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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Release Notes Release notes are published when the product is made generally available and validate the final scope of the release. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. All rights reserved.1) 2 Copyright © 2009. . The release notes discuss the features and enhancements that are available with the GA release of each product. Prerelease notes are published before a release. describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans. you can find additional information on Oracle Technology Network and My Oracle Support. Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release. 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.50 September.

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

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

2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.5 IBM Informix 11.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. Platform Operating System AIX 6.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9. 9.9.PeopleTools 8.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9. 1.1 IBM z/OS 1. JRE Support. All rights reserved. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.6. . Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments. 11.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.1 2 Copyright © 2009.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.1 IBM Informix 9.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9. 1.50 September.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1.

50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .50 September.0. 8 Safari 3.2.1. All rights reserved. 2.4.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.5.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.5.1) Copyright © 2009.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information. 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Always refer to Doc ID 747587.1). The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.4 Browser Firefox 3.2.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.Main Page (Doc ID 764222.1 Internet Explorer 7. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.1.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2. 3.0.1 Added Verity 6.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update . 3 .x.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.

Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. Data Mover. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system.50.9 or 9.PeopleTools 8. The exact version depends on your operating system. Note.50 September. Process Scheduler servers. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. Note. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. All rights reserved. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. 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 5.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system is not supported for running the IBM DB2 database or server elements requiring connection to IBM DB2 database. and so on. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. Oracle and/or its affiliates. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used.6x with your PeopleTools installation. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it.50. . 2009.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade.0). This includes applications servers.8. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. 4 Copyright © 2009. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. If you run DB2 databases.49 or 8. For example. Otherwise. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8.6x and still be in a supported environment. 8. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.

All rights reserved.50 Integration with BOE XI 3.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. or Solaris). BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. you can install BOE XI 3. In the interim.1 on other certified platforms (Windows. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. 5 . Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. Linux. AIX. 2009 JRE 1. Copyright © 2009.4x or JRE 1.50.50 release date. PeopleTools 8.

the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program prompted you to install PIA within the PS_HOME directory structure. .50.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • • Installation Changes Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files Search Server PSADMIN Loading Shared Cache Performance Improvements PeopleTools Security SYSAUDIT Additions Oracle Database Enhancements Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements DB2 Enhancements Data Mover PeopleSoft Performance Monitor General System Administration Enhancements Installation Changes This section describes the major changes to the PeopleTools installation process.PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. 6 Copyright © 2009. you have the option of installing the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA) outside of PS_HOME.sh Oracle Configuration Manager Installation PeopleSoft Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Internet Architecture Installation Location With PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes System Administration Enhancements This section discusses enhancements made in the area of server administration. including: • • • • • • Installation Programs PeopleTools Running on Windows Verity Installation Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This integration between PeopleTools and Oracle database technology enables you to manage and optimize a fundamental system resource. With PeopleTools 8.50. named PSFT Query. Pt Ora Resource page After mapping the appropriate PeopleSoft resource group to its corresponding consumer group. 22 Copyright © 2009. PSRUN is assigned to the COBOL resource group and PSQRYSRV is assigned to the QUERY SERVER resource group. PeopleTools delivers a set of predefined PeopleSoft Resource Groups to which one or more PeopleTools executables are assigned. . the CPU. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. then you could create a resource plan with a consumer group. for example. you use the Pt Ora Resource page to map the Oracle consumer groups to the predefined PeopleSoft resource groups. 2009 Release Notes • • FIRST_ROWS Hint Feature No Longer Used. the system automatically imposes the limits that you have defined in the consumer group upon the PeopleTools executables within that resource group.50 September. Optimize Database CPU Usage with Oracle Control Groups PeopleTools now provides a way for you to monitor and manage the database resource usage of PeopleTools executables through the features of the Oracle Database Resource Manager. Oracle 11g case-sensitive user IDs. For example. After you have created the consumer groups. You then manage PeopleSoft Query’s CPU usage by specifying the appropriate parameters when you define the corresponding consumer group.PeopleTools 8. and how the CPU allocates its resources to the PeopleSoft application processes running on the system. If you want to limit the amount of CPU resources a long-running query can consume on the database server.

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

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

25 . In addition to allowing larger amounts of data in a single database field. So. there is no longer a need to enable or disable the use of this feature. 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 minimum was 255. Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs With Oracle 11gR1 the database user ID is case-sensitive. the OracleDisableFirstRowsHint parameter has been removed from the application server configuration file (PSAPPSRV.50.50. Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The original intent of adding the hint was to provide a performance benefit. the LOB size limit for the Oracle database has increased to 50 MB. did not provide any clear performance benefits for the Oracle platform. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit Beginning with PeopleTools 8. wherever it needs to be supplied in the configuration tools and scripts as well as on any signon screen. as originally implemented.50 September. when running the installation. the largest LOB that could be stored was 2 MB. In previous releases. In previous releases. such as SYSADM is represented consistently. 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. system administrators need to make sure the database user ID. the use of this hint made the analysis of other reported performance issues difficult.50 Installation for Oracle FIRST_ROWS Hint Feature No Longer Used PeopleSoft applications no longer utilize the FIRST_ROWS hint feature on an Oracle database for the SQL generated for search lists appearing on application pages. The Oracle implementation of FIRST_ROWS hint works differently than on other RDBMS platforms. Access ID On PeopleTools 8. Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements This section discusses these Microsoft SQL Server enhancements: • • Access ID.50 the SQL Server login utilized as an ACCESSID does not require being a member of the SQL Server “sysadmin” server role. In addition. Microsoft SQL Server 2008.CFG). and the PeopleSoft application usage of the FIRST_ROWS hint feature. Going forward. Oracle and/or its affiliates. In PeopleTools 8.

In previous releases the delivered table space create scripts appeared similar to the following.PeopleTools 8. modifying server settings. The auto-resize option creates a table space that automatically increase its size. The PeopleSoft ACCESSID is now a member of the following fixed database roles: db_datareader db_datawriter db_ddladmin Additionally it is necessary to grant ALTER TRACE permissions to the ACCCESSID in order to be able to utilize different tracing capabilities available in PeopleTools. 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. IBM DB2 Enhancements This section discusses enhancements for IBM DB2. PeopleSoft databases running on the DB2 LUW platform can take advantage of the IBM DB2 Auto-Resize option for table spaces. Oracle and/or its affiliates. creating databases. PeopleTools supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008.50 you will find the installation scripts were updated to reflect the changes above. This reduces the initial footprint of your database and translates into optimized space usage as your transactional database grows. and so on. dropping them. 2009 Release Notes This restricts the type of activities this login can be used for which enhances overall application security. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . initial size and appropriate resize increment. defining new server logins. including: • • • DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes Increased Monitoring Information DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE With PeopleTools 8.50 Installation <for your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. to accommodate system needs with no limit.50. 26 Copyright © 2009. Table spaces that can dynamically increase their size as needed enable you to set a reasonable. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Microsoft SQL Server” SQL Server 2008 With PeopleTools 8. 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.50. On PeopleTools 8.50 September. All rights reserved. in configurable increments.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

. All rights reserved. Floating Drop-Down Navigation PeopleTools 8.50 offers floating drop-down menu navigation. Close the page from the title bar close icon. 2009 Release Notes • • Minimize or collapse the page to the title bar. Modal grids and long edit boxes can be moved around over the page for ease of viewing and use. Note. 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. When you click the “Zoom” icon in a grid or on a long edit box. As you mouse over any section of the menu.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.50 September. instead of refreshing the entire menu pagelet. This is an example of a modal scrollable grid: Menu Navigation There is a new left navigation menu pagelet (Menu 2. Advantages of the new floating navigation are: 38 Copyright © 2009. revealing more components that you have access to view. You can choose to use the non-AJAX based menu pagelet for ease of use with screen readers. the entire structure is refreshed. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the menu cascades to the right.PeopleTools 8. when you click the expand/collapse icons in the new menu pagelet. If you click the folder name. Because of AJAX. the system redraws only the appropriate hierarchy for the selected link or folder.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

there is a limit of 20 long character fields per record definition. The rich text editor tool bars are highly configurable. You can use the rich text editor as it is delivered or switch to your own configuration without deleting the basic configuration. which control the look of the text. 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. However. 2009 At design time in Application Designer. The existing PeopleTools Spell Check is associated with this control. place the long edit box control on the page. 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. Copyright © 2009. The rich text editor enables you to store inline images along with your text. the respective toolbar set is loaded at runtime along with the default toolbar set. Based on the value you enter in the Configuration Settings Id field in the Rich Text Editor options. Long Character Field Limit For PeopleTools 8.50 September.50. Open the properties sheet and check the Enable Rich Text Editor property on the Options tab. At runtime. 49 . All rights reserved. application developers can create configuration settings files which compliment the default toolbar set. The editor includes a default set of toolbar buttons that appear as part of the editor page control. Users can specify custom toolbar configurations for each Rich Text Editor control. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

. Extends the functionality and value of PeopleSoft applications without requiring • • • • 50 Copyright © 2009. Three PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. A related content frame can be configured to appear at the bottom of any PeopleSoft application page.PeopleTools 8.50 September. Additional services can be easily deployed based on PeopleSoft content. OBIEE report integration. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Leverages the same PeopleSoft security as the application transaction. providing context-sensitive information to the user. It will allow you to easily display additional content to assist users in completing a business transaction without leaving PeopleSoft applications. The information in the related content frame can be tied to specific application transaction data. Users can interact directly with information in the related content frame—that is. This means that as the user works on different instances of a transaction. Pagelet Wizard enhancements. the information is not read-only. All rights reserved. ready to use. Pagelet help. including: • • • • • • • Related Content Framework. analytical and informational content. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Portal Technologies This section discusses the changes to PeopleTools portal technologies.1 related content services are delivered with PeopleTools. You can develop custom related content services and deploy these using the framework. Pagelet drag and drop. showing information specific to the transactional data. Some important aspects of related content: • • • • • Configurable by functional business users (does not require development or IT intervention). Can display information from other areas within the PeopleSoft application or from external systems such as from a data warehouse or a third party. it works with earlier application versions. Available in a PeopleTools-only upgrade—that is. Displays related content relevant to the specific transactional page. Pagelet search. OBIEE to PeopleSoft URL integration. the information displayed in the related content frame changes. Related Content Framework The related content framework is a new feature that enables you to combine PeopleSoft transaction pages with collaborative. such as PS Query and OBIEE report pagelets.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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AddAEAttribute method. Grid class. methods.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. UpdateConnectorResponseProperties method. DecryptPETKey method. ClearAEAttributes method. and properties as is appropriate for each class. IBInfo class. All rights reserved.50 September. AddAttribute method. EnableColumns method. ShowColumns method. IBInfo class. Grid class. LabelColumns method. 59 . Field class. SetLegendImg method. the following new methods have been added to the PeopleCode API: • • • • • • • • • • • BPELUtil class. SetProperties method. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Field class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference New Methods In PeopleTools 8. Chart class. Grid class. Copyright © 2009. EncryptPETKey method.50. IBInfo class. 2009 CONQRS_CONST class CONQRSMGR class QUERYITEMPROMPT class SCHED_INFO class SEC_PROFILE class UTILITY class • Feed classes: Feed class FeedFactory class DataSource class DataSourceParameter class DataSourceParameterValue class DataSourceSetting class Utility class The 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new class including constructors. Grid class. The new methods and properties for these classes have not been listed in these release notes.

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

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

SMTPSession class. Note. MCFOutboundEmail class. SMTPSession class. New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. MCFOutboundEmail class. TransformData class. "Development Tools Enhancements. SMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. The 8. RoutingDefnNameproperty. SMTPUseSSL property. RejectTransform property. BackupSSLClientCertAlias property. SMTPSession class. BackupSMTPUseSSL property. BackupSMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. 62 Copyright © 2009." PeopleCode. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MCFMailUtil class. SSLClientCertAlias property. the following built-in functions have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • GetRowsetCache now takes an optional language parameter. MCFOutboundEmail class. TransformData class. BackupSSLPort property. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The 8. MCFOutboundEmail class. ReportDefn class. SMTPSSLPort property.50 September. MCFOutboundEmail class. SMTPSession class. MoreRowsAvailable property. The new classes are listed in these release notes. BackupSMTPSSLPort property. BackupUseSSL property. SSLPort property. imagesLocation property. ProcessInstance property. The preceding list does not include the properties that are new due to the addition of a new class in the PeopleCode API. Query class. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified built-in function.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Built-in Functions In PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. MCFOutboundEmail class. PeopleCode API. SMTPSession class. OutputUnicode property.50.50.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new property. UseSSL property. . Query class. SMTPSession class.

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

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

“Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes.50. Deprecated Products and Classes Deprecated Methods In PeopleTools 8. Gantt class. methods and properties have been deprecated. a number of XML Publisher classes.50 September.50. 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. 65 . 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Refresh method (use the SetTaskAppData method or SetTaskData method instead). SetRuntimeDataRowset method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. All methods of the XMLPManager class. These items remain in PeopleTools for backward compatibility only: • • • • ReportDefn class.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. RowsetDS class. the following methods have been deprecated: • • Chart class.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Deprecated Methods and Properties Deprecated XML Publisher Items In PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. ReportDefn class. Refresh method (use the SetData method or SetOLData method instead). The PeopleBook contains details on equivalents to use instead. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. the following XML Publisher classes. methods and properties are no longer supported.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Certain methods and properties of the ReportDefn class. All methods and properties of the TemplateFile class. All methods and properties of the TemplateDefn class. OutputEditable. SetRuntimeDataXMLDoc method. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. Deprecated XML Publisher Items XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. All rights reserved. All methods and properties of the TranslationFile class. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. . If a role is removed from a user profile.50 September. the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role. “Using Report Manager.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role.” Viewing Reports Report Distribution By Role When a new user is added to the system or a new role is added to an existing user.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. 2009 Release Notes Increase Process Instance and Report IDs The Content ID fields (CONTENTID field) have increased to 12 integer positions (999999999999). “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can select a From and To date for viewing. Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999. Using Process Monitor. 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. All rights reserved. the filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added. Using the Date Range filter. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009. HKEY_CURRENT_USER. Note.exe.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment. 81 . BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.1 upgrade. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. Crystal Reports concepts. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8.0\Crystal Reports\Database\.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008. “Working with Multiple Languages. For example. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.0\win32_x86.50. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12. Local directory of crw32.exe The local directory of crw32.1 is supported. Crystal Reports execution environments. All rights reserved. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. you need to upgrade.

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

Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. 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 8.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009.50: PT 8. Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine. 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. Linux.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9.1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8. 83 . BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment.50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools. You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1. Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer.50 September. • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI.50 and BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use PeopleTools 8.” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix. and then you design report layouts in the Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer application referencing the fields defined in the queries that you created. All rights reserved.

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

Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. 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. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. 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. Add and maintain Essbase outlines. Run the cube creation batch process.1 Upgrade. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. Essbase Cube Buider.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder.1. Delete and rename Essbase objects. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface.1. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1.1.1 is supported.50 September.1. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1. Copyright © 2009. which is used to build Essbase cubes. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11.50. Note. Aggregate Storage. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines.1 API.1. 85 . PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. including Essbase. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11.1. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions.1. you need to upgrade. All rights reserved. and a wider set of member and dimension properties.

In data analysis terms. Members can be added manually to dimensions. and members are populated by the results of a PeopleSoft Query or populated from a PeopleSoft Tree structure. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes Connection The first step in creating Essbase cubes is to use the Connections page to create connectivity information: Cube Dimension Builder Setup Use the Cube Dimension Builder Setup page to set values for the number of members to display at a time for dynamic queries. and to set the maximum number of rows to retrieve for static queries: Dimensions Dimensions are equivalent to fields in a relational database. All rights reserved. Use the following pages to create Essbase dimensions: 86 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8.50 September. Dimensions are subdivided into categories called members. . dimensions can be thought of as criteria that are used to pinpoint a particular piece of data.

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

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

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

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

A Logon Password field that enables you to configure Cognos Enterprise Server in cube instance definition with passwords besides blank passwords. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 91 . Cube Manager. 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. Cube Instances) page now features: • • • A Cognos Binaries section that enables you to override the registry locations (of PowerPlay.50 continues supporting Cognos PowerPlay 7.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager PeopleTools 8. Cube Builder. All rights reserved. The PowerPlay Options (under PeopleTools.x. This example shows the new PowerPlay Options page: Copyright © 2009. Transformer.50 September. and Enterprise server) where the binaries folders are located.

2009 Release Notes Note. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7.PeopleTools 8. using the Detail Value List page.50.x and 9. All rights reserved. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8. “Building Cubes.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. Note. 92 Copyright © 2009. (Cognos 8.x are not supported.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. including future EFFDT data. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected.50 September. .” Building Cube Instances. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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.3.

Supporting not-in criteria.0 Upgrade With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using PeopleSoft Tree Manager. • Perform comparative reporting based on different effective dates. including: Criteria Definition The PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog in nVision client is enhanced to include an As of Date field along with the tree name. Restoring query prompts to web version of nVision. 93 . Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria This section covers enhancements of the effective-date. iLog CPLEX is the mathematical engine that is used by the PeopleTools Optimization Framework.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Using this page. CPLEX 11.0 is supported. you are able to: • Associate effective-date for trees at the time of criteria definition. including: • • • • • • Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition. Viewing Detail Values Optimization Framework This section covers enhancements that are made to the PeopleSoft Optimization Framework.0 will be included. No new functionality in CPLEX 11. Drilling down PS/nVision reports using web services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in). Default configuration under %PSHOME%. This is an example of the PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog: Copyright © 2009. Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition enables you to have multiple trees in the layout with different effective dates. Ability to define the types of report requests. PS/nVision This section covers changes that are made to the PeopleTools PS/nVision technology.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Note. iLog CPLEX 11.50 September. existing functionality that we use works as with CPLEX 10 versions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Tree Manager." Working with Detail Values. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

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

• • If this is a non-self join (same security tables) or a self join. there are two new formats XML and XMLP.Run page.50 September. Viewing and Editing Query Properties Copyright © 2009. XML formatted query result is downloaded to browser. the query joins security table multiple times using the Inner Join logic. “Creating and Running Simple Queries. If this is a non-self join with same security tables or a self join. the query joins security table multiple times using the Inner Join logic and the Security Join Optimizer option is not used. query results are downloaded to browser as web browser format and there are options that enable you to open. All rights reserved. XMLP produces XMLP format result. Security Join Optimizer In the Query Properties page. save. Clear this option to enable this query to join mutliple times to the security record. If this is a non-self join with different security tables. • • Note: If you perform Left Outer Joins with security record. The Download to XML link is also available on the Query Manager . 99 .” Creating New Queries. In the Schedule Query component. Security Join Optimizer Select this option to enable this query to join once to the first security record.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. the Security Join Optimizer setting is applied using the same concepts. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. XML produces webrowset XML format result. should be optimized. If you click the Open button. that contains multiple joins to the same query security record. 2009 Download Query Results to XML File After you click the XML link on the Query Manager or Query Viewer search results page. the query joins security table multiple times using the Inner Join logic and the Security Join Optimizer option is not used. the new Security Join Optimizer option enables you to define whether a query. the query joins the security table once. Oracle and/or its affiliates. or cancel the downloaded file. If this is a non-self join with different security tables.

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

See Also www. 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. adding and configuring nodes. “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases” Technologies. and Products Supported by PeopleSoft Integration Broker The “Technologies.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 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.50 Integration Broker PeopleBook Enhancements For PeopleTools 8.50 the documentation for PeopleSoft Integration Broker has been reorganized into several books. 101 . The content from the appendix has been merged into the new “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases” chapter.com Copyright © 2009. specifications. and so on. PeopleSoft Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor (New) This book contains documentation for the Service Operations Monitor that was previously contained in the PeopleSoft Integration Broker PeopleBook. (Renamed) This book was previously named Integration Testing Tools and Utilities. and third-party products and versions supported. managing listening and target connectors. Content in this book includes documentation for administering integration gateways. Oracle and/or its affiliates. PeopleSoft Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities. setting up secure integration environments. Specification.oracle. • • 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Visit MyOracle Support for current information about the technologies. 2009 Integration Broker PeopleBooks This section describes organizational enhancements and changes for PeopleSoft Integration Broker and related PeopleBooks for PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. subrecords.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. View only the included fields in the message structure. 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. Part Rowset. 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. Rowset. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Doing so determines the subsequent page that appears and that you use to define the message. Select this value to add a rowset-based message to the system. The message types that display in the Type dropdown list box are: • • • • • Container. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message part to the system. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message to the system. Part Nonrowset. you have the option to use the Type field to narrow your search. View the entire message structure. “Managing Messages.” Adding Message Definitions Viewing Rowset-Based Message Structures There are now three options for viewing the structure of rowset-based messages: 1. Select this value to add a rowset-based message part to the system. you must select a message type from the list. When you click the link the Records Only page appears and displays only the records and subrecords in the message structure. 2009 Release Notes When you use the Find an Existing Value tab to search for an existing message definition. 2. All rights reserved. A new View Included Fields Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page. and record fields (included and excluded) for a message definition in tree format.50 September. 106 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Nonrowset. . When using the Add a New Value tab to add a new message definition to the system.PeopleTools 8. 3.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. When you access a rowset-based message in the Messages-Message Definitions page. A new View Records Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page. Select this value to add a container message to the system. “Managing Messages. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You can expand and collapse the tree to view the structure of the message. the existing default option displays all records. View only the records in the message structure.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monitoring Module Information Service Operation Handlers This section discusses enhancements to service operation handlers. “Managing Service Operations. PeopleSoft provides service operationname as Module name (no Action information is provided for DB2 systems).50 PeopleBook: Data Management.” Understanding Managing Service Operations.50.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations.PeopleTools 8. and so on. by default the system populates the Description field with the service operation name.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations Setting Processing Sequence for Multiple Notification Handlers For a service operation that has multiple active notification handlers.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. A handler with a sequence value of 1 is processed first. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for Linux. On an IBM DB2 database. UNIX. “Managing Service Operation Handler. To enable capturing service operation and PeopleCode event metrics you must set the EnableDBMonitoring option in PSADMIN. and Windows. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can set the processing sequence on the Service Operation-Handlers page. The new Sequence field enables you to select the order in which PeopleSoft Integration Broker performs handler processing. If multiple notification handlers exist and are active. All rights reserved.” Associating PeopleSoft Users with DB2 UDB Threads Enterprise PeopleTools 8. but no sequence is set. Handler Descriptions On the Service Operations-Handlers Detail page. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for z/OS.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. .” Checklists and Troubleshooting. 114 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes On an Oracle database.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Oracle and/or its affiliates. followed by that with a value of 2. PeopleSoft provides service operation name and PeopleCode event name as Module name and Action name respectively. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the system processes handlers alphabetically. This information enables you to associate service operations with database transactions for monitoring and troubleshooting. Monitoring Service Operations Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. Setting Handler Processing Sequence Application Engine Handler A new service operation handler implementation method has been added to PeopleSoft Integration Broker for PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. and to the integration partner. This routing definition contains integration metadata that is not active. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. through the integration gateway. as denoted by the display of the Integration Not Active link at the top of the right side of the page. Click the link to view items that are not active for the integration. 119 . the arrows show the flow of the service operation from PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Copyright © 2009.50 September. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

128 Copyright © 2009. the system will failover to Domain B. 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. Failover Priority –General Failover Dynamic Slave Failover In dynamic slave failover. the next domain prioritized becomes the active domain. Given the previous example. the system attempts to failover back to Domain A. Handling Common Issues Tuning Messaging System Performance This section describes enhancements for tuning and optimizing messaging system performance. the system would failover to Domain B. the system will failover to Domain C. If it is unable to do so. 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. In previous releases.” Understanding Domain Failover. Failover on the primary system has to occur for a dynamic slave to automatically go into effect. If it is unable to do so. If Domain B later fails.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Logging. If Domain B later failed. if the dynamic slave fails. the system generates and email notification and the dynamic slave becomes inactive.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. . Mismatched node password on source and target nodes.” Debugging Integrations. “Managing Error Handling. if a failover domain became inactive. The system does not failover to find another dynamic slave. No permissions set for the service operation on the source node. All rights reserved. “Setting Up Domain Failover. Tracing and Debugging. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. the system would failover to Domain C. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. As an example. the system would failover to the next prioritized domain. 2009 Release Notes • • • No node password found on target node. Oracle and/or its affiliates. if Domain A failed.

The page enables you to assign a weight between1 and 10 to each domain to distribute request processing. When you create a template slave domain you import a domain configuration and save it as a template for the slave domain. a domain assigned a weighted value of 10 processes the greatest number of requests. The import process merges the domain configuration with the new template slave domain and creates the new configuration and loads it on the application server.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. As an example. In this situation you can configure the machines with the most process power to process the greater number of requests. 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. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Setting Up Domain Failover. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. they are imported and available on the slave domain. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 129 . A domain assigned a weighted value of 1 processes the fewest number of requests.” 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. To configure master-slave load balancing use the Master/Slave Load Balance page.” Implementing Master-Slave Load Balancing Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. you might have a domain on machine that is also running the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. All rights reserved. You import the domain configuration to use as a template slave using a new Import IB Master Configuration menu in PSADMIN. 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. After you import a domain configuration and save it as a slave domain.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. In this case. Upon completion. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You can import a configuration from an application domain or from a file.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. If dedicated servers are configured for the domain that you import. you can add or remove dispatcher queues from the slave domain as needed. where you may boot the template slave domain.50 September.” Understanding Domain Failover. the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu appears. configure the template slave domain or perform other administrative tasks. Another example is a situation where the machines on which you are running domains have different processing capabilities due to the hardware installed in them.

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

Averages and Analysis page for outbound synchronous transactions. For example.50 September. The following graphic shows a sample of statistics that display for outbound synchronous transactions in the messaging system. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the following example shows the statistics that display if you click the link under the Gateway icon: Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 131 . 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.

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

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

50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. UTF-16.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Canceling Future-Dated Publications in Hold Status You can now cancel future-dated publciations that are in Hold status in the Service Operations Monitor.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. and non-Unicode. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker 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 Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file. This field appears in the following utilities: • • • Handler Tester Utility Service Operation Tester Utility Schema Tester Utility When uploading an XML file for use with one of these utilities. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Schema Tester Utility” Populating Rowset-Based Message Parts in Container Messages The Handler Tester Utility and the new Service Operation Tester Utility feature a Container Message Builder page which enables you to build and populate rowset-based messages within container messages.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. General Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities Enhancements Specifying File Encoding Options for Uploaded XML Files A File Encoding field has been added to several PeopleSoft Integration Broker utilities.

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

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 137 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can also view any response associated with the service operation. In addition to using this page to invoke a service operation. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. “Using the Generate SOAP Template Utility” Copyright © 2009. 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. 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.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Testing Utilities and Tools.

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

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

. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.xls ExcelToCI2007. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. All rights reserved. headers and strings. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory. You can download this software from the Microsoft website.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xls ExcelToCI. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros. Translated elements include labels.048.536 1. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. 140 Copyright © 2009. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.536 1. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Template Names The version of Microsoft Excel that you are using in conjunction with the Excel to CI utility determines the Excel to CI template that you must use.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 385 1.576 1.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.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. by splitting the metadata for the component interface properties that exceed the 254-column limit. metadata wrapping does not occur.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. verify that it also was duplicated in the hidden section above the wrapped portion. “Creating Templates.” Template Wrapping Inserting Child Rows in Wrapped Templates The information in this section pertains to users using Microsoft Excel 2000 or Microsoft Excel 2003. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. With the expanded column capacity of Microsoft Excel 2007. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. is created on the application server in the <PS_CFG_HOME> directory.xls and the other that logs the SOAPTOCI Web Library.50 September. These templates have hidden rows which are clones of the visible rows.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Log files are written for each chunk of data that is sent to the database. Excel to CI templates can load component interface definitions containing up to 502 properties. The log for the Web Library. “Creating Templates. When using the Insert New Child toolbar action on template rows which have child rows. The number of columns in Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 worksheets cannot exceed 254.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. 141 . the new parent-child rows should maintain the same hierarchical order as the original parentchild rows. All rights reserved. or wrapped. SOAPTOCI<unique_number>. 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. The log for ExcelToCI. Oracle and/or its affiliates. copy it manually there as well in order to preserve the structure. This file contains both the SOAP request and the SOAP response.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.log. two log files are created—one that logs the activity of ExcelToCI. If it was not.xls is created in the temp directory on the workstation running the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. The template will appear split in two sections. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

moving left to right. 155 . beginning with the top. left hand corner (Source. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. The command line report filter options are equivalent to those displayed on the Report Filter tab on the Upgrade Options dialog box. the following command line parameter represents the equivalent selections on the Report Filter tab above.EXE on the command line. 2009 Command Line Option to Filter Report Output A new PSIDE. “Comparing Source and Target Definitions” Copyright © 2009.50 September. The value of X can be either a 0 (not selected) or 1 (selected).EXE command line option has been added enabling you to pass report filter options to PSIDE. All rights reserved. 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. Absent). top to bottom. –FLTR 00000 00011 00011 01111 01111 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For example.

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

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

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

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