Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Operating System. RDBMS & Additional Component Patches Required for Installation on PT 8.Before You Begin Before you upgrade to Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Certification information on My Oracle Support. Hardware and Software Requirements documentation. . PeopleSoft installation documentation.50.50. always make sure that you have read any updates to the following: • • • • • PeopleSoft upgrade documentation.

1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.1. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.6. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.1 IBM Informix 9.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.PeopleTools 8.50 September.5 IBM Informix 11. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent. Platform Operating System AIX 6. Oracle and/or its affiliates.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.1 2 Copyright © 2009.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.9. All rights reserved.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7. 9. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. . 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.1 IBM z/OS 1.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000. JRE Support. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9. 11. 1. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments. 1.

Oracle and/or its affiliates. 3.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.x.2. 8 Safari 3.Main Page (Doc ID 764222.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.1 Internet Explorer 7.50 September.5.1).1. 3.2. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .0.1 Added Verity 6.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.1) Copyright © 2009.0. All rights reserved.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2. 2.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587. Always refer to Doc ID 747587.1.4 Browser Firefox 3.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.5. 3 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.4. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.

See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874.9 or 9. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options.0). The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. Process Scheduler servers. 2009.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. . This includes applications servers. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. The exact version depends on your operating system.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. Otherwise. Oracle and/or its affiliates.6x with your PeopleTools installation.49 or 8. All rights reserved. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. Note. 4 Copyright © 2009. For example. Note. 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. 8. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8.50 September. 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.PeopleTools 8.8. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade.6x and still be in a supported environment. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. If you run DB2 databases. and so on. Data Mover. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8.50. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it.50.

50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. Linux. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 5 .50. All rights reserved.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009. 2009 JRE 1.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification.50 release date.50 Integration with BOE XI 3.4x or JRE 1. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. AIX.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. In the interim. or Solaris). PeopleTools 8. you can install BOE XI 3.1 on other certified platforms (Windows.

All rights reserved. the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program prompted you to install PIA within the PS_HOME directory structure. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • • Installation Changes Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files Search Server PSADMIN Loading Shared Cache Performance Improvements PeopleTools Security SYSAUDIT Additions Oracle Database Enhancements Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements DB2 Enhancements Data Mover PeopleSoft Performance Monitor General System Administration Enhancements Installation Changes This section describes the major changes to the PeopleTools installation process.PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. Oracle and/or its affiliates.sh Oracle Configuration Manager Installation PeopleSoft Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Internet Architecture Installation Location With PeopleTools 8.50. 6 Copyright © 2009.50 September. including: • • • • • • Installation Programs PeopleTools Running on Windows Verity Installation Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. . 2009 Release Notes System Administration Enhancements This section discusses enhancements made in the area of server administration. you have the option of installing the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA) outside of PS_HOME.

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

the installation of Verity software has been decoupled from the PeopleTools installation.sh. If you encounter these errors. the update does not take place during the install program run. for some reason. the install programs automatically update the machine performing the installation. Verity Installation In previous releases. If. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the software used for PeopleSoft Search. as part of VC++ 2005. The Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ onto a computer.sh Tuxedo environment settings are no longer included in psconfig. you will not be able to launch PeopleTools client or server executables on that machine and may receive errors. All rights reserved.50 September. To run vcredist_x86. Detailed information and step-by-step procedures are included in your PeopleTools installation documentation. These required files must now be installed onto each machine that will run PeopleTools 8. . Microsoft. Running the separate Verity integration installation is a mandatory step after you have installed the PeopleTools software into PS_HOME.exe. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Running on Windows PeopleTools 8. if you are running PeopleTools executables from a machine on which the PeopleSoft installer did not run. the executables may not work and you may receive error messages.exe manually: 1. Run vcredist_x86.PeopleTools 8. During your PeopleTools installation. The installation files for Verity are part of the PeopleSoft PeopleTools files that you download from Oracle E-Delivery. Go to PS_HOME\setup\vcredist. 2.50 Installation for <your platform> Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. was installed automatically when you installed the PeopleTools software.exe manually. 8 Copyright © 2009. Likewise.50. Verity. you can update the Windows machine’s CRT files by running vcredist_x86.50 Programs. The following environment settings must now be set explicitly using the . In PeopleTools 8. changed the way applications use and ship the required C Run Time (CRT) files.50 is developed using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005.profile file in user's home directory.

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

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

Streamline upgrades and updates because the upgrade. the domain exists under PS_CFG_HOME\appserv\<domain>. Note.50 September. and so on. be careful in considering any output locations. in situations where an output directory was previously located within PS_HOME. That is. or bundle needs to be installed to fewer locations. Deploy PeopleTools binaries to a single location that multiple domains can use. the PS_HOME directory is now designed to be read only. All rights reserved. with the binary files and domain configuration files existing within the same directory structure. For example. In these cases. • • • Note. that output directory setting will now need to reference a location under PS_CFG_HOME or some other writeable location. depending on the operating system of the server. 11 . limiting the possibility of accidental or malicious tampering with installed binaries and domain configuration. patch. Or. For example. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. By default. the system creates PS_CFG_HOME in the following location. multiple domains on different machines can leverage a single installation of PS_HOME installed on a location accessible through your network. Splitting the location of the server binary and configuration files provides a variety of benefits. consider that some of the previous configuration settings will have new default values. Note. enabling you to: • Restrict write access to server binary files and domain configuration files to one user. reducing the time and complexity involved with installations. when configuring nVision. Oracle and/or its affiliates. in many cases the length of the default PS_CFG_HOME directory will exceed z/OS character limits (70 in some cases). you can also symlink the directory and use the short path from inside your JCL scripts. “Working with Domain Configurations” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Operating System UNIX/Linux Windows PS_CFG_HOME Location $HOME/psft/pt/<version> %USERPROFILE%\psft\pt\<version> After you create a domain. update. Save significant disk space.50 Installation for your platform Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Domains can exist on the same physical machine or a different physical machine as PS_HOME.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. replacing it with a shorter path value. If you do not want or need to split the location of the PeopleSoft server binary and configuration files. you have the option to override the default PS_CFG_HOME value. If you are an existing customer. the system creates the PS_CFG_HOME directory in the “user” directory of the owner of the domain. Process Scheduler. Data Mover. you can configure your installation to operate the same as previous releases. In environments that include the IBM z/OS operating system. 2009 By default. Oracle developers are currently addressing this. So.

or a problem in the search domain itself. The failover domain begins handling search requests only when the primary search domain becomes unavailable. which may be caused by such issues as network failure. Search Server Failover PeopleTools 8. or complementary. for the application server domain. [Search] Deployment Type=3 Application Server Port=7077 Remote Search Server Credentials=SRCH_PRIMARY|stsun04:7777. Edit configuration/log files menu Windows service now includes search domains. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes Search Server This section discusses enhancements to the search server technology: • • • • Search server failover HP Itanium support. . 12 Copyright © 2009.50 enables you to configure a failover search domain for search server configurations (Type-3) in case the primary search domain is unavailable.SRCH_FAILOVER|st-sun05:7777 Where SRCH_PRIMARY and SRCH_FAILOVER represent the Domain ID value in the [Domain Settings] section of PSADMIN. Oracle and/or its affiliates. search domains provides higher availability and greater resilience for your search functions. or PSAPPSRV. machine outage.50 September.CFG. Being able to define and configure backup. Application Server Domain 1 Application Server Domain 2 Application Server Domain n Primary Search Server Domain Failover Search Server Domain Multiple application server domains configured to use the same primary and failover search domains You configure an application server domain to connect to a failover search domain by modifying the Remote Search Server Credentials parameter in the [Search] section in PSADMIN.PeopleTools 8.

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

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

you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. 15 . In previous releases. Copyright © 2009.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8.000.CFG configuration files. PSAESRV. PSQRYSRV. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements. The default value is 1024 cursors. In PeopleTools 8. This applies to any server process. “Using PSADMIN Menus.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. In previous releases. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and so on. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured.CFG and PSPRCS. large.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. by default.CFG. you can now include custom Java options per server process. developer) has changed. However.50. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. such as PSAPPSRV.50 September.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. medium.CFG.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN. the configuration file is PSWINSRV. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64. All rights reserved.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

then some of the environment variables from previous releases (such as output locations) need to point to writeable locations. The default is $DM_HOME/log. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. It has been replaced by PS_DM_DATA_IN. PS_DM_DATA_IN=$PS_HOME/data Specifies the Data Mover output directory.50. “Using PeopleSoft Data Mover Commands. If you intend to implement a secure (or read-only) PS_HOME. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Note.” 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 use of * with AS was not recommended or supported. Variable PS_DM_DATA PS_DM_DATA_IN PS_DM_DATA_OUT PS_DM _LOG Description This variable no longer exists in PeopleTools 8. 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. a new environment variable.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. Specifies the Data Mover input directory.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. It defines the writeable location for Data Mover the output. log file and trace file path. Copyright © 2009.50 September. $DM_HOME. $DM_HOME applies only to the UNIX environment. The default setting is $HOME/PS_DM. as in $HOME/PS_DM/log. Appendix: Using the PSADMIN Utility Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. some of the default Data Mover environment settings have changed. 29 . All rights reserved. “Using the PeopleSoft Data Mover Command-Line Interface” Data Mover Environment Variables on UNIX For the PSDMTX command line interface. has been added. PS_DM_DATA_OUT=$DM_HOME/data Specifies the location of PeopleSoft Data Mover log files.50 PeopleBook: Data Management.

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

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

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

the link now appears as: Set Trace Flags In previous releases it read: To set trace flags.properties file. In PeopleTools 8. { }. 33 .50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. PeopleTools Release 8. For PeopleTools 8. including: • • Jolt Failover String Jolt Session Pooling Jolt Failover String The syntax of the Jolt failover string.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The above IPV6 compatibility applies to Jolt only. the failover servers appear within curly brackets.properties file.” Working with Jolt Configuration Options. If you enable the signon trace link to appear on the signon page using the Show Trace Link at Signon web profile property. “Appendix: PeopleSoft Timeout Settings. specified in the psserver property in the configuration.properties file: joltPooling=true See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Web Server Timeouts Jolt This section describes changes made to Oracle Jolt.50. to be compatible with both IPV4 and IPV6 specifications. click here. you set Jolt session pooling at the site level in the configuration. failover servers appeared within angled brackets.50.49 8. Jolt Session Pooling In previous releases. Copyright © 2009. A new property has been added to the configuration.xml file.50. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Jolt session pooling was set per servlet in the web. In previous releases. has changed slightly in PeopleTools 8.50 Jolt Failover String psserver=<host>:<port>#wt[failover servers] psserver=<host>:<port>#wt{failover servers} Note.” Configuring Jolt Session Pooling Signon Trace Link The wording of the signon trace link has changed. [ ].

and Debugging.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. SEC-32: Flags any inactive roles existing in the system. including INFO. Note. Integration Broker. The name has changed as follows: "CookieName" has been changed to "WLCookieName". In most cases. As a result.” Configuring Web Profiles IDDA Logging The Instrumented Development Diagnostic Aid (IDDA) logging feature provides enhanced: • • • scope of logging information across multiple functional categories. Logging. All rights reserved. and so on. you only enable IDDA logging when instructed to do so by an Oracle support contact seeking specific information. “Tracing. machine IP address. as well as additional metadata associated with each log message. “Working with Oracle WebLogic. and the report repository. improved content and layout of the log output.” 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. including Portal. “Configuring the Portal Environment. the system displays a warning message. user ID. including a log file header showing such information as PeopleTools and Java versions. when configuring plugins for reverse proxy servers or when configuring clusters. SEC-34: Checks for orphaned service operations assigned in permission lists. IBRK-23: Checks operation definitions with no service relationship. such as message sequence. and so on. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 SP X. it can also be a valuable tool for your own troubleshooting efforts.PeopleTools 8. If you use the previous value. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Java thread ID. SEVERE. . but. WARNING. • • • • SEC-31: Verifies roles contain valid user profile definitions. configurable logging levels.50 PeopleBook: Portal Technology. 34 Copyright © 2009.” Configuring Reverse Proxy Servers SYSAUDIT Additions The following new SYSAUDIT audits have been added.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. you need to include the new cookie name within the relevant configuration files.

” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “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. All rights reserved. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name. “Working with Oracle WebLogic. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. “Working with IBM WebSphere. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions. Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10. Oracle and/or its affiliates. WORKLISTFEED 01-05.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. “Using PeopleTools Utilities. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Using Administration Utilities.50 September. QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions. you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. GENERICFEED-01. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users. 2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. 35 . URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009.

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

Processing icon changes Search page enhancements. much of the communication with the server occurs in the background. With a partial page refresh. Style sheet modifications. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) based tabs. and more interactive PeopleSoft applications. Floating drop-down navigation. Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. which is grayed out while the prompt page is active. Modal Prompt Pages and Modal Alert Dialog Boxes All Look Up (prompt) pages and alert dialog boxes are modal and appear in front of the primary page. allowing web pages to request small bits of information from the server instead of whole pages. Modal prompt pages and modal alert dialog boxes. Any server trips triggered by PeopleCode functions such as FieldChange and FieldEdit for related display fields do not redraw the entire page. Because of AJAX technology. 2009 User Interface This section provides an overview of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) and the changes to the graphical user interface. the browser refreshes the entire page only when the user navigates to a new page. Partial Page Refreshes PeopleSoft applications use Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) technology to limit server trips and perform partial page refreshes. When working with these pages.50 September. Favorites menu enhancements. All rights reserved. Menu navigation. faster. The AJAX technology makes Internet applications smaller.0 technology that enables better. you can: • Resize the page. You continue to work uninterrupted during the process. which is a web 2.50 has incorporated the use of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX). AJAX uses asynchronous data transfer (HTTP requests) between the browser and the web server. the refresh updates only the changed fields. 37 . including: • • • • • • • • • • Partial page refreshes. Modal grids and long edit boxes. Asynchronous JavaScript and XML PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. faster and more user-friendly.

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

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

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

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

the Search Results grid displays the total number of results above the search results. 42 Copyright © 2009. The maximum value and the default value are set in the Search Settings on the PeopleTools Options page. 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. 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.50 September.PeopleTools 8. . When you perform a search using a transaction search page. you can determine the number of entries that the search can return. 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. 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.

50 September. The doors slide together and overlap more to fill a narrow space. However. 43 . Copyright © 2009.50 will be unaffected by the SWAN style sheet. Cascading style sheets (CSS) have the advantage of layering background images which enables them to slide over each other. Customers upgrading to PeopleTools 8. 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). The two images are anchored to the outside corners of their respective elements. All rights reserved. or slide apart and overlap less to fill a wider space. The default style sheet and the SWAN style sheet contain CSS tabs. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN. Keep in mind that background images only show in the available doorway of the element to which they are applied (content area + padding). The images can be thought of as the sliding doors that complete one doorway. has an updated look and feel and matches Oracle corporate application standards. You can change the background colors of folder tabs and grid tabs. To provide a greater number of tabs and simpler user-level configuration. as it won’t be the default style sheet for the PeopleTools interface. it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how tab definitions are built and stored in the database. The visible portions of these background images fit together inside the doorway to form a tab-like shape.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. the PeopleSoft applications use the sliding door technique for tabs. sleek look and feel. To change the background colors of tabs. Oracle and/or its affiliates. PSSTYLEDEF has been updated to have a more contemporary.1 and later. Another style sheet. 2009 Style Sheet Modification There are two new style sheets for Peopletools 8. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN is the default style sheet for PeopleSoft application releases 9.50.

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

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

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

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

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. 48 Copyright © 2009. GIF files are supported. All rights reserved. a third party rich text editor. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8. .50 September. 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.

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

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

See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology. "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. The pagelet is a PIA component. blogs. Oracle and/or its affiliates. providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information. The drag and drop iScript that persists the pagelet changes forces a homepage refresh only when all of the following conditions are met: • • • • A pagelet changes columns. and the user moves a PIA based component pagelet to a different sized column by using the drag and drop method then this pagelet needs to be refreshed so that the content displays correctly. discussions. Related Tags service – Allowing you to characterize or bookmark transactional or business objects with terminology of your choosing. The homepage layout is 2–column. or collaborative workspaces. Because some components can render themselves differently based on the column width.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. You select the Force page refresh property for the pagelet. When a homepage has a 2 column layout.1 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. All rights reserved. 2009 application upgrades or customizations. 51 . • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. click the pagelet title and drag the pagelet to the desired location.50 September. "Working with Related Content Services" PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically. pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property. See “Pagelet Search” Pagelet Drag and Drop Users can now dynamically drag and drop pagelets on their homepage without going to the Personalize page. Copyright © 2009.1 related content services include: • • Related Discussion service – Providing threaded discussions that groups can use to discuss topics of interest. To move a homepage pagelet. See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information.

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

Allow Search Events for Prompt Dialogs is off. you must define the analytics server in the PeopleSoft application. 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. Once the PeopleSoft application recognizes the analytics server. Oracle and/or its affiliates. When a user selects the Look Up button on a prompt dialog the SearchSave event for the field executes. All rights reserved. Using the related content framework. 2009 After configuring and deploying the Analytics servlet. in which case no PeopleCode events are initiated as a result of prompts. Embeddable pagelets can be used to create Related Content services for the OBIEE reports. you must configure and store the OBIEE administrator credentials in the PeopleSoft application. you can retrieve. and establish a session. PeopleCode This section discusses changes and enhancements made to PeopleCode. “Creating Record Definitions” Copyright © 2009.50 September. and is used to render OBIEE reports. This process is controlled automatically by the system. embedded pagelets. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the search processing events are enabled for that field.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The PeopleSoft application uses these credentials to login to the OBIEE server. The context is provided by the page fields on the transactional page. You can configure OBIEE reports as pagelets. Pagelet Wizard supports the use of OBIEE reports as the data source for any of the supported output types. access. and view OBIEE report details as your security permits. including: • • • • • • • Search Events for Prompt Dialogs PeopleCode Debugger PeopleCode Editor PeopleCode Functions File processing Meta-SQL Charts Search Events for Prompt Dialogs If the Allow Search Events for Prompt Dialogs checkbox is selected for the Record Field properties for a search key on a prompt table record. In this implementation. No PeopleCode events are initiated as a result of a user returning to the search page or displaying a calendar. impersonate a real user. and as transaction pages. When a user selects the prompt icon. the SearchInit event for that field executes before the search dialog displays. these OBIEE report type of related content services can be used with application transaction pages in a context sensitive manner. As part of OBIEE integration.50 PeopleBook: Application Designer. 53 . Search event processing on prompt dialogs can affect performance. based on these page field values.

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

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

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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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ClearAEAttributes method. 2009 CONQRS_CONST class CONQRSMGR class QUERYITEMPROMPT class SCHED_INFO class SEC_PROFILE class UTILITY class • Feed classes: Feed class FeedFactory class DataSource class DataSourceParameter class DataSourceParameterValue class DataSourceSetting class Utility class The 8. ShowColumns method. IBInfo class. UpdateConnectorResponseProperties method. Field class. LabelColumns method. and properties as is appropriate for each class. All rights reserved. AddAttribute method. Copyright © 2009.50. IBInfo class. SetProperties method. DecryptPETKey method. Chart class.50 September. Grid class. 59 .50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new class including constructors. IBInfo class. Field class. Grid class. the following new methods have been added to the PeopleCode API: • • • • • • • • • • • BPELUtil class. EnableColumns method. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The new methods and properties for these classes have not been listed in these release notes.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. AddAEAttribute method. methods. Grid class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference New Methods In PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. SetLegendImg method. EncryptPETKey method. Grid class.

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

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

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

1. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Therefore.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. The 8.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property.50 September.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. 63 . Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. Publish method. SetEmailOption method. All rights reserved. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. • RowsetCache class. In PeopleTools 8.50. SetItemFolder method. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. 3. 5. rather than a single email address. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. 2. "". The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string.50.50. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Size property. 4. ValidateAddress method. The 8. and SetOutputOption method. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. • ReportDefn class. Save method. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. This method now validates a comma. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This method now takes an optional language parameter.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.50. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. “Java Class.

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All methods and properties of the FOUtility class. In the PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • All methods of the QueryDS class. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All methods and properties of the EFTPRocessor class.50 version of the PeopleCode API Reference. . All methods and properties of the FormProcessor class. methods.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. “TransformData Class” 66 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. 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 RTFProcessor class. a chapter on the TransformData class was missing from the book. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. All methods and properties of the PDFMapTool class. the following significant corrections have been incorporated: • • • Chart class and Gantt class TransformData class Corrected properties Chart Class and Gantt Class In previous versions. The PeopleCode API Reference now includes a chapter providing an overview of the TransformData class and its properties. The PeopleBook contains a detailed list of the affected classes.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The methods and properties of each of these classes have been reorganized so that each class describes all methods and properties that apply. XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported Corrected Information Previous versions of the PeopleCode API Reference included incomplete or incorrect information.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported.50 September. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. and properties. All methods and properties of the FOProcessor class. “Charting Classes” TransformData Class In previous versions. and provides equivalents if available.

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

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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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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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 71 .50 September. 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.

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999. Using Process Monitor. “Using Report Manager. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. 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. 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 2147483647.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. you can select a From and To date for viewing. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. If a role is removed from a user profile. 2009 Release Notes Increase Process Instance and Report IDs The Content ID fields (CONTENTID field) have increased to 12 integer positions (999999999999). “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. Using the Date Range filter. the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role. the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages.” 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. the filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added.

“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. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance. they will cause data corruption.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. or On Hold. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. when they schedule a process request using PeopleCode ProcessRequest Class or a Component Interface. 73 . Purges all entries in the Report Manager tables. Script PSCSCLR.” Renaming a Database in Process Request Data Tables Copyright © 2009. After copying your database or renaming a database. bring down all Process Scheduler servers and run the Application Engine program MGRPRCSTBL This Application Engine program will: • • Update PSPRCSPARMS table with the new database name.DMS Description Purges all entries in the Process Request tables. These processes will be listed in the SYSAUDIT in section (PRCSSCHED-18) Queued processes in PSPRCSPARMS and PSPRCSRQST which contain DBNAME different than current database name. Note: This script only deletes the report entries on the database where it is run. All rights reserved. The scripts are located in $PS_HOME/scripts. Update PSPRCSRQST table with the new database name. If you have multiple databases that populate the report folder.DMS PSRFCLR. That is. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance. Pending.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you will need to run the script on each database to clean up all report folder entries. if there are processes Queued.DMS RPTCLR.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 • Schedule JobSet Definition Users can overwrite the process output retention days at schedule time.” Understanding the Purge Process Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Data Mover Scripts are available to delete the entries in Process Request tables. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Report Manger tables and report entries. Purges all report entries registered for a report folder.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Theses scripts should only be run if you want to delete all of the data in the associated tables.

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved. The following example shows the Global Properties page: Global Properties page The following property groups are available from the dropdown box: • • • • • • • PDF Output FO Processing HTML Output PDF Security PDF Template RTF Output RTF Template For each property group.“ Defining Global Properties 78 Copyright © 2009.50 September. Global properties are shared by all reports and override the xdo engine default property values. the properties will be displayed. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes Connected Query Data Source Connected Query has been added as a data source. “Setting Up XML Publisher. The data source must be created before you can use it in a report definition.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Use the prompt column to select a new value for the property. as well as the default value. XML sample data can be system generated for a Connected Query data source. Global Properties Settings A new page has been added to define global properties.PeopleTools 8.

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

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

exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports execution environments.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Note. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.50. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. For example. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.1 is supported. 81 . The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8.50 September.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.exe.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. Crystal Reports concepts. Local directory of crw32.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008. you need to upgrade. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade.0\win32_x86.50.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 upgrade. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment.exe The local directory of crw32. “Working with Multiple Languages.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages.

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

” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query. Linux.1.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009. Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools. 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. Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment. Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine.50 September.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.50: PT 8. You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer. and then you design report layouts in the Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer application referencing the fields defined in the queries that you created.50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8.50 and BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use PeopleTools 8.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. 83 . This table summarizes the two alternative report execution technology options: Alternative 1 Crystal Report 2008 Engine (Embedded in PeopleTools Windows Application Server) PeopleTools OpenQuery PS/Query execution environment PeopleSoft database See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI.

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

and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. Copyright © 2009.1.1.1 Upgrade.1 API.1. Oracle and/or its affiliates. which is used to build Essbase cubes. 85 . Delete and rename Essbase objects.1.1.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 is supported.1. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions.1. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata.1. you need to upgrade. Note. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. Essbase Cube Buider. 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. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. 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. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. Run the cube creation batch process. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface.50 September.50. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1. All rights reserved. Aggregate Storage. Add and maintain Essbase outlines. including Essbase.1.1.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. Oracle Smart View for Office 11.

and to set the maximum number of rows to retrieve for static queries: Dimensions Dimensions are equivalent to fields in a relational database. In data analysis terms. and members are populated by the results of a PeopleSoft Query or populated from a PeopleSoft Tree structure. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. Dimensions are subdivided into categories called members. Use the following pages to create Essbase dimensions: 86 Copyright © 2009.50 September. dimensions can be thought of as criteria that are used to pinpoint a particular piece of data. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes Connection The first step in creating Essbase cubes is to use the Connections page to create connectivity information: Cube Dimension Builder Setup Use the Cube Dimension Builder Setup page to set values for the number of members to display at a time for dynamic queries.PeopleTools 8. Members can be added manually to dimensions.

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

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

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

a new Open Cube in Smart View link is available on the Process Details page that enables you to view the created cube (data and metadata) in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. . This example shows the Smart View window that displays the top members of the two dimensions created: You can drill down or use the POV Smart View tool to manipulate the data. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes Integrating with Oracle Smart View When an Essbase cube is built successfully. 90 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8.50 September.

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

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

50 September.0 Upgrade With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Using this page. CPLEX 11. including: • • • • • • Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition. All rights reserved. iLog CPLEX is the mathematical engine that is used by the PeopleTools Optimization Framework. Restoring query prompts to web version of nVision. Drilling down PS/nVision reports using web services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in). “Using PeopleSoft Tree Manager.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. including: Criteria Definition The PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog in nVision client is enhanced to include an As of Date field along with the tree name. • Perform comparative reporting based on different effective dates. This is an example of the PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog: Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. existing functionality that we use works as with CPLEX 10 versions. iLog CPLEX 11.50. Default configuration under %PSHOME%. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0 will be included. Note. No new functionality in CPLEX 11. Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria This section covers enhancements of the effective-date. PS/nVision This section covers changes that are made to the PeopleTools PS/nVision technology. Ability to define the types of report requests.0 is supported. Viewing Detail Values Optimization Framework This section covers enhancements that are made to the PeopleSoft Optimization Framework." Working with Detail Values. you are able to: • Associate effective-date for trees at the time of criteria definition. 93 . Supporting not-in criteria. Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition enables you to have multiple trees in the layout with different effective dates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Tree Manager.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For inbound requests.WSA_To.WSA_FaultTo.htm) and error log file (ErrorLog. To specify the namespace to use for generic SOAP faults. These values will be part of the MIME header section sent to the integration gateway. “Managing Integration Gateways. the system extracts these parameters from the SOAP header and places them in the MIME content section before the request is sent to the application server.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. If this property is not null. “Managing Integration Gateways. 2009 Setting the Namespace for Generic SOAP Faults The system generates generic SOAP faults for framework-level errors. • &MSG.” Masking Gateway Log File Elements WS-Addressing The following PeopleCode properties have been added to the IBInfo PeopleCode object: • &MSG.IBInfo.WSA_Action.IBInfo. The WS-Addressing fault end point is defined as a string. or hide. All rights reserved. a message ID (the WSA_MessageID property) must also be defined.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The WS-Addressing destination is defined as a string. &MSG. The integration gateway will add these values to the SOAP headers accordingly.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Use this property to specify the Web Services Addressing (WS-Addressing) action for the message. such as when it cannot find a routing for an integration. The WS-Addressing action is defined as a string.GenericFaultNamespace See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Use this property to specify the WS-Addressing destination for the message. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Use this property to specify the WS-Addressing fault end point for the message.htm). 103 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. elements that appear in the integration gateway log files.” Setting the Namespace for Generic SOAP Faults Masking Elements in Integration Gateway Log Files You can mask. thereby prohibiting sensitive information from displaying in the generated message log file (MsgLog.IBInfo. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.properties file equal to the namespace to use: ig. set the following property in the integrationGatway.

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

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. You can expand and collapse the tree to view the structure of the message. A new View Records Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page. When you click the link the Included Fields Only page appears and displays only the records and subrecord fields that have been included in the message structure. “Managing Messages. The message types that display in the Type dropdown list box are: • • • • • Container. Select this value to add a rowset-based message part to the system. A new View Included Fields Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page. 2. Select this value to add a container message to the system. Rowset.50 September.PeopleTools 8. When you access a rowset-based message in the Messages-Message Definitions page. . All rights reserved. View only the included fields in the message structure. Part Rowset. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Part Nonrowset. When you click the link the Records Only page appears and displays only the records and subrecords in the message structure. Doing so determines the subsequent page that appears and that you use to define the message. View only the records in the message structure. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message part to the system. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes When you use the Find an Existing Value tab to search for an existing message definition. “Managing Messages. Select this value to add a rowset-based message to the system. and record fields (included and excluded) for a message definition in tree format. subrecords. Nonrowset. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you have the option to use the Type field to narrow your search. 3. 106 Copyright © 2009.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. the existing default option displays all records.” Adding Message Definitions Viewing Rowset-Based Message Structures There are now three options for viewing the structure of rowset-based messages: 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message to the system. View the entire message structure. When using the Add a New Value tab to add a new message definition to the system. you must select a message type from the list. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Default.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009. You can set the following check levels: Check Level Error None Warning Description If the system encounters a message definition without proper record and field aliases. 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. but do not include the WSDL in the project. 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. Developing Transforms Using Oracle XSL Mapper Specifying the Installation Path and Classpath for Oracle XSL Mapper For Oracle XSL Mapper to function. “Managing Messages. the JDeveloper installation location and classpath must be specified in the PeopleSoft system in the PeopleSoft Configuration Manager. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can use one or more of the following options to clear this inconsistency: • Clear the internal WSDL exported flag on the service operation. The system creates a WSDL document regardless of whether message records and fields are aliased or not. you can continue to generate the WSDL document or terminate the generation of the WSDL document.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Messages. which enables you to clear the flag. If the system encounters records or fields that do not have aliases defined.” 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. Regenerate the WSDL on the new database using the Provide Web Service wizard.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 123 . All rights reserved.” Enforcing Message Record and Field Aliases in Generated WSDL Transformations This section describes enhancements related to transformations. 2009 This situation can arise when you use Project Copy to copy a service operation to a new database. Oracle and/or its affiliates. • • Use Project Copy to copy the WSDL to the new database. Integration Broker provides a new Clear WSDL Export Status page. it displays an error and it will not generate a WSDL document.

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

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

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

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. you can better determine the aspects of the integration that need to be changed or modified to perform the integration. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can require that inbound service operations are transmitted using WS-Security options.50 September. or a combination of these options. No routing on target node User invoking a service operation has different permissions than specified on the service operation on the source node. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. and applications in the Oracle portfolio. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Tracing and Debugging This section describes logging. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. as well as to consume services from Oracle ESB. and debugging enhancements related to PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Beginning with this release PeopleTools is certified for integrating with Oracle ESB-based services. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. No node password found on source node. Using the information in the log file when compared with the expected service operation metadata. The application server log now displays messages and information for the following situations: • • • • No routing at source node. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You can use PeopleSoft Integration Broker to provide services to Oracle ESB.” Implementing Web Services Security. resources. SSL encryption.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Integrating with Oracle ESB-Based Services” Integration Broker Logging. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Implementing WSSecurity on Services Consumed Using the Consume Web Service Wizard Validating Security on Inbound Integrations PeopleSoft Integration Broker validates that inbound service operations from integration partners are transmitted with a level of security as determined by your organization. tracing. 127 .” 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. .50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. UTF-16. “Resubmitting and Canceling Service Operations for Processing” Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities This section describes enhancement to PeopleSoft Integration Broker testing tools and utilities. 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. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The encoding options you can select are UTF-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. All rights reserved. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. This field appears in the following utilities: • • • Handler Tester Utility Service Operation Tester Utility Schema Tester Utility When uploading an XML file for use with one of these utilities.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

048.xls ExcelToCI. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. headers and strings. All rights reserved. “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.536 1. 385 1. 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. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.576 1.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16.xls ExcelToCI2007. Translated elements include labels. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. 140 Copyright © 2009.536 1.50 September. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65.xlsm PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel Location Note that users for Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 use the same template. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8.

Excel to CI templates can load component interface definitions containing up to 502 properties. The number of columns in Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 worksheets cannot exceed 254. The log for the Web Library. If you insert a child row on the visible row of the wrapped template. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Log files are written for each chunk of data that is sent to the database. the new parent-child rows should maintain the same hierarchical order as the original parentchild rows. When using the Insert New Child toolbar action on template rows which have child rows. verify that it also was duplicated in the hidden section above the wrapped portion. If it was not. is created on the application server in the <PS_CFG_HOME> directory.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. “Creating Templates. two log files are created—one that logs the activity of ExcelToCI. The template will appear split in two sections. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This file contains both the SOAP request and the SOAP response. 141 . “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. Caution must be taken when inserting child rows in a wrapped template. These templates have hidden rows which are clones of the visible rows.” Template Wrapping Viewing Log Files If you select the check box to create log files when building a template or submitting to the database. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. copy it manually there as well in order to preserve the structure. metadata wrapping does not occur.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. SOAPTOCI<unique_number>.xls is created in the temp directory on the workstation running the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.xls and the other that logs the SOAPTOCI Web Library. Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. by splitting the metadata for the component interface properties that exceed the 254-column limit.log. With the expanded column capacity of Microsoft Excel 2007. or wrapped. The log for ExcelToCI.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. 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.

50 September. SSL Support for Email SSL support for IMAP was added to the MCF Email Channel. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . It enables you to configure the presence of the CTI mini console in the popup window. All rights reserved. This wrap-up mode enhancement applies to the “Third-Party Configuration” on MultiChannel Framework. chat and generic tasks. Web Chat Enhancement A new state has been introduced called “WRAP_UP. “Diagnosing and Resolving Errors.” Viewing Log Files MultiChannel Framework This section describes the new features and changes for MultiChannel Framework. at which time the agent will be in a busy state and not available to accept new tasks. 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. 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. 142 Copyright © 2009.” The wrap-up mode allows the agent to enter comments related to the chat. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Debug Tracer Enhancement Debug Tracer performance has been improved to use significantly less resources on the client machine.PeopleTools 8. Sample Pages The 3rd party configuration sample page has been enhanced to provide the ability to supply reason codes in a prompt window for “Reject” operation for email.

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.48.47 and earlier. 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. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside. 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. .48 versions of PeopleTools. “Working with Change Packages. In PeopleTools 8. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009.50 September. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly.48 and beyond.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. this manual process has been automated. When performing an upgrade or update. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations.48 versions of PeopleTools.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can express ranges of releases.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies. Typically. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools. such as greater than.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. using the associated operator field.50 September. and ‘in’. a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release. In PeopleTools 8. less than.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009.50.

This enables you to analyze all the steps and prepare for any manual steps. 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. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. as the following graphic depicts. Copyright © 2009.50 September. The Apply Now page of the wizard now includes a Review and Apply button. 153 . eliminating possible surprises. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Review and Apply button on Apply Now page Clicking Review and Apply opens the job template in Change Assistant.

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . Database name appears in report output.50 September. 154 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant #NT Step Parameter Modifications The #NT Change Assistant step parameter no longer applies to DB2 zOS. It applies only to steps intended to run in DB2 UDB environments. “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. 2009 Release Notes Change Assistant job opened after clicking Review and Apply See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. For example. –FLTR 00000 00011 00011 01111 01111 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the following command line parameter represents the equivalent selections on the Report Filter tab above. 2009 Command Line Option to Filter Report Output A new PSIDE. left hand corner (Source. The command line report filter options are equivalent to those displayed on the Report Filter tab on the Upgrade Options dialog box.EXE on the command line.EXE command line option has been added enabling you to pass report filter options to PSIDE. Absent). top to bottom. Absent/Target. beginning with the top.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 155 .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. All rights reserved.50 September. The value of X can be either a 0 (not selected) or 1 (selected). moving left to right. “Comparing Source and Target Definitions” Copyright © 2009.

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

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

PeopleTools 8. 2009 Change to Document Posted original version for Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 General Availability. Please make a note of these changes if you have downloaded previous versions. 158 Copyright © 2009. Date September 18.50 September. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes Document Change History This section describes the changes made to this document after the initial posting.

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