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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 and to plan your information technology (IT) projects and investments. and articulates the expected business benefit. available when the release becomes generally available. Prerelease Notes Prerelease notes provide more functional and technical details than the release value proposition. Please note that the final release may not have every feature that is discussed in this document. PeopleSoft Release Information Publications This section discusses the following publications that provide in-depth technical and functional information that is available at the time of publication: 1. Prerelease notes 3. and a specific feature may become part of a different application or have a product name that is different from those cited in this document. The release value proposition is published before a release. Release value proposition 2. Release notes Release Value Proposition The release value proposition provides functional details.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. Our goal is to ensure that you leverage technology to its fullest to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations. The release notes. 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. This document describes how each enhancement functions within the context of the greater business process. This preface discusses PeopleSoft release information publications. The new features and enhancements that are included in this release are grouped according to functional area. With this information. contains the comprehensive set of descriptions for the features and changes available in the final product. managers will be able to initiate preliminary budget planning and begin putting together a project team to further evaluate specific PeopleSoft products.50. This added level of detail should enable project teams to answer the following questions: • • What delivered functionality will change? What customizations may be affected? .PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8. It is a roadmap that is intended to help you assess the business benefits of PeopleTools 8. Also note that the prerelease notes do not contain a comprehensive description of all the features and changes that will become parts of the upcoming release. identifies major enhancements.

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

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

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

2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.1 IBM z/OS 1. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support. 11.9. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.6. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server.1 IBM Informix 9.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9. . JRE Support. 9. Oracle and/or its affiliates.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6. All rights reserved.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9. 1.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.5 IBM Informix 11. 1. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.1 2 Copyright © 2009.50 September.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.PeopleTools 8.1.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5. Platform Operating System AIX 6. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.

50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.0.1. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.1. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587. 3.1) Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.2.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.2.5. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 . 2. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6. 8 Safari 3.1).50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.x. 3 .1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .5.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 Internet Explorer 7.1 Added Verity 6.4.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information. All rights reserved.4 Browser Firefox 3.Main Page (Doc ID 764222. Always refer to Doc ID 747587.0.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3. 3.

0). Otherwise. Note. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8.50. For example. 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. All rights reserved.6x and still be in a supported environment. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. 4 Copyright © 2009. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8.50. This includes applications servers. . Process Scheduler servers. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. 2009. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system.49 or 8. Data Mover. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. If you run DB2 databases. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. 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. The exact version depends on your operating system.50 September.8.6x with your PeopleTools installation.9 or 9.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. Note. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.PeopleTools 8. and so on. 8.

BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification.50 Integration with BOE XI 3.1 on other certified platforms (Windows.50 September. In the interim.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. or Solaris). AIX. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.50 release date.4x or JRE 1.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Copyright © 2009. PeopleTools 8. you can install BOE XI 3. 2009 JRE 1.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. Linux. All rights reserved. 5 .

. you have the option of installing the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA) outside of PS_HOME. Oracle and/or its affiliates. including: • • • • • • Installation Programs PeopleTools Running on Windows Verity Installation Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. 2009 Release Notes System Administration Enhancements This section discusses enhancements made in the area of server administration.50 September. All rights reserved. 6 Copyright © 2009. the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program prompted you to install PIA within the PS_HOME directory structure.50.PeopleTools 8. In previous releases.sh Oracle Configuration Manager Installation PeopleSoft Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Internet Architecture Installation Location With PeopleTools 8. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • • Installation Changes Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files Search Server PSADMIN Loading Shared Cache Performance Improvements PeopleTools Security SYSAUDIT Additions Oracle Database Enhancements Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements DB2 Enhancements Data Mover PeopleSoft Performance Monitor General System Administration Enhancements Installation Changes This section describes the major changes to the PeopleTools installation process.

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

Verity. All rights reserved. To run vcredist_x86. If. If you encounter these errors. The following environment settings must now be set explicitly using the . Microsoft. These required files must now be installed onto each machine that will run PeopleTools 8. 2. Run vcredist_x86. In PeopleTools 8.exe manually. the executables may not work and you may receive error messages. The installation files for Verity are part of the PeopleSoft PeopleTools files that you download from Oracle E-Delivery.profile file in user's home directory. Detailed information and step-by-step procedures are included in your PeopleTools installation documentation. as part of VC++ 2005. Verity Installation In previous releases.50 is developed using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005. you will not be able to launch PeopleTools client or server executables on that machine and may receive errors. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.sh. Running the separate Verity integration installation is a mandatory step after you have installed the PeopleTools software into PS_HOME. for some reason. was installed automatically when you installed the PeopleTools software. the installation of Verity software has been decoupled from the PeopleTools installation.sh Tuxedo environment settings are no longer included in psconfig.50 Installation for <your platform> Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. 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. 8 Copyright © 2009. the update does not take place during the install program run. if you are running PeopleTools executables from a machine on which the PeopleSoft installer did not run.exe.50 September. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Running on Windows PeopleTools 8.50 Programs. During your PeopleTools installation. the install programs automatically update the machine performing the installation.exe manually: 1.50. you can update the Windows machine’s CRT files by running vcredist_x86. Go to PS_HOME\setup\vcredist. Likewise. . changed the way applications use and ship the required C Run Time (CRT) files.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the software used for PeopleSoft Search.

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

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

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. spawning was enabled by default.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.PeopleTools 8. the same as application servers and Process Scheduler servers in previous releases.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration 14 Copyright © 2009.50 September.50. such as PSAPPSRV. “Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service” Search Server Configuration File Changes For PeopleTools 8.CFG and PSADMIN for search servers: • • Add To Path now appears in the [Domain Settings] section. to meet increasing demand. 2009 Release Notes PSADMIN – Windows service configuration See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Spawning refers to the configuration option to enable a domain to start additional server processes. All rights reserved. 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. . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. A [Search Indexes] section now appears for specifying custom index locations for search servers. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. spawning is now disabled.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. In previous releases. “Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes” PSADMIN In PeopleTools 8.50. Using PSADMIN Menus. these changes appear in the PSSRCH.

PSQRYSRV.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. This applies to any server process. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8.50. developer) has changed. medium. and so on. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In PeopleTools 8. you can now include custom Java options per server process. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time.CFG. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. such as PSAPPSRV. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured. 15 . by default.50 September.CFG and PSPRCS.CFG.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. PSAESRV.CFG configuration files. “Using PSADMIN Menus. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. the configuration file is PSWINSRV. In previous releases.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. The default value is 1024 cursors.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN. Copyright © 2009. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64. large. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. All rights reserved. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8.000.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. However.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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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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Loads all the cacheable objects that are dependent on other cached objects. In previous releases. system administrators ran an Application Engine program named LOADCACHE. The LOADCACHE program. Parallel cache loading refers to a new option intended to reduce the time required to build a shared cache. which runs when you select Parallel LoadCache on the Process Request page after clicking Run on the Load Application Server Cache page.50.50 September. All rights reserved. 19 . adds each applicable cache object to the shared cache. Objects that are dependent on other cached objects are those objects that. when loading the shared cache for application server domains. sequentially. 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. cause instances of other objects to be loaded as well.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. and it runs if you choose Serial LoadCache on the Process Request page after clicking Run on the Load Application Server Cache page. The LOADCACHE program is in place in PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration Copyright © 2009. Parallel cache loading splits the work of the LOADCACHE program into two separate Application Engine programs that run simultaneously within the PSJob PLCACHE. 2009 Serial cache loading refers to the existing process for loading shared cache. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. when loaded into cache.

50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration. However. SAML provides a standard security token—a SAML assertion—that can be used with standard web services security frameworks. PeopleSoft Encryption Technology Changes PeopleSoft Encryption Technology changes include: 20 Copyright © 2009. “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. 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. All rights reserved. Oracle Access Manager integration. PeopleSoft Encryption Technology changes. but security administrators also have the option of encrypting the token. PeopleSoft applications now support the use of the SAML token for WSS. Oracle Access Manager Integration PeopleSoft applications now support Oracle Access Manager (COREid) for Single Sign On. All SAML token messages are digitally signed. LDAP library changes. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Security This section discusses the changes to PeopleTools Security.PeopleTools 8. it is the message on the subscribing database that is configurable. SAML support for Web Services Security. See Also See Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. including: • • • • • User Profile Synchronization. Configurable User Profile Synchronization (CUPS) Configurable user profile synchronization is comparable to the standard type. . CUPS enables you to configure which fields the subscribing database receives. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The published message is the same.

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

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

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

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

the largest LOB that could be stored was 2 MB. system administrators need to make sure the database user ID. So. Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs With Oracle 11gR1 the database user ID is case-sensitive.50 the SQL Server login utilized as an ACCESSID does not require being a member of the SQL Server “sysadmin” server role. such as SYSADM is represented consistently. the LOB size limit for the Oracle database has increased to 50 MB. Microsoft SQL Server 2008.CFG).50. The Oracle implementation of FIRST_ROWS hint works differently than on other RDBMS platforms. Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements This section discusses these Microsoft SQL Server enhancements: • • Access ID. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Increase in Oracle Minimum Number of OPEN_CURSORS The new minimum number of OPEN_CURSORS required for PeopleSoft applications on an Oracle database is 1000.50 September. In previous releases. the use of this hint made the analysis of other reported performance issues difficult. In addition to allowing larger amounts of data in a single database field. All rights reserved. The original intent of adding the hint was to provide a performance benefit. In previous releases.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. Copyright © 2009. Access ID On PeopleTools 8. when running the installation. did not provide any clear performance benefits for the Oracle platform. In addition.50. the OracleDisableFirstRowsHint parameter has been removed from the application server configuration file (PSAPPSRV. wherever it needs to be supplied in the configuration tools and scripts as well as on any signon screen.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. the minimum was 255. 2009 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit Beginning with PeopleTools 8. there is no longer a need to enable or disable the use of this feature. 25 . and the PeopleSoft application usage of the FIRST_ROWS hint feature. In PeopleTools 8. as originally implemented. this new limit allows much larger file attachments to be stored in the database without having to be divided into separate chunks. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Going forward.

Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. creating databases. Implementing auto-resize reduces manual ad hoc and preplanned intervention by administrators to increase table space sizes to keep up with the insertion of transactional data.PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes This restricts the type of activities this login can be used for which enhances overall application security. initial size and appropriate resize increment. 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. modifying server settings. Table spaces that can dynamically increase their size as needed enable you to set a reasonable. 26 Copyright © 2009.50 Installation <for your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. in configurable increments. The auto-resize option creates a table space that automatically increase its size. This reduces the initial footprint of your database and translates into optimized space usage as your transactional database grows. In previous releases the delivered table space create scripts appeared similar to the following. dropping them. defining new server logins. to accommodate system needs with no limit. IBM DB2 Enhancements This section discusses enhancements for IBM DB2. PeopleSoft databases running on the DB2 LUW platform can take advantage of the IBM DB2 Auto-Resize option for table spaces. . and so on. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Microsoft SQL Server” SQL Server 2008 With PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 you will find the installation scripts were updated to reflect the changes above. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. PeopleTools supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008. including: • • • DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes Increased Monitoring Information DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE With PeopleTools 8. On PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50.

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

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. such as the ICQuery service timeout setting. if your domain name is 'PSFT'. by default. Tuxedo Log Directory Character Limit The log directory contains log files the system generates for a domain. . For example. When entering custom log directory locations. Authentication timeout setting. Oracle and/or its affiliates. If you elect to specify a custom log directory.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Performance Monitor. such as Tuxedo logs (TUXLOG) and APPSRV logs.CFG file. 32 Copyright © 2009. The default log directory for a domain is %PS_SERVDIR\logs.” Setting Global System Options General System Administration Enhancements This section covers these general system administration features: • • • • • • • • • Tuxedo Log Directory Character Limit Timeout Settings Jolt Signon Trace Link IDDA Logging WebLogic Session Cookie Name Changes SYSAUDIT additions. The Receive Timeout setting appears in the Web Server Jolt Settings group box on the Security tab for web profiles. 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. “Administering the Performance Monitor. uncomment the Log Directory setting in the domain's PSAPPSRV. and enter the desired location. URL Properties page. then the logs directory would be in PS_CFG_HOME\PSFT\logs. keep the following length restrictions in mind.

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

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

” 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. “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications. “Working with IBM WebSphere.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. GENERICFEED-01.50 PeopleBook: Data Management.” Using Administration Utilities.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions. Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets. QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Using PeopleTools Utilities. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009. “Working with Oracle WebLogic. 35 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. WORKLISTFEED 01-05. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users. you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. All rights reserved. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

If you click the folder name. When you click the “Zoom” icon in a grid or on a long edit box. instead of refreshing the entire menu pagelet. You can choose to use the non-AJAX based menu pagelet for ease of use with screen readers. 2009 Release Notes • • Minimize or collapse the page to the title bar.50 offers floating drop-down menu navigation. revealing more components that you have access to view. the menu cascades to the right. As you mouse over any section of the menu. the entire structure is refreshed. Modal grids and long edit boxes can be moved around over the page for ease of viewing and use. Note. All rights reserved. Advantages of the new floating navigation are: 38 Copyright © 2009.50 September. 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.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Close the page from the title bar close icon. when you click the expand/collapse icons in the new menu pagelet. This is an example of a modal scrollable grid: Menu Navigation There is a new left navigation menu pagelet (Menu 2. . the system redraws only the appropriate hierarchy for the selected link or folder. Floating Drop-Down Navigation PeopleTools 8. Because of AJAX.0). 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.

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

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

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

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

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. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN is the default style sheet for PeopleSoft application releases 9. it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how tab definitions are built and stored in the database. The visible portions of these background images fit together inside the doorway to form a tab-like shape. 43 .50 September. The images can be thought of as the sliding doors that complete one doorway. 2009 Style Sheet Modification There are two new style sheets for Peopletools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. the PeopleSoft applications use the sliding door technique for tabs. has an updated look and feel and matches Oracle corporate application standards. Keep in mind that background images only show in the available doorway of the element to which they are applied (content area + padding). To change the background colors of tabs. Customers upgrading to PeopleTools 8.50 will be unaffected by the SWAN style sheet. The two images are anchored to the outside corners of their respective elements. You can change the background colors of folder tabs and grid tabs.1 and later. To provide a greater number of tabs and simpler user-level configuration. or slide apart and overlap less to fill a wider space. PSSTYLEDEF has been updated to have a more contemporary. Cascading style sheets (CSS) have the advantage of layering background images which enables them to slide over each other. The default style sheet and the SWAN style sheet contain CSS tabs. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Based Tabs Page tabs are now set with cascading style sheets (CSS). Another style sheet.50. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN. Copyright © 2009. sleek look and feel. as it won’t be the default style sheet for the PeopleTools interface. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The doors slide together and overlap more to fill a narrow space. However.

and DHTML features. the free form sub style sheet must define and include all default style classes used by the application. When creating free form style sheets. Free form sub style sheets are supported in PeopleTools 8. style class names must be identical to the PeopleTools default style class names. All rights reserved. . At runtime. 2009 Release Notes Application Designer This section details the modifications in Application Designer definitions.PeopleTools 8. Scrollable grid layout (grid enhancements). AJAX.50 September. Grid and scroll area summary attribute for tables in pages. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Integrated rich text editor. to use free form sub style sheets. Free form sub style sheets cannot have parent style sheets nor can they be used as parent style sheets. 44 Copyright © 2009.50 and higher. 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). If you replace the default style sheet or override the page style sheet with a style sheet that includes only free form text. With a free form sub style sheet. 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. Free form stylesheets. Note. Note these important points regarding the use of free form sub style sheets: • • • Like other sub style sheets. style classes in free form sub style sheets take precedence over PeopleTools-formatted style classes of the same name. you must insert them in a standard style sheet or in a sub style sheet that is part of a standard style sheet. the Fixed Form tab is grayed out because free form sub style sheets do not support inheritance or aggregation. Image definition changes. Radio Button Label Changes You can change or set radio button labels dynamically with PeopleCode. Unexpected results will occur in both Application Designer and PeopleSoft Internet Architecture pages if a default style class is missing. On free form sub style sheets. such as: • • • • • • • • Radio button label changes. Command line password prompt. including new features and enhancements. Active hyperlinks on read-only pages.

the default value for the Summary Text field is the same as the Title of the grid. 2009 If you attempt to import a free form sub style sheet into an earlier release. if the control Title is set to Message Catalog. or scroll area.CP <password> argument. the value of the field is populated during an upgrade. analytic grid. then the Summary text will also be set to Message Catalog with short text chosen as default. This is an example of a free form style sheet: Command Line Password Prompt When using the command line to access the PSIDE. For existing controls. For new grids. 45 . the user is now presented with a dialog box to enter the password.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. the free form sub style sheet imports as an empty standard style sheet. All rights reserved. For existing grid areas. if you do not include the . 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.EXE executable (Application Designer). This property is pertinent for end users running screen readers. The property is accessible on the Use tab for the following supported controls: • • • Edit Box Check Box Radio Button Copyright © 2009. The attribute is accessible by clicking the Summary Properties button located at the bottom right of the Label tab of any grid. default value for the Summary Text field is the same as the Title of the grid. Oracle and/or its affiliates. For new grids. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Java Class.50.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. ValidateAddress method. All rights reserved.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. This method now validates a comma. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The 8. Publish method. 2.50. 5. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8. 4. Therefore.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter. Size property. Save method. and SetOutputOption method. • RowsetCache class.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In PeopleTools 8. • ReportDefn class. 3. The 8. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. 63 . The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. "". SetEmailOption method.50 September. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed.50. This method now takes an optional language parameter. 1. SetItemFolder method. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. rather than a single email address.

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

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

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Unicode UTF-8 with BOM (byte-order mark). Changes to the swap audit report. Analytic grid classes. Optimization PeopleCode classes. 67 . All rights reserved. Using extended Japanese characters.50. Translating application definitions. Updated font support. TimeStampFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class). including: • • • • • • • • • Changes to supported character sets. the following properties have been moved to their proper location in the book: • • SystemIDFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class). 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). Global Technology This section covers changes and updates to PeopleTools Global Technology.50.50 September. Analytic Calculation Engine Metadata classes.S. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Changes to Supported Character Sets In PeopleTools 8.50. keyboard Time zone data. Non-ASCII characters in file names uploaded to FTP servers prior to 8. PeopleSoft hot keys do not function as expected on a non-U. New PeopleSoft language codes. 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. Analytic type classes. Copyright © 2009.

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See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Global Technology, “Selecting and Configuring Character Sets and Language Input and Output,” Understanding Character Sets, Character Sets in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture • • The PSCHARSETS table is now a translated table. With PeopleTools 8.50, when creating an Oracle Unicode database, use the AL32UTF8 database character set. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 Installation for Oracle Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Global Technology, “Selecting and Configuring Character Sets and Language Input and Output,” Selecting Character Sets, Selecting Database Character Sets • Although Oracle’s JA16SJISTILDE database character set has been supported since PeopleTools 8.46, that fact was not specifically noted in the PeopleBooks until PeopleTools 8.50. In Verity 6.2.1, the supported ISO encoding for Turkish documents is ISO-8859-9, superseding ISO-8859-3.

Changes to the Swap Audit Report
The swap audit report, SWPAUDIT.SQR, includes a new audit, SWAP-8. SWAP-8 detects a mismatch between the record type of the base record definition and its related language record definition. Note. The SYSLANG-17 audit was removed from SYSAUDIT and renamed as SWAP-8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Global Technology, “Using Related Language Tables,” Swapping the Base Language, Running the Swap Audit Report

New PeopleSoft Language Codes
The following three-letter PeopleSoft language codes have been added in PeopleTools 8.50: PeopleSoft Language Code BUL CRO ROM SER SLK SLV Description Bulgarian Croatian Romanian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Corresponding ISO Locales bg hr ro sr sk sl Database Character Set Unicode Unicode Unicode Unicode Unicode Unicode

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PeopleSoft Language Code UKE See Also

Description UK English

Corresponding ISO Locales en_GB

Database Character Set Unicode or non-Unicode

Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Global Technology, “Controlling International Preferences,” Applying Browser Language Preferences, Using Browser Language Settings to Determine the Sign-in Language

Non-ASCII Characters in File Names Uploaded to FTP Servers Prior to 8.50
If you previously uploaded files with names containing non-ASCII characters to an FTP server using a PeopleTools version earlier than 8.50, then depending upon your application server character set at the time of upload, these files might be stored on your FTP server with encoded file names. This file name encoding is no longer performed in PeopleTools 8.50. Therefore, you might encounter problems downloading only those files with encoded file names. If this occurs, please contact GSC for assistance.

PeopleSoft Hot Keys Do Not Function As Expected on a nonU.S. Keyboard
Certain PeopleSoft hot keys do not work as expected on alternate, non-U.S. keyboard layouts. For example, ALT+', ALT+\, and ALT+/ do not produce the expected results on the AZERTY keyboard. This occurs because some keys on non-U.S. keyboards produce different key codes than the same key on a U.S. keyboard (also known as a QWERTY keyboard). An appendix has been added to the PeopleBooks to help troubleshoot this issue. See Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Global Technology, “Appendix: PeopleSoft Hot Keys Do Not Function As Expected on a non-U.S. Keyboard.”

Time Zone Data
PeopleTools 8.50 includes several revised time zone definitions and new daylight saving time IDs (DST IDs). Changes include two new DST IDs and seven, revised time zone definitions (for AKST Alaska Time, AST Atlantic Time, CST Central Time, EST Eastern Time, MST Mountain Time, NST Newfoundland Time, and PST Pacific Time) to comply with the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005. In addition, errors in European time zone data were fixed for five time zones (CET Central European Time, EET Eastern European Time, GMT Greenwich Mean Time, MSK Moscow Time, and WET Western European Time). Depending on your status as a new or existing customer, you might be required to manually update your time zone data: • • If you are installing PeopleTools 8.50 as a new release, you have received updated time zone data. You do not have to manually update your time zone definitions. If you are an existing PeopleTools customer upgrading to PeopleTools 8.50 and you already manually updated your time zone definitions to comply with the Energy Policy Act

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of 2005 or to fix errors in European time zone definitions, your updated time zone data will not be changed during upgrade. You do not have to manually update your time zone definitions again. • If you are an existing PeopleTools customer upgrading to PeopleTools 8.50 and you have not updated your time zone definitions to comply with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 or to fix errors in European time zone definitions, your noncompliant time zone data will not be changed during upgrade. You will have to manually update your time zone definitions to for them to be correct. See your PeopleBooks for more information.

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Global Technology, “Setting and Maintaining Time Zones,” Updating Time Zone Definitions to Comply with Legislative and Other Changes

Translating Application Definitions
In PeopleTools 8.50 the following new translation pages have been added for translating application definitions: • Translate Activity Definitions page (select PeopleTools, Translations, Translate System Definitions, Activities). Prior to PeopleTools 8.50, activity definitions were translated in PeopleSoft Application Designer. Translate Connected Query Definitions page (select PeopleTools, Translations, Translate System Definitions, Connected Query Definitions).

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Global Technology, “Translating Application Definitions,” Translating Definitions

Updated Font Support
System font support in PS_HOME\fonts\truetype has been updated in PeopleTools 8.50: • • Albany fonts were updated to version 5.41. Barcode font 128R00.TTF has been added to PeopleTools.

Using Extended Japanese Characters
Note. To use certain extended Japanese characters in incoming or outgoing email messages, use a JRE or JDK of the same release level (for example, 1.6.0_x) with a patch level equal to or greater than the release and patch level provided with your PeopleTools installation. In addition, JVM options must be set to enable these extended characters. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Global Technology, “Selecting and Configuring Character Sets and Language Input and Output,” Selecting Character Sets, Selecting Email Character Sets

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

If a role is removed from a user profile. you can select a From and To date for viewing. the filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added. Users can define the default process (report) output retention days at the following definition levels: • • • Process Type Definition Process Definition Job Definition 72 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages. 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. Using Process Monitor.” Viewing Reports Report Distribution By Role When a new user is added to the system or a new role is added to an existing user. the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role. 2009 Release Notes Increase Process Instance and Report IDs The Content ID fields (CONTENTID field) have increased to 12 integer positions (999999999999).50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. Using the Date Range filter. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. “Using Report Manager. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role.

Report Manger tables and report entries.DMS PSRFCLR. All rights reserved. Script PSCSCLR. Note: This script only deletes the report entries on the database where it is run. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Purges all report entries registered for a report folder.DMS RPTCLR. 73 . 2009 • Schedule JobSet Definition Users can overwrite the process output retention days at schedule time.” Renaming a Database in Process Request Data Tables Copyright © 2009.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. These processes will be listed in the SYSAUDIT in section (PRCSSCHED-18) Queued processes in PSPRCSPARMS and PSPRCSRQST which contain DBNAME different than current database name. Purges all entries in the Report Manager tables. you will need to run the script on each database to clean up all report folder entries. That is. If you have multiple databases that populate the report folder.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. if there are processes Queued. when they schedule a process request using PeopleCode ProcessRequest Class or a Component Interface. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.DMS Description Purges all entries in the Process Request tables. Theses scripts should only be run if you want to delete all of the data in the associated tables. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance. they will cause data corruption.” Understanding the Purge Process Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Data Mover Scripts are available to delete the entries in Process Request tables. The scripts are located in $PS_HOME/scripts. or On Hold. “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. Update PSPRCSRQST table with the new database name.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. After copying your database or renaming a database.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. Pending.

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

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

XML Publisher This section discusses new features and changes for XML Publisher. 2009 Release Notes Edit Preferences page See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using Reporting Console” Process Scheduler Web Service A new web service PROCESSREQUEST has been created that takes advantage of PeopleSoft Integration Broker and service-oriented architecture. including: • Descriptive Names 76 Copyright © 2009.50 September. A new PeopleBook “Reporting Web Services” has been created which documents all the Process Scheduler service operations.PeopleTools 8. This web service provides third-party applications the ability to schedule PeopleSoft processes and jobs through the Process Scheduler. All rights reserved. .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. as well as retrieve process statuses and reports. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

“ Associating Templates Iterative Template Design When defining the template in the report definition. This can be used to replace your XMLDoc data source with XML file. “Defining Report Definitions Creating Report Definitions.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 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.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. Query Access Service Query Access Service (QAS) has been enhanced to take advantage of PeopleSoft Integration Broker and service-oriented architecture. A new PeopleBook Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PDF Full Path Mapping Full path mapping has been added as an option when defining the template for a report. “Defining Report Definitions Creating Report Definitions. You can download and upload (override) the same effective dated template file. 79 . Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates.“ 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.50 PeopleBook: Reporting Web Services has been created which documents all the QAS service operations. A new XMLDoc to XML API has been created. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Full path mapping should only be used if your XML data has repeating fields at different levels.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. 2009 Performance Enhancements XML generation for query data source is now in C++ which provides better performance and less memory usage. QAS_QRY_SERVICE is published as a web service providing third-party applications the ability to create and execute PeopleSoft queries. it is only supported through the PeopleSoft integration to Desktop Publisher. Full path mapping is not supported on BI Publisher Server. Support for Email Email has been added as an output option for XML Publisher reports.50 September.

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

50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. Note. you need to upgrade.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. Local directory of crw32. All rights reserved.exe. HKEY_CURRENT_USER. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12.exe The local directory of crw32.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Working with Multiple Languages. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.0\Crystal Reports\Database\.1 is supported. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment. “Using Crystal Reports 2008.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 81 . Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues. Crystal Reports concepts. For example. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.1 upgrade.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Crystal Reports execution environments.0\win32_x86.50 September.

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

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

you must correct the report before you can run it successfully.rpt format and you cannot open them using any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9. However. All rights reserved.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. When you run an earlier format Crystal Report in the Crystal Reports 2008 application or through the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. a PeopleTools-only upgrade Depending on the Crystal Report execution environment that you use with PeopleTools 8. Note. you will be warned that the report is in a later format and certain features may not be supported. you should always create the reports in the Crystal Reports 2008 format. your pre-PeopleTools 8. You can use earlier format report templates to generate reports. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. you have different considerations. Converting Existing Crystal Reports to Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 format 84 Copyright © 2009. . to ensure compatibility.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. If you are upgrading from a previous version of PeopleTools. For example. the Crystal Reports application runs the Verify Database function. In addition. a PeopleTools-only upgrade.50 and your current Crystal Report execution environment.exe. which picks up any errors—such as missing fields—in the report.1 that use Crystal 9. Applications 9. however. Scenario F: You use PeopleTools 8. if you save the report definition from the Crystal Report 2008 designer. 2009 Release Notes Applications 9.1 that use Crystal Reports 9. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 Installation <for your database platform>: “Installing and Configuring Software for Crystal Reports.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.” Understanding Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues PeopleTools 8. If errors are detected. For example. For example.50 September.” Converting Crystal Reports.PeopleTools 8. • When you run reports using the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. they are created in the Crystal Reports 2008 . 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. 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. For example. if you open a Crystal Reports 2008 report in Crystal Reports 9. a PeopleTools-only upgrade.50 Crystal reports will need to be converted to the Crystal Reports 2008 format using the PeopleTools RPT Conversion utility pscvtrpt.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.” Crystal Reports Execution Environments Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues When you upgrade to Crystal Reports 2008. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. including Essbase. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. 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. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11.1. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1.1. which is used to build Essbase cubes. Add and maintain Essbase outlines. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support.1.1 Upgrade. Run the cube creation batch process.1.1. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1.1.1.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Delete and rename Essbase objects.1 API. Aggregate Storage.1. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. you need to upgrade.50 September.1 is supported. All rights reserved. 85 . 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. Essbase Cube Buider. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. Copyright © 2009.50. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface.1. Note.

and to set the maximum number of rows to retrieve for static queries: Dimensions Dimensions are equivalent to fields in a relational database. Dimensions are subdivided into categories called members.PeopleTools 8.50 September. Members can be added manually to dimensions. In data analysis terms. Use the following pages to create Essbase dimensions: 86 Copyright © 2009. and members are populated by the results of a PeopleSoft Query or populated from a PeopleSoft Tree structure. All rights reserved. dimensions can be thought of as criteria that are used to pinpoint a particular piece of data. 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. . Oracle and/or its affiliates.

The columns displayed are from the select statement of the query. Select an existing column of a highlighted query. Select an existing node of a highlighted tree. 87 . Select an existing query that is defined in the system. Enter formula information for a dimension member.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 Page Dimension Member Formula Find Tree Select Top Node Find Query Select a Column Generation Names Usage Create or update Essbase dimensions. Enter the generation names for Essbase dimension. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Copyright © 2009.50 September. This is an example of the Dimension page: Outlines Creating an outline is grouping dimensions together to define the structure of the cube. and then defining the data queries that will be used to populate the cube. Search for and select an existing tree that is defined in the system.

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

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

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

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

. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected. (Cognos 8. using the Detail Value List page.50. Note. 92 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager.3.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.x and 9. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7.50 September.” Building Cube Instances.x are not supported. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Building Cubes. including future EFFDT data. 2009 Release Notes Note.

CPLEX 11." Working with Detail Values. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Using this page. Drilling down PS/nVision reports using web services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in).0 Upgrade With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. iLog CPLEX is the mathematical engine that is used by the PeopleTools Optimization Framework. Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition enables you to have multiple trees in the layout with different effective dates.0 will be included. “Using PeopleSoft Tree Manager. Supporting not-in criteria. 93 . Note.50 September. All rights reserved. Ability to define the types of report requests. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This is an example of the PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog: Copyright © 2009. 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. PS/nVision This section covers changes that are made to the PeopleTools PS/nVision technology. Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria This section covers enhancements of the effective-date. existing functionality that we use works as with CPLEX 10 versions. • Perform comparative reporting based on different effective dates. iLog CPLEX 11. No new functionality in CPLEX 11.0 is supported. Default configuration under %PSHOME%. including: • • • • • • Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition. Viewing Detail Values Optimization Framework This section covers enhancements that are made to the PeopleSoft Optimization Framework. Restoring query prompts to web version of nVision.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Tree Manager. you are able to: • Associate effective-date for trees at the time of criteria definition.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

” Generating XML Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages Adding Message Schemas for Nonrowset-Based Messages In previous releases the Add Schema button on the Messages – Schema page was disabled if a schema had already been added to a nonrowset-based message and the message was referenced in a runtime table. “Managing Messages.PeopleTools 8. if there are a total of seven data chunks in the message.” Managing Nonrowset-Based Messages 110 Copyright © 2009. 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. For example. “Sending and Receiving Messages. and for building schemas for nonrowset-based messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages to/from Third-Party Systems Message Schemas This section describes enhancements for working with and managing XML message schemas in PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Indicates the number of the data chunk or message segment that you are sending. You are now able to add message schemas for nonrowset-based messages referenced in runtime tables. Generating Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker now automatically generates message schema for rowsetbased messages at save time. As a result. The Schema tab is still available for viewing message schema. for building schemas for rowset-based messages that may have been imported or upgraded without schema. the DataChunk value for the current message is 3.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . The Add Schema button is enabled regardless if the message is referenced in a runtime table. All rights reserved. and the current segment is the third chunk. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 September.” Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Managing Messages. you do not need to navigate to the Schema tab and build the message schema.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved.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. and to the integration partner.50 September. as denoted by the display of the Integration Not Active link at the top of the right side of the page. through the integration gateway. 119 . 2009 The following example shows a routing definition in graphical format for a synchronous service operation: The routing definition for QE_PO_SYNC in graphical format Again. Oracle and/or its affiliates. This routing definition contains integration metadata that is not active. Click the link to view items that are not active for the integration. Copyright © 2009. the arrows show the flow of the service operation from PeopleSoft Integration Broker.

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 120 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. and displays the following message: Message indicating that the service operation has been activated for the routing definition. This functionality is used in conjunction with the feeds enhancement. if you click the Activate Operation Version link in the previous example. As an example.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Routing Definitions.” Creating Routing Definitions. “Managing Routing Definitions. the system locates the inactive service operation associated with the routing definition. The system activates the associated metadata and displays a message when the issue is resolved. activates it. 2009 Release Notes Click a link in the Actions column to resolve an issue. The system returns the errors within the default message CDATA tag. “Managing Routing Definitions. . Adding Routing Definitions Sending Compressed Responses to Consumers The Routing Definitions page now features an Accept Compression check box that displays only for inbound synchronous service operations.PeopleTools 8.” 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.” Creating Routing Definitions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. You can click the OK button to return to other items to activate. Note that you must compress the response before sending.50 September. using PeopleCode or by setting the Min Message Size Compression parameter in PSADMIN. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Check the box to return to the consumer any schema parser errors that occur during processing. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. Check the box for the system to send the response to the consumer compressed. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

the default user ID for the source node on the target system is the user ID used for integration authentication.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. When the PeopleSoft authentication token is excluded in the service operation. SAML Token Support PeopleSoft Integration Broker now supports implementing inbound and outbound WSSecurity using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) tokens. Copyright © 2009. Instead you can simply define the source system user ID(s) on the target system. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 125 . for some integrations there can be many users or validating users may not be warranted. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Managing User Authentication. Understanding User Authentication WS-Security This section describes enhancements to PeopleSoft’s implementation of WS-Security as it pertains to PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. 2009 Integration Broker Security This section describes enhancements for securing integrations and integration systems.” Implementing WS-Security Encryption Levels for Outbound Integrations The Nodes . and Single Signon When using Integration Broker for integrations with other PeopleSoft systems. Trusted Nodes.” Implementing User Authentication. In such cases you can now exclude the PeopleSoft authentication token from inclusion in outbound requests to PeopleSoft target nodes. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. All rights reserved. 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. 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. However.WS Security page (IB_NODESECURITY enables you to select from three levels of encryption when you are encrypting an outbound service operation. Excluding PeopleSoft Authentication Tokens in Outbound Requests to PeopleSoft Nodes User Authentication.

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

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

Failover on the primary system has to occur for a dynamic slave to automatically go into effect. Handling Common Issues Tuning Messaging System Performance This section describes enhancements for tuning and optimizing messaging system performance. the system would failover to the next prioritized domain. if a failover domain became inactive. If Domain B later failed.” Debugging Integrations. . If Domain B later fails. “Managing Error Handling. “Setting Up Domain Failover. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. In previous releases. the system generates and email notification and the dynamic slave becomes inactive. No permissions set for the service operation on the source node. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Tracing and Debugging. if the dynamic slave fails.PeopleTools 8. the system would failover to Domain B. All rights reserved. the system will failover to Domain C. Logging. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 128 Copyright © 2009. the next domain prioritized becomes the active domain. the system attempts to failover back to Domain A. 2009 Release Notes • • • No node password found on target node. Domain Failover General Domain Failover Beginning with this release of PeopleTools if a failover domain becomes inactive the system attempts failover to the highest priority domain.50 September. Given the previous example. if Domain A failed.” Understanding Domain Failover. the system would failover to Domain C. If it is unable to do so. Mismatched node password on source and target nodes.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. If it is unable to do so. the system will failover to Domain B. As an example. consider an integration system with the domains and failover priorities shown in the following table: Domain Domain A Domain B Domain C 1 2 3 Failover Priority In this integration system if Domain A fails. The system does not failover to find another dynamic slave. Failover Priority –General Failover Dynamic Slave Failover In dynamic slave failover.

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009. “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 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. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This field appears in the following utilities: • • • Handler Tester Utility Service Operation Tester Utility Schema Tester Utility When uploading an XML file for use with one of these utilities.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. Oracle and/or its affiliates. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. All rights reserved. General Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities Enhancements Specifying File Encoding Options for Uploaded XML Files A File Encoding field has been added to several PeopleSoft Integration Broker utilities. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. UTF-16. 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.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Schema Tester Utility” Populating Rowset-Based Message Parts in Container Messages The Handler Tester Utility and the new Service Operation Tester Utility feature a Container Message Builder page which enables you to build and populate rowset-based messages within container messages. and non-Unicode. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file. .50 September.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8.48 framework.50 September. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using Send Master.48 Integration Broker (XML) 8.” Understanding the Handler Tester Utility. PeopleBooks discusses how to set Send Master to test pre-PeopleTools 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility.48 Mode 136 Copyright © 2009.48 Integration Broker (MIME) 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility.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.48 EIP Testing (Batch EIP) 8.48 and later releases.) Otherwise the application handler will fail due to no transaction ID being available to the application engine program.48 reference indicated that you were creating a project for an integration running on PeopleTools 8. Unless you start Send Master in Pre-PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.” Understanding the Handler Tester Utility. Oracle and/or its affiliates.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.48 is when PeopleSoft Integration Broker moved to a services-oriented architecture (SOA). Testing Application Engine Handlers Send Master Utility Project Names The names of the following project types have changed: • • • • 8. all projects are created for Integration Broker’s services-oriented architecture found in PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Starting Send Master in Pre-PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. .48 mode. You can use Send Master to create projects for integration created on the pre-PeopleTools 8. (This is the DB Operation Transaction option when populating data.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.48 integrations. PeopleTools 8.

you can also view any response associated with the service operation. 137 . 2009 Generate SOAP Template Utility The Generate SOAP Template utility has been modified this release to enable you to invoke a service operation from the utility.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Testing Utilities and Tools. In addition to using this page to invoke a service operation. After you generate a SOAP message you can test the service operation by invoking it using the SOAP Tester page (IB_SOAPTESTER).Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Using the Generate SOAP Template Utility” Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved.

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

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

024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65.xls ExcelToCI2007. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. .024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16.PeopleTools 8. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6.50 September. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. Translated elements include labels. 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.536 1.xlsm PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel Location Note that users for Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 use the same template.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. 140 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates.048. headers and strings.536 1.576 1.xls ExcelToCI. 385 1. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Template Names The version of Microsoft Excel that you are using in conjunction with the Excel to CI utility determines the Excel to CI template that you must use. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

142 Copyright © 2009.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. . Oracle and/or its affiliates.” The wrap-up mode allows the agent to enter comments related to the chat. Web Chat Enhancement A new state has been introduced called “WRAP_UP.” Viewing Log Files MultiChannel Framework This section describes the new features and changes for MultiChannel Framework. Sample Pages The 3rd party configuration sample page has been enhanced to provide the ability to supply reason codes in a prompt window for “Reject” operation for email. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. at which time the agent will be in a busy state and not available to accept new tasks. “Diagnosing and Resolving Errors. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. chat and generic tasks. It enables you to configure the presence of the CTI mini console in the popup window. This wrap-up mode enhancement applies to the “Third-Party Configuration” on MultiChannel Framework. Debug Tracer Enhancement Debug Tracer performance has been improved to use significantly less resources on the client machine. 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. SSL Support for Email SSL support for IMAP was added to the MCF Email Channel.

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

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

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

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

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

two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects.48 versions of PeopleTools. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. In PeopleTools 8.50 September. All rights reserved. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. 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. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. this manual process has been automated. “Working with Change Packages.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. . MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations.48 and beyond. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8.50.47 and earlier.48 versions of PeopleTools. When performing an upgrade or update.48.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

154 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant #NT Step Parameter Modifications The #NT Change Assistant step parameter no longer applies to DB2 zOS.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. . Database name appears in report output.50 September. All rights reserved. 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. It applies only to steps intended to run in DB2 UDB environments. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

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

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

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