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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This preface discusses PeopleSoft release information publications. Prerelease Notes Prerelease notes provide more functional and technical details than the release value proposition. Please note that the final release may not have every feature that is discussed in this document.PeopleTools Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Prerelease notes 3.50. 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. The release notes. It is a roadmap that is intended to help you assess the business benefits of PeopleTools 8. 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.50 and to plan your information technology (IT) projects and investments. 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.50 Release Notes Preface This document provides an overview of the value proposition that is associated with the new features and enhancements that are planned for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Our goal is to ensure that you leverage technology to its fullest to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations. and articulates the expected business benefit. This added level of detail should enable project teams to answer the following questions: • • What delivered functionality will change? What customizations may be affected? . identifies major enhancements. Release value proposition 2. This document describes how each enhancement functions within the context of the greater business process. The new features and enhancements that are included in this release are grouped according to functional area. With this information. The release value proposition is published before a release. Release notes Release Value Proposition The release value proposition provides functional details. contains the comprehensive set of descriptions for the features and changes available in the final product. available when the release becomes generally available.

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

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

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

.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7. 1.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.PeopleTools 8.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000. Platform Operating System AIX 6. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.5 IBM Informix 11. Oracle and/or its affiliates. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support. JRE Support. 11.1 IBM Informix 9.1 2 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9. 9. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.6. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.9. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support. 1.1.1 IBM z/OS 1.50 September.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9.

1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information. 3 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.1) Copyright © 2009.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.5.2. Always refer to Doc ID 747587. All rights reserved.2.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.1 Internet Explorer 7.0.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.1.Main Page (Doc ID 764222.4.1).4 Browser Firefox 3. 2. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 . 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.0. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1. 8 Safari 3. 3. 3.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.1 Added Verity 6.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.1.5.x. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

All rights reserved. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8. If you run DB2 databases. and so on.50 September. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. 8.50. This includes applications servers. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support.9 or 9.8. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. .49 or 8.50. Process Scheduler servers. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. Otherwise. Note. Note.PeopleTools 8.6x with your PeopleTools installation. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it.6x and still be in a supported environment. the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system is not supported for running the IBM DB2 database or server elements requiring connection to IBM DB2 database. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. 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 5.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. 2009. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. The exact version depends on your operating system. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.0). 4 Copyright © 2009. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. Data Mover. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. For example.

50 Integration with BOE XI 3.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification. In the interim.50 September. All rights reserved. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.1 on other certified platforms (Windows.50 release date. PeopleTools 8. or Solaris). 2009 JRE 1.4x or JRE 1. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Linux.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. AIX. Copyright © 2009. 5 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. you can install BOE XI 3.50.

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

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

changed the way applications use and ship the required C Run Time (CRT) files. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The installation files for Verity are part of the PeopleSoft PeopleTools files that you download from Oracle E-Delivery.exe. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Verity Installation In previous releases.50. you can update the Windows machine’s CRT files by running vcredist_x86. Go to PS_HOME\setup\vcredist. The following environment settings must now be set explicitly using the . Run vcredist_x86. the update does not take place during the install program run. if you are running PeopleTools executables from a machine on which the PeopleSoft installer did not run.50 Installation for <your platform> Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. During your PeopleTools installation. . 2.exe manually.exe manually: 1. as part of VC++ 2005. the installation of Verity software has been decoupled from the PeopleTools installation. Likewise. If you encounter these errors. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Running on Windows PeopleTools 8. Microsoft. The Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ onto a computer. If. In PeopleTools 8. 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. you will not be able to launch PeopleTools client or server executables on that machine and may receive errors. Verity. To run vcredist_x86.profile file in user's home directory. for some reason. Detailed information and step-by-step procedures are included in your PeopleTools installation documentation.50 Programs. the executables may not work and you may receive error messages. the install programs automatically update the machine performing the installation.sh.50 September.50 is developed using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005. 8 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. the software used for PeopleSoft Search. These required files must now be installed onto each machine that will run PeopleTools 8. was installed automatically when you installed the PeopleTools software.

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

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. The Type-3 configuration. configuration. Provides dmadmin Tuxedo command line options specific to the domain gateway. 13 . 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the application server domain acts as a ‘client’ submitting requests to the ‘server’ (the remote search domain). With PeopleTools 8. “Setting up Failover Search Domains” Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations In previous releases. involves the use of a remote search server domain handling the search requests from application server domains. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu The PSADMIN menu PeopleSoft Search Domain Administration now contains these menu options: • • Edit configuration/log files menu option. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” HP Itanium Support HP Itanium is now supported as a Type-1 search server.50. search server configuration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. similar to the tmadmin command line. Domain Gateway TUXEDO command line option. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. only select operating systems could host the PSSRCHSRV process in the Type-3. and usage. 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. bringing efficiency to administration.50 September. The feature enables system administrators to take full advantage of PeopleSoft search capabilities even when native support for search features are not available for the operating system on which their application server domains are installed. This is the equivalent option that appears on the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu for the application server.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3).Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Itanium search server support was limited to specific configuration types. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. just as application server and Process Scheduler server domains in previous releases. “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. In previous releases. There is also the added benefit of a centralized solution for search facilities. In this scenario.

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

the configuration file is PSWINSRV. Copyright © 2009.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8. such as PSAPPSRV.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8.50 September. This applies to any server process.000. large. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using PSADMIN Menus.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. However.CFG and PSPRCS. The default value is 1024 cursors. developer) has changed. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64. PSAESRV. the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV. In previous releases.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.CFG. 15 . in the delivered domain configuration templates (small.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV.CFG. In PeopleTools 8. In previous releases.50: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 2 8 25 2 Windows Service The name of the configuration file for the Windows service that starts an application server domain on Windows automatically has been changed. medium.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8. you can now include custom Java options per server process. All rights reserved.50. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter. and so on.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates. by default. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements.CFG configuration files. PSQRYSRV. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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Release Notes

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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Loads all the cacheable objects that are dependent on other cached objects. adds each applicable cache object to the shared cache. Parallel cache loading refers to a new option intended to reduce the time required to build a shared cache.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration Copyright © 2009. 2009 Serial cache loading refers to the existing process for loading shared cache. The LOADCACHE program is in place in PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The LOADCACHE program.50.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and it runs if you choose Serial LoadCache on the Process Request page after clicking Run on the Load Application Server Cache page. cause instances of other objects to be loaded as well. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Objects that are dependent on other cached objects are those objects that. All rights reserved. when loading the shared cache for application server domains. Parallel cache loading splits the work of the LOADCACHE program into two separate Application Engine programs that run simultaneously within the PSJob PLCACHE. sequentially. when 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. 19 . which runs when you select Parallel LoadCache on the Process Request page after clicking Run on the Load Application Server Cache page. In previous releases. system administrators ran an Application Engine program named LOADCACHE.

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

run PTENCRYPTPET on the target database after the import to encrypt the table data. Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit. Enhanced MODULE and ACTION Monitoring Information. All rights reserved. “Employing LDAP Directory Services” Oracle Database Enhancements PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration.50 uses only JNDI libraries for LDAP clients to connect to LDAP Directory Servers. Application Engine programs to encrypt and decrypt tables. Enhanced User ID Monitoring Information.50 September. Encryption Terminology “PeopleSoft Pluggable Encryption Technology” is now referred to as “PeopleSoft Encryption Technology.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. run PTDECRYPTPET on the source data prior to exporting to decrypt the table data.50 offers a variety of features incorporated for sites using the Oracle database. 21 .” 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. 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. Increase in Oracle Minimum Number of OPEN_CURSORS. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBooks: Security Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. including: • • • • • • Optimize Database CPU Usage with Oracle Control Groups. “Using Application Engine Programs to Encrypt and Decrypt Tables” LDAP Library Changes PeopleTools 8. JNDI requires no added installation as it is part of the standard PeopleTools installation. 2009 • • Encryption terminology. Support for Oracle Transparent Data Encryption. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and Sun Libraries are no longer supported.

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

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

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

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

50. Implementing auto-resize reduces manual ad hoc and preplanned intervention by administrators to increase table space sizes to keep up with the insertion of transactional data. . to accommodate system needs with no limit. “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. Table spaces that can dynamically increase their size as needed enable you to set a reasonable. dropping them.PeopleTools 8. On PeopleTools 8. PeopleTools supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008.50 you will find the installation scripts were updated to reflect the changes above.50 Installation <for your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. initial size and appropriate resize increment. in configurable increments. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and so on. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. 2009 Release Notes This restricts the type of activities this login can be used for which enhances overall application security.50. 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. All rights reserved. modifying server settings.50 September. In previous releases the delivered table space create scripts appeared similar to the following. defining new server logins. 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. PeopleSoft databases running on the DB2 LUW platform can take advantage of the IBM DB2 Auto-Resize option for table spaces. 26 Copyright © 2009. creating databases. This reduces the initial footprint of your database and translates into optimized space usage as your transactional database grows.

the delivered DDL scripts create table spaces with auto-resize one. The number of pages is hard-coded in the script.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. users of the database level auditing feature for DB2 on z/OS were required to create a user defined function (UDF). With PeopleTools 8. space will be increased by DB2 automatically in increments of 10 Mb when the file container becomes full.DBF' 10 M ) EXTENTSIZE 16 PREFETCHSIZE 48 DROPPED TABLE RECOVERY OFF AUTORESIZE YES INCREASESIZE 10 M MAXSIZE NONE . you can submit a SQL ALTER command to enable auto-resize for desired table spaces. table space PTTLRG will be created with 18000 4k pages. depending on the connection type: Copyright © 2009. and Windows” DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes In previous releases of PeopleTools. 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. UNIX. 27 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. named AUDIT01.50.50 September. Here. with no maximum size limit other than that imposed by the amount of space on the server machine. the AUDIT01 program is no longer required. a “table space full” condition occurs. the delivered table space create scripts appear similar to the following: CREATE TABLESPACE PTTLRG MANAGED BY DATABASE USING ( FILE '/data1/psdb2/ptdbname/PTTLRG.DBF' 18000 ) EXTENTSIZE 16 PREFETCHSIZE 48 DROPPED TABLE RECOVERY OFF.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Note. UNIX. For existing databases.50. In PeopleTools 8. and Windows Enterprise PeopleTools 8. by default. In this example. The automatic space management activity is transparent to any application connected to the database. 2009 CREATE TABLESPACE PTTLRG MANAGED BY DATABASE USING ( FILE '/data1/psdb2/ptdbname/PTTLRG. For new PeopleSoft databases. manually. using IBM z/OS assembler language. the script will create the PTTLRG table space with an initial allocation of 10 Mb of free space. All rights reserved. To add more free space to the table space. PeopleSoft now retrieves this information from these two sources. If the actual numbers of records loaded into table space PTTLRG exceeds the 18000 4k page capacity. the DBA can either add more free pages or add more containers. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for Linux.50 Installation for DB2 UDB for Linux.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

has an updated look and feel and matches Oracle corporate application standards. You can change the background colors of folder tabs and grid tabs.50 will be unaffected by the SWAN style sheet. The doors slide together and overlap more to fill a narrow space. The images can be thought of as the sliding doors that complete one doorway. The default style sheet and the SWAN style sheet contain CSS tabs. To provide a greater number of tabs and simpler user-level configuration. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN is the default style sheet for PeopleSoft application releases 9. 2009 Style Sheet Modification There are two new style sheets for Peopletools 8. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Based Tabs Page tabs are now set with cascading style sheets (CSS). However. or slide apart and overlap less to fill a wider space.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The visible portions of these background images fit together inside the doorway to form a tab-like shape. Another style sheet. 43 . The two images are anchored to the outside corners of their respective elements. it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how tab definitions are built and stored in the database.1 and later. sleek look and feel.50.50 September. Sliding Doors Technique The sliding door tabs employ expansion and contraction of the tabs based on the size of the text with just two separate background images: one image to render the left side of a tab and the other image to render the right. as it won’t be the default style sheet for the PeopleTools interface. To change the background colors of tabs. All rights reserved. Customers upgrading to PeopleTools 8. Cascading style sheets (CSS) have the advantage of layering background images which enables them to slide over each other. PSSTYLEDEF has been updated to have a more contemporary. the PeopleSoft applications use the sliding door technique for tabs. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN. Copyright © 2009. Keep in mind that background images only show in the available doorway of the element to which they are applied (content area + padding). Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

it works with earlier application versions. ready to use. the information is not read-only. Some important aspects of related content: • • • • • Configurable by functional business users (does not require development or IT intervention). Additional services can be easily deployed based on PeopleSoft content. This means that as the user works on different instances of a transaction. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Portal Technologies This section discusses the changes to PeopleTools portal technologies. Available in a PeopleTools-only upgrade—that is. Pagelet drag and drop. Pagelet search. Three PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. . A related content frame can be configured to appear at the bottom of any PeopleSoft application page. Related Content Framework The related content framework is a new feature that enables you to combine PeopleSoft transaction pages with collaborative. Can display information from other areas within the PeopleSoft application or from external systems such as from a data warehouse or a third party. the information displayed in the related content frame changes. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Pagelet Wizard enhancements. Leverages the same PeopleSoft security as the application transaction. You can develop custom related content services and deploy these using the framework. The information in the related content frame can be tied to specific application transaction data. analytical and informational content. such as PS Query and OBIEE report pagelets.PeopleTools 8.1 related content services are delivered with PeopleTools.50 September. including: • • • • • • • Related Content Framework. OBIEE report integration. providing context-sensitive information to the user. It will allow you to easily display additional content to assist users in completing a business transaction without leaving PeopleSoft applications. Pagelet help. Users can interact directly with information in the related content frame—that is. showing information specific to the transactional data. OBIEE to PeopleSoft URL integration. Extends the functionality and value of PeopleSoft applications without requiring • • • • 50 Copyright © 2009. Displays related content relevant to the specific transactional page.

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

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

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

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

%UuidGen generates a globally unique 36-character string and %UuidGenBase64 function generates a globally unique 24-character base64 string. The %GETPROGTEXT meta-SQL function will return the full text of an Application Engine PeopleCode program. %UuidGen and %UuidGenBase64 can only be used in Insert or Update statements. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. run PS_HOME\scripts\PT_FILEATTACH850. You can use the meta-SQL functions %UuidGen and %UuidGenBase64 in a SQL Insert or Update statement to generate a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID).50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You will get an error if you use the functions in any other type of SQL. • • • Organization charts Rating box charts Interactive Gantt charts Copyright © 2009.50.50.dms.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. • • • The new %Cast meta-SQL function converts PeopleSoft date. 55 . If you have made customizations to this script and need to continue to use these customizations in PeopleTools 8. datetime. “Meta-SQL” Charting This section covers new charting features. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference. • • The %ResolveMetaSQL meta-SQL function can be used in PeopleCode to return the resolved SQL from meta-SQL construct as a text string.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. and time data types to character values. “Charting Classes” File Processing The ftpunx script is deprecated as of PeopleTools 8. Meta-SQL This section covers general updates made to meta-SQL. The meta-SQL function %DatabaseRelease evaluates to the current database release version.

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

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

Chart class. Gantt class. Field class.50 September. CompressionOverride property. WSA_Action property. "Development Tools Enhancements. 61 . IBInfo class. See Also Release Notes for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools 8. MouseOverMsgSet property. MouseOverMsgNum property. TerminateLines property. The new classes are listed in these release notes. IBInfo class. InteractiveMove property. IsRichTextEnabled property." PeopleCode. File class. WSA_FaultTo property. WSA_To property. XmlDoc class. File class. Gantt class. All rights reserved. IBInfo class. InteractiveEnd property.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference New Properties In PeopleTools 8. InteractiveStart property.50.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each new method. Field class. MCFMailUtil class. SummaryText property. Field class. PeopleCode API. 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. FuturePublicationDateTime property. the following new properties have been added to the PeopleCode API: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • AnalyticGrid class. IBInfo class. New Classes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. IBInfo class. Oracle and/or its affiliates. RevertToPre850 property. 2009 • • Session class. badaddresses property.50. The 8. SummaryText property. RevertToPre850 property. GenXmlFile method. Grid class. InteractiveProgress property. ZeroExtend property. GetActualRemoteNodes method. Note.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Gantt class. Copyright © 2009. Gantt class. Gantt class. HoverText property.

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Publish method. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string.50. rather than a single email address. • ReportDefn class. The 8. and SetOutputOption method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. This method now takes an optional language parameter. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. Save method. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter. 63 .50. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. Therefore. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Size property.50. 4. In PeopleTools 8. ValidateAddress method. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. • RowsetCache class. 2. The 8. “Java Class. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. "". 3. 1. SetEmailOption method. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. This method now validates a comma.50.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. 5.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. SetItemFolder method.50 September.

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

“Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. ReportDefn class. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Deprecated Products and Classes Deprecated Methods In PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. a number of XML Publisher classes. methods and properties have been deprecated. These items remain in PeopleTools for backward compatibility only: • • • • ReportDefn class.50. 65 .” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. OutputEditable.50 September. SetRuntimeDataXMLDoc method. All rights reserved.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. the following methods have been deprecated: • • Chart class. All methods of the XMLPManager class.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. Refresh method (use the SetTaskAppData method or SetTaskData method instead). SetRuntimeDataRowset method. the following XML Publisher classes. Deprecated XML Publisher Items XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported In PeopleTools 8. All methods and properties of the TemplateFile class. Gantt class. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. The PeopleBook contains details on equivalents to use instead. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. All methods and properties of the TemplateDefn class. 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. methods and properties are no longer supported.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.50. Certain methods and properties of the ReportDefn class. Deprecated Methods and Properties Deprecated XML Publisher Items In PeopleTools 8. RowsetDS class. Refresh method (use the SetData method or SetOLData method instead).50. All methods and properties of the TranslationFile class.

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

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

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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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50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 71 . including: • • • • • • • • • • • • Process Scheduler XML Publisher Query Access Service Connected Query Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager Analytic Calculation Engine Tree Optimization Framework PS/nVision Query Process Scheduler This section discusses the enhancements and changes for Process Scheduler.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools. 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.

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

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

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

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

A new PeopleBook “Reporting Web Services” has been created which documents all the Process Scheduler service operations. 2009 Release Notes Edit Preferences page See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.50 September. including: • Descriptive Names 76 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. XML Publisher This section discusses new features and changes for XML Publisher. as well as retrieve process statuses and reports. This web service provides third-party applications the ability to schedule PeopleSoft processes and jobs through the Process Scheduler. All rights reserved. “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. . Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

All rights reserved. 79 . “Defining Report Definitions Creating Report Definitions.50 PeopleBook: Reporting Web Services has been created which documents all the QAS service operations. A new XMLDoc to XML API has been created.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Defining Report Definitions Creating Report Definitions. it is no longer necessary to create a new effective-dated row when you change the template. A new PeopleBook Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Full path mapping is not supported on BI Publisher Server. 2009 Performance Enhancements XML generation for query data source is now in C++ which provides better performance and less memory usage. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. it is only supported through the PeopleSoft integration to Desktop Publisher. Support for Email Email has been added as an output option for XML Publisher reports. QAS_QRY_SERVICE is published as a web service providing third-party applications the ability to create and execute PeopleSoft queries. Query Access Service Query Access Service (QAS) has been enhanced to take advantage of PeopleSoft Integration Broker and service-oriented architecture.“ 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.“ Associating Templates Iterative Template Design When defining the template in the report definition. PDF Full Path Mapping Full path mapping has been added as an option when defining the template for a report. Full path mapping should only be used if your XML data has repeating fields at different levels. This can be used to replace your XMLDoc data source with XML file. this API provides better performance and less memory usage. You can download and upload (override) the same effective dated template file.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. Copyright © 2009.

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

exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Note. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.1 is supported.0\win32_x86. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues. For example. All rights reserved.1 upgrade.50. “Working with Multiple Languages. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.50.50 September. you need to upgrade. Crystal Reports execution environments. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. Local directory of crw32. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. 81 .0\Crystal Reports\Database\. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Crystal Reports concepts.exe The local directory of crw32. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports.exe.

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

“Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009.1.” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix.50 September.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Linux. Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer. Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment.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.50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment.1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8. You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer.50: PT 8. Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8. 83 . 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. 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 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools. 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query. All rights reserved.

When you run an earlier format Crystal Report in the Crystal Reports 2008 application or through the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. Converting Existing Crystal Reports to Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 format 84 Copyright © 2009. the Crystal Reports application runs the Verify Database function.50 September. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 Installation <for your database platform>: “Installing and Configuring Software for Crystal Reports.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In addition. consider the following new compatibility issues: • Crystal Reports 2008 can run a report that is saved in an earlier version of Crystal Reports format. if you open a Crystal Reports 2008 report in Crystal Reports 9.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. All rights reserved. Scenario C: You use PeopleTools 8.1 that use Crystal 9. • When you run reports using the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. you should always create the reports in the Crystal Reports 2008 format.” Understanding Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues PeopleTools 8. a PeopleTools-only upgrade Depending on the Crystal Report execution environment that you use with PeopleTools 8. If you are upgrading from a previous version of PeopleTools. however. You can use earlier format report templates to generate reports. they are created in the Crystal Reports 2008 . For example. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. to ensure compatibility. a PeopleTools-only upgrade.rpt format and you cannot open them using any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9.1 that use Crystal Reports 9.” Crystal Reports Execution Environments Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues When you upgrade to Crystal Reports 2008. you will be warned that the report is in a later format and certain features may not be supported. if you save the report definition from the Crystal Report 2008 designer. your pre-PeopleTools 8. 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. Applications 9. which picks up any errors—such as missing fields—in the report.exe.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 Crystal reports will need to be converted to the Crystal Reports 2008 format using the PeopleTools RPT Conversion utility pscvtrpt.” Converting Crystal Reports. Scenario F: You use PeopleTools 8. If errors are detected. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Note. For example. However.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you must correct the report before you can run it successfully. you have different considerations. a PeopleTools-only upgrade.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. For example.50 and your current Crystal Report execution environment. For example. 2009 Release Notes Applications 9. .

you need to upgrade. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11.1 API. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1. including Essbase. which is used to build Essbase cubes. Aggregate Storage.1.50 September. and a wider set of member and dimension properties.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1.1. Copyright © 2009. 85 . 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine.1.1.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. Run the cube creation batch process.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. A new folder for Essbase Cube Builder has been added under PeopleTools Cube Builder with the following components: Component Connections Dimensions Outlines Utilities Create Cube Dynamic Dimension Templates Cube Dimension Builder Setup Description Add and maintain Essbase connectivity parameters. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1. Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1 is supported.1 Upgrade.1. Essbase Cube Buider.1. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions.1. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. All rights reserved. Add and maintain Essbase outlines.50. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. Note. 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. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11.1. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. Delete and rename Essbase objects.

All rights reserved. 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. 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. .50 September. 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. Dimensions are subdivided into categories called members. dimensions can be thought of as criteria that are used to pinpoint a particular piece of data. Use the following pages to create Essbase dimensions: 86 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

Perform the full dimension expansion for every dimension that is a part of the selected outline. View all dynamic objects (queries and trees) that are used in the definition for the selected dimension. Building Cubes Building Essbase cubes is sending all of the defined information—cube structure and data— to the Essbase server using the Create Cube component. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Help diagnose permission problems with dynamic objects. View all data source queries that are assigned to the outline. Delete any cube creation run control.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Delete any created outline in the system as long as the outline is not referenced in any cube creation run control. 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. View any runtime parameters that are used when you run queries. 89 . 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 © 2009.50 September. Change any query prompt values on any query that are defined in the selected outline. 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. which runs the Process Scheduler. View Outline Structures Outline Expansion View all the dimensions that are a part of the outline for the selected outline. Run all dynamic queries and trees in each dimension and display the total number of rows processed for each dynamic object.

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

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

92 Copyright © 2009. using the Detail Value List page. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected.” Building Cube Instances. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. 2009 Release Notes Note. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8. .x are not supported.50. you have options of using tree effective dates from the layout or enter a new effective date for trees at the time of Report Request: Effective Date Criteria Select the None option to display all EFFDT data rows for ranged or dynamic tree details. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT.3. including future EFFDT data. All rights reserved.x and 9.PeopleTools 8.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. (Cognos 8. Note.50 September. “Building Cubes.

0 will be included. No new functionality in CPLEX 11.50 September. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. including: • • • • • • Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition. Default configuration under %PSHOME%. Accepting Tree Effective-Date When User Define Criteria This section covers enhancements of the effective-date. iLog CPLEX is the mathematical engine that is used by the PeopleTools Optimization Framework. Restoring query prompts to web version of nVision. Ability to define the types of report requests.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. including: Criteria Definition The PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog in nVision client is enhanced to include an As of Date field along with the tree name.0 is supported." Working with Detail Values. This is an example of the PeopleSoft nVision Filter Criteria dialog: Copyright © 2009. Supporting not-in criteria. • Perform comparative reporting based on different effective dates. Accepting tree effective-date at the time of criteria definition enables you to have multiple trees in the layout with different effective dates. Oracle and/or its affiliates. iLog CPLEX 11. 93 .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Tree Manager.50. Drilling down PS/nVision reports using web services (nVisionDrill VSTO add-in). you are able to: • Associate effective-date for trees at the time of criteria definition. “Using PeopleSoft Tree Manager. PS/nVision This section covers changes that are made to the PeopleTools PS/nVision technology. Note. All rights reserved. existing functionality that we use works as with CPLEX 10 versions. Viewing Detail Values Optimization Framework This section covers enhancements that are made to the PeopleSoft Optimization Framework. CPLEX 11.0 Upgrade With Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Using this page.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 Integration Broker PeopleBook Enhancements For PeopleTools 8. This information is maintained on the MyOracle Support website in the product certification area. (Renamed) This book was previously named Integration Testing Tools and Utilities.50 the documentation for PeopleSoft Integration Broker has been reorganized into several books. 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. and Products Supported by PeopleSoft Integration Broker The “Technologies. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Content in this book includes documentation for administering integration gateways. • • Integration Broker PeopleBook Changes Data Dependencies and Relationships When Copying Data between Databases The “Data Dependencies and Relationships When Copying Data between Databases” appendix in the PeopleSoft Integration Broker PeopleBook has been removed. PeopleSoft Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities. and Products Supported by PeopleSoft Integration Broker” appendix has been removed from the PeopleSoft Integration Broker PeopleBook. setting up secure integration environments.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases” Technologies. 2009 Integration Broker PeopleBooks This section describes organizational enhancements and changes for PeopleSoft Integration Broker and related PeopleBooks for PeopleTools 8. specifications. 101 . Specification. adding and configuring nodes. and third-party products and versions supported. 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. Specifications. All rights reserved.com Copyright © 2009.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Visit MyOracle Support for current information about the technologies. The content from the appendix has been merged into the new “Copying Integration Metadata between PeopleSoft Databases” chapter.oracle. and so on. See Also www. managing listening and target connectors.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

but no sequence is set. Monitoring Module Information Service Operation Handlers This section discusses enhancements to service operation handlers. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Understanding Managing Service Operations. PeopleSoft provides service operationname as Module name (no Action information is provided for DB2 systems). The new Sequence field enables you to select the order in which PeopleSoft Integration Broker performs handler processing. by default the system populates the Description field with the service operation name. If multiple notification handlers exist and are active. and Windows. UNIX. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for z/OS.” Associating PeopleSoft Users with DB2 UDB Threads Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. Handler Descriptions On the Service Operations-Handlers Detail page.50.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. PeopleSoft provides service operation name and PeopleCode event name as Module name and Action name respectively. Setting Handler Processing Sequence Application Engine Handler A new service operation handler implementation method has been added to PeopleSoft Integration Broker for PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. On an IBM DB2 database. and so on.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. To enable capturing service operation and PeopleCode event metrics you must set the EnableDBMonitoring option in PSADMIN. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Monitoring Service Operations Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. . followed by that with a value of 2. 2009 Release Notes On an Oracle database.” Checklists and Troubleshooting. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 UDB for Linux. you can set the processing sequence on the Service Operation-Handlers page.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 September. “Managing Service Operations. A handler with a sequence value of 1 is processed first. 114 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the system processes handlers alphabetically.50 PeopleBook: Data Management.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations.” Adding Handlers to Service Operations Setting Processing Sequence for Multiple Notification Handlers For a service operation that has multiple active notification handlers. This information enables you to associate service operations with database transactions for monitoring and troubleshooting. “Managing Service Operation Handler.

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

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

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

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

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. the arrows show the flow of the service operation from PeopleSoft Integration Broker. This routing definition contains integration metadata that is not active. 119 . All rights reserved. Copyright © 2009. as denoted by the display of the Integration Not Active link at the top of the right side of the page.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 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. through the integration gateway. and to the integration partner.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

131 . All rights reserved. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the following example shows the statistics that display if you click the link under the Gateway icon: Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 The pages display information from a transactional view and enable you to successively drill down on specific messaging system components and processes to view more detailed data. 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.50 September. For example.

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

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

The encoding options you can select are UTF-8. All rights reserved. and non-Unicode. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. 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.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. 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. “Using the Schema Tester Utility” Populating Rowset-Based Message Parts in Container Messages The Handler Tester Utility and the new Service Operation Tester Utility feature a Container Message Builder page which enables you to build and populate rowset-based messages within container messages.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. UTF-16.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. General Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities Enhancements Specifying File Encoding Options for Uploaded XML Files A File Encoding field has been added to several PeopleSoft Integration Broker utilities. . “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009. 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. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file. “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. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

xls ExcelToCI2007. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.048. . “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. 140 Copyright © 2009. Translated elements include labels. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Template Names The version of Microsoft Excel that you are using in conjunction with the Excel to CI utility determines the Excel to CI template that you must use.50 September. 385 1. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.xls ExcelToCI. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. headers and strings.576 1.xlsm PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel Location Note that users for Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 use the same template.024 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. All rights reserved. You can download this software from the Microsoft website.536 1.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.536 1. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.

With the expanded column capacity of Microsoft Excel 2007.” Template Wrapping Inserting Child Rows in Wrapped Templates The information in this section pertains to users using Microsoft Excel 2000 or Microsoft Excel 2003. This file contains both the SOAP request and the SOAP response. copy it manually there as well in order to preserve the structure. Log files are written for each chunk of data that is sent to the database.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. metadata wrapping does not occur. Copyright © 2009.50 September. If it was not. the new parent-child rows should maintain the same hierarchical order as the original parentchild rows. 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. SOAPTOCI<unique_number>. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xls is created in the temp directory on the workstation running the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. These templates have hidden rows which are clones of the visible rows. “Creating Templates. two log files are created—one that logs the activity of ExcelToCI. Caution must be taken when inserting child rows in a wrapped template. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The log for ExcelToCI.log. by splitting the metadata for the component interface properties that exceed the 254-column limit. Excel to CI templates can load component interface definitions containing up to 502 properties.xls and the other that logs the SOAPTOCI Web Library. “Creating Templates.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. 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. If you insert a child row on the visible row of the wrapped template. The log for the Web Library. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” 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 template will appear split in two sections. 141 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. or wrapped.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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