Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The new features and enhancements that are included in this release are grouped according to functional area. The release notes. This document is designed to help you determine whether new product features might warrant upgrading from an old release or embarking on a new PeopleSoft implementation. Also note that the prerelease notes do not contain a comprehensive description of all the features and changes that will become parts of the upcoming release. and articulates the expected business benefit. This added level of detail should enable project teams to answer the following questions: • • What delivered functionality will change? What customizations may be affected? . 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. It is a roadmap that is intended to help you assess the business benefits of PeopleTools 8.50. available when the release becomes generally available. With this information. identifies major enhancements.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.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. contains the comprehensive set of descriptions for the features and changes available in the final product. Release value proposition 2. This document describes how each enhancement functions within the context of the greater business process. Please note that the final release may not have every feature that is discussed in this document.PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The release value proposition is published before a release. Release notes Release Value Proposition The release value proposition provides functional details. Our goal is to ensure that you leverage technology to its fullest to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations. Prerelease notes 3. This preface discusses PeopleSoft release information publications. 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. managers will be able to initiate preliminary budget planning and begin putting together a project team to further evaluate specific PeopleSoft products.

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. Release Notes Release notes are published when the product is made generally available and validate the final scope of the release. you can find additional information on Oracle Technology Network and My Oracle Support. The release notes discuss the features and enhancements that are available with the GA release of each product. 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. describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans. All rights reserved. . Prerelease notes are published before a release. Oracle and/or its affiliates. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release.1) 2 Copyright © 2009.50 September.PeopleTools 8.

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

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

Platform Operating System AIX 6. 9.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.1 IBM Informix 9.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5. JRE Support.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9. 1.50 September.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.1 2 Copyright © 2009.5 IBM Informix 11.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.6.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.9. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.1. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes. . 1. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support. Oracle and/or its affiliates. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.1 IBM z/OS 1.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9. 11.

2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.5.1 Internet Explorer 7. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6. 3.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.x.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670. Always refer to Doc ID 747587.0.0. All rights reserved.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.4 Browser Firefox 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 Added Verity 6. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.2. 3.1) Copyright © 2009. 3 .1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .1).5. 2.Main Page (Doc ID 764222.1. 8 Safari 3.4.2.50 September.1.

See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system.50 September.6x and still be in a supported environment. 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. and so on. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. This includes applications servers.PeopleTools 8. 8. All rights reserved. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. Note. 2009 Release Notes Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent The PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent is being deprecated as of June 5. For example. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade.50.0).49 or 8. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. Otherwise.8.9 or 9. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. Process Scheduler servers. . The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.50. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8.6x with your PeopleTools installation. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. The exact version depends on your operating system. If you run DB2 databases. Data Mover.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. 4 Copyright © 2009. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Note.

Linux. or Solaris).50 September.1 on other certified platforms (Windows.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 release date.50.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8. 2009 JRE 1.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification. PeopleTools 8. In the interim. you can install BOE XI 3. 5 .4x or JRE 1.50 Integration with BOE XI 3. Oracle and/or its affiliates. AIX. Copyright © 2009.

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

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

Go to PS_HOME\setup\vcredist. Run vcredist_x86. If. Microsoft. All rights reserved. To run vcredist_x86. These required files must now be installed onto each machine that will run PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. changed the way applications use and ship the required C Run Time (CRT) files.PeopleTools 8. Likewise. was installed automatically when you installed the PeopleTools software. If you encounter these errors.50 Programs.sh Tuxedo environment settings are no longer included in psconfig. the executables may not work and you may receive error messages. In PeopleTools 8. if you are running PeopleTools executables from a machine on which the PeopleSoft installer did not run. Running the separate Verity integration installation is a mandatory step after you have installed the PeopleTools software into PS_HOME. 2. The following environment settings must now be set explicitly using the . as part of VC++ 2005. Verity. During your PeopleTools installation. 8 Copyright © 2009.50 Installation for <your platform> Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. the update does not take place during the install program run. Detailed information and step-by-step procedures are included in your PeopleTools installation documentation.50. The 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.50 is developed using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005. The installation files for Verity are part of the PeopleSoft PeopleTools files that you download from Oracle E-Delivery. for some reason. Verity Installation In previous releases. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you will not be able to launch PeopleTools client or server executables on that machine and may receive errors.exe manually. the software used for PeopleSoft Search. you can update the Windows machine’s CRT files by running vcredist_x86.exe manually: 1. the installation of Verity software has been decoupled from the PeopleTools installation.50 September. the install programs automatically update the machine performing the installation.exe. .sh. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Running on Windows PeopleTools 8.profile file in user's home directory.

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

on the Client Setup tab there is an option to Install PeopleSoft ODBC Driver. PeopleSoft Search Server.PeopleTools 8. such as . or the PeopleSoft ‘Configuration’ Home. the PS_HOME directory on these servers contained both the static binary files. This option has been removed for PeopleTools 8. The Configuration Manager for PeopleTools 8. many of the processes running within a domain required write access to PS_HOME for generating log and trace files. The PS_HOME directory refers to the high-level directory into which you install the PeopleSoft software. a Process Scheduler server. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. when you create a domain. by default.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. such as configuration files. In previous releases. administrators had difficulty limiting write access to the PS_HOME directory structure.50 will delete settings stored in the registry by previous versions of PeopleTools. To address this challenge.50 the default implementation of an application server. it will be noticeable if you intend to run prior versions of Configuration Manager on the same workstation where you will also run the Configuration Manager for PeopleTools 8.EXE and . while an administrator may have wanted to restrict write access to PS_HOME.50. in PeopleTools 8.50 you can implement improved security and streamline administration of your servers by taking advantage of the new PS_HOME directory structure that. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. stores binary files and configuration files in different locations. Then. When you install the PeopleSoft software to your server. Because of this varied collection of file types sharing the same location. as well as the dynamic and modifiable files. 10 Copyright © 2009. and scripts. PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Server. 2009 Release Notes Registry Structure Changes The structure of the registry for PeopleSoft settings has changed beginning with PeopleTools 8. For example.50 Installation for your platform Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files With PeopleTools 8. PSADMIN creates the domain and its associated configuration files in a separate location. “Using PeopleSoft Configuration Manager” ODBC Installation In previous releases. This directory can be referred to as the PeopleSoft “Binary” Home. The new feature discussed in this section refers only to the PS_HOME directory structure on the following PeopleSoft Servers: • • • PeopleSoft Application Server. All rights reserved. or a search server. referred to as PS_CFG_HOME. just as in previous releases. log files.50. the system installs all of the necessary files for that server to the specified PS_HOME directory. While this is transparent for most situations.50.50 September. .DLL files. splits the binary files from the configuration files.

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

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

“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. 13 . Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. configuration. Itanium search server support was limited to specific configuration types. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” HP Itanium Support HP Itanium is now supported as a Type-1 search server. bringing efficiency to administration. There is also the added benefit of a centralized solution for search facilities. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and usage. All rights reserved. the application server domain acts as a ‘client’ submitting requests to the ‘server’ (the remote search domain). Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Provides dmadmin Tuxedo command line options specific to the domain gateway. only select operating systems could host the PSSRCHSRV process in the Type-3. similar to the tmadmin command line. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Setting up Failover Search Domains” Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations In previous releases. The feature enables system administrators to take full advantage of PeopleSoft search capabilities even when native support for search features are not available for the operating system on which their application server domains are installed. This is the equivalent option that appears on the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu for the application server.50 September.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. search server configuration. In this scenario.50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. the Type-3 search configurations (both the ‘client’ and ‘server’ elements) are supported on all the same operating systems that are also supported for running the application server.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Domain Gateway TUXEDO command line option. The Type-3 configuration. With PeopleTools 8. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu The PSADMIN menu PeopleSoft Search Domain Administration now contains these menu options: • • Edit configuration/log files menu option. involves the use of a remote search server domain handling the search requests from application server domains. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3). Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. just as application server and Process Scheduler server domains in previous releases.

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. and so on.000.CFG and PSPRCS. developer) has changed. the configuration file is PSWINSRV. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8. In PeopleTools 8. PSAESRV. All rights reserved.CFG configuration files. However. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. by default.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN. This applies to any server process.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process.CFG.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. large. The default value is 1024 cursors. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements. such as PSAPPSRV. Copyright © 2009. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small.50 September. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time.CFG. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. medium.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In previous releases.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. you can now include custom Java options per server process. In previous releases. 15 . 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. “Using PSADMIN Menus.50. PSQRYSRV.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. This reduces the initial footprint of your database and translates into optimized space usage as your transactional database grows. PeopleSoft databases running on the DB2 LUW platform can take advantage of the IBM DB2 Auto-Resize option for table spaces. initial size and appropriate resize increment. 2009 Release Notes This restricts the type of activities this login can be used for which enhances overall application security. defining new server logins.50 September. All rights reserved. creating databases. On PeopleTools 8. 26 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. dropping them. In previous releases the delivered table space create scripts appeared similar to the following. to accommodate system needs with no limit. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Microsoft SQL Server” SQL Server 2008 With PeopleTools 8.50 you will find the installation scripts were updated to reflect the changes above. 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. IBM DB2 Enhancements This section discusses enhancements for IBM DB2. Table spaces that can dynamically increase their size as needed enable you to set a reasonable. 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. and so on. The auto-resize option creates a table space that automatically increase its size. in configurable increments. modifying server settings.50 Installation <for your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. including: • • • DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes Increased Monitoring Information DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE With PeopleTools 8. .50.50.PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

50.49 8. the failover servers appear within curly brackets.50 September.properties file.properties file: joltPooling=true See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. [ ]. click here. The above IPV6 compatibility applies to Jolt only. For PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. including: • • Jolt Failover String Jolt Session Pooling Jolt Failover String The syntax of the Jolt failover string. “Appendix: PeopleSoft Timeout Settings. has changed slightly in PeopleTools 8. the link now appears as: Set Trace Flags In previous releases it read: To set trace flags.50 Jolt Failover String psserver=<host>:<port>#wt[failover servers] psserver=<host>:<port>#wt{failover servers} Note. failover servers appeared within angled brackets.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. specified in the psserver property in the configuration.xml file.properties file.” Working with Jolt Configuration Options. you set Jolt session pooling at the site level in the configuration. If you enable the signon trace link to appear on the signon page using the Show Trace Link at Signon web profile property. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. 33 . Jolt session pooling was set per servlet in the web. A new property has been added to the configuration. In PeopleTools 8. Jolt Session Pooling In previous releases.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50. Copyright © 2009.50. to be compatible with both IPV4 and IPV6 specifications.” Web Server Timeouts Jolt This section describes changes made to Oracle Jolt.” Configuring Jolt Session Pooling Signon Trace Link The wording of the signon trace link has changed. PeopleTools Release 8. { }.

and so on. machine IP address. As a result. but. • • • • SEC-31: Verifies roles contain valid user profile definitions. improved content and layout of the log output.1 SP X. “Configuring the Portal Environment. you need to include the new cookie name within the relevant configuration files. as well as additional metadata associated with each log message. “Tracing. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. SEC-34: Checks for orphaned service operations assigned in permission lists. SEC-32: Flags any inactive roles existing in the system. Integration Broker. “Working with Oracle WebLogic. The name has changed as follows: "CookieName" has been changed to "WLCookieName". including INFO. 34 Copyright © 2009.50 September. it can also be a valuable tool for your own troubleshooting efforts.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Java thread ID. user ID. In most cases. and Debugging. All rights reserved.” Configuring Reverse Proxy Servers SYSAUDIT Additions The following new SYSAUDIT audits have been added.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. WARNING. . IBRK-23: Checks operation definitions with no service relationship.” Enabling IDDA Logging WebLogic Session Cookie Name Changes The name of the WebLogic Server session cookie within the WebLogic Server web application has changed beginning with WebLogic Server 8.50 PeopleBook: Portal Technology.” Configuring Web Profiles IDDA Logging The Instrumented Development Diagnostic Aid (IDDA) logging feature provides enhanced: • • • scope of logging information across multiple functional categories. Logging. such as message sequence. configurable logging levels. If you use the previous value. Note.PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and the report repository. the system displays a warning message. you only enable IDDA logging when instructed to do so by an Oracle support contact seeking specific information. including a log file header showing such information as PeopleTools and Java versions. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and so on. including Portal. SEVERE. when configuring plugins for reverse proxy servers or when configuring clusters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

2009 Example: Favorites Menu This is the new favorites menu showing the Recently Used list and the Base EE User Profile favorite in the My Favorites list: When you click the BASE EE link. this page appears showing the primary key: Type Ahead Prompt Fields now include a type ahead text. Copyright © 2009. the system searches in the background and matches entries in the record to the text you enter.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. and appears on search pages and in prompt dialog boxes. As you type. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 41 . All rights reserved. Type ahead is configurable through User Personalizations.

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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.50 September. you can determine the number of entries that the search can return. 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. 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 maximum value and the default value are set in the Search Settings on the PeopleTools Options page. . If the search retrieves more than the maximum number of listings. you can set the number of entries that the search returns to any value less than the maximum. When you perform a search using a transaction search page.PeopleTools 8. 42 Copyright © 2009.

PSSTYLEDEF has been updated to have a more contemporary. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN.50 September. To change the background colors of tabs. Cascading style sheets (CSS) have the advantage of layering background images which enables them to slide over each other. Keep in mind that background images only show in the available doorway of the element to which they are applied (content area + padding). 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. sleek look and feel. The two images are anchored to the outside corners of their respective elements. Copyright © 2009. 43 .50. the PeopleSoft applications use the sliding door technique for tabs. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Based Tabs Page tabs are now set with cascading style sheets (CSS).Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 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. The images can be thought of as the sliding doors that complete one doorway. Another style sheet. However. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN is the default style sheet for PeopleSoft application releases 9. has an updated look and feel and matches Oracle corporate application standards. To provide a greater number of tabs and simpler user-level configuration. The default style sheet and the SWAN style sheet contain CSS tabs. The doors slide together and overlap more to fill a narrow space. it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how tab definitions are built and stored in the database.1 and later. Customers upgrading to PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.50 will be unaffected by the SWAN style sheet. or slide apart and overlap less to fill a wider space. The visible portions of these background images fit together inside the doorway to form a tab-like shape.

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

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

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

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

48 Copyright © 2009. a third party rich text editor. All rights reserved. The Enable Rich Text property of the long edit box control provides you with a simple way to implement this rich text editor as part of any PIA page without the need for customization or special configurations. . 2009 Release Notes This Grid Properties dialog box shows the Grid Layout and the Scrollbar properties on the Use tab: Image Definition Changes GIF files no longer require an alternate image to display in Application Designer. Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8. Integrated Rich Text Editor You can configure the long edit box control to use the CK Editor. GIF files are supported.50 September. which is integrated into a standard PeopleTools installation.

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

Pagelet Wizard enhancements. All rights reserved. showing information specific to the transactional data. Related Content Framework The related content framework is a new feature that enables you to combine PeopleSoft transaction pages with collaborative. ready to use. such as PS Query and OBIEE report pagelets. OBIEE report integration. Extends the functionality and value of PeopleSoft applications without requiring • • • • 50 Copyright © 2009. the information is not read-only. Available in a PeopleTools-only upgrade—that is. Pagelet search. Pagelet drag and drop. Pagelet help. You can develop custom related content services and deploy these using the framework. The information in the related content frame can be tied to specific application transaction data. Additional services can be easily deployed based on PeopleSoft content. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Portal Technologies This section discusses the changes to PeopleTools portal technologies.1 related content services are delivered with PeopleTools. Leverages the same PeopleSoft security as the application transaction. Three PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9.50 September. Can display information from other areas within the PeopleSoft application or from external systems such as from a data warehouse or a third party. A related content frame can be configured to appear at the bottom of any PeopleSoft application page. analytical and informational content. Displays related content relevant to the specific transactional page. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the information displayed in the related content frame changes. Some important aspects of related content: • • • • • Configurable by functional business users (does not require development or IT intervention). OBIEE to PeopleSoft URL integration. including: • • • • • • • Related Content Framework. This means that as the user works on different instances of a transaction.PeopleTools 8. providing context-sensitive information to the user. it works with earlier application versions. Users can interact directly with information in the related content frame—that is. . It will allow you to easily display additional content to assist users in completing a business transaction without leaving PeopleSoft applications.

pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property.1 related content services include: • • Related Discussion service – Providing threaded discussions that groups can use to discuss topics of interest. "Working with Related Content Services" PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. discussions. blogs. The homepage layout is 2–column. 2009 application upgrades or customizations. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9.1 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features. 51 . The pagelet is a PIA component. 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. or collaborative workspaces. Copyright © 2009. 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. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Related Tags service – Allowing you to characterize or bookmark transactional or business objects with terminology of your choosing. click the pagelet title and drag the pagelet to the desired location. See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information. When a homepage has a 2 column layout.50 September. See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information. All rights reserved. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically. Because some components can render themselves differently based on the column width. To move a homepage pagelet. providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology. See “Pagelet Search” Pagelet Drag and Drop Users can now dynamically drag and drop pagelets on their homepage without going to the Personalize page. "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. You select the Force page refresh property for the pagelet.

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

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

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

The %GETPROGTEXT meta-SQL function will return the full text of an Application Engine PeopleCode program.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and time data types to character values.50 September. • • • Organization charts Rating box charts Interactive Gantt charts Copyright © 2009. %UuidGen and %UuidGenBase64 can only be used in Insert or Update statements. • • The %ResolveMetaSQL meta-SQL function can be used in PeopleCode to return the resolved SQL from meta-SQL construct as a text string. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Meta-SQL” Charting This section covers new charting features. %UuidGen generates a globally unique 36-character string and %UuidGenBase64 function generates a globally unique 24-character base64 string. If you have made customizations to this script and need to continue to use these customizations in PeopleTools 8. Meta-SQL This section covers general updates made to meta-SQL. “Charting Classes” File Processing The ftpunx script is deprecated as of PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference. You can use the meta-SQL functions %UuidGen and %UuidGenBase64 in a SQL Insert or Update statement to generate a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID).Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50. All rights reserved. run PS_HOME\scripts\PT_FILEATTACH850. You will get an error if you use the functions in any other type of SQL.dms. The meta-SQL function %DatabaseRelease evaluates to the current database release version. Oracle and/or its affiliates. datetime. • • • The new %Cast meta-SQL function converts PeopleSoft date. 55 .

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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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The new methods and properties for these classes have not been listed in these release notes. DecryptPETKey method. Grid class. AddAEAttribute method. 2009 CONQRS_CONST class CONQRSMGR class QUERYITEMPROMPT class SCHED_INFO class SEC_PROFILE class UTILITY class • Feed classes: Feed class FeedFactory class DataSource class DataSourceParameter class DataSourceParameterValue class DataSourceSetting class Utility class The 8. All rights reserved. EncryptPETKey method. UpdateConnectorResponseProperties method. IBInfo class. and properties as is appropriate for each class. IBInfo class.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new class including constructors. the following new methods have been added to the PeopleCode API: • • • • • • • • • • • BPELUtil class.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. methods. IBInfo class. LabelColumns method.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference New Methods In PeopleTools 8. Field class. ClearAEAttributes method. Copyright © 2009. EnableColumns method. Grid class. SetProperties method. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Grid class.50 September. 59 . Field class. ShowColumns method. SetLegendImg method. Grid class. AddAttribute method. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Chart class.

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

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

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

50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. • ReportDefn class. All rights reserved.50. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string.50 September. Publish method. ValidateAddress method. This method now takes an optional language parameter. The 8. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. 63 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. In PeopleTools 8. SetEmailOption method. Size property. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. and SetOutputOption method. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property. The 8. “Java Class.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 4. SetItemFolder method. This method now validates a comma. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. rather than a single email address.50. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). 2. 5. 3. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. Save method. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. • RowsetCache class. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. "". 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Therefore.50. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published.

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

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved. . 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 © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role. “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages. 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. 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.PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Increase Process Instance and Report IDs The Content ID fields (CONTENTID field) have increased to 12 integer positions (999999999999). “Using Report Manager. Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999.50 September.” 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Using the Date Range filter.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. Using Process Monitor. If a role is removed from a user profile. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can select a From and To date for viewing.

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8.” Defining Process Categories Runtime Parameters New runtime parameter pages have been added to process definitions and job definitions. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Parallel LoadCache has been assigned to the LOADCACHE process category. “Defining Process Definitions” Reporting Console The Reporting Console provides a single interface for a user to manage and schedule reports. 2009 Release Notes New Process Category LOADCACHE A new process category has been added LOADCACHE. This is an example of the Reporting Console: 74 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. . All rights reserved. The runtime parameter page is used to determine if the process or job can be run from the Reporting Console. organize reports and share reports. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. This page also defines what security to enforce and what parameters will be displayed when the process is initiated from the Reporting Console. From the Reporting Console users can run a report. schedule a report. That means it will run only on servers that have a LOADCACHE process category whose MaxConcurrent value is greater than 0.

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

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

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

Use the prompt column to select a new value for the property. as well as the default value. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the properties will be displayed. Global Properties Settings A new page has been added to define global properties. The following example shows the Global Properties page: Global Properties page The following property groups are available from the dropdown box: • • • • • • • PDF Output FO Processing HTML Output PDF Security PDF Template RTF Output RTF Template For each property group.“ Defining Global Properties 78 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Setting Up XML Publisher.PeopleTools 8.50 September. 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. All rights reserved. . 2009 Release Notes Connected Query Data Source Connected Query has been added as a data source. The data source must be created before you can use it in a report definition.

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

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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 upgrade. you need to upgrade. Local directory of crw32. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. Note. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.50.exe The local directory of crw32. Crystal Reports execution environments. 81 . 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal Reports concepts.0\win32_x86.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008.exe. “Working with Multiple Languages. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade. For example.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1 is supported. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.50. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0\Crystal Reports\Database\.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.

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

50: PT 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8.50 September. Linux.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer. and then you design report layouts in the Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer application referencing the fields defined in the queries that you created. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9.1. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment. All rights reserved. orWindows) PeopleSoft Query Access Services (QAS)Web Services PS/Query Execution Environment PeopleSoft Database Crystal Reports Execution Environments This table lists the different scenarios that you may have in PeopleTools 8.50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8. 83 .50 and BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use 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.” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix. Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8.1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009. Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment. You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer.

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

PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8.1. Run the cube creation batch process. Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions.50 September.1. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. 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. including Essbase. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. Add and maintain Essbase outlines.1. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50. All rights reserved. Essbase Cube Builder Essbase Cube Builder is an ETL (extract-transform and load) application which enables you to use PeopleSoft Query and PeopleSoft Trees to build Essbase applications and OLAP databases. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11.1 is supported. Aggregate Storage. and a wider set of member and dimension properties.1 Upgrade.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. which is used to build Essbase cubes.1.1. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11.1. you need to upgrade. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions.1.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. Copyright © 2009. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates.1. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. 85 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 API. Delete and rename Essbase objects.1. Note. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support.1. Essbase Cube Buider. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor.

Dimensions are subdivided into categories called members. All rights reserved. In data analysis terms. and members are populated by the results of a PeopleSoft Query or populated from a PeopleSoft Tree structure.50 September. . Members can be added manually to dimensions.PeopleTools 8. and to set the maximum number of rows to retrieve for static queries: Dimensions Dimensions are equivalent to fields in a relational database. 2009 Release Notes Connection The first step in creating Essbase cubes is to use the Connections page to create connectivity information: Cube Dimension Builder Setup Use the Cube Dimension Builder Setup page to set values for the number of members to display at a time for dynamic queries. dimensions can be thought of as criteria that are used to pinpoint a particular piece of data. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Use the following pages to create Essbase dimensions: 86 Copyright © 2009.

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

All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. View the current prompt values for a query and change them if necessary. 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. Add the cube data query or queries. You can supply one or more queries to fill the cube. and unmap previously mapped columns. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Select dimensions to add to the current outline. Search for available queries. Map columns from data extraction queries to dimensions. . select a column from data extraction as the measure. Remove dimensions from the current outline.50 September. 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 what queries and trees are part of the dimensional structure if you are having problems opening the dimension definition. Help diagnose permission problems with dynamic objects. Change any query prompt values on any query that are defined in the selected outline. which runs the Process Scheduler. 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. Perform the full dimension expansion for every dimension that is a part of the selected outline. Delete any cube creation run control. View all dynamic objects (queries and trees) that are used in the definition for the selected dimension. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 89 . View Outline Structures Outline Expansion View all the dimensions that are a part of the outline for the selected outline. View any runtime parameters that are used when you run queries. 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. View all data source queries that are assigned to the outline. All rights reserved. Delete any created outline in the system as long as the outline is not referenced in any cube creation run control.50 September. 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. 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.

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

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

All rights reserved. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected.PeopleTools 8.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. using the Detail Value List page. Note. 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. . (Cognos 8. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager.x are not supported. including future EFFDT data.” Building Cube Instances. 92 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50.3.50 September. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7.x and 9. 2009 Release Notes Note. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT. “Building Cubes.

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. Submitting Process Requests. you can define drilling URLs that are associated with this query. other prompts are available for your input.cfg file specifies the location of temp files that are created by the Query to Excel execution.PeopleTools 8. component. or an URL of your choice. which you can click to access other browsers. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Scheduling Queries. page. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Depending on how drilling URLs are defined. criteria. When you build a query using Query Manager.cfg file. . portal object.” 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.” Scheduling Queries. Scheduling. “Defining Selection Criteria. 98 Copyright © 2009. or even an external link. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. Those temp files are removed automatically after the run. the query results page shows results as links. all temp files are located under %PS_SERVDIR%. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you are prompted for selecting the tree for the specified field and its node list.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. If the CacheBaseDir is not set in the psappsrv. After the successful selection of values for the In Tree prompts. 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. While scheduling these queries. Schedule Query with Tree Prompt Temp Files of the Query-to-Excel The CacheBaseDir= setting in the psappsrv. or another query result page. and other metadata for this query. and Organizing Queries. and all these settings are saved into database with prompt. When you execute this query through Query Manager or Query Viewer. Scheduling. Changes are also made to the System Process Request page for scheduling Application Engine programs. “Modifying. and Organizing Queries. These queries can either be saved and used in the future or can be scheduled and run immediately by clicking the Run button. the new browser is either a PIA page. “Modifying. All rights reserved. Selecting Process Requests Drilling URL in PSQUERY Drilling URLs are the URLs that you define by selecting the menu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At runtime the attributes appear at the root level of the generated XML. 109 . 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.Message Definitions page is no longer read-only when a container message is defined with multiple rowset-based part messages. and required flag in the container message definition in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Messages.” Managing Message Parts. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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.” 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. This information appears in generated container message schema. PeopleSoft provides a number of IBInfo object methods to get attributes from container messages. All rights reserved. “Managing Messages. To add attributes to a container message. At runtime. the Maximum Occurs field on the Messages. without adding the information to the message definition. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You can now modify the Maximum occurs field to specify the maximum number of level 0 rows in any given message part to include in the container message.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Message Classes. length. PeopleSoft Integration Broker validates the attribute values against the lengths you defined in the container message definition. “Managing Messages. you first define the attribute name.” Managing Container Messages.50 September.” Managing Container Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Understanding Including Level 0 Rows for Message Parts in Container Messages Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Next you use PeopleCode to populate the attribute values using the IBInfo object. As a result.

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

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

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

other third-party system and performance monitoring tools may be available.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Some of these system monitoring tools report metrics by capturing Module and Action information. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. you now have the option to specify message names and descriptions for the service operations that you are generating.50 September. All rights reserved. The Service Operations page features a Multi-Queues link that enables you to specify multiple queues to handle an inbound or outbound service operation.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. the name of the inbound service operation must be specified in the External Alias field on the routing definition of each service operation that you are invoking on the receiving system. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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.” 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. “Managing Services.” 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 service operations on the receiving system had to be assigned to the same queue. The message names appear in the generated XML message schema. “Managing Service Operations.” Invoking Multiple Service Operations Adding Message Names and Descriptions to CI-Based Service Operations When generating CI-based service operations. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Service Operations.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. However. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. As in previous releases.” 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. 113 . the requests are split across multiple queues.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The message name descriptions also appear as annotations in the generated XML message schema. “Creating Component Interface-Based Services.

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

50. These methods are: • • • • • • • • AddAEAttribute ClearAEAttributes DeleteAEAttribute GetAEAttributeName GetAEAttributeValue GetNumberofAEAttributes GetTransactionIDforAE InsertAEResponseAttributes See the PeopleCode API Reference PeopleBook for more information about these methods.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. The new functionality for the bulk load handler is discussed elsewhere in this section. since processing occurs in PeopleSoft Process Scheduler and not in the Integration Broker runtime environment. the bulk load handlers were able to process rowset-based messages only. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. The bulk load handler features the same functionality as the DMS handler in previous releases. 2009 You can use the new Application Engine handler implementation method for Notification events. In earlier releases.50 September. 115 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” 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. 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. 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. along with new functionality introduced in PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. You can track the process in the Service Operation Monitor by viewing the subscription contract. Copyright © 2009.” Implementing Handlers Using Application Engine Programs Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Bulk Load Handler This section discusses enhancements to the bulk load handler. This handler schedules an application engine program to run within PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. “Message Class.

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

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

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

The following example shows the Integration Status page that appears when you click the Integration Not Active link: Inactive metadata for the QE_PO_SYNC routing definition The Integration Status page lists the issues that prevent the routing definition from being active. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the arrows show the flow of the service operation from PeopleSoft Integration Broker. as denoted by the display of the Integration Not Active link at the top of the right side of the page. and to the integration partner.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Click the link to view items that are not active for the integration. through the integration gateway. All rights reserved. This routing definition contains integration metadata that is not active. 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. 119 . Copyright © 2009.50 September.

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

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

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

Copyright © 2009.50 September. • • Use Project Copy to copy the WSDL to the new database. the JDeveloper installation location and classpath must be specified in the PeopleSoft system in the PeopleSoft Configuration Manager. Developing Transforms Using Oracle XSL Mapper Specifying the Installation Path and Classpath for Oracle XSL Mapper For Oracle XSL Mapper to function. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. you can continue to generate the WSDL document or terminate the generation of the WSDL document.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Default.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Resolving Inconsistencies in Exported WSDL Enforcing Message Record and Field Aliases in Generated WSDL PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to enforce record and field aliases in generated WSDL. You can 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. 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. If the system encounters records or fields that do not have aliases defined. 123 . which enables you to clear the flag. The system creates a WSDL document regardless of whether message records and fields are aliased or not. Regenerate the WSDL on the new database using the Provide Web Service wizard. 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. 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. 2009 This situation can arise when you use Project Copy to copy a service operation to a new database.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Enforcing Message Record and Field Aliases in Generated WSDL Transformations This section describes enhancements related to transformations. Integration Broker provides a new Clear WSDL Export Status page. “Managing Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. but do not include the WSDL in the project. “Managing Messages.

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

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

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

you can better determine the aspects of the integration that need to be changed or modified to perform the integration. All rights reserved. and applications in the Oracle portfolio. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Logging Enhancements to the Application Server Log The application server log now displays enhanced information for troubleshooting securityrelated issues when the logging level is set to 4 or greater. or a combination of these options. 127 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. No routing on target node User invoking a service operation has different permissions than specified on the service operation on the source node. “Integrating with Oracle ESB-Based Services” Integration Broker Logging. You can use PeopleSoft Integration Broker to provide services to Oracle ESB. Tracing and Debugging This section describes logging.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. You can require that inbound service operations are transmitted using WS-Security options. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. resources. and debugging enhancements related to PeopleSoft Integration Broker. SSL encryption. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” Implementing Web Services Security. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Implementing WSSecurity on Services Consumed Using the Consume Web Service Wizard Validating Security on Inbound Integrations PeopleSoft Integration Broker validates that inbound service operations from integration partners are transmitted with a level of security as determined by your organization. Beginning with this release PeopleTools is certified for integrating with Oracle ESB-based services. The application server log now displays messages and information for the following situations: • • • • No routing at source node. tracing. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.” 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. Using the information in the log file when compared with the expected service operation metadata.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. No node password found on source node. as well as to consume services from Oracle ESB.50 September. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.

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

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

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

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

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

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

This field appears in the following utilities: • • • Handler Tester Utility Service Operation Tester Utility Schema Tester Utility When uploading an XML file for use with one of these utilities.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 September. UTF-16.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. and non-Unicode. 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. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. “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. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8. “Resubmitting and Canceling Service Operations for Processing” Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities This section describes enhancement to PeopleSoft Integration Broker testing tools and utilities. . 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. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release.536 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65.536 1.xls ExcelToCI2007. All rights reserved. . headers and strings.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.PeopleTools 8. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Translated elements include labels. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. 140 Copyright © 2009.xls ExcelToCI.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. 385 1. The follow table lists the template to use based on your version of Microsoft Excel: Microsoft Excel Version Microsoft Excel 2000 Microsoft Excel 2003 Microsoft Excel 2007 Template ExcelToCI.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.576 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.048. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.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. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. “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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.

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

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

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

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

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

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

only the template and step properties with non-default values were exported. with PeopleTools 8. “Applying Updates. the system overwrote or ignored any manual modifications you made to the Change Assistant template. all properties and values are exported to the XML file. This applies to templates delivered by PeopleSoft as well as those created with your own change packages. you now see the following options: The Generate New Template option enables you to generate a Change Assistant template and ignore any manual changes made to an existing template. “Configuring Change Assistant for Upgrades. In PeopleTools 8. you regenerated the change package in Application Designer.50.50 September. 147 .50. when you regenerated the change package. you now have the option to merge the new template associated with an updated change package with an existing template.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. That is. that manual change did not persist if.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. Copyright © 2009. to ensure consistency with shared and cloned templates.” Configuring the Upgrade Environment Exporting Change Assistant Templates In previous releases. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. However. for some reason. This enables you to incorporate any manual changes you’ve added to the existing Change Assistant template. For example. you might decide to modify the template to add a manual step to the apply process. when exporting Change Assistant templates. it may be necessary to modify a generated Change Assistant template. On the Create Change Package dialog. when you modified a Change Assistant template. 2009 • • • • • DataMoverUser DataMoverBootstrap ManualStop SQLCommand SQRReport See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. regardless of whether the property value differs from the default value. All rights reserved.” Exporting Templates Retaining Manual Modifications to Change Assistant Templates In some occasions.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant.

48 versions of PeopleTools. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. . moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8.48 versions of PeopleTools. In PeopleTools 8. When performing an upgrade or update. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly. “Working with Change Packages. 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.PeopleTools 8.48. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8.48 and beyond. All rights reserved.50. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. this manual process has been automated. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8.47 and earlier. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8.

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

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.46 Business Interlinks PeopleBook posted on My Oracle Support in the following location: The Upgrade Assistant tool is no longer shipped or supported. refer to the PeopleTools 8. Deprecated Documentation Oracle no longer ships documentation for certain products used primarily in previous PeopleTools releases. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. the PeopleSoft Application Designer PeopleBook contained chapters devoted to working with projects.50 PeopleBooks. 2009 PeopleBooks Enhancements With Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. so the Upgrade Assistant PeopleBook is not included with the PeopleTools 8. These chapters have been separated into their own PeopleBook focusing on the life cycle management features of Application Designer. For Business Interlink documentation. PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide In previous releases. Copyright © 2009. For upgrades and updates. comparing projects. 157 . use Change Assistant and refer to the Change Assistant PeopleBook for documentation. Oracle provides a new version of PeopleBooks. and upgrading database definitions.

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