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

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

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

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

............... 98 Download Query Results to XML File................................................................................................................................. 85 Cube Manager................................................ 96 Restoring Query Prompts to Web Version of nVision ..........................................PeopleTools 8............ 93 iLog CPLEX 11..............................................................................................................................................................................92 Optimization Framework ....................... 93 Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria.............................................................................................................................101 Deprecated Integration Technologies and Utilities.. 91 Tree Manager ................................................................................................................ All rights reserved............................. 85 Essbase Cube Builder ......................................................... ............................................................................................... 93 PS/nVision ......................112 6 Copyright © 2009......0 Upgrade ......................................................... 95 Ability to Define the Types of Report Requests............................... 98 Temp Files of the Query-to-Excel.................................................................................................................50 September................................102 Integration Gateways..104 Messages...... 97 Ability to Add an In-Tree Criteria Prompt........100 Integration Broker................................................................................... 97 Drilling URL in PSQUERY ............................. 85 Oracle Smart View for Office 11.................................................... Oracle and/or its affiliates.....................................................................................100 Integration Broker PeopleBooks............................................. 96 Drilling Down PS/nVision Reports Using Web Services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in) .........................................................................................105 Message Schemas ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 96 Default Configuration under %PSHOME%........................ 99 Integration Tools Enhancements ......... 98 Schedule Query with In Tree Prompt .................................... 84 Cube Builder................................... 2009 Release Notes Crystal Reports Execution Environments ............................... 96 Query........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 99 Security Join Optimizer....................................................................102 Target Connectors and Listening Connectors ...........................................................104 New Managed Objects: WSDL and Message Schema................................................ 83 Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues.............................1.1......110 Services and Service Operations ....................................1 Upgrade ................................................................................................................................. 97 Ability to Email Application Engine Results ............................................................................. 93 Supporting Not-in Criteria ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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

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

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. The release value proposition is published before a release. Release notes Release Value Proposition The release value proposition provides functional details. 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 added level of detail should enable project teams to answer the following questions: • • What delivered functionality will change? What customizations may be affected? . identifies major enhancements. The new features and enhancements that are included in this release are grouped according to functional area.PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8. managers will be able to initiate preliminary budget planning and begin putting together a project team to further evaluate specific PeopleSoft products. Our goal is to ensure that you leverage technology to its fullest to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations. With this information. The release notes. This preface discusses PeopleSoft release information publications. Release value proposition 2. This document describes how each enhancement functions within the context of the greater business process. PeopleSoft Release Information Publications This section discusses the following publications that provide in-depth technical and functional information that is available at the time of publication: 1.50 and to plan your information technology (IT) projects and investments. Prerelease Notes Prerelease notes provide more functional and technical details than the release value proposition. Prerelease notes 3. Please note that the final release may not have every feature that is discussed in this document. and articulates the expected business benefit. It is a roadmap that is intended to help you assess the business benefits of PeopleTools 8. available when the release becomes generally available.50. contains the comprehensive set of descriptions for the features and changes available in the final product.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. 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.

All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8.50 September. The release notes discuss the features and enhancements that are available with the GA release of each product. Release Notes Release notes are published when the product is made generally available and validate the final scope of the release. 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. Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release.1) 2 Copyright © 2009. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . 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. Prerelease notes are published before a release. you can find additional information on Oracle Technology Network and My Oracle Support. describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans.

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

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

1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9. 9. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes. . Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.1 IBM z/OS 1. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.5 IBM Informix 11. 1.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.1. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 11. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.9.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9. All rights reserved.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.50 September. Platform Operating System AIX 6.PeopleTools 8.1 2 Copyright © 2009. JRE Support.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.1 IBM Informix 9. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.6. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6. 1.

50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670. 3.1 Internet Explorer 7.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.Main Page (Doc ID 764222. 8 Safari 3.1) Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved.1 Added Verity 6.0.1.4.2. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.x.2.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.1). 3 . The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.1. 3. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.5. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .4 Browser Firefox 3.0.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.5.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3. Always refer to Doc ID 747587. 2.

Otherwise. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system.6x with your PeopleTools installation. Data Mover. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. . 2009.PeopleTools 8. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system.50 September. All rights reserved. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50.49 or 8. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used.8. 8. Note.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. 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. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. 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 5.9 or 9. 4 Copyright © 2009. Note. This includes applications servers.6x and still be in a supported environment. The exact version depends on your operating system. For example. and so on.50. Process Scheduler servers. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option.0). The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. If you run DB2 databases.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1.

BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8.50 release date.4x or JRE 1.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50 Integration with BOE XI 3. 5 .1 on other certified platforms (Windows. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 JRE 1.50 September. Linux. AIX.50.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. or Solaris). In the interim. you can install BOE XI 3.

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

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

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. To address this challenge. 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. 10 Copyright © 2009.50. the system installs all of the necessary files for that server to the specified PS_HOME directory. PSADMIN creates the domain and its associated configuration files in a separate location. in PeopleTools 8.50 will delete settings stored in the registry by previous versions of PeopleTools.50 you can implement improved security and streamline administration of your servers by taking advantage of the new PS_HOME directory structure that. and scripts. log files. In previous releases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . as well as the dynamic and modifiable files. or the PeopleSoft ‘Configuration’ Home.50 Installation for your platform Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files With PeopleTools 8. This directory can be referred to as the PeopleSoft “Binary” Home. while an administrator may have wanted to restrict write access to PS_HOME.50 September. such as configuration files. stores binary files and configuration files in different locations.PeopleTools 8.EXE and . a Process Scheduler server. PeopleSoft Search Server. Then. While this is transparent for most situations. referred to as PS_CFG_HOME. by default. For example.50 the default implementation of an application server. splits the binary files from the configuration files. Oracle and/or its affiliates. just as in previous releases. “Using PeopleSoft Configuration Manager” ODBC Installation In previous releases. many of the processes running within a domain required write access to PS_HOME for generating log and trace files. or a search server. The Configuration Manager for PeopleTools 8. the PS_HOME directory on these servers contained both the static binary files. PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Server. The PS_HOME directory refers to the high-level directory into which you install the PeopleSoft software. This option has been removed for PeopleTools 8. such as . When you install the PeopleSoft software to your server. when you create a domain. Because of this varied collection of file types sharing the same location.50. administrators had difficulty limiting write access to the PS_HOME directory structure.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50. on the Client Setup tab there is an option to Install PeopleSoft ODBC Driver. 2009 Release Notes Registry Structure Changes The structure of the registry for PeopleSoft settings has changed beginning with PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. The new feature discussed in this section refers only to the PS_HOME directory structure on the following PeopleSoft Servers: • • • PeopleSoft Application Server.DLL files.

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

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

configuration. With PeopleTools 8. In this scenario. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Domain Gateway TUXEDO command line option. similar to the tmadmin command line.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. In previous releases. This is the equivalent option that appears on the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu for the application server. The feature enables system administrators to take full advantage of PeopleSoft search capabilities even when native support for search features are not available for the operating system on which their application server domains are installed. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” HP Itanium Support HP Itanium is now supported as a Type-1 search server. the Type-3 search configurations (both the ‘client’ and ‘server’ elements) are supported on all the same operating systems that are also supported for running the application server.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. “Setting up Failover Search Domains” Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations In previous releases. and usage. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Provides dmadmin Tuxedo command line options specific to the domain gateway.50. just as application server and Process Scheduler server domains in previous releases. 13 . Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes.50 September. bringing efficiency to administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. There is also the added benefit of a centralized solution for search facilities. Copyright © 2009. only select operating systems could host the PSSRCHSRV process in the Type-3. “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. Itanium search server support was limited to specific configuration types. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the application server domain acts as a ‘client’ submitting requests to the ‘server’ (the remote search domain). PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu The PSADMIN menu PeopleSoft Search Domain Administration now contains these menu options: • • Edit configuration/log files menu option. The Type-3 configuration. All rights reserved. involves the use of a remote search server domain handling the search requests from application server domains.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3). Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. search server configuration.

spawning is now disabled. the same as application servers and Process Scheduler servers in previous releases.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50.CFG and PSADMIN for search servers: • • Add To Path now appears in the [Domain Settings] section.50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. spawning was enabled by default. “Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service” Search Server Configuration File Changes For PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration 14 Copyright © 2009. A [Search Indexes] section now appears for specifying custom index locations for search servers. . 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.PeopleTools 8. such as PSAPPSRV. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. these changes appear in the PSSRCH.50 September. Using PSADMIN Menus. In previous releases. to meet increasing demand. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes PSADMIN – Windows service configuration See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes” PSADMIN In PeopleTools 8. Spawning refers to the configuration option to enable a domain to start additional server processes.

15 . such as PSAPPSRV. PSAESRV. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. “Using PSADMIN Menus. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Copyright © 2009.CFG. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV.000. large. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. However. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8. by default.CFG. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64. you can now include custom Java options per server process.CFG and PSPRCS. 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.50.50 September. This applies to any server process. In previous releases. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The default value is 1024 cursors. In PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. the configuration file is PSWINSRV.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. In previous releases. developer) has changed.50. medium. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. and so on. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.CFG configuration files. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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Release Notes

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PeopleSoft databases running on the DB2 LUW platform can take advantage of the IBM DB2 Auto-Resize option for table spaces. In previous releases the delivered table space create scripts appeared similar to the following.50. modifying server settings. 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. It is important to take into consideration that utilizing these roles for the PeopleSoft ACCESSID login will restrict the ability to run administrative tasks not required for PeopleSoft applications like creating backups and restoring them. PeopleTools supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008. IBM DB2 Enhancements This section discusses enhancements for IBM DB2. 26 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Table spaces that can dynamically increase their size as needed enable you to set a reasonable. defining new server logins. in configurable increments.50 you will find the installation scripts were updated to reflect the changes above. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Microsoft SQL Server” SQL Server 2008 With PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. and so on. 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. to accommodate system needs with no limit. dropping them.50. 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. . On PeopleTools 8. including: • • • DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes Increased Monitoring Information DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE With PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50 Installation <for your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. 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.

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

you need to make sure to complete the steps described in your PeopleSoft upgrade instructions. Using DB2 for z/OS Trigger Information Increased Monitoring Information DB2 system administrators can gather increased information associated with specific DB2 connections. Employing Database Level Auditing.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Data Management.50 September. Used for “local” connections. which are processes running under UNIX System Services. if you have used the database level auditing feature and you are upgrading from a previous release of PeopleTools. and the application server domain associated with a specific connection. such as PIA transactions and Process Scheduler servers (running on Windows or UNIX).50. . All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. PeopleTools captures ‘Module’ information and stores it in the DB2 ACCOUNTING field as follows: Module PIA Integration Broker Application Engine component name service operation name ‘PSAE’ Value Captured See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Process Scheduler servers (running on OS/390). RRS DSNRLI SET_CLIENT_ID function If you are new to PeopleTools with the 8. which are process using DB2 Connect. In PeopleTools 8. However.50 release. 2009 Release Notes Source Sqlseti (Set Client Information) When Used Used for “distributed” connections. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 LUW” Data Mover This section covers Data Mover enhancements. the workstation. PeopleTools previously provided information for tracing the user. such as Application Engine.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Report Distribution Server. Using the features of the DB2 Connect’s sqleseti API (set client information) function. including: 28 Copyright © 2009. and so on. or you have never used the database level auditing feature (on DB2 for z/OS) you do not need to perform any additional steps to implement this feature other than those described in PeopleBooks.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 z/OS” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

If you intend to implement a secure (or read-only) PS_HOME. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • IMPORT Command Modifications Data Mover Environment Variable Modifications IMPORT Command Modifications The Data Mover IMPORT command has been modified to allow the following usage: IMPORT * AS record_name This is allowed in cases where the imported data file consists only of a single record. $DM_HOME.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. has been added.50 September. PS_DM_DATA_IN=$PS_HOME/data Specifies the Data Mover output directory. Specifies the Data Mover input directory. All rights reserved. Variable PS_DM_DATA PS_DM_DATA_IN PS_DM_DATA_OUT PS_DM _LOG Description This variable no longer exists in PeopleTools 8. some of the default Data Mover environment settings have changed. 29 . $DM_HOME applies only to the UNIX environment. It has been replaced by PS_DM_DATA_IN. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. “Using the PeopleSoft Data Mover Command-Line Interface” Data Mover Environment Variables on UNIX For the PSDMTX command line interface. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Appendix: Using the PSADMIN Utility Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The default is $DM_HOME/log.” IMPORT Data Mover Environment Variable Modifications Because of the decoupling of the executables and configuration files on the application server and Process Scheduler server and the introduction of the secure PS_HOME option.50. PS_DM_DATA_OUT=$DM_HOME/data Specifies the location of PeopleSoft Data Mover log files. The default setting is $HOME/PS_DM. Note. a new environment variable. the use of * with AS was not recommended or supported. “Using PeopleSoft Data Mover Commands. then some of the environment variables from previous releases (such as output locations) need to point to writeable locations. It defines the writeable location for Data Mover the output. as in $HOME/PS_DM/log. log file and trace file path.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. In previous releases.

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

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

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

The above IPV6 compatibility applies to Jolt only. For PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.properties file: joltPooling=true See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.” Configuring Jolt Session Pooling Signon Trace Link The wording of the signon trace link has changed. Jolt session pooling was set per servlet in the web. [ ]. If you enable the signon trace link to appear on the signon page using the Show Trace Link at Signon web profile property. 33 . In previous releases. click here. you set Jolt session pooling at the site level in the configuration. Jolt Session Pooling In previous releases.50.properties file. In PeopleTools 8. { }. the link now appears as: Set Trace Flags In previous releases it read: To set trace flags. the failover servers appear within curly brackets.” Working with Jolt Configuration Options.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.49 8. PeopleTools Release 8. All rights reserved. specified in the psserver property in the configuration.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. to be compatible with both IPV4 and IPV6 specifications. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.properties file. “Appendix: PeopleSoft Timeout Settings. failover servers appeared within angled brackets.50 Jolt Failover String psserver=<host>:<port>#wt[failover servers] psserver=<host>:<port>#wt{failover servers} Note.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.” Web Server Timeouts Jolt This section describes changes made to Oracle Jolt.50 September. A new property has been added to the configuration.xml file. including: • • Jolt Failover String Jolt Session Pooling Jolt Failover String The syntax of the Jolt failover string.50. has changed slightly in PeopleTools 8.50.

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

you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option.50 September. URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions. “Working with IBM WebSphere. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. 2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages. 35 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10. Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name.” Using Administration Utilities. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using PeopleTools Utilities.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions. “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications. All rights reserved.” 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. “Working with Oracle WebLogic. WORKLISTFEED 01-05.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8. GENERICFEED-01.

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

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

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

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

50 September. You are no longer taken to the search page. you can navigate directly to this profile within the Favorites menu and quickly create a new employee.PeopleTools 8. When new employees are hired. as a Security Administrator you can create a generic Employee user profile on the Copy User Profile page and save it as a favorite. Favorites Menu Enhancements The Favorites menu has been enhanced to include a Most Recently Used (MRU) list. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The last five (5) most recently accessed pages appear at the top of the Favorites list. You must run the Build Registry Search Index process to populate the search. For example. The Favorites menu also includes the primary key as part of any Favorite that you save. . All rights reserved. 40 Copyright © 2009. 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. Type ahead is configurable through User Personalizations. this page appears showing the primary key: Type Ahead Prompt Fields now include a type ahead text. 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 41 . As you type. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the system searches in the background and matches entries in the record to the text you enter. Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. and appears on search pages and in prompt dialog boxes.

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

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

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

This eliminates the requirement of entering the password argument as clear text in the command line. then the Summary text will also be set to Message Catalog with short text chosen as default. 2009 If you attempt to import a free form sub style sheet into an earlier release. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Summary Attribute for Tables in Pages Grids now include a Summary attribute which enables the developer to provide a brief description of the functionality and content of the grid or scroll area. the free form sub style sheet imports as an empty standard style sheet. For new grids.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. if the control Title is set to Message Catalog. For new grids. For existing grid areas. analytic grid. the default value for the Summary Text field is the same as the Title of the grid. This property is pertinent for end users running screen readers. default value for the Summary Text field is the same as the Title of the grid. if you do not include the . For existing controls. the value of the field is populated during an upgrade.CP <password> argument.50 September. or scroll area. the user is now presented with a dialog box to enter the password.EXE executable (Application Designer). 45 . This is an example of a free form style sheet: Command Line Password Prompt When using the command line to access the PSIDE. Active Hyperlinks on Display Only Pages This enhancement adds the “Enable When Page is Display Only” property to certain controls so that the application developer can enable hyperlinks to be active even on display only pages. The 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Related Tags service – Allowing you to characterize or bookmark transactional or business objects with terminology of your choosing. See “Pagelet Search” Pagelet Drag and Drop Users can now dynamically drag and drop pagelets on their homepage without going to the Personalize page. See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Because some components can render themselves differently based on the column width. The homepage layout is 2–column. The drag and drop iScript that persists the pagelet changes forces a homepage refresh only when all of the following conditions are met: • • • • A pagelet changes columns. Copyright © 2009. or collaborative workspaces. providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information. When a homepage has a 2 column layout.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property.1 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features. To move a homepage pagelet. 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. 51 . The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. "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. click the pagelet title and drag the pagelet to the desired location. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically. The pagelet is a PIA component.50 September. "Working with Related Content Services" PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology. 2009 application upgrades or customizations. discussions.1 related content services include: • • Related Discussion service – Providing threaded discussions that groups can use to discuss topics of interest. See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information. All rights reserved. blogs.

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

When a user selects the Look Up button on a prompt dialog the SearchSave event for the field executes. No PeopleCode events are initiated as a result of a user returning to the search page or displaying a calendar. impersonate a real user. 2009 After configuring and deploying the Analytics servlet. 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.50 September. The PeopleSoft application uses these credentials to login to the OBIEE server. the SearchInit event for that field executes before the search dialog displays. PeopleCode This section discusses changes and enhancements made to PeopleCode. and establish a session. you can retrieve. You can configure OBIEE reports as pagelets. you must define the analytics server in the PeopleSoft application.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Application Designer. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Once the PeopleSoft application recognizes the analytics server. access. Search event processing on prompt dialogs can affect performance. In this implementation. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. based on these page field values. When a user selects the prompt icon. Using the related content framework. and as transaction pages. you must configure and store the OBIEE administrator credentials in the PeopleSoft application. This process is controlled automatically by the system. Pagelet Wizard supports the use of OBIEE reports as the data source for any of the supported output types. As part of OBIEE integration. and is used to render OBIEE reports. Allow Search Events for Prompt Dialogs is off. embedded pagelets. Embeddable pagelets can be used to create Related Content services for the OBIEE reports. the search processing events are enabled for that field. All rights reserved. “Creating Record Definitions” Copyright © 2009. and view OBIEE report details as your security permits. in which case no PeopleCode events are initiated as a result of prompts. 53 . these OBIEE report type of related content services can be used with application transaction pages in a context sensitive manner. The context is provided by the page fields on the transactional page.

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

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

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

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

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

BackupUseSSL property. OutputUnicode property. All rights reserved." PeopleCode. SSLPort property. BackupSSLPort property. SMTPSession class.PeopleTools 8. the following built-in functions have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • GetRowsetCache now takes an optional language parameter.50 September. imagesLocation property. Query class.50. BackupSMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. SSLClientCertAlias property.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Built-in Functions In PeopleTools 8. UseSSL property. Note. ReportDefn class. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. MCFOutboundEmail class.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new property. PeopleCode API. RejectTransform property. The 8. Query class. TransformData class. MCFOutboundEmail class. SMTPUseSSL property. 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. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MCFMailUtil class. MoreRowsAvailable property. . MCFOutboundEmail class. 62 Copyright © 2009. SMTPSession class. The 8. SMTPSession class. MCFOutboundEmail class. The new classes are listed in these release notes. "Development Tools Enhancements. SMTPSession class. BackupSSLClientCertAlias property. BackupSMTPUseSSL property. SMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. MCFOutboundEmail class. BackupSMTPSSLPort property. New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. SMTPSession class. SMTPSSLPort property. RoutingDefnNameproperty. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified built-in function. TransformData class. MCFOutboundEmail class. ProcessInstance property.

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. rather than a single email address. ValidateAddress method. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009.50. 2. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. • RowsetCache class. This method now takes an optional language parameter. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. • ReportDefn class. Publish method. 3. and SetOutputOption method. Size property. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. 63 .50. In PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50. This method now validates a comma. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 4. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. Save method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. Therefore. SetEmailOption method. “Java Class. The 8. SetItemFolder method. "".50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8.50. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. 5. 1.50 September. The 8.

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

All methods of the XMLPManager class. ReportDefn class. These items remain in PeopleTools for backward compatibility only: • • • • ReportDefn class. Refresh method (use the SetData method or SetOLData method instead).50. The PeopleBook contains details on equivalents to use instead.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. OutputEditable. SetRuntimeDataRowset method. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. RowsetDS class. methods and properties have been deprecated. Gantt class.50. the following XML Publisher classes. All methods and properties of the TemplateFile class. Certain methods and properties of the ReportDefn class. All methods and properties of the TranslationFile class.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. Refresh method (use the SetTaskAppData method or SetTaskData method instead). 65 . 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. SetRuntimeDataXMLDoc method. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. All rights reserved. Deprecated Methods and Properties Deprecated XML Publisher Items In PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the following methods have been deprecated: • • Chart class. methods and properties are no longer supported. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. Deprecated XML Publisher Items XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported In PeopleTools 8.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. All methods and properties of the TemplateDefn class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. a number of XML Publisher classes.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Deprecated Products and Classes Deprecated Methods In PeopleTools 8. The following items remain in PeopleTools for PeopleSoft internal use only and should not be implemented in PeopleCode programs: • • • • • • All methods and properties of the DataSourceDefn class.

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

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

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

” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages. “Using Report Manager.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Increase Process Instance and Report IDs The Content ID fields (CONTENTID field) have increased to 12 integer positions (999999999999). “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Users can define the default process (report) output retention days at the following definition levels: • • • Process Type Definition Process Definition Job Definition 72 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Using Process Monitor. . “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. you can select a From and To date for viewing. If a role is removed from a user profile.” Viewing Reports Report Distribution By Role When a new user is added to the system or a new role is added to an existing user. Using the Date Range filter. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role. the filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved. A parent query can nest n levels of child queries and any child query can have m sibling queries within a hierarchy. 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. including: 80 Copyright © 2009.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Connected Query Connected Query provides the ability to create a single XML file based on a set of queries with parent-child relationships. edit an existing Connected Query. Connected Query Manager See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Connected Query Manager provides a report developer the ability to create a new Connected Query.PeopleTools 8. as well as run it in three modes: • Preview XML • Run to window • Schedule Connected Query Viewer Connected Query Viewer is used to run the Connected Query in three modes: • Preview XML • Run to window • Schedule Schedule Connected Query Schedule Connected Query allows you to run the connected query in the Process Scheduler. copy existing Connected Queries. “Using Connected Query” Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft This section discusses enhancements that are made to Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. A new folder for Connected Query has been added under Reporting Tools. A Connected Query will return a hierarchical data set in which data returned by child queries is filtered by the results of its immediate parent query. There are no artificial limits to n and m. The output for connected query is always an XML file. but typical use will involve a single parent-child relationship or a few levels of nesting. Oracle and/or its affiliates. A Connected Query is a hierarchical object built with existing PeopleSoft Queries. Fields in a child query are mapped to related fields in the immediate parent query.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. Connected Query can be used as a data source for XML Publisher reports that require sub reports. . delete a Connected Query object.

All rights reserved.exe The local directory of crw32. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. Note. Local directory of crw32. Oracle and/or its affiliates. For example. you need to upgrade.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.1 is supported.50 September.0\win32_x86.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.50. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.exe.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. HKEY_CURRENT_USER. Crystal Reports concepts. 81 . “Working with Multiple Languages. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.1 upgrade.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8.50. Crystal Reports execution environments.

All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes Crystal Reports 2008 Runtime Environment Crystal Reports 2008 Runtime Environment replaces Crystal Reports Runtime . Report execution components.PeopleTools 8. at a high level.dlls in previous releases. the components of Crystal Reports: 82 Copyright © 2009.50 September. Crystal Reports Concepts Crystal Reports has two key sets of components as it relates to PeopleSoft applications: • • Report design components. The following diagram illustrates. . Oracle and/or its affiliates.

50 September.50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8. Linux. • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. All rights reserved. and then you design report layouts in the Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer application referencing the fields defined in the queries that you created.1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8.” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9.50 and BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use PeopleTools 8.1. orWindows) PeopleSoft Query Access Services (QAS)Web Services PS/Query Execution Environment PeopleSoft Database Crystal Reports Execution Environments This table lists the different scenarios that you may have in PeopleTools 8.50: PT 8. 83 . Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer. Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment. Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools. 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query. Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 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. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.

which picks up any errors—such as missing fields—in the report.exe. a PeopleTools-only upgrade.rpt format and you cannot open them using any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9.1 that use Crystal 9. Scenario C: You use PeopleTools 8. to ensure compatibility. your pre-PeopleTools 8. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. however. When you run an earlier format Crystal Report in the Crystal Reports 2008 application or through the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. 2009 Release Notes Applications 9. For example. • When you run reports using the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. if you save the report definition from the Crystal Report 2008 designer. . Converting Existing Crystal Reports to Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 format 84 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. You can use earlier format report templates to generate reports. Note. a PeopleTools-only upgrade Depending on the Crystal Report execution environment that you use with PeopleTools 8. you should always create the reports in the Crystal Reports 2008 format. However. If you are upgrading from a previous version of PeopleTools. the Crystal Reports application runs the Verify Database function. Scenario F: You use PeopleTools 8. a PeopleTools-only upgrade.” Understanding Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues PeopleTools 8. you have different considerations.50 Installation <for your database platform>: “Installing and Configuring Software for Crystal Reports. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. In addition.” Crystal Reports Execution Environments Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues When you upgrade to Crystal Reports 2008. consider the following new compatibility issues: • Crystal Reports 2008 can run a report that is saved in an earlier version of Crystal Reports format.50 and your current Crystal Report execution environment. 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. For example.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you will be warned that the report is in a later format and certain features may not be supported.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.” Converting Crystal Reports. All rights reserved. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. if you open a Crystal Reports 2008 report in Crystal Reports 9.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. Applications 9.1 that use Crystal Reports 9.50 Crystal reports will need to be converted to the Crystal Reports 2008 format using the PeopleTools RPT Conversion utility pscvtrpt. For example. If errors are detected. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you must correct the report before you can run it successfully.PeopleTools 8. they are created in the Crystal Reports 2008 . For example.

It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata.1.1.1. and a wider set of member and dimension properties.1 Upgrade.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11. including Essbase. which is used to build Essbase cubes.1. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11.1. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. 85 . If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions.1.1.1.50 September.50. 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. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor.1. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. Run the cube creation batch process. Copyright © 2009. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. All rights reserved.1. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. you need to upgrade. Delete and rename Essbase objects. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. Add and maintain Essbase outlines.1 API. Aggregate Storage. Essbase Cube Buider.1.1 is supported. Note.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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.

All rights reserved.50 September. 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. Members can be added manually to dimensions. Oracle and/or its affiliates. dimensions can be thought of as criteria that are used to pinpoint a particular piece of data. and members are populated by the results of a PeopleSoft Query or populated from a PeopleSoft Tree structure. .PeopleTools 8. Use the following pages to create Essbase dimensions: 86 Copyright © 2009. 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. In data analysis terms.

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

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

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

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

A Logon Password field that enables you to configure Cognos Enterprise Server in cube instance definition with passwords besides blank passwords.50 continues supporting Cognos PowerPlay 7. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Cube Builder. 91 . The PowerPlay Options (under PeopleTools. and Enterprise server) where the binaries folders are located. Define the prefix that is applied to each record and field definition created by PeopleSoft Cube Manager. All rights reserved. Cube Manager.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager PeopleTools 8. 2009 Dynamic Dimension Templates Use the Dynamic Dimension Templates page to create Essbase dynamic dimension templates: See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.x. Cube Instances) page now features: • • • A Cognos Binaries section that enables you to override the registry locations (of PowerPlay. This example shows the new PowerPlay Options page: Copyright © 2009. Transformer.

PeopleTools 8. .” Building Cube Instances. 2009 Release Notes Note. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50. 92 Copyright © 2009.50 September. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7. you have options of using tree effective dates from the layout or enter a new effective date for trees at the time of Report Request: Effective Date Criteria Select the None option to display all EFFDT data rows for ranged or dynamic tree details.x are not supported. including future EFFDT data.3. “Building Cubes. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT.x and 9. using the Detail Value List page. Note.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. (Cognos 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Integration gateways. Multichannel Framework. Target connectors and listening connectors. Integration Broker logging. PeopleSoft Feed Publishing Framework. Web services. Tuning messaging system performance.PeopleTools 8. . Message schemas. New managed objects: WSDL and message schema. tracing. Integration Broker Service Monitor. and debugging. Integration Broker security. Component Interfaces. 2009 Release Notes Integration Tools Enhancements This section discusses the enhancements in our integration technology. including: • • • • PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Transformations. Service operation handlers. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Integration Broker testing tools and utilities. 100 Copyright © 2009.50 September. Messages. Integration Broker This section covers the new features and changes for Integration Broker. Integrations with Oracle ESB-based services. Service operation queues. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Integration Broker PeopleBooks. All rights reserved. Services and service operations. WSDL documents. Service operation routings. Deprecated integration technologies and utilities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

” Understanding Managing Messages. You can reuse only rowset-based message parts. All rights reserved. So if a 0 or <blank> is passed in a field. Restrictions for Modifying Messages Reusing Part Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to reuse message parts by referencing another message part or by copying another message part. meaning that a 0 (zero) was passed in the field. You can now make changes to a message part that is referenced in another part or subpart. XML that has a value of 0 (zero) passed in an integer field. the system copies all records and fields and displays them at the record level. 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.” 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. By default an integer field has a value of 0. If you must make changes to copied message parts. 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. has not been exported as WSDL. To make changes to a referenced message part. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the end result is a zero when accessing the field via the rowset. Changes you make to a copied message part are not propagated to other copies of the message part that may exist. “Managing Messages. when serialized to a rowset. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages. as long as the message part is not in the runtime tables.50 this restriction has been removed. When you check the box. you must make the changes to the referenced message part directly. Now. . you do so manually to each message part that you want to change. You cannot reuse message parts at Level 0.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Message Reuse by Copying If you copy a message part.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. causes the IsChanged property flag on the field to set to True.PeopleTools 8. 108 Copyright © 2009. if you check the Message Part Default Indicator box the IsChanged property on such a field is set to True. 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. All changes are then propagated to every message in which the message part is referenced.

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

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

PeopleSoft Integration Broker includes a single level 0 row in the XML message schema. by default the system uses the namespace value defined on the Service Configuration page. 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. The Messages-Message Definitions page features a Single Level 0 Row checkbox.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. When you select this box.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Suppressing Empty XML Tags in Message Schema Choosing the Number of Level 0 Rows to Include in Generated XML Message Schema When generating XML message schema you can choose to include a single level 0 row in the generated schema or all level 0 rows in the generated schema. “Managing Messages. When working with rowset-based messages a new Include Namespace field appears on the Messages – Message Definitions page. Copyright © 2009.50 September. “Managing Messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. By default the Single Level 0 Row checkbox is not selected. Beginning with this release you can override the default value and enter a different value. 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. a Namespace field appears on the Messages – Schema page. then the system includes all level 0 rows in the message in the generated schema. The Messages-Message Definition page features a Suppress Empty XML Tags check box. “Managing Messages. All rights reserved. When you select this box.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. When you check the box and save the page. The Messages–Message Definitions page features an Exclude Descriptions in Schema box that enables you to suppress descriptions in generated schema. Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Generating XML Message Schemas for Rowset-Based Messages. 2009 Excluding Descriptions in Message Schemas Message data that is used to define services can have actual database record and field names in the generated message schema.” Generating XML Message Schemas for Rowset-Based Messages. Excluding Descriptions in Message Schemas Namespace and Schema Generation for Rowset Based Messages When schema is generated for rowset-based messages. If this box is not selected. 111 .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Generating XML Message Schemas for Rowset-Based Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

run the duplicate routings check. “Copying and Migrating Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases.PeopleTools 8. to the integration partner (the lighter cylinder on the right).” Understanding Data Dependencies and Relationships for Copying Data Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The following example shows a routing definition in graphical format for an asynchronous service operation: The routing definition for QE_PO_ASYNC_XFORM in graphical format.” 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. handler. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. click the Out Reg Transform link. “Managing Routing Definitions. 118 Copyright © 2009.50 September. All rights reserved. To detect and delete any duplicate routings in the database outside the project copy process. the routing definition in the project being copied overwrites the routing definition in the database. The arrows show the flow of the service operation from PeopleSoft Integration Broker (the darker cylinder on the left) through the integration gateway (the vertical dashed line).50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. To view transformation details. Oracle and/or its affiliates. It also enables you to view and activate metadata that might be inactive for integration. service operation. as denoted by the XML icons. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and so on. such as a routing definition. . This particular routing definition has a transformation.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Duplicate Routings Overwritten During Project Copy If the system detects a duplicate routing definition during the project copy process.

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

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

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

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

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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. You can set the following check levels: Check Level Error None Warning Description If the system encounters a message definition without proper record and field aliases.” Enforcing Message Record and Field Aliases in Generated WSDL Transformations This section describes enhancements related to transformations. The system creates a WSDL document regardless of whether message records and fields are aliased or not. “Managing Messages. “Managing Messages. If the system encounters records or fields that do not have aliases defined. Default.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. All rights reserved.” 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can continue to generate the WSDL document or terminate the generation of the WSDL document. the JDeveloper installation location and classpath must be specified in the PeopleSoft system in the PeopleSoft Configuration Manager. 123 . • • Use Project Copy to copy the WSDL to the new database. Regenerate the WSDL on the new database using the Provide Web Service wizard. Oracle and/or its affiliates. which enables you to clear the flag. but do not include the WSDL in the project. Copyright © 2009. Integration Broker provides a new Clear WSDL Export Status page. 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 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 2009 This situation can arise when you use Project Copy to copy a service operation to a new database. Developing Transforms Using Oracle XSL Mapper Specifying the Installation Path and Classpath for Oracle XSL Mapper For Oracle XSL Mapper to function. it displays an error and it will not generate a WSDL document. 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.

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

WS Security page (IB_NODESECURITY enables you to select from three levels of encryption when you are encrypting an outbound service operation. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. However. for some integrations there can be many users or validating users may not be warranted.50 September.” Managing User Authentication. When the PeopleSoft authentication token is excluded in the service operation. 125 . In such cases you can now exclude the PeopleSoft authentication token from inclusion in outbound requests to PeopleSoft target nodes. SAML Token Support PeopleSoft Integration Broker now supports implementing inbound and outbound WSSecurity using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) tokens. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and Single Signon When using Integration Broker for integrations with other PeopleSoft systems. Trusted Nodes. 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. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Instead you can simply define the source system user ID(s) on the target system. Excluding PeopleSoft Authentication Tokens in Outbound Requests to PeopleSoft Nodes User Authentication. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. 2009 Integration Broker Security This section describes enhancements for securing integrations and integration systems.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 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. 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. 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.” Implementing WS-Security Encryption Levels for Outbound Integrations The Nodes .” Implementing User Authentication. the default user ID for the source node on the target system is the user ID used for integration authentication.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “Using the Service Operation 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. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML.50 September. UTF-16. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and non-Unicode. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The user-interface for building and populating rowset-based messages from within these utilities is identical to that used in the Messages component for creating and modifying rowset-based messages. “Resubmitting and Canceling Service Operations for Processing” Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities This section describes enhancement to PeopleSoft Integration Broker testing tools and utilities. 2009 Release Notes Canceling Future-Dated Publications in Hold Status You can now cancel future-dated publciations that are in Hold status in the Service Operations Monitor. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. . 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.PeopleTools 8. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “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. All rights reserved. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

536 1. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel. You can download this software from the Microsoft website.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16.576 1.xls ExcelToCI2007. 385 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. All rights reserved. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6.50 September. Translated elements include labels.048. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65. “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.xls ExcelToCI.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.536 1. The follow table lists the template to use based on your version of Microsoft Excel: Microsoft Excel Version Microsoft Excel 2000 Microsoft Excel 2003 Microsoft Excel 2007 Template ExcelToCI. headers and strings.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. . 140 Copyright © 2009.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. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When performing an upgrade or update. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8.PeopleTools 8.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject.50. In PeopleTools 8. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. “Working with Change Packages. Oracle and/or its affiliates. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. this manual process has been automated.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes The Merge Existing Template option enables you to navigate to an existing Change Assistant template and merge any modifications present in the existing template that are not present in the new template. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually.48 versions of PeopleTools. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8.48 and beyond.48.48 versions of PeopleTools. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. .47 and earlier.

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

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

PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Change Assistant job opened after clicking Review and Apply See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. . It applies only to steps intended to run in DB2 UDB environments. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Database name appears in report output.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Compare Report Improvements These enhancements have been made to Application Designer’s compare features: • • Command line option to filter report output.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant #NT Step Parameter Modifications The #NT Change Assistant step parameter no longer applies to DB2 zOS. 154 Copyright © 2009.

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

“Comparing Source and Target Definitions” Alter Analyzer PeopleTools is providing a new utility named Alter Analyzer that enables you to compare the metadata between databases running different versions of PeopleTools. By running a provided Application Engine program.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide.PeopleTools 8. this refers to the Old Release. to make reading compare reports easier.50 September.50. New Release. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. that you can query and run reports against to gain further insight into your upgrades and alter operations. All rights reserved. “Working With Alter Analyzer” Dropped Support for Upgrade Assistant As of PeopleTools 8. For example.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. Going forward. the Upgrade Assistant tool will no longer be installed with PeopleTools nor supported. 2009 Release Notes Database Name Appears on Compare Report Output In PeopleTools 8. and Customization columns. Then you run another provided Application Engine program to compare the source and target metadata. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For regular compare reports.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant Your upgrade documentation 156 Copyright © 2009. The results of the comparison are stored in the Alter Repository. a set of predefined tables. you load selected metadata information from your source database into your target database. and for composite compare reports. the database name now appears above the column containing the information for that database. this refers to the Source and Target columns. all upgrades should use Enterprise PeopleSoft Change Assistant with the delivered templates for your upgrade path. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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