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

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

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

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

.. 82 Crystal Reports Concepts.............. 81 Crystal Reports 2008 Runtime Environment ............. 79 PDF Full Path Mapping..................................... 80 Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft........... All rights reserved...................... 70 Using Extended Japanese Characters ...................................................................... 77 Connected Query Data Source .............................................................................. 2009 Updated Font Support ................................... 80 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3................................................. 70 Reporting and Analytic Tools ............ 79 Connected Query ................ 79 Alternate XML Preview .................................................................................................................... 81 Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade ......................................................................................................................... 73 Renaming Database in Process Request Data Tables .............................................................................................. 82 Copyright © 2009.50 September....... 71 Increase Process Instance and Report IDs ......................... 74 Process Scheduler Web Service ............. 79 Query Access Service .................................................. 78 Global Properties Settings ............... 78 Performance Enhancements ......................................................................................................................1 Upgrade............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 77 Deprecated Schema Files ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 72 Viewing Limitations .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Oracle and/or its affiliates........................................... 81 HKEY_CURRENT_USER ....................................... 5 ................................... 73 New Process Category LOADCACHE ............................................................................................................................................................... 71 Process Scheduler ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 79 Iterative Template Design.............................................................................................. 76 XML Publisher ..................... 72 Report Distribution By Role ..... 74 Runtime Parameters................................................. 72 Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports ...........................................................................................................................76 Descriptive Names......................................................................................................................................Release Notes PeopleTools 8.....exe ................. 72 Retention Days ....... 79 Support for Email ........................................ 74 Reporting Console ...................................... 77 Deprecated Data Sources .................................................................................... 81 Local Directory of crw32.................................................................................................................................................................

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

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

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

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

Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release. you can find additional information on Oracle Technology Network and My Oracle Support. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. Prerelease notes are published before a release.50 September. The release notes discuss the features and enhancements that are available with the GA release of each product.PeopleTools 8.1) 2 Copyright © 2009. describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. . 2009 Release Notes • • How will an upgrade or new implementation affect other systems? How will these changes affect the organization? After the project team has reviewed and analyzed the prerelease notes. Release Notes Release notes are published when the product is made generally available and validate the final scope of the release. All rights reserved.

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

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. Operating System. Hardware and Software Requirements documentation. PeopleSoft installation documentation. RDBMS & Additional Component Patches Required for Installation on PT 8.50.50. Certification information on My Oracle Support. always make sure that you have read any updates to the following: • • • • • PeopleSoft upgrade documentation.Before You Begin Before you upgrade to Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

1 IBM Informix 9. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.1. 1.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.1 2 Copyright © 2009.5 IBM Informix 11.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. Platform Operating System AIX 6. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7. JRE Support. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7. Oracle and/or its affiliates.6. 11.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4. .50 September.1 IBM z/OS 1. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. 1. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.9. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. 9.

x.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update . 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.0. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.1) Copyright © 2009. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.1.0.4. 8 Safari 3.1 Internet Explorer 7.5. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 3 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.5.1.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1. All rights reserved.4 Browser Firefox 3. Always refer to Doc ID 747587. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.50 September. 3.Main Page (Doc ID 764222.1).1 Added Verity 6.2. 3.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.2. 2.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.

50.50 September.50.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. If you run DB2 databases. 4 Copyright © 2009. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1.49 or 8. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. All rights reserved. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. 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. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. and so on.6x with your PeopleTools installation. . Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. 8. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options.0). The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. Data Mover. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. 2009 Release Notes Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent The PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent is being deprecated as of June 5. Note.PeopleTools 8. For example. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. Note. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Process Scheduler servers. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. Otherwise. The exact version depends on your operating system. This includes applications servers. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade.6x and still be in a supported environment. 2009.8.9 or 9. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8.

AIX. Copyright © 2009.50.1 on other certified platforms (Windows.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can install BOE XI 3.50 release date. or Solaris). 5 . In the interim.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools 8.50 Integration with BOE XI 3. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. 2009 JRE 1. Linux.50 September.4x or JRE 1.

the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program prompted you to install PIA within the PS_HOME directory structure. including: • • • • • • Installation Programs PeopleTools Running on Windows Verity Installation Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig.sh Oracle Configuration Manager Installation PeopleSoft Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Internet Architecture Installation Location With PeopleTools 8. . In previous releases. 6 Copyright © 2009.50. 2009 Release Notes System Administration Enhancements This section discusses enhancements made in the area of server administration. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50 September. you have the option of installing the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA) outside of PS_HOME.

to illustrate where PIA has been installed. if desired.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Note.50 PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program Now. All rights reserved. Because the location of where you can install PIA can vary. Decoupling your PIA installation from PS_HOME can provide a more modular and flexible implementation. however. you will notice that in the PeopleTools documentation a new variable appears. For example. the installation program to specify a custome location for the PIA install. 7 . Some sites may choose to install PIA into separate directory structures or separate server machines. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 that Oracle formally tests and supports this configuration option. in some cases. For example. as opposed to PS_HOME\webserv. Copyright © 2009.50 Installation <for your platform> Installation Programs The various installation programs (setup. having multiple PIA installations on multiple servers referencing a single PS_HOME installation is desired. Decoupling PIA installations from PS_HOME was technically possible in previous PeopleTools releases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PIA_HOME. it is not until PeopleTools 8. 2009 PeopleTools 8. which could be inside or outside the PS_HOME directory structure. Or.exe) that you use to install PeopleTools and PeopleSoft application files to the servers in your environment have been updated to use the Java-based InstallAnywhere. the documentation uses PIA_HOME\webserv. you may elect to install PIA to a directory outside PS_HOME if you are implementing a secure PS_HOME.50 September.

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. you have the option to override the default PS_CFG_HOME value. with the binary files and domain configuration files existing within the same directory structure. you can configure your installation to operate the same as previous releases. the domain exists under PS_CFG_HOME\appserv\<domain>. Note. 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. Process Scheduler. For example. patch.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. depending on the operating system of the server. So. the system creates the PS_CFG_HOME directory in the “user” directory of the owner of the domain. Operating System UNIX/Linux Windows PS_CFG_HOME Location $HOME/psft/pt/<version> %USERPROFILE%\psft\pt\<version> After you create a domain. In environments that include the IBM z/OS operating system. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the system creates PS_CFG_HOME in the following location. reducing the time and complexity involved with installations. limiting the possibility of accidental or malicious tampering with installed binaries and domain configuration. or bundle needs to be installed to fewer locations. Streamline upgrades and updates because the upgrade. In these cases.50 September. consider that some of the previous configuration settings will have new default values. you can also symlink the directory and use the short path from inside your JCL scripts. Or. and so on.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 By default.50 Installation for your platform Copyright © 2009. multiple domains on different machines can leverage a single installation of PS_HOME installed on a location accessible through your network. That is. Oracle developers are currently addressing this. the PS_HOME directory is now designed to be read only. Note. be careful in considering any output locations. “Working with Domain Configurations” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For example. By default. in situations where an output directory was previously located within PS_HOME. replacing it with a shorter path value. in many cases the length of the default PS_CFG_HOME directory will exceed z/OS character limits (70 in some cases). Save significant disk space. Data Mover. 11 . All rights reserved. Deploy PeopleTools binaries to a single location that multiple domains can use. when configuring nVision. If you are an existing customer. Domains can exist on the same physical machine or a different physical machine as PS_HOME. enabling you to: • Restrict write access to server binary files and domain configuration files to one user. Splitting the location of the server binary and configuration files provides a variety of benefits. update. • • • Note.

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

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

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

large.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8.50.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. the configuration file is PSWINSRV.000. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates.CFG configuration files. Copyright © 2009. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. such as PSAPPSRV. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. you can now include custom Java options per server process.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. and so on. This applies to any server process. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter. PSQRYSRV.CFG.CFG and PSPRCS. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8. by default. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. However. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64.50: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 2 8 25 2 Windows Service The name of the configuration file for the Windows service that starts an application server domain on Windows automatically has been changed. In PeopleTools 8.50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. “Using PSADMIN Menus.CFG.50 September. PSAESRV. In previous releases. In previous releases. developer) has changed. The default value is 1024 cursors. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. medium.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. 15 .

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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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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adds each applicable cache object to the shared cache. when loading the shared cache for application server domains.50 September. All rights reserved. which runs when you select Parallel LoadCache on the Process Request page after clicking Run on the Load Application Server Cache page.50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration Copyright © 2009. The LOADCACHE program. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. system administrators ran an Application Engine program named LOADCACHE. 2009 Serial cache loading refers to the existing process for loading shared cache. Parallel cache loading splits the work of the LOADCACHE program into two separate Application Engine programs that run simultaneously within the PSJob PLCACHE. when loaded into cache. The LOADCACHE program is in place in PeopleTools 8. 19 . 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Loads all the cacheable objects that are dependent on other cached objects. In previous releases. Process Scheduler – Process Request page The PLCACHE job runs a basic setup process and these cache loading processes: Process LCACHE_INDEP LCACHE_DEP Description Loads all the cacheable objects that are independent of other cached objects. Parallel cache loading refers to a new option intended to reduce the time required to build a shared cache. sequentially.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. cause instances of other objects to be loaded as well.

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

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

. the system automatically imposes the limits that you have defined in the consumer group upon the PeopleTools executables within that resource group. Pt Ora Resource page After mapping the appropriate PeopleSoft resource group to its corresponding consumer group. Oracle and/or its affiliates. PSRUN is assigned to the COBOL resource group and PSQRYSRV is assigned to the QUERY SERVER resource group. the CPU. Oracle 11g case-sensitive user IDs. With PeopleTools 8. then you could create a resource plan with a consumer group.50. If you want to limit the amount of CPU resources a long-running query can consume on the database server. 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. you use the Pt Ora Resource page to map the Oracle consumer groups to the predefined PeopleSoft resource groups. named PSFT Query. All rights reserved. for example. After you have created the consumer groups. You then manage PeopleSoft Query’s CPU usage by specifying the appropriate parameters when you define the corresponding consumer group. PeopleTools delivers a set of predefined PeopleSoft Resource Groups to which one or more PeopleTools executables are assigned. and how the CPU allocates its resources to the PeopleSoft application processes running on the system. For example. This integration between PeopleTools and Oracle database technology enables you to manage and optimize a fundamental system resource.PeopleTools 8.50 September. 22 Copyright © 2009.

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

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

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

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

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

the workstation. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 z/OS” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Process Scheduler servers (running on OS/390). and the application server domain associated with a specific connection.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. 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. 2009 Release Notes Source Sqlseti (Set Client Information) When Used Used for “distributed” connections. PeopleTools previously provided information for tracing the user.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. In PeopleTools 8. including: 28 Copyright © 2009.50 September. such as Application Engine.50. Using the features of the DB2 Connect’s sqleseti API (set client information) function. RRS DSNRLI SET_CLIENT_ID function If you are new to PeopleTools with the 8.PeopleTools 8.50 release. which are process using DB2 Connect. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. such as PIA transactions and Process Scheduler servers (running on Windows or UNIX). 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. Employing Database Level Auditing.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Using DB2 for z/OS Trigger Information Increased Monitoring Information DB2 system administrators can gather increased information associated with specific DB2 connections. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. if you have used the database level auditing feature and you are upgrading from a previous release of PeopleTools. Used for “local” connections. Report Distribution Server. you need to make sure to complete the steps described in your PeopleSoft upgrade instructions. . However. and so on. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 LUW” Data Mover This section covers Data Mover enhancements. which are processes running under UNIX System Services.

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Working with IBM WebSphere.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Using Administration Utilities.50 September. “Using PeopleTools Utilities. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” 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. Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10. GENERICFEED-01. 2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users. you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name. QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. All rights reserved. WORKLISTFEED 01-05. 35 . “Working with Oracle WebLogic. “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications.

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

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

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

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

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

and appears on search pages and in prompt dialog boxes.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 41 . Copyright © 2009.50 September. Type ahead is configurable through User Personalizations. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the system searches in the background and matches entries in the record to the text you enter. this page appears showing the primary key: Type Ahead Prompt Fields now include a type ahead text. 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. As you type.

you can set the number of entries that the search returns to any value less than the maximum. All rights reserved. 42 Copyright © 2009.50 September. You can limit the number of search items returned by entering a lower value in the Maximum number of rows to return field on the search page. you can determine the number of entries that the search can return. .PeopleTools 8. If the search retrieves more than the maximum number of listings. 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. When you perform a search using a transaction search page. 2009 Release Notes Example: Type Ahead This is an example of type ahead on a Vendor page where the user is searching for a buyer with the letter “a” in the ID: Processing Icon Changes The processing and saved icons have changed. The maximum value and the default value are set in the Search Settings on the PeopleTools Options page. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the Search Results grid displays the total number of results above the search results.

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

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

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

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

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

Integrated Rich Text Editor You can configure the long edit box control to use the CK Editor. . 2009 Release Notes This Grid Properties dialog box shows the Grid Layout and the Scrollbar properties on the Use tab: Image Definition Changes GIF files no longer require an alternate image to display in Application Designer. GIF files are supported. 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. 48 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.50 September. which is integrated into a standard PeopleTools installation. a third party rich text editor.

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

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

providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information.50 September. You select the Force page refresh property for the pagelet. The pagelet is a PIA component. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology. 2009 application upgrades or customizations. click the pagelet title and drag the pagelet to the desired location. See “Pagelet Search” Pagelet Drag and Drop Users can now dynamically drag and drop pagelets on their homepage without going to the Personalize page. Related Tags service – Allowing you to characterize or bookmark transactional or business objects with terminology of your choosing. blogs.1 related content services include: • • Related Discussion service – Providing threaded discussions that groups can use to discuss topics of interest. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and the user moves a PIA based component pagelet to a different sized column by using the drag and drop method then this pagelet needs to be refreshed so that the content displays correctly. "Working with Related Content Services" PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information. All rights reserved. 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.1 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features. "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 . pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property. See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information. To move a homepage pagelet. or collaborative workspaces.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. When a homepage has a 2 column layout. The homepage layout is 2–column. Because some components can render themselves differently based on the column width. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically. discussions.

To enable OBIEE report integration.50 September. a search field appears in the pagelet. . When the user enters the search string and clicks on the search button on a pagelet for which the search has been enabled. In addition. After successfully defining and embedding the action links to specific PeopleSoft table columns (DeptID and SETID). OBIEE Report Integration PeopleTools enables you to integrate OBIEE reports with PeopleSoft applications. The value of this content reference attribute is the help URL entered by the user. when the user clicks on the action links for a given row of data (DeptID = 10000 and SetID = SHARE) the bind parameters of the PeopleSoft Component URL are mapped to their actual runtime values. PeopleTools provides a sample search application class. This URL should point to the help document or the section of the help document directly. The results also include a link to the result and a brief description. 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. During pagelet design. and results of the search. a PTPPB_PAGELET_HELP_LINK content reference attribute is added to the homepage pagelet content reference definition corresponding to the pagelet. an Oracle BI Presentation service plug-in and part of Oracle BI Web Component. All rights reserved. the web service can expose the key structure information when appended to the URL as a query string. and other attributes of the search properties of the pagelet. PeopleTools includes the Analytics servlet. Including the key information enables the system to identify a specific transaction row within a PeopleSoft table. a pop up window appears and the search results are displayed. The OBIEE server provides the HTML markup to be displayed in its entirety in the PeopleSoft user interface.PeopleTools 8. When the pagelet is published as a homepage pagelet. which displays transaction details specific to the row of data in the OBIEE Answers of Dashboards. At the beginning of pagelet design. you configure the search application class. Pagelet Help Pagelet Wizard enables you to associate help information for each pagelet. such as location within the pagelet. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The pagelet search uses PeopleCode Application Classes to define the scope. 52 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes Pagelet Search Pagelet Wizard enables you to embed a search field within homepage and embeddable pagelets. which uses the portal registry index to perform the search. format. the user enters a help document URL in the Help URL field. At runtime. The user is then directly navigated to the PeopleSoft Department component. 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 are able to use this sample search class to test the pagelet search functionality for any pagelet. PeopleTools exposes a component API as a standard Web Service that can be consumed by OBIEE at design time.

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

When a function is called. it is removed from the stack. . The Call Stack pane displays a stack of PeopleCode functions and methods that are currently active but not completed. Setting the value of a variable in the Debugger gives you the flexibility to try out changes and see the results in real time. • • • 54 Copyright © 2009. You can use the Call Stack pane to observe the flow of an application as it executes a series of nested functions. 2009 Release Notes Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. GetPageField enables your PeopleCode to access and modify the labels on radio buttons. it is pushed onto the top of the stack. the PeopleCode Editor now provides similar access to application packages and application classes.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Developer’s Guide. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. or to recover from a logic error and continue testing. GetPageField solves the problem by referencing a field by its unique page field name.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Developer’s Guide. StripOffHTMLTags strips all HTML tags in an HTML-formatted string. You can right-click an application package name and select View Application Package to open the application package definition. “PeopleCode and the Component Processor” PeopleCode Debugger The PeopleCode debugger now includes a Call Stack pane. GetOrgChart returns a reference to an organization chart. which creates a problem with radio buttons since all the radio buttons in a set share the same record field name. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. “Using the PeopleCode Editor” PeopleCode Functions This section covers general updates made to PeopleCode functions. 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. The GetField function references a record field name.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Developer’s Guide. When the function returns. GetRatingBoxChart returns a reference to a rating box chart. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. All rights reserved.

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. • • • The new %Cast meta-SQL function converts PeopleSoft date. • • The %ResolveMetaSQL meta-SQL function can be used in PeopleCode to return the resolved SQL from meta-SQL construct as a text string. If you have made customizations to this script and need to continue to use these customizations in PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Enterprise PeopleTools 8. %UuidGen generates a globally unique 36-character string and %UuidGenBase64 function generates a globally unique 24-character base64 string.50 September. and time data types to character values. “Meta-SQL” Charting This section covers new charting features.50. “Charting Classes” File Processing The ftpunx script is deprecated as of PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Meta-SQL This section covers general updates made to meta-SQL. All rights reserved. • • • Organization charts Rating box charts Interactive Gantt charts Copyright © 2009. %UuidGen and %UuidGenBase64 can only be used in Insert or Update statements. You can use the meta-SQL functions %UuidGen and %UuidGenBase64 in a SQL Insert or Update statement to generate a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID).dms. You will get an error if you use the functions in any other type of SQL. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The %GETPROGTEXT meta-SQL function will return the full text of an Application Engine PeopleCode program. datetime. 55 .50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference. run PS_HOME\scripts\PT_FILEATTACH850.50. The meta-SQL function %DatabaseRelease evaluates to the current database release version. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Copyright © 2009. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Grid class. GetActualRemoteNodes method. WSA_Action property. IBInfo class. Gantt class. ZeroExtend property. Gantt class. IBInfo class. All rights reserved. Chart class. File class. FuturePublicationDateTime property. SummaryText property. InteractiveStart property. 61 . Field class. The preceding list does not include the methods that are new due to the addition of a new class in the PeopleCode API. Gantt class. "Development Tools Enhancements. RevertToPre850 property. 2009 • • Session class. InteractiveMove property. TerminateLines property. XmlDoc class." PeopleCode. IBInfo class. Field class. Field class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference New Properties In PeopleTools 8. IBInfo class.50. IBInfo class. Field class. PeopleCode API. MouseOverMsgSet property. Gantt class. The new classes are listed in these release notes.50.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. InteractiveProgress property. IsRichTextEnabled property. Gantt class. SummaryText property. MCFMailUtil class. Oracle and/or its affiliates. CompressionOverride property. MouseOverMsgNum property. WSA_FaultTo property. New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Note. The 8.50 September. RevertToPre850 property. the following new properties have been added to the PeopleCode API: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • AnalyticGrid class. HoverText property. badaddresses property. InteractiveEnd property. File class.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new method. GenXmlFile method. WSA_To property.

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

The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published. Size property.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).50. 2. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message. ValidateAddress method. 1.50 September. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Save method.50.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. “Java Class. In PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. "". Publish method. and SetOutputOption method. 5.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. This method now takes an optional language parameter.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. The 8. 4. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. 63 . • RowsetCache class. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter. The 8. • ReportDefn class. SetEmailOption method. Therefore. SetItemFolder method. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. This method now validates a comma.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. rather than a single email address. 3. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property.

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

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

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

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

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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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All rights reserved.50 September. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • Process Scheduler XML Publisher Query Access Service Connected Query Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager Analytic Calculation Engine Tree Optimization Framework PS/nVision Query Process Scheduler This section discusses the enhancements and changes for Process Scheduler. 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools. 71 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. including: • • • • • • • • • • Increase Process Instance and Report IDs Viewing Limitations Report Distribution By Role Retention Days Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Renaming Database in Process Request Data Tables New Process Category LOADCACHE Runtime Parameters Reporting Console Process Scheduler Web Service Copyright © 2009.

All rights reserved. If a role is removed from a user profile. the filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999. the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role.PeopleTools 8. the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role. Using Process Monitor. “Using Report Manager.50 September. you can select a From and To date for viewing.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. Users can define the default process (report) output retention days at the following definition levels: • • • Process Type Definition Process Definition Job Definition 72 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. These fields include: • • • • • • • CDM_ID CONTENTID PSRF_REPORT_ID REPORT_ID REPORT_INST_VAL REPORT_INSTANCE TRANSFERINSTANCE Process Instance ID Max sequence is increased to 2147483647. 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.” 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 the Date Range filter. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

79 .50 September. Support for Email Email has been added as an output option for XML Publisher reports. 2009 Performance Enhancements XML generation for query data source is now in C++ which provides better performance and less memory usage. Oracle and/or its affiliates. it is only supported through the PeopleSoft integration to Desktop Publisher. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise.“ Associating Templates Alternate XML Preview An option has been added on the template page of the report definition to use an alternate XML file for previewing the report. “Defining Report Definitions Creating Report Definitions. All rights reserved. You can download and upload (override) the same effective dated template file.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 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 8.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise.“ Associating Templates Iterative Template Design When defining the template in the report definition. PDF Full Path Mapping Full path mapping has been added as an option when defining the template for a report. A new PeopleBook Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Full path mapping should only be used if your XML data has repeating fields at different levels. this API provides better performance and less memory usage. it is no longer necessary to create a new effective-dated row when you change the template. Full path mapping is not supported on BI Publisher Server. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Reporting Web Services has been created which documents all the QAS service operations. A new XMLDoc to XML API has been created. “Defining Report Definitions Creating Report Definitions. 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.

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

1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Local directory of crw32. you need to upgrade.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment. HKEY_CURRENT_USER. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases.exe.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008.exe The local directory of crw32. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For example.50.50 September. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009. 81 . Crystal Reports concepts.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Crystal Reports execution environments.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.1 upgrade. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. Note. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. “Working with Multiple Languages. All rights reserved.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32.50.0\win32_x86. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 is supported. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. “Using Crystal Reports 2008.

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

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

which picks up any errors—such as missing fields—in the report. Applications 9. however. they are created in the Crystal Reports 2008 . a PeopleTools-only upgrade Depending on the Crystal Report execution environment that you use with PeopleTools 8.” Understanding Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. if you save the report definition from the Crystal Report 2008 designer. For example. When you run an earlier format Crystal Report in the Crystal Reports 2008 application or through the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. to ensure compatibility.1 that use Crystal Reports 9. If you are upgrading from a previous version of PeopleTools. you will be warned that the report is in a later format and certain features may not be supported.50 Installation <for your database platform>: “Installing and Configuring Software for Crystal Reports. In addition.” Crystal Reports Execution Environments Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues When you upgrade to Crystal Reports 2008. if you open a Crystal Reports 2008 report in Crystal Reports 9. the Crystal Reports application runs the Verify Database function. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. However.rpt format and you cannot open them using any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. For example. the report will be saved in Crystal Reports 2008 format and can not be opened by any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9. you should always create the reports in the Crystal Reports 2008 format. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you have different considerations. Oracle and/or its affiliates. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. 2009 Release Notes Applications 9. your pre-PeopleTools 8. Scenario F: You use PeopleTools 8. You can use earlier format report templates to generate reports. Converting Existing Crystal Reports to Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 format 84 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. “Using Crystal Reports 2008.1 that use Crystal 9. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 Crystal reports will need to be converted to the Crystal Reports 2008 format using the PeopleTools RPT Conversion utility pscvtrpt.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. Note. For example.50 and your current Crystal Report execution environment.” Converting Crystal Reports. For example. 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. Scenario C: You use PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. • When you run reports using the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. you must correct the report before you can run it successfully. .exe. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.

and a wider set of member and dimension properties. Delete and rename Essbase objects.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines.1.1 Upgrade.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50.1. Run the cube creation batch process. 85 . including Essbase.50 September. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. you need to upgrade.1. Essbase Cube Buider. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1 API.1. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Note. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. 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. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8.1 is supported. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. Aggregate Storage.1.1.1. A new folder for Essbase Cube Builder has been added under PeopleTools Cube Builder with the following components: Component Connections Dimensions Outlines Utilities Create Cube Dynamic Dimension Templates Cube Dimension Builder Setup Description Add and maintain Essbase connectivity parameters. Essbase Cube Builder Essbase Cube Builder is an ETL (extract-transform and load) application which enables you to use PeopleSoft Query and PeopleSoft Trees to build Essbase applications and OLAP databases.1. Copyright © 2009. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. Add and maintain Essbase outlines. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support.1. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11. All rights reserved. which is used to build Essbase cubes. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates.

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

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8. . 90 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes Integrating with Oracle Smart View When an Essbase cube is built successfully.50 September. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. This example shows the Smart View window that displays the top members of the two dimensions created: You can drill down or use the POV Smart View tool to manipulate the data.

The PowerPlay Options (under PeopleTools. This example shows the new PowerPlay Options page: Copyright © 2009.50 continues supporting Cognos PowerPlay 7.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 Dynamic Dimension Templates Use the Dynamic Dimension Templates page to create Essbase dynamic dimension templates: See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Define the prefix that is applied to each record and field definition created by PeopleSoft Cube Manager. Cube Instances) page now features: • • • A Cognos Binaries section that enables you to override the registry locations (of PowerPlay. 91 . Transformer.50 September. Cube Manager. and Enterprise server) where the binaries folders are located. All rights reserved.x.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Cube Builder. A Logon Password field that enables you to configure Cognos Enterprise Server in cube instance definition with passwords besides blank passwords.

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

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

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

selecting nodes for not-in clause part of the Query.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision. and dimensions as part of notin criteria query. modifying.50 September. Creating Report Requests Supporting Not-in Criteria Beside adding. tree nodes.” Setting Up Report Requests. 95 . Creating Requests Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the PS/nVision Layout designer now includes a new feature called not-in. With this feature.” Creating Report Requests. Copyright © 2009. “Running PS/nVision Reports on the Web. this criterion is inserted as any other criteria into the selected cell in the Layout. All rights reserved. which allows Layout designers to include fields for building negative criteria. users can select multiple values. “Running PS/nVision Reports in the Microsoft Windows Client. After making list of values to be part of not-in criteria. 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 8.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision. and deleting the nodes from the criteria.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. for example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Local Compression Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Note. 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 © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Future-Dated Publications A property has been added to the IBInfo object called FuturePublicationDateTime. “Understanding Supported Message Structures.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Asynchronous messages are always compressed and base64 encoded when sent to the integration gateway.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. in PSADMIN you can set a threshold message size above which messages are compressed. The status of the transaction in the Service Operation Monitor is Hold until the future date time entered becomes the current date time. As a result. Beginning with this release. and %IntBroker_Compress_Reset. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you should turn off compression only during integration development and testing. For synchronous messages. At that time the status of the transaction in the Service Operation Monitor is updated to New and processed accordingly. The following new method on the IBInfo object is provided for this purpose: &MSG. The signature for this property is: • &MSG.CompressionOverride = %IntBroker_Compress. The valid parameters for this method are: %IntBroker_Compress.FuturePublicationDateTime. for synchronous messages you can override the message compression setting specified in PSAdmin at the transaction level.IBInfo. All rights reserved.50 September. %IntBroker_UnCompress. Warning! Turning compression off can negatively impact system performance when transporting synchronous messages greater than 1 MB. An invalid datetime or blank will result in the publish occurring immediately.IBInfo. This setting does not affect the compression of messages that the integration gateway sends using its target connectors. 107 . The property is for use with asynchronous transactions.

You can reuse only rowset-based message parts. 108 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. if you check the Message Part Default Indicator box the IsChanged property on such a field is set to True. When you check the box. 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 this restriction has been removed. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you must make the changes to the referenced message part directly. For PeopleTools 8.” Reusing Message Parts Distinguishing Blank from Zero in Rowset-Based Message Parts The Message Definitions page features a new Message Part Default Indicator field that appears when you select or define a rowset-based message part. Message Reuse by Reference A reference to a message part is read-only in the message part where it is referenced. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. causes the IsChanged property flag on the field to set to True. you do so manually to each message part that you want to change. “Managing Messages.PeopleTools 8. has not been exported as WSDL. Changes you make to a copied message part are not propagated to other copies of the message part that may exist. when serialized to a rowset. the system copies all records and fields and displays them at the record level. “Managing Messages. All rights reserved. If you must make changes to copied message parts. . XML that has a value of 0 (zero) passed in an integer field.” Understanding Managing Messages. By default an integer field has a value of 0. 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. So if a 0 or <blank> is passed in a field. All changes are then propagated to every message in which the message part is referenced. Message Reuse by Copying If you copy a message part. meaning that a 0 (zero) was passed in the field. the end result is a zero when accessing the field via the rowset. You cannot reuse message parts at Level 0. Restrictions for Modifying Messages Reusing Part Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to reuse message parts by referencing another message part or by copying another message part. or is a restricted message. as long as the message part is not in the runtime tables. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You can now make changes to a message part that is referenced in another part or subpart. To make changes to a referenced message part.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 September. Now.

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

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

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

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

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

Setting Handler Processing Sequence Application Engine Handler A new service operation handler implementation method has been added to PeopleSoft Integration Broker for PeopleTools 8. but no sequence is set. and Windows. Monitoring Module Information Service Operation Handlers This section discusses enhancements to service operation handlers. Monitoring Service Operations Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The new Sequence field enables you to select the order in which PeopleSoft Integration Broker performs handler processing. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes On an Oracle database. by default the system populates the Description field with the service operation name. “Managing Service Operations. and so on. If multiple notification handlers exist and are active. This information enables you to associate service operations with database transactions for monitoring and troubleshooting. PeopleSoft provides service operation name and PeopleCode event name as Module name and Action name respectively.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations Setting Processing Sequence for Multiple Notification Handlers For a service operation that has multiple active notification handlers. the system processes handlers alphabetically.” Associating PeopleSoft Users with DB2 UDB Threads Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . A handler with a sequence value of 1 is processed first.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. All rights reserved. followed by that with a value of 2.50. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for z/OS. Handler Descriptions On the Service Operations-Handlers Detail page.50 PeopleBook: Data Management.” Understanding Managing Service Operations.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Service Operation Handler. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft provides service operationname as Module name (no Action information is provided for DB2 systems). you can set the processing sequence on the Service Operation-Handlers page. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. 114 Copyright © 2009. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for Linux.” Checklists and Troubleshooting. On an IBM DB2 database. UNIX. To enable capturing service operation and PeopleCode event metrics you must set the EnableDBMonitoring option in PSADMIN.

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

like that in the Messages component. has been added to identify situations where you have moved a Bulk Load Handler object via project copy.” Integration Broker Integrity Service Operation Routings This section describes enhancements for working with and managing routings.PeopleTools 8.50 September. Routing Description On the Routings – Routings Definition page. to add a data structure to define the message content. See Also. PeopleSoft Integration Broker automatically generates a local-to-Atom routing definition for a service operation when the service operation is published as a feed. “Managing Routing Definitions. any-to-local routing definitions are read-only with the exception of the external alias name and transform information. “Managing Routing Definitions. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides an optional transaction rollback feature that enables you to rollback the database to the pre-bulk insert state if needed. Adding a Routing Definition Any-to-Local Routings Definitions are Read-Only Beginning with PeopleTools 8.50. “Ensuring Data Integrity.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. .” Managing System-Generated Routing Definitions. if you do not enter a description in the Description field. All rights reserved. thereby allowing non-PeopleSoft data to map to the records and fields in the database. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In addition. the value defaults to the name of the service operation associated with the routing definition upon save. but did not include the associated message objects. 2009 Release Notes When working with nonrowset-based messages. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides a data tree structure.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 116 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 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. Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Adding Routing Definitions.

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

“Managing Routing Definitions.PeopleTools 8. “Copying and Migrating Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. to the integration partner (the lighter cylinder on the right). Oracle and/or its affiliates. service operation.50 September.” Deleting Duplicate Routing Definitions Viewing Routing Definitions in Graphical Format PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to view routing definitions in graphical format to provide you with a more complete view of the flow of data between integration partners. 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). This particular routing definition has a transformation. It also enables you to view and activate metadata that might be inactive for integration. . 118 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The following example shows a routing definition in graphical format for an asynchronous service operation: The routing definition for QE_PO_ASYNC_XFORM in graphical format.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Duplicate Routings Overwritten During Project Copy If the system detects a duplicate routing definition during the project copy process. such as a routing definition. handler. the routing definition in the project being copied overwrites the routing definition in the database. All rights reserved. as denoted by the XML icons. run the duplicate routings check. click the Out Reg Transform link. and so on. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. To view transformation details.” Understanding Data Dependencies and Relationships for Copying Data Enterprise PeopleTools 8. To detect and delete any duplicate routings in the database outside the project copy process.

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

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

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

50 September. 122 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker Administrations. but no WSDL exists in the database. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” Adding a Queue Definition Web Services This section describes enhancements for working with and managing web services. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. you can now choose to use the service name alias rather than the service name in WSDL you generate. 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. “Providing Services. Step 2: Select Service Operations WSDL Documents This section describes enhancements for working with and managing WSDL documents in PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Providing Services. Target Locations Consuming Services from WSIL URLs In previous releases of PeopleTools you were limited to consuming no more than 500 services from a WSIL URL. “Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Services. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Linking to Service Operations from the Queue Component On the Queue Definitions page. All of the service operations that appear in the Operations Assigned to Queue box are hyperlinked. 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. 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.PeopleTools 8. Understanding Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Service. “Managing Service Operation Queues. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Click a service operation name to access the definition for the service operation. Effective with this release. that limitation has been removed. Using Service Name Aliases in Provided WSDL When you use the Provide Web Service wizard. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 2009 Release Notes Service Operation Queues This section describes service operation queue enhancements. .

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

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

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

” Implementing Web Services Security. 126 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. The URL specified on this page is typically not secure. . 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. and web transactions. The security settings that you can override are the same as those that appear on the Nodes-WS Security page. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Securing Responses in Asynchronous Request/Response Service Operations Overriding Node-Level WS-Security Settings on Routing Definitions You can override node-level WS Security settings on individual routing definitions for outbound request and response messages on routing definitions. 2009 Release Notes The Nodes . When providing asynchronous request/responses.PeopleTools 8.” Implementing Web Services Security. For example: &MSG.WS Security page (IB_NODESECURITY) features an Encrypt Level dropdown list that contains the following values: • • • All. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can dynamically override the URL using the IBInfo object property WSA_ReplyTo.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Implementing WS-Security for Outbound Integrations (Username and SAML Tokens). This option encrypts the entire message including the message header and body. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Encrypts the message body only. as it is the URL used for all WSDL. All rights reserved. PeopleBooks documents the action to take to implement WS Security on consumed services depending on which of these nodes you are using. When using the Consume Services wizard.IBINFO. Body. 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.WSA_ReplyTo See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. schemas. 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.50 September. Header. (Default) Encrypts the message header only See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Implementing WS-Security.

50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. All rights reserved. You can require that inbound service operations are transmitted using WS-Security options. SSL encryption. “Integrating with Oracle ESB-Based Services” Integration Broker Logging. Using the information in the log file when compared with the expected service operation metadata.” 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. as well as to consume services from Oracle ESB.” Implementing Web Services Security. 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. Tracing and Debugging This section describes logging. Beginning with this release PeopleTools is certified for integrating with Oracle ESB-based services. Copyright © 2009. you can better determine the aspects of the integration that need to be changed or modified to perform the integration. and applications in the Oracle portfolio. You can use PeopleSoft Integration Broker to provide services to Oracle ESB. Logging Enhancements to the Application Server Log The application server log now displays enhanced information for troubleshooting securityrelated issues when the logging level is set to 4 or greater. or a combination of these options. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.50 September. 127 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Implementing WSSecurity on Services Consumed Using the Consume Web Service Wizard Validating Security on Inbound Integrations PeopleSoft Integration Broker validates that inbound service operations from integration partners are transmitted with a level of security as determined by your organization. No node password found on source node. and debugging enhancements related to PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. resources. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. tracing. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.

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

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

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

The Averages and Analysis page for outbound asynchronous transactions You can click any of the links to view more detailed statistics in bar chart format. The following graphic shows a sample of statistics that display for outbound synchronous transactions in the messaging system. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 The pages display information from a transactional view and enable you to successively drill down on specific messaging system components and processes to view more detailed data. the following example shows the statistics that display if you click the link under the Gateway icon: Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. Averages and Analysis page for outbound synchronous transactions. All rights reserved. For example. 131 .

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

Publication Contracts page features a new Alias field that displays the service operation alias name. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Viewing Integration Gateway Logging Data for Service Operations” Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor.properties properties file for standard error and message logging.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. Filtering Asynchronous Service Operation Data Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the standard integration gateway message log will also contain the transactional message logging data. in conjunction with the Service Operation Version field. “Monitoring Synchronous Service Operations. 133 . for example. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Monitoring Asynchronous Service Operations. when transformations are in use. The log files are placed in the same directory specified in the integrationGateway. 2009 Routing Alias Display The Results grid on the Asynchronous Services .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. helps to differentiate when there are two routings on the same node with different aliases. “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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Filtering Synchronous Service Operation Data Filtering Asynchronous Data by Subscription Node On the Asynchronous Services Publication Contract page you can now filter data by subscription node. Check the box to display only those integrations to which you are assigned permission list access.” Understanding Monitoring Synchronous Service Operations. if one is defined. Depending on the log level set. The Alias field. “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.” Understanding Monitoring Asynchronous Service Operations.

50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “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. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009. 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. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. 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. “Using the Schema Tester Utility” Populating Rowset-Based Message Parts in Container Messages The Handler Tester Utility and the new Service Operation Tester Utility feature a Container Message Builder page which enables you to build and populate rowset-based messages within container messages.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. All rights reserved. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file. UTF-16. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The user-interface for building and populating rowset-based messages from within these utilities is identical to that used in the Messages component for creating and modifying rowset-based messages. 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. and non-Unicode.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.

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

All rights reserved. all projects are created for Integration Broker’s services-oriented architecture found in PeopleTools 8.” Understanding the Handler Tester Utility.48 Integration Broker (XML) 8.PeopleTools 8.48 mode.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.48 and later releases. “Using Send Master. “Using the Handler Tester Utility.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.48 integrations.48 EIP Testing (Batch EIP) 8.48 is when PeopleSoft Integration Broker moved to a services-oriented architecture (SOA).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. Starting Send Master in Pre-PeopleTools 8.48 or later. 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. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.48 reference indicated that you were creating a project for an integration running on PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.48 framework.” Starting Send Master. “Using the Handler Tester Utility. (This is the DB Operation Transaction option when populating data. You can use Send Master to create projects for integration created on the pre-PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.48 Integration Broker (MIME) 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleBooks discusses how to set Send Master to test pre-PeopleTools 8.) Otherwise the application handler will fail due to no transaction ID being available to the application engine program. Testing Application Engine Handlers Send Master Utility Project Names The names of the following project types have changed: • • • • 8. . Unless you start Send Master in Pre-PeopleTools 8.” Understanding the Handler Tester Utility.48 Mode 136 Copyright © 2009.50 September.

In addition to using this page to invoke a service operation. 137 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Testing Utilities and Tools. you can also view any response associated with the service operation. 2009 Generate SOAP Template Utility The Generate SOAP Template utility has been modified this release to enable you to invoke a service operation from the utility. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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.

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

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

576 1.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Translated elements include labels. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 140 Copyright © 2009. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.536 1.xls ExcelToCI. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. All rights reserved.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. .0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. “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.048.50 September. You can download this software from the Microsoft website.xls ExcelToCI2007.PeopleTools 8. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros. 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. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.536 1. headers and strings. 385 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.

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

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

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

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

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

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

the system overwrote or ignored any manual modifications you made to the Change Assistant template. For example.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. when you regenerated the change package. for some reason.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. you might decide to modify the template to add a manual step to the apply process.50.” Exporting Templates Retaining Manual Modifications to Change Assistant Templates In some occasions. when exporting Change Assistant templates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. it may be necessary to modify a generated Change Assistant template. “Configuring Change Assistant for Upgrades. you now see the following options: The Generate New Template option enables you to generate a Change Assistant template and ignore any manual changes made to an existing template. On the Create Change Package dialog. all properties and values are exported to the XML file. that manual change did not persist if. 2009 • • • • • DataMoverUser DataMoverBootstrap ManualStop SQLCommand SQRReport See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. only the template and step properties with non-default values were exported. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. you regenerated the change package in Application Designer.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. However. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 147 . That is. you now have the option to merge the new template associated with an updated change package with an existing template. This applies to templates delivered by PeopleSoft as well as those created with your own change packages. In PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. “Applying Updates. with PeopleTools 8.” Configuring the Upgrade Environment Exporting Change Assistant Templates In previous releases. regardless of whether the property value differs from the default value. This enables you to incorporate any manual changes you’ve added to the existing Change Assistant template. when you modified a Change Assistant template. All rights reserved. to ensure consistency with shared and cloned templates.

48 versions of PeopleTools. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.48 versions of PeopleTools. “Working with Change Packages. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. . this manual process has been automated.48.47 and earlier. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. Oracle and/or its affiliates. When performing an upgrade or update. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8. 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. All rights reserved.50. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.PeopleTools 8. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. In PeopleTools 8.48 and beyond.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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50 September. You can express ranges of releases. less than. such as greater than. a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release.50. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools. Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8. . and ‘in’. Typically. using the associated operator field. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009. 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. In PeopleTools 8.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant #NT Step Parameter Modifications The #NT Change Assistant step parameter no longer applies to DB2 zOS. 154 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. It applies only to steps intended to run in DB2 UDB environments. 2009 Release Notes Change Assistant job opened after clicking Review and Apply See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Compare Report Improvements These enhancements have been made to Application Designer’s compare features: • • Command line option to filter report output. Database name appears in report output.50 September.

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

The results of the comparison are stored in the Alter Repository.PeopleTools 8. the database name now appears above the column containing the information for that database. you load selected metadata information from your source database into your target database. all upgrades should use Enterprise PeopleSoft Change Assistant with the delivered templates for your upgrade path. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. this refers to the Old Release. For regular compare reports. Going forward. “Working With Alter Analyzer” Dropped Support for Upgrade Assistant As of PeopleTools 8. the Upgrade Assistant tool will no longer be installed with PeopleTools nor supported. 2009 Release Notes Database Name Appears on Compare Report Output In PeopleTools 8.50 September. to make reading compare reports easier. Then you run another provided Application Engine program to compare the source and target metadata. and for composite compare reports. “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. this refers to the Source and Target columns. New Release. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . and Customization columns. By running a provided Application Engine program.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant Your upgrade documentation 156 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. a set of predefined tables. that you can query and run reports against to gain further insight into your upgrades and alter operations. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. For example. All rights reserved.

50 September. For upgrades and updates.50 PeopleBooks. and upgrading database definitions.50. These chapters have been separated into their own PeopleBook focusing on the life cycle management features of Application Designer. PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide In previous releases.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle provides a new version of PeopleBooks. the PeopleSoft Application Designer PeopleBook contained chapters devoted to working with projects. 157 . All rights reserved. Deprecated Documentation Oracle no longer ships documentation for certain products used primarily in previous PeopleTools releases. use Change Assistant and refer to the Change Assistant PeopleBook for documentation. refer to the PeopleTools 8. comparing projects. For Business Interlink documentation. 2009 PeopleBooks Enhancements With Enterprise PeopleTools 8.46 Business Interlinks PeopleBook posted on My Oracle Support in the following location: The Upgrade Assistant tool is no longer shipped or supported. Oracle and/or its affiliates. so the Upgrade Assistant PeopleBook is not included with the PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.

158 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes Document Change History This section describes the changes made to this document after the initial posting.PeopleTools 8. Date September 18.50 September. 2009 Change to Document Posted original version for Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. .50 General Availability. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Please make a note of these changes if you have downloaded previous versions.