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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This document describes how each enhancement functions within the context of the greater business process.50 and to plan your information technology (IT) projects and investments. available when the release becomes generally available. 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. 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.PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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 notes. identifies major enhancements. This added level of detail should enable project teams to answer the following questions: • • What delivered functionality will change? What customizations may be affected? . Prerelease Notes Prerelease notes provide more functional and technical details than the release value proposition. Release value proposition 2. It is a roadmap that is intended to help you assess the business benefits of PeopleTools 8. Our goal is to ensure that you leverage technology to its fullest to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations. With this information. Prerelease notes 3. contains the comprehensive set of descriptions for the features and changes available in the final product. and articulates the expected business benefit. The release value proposition is published before a release.50 Release Notes Preface This document provides an overview of the value proposition that is associated with the new features and enhancements that are planned for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and a specific feature may become part of a different application or have a product name that is different from those cited in this document. This preface discusses PeopleSoft release information publications. 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. managers will be able to initiate preliminary budget planning and begin putting together a project team to further evaluate specific PeopleSoft products. The new features and enhancements that are included in this release are grouped according to functional area.50.

The release notes discuss the features and enhancements that are available with the GA release of each product. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. All rights reserved. . 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 847882.1) 2 Copyright © 2009. Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release.50 September. 2009 Release Notes • • How will an upgrade or new implementation affect other systems? How will these changes affect the organization? After the project team has reviewed and analyzed the prerelease notes. Prerelease notes are published before a release. Release Notes Release notes are published when the product is made generally available and validate the final scope of the release. describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can find additional information on Oracle Technology Network and My Oracle Support.PeopleTools 8.

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

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

1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.9. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 11.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7. 1. Platform Operating System AIX 6.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6.6.PeopleTools 8.1. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. All rights reserved.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.1 2 Copyright © 2009.1 IBM z/OS 1.50 September.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes. .5 IBM Informix 11.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.1 IBM Informix 9.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9. 1. 9. JRE Support. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.

2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.4.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2.2.5.Main Page (Doc ID 764222. 3. All rights reserved.50 September. 3.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.1.x.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.1.5.1 Added Verity 6.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.0.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.4 Browser Firefox 3.2. 3 .1) Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Always refer to Doc ID 747587. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.1 Internet Explorer 7. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 . 8 Safari 3.1).1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .0.

9 or 9. and so on. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8.PeopleTools 8. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it.50. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. 4 Copyright © 2009. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. For example. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. Process Scheduler servers. This includes applications servers. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.50. 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. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874.6x and still be in a supported environment.49 or 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.8. Data Mover. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. The exact version depends on your operating system. 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.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. Note. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. 2009. Otherwise. .0). you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. If you run DB2 databases. 8. All rights reserved. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. Note.6x with your PeopleTools installation.50 September. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system.

PeopleTools 8. AIX. 2009 JRE 1.50 September. Copyright © 2009. In the interim. you can install BOE XI 3. or Solaris). 5 .1 on other certified platforms (Windows.4x or JRE 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8. Linux. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation.50 release date.50 Integration with BOE XI 3.50. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

which may be caused by such issues as network failure.CFG.50 September. 12 Copyright © 2009. or a problem in the search domain itself. machine outage.SRCH_FAILOVER|st-sun05:7777 Where SRCH_PRIMARY and SRCH_FAILOVER represent the Domain ID value in the [Domain Settings] section of PSADMIN. Search Server Failover PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Search Server This section discusses enhancements to the search server technology: • • • • Search server failover HP Itanium support.PeopleTools 8. for the application server domain. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . search domains provides higher availability and greater resilience for your search functions. or PSAPPSRV. Application Server Domain 1 Application Server Domain 2 Application Server Domain n Primary Search Server Domain Failover Search Server Domain Multiple application server domains configured to use the same primary and failover search domains You configure an application server domain to connect to a failover search domain by modifying the Remote Search Server Credentials parameter in the [Search] section in PSADMIN. [Search] Deployment Type=3 Application Server Port=7077 Remote Search Server Credentials=SRCH_PRIMARY|stsun04:7777.50 enables you to configure a failover search domain for search server configurations (Type-3) in case the primary search domain is unavailable. Edit configuration/log files menu Windows service now includes search domains. or complementary. The failover domain begins handling search requests only when the primary search domain becomes unavailable. Being able to define and configure backup. All rights reserved.

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

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

Copyright © 2009.000. Oracle and/or its affiliates.CFG. such as PSAPPSRV.CFG configuration files. the configuration file is PSWINSRV. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements. This applies to any server process. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. 15 . 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. PSQRYSRV. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. PSAESRV.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8.50. you can now include custom Java options per server process. In previous releases. large. and so on. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. “Using PSADMIN Menus. medium.CFG.50 September. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. developer) has changed. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8. The default value is 1024 cursors. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.CFG and PSPRCS. In previous releases. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time.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. However. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN. by default.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Employing LDAP Directory Services” Oracle Database Enhancements PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • Encryption terminology.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration. run PTDECRYPTPET on the source data prior to exporting to decrypt the table data. Increase in Oracle Minimum Number of OPEN_CURSORS. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration.50 offers a variety of features incorporated for sites using the Oracle database. Encryption Terminology “PeopleSoft Pluggable Encryption Technology” is now referred to as “PeopleSoft Encryption Technology. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and Sun Libraries are no longer supported. Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit. Enhanced MODULE and ACTION Monitoring Information. including: • • • • • • Optimize Database CPU Usage with Oracle Control Groups.50 uses only JNDI libraries for LDAP clients to connect to LDAP Directory Servers. Support for Oracle Transparent Data Encryption. Enhanced User ID Monitoring Information. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. run PTENCRYPTPET on the target database after the import to encrypt the table data. Application Engine programs to encrypt and decrypt tables. PTDECRYPTPET: If you use Data Mover to export PET table data from the current version into a version of PeopleTools that predates the introduction of the encrypt and decrypt field object methods. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September.” 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. JNDI requires no added installation as it is part of the standard PeopleTools installation. 21 . “Using Application Engine Programs to Encrypt and Decrypt Tables” LDAP Library Changes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.

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

which enables encryption of sensitive data in database columns as it is stored in the operating system files. Using the Database Resource Manager Support for Oracle Transparent Data Encryption PeopleTools now supports the use of Oracle’s Transparent Data Encryption (TDE). in the Field Properties dialog box. and securely store keys outside of the database.” Working With Oracle Resource Groups Oracle Database Administrator’s Guide. This provides increased monitoring capabilities if you use Oracle performance monitoring utilities. To implement this feature within your PeopleSoft system you need to: • • • Set up the Master key in the Oracle wallet. such as Oracle Enterprise Manager. 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. PeopleSoft Connection Type Application Server (PIA connections) Module PeopleSoft component Action PeopleSoft page (PIA page) Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Oracle. and so on. it provides for secure storage and management of encryption keys in a security module external to the database. it is possible to divide administration duties between DBAs and security administrators. Enter the desired encryption algorithm in the Database Encryption Algorithm edit box on the PeopleTools Options page. All rights reserved. PeopleTools populates the MODULE and ACTION fields of the V$SESSION and V$SQL views. Consequently. Enhanced MODULE and ACTION Monitoring Information With PeopleTools 8. Each table's column encryption key is. 23 . in turn. Using an external security module separates ordinary program functions from those that pertain to security. Determine the fields to be encrypted with TDE. such as encryption. TDE is a key-based access control system that enforces authorization by encrypting data with a key that is kept secret. a strategy that enhances security because no administrator is granted comprehensive access to data. which is part of the external security module. Oracle Database Resource Manager. You can now view system resource usage per these PeopleSoft application modules that populate the module and action fields as described in the table. In addition. and in Application Designer. External security modules generate encryption keys.50. perform encryption and decryption. Oracle Automatic Workload Repository. select Encrypt check box. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. The Master key is stored in an Oracle wallet. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. encrypted with the database server's master key.

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

the LOB size limit for the Oracle database has increased to 50 MB.CFG).50. The original intent of adding the hint was to provide a performance benefit. The Oracle implementation of FIRST_ROWS hint works differently than on other RDBMS platforms.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the largest LOB that could be stored was 2 MB.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. the use of this hint made the analysis of other reported performance issues difficult. In previous releases. the OracleDisableFirstRowsHint parameter has been removed from the application server configuration file (PSAPPSRV. did not provide any clear performance benefits for the Oracle platform. when running the installation. there is no longer a need to enable or disable the use of this feature. Access ID On PeopleTools 8. as originally implemented. Microsoft SQL Server 2008. In addition to allowing larger amounts of data in a single database field. All rights reserved.50 the SQL Server login utilized as an ACCESSID does not require being a member of the SQL Server “sysadmin” server role.50. 25 . wherever it needs to be supplied in the configuration tools and scripts as well as on any signon screen. Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs With Oracle 11gR1 the database user ID is case-sensitive. 2009 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit Beginning with PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.50 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. and the PeopleSoft application usage of the FIRST_ROWS hint feature. system administrators need to make sure the database user ID. Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements This section discusses these Microsoft SQL Server enhancements: • • Access ID. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Going forward. In PeopleTools 8. this new limit allows much larger file attachments to be stored in the database without having to be divided into separate chunks. the minimum was 255. such as SYSADM is represented consistently. 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. So. In previous releases. In addition.

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. On PeopleTools 8.50 September. 26 Copyright © 2009. In previous releases the delivered table space create scripts appeared similar to the following.50 you will find the installation scripts were updated to reflect the changes above. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. defining new server logins. 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. All rights reserved. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Microsoft SQL Server” SQL Server 2008 With PeopleTools 8. The auto-resize option creates a table space that automatically increase its size. and so on. Table spaces that can dynamically increase their size as needed enable you to set a reasonable. to accommodate system needs with no limit. It is important to take into consideration that utilizing these roles for the PeopleSoft ACCESSID login will restrict the ability to run administrative tasks not required for PeopleSoft applications like creating backups and restoring them.PeopleTools 8. dropping them.50. . modifying server settings.50 Installation <for your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. 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. in configurable increments. PeopleSoft databases running on the DB2 LUW platform can take advantage of the IBM DB2 Auto-Resize option for table spaces.50. 2009 Release Notes This restricts the type of activities this login can be used for which enhances overall application security. PeopleTools supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008. creating databases. initial size and appropriate resize increment. Oracle and/or its affiliates. This reduces the initial footprint of your database and translates into optimized space usage as your transactional database grows.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Asynchronous JavaScript and XML PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. much of the communication with the server occurs in the background. All rights reserved.50 has incorporated the use of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX). 2009 User Interface This section provides an overview of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) and the changes to the graphical user interface. Copyright © 2009.50 September. you can: • Resize the page. Modal prompt pages and modal alert dialog boxes. You continue to work uninterrupted during the process. Favorites menu enhancements. The AJAX technology makes Internet applications smaller. Processing icon changes Search page enhancements. Menu navigation. the refresh updates only the changed fields. Partial Page Refreshes PeopleSoft applications use Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) technology to limit server trips and perform partial page refreshes. With a partial page refresh. Any server trips triggered by PeopleCode functions such as FieldChange and FieldEdit for related display fields do not redraw the entire page. Modal grids and long edit boxes. the browser refreshes the entire page only when the user navigates to a new page. and more interactive PeopleSoft applications. including: • • • • • • • • • • Partial page refreshes. Floating drop-down navigation. faster. which is a web 2. Oracle and/or its affiliates. allowing web pages to request small bits of information from the server instead of whole pages. AJAX uses asynchronous data transfer (HTTP requests) between the browser and the web server. which is grayed out while the prompt page is active. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) based tabs. Because of AJAX technology. Style sheet modifications. When working with these pages. faster and more user-friendly. 37 .0 technology that enables better.

This is an example of a modal scrollable grid: Menu Navigation There is a new left navigation menu pagelet (Menu 2.50 September. revealing more components that you have access to view. All rights reserved.0). instead of refreshing the entire menu pagelet. when you click the expand/collapse icons in the new menu pagelet.PeopleTools 8. 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. the system redraws only the appropriate hierarchy for the selected link or folder. As you mouse over any section of the menu. If you click the folder name. Because of AJAX. Note. Advantages of the new floating navigation are: 38 Copyright © 2009. the menu cascades to the right. the entire structure is refreshed. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You can choose to use the non-AJAX based menu pagelet for ease of use with screen readers. When you click the “Zoom” icon in a grid or on a long edit box. Modal grids and long edit boxes can be moved around over the page for ease of viewing and use. 2009 Release Notes • • Minimize or collapse the page to the title bar. 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. Floating Drop-Down Navigation PeopleTools 8.50 offers floating drop-down menu navigation.

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

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

All rights reserved. Type ahead is configurable through User Personalizations. 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. Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. 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. As you type.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 41 . and appears on search pages and in prompt dialog boxes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can use the rich text editor as it is delivered or switch to your own configuration without deleting the basic configuration. Open the properties sheet and check the Enable Rich Text Editor property on the Options tab. The editor includes a default set of toolbar buttons that appear as part of the editor page control. application developers can create configuration settings files which compliment the default toolbar set. Any customizations are maintained through HTML definitions in the database and become managed definitions. The rich text editor enables you to store inline images along with your text. At runtime. there is a limit of 20 long character fields per record definition. Long Character Field Limit For PeopleTools 8.50. 2009 At design time in Application Designer. 49 . the long edit box becomes a Rich Text Editor on PIA Pages.50 September. the respective toolbar set is loaded at runtime along with the default toolbar set. 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. However.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Users can specify custom toolbar configurations for each Rich Text Editor control. Based on the value you enter in the Configuration Settings Id field in the Rich Text Editor options. Copyright © 2009. place the long edit box control on the page. The existing PeopleTools Spell Check is associated with this control. All rights reserved. which control the look of the text. The rich text editor tool bars are highly configurable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SSLPort property. The 8. MoreRowsAvailable property. New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. MCFOutboundEmail class. SMTPSession class. BackupSMTPUseSSL property.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Built-in Functions In PeopleTools 8. BackupUseSSL property. RejectTransform property. 62 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified built-in function. SMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. OutputUnicode property. BackupSSLClientCertAlias property. MCFOutboundEmail class.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new property.50 September. BackupSMTPSSLClientCertAlias property. The new classes are listed in these release notes. ProcessInstance property. MCFOutboundEmail class. SMTPSSLPort property. "Development Tools Enhancements. TransformData class. BackupSSLPort property. The preceding list does not include the properties that are new due to the addition of a new class in the PeopleCode API." PeopleCode. TransformData class. imagesLocation property. RoutingDefnNameproperty. SMTPSession class. . All rights reserved. MCFOutboundEmail class. SMTPSession class. BackupSMTPSSLPort property. PeopleCode API. SMTPSession class.50. UseSSL property. MCFOutboundEmail class. MCFOutboundEmail class. Query class.50. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Query class. SMTPSession class. SMTPSession class. The 8. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MCFMailUtil class. Note. SMTPUseSSL property. the following built-in functions have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • GetRowsetCache now takes an optional language parameter. Oracle and/or its affiliates. ReportDefn class. SSLClientCertAlias property.

Oracle and/or its affiliates. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. 4. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50. • ReportDefn class. • RowsetCache class. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. SetEmailOption method. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. 63 . “Java Class. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message. Therefore. Save method. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published. Publish method. 3. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. and SetOutputOption method. 2.50. ValidateAddress method.50. Size property. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. The 8.50. The 8. 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. This method now validates a comma. SetItemFolder method. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. 5. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). All rights reserved.50 September. rather than a single email address. "". This method now takes an optional language parameter.

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

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

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

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. two new character sets have been added to the PSCHARSETS table: Character Set Name UTF-8 UTF8BOM Description Unicode UTF-8 (the existing UTF8 character set code is equivalent to this new name).50. Using extended Japanese characters. Unicode UTF-8 with BOM (byte-order mark). Global Technology This section covers changes and updates to PeopleTools Global Technology. New PeopleSoft language codes. TimeStampFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class). Updated font support.S.50. including: • • • • • • • • • Changes to supported character sets. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Copyright © 2009. Non-ASCII characters in file names uploaded to FTP servers prior to 8.50 September. keyboard Time zone data. Translating application definitions. Changes to Supported Character Sets In PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Analytic grid classes. Analytic type classes. Optimization PeopleCode classes. there have been changes to supported character sets: • In PeopleTools 8. Changes to the swap audit report.50. 67 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 Corrected Properties In the PeopleCode API Reference. Analytic Calculation Engine Metadata classes. the following properties have been moved to their proper location in the book: • • SystemIDFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class). PeopleSoft hot keys do not function as expected on a non-U.

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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: • • • • • • • • • • • • 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.50 September. 71 . 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. including: • • • • • • • • • • Increase Process Instance and Report IDs Viewing Limitations Report Distribution By Role Retention Days Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Renaming Database in Process Request Data Tables New Process Category LOADCACHE Runtime Parameters Reporting Console Process Scheduler Web Service Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. 75 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. This is an example of the Preferences page: Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. 2009 Reporting Console example Reporting Console Preferences allow each user to define the information to display in the Reporting Console.

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

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

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

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports.50. All rights reserved. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment. “Using Crystal Reports 2008.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.exe. Note. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.0\win32_x86.exe The local directory of crw32. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12. you need to upgrade. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. “Working with Multiple Languages.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.1 upgrade.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. 81 .50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. Crystal Reports execution environments.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. Crystal Reports concepts. Local directory of crw32.1 is supported. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade.50 September. For example. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.

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

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

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

Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine. which is used to build Essbase cubes. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. and a wider set of member and dimension properties.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.1. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. Run the cube creation batch process.1.1.1. Essbase Cube Builder Essbase Cube Builder is an ETL (extract-transform and load) application which enables you to use PeopleSoft Query and PeopleSoft Trees to build Essbase applications and OLAP databases.1.1. Copyright © 2009. 85 . only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support.1.50. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder.1 Upgrade. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. you need to upgrade. Essbase Cube Buider.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. 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.1.50 September. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Note. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11. Delete and rename Essbase objects. Aggregate Storage.1.1 is supported.1. including Essbase.1 API.1. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Add and maintain Essbase outlines. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

Dimensions are subdivided into categories called members. dimensions can be thought of as criteria that are used to pinpoint a particular piece of data. and members are populated by the results of a PeopleSoft Query or populated from a PeopleSoft Tree structure. Members can be added manually to dimensions. All rights reserved. 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. . In data analysis terms. and to set the maximum number of rows to retrieve for static queries: Dimensions Dimensions are equivalent to fields in a relational database. Use the following pages to create Essbase dimensions: 86 Copyright © 2009.50 September.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

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

2009 Release Notes Integrating with Oracle Smart View When an Essbase cube is built successfully.50 September. . a new Open Cube in Smart View link is available on the Process Details page that enables you to view the created cube (data and metadata) in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. This example shows the Smart View window that displays the top members of the two dimensions created: You can drill down or use the POV Smart View tool to manipulate the data. 90 Copyright © 2009.

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

.” Building Cube Instances.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. you have options of using tree effective dates from the layout or enter a new effective date for trees at the time of Report Request: Effective Date Criteria Select the None option to display all EFFDT data rows for ranged or dynamic tree details. (Cognos 8. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT. using the Detail Value List page.x are not supported. All rights reserved.x and 9. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected.PeopleTools 8.50. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7. “Building Cubes. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Note. 92 Copyright © 2009.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Note. including future EFFDT data.3.50 September.

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

Specify a new effective-date for all trees used in the layout. By default. Oracle and/or its affiliates. • • • • If this checkbox is selected. you have an option of either: • • Use tree effective-dates from layout definition.PeopleTools 8. Note. Using this component. 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. the As of Date for Trees specified in layout definition is used. PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog can be accessed only in nVision client. 2009 Release Notes Note. the As of Date for Trees specified in layout definition is overridden at the time of Report Request. there are new check boxes labeled Override Layout in the Windows client or Override Tree As Of Date If Specified In Layout in the Web client. Report Request The Report Request dialog in nVision client and Report Request page in web client were redesigned. Note. the As of Date for the Tree is used from Report Request. . Tabular layouts are not affected. In Report Request. this check box is selected. This change will affect only matrix layouts. If this checkbox is deselected. 94 Copyright © 2009.50 September. as only in matrix layouts we have an option of selecting trees. If the As of Date for a Tree is not specified during the time of layout definition and this check box is deselected. All rights reserved.

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

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

and define tree option in Expression 2 type as shown in this example: See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8." Using the PS/nVision DrillDown on the Web Query This section discusses enhancements made in the area of Query. including: • • • • • • • Ability to develop in-tree criteria prompts. All rights reserved. you can schedule queries to run and have the results emailed directly to recipients (not just a link to the Report Manager).50 PeopleBook: PS/nVision. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Query. With this option.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 97 . 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. "Defining Selection Criteria. Security Join Optimizer option. Temp Files tiles of the Query-to-Excel. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. Scheduling query with In Tree prompt. Enhancement request to be able to email AE results. 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. "Running PS/nVision Reports on the Web. Drilling URL in PSQUERY." Defining Criteria.

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

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

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

101 . Visit MyOracle Support for current information about the technologies. “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases” Technologies. • • 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. and Products Supported by PeopleSoft Integration Broker” appendix has been removed from the PeopleSoft Integration Broker PeopleBook. All rights reserved. specifications. The content from the appendix has been merged into the new “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases” chapter.50 the documentation for PeopleSoft Integration Broker has been reorganized into several books. 2009 Integration Broker PeopleBooks This section describes organizational enhancements and changes for PeopleSoft Integration Broker and related PeopleBooks for PeopleTools 8. Specification. and Products Supported by PeopleSoft Integration Broker The “Technologies. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This information is maintained on the MyOracle Support website in the product certification area. 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. (Renamed) This book was previously named Integration Testing Tools and Utilities. Content in this book includes documentation for administering integration gateways. Specifications.50 Integration Broker PeopleBook Enhancements For PeopleTools 8. See Also www.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.oracle. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and so on. and third-party products and versions supported. adding and configuring nodes.com Copyright © 2009.50 September. setting up secure integration environments. PeopleSoft Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities. managing listening and target connectors.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.

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

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

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

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

you must select a message type from the list. and record fields (included and excluded) for a message definition in tree format. “Managing Messages. All rights reserved. View the entire message structure. When you access a rowset-based message in the Messages-Message Definitions page. 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. The message types that display in the Type dropdown list box are: • • • • • Container. . View only the included fields in the message structure. A new View Records Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page. 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. 2. 3. 2009 Release Notes When you use the Find an Existing Value tab to search for an existing message definition. View only the records in the message structure. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Select this value to add a rowset-based message part to the system. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. Select this value to add a rowset-based message to the system. the existing default option displays all records. you have the option to use the Type field to narrow your search. subrecords. “Managing Messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Part Rowset.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message part to the system. When using the Add a New Value tab to add a new message definition to the system. Nonrowset. Part Nonrowset. 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.” Adding Message Definitions Viewing Rowset-Based Message Structures There are now three options for viewing the structure of rowset-based messages: 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Select this value to add a nonrowset-based message to the system.PeopleTools 8. A new View Included Fields Only link has been added to the Messages-Message Definitions page. You can expand and collapse the tree to view the structure of the message. 106 Copyright © 2009. When you click the link the Records Only page appears and displays only the records and subrecords in the message structure. Rowset. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

as long as the message part is not in the runtime tables.” 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. 108 Copyright © 2009. To make changes to a referenced message part. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. For PeopleTools 8. if you check the Message Part Default Indicator box the IsChanged property on such a field is set to True. . when serialized to a rowset. So if a 0 or <blank> is passed in a field. By default an integer field has a value of 0.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. If you must make changes to copied 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. “Managing Messages. causes the IsChanged property flag on the field to set to True. All changes are then propagated to every message in which the message part is referenced.50 September. You can now make changes to a message part that is referenced in another part or subpart.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. When you check the box. you do so manually to each message part that you want to change. All rights reserved. Message Reuse by Reference A reference to a message part is read-only in the message part where it is referenced.” Understanding Managing Messages. you must make the changes to the referenced message part directly. You can reuse only rowset-based message parts. has not been exported as WSDL. “Managing Messages. meaning that a 0 (zero) was passed in the field. Now.50 this restriction has been removed. 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. the system copies all records and fields and displays them at the record level. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Changes you make to a copied message part are not propagated to other copies of the message part that may exist. the end result is a zero when accessing the field via the rowset. You cannot reuse message parts at Level 0. 2009 Release Notes Message Parts Modifying Part Messages In previous releases you could not modify a part message if it was referenced in another message. or is a restricted message.

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

Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages to/from Third-Party Systems Message Schemas This section describes enhancements for working with and managing XML message schemas in PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Indicates the number of the data chunk or message segment that you are sending. Generating Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker now automatically generates message schema for rowsetbased messages at save time. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Sending and Receiving Messages. The Schema tab is still available for viewing message schema. you do not need to navigate to the Schema tab and build the message schema. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the DataChunk value for the current message is 3.” Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. “Managing Messages. “Managing Messages. .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. and for building schemas for nonrowset-based messages. The Add Schema button is enabled regardless if the message is referenced in a runtime table. 2009 Release Notes Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages to/from Third-Party Systems To exchange segmented messages with third-party systems you must specify the following arguments in the SOAP header: Argument DataChunkCount DataChunk Description The total number of data chunks or segments that comprise the message. For example. if there are a total of seven data chunks in the message.” 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.PeopleTools 8. and the current segment is the third chunk. As a result.50 September.” Managing Nonrowset-Based Messages 110 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. for building schemas for rowset-based messages that may have been imported or upgraded without schema. You are now able to add message schemas for nonrowset-based messages referenced in runtime tables.

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

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

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

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

The bulk load handler features the same functionality as the DMS handler in previous releases. Copyright © 2009.50 September. 115 . This handler schedules an application engine program to run within PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. You can track the process in the Service Operation Monitor by viewing the subscription contract.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Bulk Load Handler This section discusses enhancements to the bulk load handler. All rights reserved. Using this handler is a good alternative for long-running programs or for service operations that have large amounts of data to process.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” IBInfo Class Methods DMS Handler Renamed The DMS handler has been renamed to the bulk load handler. In earlier releases. the bulk load handlers were able to process rowset-based messages only. since processing occurs in PeopleSoft Process Scheduler and not in the Integration Broker runtime environment. “Message Class. 2009 You can use the new Application Engine handler implementation method for Notification events. The new functionality for the bulk load handler is discussed elsewhere in this section. PeopleSoft provides several IBInfo object methods that enable you to pass information via the Message object back into the response application class defined on the handler. along with new functionality introduced in PeopleTools 8.” Implementing Handlers Using Application Engine Programs Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. These methods are: • • • • • • • • AddAEAttribute ClearAEAttributes DeleteAEAttribute GetAEAttributeName GetAEAttributeValue GetNumberofAEAttributes GetTransactionIDforAE InsertAEResponseAttributes See the PeopleCode API Reference PeopleBook for more information about these methods. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

but do not include the WSDL in the project. If the system encounters records or fields that do not have aliases defined. it displays an error and it will not generate a WSDL document. 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. The system creates a WSDL document regardless of whether message records and fields are aliased or not. 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. • • Use Project Copy to copy the WSDL to the new database. Default. Integration Broker provides a new Clear WSDL Export Status page. 123 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can continue to generate the WSDL document or terminate the generation of the WSDL document. Developing Transforms Using Oracle XSL Mapper Specifying the Installation Path and Classpath for Oracle XSL Mapper For Oracle XSL Mapper to function.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Enforcing Message Record and Field Aliases in Generated WSDL Transformations This section describes enhancements related to transformations.” 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. the JDeveloper installation location and classpath must be specified in the PeopleSoft system in the PeopleSoft Configuration Manager. 2009 This situation can arise when you use Project Copy to copy a service operation to a new database. You can use one or more of the following options to clear this inconsistency: • Clear the internal WSDL exported flag on the service operation. Regenerate the WSDL on the new database using the Provide Web Service wizard.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. All rights reserved. “Managing Messages. which enables you to clear the flag.50 September. “Managing Messages.

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

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

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

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

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

You can import a configuration from an application domain or from a file. you might have a domain on machine that is also running the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu appears. where you may boot the template slave domain. When you create a template slave domain you import a domain configuration and save it as a template for the slave domain. You import the domain configuration to use as a template slave using a new Import IB Master Configuration menu in PSADMIN.” 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. After you import a domain configuration and save it as a slave domain. This process creates a static slave domain that uses all of the pub/sub processes and queue lists configured for the domain that you import. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. Upon completion. 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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 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. Failover Priority –Dynamic Slave Failover Master/Slave Domain Processing Creating Template Slave Domains Template slaves enable you to dynamically add slave domains without performing any configuration changes in PSADMIN. All rights reserved. Another example is a situation where the machines on which you are running domains have different processing capabilities due to the hardware installed in them.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. “Tuning Messaging System Performance.50 September. In this situation you can configure the machines with the most process power to process the greater number of requests. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can add or remove dispatcher queues from the slave domain as needed. a domain assigned a weighted value of 10 processes the greatest number of requests.” Understanding Domain Failover. To configure master-slave load balancing use the Master/Slave Load Balance page. In this case. configure the template slave domain or perform other administrative tasks. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. If dedicated servers are configured for the domain that you import. 129 . As an example. they are imported and available on the slave domain. A domain assigned a weighted value of 1 processes the fewest number of requests. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Implementing Master-Slave Load Balancing Copyright © 2009. “Setting Up Domain Failover. The page enables you to assign a weight between1 and 10 to each domain to distribute request processing.

cfg file to enable and disable this feature.50 September. The system checks to see if the percentage criterion is met after processing a specified number of requests. 130 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Message System Performance Statistics The messaging system performance statistics pages in the Service Operations Monitor have been redesigned for this release. . which can cause throughput to come to a standstill. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Managing Pub/Sub Handler Processing Performance Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor This section describes enhancements to the Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. Configuring deferred master processing enables you to free processing resources on the master domain machine due to hardware or processing power limitations. You use the Percentage of Memory Growth parameter in the psappsrv. By default the serial recycling of pub/sub process handlers is enabled. The Master/Slave Load Balance page features a Master Processing Status dropdown list box where you set the processing status for the master domain. the system recycles process handlers (within a group) on a serial basis–one after another–to allow processing to continue uninterrupted. “Tuning Messaging System Performance.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You use the Serial Recycle parameter in the psappsrv. All rights reserved. By default the Percentage of Memory Growth parameter is disabled.” 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.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. all pub/sub process handlers recycle at once. If serial recycling is disabled.” Implementing Master Domain Processing Pub/Sub Handler Processing Serial Recycling of Pub/Sub Handler Processes When serial recycle for pub/sub process handlers is enabled. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Tuning Messaging System Performance.cfg file to specify that the system recycle pub/sub process handlers when memory has grown by a percent value that you specify. 2009 Release Notes Implementing Deferred Master Domain Processing PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to defer request processing on master domain to slave domains that are available for processing. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. or so it can run other processes.

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

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

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

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 Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 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. All rights reserved. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. UTF-16.50 September. “Resubmitting and Canceling Service Operations for Processing” Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities This section describes enhancement to PeopleSoft Integration Broker testing tools and utilities. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8.50 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.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.PeopleTools 8. “Using the Schema Tester Utility” Populating Rowset-Based Message Parts in Container Messages The Handler Tester Utility and the new Service Operation Tester Utility feature a Container Message Builder page which enables you to build and populate rowset-based messages within container messages. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and non-Unicode. . thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML.

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

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

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65. 385 1. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. You can download this software from the Microsoft website.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Translated elements include labels.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16.xlsm PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel Location Note that users for Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 use the same template.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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.xls ExcelToCI.536 1.536 1.576 1. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel. 140 Copyright © 2009.xls ExcelToCI2007. headers and strings.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI.50 September. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Template Names The version of Microsoft Excel that you are using in conjunction with the Excel to CI utility determines the Excel to CI template that you must use.048.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8.48 and beyond.PeopleTools 8. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations.48 versions of PeopleTools. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. Oracle and/or its affiliates. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. .47 and earlier. this manual process has been automated.48 versions of PeopleTools. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly.48. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. All rights reserved. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. When performing an upgrade or update. In PeopleTools 8. “Working with Change Packages. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8.50.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. 154 Copyright © 2009. . Database name appears in report output. All rights reserved. It applies only to steps intended to run in DB2 UDB environments. “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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant #NT Step Parameter Modifications The #NT Change Assistant step parameter no longer applies to DB2 zOS. 2009 Release Notes Change Assistant job opened after clicking Review and Apply See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.

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

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

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

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

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