications use Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) technology to limit server trips and perform partial page refreshes. The AJAX technology makes Internet applications smaller. the refresh updates only the changed fields. you can: • Resize the page. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. Modal prompt pages and modal alert dialog boxes. 37 . Any server trips triggered by PeopleCode functions such as FieldChange and FieldEdit for related display fields do not redraw the entire page. Menu navigation. and more interactive PeopleSoft applications. which is a web 2. When working with these pages. With a partial page refresh. faster and more user-friendly. the browser refreshes the entire page only when the user navigates to a new page.50 has incorporated the use of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX). Modal grids and long edit boxes. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) based tabs. You continue to work uninterrupted during the process. which is grayed out while the prompt page is active. Modal Prompt Pages and Modal Alert Dialog Boxes All Look Up (prompt) pages and alert dialog boxes are modal and appear in front of the primary page. 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. allowing web pages to request small bits of information from the server instead of whole pages. much of the communication with the server occurs in the background. faster. Favorites menu enhancements. including: • • • • • • • • • • Partial page refreshes. Copyright © 2009. Because of AJAX technology.0 technology that enables better.

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. 2009 Release Notes • • Minimize or collapse the page to the title bar.PeopleTools 8. instead of refreshing the entire menu pagelet. . 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. the control appears in its own modal page where you can continue to work with the control as though it were on the main page. the system redraws only the appropriate hierarchy for the selected link or folder.50 offers floating drop-down menu navigation. Modal grids and long edit boxes can be moved around over the page for ease of viewing and use. Close the page from the title bar close icon. Note. As you mouse over any section of the menu. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the menu cascades to the right. revealing more components that you have access to view. If you click the folder name. Floating Drop-Down Navigation PeopleTools 8.50 September. Because of AJAX. You can choose to use the non-AJAX based menu pagelet for ease of use with screen readers. the entire structure is refreshed.0). 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.

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

For example.50 September. as a Security Administrator you can create a generic Employee user profile on the Copy User Profile page and save it as a favorite. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The Favorites menu also includes the primary key as part of any Favorite that you save. All rights reserved. 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. you can navigate directly to this profile within the Favorites menu and quickly create a new employee. . 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.PeopleTools 8. You must run the Build Registry Search Index process to populate the search. You are no longer taken to the search page. 40 Copyright © 2009.

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

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

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

Active hyperlinks on read-only pages. At runtime. you must insert them in a standard style sheet or in a sub style sheet that is part of a standard style sheet. Scrollable grid layout (grid enhancements). style class names must be identical to the PeopleTools default style class names. 2009 Release Notes Application Designer This section details the modifications in Application Designer definitions. AJAX. Free form stylesheets. All rights reserved. Integrated rich text editor. Image definition changes. Note these important points regarding the use of free form sub style sheets: • • • Like other sub style sheets. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. Radio Button Label Changes You can change or set radio button labels dynamically with PeopleCode. With a free form sub style sheet.PeopleTools 8.50 and higher. Note. Unexpected results will occur in both Application Designer and PeopleSoft Internet Architecture pages if a default style class is missing. style classes in free form sub style sheets take precedence over PeopleTools-formatted style classes of the same name. to use free form sub style sheets. the Fixed Form tab is grayed out because free form sub style sheets do not support inheritance or aggregation. 44 Copyright © 2009. and DHTML features. Free form sub style sheets cannot have parent style sheets nor can they be used as parent style sheets. Grid and scroll area summary attribute for tables in pages. the free form sub style sheet must define and include all default style classes used by the application. including new features and enhancements. you can create the style sheet in a third-party editor and then copy the style sheet text into the Free Form tab of the free form sub style sheet definition. Command line password prompt. If you replace the default style sheet or override the page style sheet with a style sheet that includes only free form text. When creating free form style sheets. On free form sub style sheets. Free Form Stylesheets Free form sub style sheets are text-based sub style sheets that enable you to take advantage of Cascading Style Sheets– Level 2 (CSS2). such as: • • • • • • • • Radio button label changes. Free form sub style sheets are supported in PeopleTools 8. .

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

When using these methods to navigate. press SHIFT+ UP ARROW to move one cell up.PeopleTools 8. Press SHIFT+ RIGHT ARROW to move one cell to the right. In scrollable layout. the page brings the tab where the field and value are into view. which appear within the grid control and enable you to scroll through data within the grid. you can navigate through cells by using the SHIFT+ <DIRECTION> ARROW keys. thus other data on the page stays in view. the user can find the string in all tabs of the grid. application developers can enable a scrollable grid layout. If grid tabs are present. If the string is found. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes • • • Drop-Down List Image Long Edit Box Scrollable Grid Layout (Grid Enhancements) In addition to the current grid functionality. frozen columns and column headers are stationary when you scroll through grid data. You can scroll data within the grid without having use the browser scroll bar. The search looks through all rows in the buffer. the cursor will not cause the tab to change as it moves through rows and columns. In the scrollable grid layout. You can specify the grid layout style at the system level (PeopleTools Options page) and at the individual grid level. Grid scroll bars and grid tabs can be configured to work together or separately. sort indicator icons appear to the left of the column heading label. The scrollable grid layout offers several functional differences from the original grid layout. making it the active tab. the cursor will cause the grid to scroll as it moves through rows. In scrollable grid layout. . 46 Copyright © 2009.50 September. If grid scroll bars are present. In the scrollable grid layout. you can change the sort order of a grid column directly on the transaction page by clicking the column header. In scrollable grid layout. you can designate the number of rows to appear in the scrollable area. you can enable horizontal and vertical scroll bars. the cursor will move to fields within the grid. In scrollable grid layout. For example. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You can configure a scrollable grid to display the horizontal and vertical scroll bars independently of one another. Note.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 8. All rights reserved. The 8. 2.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. 3. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and SetOutputOption method. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. 5. rather than a single email address. • ReportDefn class.50. SetItemFolder method. Size property. This method now takes an optional language parameter. This method now validates a comma.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. ValidateAddress method.50. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. 1. “Java Class. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 4. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. • RowsetCache class. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message.50 September. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter. SetEmailOption method.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property.50. "". 63 . Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published. Therefore. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Publish method. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. Save method.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

The following items remain in PeopleTools for PeopleSoft internal use only and should not be implemented in PeopleCode programs: • • • • • • All methods and properties of the DataSourceDefn class. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. All methods and properties of the TranslationFile class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. The PeopleBook contains details on equivalents to use instead. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. methods and properties are no longer supported.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. Certain methods and properties of the ReportDefn class. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. Deprecated Methods and Properties Deprecated XML Publisher Items In PeopleTools 8. These items remain in PeopleTools for backward compatibility only: • • • • ReportDefn class. All methods and properties of the TemplateFile class. a number of XML Publisher classes. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 65 . Refresh method (use the SetData method or SetOLData method instead). Refresh method (use the SetTaskAppData method or SetTaskData method instead). the following methods have been deprecated: • • Chart class. OutputEditable. methods and properties have been deprecated. ReportDefn class. Deprecated Products and Classes Deprecated Methods In PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. SetRuntimeDataXMLDoc method.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.50 September.50.50. RowsetDS class. SetRuntimeDataRowset method. All methods and properties of the TemplateDefn class. Copyright © 2009. the following XML Publisher classes. All methods of the XMLPManager class. Deprecated XML Publisher Items XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported In PeopleTools 8.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Gantt class. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

All methods and properties of the FOUtility class. The methods and properties of each of these classes have been reorganized so that each class describes all methods and properties that apply. XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported Corrected Information Previous versions of the PeopleCode API Reference included incomplete or incorrect information. All methods and properties of the EFTPRocessor class. All methods and properties of the FOProcessor class. All rights reserved. and provides equivalents if available.50 version of the PeopleCode API Reference. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and properties. some of the methods and properties of the Gantt class were not clearly differentiated from the methods and properties of the Chart class. the following significant corrections have been incorporated: • • • Chart class and Gantt class TransformData class Corrected properties Chart Class and Gantt Class In previous versions. methods. a chapter on the TransformData class was missing from the book.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.50 September. The PeopleCode API Reference now includes a chapter providing an overview of the TransformData class and its properties.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. All methods and properties of the PDFMapTool class. In the PeopleTools 8. “TransformData Class” 66 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. . “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. The PeopleBook contains a detailed list of the affected classes. “Charting Classes” TransformData Class In previous versions. All methods and properties of the FormProcessor class. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • All methods of the QueryDS class. All methods and properties of the RTFProcessor class.

50 September. Changes to Supported Character Sets In PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Corrected Properties In the PeopleCode API Reference.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 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. Copyright © 2009. Updated font support. All rights reserved. Translating application definitions. PeopleSoft hot keys do not function as expected on a non-U. Non-ASCII characters in file names uploaded to FTP servers prior to 8. Changes to the swap audit report. TimeStampFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class). New PeopleSoft language codes. Using extended Japanese characters. keyboard Time zone data. the following properties have been moved to their proper location in the book: • • SystemIDFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class).50.50. Analytic grid classes. Analytic type classes. Unicode UTF-8 with BOM (byte-order mark).50. Global Technology This section covers changes and updates to PeopleTools Global Technology. Analytic Calculation Engine Metadata classes. including: • • • • • • • • • Changes to supported character sets. there have been changes to supported character sets: • In PeopleTools 8. two new character sets have been added to the PSCHARSETS table: Character Set Name UTF-8 UTF8BOM Description Unicode UTF-8 (the existing UTF8 character set code is equivalent to this new name). 67 .S. Optimization PeopleCode 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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50 September. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • Process Scheduler XML Publisher Query Access Service Connected Query Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager Analytic Calculation Engine Tree Optimization Framework PS/nVision Query Process Scheduler This section discusses the enhancements and changes for Process Scheduler.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools. 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. 71 . All rights reserved.

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

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

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

75 . This is an example of the Preferences page: Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Reporting Console example Reporting Console Preferences allow each user to define the information to display in the Reporting Console. All rights reserved.

. including: • Descriptive Names 76 Copyright © 2009.50 September. A new PeopleBook “Reporting Web Services” has been created which documents all the Process Scheduler service operations. All rights reserved. “Using Reporting Console” Process Scheduler Web Service A new web service PROCESSREQUEST has been created that takes advantage of PeopleSoft Integration Broker and service-oriented architecture. Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Edit Preferences page See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. This web service provides third-party applications the ability to schedule PeopleSoft processes and jobs through the Process Scheduler. XML Publisher This section discusses new features and changes for XML Publisher. as well as retrieve process statuses and reports.

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

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

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

A parent query can nest n levels of child queries and any child query can have m sibling queries within a hierarchy. 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. 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. All rights reserved. edit an existing Connected Query. delete a Connected Query object. but typical use will involve a single parent-child relationship or a few levels of nesting. copy existing Connected Queries. There are no artificial limits to n and m. A Connected Query is a hierarchical object built with existing PeopleSoft Queries. “Using Connected Query” Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft This section discusses enhancements that are made to Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. The output for connected query is always an XML file. Fields in a child query are mapped to related fields in the immediate parent query. Connected Query Manager See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. including: 80 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. 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. . 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.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. A new folder for Connected Query has been added under Reporting Tools. Connected Query Manager provides a report developer the ability to create a new Connected Query. Connected Query can be used as a data source for XML Publisher reports that require sub reports.

0\win32_x86. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. HKEY_CURRENT_USER. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8.50 September. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.50.1 is supported. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 81 . Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. For example.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. “Working with Multiple Languages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. you need to upgrade.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases.50. Crystal Reports concepts. Local directory of crw32. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.exe The local directory of crw32. Note.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment.1 upgrade. Crystal Reports execution environments.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases.exe.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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.1 API.1.1. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11. you need to upgrade.1 Upgrade.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Run the cube creation batch process.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines.1.1.50 September. A new folder for Essbase Cube Builder has been added under PeopleTools Cube Builder with the following components: Component Connections Dimensions Outlines Utilities Create Cube Dynamic Dimension Templates Cube Dimension Builder Setup Description Add and maintain Essbase connectivity parameters.1.1.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. which is used to build Essbase cubes. Note.1. All rights reserved. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. including Essbase. 85 .1 is supported.1. Essbase Cube Buider. Add and maintain Essbase outlines. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. Aggregate Storage. Delete and rename Essbase objects.50.1. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions.1. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11.

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

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

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

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

2009 Release Notes Integrating with Oracle Smart View When an Essbase cube is built successfully. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 90 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 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. 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. .50 September.

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected.x and 9.50 September. .x are not supported. 92 Copyright © 2009. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7. using the Detail Value List page.PeopleTools 8. (Cognos 8.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.3. “Building Cubes. 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. 2009 Release Notes Note.50. Note. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT.” Building Cube Instances. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8. including future EFFDT data.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The default value is password. See Enterprise PeopleTools 8. iWay SOAPSwitch Beginning with this release. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Managing Integration Gateways. This password must be encrypted. Enter the keystore password. Metadata Backport Utility The Metadata Backport Utility is no longer delivered with PeopleTools. “Working With Change Packages. The “Using the ERP Connectors” chapter in PeopleBooks has been removed.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. iWay SOAPswitch no longer ships with PeopleTools.PeopleTools 8. For integrations with third-party systems. Its functionality has been replaced with the automated change packaging features. and tools that no longer ship with PeopleTools or that have been discontinued effective this release. which is located in the web server directory structure. Setting SSL Encryption Security Properties secureFileKeystorePasswd 102 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant.properties file. “Managing Integration Gateways. Property secureFileKeystorePath Description Enter the full path and file name of the gateway keystore file.” Working With Change Package Automation Integration Gateways This section describes enhancements related to PeopleSoft Integration Broker integration gateways.” Configuring Security and General Properties. The path is <PIA_HOME>\webserv\<DOMAIN>\keystore. use the PeopleSoft Integration Broker servicesoriented architecture. Warning! Integrations will fail if you do not set these properties.” Encrypting Passwords See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. New Keystore Path and Keystore Password Requirement Beginning with this release you must set the following properties in the integrationGateway. utilities. 2009 Release Notes Deprecated Integration Technologies and Utilities This section describes Integration Broker-related technologies. .

WSA_FaultTo. “Managing Integration Gateways.htm) and error log file (ErrorLog.” Setting the Namespace for Generic SOAP Faults Masking Elements in Integration Gateway Log Files You can mask. If this property is not null. Use this property to specify the Web Services Addressing (WS-Addressing) action for the message.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Use this property to specify the WS-Addressing destination for the message.” Masking Gateway Log File Elements WS-Addressing The following PeopleCode properties have been added to the IBInfo PeopleCode object: • &MSG.GenericFaultNamespace See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The integration gateway will add these values to the SOAP headers accordingly.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. elements that appear in the integration gateway log files.properties file equal to the namespace to use: ig.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Copyright © 2009. &MSG. To specify the namespace to use for generic SOAP faults. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 103 . such as when it cannot find a routing for an integration. set the following property in the integrationGatway. thereby prohibiting sensitive information from displaying in the generated message log file (MsgLog. For inbound requests. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. These values will be part of the MIME header section sent to the integration gateway. • &MSG.htm). Use this property to specify the WS-Addressing fault end point for the message. a message ID (the WSA_MessageID property) must also be defined. 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. The WS-Addressing fault end point is defined as a string. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Setting the Namespace for Generic SOAP Faults The system generates generic SOAP faults for framework-level errors. “Managing Integration Gateways. The WS-Addressing action is defined as a string.50 September.IBInfo.WSA_Action.IBInfo.IBInfo.WSA_To. or hide. The WS-Addressing destination is defined as a string.

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

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

A new View Records Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page. 2. Part Nonrowset. Doing so determines the subsequent page that appears and that you use to define the message. “Managing Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. View the entire message structure. Select this value to add a container message to the system. The message types that display in the Type dropdown list box are: • • • • • Container. All rights reserved. A new View Included Fields Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page.50 September.PeopleTools 8. When you access a rowset-based message in the Messages-Message Definitions page. 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. When using the Add a New Value tab to add a new message definition to the system.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. You can expand and collapse the tree to view the structure of the message. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Part Rowset. Viewing Rowset-Based Message Structures Overriding Local Message Compression for Synchronous Messages The integration engine compresses and base64–encodes messages destined for the PeopleSoft listening connector on its local integration gateway. View only the included fields in the message structure. subrecords. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 106 Copyright © 2009. Rowset. Nonrowset. and record fields (included and excluded) for a message definition in tree format. 3.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. you must select a message type from the list. . Select this value to add a rowset-based message to the system. you have the option to use the Type field to narrow your search. Select this value to add a rowset-based message part to the system. View only the records in the message structure. “Managing Messages. 2009 Release Notes When you use the Find an Existing Value tab to search for an existing message definition. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message part to the system. the existing default option displays all records. When you click the link the Records Only page appears and displays only the records and subrecords in the message structure. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message to the system.” Adding Message Definitions Viewing Rowset-Based Message Structures There are now three options for viewing the structure of rowset-based messages: 1.

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

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

length.” Managing Message Parts. Next you use PeopleCode to populate the attribute values using the IBInfo object.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the Maximum Occurs field on the Messages. “Message Classes. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can now modify the Maximum occurs field to specify the maximum number of level 0 rows in any given message part to include in the container message. “Managing Messages.” Managing Container Messages. At runtime.” Message Class Properties Container Messages Adding and Getting Container Messages Attributes You can add attributes to container messages that contain rowset-based message parts to provide integration partners with data and information. Distinguishing Blank from Zero in Rowset-Based Message Parts Obtaining the Size of Rowset Parts within a Container Message You can now use the Size property of the Message object to obtain the actual size of the rowset message parts within a container message. At runtime the attributes appear at the root level of the generated XML. “Managing Messages. without adding the information to the message definition. To add attributes to a container message. PeopleSoft provides a number of IBInfo object methods to get attributes from container messages. This information appears in generated container message schema. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.Message Definitions page is no longer read-only when a container message is defined with multiple rowset-based part messages. you first define the attribute name.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Messages. Understanding Including Level 0 Rows for Message Parts in Container Messages Copyright © 2009.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 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. PeopleSoft Integration Broker validates the attribute values against the lengths you defined in the container message definition. and required flag in the container message definition in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. 109 . 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” Managing Container Messages. All rights reserved. As a result.

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

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

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

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

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

The bulk load handler features the same functionality as the DMS handler in previous releases.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. The new functionality for the bulk load handler is discussed elsewhere in this section. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.” IBInfo Class Methods DMS Handler Renamed The DMS handler has been renamed to the bulk load handler. along with new functionality introduced in PeopleTools 8. Using this handler is a good alternative for long-running programs or for service operations that have large amounts of data to process. You can track the process in the Service Operation Monitor by viewing the subscription contract. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 You can use the new Application Engine handler implementation method for Notification events.50. All rights reserved. This handler schedules an application engine program to run within PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. These methods are: • • • • • • • • AddAEAttribute ClearAEAttributes DeleteAEAttribute GetAEAttributeName GetAEAttributeValue GetNumberofAEAttributes GetTransactionIDforAE InsertAEResponseAttributes See the PeopleCode API Reference PeopleBook for more information about these methods. the bulk load handlers were able to process rowset-based messages only.” Implementing Handlers Using Application Engine Programs Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In earlier releases. 115 . 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.50 September. Copyright © 2009. since processing occurs in PeopleSoft Process Scheduler and not in the Integration Broker runtime environment. “Message Class. 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. Bulk Load Handler This section discusses enhancements to the bulk load handler.

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Services.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker Administrations. Step 2: Select Service Operations WSDL Documents This section describes enhancements for working with and managing WSDL documents in PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Adding a Queue Definition Web Services This section describes enhancements for working with and managing web services. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Understanding Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Service.PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Service Operation Queues This section describes service operation queue enhancements.50 September.” Providing Services. Linking to Service Operations from the Queue Component On the Queue Definitions page. “Providing Services.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. that limitation has been removed. Using Service Name Aliases in Provided WSDL When you use the Provide Web Service wizard. Effective with this release. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. 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 now choose to use the service name alias rather than the service name in WSDL you generate. All rights reserved. Click a service operation name to access the definition for the service operation. All of the service operations that appear in the Operations Assigned to Queue box are hyperlinked.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 122 Copyright © 2009. Target Locations Consuming Services from WSIL URLs In previous releases of PeopleTools you were limited to consuming no more than 500 services from a WSIL URL. . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. but no WSDL exists in the 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. • • Use Project Copy to copy the WSDL to the new database.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 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. it displays an error and it will not generate a WSDL document. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can continue to generate the WSDL document or terminate the generation of the WSDL document. Default. 2009 This situation can arise when you use Project Copy to copy a service operation to a new database.50 September. but do not include the WSDL in the project.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. the JDeveloper installation location and classpath must be specified in the PeopleSoft system in the PeopleSoft Configuration Manager. All rights reserved. 123 .” Enforcing Message Record and Field Aliases in Generated WSDL Transformations This section describes enhancements related to transformations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can use one or more of the following options to clear this inconsistency: • Clear the internal WSDL exported flag on the service operation.” 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. which enables you to clear the flag. “Managing Messages. The system creates a WSDL document regardless of whether message records and fields are aliased or not. If the system encounters records or fields that do not have aliases defined. Regenerate the WSDL on the new database using the Provide Web Service wizard. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 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. Developing Transforms Using Oracle XSL Mapper Specifying the Installation Path and Classpath for Oracle XSL Mapper For Oracle XSL Mapper to function. “Managing Messages. Copyright © 2009.

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

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

IBINFO.” Implementing WS-Security. Encrypting Outbound Messages Securing Responses in Asynchronous Request/Response Service Operations PeopleSoft Integration Broker sends responses for asynchronous request/response service operations to the URL set in the Target Location field in on the Service Configuration page. 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. 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. When using the Consume Services wizard. and web transactions. Body. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. 126 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. as it is the URL used for all WSDL.WS Security page (IB_NODESECURITY) features an Encrypt Level dropdown list that contains the following values: • • • All. there is an option to use the default pre-defined WSDL_NODE node or use another existing node as the receiving node for the consumed service operations. The URL specified on this page is typically not secure. schemas. (Default) Encrypts the message header only See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Implementing Web Services Security.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 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. . PeopleBooks documents the action to take to implement WS Security on consumed services depending on which of these nodes you are using. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.” Implementing Web Services Security. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.WSA_ReplyTo See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Encrypts the message body only.PeopleTools 8. you can dynamically override the URL using the IBInfo object property WSA_ReplyTo. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This option encrypts the entire message including the message header and body. Header. 2009 Release Notes The Nodes . All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. For example: &MSG.50 September. Implementing WS-Security for Outbound Integrations (Username and SAML Tokens). When providing asynchronous request/responses.

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

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

“Setting Up Domain Failover. Another example is a situation where the machines on which you are running domains have different processing capabilities due to the hardware installed in them. Upon completion. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. As an example. When you create a template slave domain you import a domain configuration and save it as a template for the slave domain. 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. the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu appears.” 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 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In this case. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. If dedicated servers are configured for the domain that you import.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. you could configure master-slave load balancing such that the machine that is running the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture processes fewer requests than other machines on which domains reside. a domain assigned a weighted value of 10 processes the greatest number of requests. “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. In this situation you can configure the machines with the most process power to process the greater number of requests. You import the domain configuration to use as a template slave using a new Import IB Master Configuration menu in PSADMIN. A domain assigned a weighted value of 1 processes the fewest number of requests. you can add or remove dispatcher queues from the slave domain as needed. configure the template slave domain or perform other administrative tasks.” Understanding Domain Failover. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You can import a configuration from an application domain or from a file. where you may boot the template slave domain. The page enables you to assign a weight between1 and 10 to each domain to distribute request processing. After you import a domain configuration and save it as a slave domain. 129 . All rights reserved. they are imported and available on the slave domain.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. you might have a domain on machine that is also running the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. Failover Priority –Dynamic Slave Failover Master/Slave Domain Processing Creating Template Slave Domains Template slaves enable you to dynamically add slave domains without performing any configuration changes in PSADMIN. To configure master-slave load balancing use the Master/Slave Load Balance page.50 September.” Implementing Master-Slave Load Balancing Copyright © 2009.

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

The Averages and Analysis page for outbound asynchronous transactions You can click any of the links to view more detailed statistics in bar chart format.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Averages and Analysis page for outbound synchronous transactions. For example. The following graphic shows a sample of statistics that display for outbound synchronous transactions in the messaging system. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 2009 The pages display information from a transactional view and enable you to successively drill down on specific messaging system components and processes to view more detailed data. 131 . the following example shows the statistics that display if you click the link under the Gateway icon: Copyright © 2009.50 September.

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

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

50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. This field appears in the following utilities: • • • Handler Tester Utility Service Operation Tester Utility Schema Tester Utility When uploading an XML file for use with one of these utilities.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “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. 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. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. .50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. and non-Unicode. 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. UTF-16. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Canceling Future-Dated Publications in Hold Status You can now cancel future-dated publciations that are in Hold status in the Service Operations Monitor. “Resubmitting and Canceling Service Operations for Processing” Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities This section describes enhancement to PeopleSoft Integration Broker testing tools and utilities. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.xls ExcelToCI2007.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xls ExcelToCI. 385 1. Translated elements include labels. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel. 140 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. headers and strings. All rights reserved.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.536 1.048.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.576 1.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. . The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory. 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. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65.536 1.50 September.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. “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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

SSL Support for Email SSL support for IMAP was added to the MCF Email Channel. Debug Tracer Enhancement Debug Tracer performance has been improved to use significantly less resources on the client machine. at which time the agent will be in a busy state and not available to accept new tasks. All rights reserved.” Viewing Log Files MultiChannel Framework This section describes the new features and changes for MultiChannel Framework.” The wrap-up mode allows the agent to enter comments related to the chat. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. chat and generic tasks. Sample Pages The 3rd party configuration sample page has been enhanced to provide the ability to supply reason codes in a prompt window for “Reject” operation for email. “Diagnosing and Resolving Errors. It enables you to configure the presence of the CTI mini console in the popup window. 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Web Chat Enhancement A new state has been introduced called “WRAP_UP. 142 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . This wrap-up mode enhancement applies to the “Third-Party Configuration” on MultiChannel Framework.50 September. including: • • • • • • • CTI Screen Popup SSL Support for IMAP Sample Pages Web Chat Enhancement Debug Tracer Enhancement Virus Scanning for Email Attachments AOL support dropped in Instant Messaging CTI Screen Popup A new checkbox “Enable mini console” has been added to the Personalization page of the Agent component.

50 PeopleBook: MultiChannel Framework. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 143 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.” Enabling Virus Scanning Copyright © 2009.50 September. “Configuring the Email Channel. 2009 Virus Scanning for Email Attachments Virus scanning support has been added for file attachments in outgoing and MCF incoming email.

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

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

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. this manual process has been automated. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations.48 versions of PeopleTools.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. When performing an upgrade or update. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. “Working with Change Packages. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly. 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.48.50 September. .” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside. In PeopleTools 8.48 and beyond.47 and earlier. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects.48 versions of PeopleTools. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8.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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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases. In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009.50.50 September. a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release. less than. using the associated operator field. 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. Typically.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies. You can express ranges of releases. and ‘in’. such as greater than. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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