Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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September 2009

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

contains the comprehensive set of descriptions for the features and changes available in the final product. With this information. 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. available when the release becomes generally available. The release notes. 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. 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. It is a roadmap that is intended to help you assess the business benefits of PeopleTools 8. managers will be able to initiate preliminary budget planning and begin putting together a project team to further evaluate specific PeopleSoft products. Prerelease Notes Prerelease notes provide more functional and technical details than the release value proposition. This added level of detail should enable project teams to answer the following questions: • • What delivered functionality will change? What customizations may be affected? .50 and to plan your information technology (IT) projects and investments. and articulates the expected business benefit. The new features and enhancements that are included in this release are grouped according to functional area. identifies major enhancements.PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Prerelease notes 3. Our goal is to ensure that you leverage technology to its fullest to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations. Please note that the final release may not have every feature that is discussed in this document. Release notes Release Value Proposition The release value proposition provides functional details. The release value proposition is published before a release. Release value proposition 2.50 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. Also note that the prerelease notes do not contain a comprehensive description of all the features and changes that will become parts of the upcoming release. This document describes how each enhancement functions within the context of the greater business process.50. This preface discusses PeopleSoft release information publications.

Prerelease notes are published before a release. describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans. Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release.50 September. Release Notes Release notes are published when the product is made generally available and validate the final scope of the release. 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. 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.PeopleTools 8. . The release notes discuss the features and enhancements that are available with the GA release of each product.1) 2 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. you can find additional information on Oracle Technology Network and My Oracle Support. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

9.50 September.1.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6.6. Platform Operating System AIX 6. 1. JRE Support.1 IBM Informix 9. . 1.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.PeopleTools 8.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.9.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4. 11.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.1 IBM z/OS 1. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.1 2 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.5 IBM Informix 11. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support. All rights reserved. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.

2009 Platform Verity Verity 6. 3. Always refer to Doc ID 747587. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.2.1) Copyright © 2009. 8 Safari 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 Added Verity 6.5.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.1. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.Main Page (Doc ID 764222. 2. 3. 3 .50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .x.5.0.2.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.0. Oracle and/or its affiliates.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy. All rights reserved.1.4.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.4 Browser Firefox 3.1 Internet Explorer 7.1).Release Notes PeopleTools 8. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.50 September.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.

4 Copyright © 2009.6x with your PeopleTools installation.9 or 9.50.6x and still be in a supported environment. Note. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. Data Mover. If you run DB2 databases.49 or 8.8.50. 8. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1.0). The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. . Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. 2009. 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.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. and so on. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. For example. Otherwise. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. Process Scheduler servers. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. This includes applications servers. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8.50 September. Note. All rights reserved. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. 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.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. The exact version depends on your operating system. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874.

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

including: • • • • • • Installation Programs PeopleTools Running on Windows Verity Installation Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig.sh Oracle Configuration Manager Installation PeopleSoft Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Internet Architecture Installation Location With PeopleTools 8.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8. In previous releases.50 September. 6 Copyright © 2009. . you have the option of installing the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA) outside of PS_HOME. the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program prompted you to install PIA within the PS_HOME directory structure. 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. 2009 Release Notes System Administration Enhancements This section discusses enhancements made in the area of server administration. All rights reserved.

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

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

50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. export LD_LIBRARY_PATH $TUXDIR/bin $TUXDIR/bin must be prepended to PATH. whichever is appropriate for your platform. For example: PATH=$TUXDIR/bin:$PATH. Improves understanding of your business needs and provides consistent responses and services.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Some of the benefits of using Oracle Configuration Manager are: • • • • Reduces time for resolution of support issues. export TUXDIR $TUXDIR/lib $TUXDIR/lib must be prepended to LD_LIBRARY_PATH. All rights reserved. 9 . For example: TUXDIR=/home/user/Oracle/tuxedo10gR3. Including OCM a part of PeopleTools installer enables Oracle support representatives to analyze environment and configuration data and provide better service to customers. Copyright © 2009. export PATH Oracle Configuration Manager Installation Oracle Configuration Manager (OCM) is used to collect configuration data from customer environments and upload it the customer configuration repository (CCR) at Oracle. Working with Oracle Configuration Manager PeopleSoft Configuration Manager This section discusses these changes to PeopleSoft Configuration Manager: • • Registry structure changes. or SHLIB_PATH. you will have the option of installing and configuration OCM as part of the PeopleTools 8. ODBC installation. LIBPATH. Improves access to best practices and the Oracle knowledge base. For example: LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$TUXDIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH.50 installation.50.50 September. Provides proactive problem avoidance. Oracle and/or its affiliates. OCM is delivered to customers through My Oracle Support and can be configured for PeopleSoft deployments for collecting customer configuration data and providing services to the customer. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools Installation for <your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Variable $TUXDIR Description $TUXDIR must be set to the correct Oracle Tuxedo installation directory. With PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

CFG configuration files. This applies to any server process. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8. by default. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter. In PeopleTools 8. PSAESRV.CFG and PSPRCS. such as PSAPPSRV.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured.50.CFG. and so on. In previous releases. developer) has changed.CFG.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. “Using PSADMIN Menus.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. 15 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. the configuration file is PSWINSRV. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV.000. large. The default value is 1024 cursors. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can now include custom Java options per server process. In previous releases. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2009. However. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. PSQRYSRV. medium.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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Release Notes

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

” Using Administration Utilities. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name. 2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 35 . “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout URL PROPERTIES PAGE The new URL Properties page enables you to define URLIDs to store in the database to be used for FTPS and the PeopleCode attachment functions.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions. “Working with Oracle WebLogic.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. GENERICFEED-01. URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009. WORKLISTFEED 01-05. “Using PeopleTools Utilities. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option. “Working with IBM WebSphere. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

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

2009 Example: Favorites Menu This is the new favorites menu showing the Recently Used list and the Base EE User Profile favorite in the My Favorites list: When you click the BASE EE link.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. and appears on search pages and in prompt dialog boxes. Copyright © 2009.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. As you type. 41 . All rights reserved. Type ahead is configurable through User Personalizations. the system searches in the background and matches entries in the record to the text you enter. this page appears showing the primary key: Type Ahead Prompt Fields now include a type ahead text.

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. Scrollable grid layout (grid enhancements). Free Form Stylesheets Free form sub style sheets are text-based sub style sheets that enable you to take advantage of Cascading Style Sheets– Level 2 (CSS2). and DHTML features. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. to use free form sub style sheets. . On free form sub style sheets. Command line password prompt. Note. Note these important points regarding the use of free form sub style sheets: • • • Like other sub style sheets. At runtime. Active hyperlinks on read-only pages.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Application Designer This section details the modifications in Application Designer definitions. 44 Copyright © 2009. With a free form sub style sheet. you can create the style sheet in a third-party editor and then copy the style sheet text into the Free Form tab of the free form sub style sheet definition. Free form stylesheets. including new features and enhancements.50 and higher. the free form sub style sheet must define and include all default style classes used by the application. style class names must be identical to the PeopleTools default style class names. such as: • • • • • • • • Radio button label changes. you must insert them in a standard style sheet or in a sub style sheet that is part of a standard style sheet. Grid and scroll area summary attribute for tables in pages. AJAX. the Fixed Form tab is grayed out because free form sub style sheets do not support inheritance or aggregation. Free form sub style sheets cannot have parent style sheets nor can they be used as parent style sheets. Radio Button Label Changes You can change or set radio button labels dynamically with PeopleCode. Integrated rich text editor. Unexpected results will occur in both Application Designer and PeopleSoft Internet Architecture pages if a default style class is missing. When creating free form style sheets. Free form sub style sheets are supported in PeopleTools 8. Image definition changes. style classes in free form sub style sheets take precedence over PeopleTools-formatted style classes of the same name. If you replace the default style sheet or override the page style sheet with a style sheet that includes only free form text.

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

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

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

a third party rich text editor. Integrated Rich Text Editor You can configure the long edit box control to use the CK Editor. 48 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. GIF files are supported. All rights reserved.50 September. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. which is integrated into a standard PeopleTools installation. 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. The Enable Rich Text property of the long edit box control provides you with a simple way to implement this rich text editor as part of any PIA page without the need for customization or special configurations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ClearAEAttributes method. AddAttribute method. The new methods and properties for these classes have not been listed in these release notes. ShowColumns method. methods. SetProperties method. EncryptPETKey method. EnableColumns method. SetLegendImg method.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new class including constructors. Grid class. Grid class. UpdateConnectorResponseProperties method. Grid class. Grid class.50. LabelColumns method. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Chart class. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. DecryptPETKey method. the following new methods have been added to the PeopleCode API: • • • • • • • • • • • BPELUtil class. IBInfo class. 2009 CONQRS_CONST class CONQRSMGR class QUERYITEMPROMPT class SCHED_INFO class SEC_PROFILE class UTILITY class • Feed classes: Feed class FeedFactory class DataSource class DataSourceParameter class DataSourceParameterValue class DataSourceSetting class Utility class The 8.50 September. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference New Methods In PeopleTools 8. Field class.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. AddAEAttribute method. 59 . Field class. and properties as is appropriate for each class. IBInfo class. IBInfo class.

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

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

PeopleTools 8. "Development Tools Enhancements. SSLClientCertAlias property. SSLPort property. BackupSMTPUseSSL property. All rights reserved. Query class. SMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. OutputUnicode property. The preceding list does not include the properties that are new due to the addition of a new class in the PeopleCode API. BackupSSLPort property. RoutingDefnNameproperty. MCFOutboundEmail class. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new property. SMTPSession class. SMTPSession class. MCFOutboundEmail class. SMTPSSLPort property. ProcessInstance property. SMTPSession class.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Built-in Functions In PeopleTools 8.50. Note. ReportDefn class. New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. imagesLocation property. TransformData class. MCFOutboundEmail class. UseSSL property. Query class. The 8. The new classes are listed in these release notes. SMTPSession class. . BackupSSLClientCertAlias property. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MCFMailUtil class. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. BackupUseSSL property. MoreRowsAvailable property. MCFOutboundEmail class. MCFOutboundEmail class. SMTPSession class. PeopleCode API." PeopleCode. SMTPUseSSL property. TransformData class.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified built-in function. RejectTransform property. BackupSMTPSSLPort property. MCFOutboundEmail class. the following built-in functions have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • GetRowsetCache now takes an optional language parameter. BackupSMTPSSLClientCertAlias property.50 September. The 8. SMTPSession class. 62 Copyright © 2009.

2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 4.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method.50 September.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This method now takes an optional language parameter. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. The 8. 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. The 8. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. 63 . Size property. 2. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. Save method.50. 3.50. In PeopleTools 8. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter. and SetOutputOption method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). ValidateAddress method. 5.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50. • RowsetCache class. rather than a single email address.50.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property. 1. This method now validates a comma. SetEmailOption method. Publish method. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. Therefore. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Java Class. • ReportDefn class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8. "". SetItemFolder method. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements.

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

Copyright © 2009. Refresh method (use the SetTaskAppData method or SetTaskData method instead). ReportDefn class.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. the following XML Publisher classes.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. 65 . The PeopleBook contains details on equivalents to use instead. Deprecated Methods and Properties Deprecated XML Publisher Items In PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Refresh method (use the SetData method or SetOLData method instead). Deprecated Products and Classes Deprecated Methods In PeopleTools 8. OutputEditable. Gantt class. All methods of the XMLPManager class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. RowsetDS class. Deprecated XML Publisher Items XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported In PeopleTools 8. Certain methods and properties of the ReportDefn class. methods and properties have been deprecated.50. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. SetRuntimeDataRowset method. a number of XML Publisher classes. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the following methods have been deprecated: • • Chart class. All methods and properties of the TemplateFile class. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All methods and properties of the TemplateDefn class. SetRuntimeDataXMLDoc method. 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. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. These items remain in PeopleTools for backward compatibility only: • • • • ReportDefn class.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. methods and properties are no longer supported. All methods and properties of the TranslationFile class.50. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleSoft Language Code UKE See Also

Description UK English

Corresponding ISO Locales en_GB

Database Character Set Unicode or non-Unicode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 2009 Release Notes Increase Process Instance and Report IDs The Content ID fields (CONTENTID field) have increased to 12 integer positions (999999999999). Using Process Monitor. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999.PeopleTools 8. If a role is removed from a user profile. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. These fields include: • • • • • • • CDM_ID CONTENTID PSRF_REPORT_ID REPORT_ID REPORT_INST_VAL REPORT_INSTANCE TRANSFERINSTANCE Process Instance ID Max sequence is increased to 2147483647.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages. you can select a From and To date for viewing.50 September. “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role. the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role.” 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. All rights reserved. Using the Date Range filter. “Using Report Manager. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information.

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

PeopleTools 8. Parallel LoadCache has been assigned to the LOADCACHE process category. The runtime parameter page is used to determine if the process or job can be run from the Reporting Console. “Defining Process Definitions” Reporting Console The Reporting Console provides a single interface for a user to manage and schedule reports. organize reports and share reports. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This is an example of the Reporting Console: 74 Copyright © 2009. This page also defines what security to enforce and what parameters will be displayed when the process is initiated from the Reporting Console.” Defining Process Categories Runtime Parameters New runtime parameter pages have been added to process definitions and job definitions. That means it will run only on servers that have a LOADCACHE process category whose MaxConcurrent value is greater than 0.50 September. schedule a report.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. This is an example of the Runtime Parameters page for a process definition: Runtime Parameters page The Enable Generic Prompting check box indicates this process can be run from the reporting console. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes New Process Category LOADCACHE A new process category has been added LOADCACHE. From the Reporting Console users can run a report.

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. 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.PeopleTools 8. This web service provides third-party applications the ability to schedule PeopleSoft processes and jobs through the Process Scheduler. Oracle and/or its affiliates. as well as retrieve process statuses and reports. All rights reserved.50 September. including: • Descriptive Names 76 Copyright © 2009. . “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. XML Publisher This section discusses new features and changes for XML Publisher.

use %EMPLID%. Deprecated Schema Files Schema files are no longer necessary for bursting. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Defining Report Definitions Creating Report Definitions. at runtime the value of that field will be used. %field% where field is a the name of a field from the XMLdata that lies below the first repeating field. For example.“ Setting Output Options Deprecated Data Sources Rowset and XMLDoc have been deprecated as a data source. Output variables are enclosed between percent signs (%). Schema files will still be used for backwards compatibility. %BTV% will insert the burst field value. The file name field accepts a combination of output variables and plain text. use XML file instead. The following variables are supported. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. if you have an EMPLID field. however you will not be able create a new Rowset or XMLDoc data source. Copyright © 2009. XML sample data file can be used for bursting. • • • • %ASD% will insert the As of Date. All rights reserved. This field is used to specify a file name template that gets translated at runtime to a physical file name. 77 . %RID% will insert the Report ID. All existing reports using these data source type will continue to run. All burst key candidates on the on the bursting page are eligible. 2009 • • • • • • • • • Deprecated Data Sources Deprecated Schema Files Connected Query Data Source Global Properties Settings Performance Enhancements PDF Full Path Mapping Alternate XML Preview Iterative Template Design Support for Email Descriptive Names A new field File Name has been added to the Output page in the Report Definition component.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise.50 September.

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

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

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

exe The local directory of crw32.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32.1 upgrade.50 September. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. Local directory of crw32.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008.50.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. For example. Note. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.exe.0\win32_x86. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Working with Multiple Languages.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. you need to upgrade.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages.50. 81 . Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports. Crystal Reports execution environments. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. Crystal Reports concepts. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment.1 is supported. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.

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

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

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

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

In data analysis terms. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and members are populated by the results of a PeopleSoft Query or populated from a PeopleSoft Tree structure.PeopleTools 8. . Use the following pages to create Essbase dimensions: 86 Copyright © 2009. Members can be added manually to dimensions. Dimensions are subdivided into categories called members. All rights reserved. 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.50 September.

Enter the generation names for Essbase dimension. Select an existing column of a highlighted query. and then defining the data queries that will be used to populate the cube. Select an existing node of a highlighted tree. Enter formula information for a dimension member. 87 . This is an example of the Dimension page: Outlines Creating an outline is grouping dimensions together to define the structure of the cube. Copyright © 2009. 2009 Page Dimension Member Formula Find Tree Select Top Node Find Query Select a Column Generation Names Usage Create or update Essbase dimensions.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. All rights reserved. Search for and select an existing tree that is defined in the system. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The columns displayed are from the select statement of the query. Select an existing query that is defined in the system.

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

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

All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes Integrating with Oracle Smart View When an Essbase cube is built successfully. 90 Copyright © 2009.50 September. a new Open Cube in Smart View link is available on the Process Details page that enables you to view the created cube (data and metadata) in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. .PeopleTools 8. 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.

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

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. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT.3.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. .” Building Cube Instances. All rights reserved. “Building Cubes. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7. Note. (Cognos 8.x are not supported. including future EFFDT data.50.50 September.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. using the Detail Value List page.x and 9. 2009 Release Notes Note. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8. 92 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected.

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

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

Copyright © 2009.50 September. selecting nodes for not-in clause part of the Query.” Creating Report Requests. and deleting the nodes from the criteria. the PS/nVision Layout designer now includes a new feature called not-in.” Setting Up Report Requests. “Running PS/nVision Reports on the Web. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 95 . and dimensions as part of notin criteria query. modifying. 2009 This is an example of the Report Request dialog in the Windows client: This is an example of the Report Request page in the Web client: See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision. After making list of values to be part of not-in criteria. “Running PS/nVision Reports in the Microsoft Windows Client. for example.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. users can select multiple values. With this feature. this criterion is inserted as any other criteria into the selected cell in the Layout.50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision. which allows Layout designers to include fields for building negative criteria. tree nodes. Creating Requests Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Creating Report Requests Supporting Not-in Criteria Beside adding.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

or hide. such as when it cannot find a routing for an integration. “Managing Integration Gateways.htm) and error log file (ErrorLog. The WS-Addressing fault end point is defined as a string. the system extracts these parameters from the SOAP header and places them in the MIME content section before the request is sent to the application server. The WS-Addressing action is defined as a string. Use this property to specify the WS-Addressing fault end point for the message. These values will be part of the MIME header section sent to the integration gateway.WSA_To. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The integration gateway will add these values to the SOAP headers accordingly.” Masking Gateway Log File Elements WS-Addressing The following PeopleCode properties have been added to the IBInfo PeopleCode object: • &MSG. elements that appear in the integration gateway log files.IBInfo. All rights reserved.IBInfo. a message ID (the WSA_MessageID property) must also be defined. To specify the namespace to use for generic SOAP faults. set the following property in the integrationGatway. 2009 Setting the Namespace for Generic SOAP Faults The system generates generic SOAP faults for framework-level errors.WSA_Action. If this property is not null. • &MSG. Use this property to specify the Web Services Addressing (WS-Addressing) action for the message.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.GenericFaultNamespace See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.IBInfo. “Managing Integration Gateways. The WS-Addressing destination is defined as a string. thereby prohibiting sensitive information from displaying in the generated message log file (MsgLog.properties file equal to the namespace to use: ig.” Setting the Namespace for Generic SOAP Faults Masking Elements in Integration Gateway Log Files You can mask.WSA_FaultTo. &MSG. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.htm). Use this property to specify the WS-Addressing destination for the message.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 103 . For inbound requests.

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

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

A new View Included Fields Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page. Oracle and/or its affiliates. subrecords. View only the included fields in the message structure. All rights reserved. Nonrowset. Part Nonrowset.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. you have the option to use the Type field to narrow your search. “Managing Messages. Viewing Rowset-Based Message Structures Overriding Local Message Compression for Synchronous Messages The integration engine compresses and base64–encodes messages destined for the PeopleSoft listening connector on its local integration gateway. Doing so determines the subsequent page that appears and that you use to define the message. Select this value to add a container message to the system. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. When you click the link the Records Only page appears and displays only the records and subrecords in the message structure. you must select a message type from the list.50 September. 2. View the entire message structure. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message part to the system. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. You can expand and collapse the tree to view the structure of the message. View only the records in the message structure. the existing default option displays all records. Rowset. 2009 Release Notes When you use the Find an Existing Value tab to search for an existing message definition. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message to the system. “Managing Messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Select this value to add a rowset-based message to the system.PeopleTools 8. Part Rowset. The message types that display in the Type dropdown list box are: • • • • • Container. 3. Select this value to add a rowset-based message part to the system. When you access a rowset-based message in the Messages-Message Definitions page. . and record fields (included and excluded) for a message definition in tree format. A new View Records Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page. When using the Add a New Value tab to add a new message definition to the system. 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. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides an optional transaction rollback feature that enables you to rollback the database to the pre-bulk insert state if needed.” Implementing Handlers Using Bulk Load Processing New System Audit Query to Identify Bulk Load Handlers Referencing Invalid Message Objects A new system audit query. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. if you do not enter a description in the Description field. any-to-local routing definitions are read-only with the exception of the external alias name and transform information.50.50 September. IBRK-24 – IB DMS Handler Referencing Invalid Message.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. to add a data structure to define the message content.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Managing System-Generated Routing Definitions. but did not include the associated message objects. In addition. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. All rights reserved. Routing Description On the Routings – Routings Definition page.” Integration Broker Integrity Service Operation Routings This section describes enhancements for working with and managing routings. has been added to identify situations where you have moved a Bulk Load Handler object via project copy.” Adding Routing Definitions. “Managing Routing Definitions. 2009 Release Notes When working with nonrowset-based messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the value defaults to the name of the service operation associated with the routing definition upon save. thereby allowing non-PeopleSoft data to map to the records and fields in the database. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides a data tree structure. . Adding a Routing Definition Any-to-Local Routings Definitions are Read-Only Beginning with PeopleTools 8. Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft Integration Broker automatically generates a local-to-Atom routing definition for a service operation when the service operation is published as a feed. “Ensuring Data Integrity. like that in the Messages component.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. 116 Copyright © 2009. “Managing Routing Definitions. See Also. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. .50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8. 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. UTF-16. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise 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. The user-interface for building and populating rowset-based messages from within these utilities is identical to that used in the Messages component for creating and modifying rowset-based messages. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file. 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” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. This field appears in the following utilities: • • • Handler Tester Utility Service Operation Tester Utility Schema Tester Utility When uploading an XML file for use with one of these utilities. All rights reserved. and non-Unicode.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor.

All rights reserved. Async-to-synch. If the invocation is successful. Similar to the Handler Tester utility. Synchronous. In addition. you can now assign PSCAMA record values and audit actions to Level 0 records.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. The utility also enables you to override target connectors and specify target connector properties. When you invoke asynchronous service operations. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the system displays a success message along with a transaction ID. the system uses the Publish method. Asynchronous request-response. When you invoke synchronous service operations. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Testing Bulk Load Handlers You cannot use the Handler Tester Utility to test bulk load handlers.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. the Service Operation utility enables you to populate rowset-based or nonrowset-based messages to include in the service operation. If the invocation does not run successfully. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the system uses the SynchRequest method. an error message displays. You can also specify PSCAMA record values and audit actions. 2009 Enterprise PeopleTools 8. manually inputing XML data. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Handler Tester Utility Assigning PSCAMA Record Values and Audit Actions to Message Definitions For service operations that contain rowset-based messages. or manually inputing record and fields values (for rowset-based messages). The utility enables you to test the following service operation types: • • • • Asynchronous one-way. You can use the transaction ID to track the transaction in the Service Operations Monitor. You can populate message data by uploading XML content. you can assign PSCAMA audit actions to Level 1 and greater records. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Service Operation Tester Utility PeopleTools 8. 135 .50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 features a new Service Operation Tester Utility. This functionality has been added to the Select an Action page in the Handler Tester utility.

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

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

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

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

xls ExcelToCI. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel. The follow table lists the template to use based on your version of Microsoft Excel: Microsoft Excel Version Microsoft Excel 2000 Microsoft Excel 2003 Microsoft Excel 2007 Template ExcelToCI.536 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.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.048.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. 385 1.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Template Names The version of Microsoft Excel that you are using in conjunction with the Excel to CI utility determines the Excel to CI template that you must use. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Translated elements include labels.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. You can download this software from the Microsoft website.576 1. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16.50 September. 140 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.536 1.xls ExcelToCI2007. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory. headers and strings. .

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

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

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

data-intensive processes now can be run through Process Scheduler also. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 144 Copyright © 2009.50 September. such as Application Engine programs. Update Gateway Detects and Downloads Superseded Change Packages. Running multiple processes simultaneously. including: • • • • • • • • • • Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler Additional Database Definition Available Exporting Change Assistant templates. such as PeopleSoft Change Assistant. Restarting ‘restart-aware’ processes. This enables you to offload data-intensive processes to a high-powered server for improved performance and quicker completion times. Alter Analyzer. 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. When defining or modifying a template you can now choose the step type of ProcessScheduler. . Creating Projects With Multiple Definition Types. Retaining manual modifications to Change Assistant Templates. you had the option to run selected step types on a remote server. Review and Apply Option Added to Apply Change Packages Wizard. Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects. With PeopleTools 8. Running Upgrade Steps With Process Scheduler In previous releases. New Step Property: “From Tools Release”.50. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes Lifecycle Management Enhancements This section discusses the changes to PeopleSoft lifecycle management technology.PeopleTools 8.

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

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

you regenerated the change package in Application Designer. All rights reserved. only the template and step properties with non-default values were exported.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant.” Exporting Templates Retaining Manual Modifications to Change Assistant Templates In some occasions. On the Create Change Package dialog. “Configuring Change Assistant for Upgrades. “Applying Updates. In PeopleTools 8.50.” Configuring the Upgrade Environment Exporting Change Assistant Templates In previous releases. That is. when you regenerated the change package. However. you might decide to modify the template to add a manual step to the apply process. In previous releases.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. This enables you to incorporate any manual changes you’ve added to the existing Change Assistant template. Oracle and/or its affiliates. For example. to ensure consistency with shared and cloned templates. with PeopleTools 8.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. 147 .50 September. the system overwrote or ignored any manual modifications you made to the Change Assistant template. when exporting Change Assistant templates. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. regardless of whether the property value differs from the default value. 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. that manual change did not persist if. you now have the option to merge the new template associated with an updated change package with an existing template. for some reason. it may be necessary to modify a generated 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. when you modified a Change Assistant template. 2009 • • • • • DataMoverUser DataMoverBootstrap ManualStop SQLCommand SQRReport See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Database name appears in report output. .50 September. 2009 Release Notes Change Assistant job opened after clicking Review and Apply See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant #NT Step Parameter Modifications The #NT Change Assistant step parameter no longer applies to DB2 zOS.PeopleTools 8. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Compare Report Improvements These enhancements have been made to Application Designer’s compare features: • • Command line option to filter report output. It applies only to steps intended to run in DB2 UDB environments. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 154 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.

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

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

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

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

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