Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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September 2009

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50
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Contents
PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 Release Notes Preface ..................................... 1 PeopleSoft Release Information Publications .................................................................... 1 Release Value Proposition ............................................................................................. 1 Prerelease Notes ............................................................................................................ 1 Release Notes ................................................................................................................ 2 Additional Information.........................................................................................................2 PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 Value Proposition ................................................. 1 Before You Begin................................................................................................................... 1 Platform Support Enhancements ........................................................................................... 2 What’s Added and Dropped From Support ........................................................................ 2 Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent..................... 4 Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments ................ 4 Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server ................................................................ 4 JRE Support ....................................................................................................................... 4 BusinessObjects Enterprise Support ................................................................................. 5 System Administration Enhancements .................................................................................. 6 Installation Changes...........................................................................................................6 PeopleSoft Internet Architecture Installation Location.................................................... 6 Installation Programs ...................................................................................................... 7 PeopleTools Running on Windows................................................................................. 8 Verity Installation ............................................................................................................8 Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig.sh.................................................... 8 Oracle Configuration Manager Installation ..................................................................... 9 PeopleSoft Configuration Manager ................................................................................ 9 Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files .................................................... 10 Search Server................................................................................................................... 12 Search Server Failover ................................................................................................. 12 Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations .................................... 13 HP Itanium Support ...................................................................................................... 13 PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu.......................................................... 13 Windows Service Now Includes Search Server Domains ............................................ 13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

. Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release.PeopleTools 8.50 September.1) 2 Copyright © 2009. Prerelease notes are published before a release. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. 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. All rights reserved. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Release Notes Release notes are published when the product is made generally available and validate the final scope of the release. you can find additional information on Oracle Technology Network and My Oracle Support.

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

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

9. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support. 9.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. All rights reserved.5 IBM Informix 11.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.PeopleTools 8.1 IBM z/OS 1. Platform Operating System AIX 6. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments. 11.1 2 Copyright © 2009. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.50 September. 1.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.1. Oracle and/or its affiliates.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9. 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. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.1 IBM Informix 9. .1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.6. 1.

1). 3. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.2.0.1.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670. Always refer to Doc ID 747587. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.1 Added Verity 6.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2.1) Copyright © 2009.50 September.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1. 8 Safari 3. 3 .x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.4 Browser Firefox 3.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.x. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.5. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.1.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .2.1 Internet Explorer 7. 3. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.5.Main Page (Doc ID 764222.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.4.0.

Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. and so on. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. Note.49 or 8.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. 2009.50. The exact version depends on your operating system. Data Mover. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options.9 or 9. 8. 4 Copyright © 2009. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. Process Scheduler servers. For example. 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. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1.50 September.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. If you run DB2 databases.0). .6x and still be in a supported environment. Otherwise. Note. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade.6x with your PeopleTools installation. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. This includes applications servers.8. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8.50.

you can install BOE XI 3. Linux. AIX.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. Copyright © 2009.50 Integration with BOE XI 3. PeopleTools 8. or Solaris).50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates.4x or JRE 1. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8.1 on other certified platforms (Windows. 5 .5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 JRE 1. All rights reserved. In the interim.50.50 release date.

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

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

for some reason.PeopleTools 8.exe.sh Tuxedo environment settings are no longer included in psconfig. the executables may not work and you may receive error messages. If you encounter these errors. if you are running PeopleTools executables from a machine on which the PeopleSoft installer did not run. Oracle and/or its affiliates.exe manually: 1. 8 Copyright © 2009. changed the way applications use and ship the required C Run Time (CRT) files. During your PeopleTools installation. you will not be able to launch PeopleTools client or server executables on that machine and may receive errors. the software used for PeopleSoft Search.sh. the install programs automatically update the machine performing the installation.50. In PeopleTools 8. the update does not take place during the install program run. the installation of Verity software has been decoupled from the PeopleTools installation. Microsoft. Detailed information and step-by-step procedures are included in your PeopleTools installation documentation. you can update the Windows machine’s CRT files by running vcredist_x86. . Go to PS_HOME\setup\vcredist. Running the separate Verity integration installation is a mandatory step after you have installed the PeopleTools software into PS_HOME. The installation files for Verity are part of the PeopleSoft PeopleTools files that you download from Oracle E-Delivery. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Running on Windows PeopleTools 8. as part of VC++ 2005. Likewise.50 Programs.50 Installation for <your platform> Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. If. The Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ onto a computer.exe manually. To run vcredist_x86.profile file in user's home directory. Verity Installation In previous releases.50 is developed using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005. 2. was installed automatically when you installed the PeopleTools software. These required files must now be installed onto each machine that will run PeopleTools 8. Run vcredist_x86. The following environment settings must now be set explicitly using the . Verity.50 September.

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

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

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

machine outage.SRCH_FAILOVER|st-sun05:7777 Where SRCH_PRIMARY and SRCH_FAILOVER represent the Domain ID value in the [Domain Settings] section of PSADMIN.CFG. 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 8.50 September. Edit configuration/log files menu Windows service now includes search domains. All rights reserved. or a problem in the search domain itself. 12 Copyright © 2009. The failover domain begins handling search requests only when the primary search domain becomes unavailable. [Search] Deployment Type=3 Application Server Port=7077 Remote Search Server Credentials=SRCH_PRIMARY|stsun04:7777. or complementary. or PSAPPSRV. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes Search Server This section discusses enhancements to the search server technology: • • • • Search server failover HP Itanium support. . search domains provides higher availability and greater resilience for your search functions. for the application server domain.50 enables you to configure a failover search domain for search server configurations (Type-3) in case the primary search domain is unavailable. which may be caused by such issues as network failure. Search Server Failover PeopleTools 8. Being able to define and configure backup.

Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. configuration.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. The Type-3 configuration. In this scenario. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” HP Itanium Support HP Itanium is now supported as a Type-1 search server. “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. With PeopleTools 8. Domain Gateway TUXEDO command line option. 13 . “Setting up Failover Search Domains” Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations In previous releases. 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. There is also the added benefit of a centralized solution for search facilities. All rights reserved. the application server domain acts as a ‘client’ submitting requests to the ‘server’ (the remote search domain). Provides dmadmin Tuxedo command line options specific to the domain gateway. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. just as application server and Process Scheduler server domains in previous releases. bringing efficiency to administration. Itanium search server support was limited to specific configuration types. similar to the tmadmin command line. only select operating systems could host the PSSRCHSRV process in the Type-3.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3). This is the equivalent option that appears on the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu for the application server. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. the Type-3 search configurations (both the ‘client’ and ‘server’ elements) are supported on all the same operating systems that are also supported for running the application server. involves the use of a remote search server domain handling the search requests from application server domains. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu The PSADMIN menu PeopleSoft Search Domain Administration now contains these menu options: • • Edit configuration/log files menu option. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. and usage. search server configuration. Oracle and/or its affiliates. In previous releases.

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

Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates.CFG and PSPRCS.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. “Using PSADMIN Menus. PSAESRV. This applies to any server process. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8.CFG. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can now include custom Java options per server process. the configuration file is PSWINSRV. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter.50 September. In previous releases. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. medium. by default. developer) has changed. The default value is 1024 cursors.CFG. In PeopleTools 8.000. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64.CFG configuration files. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. However. PSQRYSRV. In previous releases. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements. 15 . and so on. large.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV.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. such as PSAPPSRV. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV.50. All rights reserved.50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.

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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Release Notes

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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when loading the shared cache for application server domains. which runs when you select Parallel LoadCache on the Process Request page after clicking Run on the Load Application Server Cache page. system administrators ran an Application Engine program named LOADCACHE. The LOADCACHE program. 19 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The LOADCACHE program is in place in PeopleTools 8. Objects that are dependent on other cached objects are those objects that. and it runs if you choose Serial LoadCache on the Process Request page after clicking Run on the Load Application Server Cache page. In previous releases. Parallel cache loading refers to a new option intended to reduce the time required to build a shared cache. when loaded into cache. 2009 Serial cache loading refers to the existing process for loading shared cache. sequentially. adds each applicable cache object to the shared cache.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration Copyright © 2009.50 September.50. All rights reserved. Loads all the cacheable objects that are dependent on other cached objects. Parallel cache loading splits the work of the LOADCACHE program into two separate Application Engine programs that run simultaneously within the PSJob PLCACHE. cause instances of other objects to be loaded as well.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

Application Engine programs to encrypt and decrypt tables. Oracle and Sun Libraries are no longer supported. JNDI requires no added installation as it is part of the standard PeopleTools installation. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Copyright © 2009.50 September.50 offers a variety of features incorporated for sites using the Oracle database. Enhanced User ID Monitoring Information.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit.50 uses only JNDI libraries for LDAP clients to connect to LDAP Directory Servers. run PTDECRYPTPET on the source data prior to exporting to decrypt the table data.” 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using Application Engine Programs to Encrypt and Decrypt Tables” LDAP Library Changes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration. including: • • • • • • Optimize Database CPU Usage with Oracle Control Groups. Encryption Terminology “PeopleSoft Pluggable Encryption Technology” is now referred to as “PeopleSoft Encryption Technology. 21 . run PTENCRYPTPET on the target database after the import to encrypt the table data. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Enhanced MODULE and ACTION Monitoring Information.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration. Support for Oracle Transparent Data Encryption. Increase in Oracle Minimum Number of OPEN_CURSORS. All rights reserved. “Employing LDAP Directory Services” Oracle Database Enhancements PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • Encryption terminology. 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.

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

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. when running the installation. Going forward. the minimum was 255.Release Notes 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.50. the LOB size limit for the Oracle database has increased to 50 MB. 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. Access ID On PeopleTools 8. The Oracle implementation of FIRST_ROWS hint works differently than on other RDBMS platforms. Copyright © 2009.50 the SQL Server login utilized as an ACCESSID does not require being a member of the SQL Server “sysadmin” server role. In previous releases.50 September. In previous releases. system administrators need to make sure the database user ID.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. wherever it needs to be supplied in the configuration tools and scripts as well as on any signon screen. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs With Oracle 11gR1 the database user ID is case-sensitive. The original intent of adding the hint was to provide a performance benefit. In addition to allowing larger amounts of data in a single database field.CFG). In PeopleTools 8. there is no longer a need to enable or disable the use of this feature. did not provide any clear performance benefits for the Oracle platform. the use of this hint made the analysis of other reported performance issues difficult. Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements This section discusses these Microsoft SQL Server enhancements: • • Access ID. the largest LOB that could be stored was 2 MB. 2009 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit Beginning with PeopleTools 8. Microsoft SQL Server 2008. as originally implemented. 25 . and the PeopleSoft application usage of the FIRST_ROWS hint feature.50. the OracleDisableFirstRowsHint parameter has been removed from the application server configuration file (PSAPPSRV. such as SYSADM is represented consistently. In addition.

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

If the actual numbers of records loaded into table space PTTLRG exceeds the 18000 4k page capacity. a “table space full” condition occurs. With PeopleTools 8. In PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. and Windows Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. 2009 CREATE TABLESPACE PTTLRG MANAGED BY DATABASE USING ( FILE '/data1/psdb2/ptdbname/PTTLRG.50 Installation for DB2 UDB for Linux. table space PTTLRG will be created with 18000 4k pages. PeopleSoft now retrieves this information from these two sources. 27 . “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for Linux. To add more free space to the table space. The number of pages is hard-coded in the script. with no maximum size limit other than that imposed by the amount of space on the server machine. Note. manually.50 September. UNIX.DBF' 18000 ) EXTENTSIZE 16 PREFETCHSIZE 48 DROPPED TABLE RECOVERY OFF. you can submit a SQL ALTER command to enable auto-resize for desired table spaces. the delivered table space create scripts appear similar to the following: CREATE TABLESPACE PTTLRG MANAGED BY DATABASE USING ( FILE '/data1/psdb2/ptdbname/PTTLRG. by default. UNIX. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and Windows” DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes In previous releases of PeopleTools.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50. The automatic space management activity is transparent to any application connected to the database. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. space will be increased by DB2 automatically in increments of 10 Mb when the file container becomes full. For existing databases. depending on the connection type: Copyright © 2009. using IBM z/OS assembler language. The audit triggers created by the PeopleSoft Audit Triggers page required the AUDIT01 program to capture the user information that the system eventually inserted in the audit tables. the delivered DDL scripts create table spaces with auto-resize one. named AUDIT01. For new PeopleSoft databases. Here. the script will create the PTTLRG table space with an initial allocation of 10 Mb of free space. users of the database level auditing feature for DB2 on z/OS were required to create a user defined function (UDF). the DBA can either add more free pages or add more containers.DBF' 10 M ) EXTENTSIZE 16 PREFETCHSIZE 48 DROPPED TABLE RECOVERY OFF AUTORESIZE YES INCREASESIZE 10 M MAXSIZE NONE . the AUDIT01 program is no longer required. In this example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

allowing web pages to request small bits of information from the server instead of whole pages.50 has incorporated the use of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX). With a partial page refresh. 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.50 September. which is a web 2. the refresh updates only the changed fields. Copyright © 2009. Style sheet modifications. Floating drop-down navigation. much of the communication with the server occurs in the background. faster and more user-friendly. you can: • Resize the page. 37 . faster. Because of AJAX technology. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Any server trips triggered by PeopleCode functions such as FieldChange and FieldEdit for related display fields do not redraw the entire page. Asynchronous JavaScript and XML PeopleTools 8. You continue to work uninterrupted during the process. Menu navigation. AJAX uses asynchronous data transfer (HTTP requests) between the browser and the web server. which is grayed out while the prompt page is active. Partial Page Refreshes PeopleSoft applications use Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) technology to limit server trips and perform partial page refreshes. 2009 User Interface This section provides an overview of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) and the changes to the graphical user interface. Modal prompt pages and modal alert dialog boxes. Favorites menu enhancements. All rights reserved. Modal grids and long edit boxes. and more interactive PeopleSoft applications.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.0 technology that enables better. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) based tabs. The AJAX technology makes Internet applications smaller. including: • • • • • • • • • • Partial page refreshes. the browser refreshes the entire page only when the user navigates to a new page. When working with these pages. Processing icon changes Search page enhancements.

the system redraws only the appropriate hierarchy for the selected link or folder. When you click the “Zoom” icon in a grid or on a long edit box. Advantages of the new floating navigation are: 38 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. when you click the expand/collapse icons in the new menu pagelet. . This is an example of a modal scrollable grid: Menu Navigation There is a new left navigation menu pagelet (Menu 2. Close the page from the title bar close icon. instead of refreshing the entire menu pagelet. 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. 2009 Release Notes • • Minimize or collapse the page to the title bar. Because of AJAX.50 September. the entire structure is refreshed. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the menu cascades to the right. If you click the folder name. You can choose to use the non-AJAX based menu pagelet for ease of use with screen readers. Note. As you mouse over any section of the menu. 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. Modal grids and long edit boxes can be moved around over the page for ease of viewing and use. Floating Drop-Down Navigation PeopleTools 8.50 offers floating drop-down menu navigation.0). revealing more components that you have access to view.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can drag and drop to columns to change column order. 47 . 2009 In scrollable grid layout you can drag to resize the column directly on the transaction page. In scrollable grid layout.

a third party rich text editor. GIF files are supported. .PeopleTools 8. Integrated Rich Text Editor You can configure the long edit box control to use the CK Editor. which is integrated into a standard PeopleTools installation. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. All rights reserved. 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. 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.

Based on the value you enter in the Configuration Settings Id field in the Rich Text Editor options.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The rich text editor tool bars are highly configurable. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Users can specify custom toolbar configurations for each Rich Text Editor control. At runtime. the long edit box becomes a Rich Text Editor on PIA Pages. However. Copyright © 2009. place the long edit box control on the page. which control the look of the text. All rights reserved. the respective toolbar set is loaded at runtime along with the default toolbar set. Long Character Field Limit For PeopleTools 8. Open the properties sheet and check the Enable Rich Text Editor property on the Options tab. application developers can create configuration settings files which compliment the default toolbar set.50 September. The existing PeopleTools Spell Check is associated with this control. Any customizations are maintained through HTML definitions in the database and become managed definitions. 49 . The editor includes a default set of toolbar buttons that appear as part of the editor page control.50. The rich text editor enables you to store inline images along with your text. there is a limit of 20 long character fields per record definition. 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. 2009 At design time in Application Designer.

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

2009 application upgrades or customizations.50 September.1 related content services include: • • Related Discussion service – Providing threaded discussions that groups can use to discuss topics of interest. blogs. 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. When a homepage has a 2 column layout. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. discussions. You select the Force page refresh property for the pagelet. The homepage layout is 2–column. 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. See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology. All rights reserved. or collaborative workspaces. See “Pagelet Search” Pagelet Drag and Drop Users can now dynamically drag and drop pagelets on their homepage without going to the Personalize page. pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically. See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information. click the pagelet title and drag the pagelet to the desired location. To move a homepage pagelet. "Understanding PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal-Delivered Related Content Services" Pagelet Wizard Enhancements The Pagelet Wizard now enables you to: • • • Define OBIEE reports as a data source when creating pagelets. 51 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Related Tags service – Allowing you to characterize or bookmark transactional or business objects with terminology of your choosing. providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information. The pagelet is a PIA component. Copyright © 2009. Because some components can render themselves differently based on the column width. "Working with Related Content Services" PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

63 . • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. 3.50. ValidateAddress method. and SetOutputOption method. • RowsetCache class. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. Size property. In PeopleTools 8. rather than a single email address. Save method. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property. Publish method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. The 8. 2.50 September. This method now takes an optional language parameter.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. This method now validates a comma. SetItemFolder method. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed.50.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. “Java Class. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements.50. SetEmailOption method.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string. • ReportDefn class. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. 5.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. All rights reserved. Therefore. "". 1. 4. The 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published.

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

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

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

keyboard Time zone data. including: • • • • • • • • • Changes to supported character sets.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 67 . Analytic type classes.50.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50. Updated font support. there have been changes to supported character sets: • In PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. the following properties have been moved to their proper location in the book: • • SystemIDFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class). Analytic Calculation Engine Metadata classes. Changes to the swap audit report. PeopleSoft hot keys do not function as expected on a non-U. 2009 Corrected Properties In the PeopleCode API Reference.S. Copyright © 2009. Analytic grid classes. Translating application definitions. New PeopleSoft language codes. Non-ASCII characters in file names uploaded to FTP servers prior to 8.50 September. Unicode UTF-8 with BOM (byte-order mark). Classes not Supported on IBM z/OS and Linux for IBM System z The following classes are not supported on IBM z/OS and Linux for IBM System z: • • • • • Analytic Calculation Engine classes. Optimization PeopleCode classes. Changes to Supported Character Sets In PeopleTools 8. Using extended Japanese characters. TimeStampFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class). Global Technology This section covers changes and updates to PeopleTools Global Technology. two new character sets have been added to the PSCHARSETS table: Character Set Name UTF-8 UTF8BOM Description Unicode UTF-8 (the existing UTF8 character set code is equivalent to this new name).

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

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

Report Manger tables and report entries.” Understanding the Purge Process Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Data Mover Scripts are available to delete the entries in Process Request tables.DMS PSRFCLR. 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. After copying your database or renaming a database. when they schedule a process request using PeopleCode ProcessRequest Class or a Component Interface. All rights reserved. you will need to run the script on each database to clean up all report folder entries. Theses scripts should only be run if you want to delete all of the data in the associated tables.DMS RPTCLR. Pending.DMS Description Purges all entries in the Process Request tables. they will cause data corruption. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance. The scripts are located in $PS_HOME/scripts. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Note: This script only deletes the report entries on the database where it is run. Purges all entries in the Report Manager tables.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. These processes will be listed in the SYSAUDIT in section (PRCSSCHED-18) Queued processes in PSPRCSPARMS and PSPRCSRQST which contain DBNAME different than current database name. or On Hold.” Renaming a Database in Process Request Data Tables Copyright © 2009. if there are processes Queued. Update PSPRCSRQST table with the new database name. 2009 • Schedule JobSet Definition Users can overwrite the process output retention days at schedule time. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. That is. If you have multiple databases that populate the report folder. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Script PSCSCLR. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance” Using Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Renaming Database in Process Request Data Tables When you copy a database or rename a database during an upgrade. Purges all report entries registered for a report folder.50 September. 73 .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.1 upgrade. you need to upgrade. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009. Note. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases.50.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For example. “Using Crystal Reports 2008.exe. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12.1 is supported.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50. HKEY_CURRENT_USER. 81 . “Working with Multiple Languages. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8.0\Crystal Reports\Database\.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.exe The local directory of crw32. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal Reports concepts.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade.50 September.0\win32_x86. Local directory of crw32. All rights reserved. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. Crystal Reports execution environments. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.

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

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

Converting Existing Crystal Reports to Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 format 84 Copyright © 2009.50 September. if you open a Crystal Reports 2008 report in Crystal Reports 9. If errors are detected. consider the following new compatibility issues: • Crystal Reports 2008 can run a report that is saved in an earlier version of Crystal Reports format. For example.50 Crystal reports will need to be converted to the Crystal Reports 2008 format using the PeopleTools RPT Conversion utility pscvtrpt. you should always create the reports in the Crystal Reports 2008 format.50 Installation <for your database platform>: “Installing and Configuring Software for Crystal Reports. a PeopleTools-only upgrade Depending on the Crystal Report execution environment that you use with PeopleTools 8. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. Scenario C: You use PeopleTools 8. if you save the report definition from the Crystal Report 2008 designer. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.rpt format and you cannot open them using any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. Note. When you run an earlier format Crystal Report in the Crystal Reports 2008 application or through the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the Crystal Reports application runs the Verify Database function.PeopleTools 8.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8.” Converting Crystal Reports. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you will be warned that the report is in a later format and certain features may not be supported.50 and your current Crystal Report execution environment. If you are upgrading from a previous version of PeopleTools. 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. However. however. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. 2009 Release Notes Applications 9. a PeopleTools-only upgrade.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.” Crystal Reports Execution Environments Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues When you upgrade to Crystal Reports 2008. you must correct the report before you can run it successfully. All rights reserved. • When you run reports using the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. . Applications 9. For example.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.” Understanding Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues PeopleTools 8. Scenario F: You use PeopleTools 8. In addition. For example. which picks up any errors—such as missing fields—in the report. your pre-PeopleTools 8. to ensure compatibility.1 that use Crystal 9. they are created in the Crystal Reports 2008 . you have different considerations.exe. For example.1 that use Crystal Reports 9. You can use earlier format report templates to generate reports.

Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 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.1. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions.1. which is used to build Essbase cubes. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. Essbase Cube Buider.50. Note.1. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates.1.1.1. you need to upgrade.1 Upgrade. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Add and maintain Essbase outlines. 85 .1. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata.1.1. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Oracle Smart View for Office 11.50 September. 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. Delete and rename Essbase objects. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. All rights reserved. Aggregate Storage.1. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1 API. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. and a wider set of member and dimension properties.1 is supported.1.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. Run the cube creation batch process. including Essbase.

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

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

This is an example of the Cube Outline page: Utilities Use the Essbase Utilities component (CUB_DIMDELETE) to maintain Essbase cubes: 88 Copyright © 2009.50 September. Search for available queries. View the current prompt values for a query and change them if necessary. All rights reserved. You can supply one or more queries to fill the cube. select a column from data extraction as the measure. .PeopleTools 8. Select dimensions to add to the current outline. 2009 Release Notes Use the following pages to create an outline: Page Cube Outline Add Cube Dimensions Current Dimension List Data Sources Find Query Dimension Mapping Query Prompt Values Usage Add dimensions to the current outline. Map columns from data extraction queries to dimensions. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Add the cube data query or queries. and unmap previously mapped columns. Remove dimensions from the current outline.

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

This example shows the Smart View window that displays the top members of the two dimensions created: You can drill down or use the POV Smart View tool to manipulate the data. a new Open Cube in Smart View link is available on the Process Details page that enables you to view the created cube (data and metadata) in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.50 September. 90 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes Integrating with Oracle Smart View When an Essbase cube is built successfully. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. .

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

including future EFFDT data. All rights reserved. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7. 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. 92 Copyright © 2009.x and 9. using the Detail Value List page.50 September. Note.x are not supported. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. (Cognos 8.3.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8.50. .” Building Cube Instances. 2009 Release Notes Note. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected. “Building Cubes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Metadata Backport Utility The Metadata Backport Utility is no longer delivered with PeopleTools. The default value is password. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. For integrations with third-party systems. utilities. which is located in the web server directory structure. Warning! Integrations will fail if you do not set these properties. iWay SOAPswitch no longer ships with PeopleTools. and tools that no longer ship with PeopleTools or that have been discontinued effective this release. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Enterprise PeopleTools 8. New Keystore Path and Keystore Password Requirement Beginning with this release you must set the following properties in the integrationGateway. Property secureFileKeystorePath Description Enter the full path and file name of the gateway keystore file. 2009 Release Notes Deprecated Integration Technologies and Utilities This section describes Integration Broker-related technologies. iWay SOAPSwitch Beginning with this release. The “Using the ERP Connectors” chapter in PeopleBooks has been removed.50 September.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Managing Integration Gateways. Its functionality has been replaced with the automated change packaging features. All rights reserved.” Configuring Security and General Properties. “Working With Change Packages. The path is <PIA_HOME>\webserv\<DOMAIN>\keystore. “Managing Integration Gateways.” 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. Enter the keystore password. This password must be encrypted.PeopleTools 8. use the PeopleSoft Integration Broker servicesoriented architecture.properties file. Setting SSL Encryption Security Properties secureFileKeystorePasswd 102 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.

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

Beginning with this release the following additional target connectors are segment aware. 104 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Using Listening Connectors and Target Connectors. You can now use PeopleSoft Application Designer to add generated WSDL and message schemas to PeopleSoft Application Designer projects. 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. All rights reserved. and you can use them to send message segments to integration partners: • • • AS2 target connector. including those based on the AS2 specification. AS2 Connectors PeopleSoft recommends using the Oracle SOA Suite B2B component for all EDI integrations. SMTP target connector. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes Target Connectors and Listening Connectors This section describes recommendations and enhancements to target connectors and listening connectors.” Working with the AS Connectors. and Data Mover scripts. project copy processes. . JMS target connector. WSDL and Schema Objects For PeopleTools 8. “Sending and Receiving Messages. “Using Listening Connectors and Target Connectors.” Working with Message Segments JMS Target Connector The JMS target connector features a new property call SOAPUpContent that wraps outbound message content in SOAP format. Node-Level Connector Properties New Managed Objects: WSDL and Message Schema This section provides information about the new WSDL and schema managed objects.” Using the JMS Target Connector. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 generated WSDL and message schema have become managed objects. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.

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

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

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

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

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

if there are a total of seven data chunks in the message.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages.” Generating XML Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages Adding Message Schemas for Nonrowset-Based Messages In previous releases the Add Schema button on the Messages – Schema page was disabled if a schema had already been added to a nonrowset-based message and the message was referenced in a runtime table. and the current segment is the third chunk. 2009 Release Notes Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages to/from Third-Party Systems To exchange segmented messages with third-party systems you must specify the following arguments in the SOAP header: Argument DataChunkCount DataChunk Description The total number of data chunks or segments that comprise the message. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages. . The Schema tab is still available for viewing message schema. All rights reserved. the DataChunk value for the current message is 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For example.” Managing Nonrowset-Based Messages 110 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 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. Indicates the number of the data chunk or message segment that you are sending. You are now able to add message schemas for nonrowset-based messages referenced in runtime tables. you do not need to navigate to the Schema tab and build the message schema. “Sending and Receiving Messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. The Add Schema button is enabled regardless if the message is referenced in a runtime table. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Managing Messages. As a result. Generating Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker now automatically generates message schema for rowsetbased messages at save time. and for building schemas for nonrowset-based messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.PeopleTools 8. for building schemas for rowset-based messages that may have been imported or upgraded without schema.

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

” digits or special characters: • • Service operation names. Generated XML Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages Services and Service Operations This section describes enhancements for managing service operations.” Understanding Managing Service Operations Activating and Deactivating Services in Bulk PeopleTools 8. Changing the Services Associated with a Service Operation The Service Change section of the Services Administration – Service Operations page has been removed. The Services page features a new Link Existing Operation link. Beginning with this release. Linking Service Operations to Services When you create a new service or manage an existing service. this page is no longer needed. “Managing Services. “Managing Service Operations. Naming Conventions for Service Operations Metadata The following information was added to PeopleBooks for clarification. “Managing Messages. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 enables you to activate or deactivate multiple services at once using the new Service Activate/Deactivate page in the Service Administration component. you can now dynamically link service operations that exist in the application database to the service.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages.” Activating and Deactivating Services in Bulk Reusing Service Operations Previous to this release. When naming the following service operation metadata. names cannot start with “xml. Service operation aliases.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. a service operation was unique to a single service. Click the link to search for a service operation in the application database and link it to the service. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Since there is no longer the restriction of using one service operation with a service.50 September.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . All rights reserved. you can use a service operation with more than one service. 112 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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 Service Operations.” 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.” Adding Service Operations to Service Definitions Assigning Service Operations to Multiple Queues You can now assign inbound or outbound service operations to multiple queues for unordered processing. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The message name descriptions also appear as annotations in the generated XML message schema. “Creating Component Interface-Based Services. However. the name of the inbound service operation must be specified in the External Alias field on the routing definition of each service operation that you are invoking on the receiving system. the service operations on the receiving system had to be assigned to the same queue.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. “Managing Service Operations. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. The message names appear in the generated XML message schema. In this release you can invoke multiple service operations on the receiving system that are assigned to different queues. Some of these system monitoring tools report metrics by capturing Module and Action information. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The Service Operations page features a Multi-Queues link that enables you to specify multiple queues to handle an inbound or outbound service operation. Copyright © 2009. other third-party system and performance monitoring tools may be available. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the requests are split across multiple queues. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Services.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 113 . When you use the multi-queue option. you now have the option to specify message names and descriptions for the service operations that you are generating. As in previous releases.” Invoking Multiple Service Operations Adding Message Names and Descriptions to CI-Based Service Operations When generating CI-based service operations.” Assigning Multiple Queues to Process Service Operations Invoking Multiple Service Operations In previous releases you could use one inbound service operation to invoke multiple service operations on the receiving system.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Integration Broker provides a new Clear WSDL Export Status page.” 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. You can set the following check levels: Check Level Error None Warning Description If the system encounters a message definition without proper record and field aliases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages.” Enforcing Message Record and Field Aliases in Generated WSDL Transformations This section describes enhancements related to transformations. The system creates a WSDL document regardless of whether message records and fields are aliased or not. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 123 . Copyright © 2009.50 September. If the system encounters records or fields that do not have aliases defined. You can use one or more of the following options to clear this inconsistency: • Clear the internal WSDL exported flag on the service operation.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Developing Transforms Using Oracle XSL Mapper Specifying the Installation Path and Classpath for Oracle XSL Mapper For Oracle XSL Mapper to function. which enables you to clear the flag. “Managing Messages. Default. Regenerate the WSDL on the new database using the Provide Web Service wizard. the JDeveloper installation location and classpath must be specified in the PeopleSoft system in the PeopleSoft Configuration Manager. 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. 2009 This situation can arise when you use Project Copy to copy a service operation to a new database. it displays an error and it will not generate a WSDL document. but do not include the WSDL in the project. • • Use Project Copy to copy the WSDL to the new database.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. you can continue to generate the WSDL document or terminate the generation of the WSDL document.

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

Trusted Nodes. The user IDs from the source system can be provisioned on the target system by Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) or another third-party provisioning application. the default user ID for the source node on the target system is the user ID used for integration authentication.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. and Single Signon When using Integration Broker for integrations with other PeopleSoft systems.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 125 .” Implementing User Authentication. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Understanding User Authentication WS-Security This section describes enhancements to PeopleSoft’s implementation of WS-Security as it pertains to PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Managing User Authentication. When the PeopleSoft authentication token is excluded in the service operation. 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. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. 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.WS Security page (IB_NODESECURITY enables you to select from three levels of encryption when you are encrypting an outbound service operation.” Implementing WS-Security Encryption Levels for Outbound Integrations The Nodes . Oracle and/or its affiliates. SAML Token Support PeopleSoft Integration Broker now supports implementing inbound and outbound WSSecurity using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) tokens. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Instead you can simply define the source system user ID(s) on the target system. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Excluding PeopleSoft Authentication Tokens in Outbound Requests to PeopleSoft Nodes User Authentication. 2009 Integration Broker Security This section describes enhancements for securing integrations and integration systems. Copyright © 2009. In such cases you can now exclude the PeopleSoft authentication token from inclusion in outbound requests to PeopleSoft target nodes. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. However.50 September. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.

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

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

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

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. you could click an individual bar chart to view the raw data on which the bar chart is based. Outbound Sync Gateway Details The data on page shows the transactions in raw data format that comprise the data represented in bar chart format on the previous page. Or.

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

“Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8. 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. All rights reserved. . 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. 2009 Release Notes Canceling Future-Dated Publications in Hold Status You can now cancel future-dated publciations that are in Hold status in the Service Operations Monitor. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 September.PeopleTools 8. “Resubmitting and Canceling Service Operations for Processing” Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities This section describes enhancement to PeopleSoft Integration Broker testing tools and utilities. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Schema Tester Utility” Populating Rowset-Based Message Parts in Container Messages The Handler Tester Utility and the new Service Operation Tester Utility feature a Container Message Builder page which enables you to build and populate rowset-based messages within container messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker 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.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and non-Unicode. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8. UTF-16.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.

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

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

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

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

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

To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.xls ExcelToCI2007.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. .576 1.50 September.PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xls ExcelToCI. Translated elements include labels. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “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. headers and strings. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 140 Copyright © 2009.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.536 1. 385 1. You can download this software from the Microsoft website.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.536 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates.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.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16. All rights reserved.048.

141 .log.” Template Wrapping Viewing Log Files If you select the check box to create log files when building a template or submitting to the database. The log for the Web Library. These templates have hidden rows which are clones of the visible rows. “Creating Templates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Caution must be taken when inserting child rows in a wrapped template. two log files are created—one that logs the activity of ExcelToCI. the new parent-child rows should maintain the same hierarchical order as the original parentchild rows. copy it manually there as well in order to preserve the structure. This file contains both the SOAP request and the SOAP response. verify that it also was duplicated in the hidden section above the wrapped portion. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. by splitting the metadata for the component interface properties that exceed the 254-column limit. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xls and the other that logs the SOAPTOCI Web Library. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The number of columns in Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 worksheets cannot exceed 254. “Creating Templates. metadata wrapping does not occur.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.50 September. is created on the application server in the <PS_CFG_HOME> directory.” Template Wrapping Inserting Child Rows in Wrapped Templates The information in this section pertains to users using Microsoft Excel 2000 or Microsoft Excel 2003. If you insert a child row on the visible row of the wrapped template.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Log files are written for each chunk of data that is sent to the database. When using the Insert New Child toolbar action on template rows which have child rows. The log for ExcelToCI. With the expanded column capacity of Microsoft Excel 2007. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The template will appear split in two sections. If it was not. Excel to CI templates can load component interface definitions containing up to 502 properties. SOAPTOCI<unique_number>. 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.xls is created in the temp directory on the workstation running the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. or wrapped.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.

chat and generic tasks.” The wrap-up mode allows the agent to enter comments related to the chat.” 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. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8.50 September. Web Chat Enhancement A new state has been introduced called “WRAP_UP. 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. . “Diagnosing and Resolving Errors. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. including: • • • • • • • CTI Screen Popup SSL Support for IMAP Sample Pages Web Chat Enhancement Debug Tracer Enhancement Virus Scanning for Email Attachments AOL support dropped in Instant Messaging CTI Screen Popup A new checkbox “Enable mini console” has been added to the Personalization page of the Agent component. Sample Pages The 3rd party configuration sample page has been enhanced to provide the ability to supply reason codes in a prompt window for “Reject” operation for email. 142 Copyright © 2009. Debug Tracer Enhancement Debug Tracer performance has been improved to use significantly less resources on the client machine.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. This wrap-up mode enhancement applies to the “Third-Party Configuration” on MultiChannel Framework. SSL Support for Email SSL support for IMAP was added to the MCF Email Channel. It enables you to configure the presence of the CTI mini console in the popup window.

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

. All rights reserved. such as PeopleSoft Change Assistant. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Update Gateway Detects and Downloads Superseded Change Packages. Alter Analyzer. With PeopleTools 8. Creating Projects With Multiple Definition Types. Review and Apply Option Added to Apply Change Packages Wizard.50 September. Running multiple processes simultaneously. 2009 Release Notes Lifecycle Management Enhancements This section discusses the changes to PeopleSoft lifecycle management technology. you had the option to run selected step types on a remote server. including: • • • • • • • • • • Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler Additional Database Definition Available Exporting Change Assistant templates. Retaining manual modifications to Change Assistant Templates. When defining or modifying a template you can now choose the step type of ProcessScheduler. Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects. data-intensive processes now can be run through Process Scheduler also. 144 Copyright © 2009. This enables you to offload data-intensive processes to a high-powered server for improved performance and quicker completion times. Some of the benefits of running upgrade steps through Process Scheduler include: • • • Taking advantage of Process Scheduler’s robust architecture and close proximity to the database. New Step Property: “From Tools Release”. Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler In previous releases. Restarting ‘restart-aware’ processes.PeopleTools 8.50. such as Application Engine programs.

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

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

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

you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. . One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. this manual process has been automated. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package.48.48 and beyond.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.48 versions of PeopleTools.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009.50. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes The Merge Existing Template option enables you to navigate to an existing Change Assistant template and merge any modifications present in the existing template that are not present in the new template.50 September. In PeopleTools 8. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside.47 and earlier. When performing an upgrade or update. “Working with Change Packages.48 versions of PeopleTools. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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such as greater than.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases. .PeopleTools 8.50. and ‘in’. All rights reserved. Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies. In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009.50 September. using the associated operator field. a manual stop was inserted prior to those steps so that the appropriate decisions could me made regarding whether the step applied to a particular environment or not. You can express ranges of releases. Oracle and/or its affiliates. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Typically. a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8. less than.

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

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

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

50. These chapters have been separated into their own PeopleBook focusing on the life cycle management features of Application Designer. comparing projects. Oracle and/or its affiliates. For upgrades and updates. so the Upgrade Assistant PeopleBook is not included with the PeopleTools 8. refer to the PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009. use Change Assistant and refer to the Change Assistant PeopleBook for documentation.50 September. and upgrading database definitions. All rights reserved. Oracle provides a new version of PeopleBooks. PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide In previous releases.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks.46 Business Interlinks PeopleBook posted on My Oracle Support in the following location: The Upgrade Assistant tool is no longer shipped or supported. the PeopleSoft Application Designer PeopleBook contained chapters devoted to working with projects. 157 . For Business Interlink documentation. Deprecated Documentation Oracle no longer ships documentation for certain products used primarily in previous PeopleTools releases. 2009 PeopleBooks Enhancements With Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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