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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8. Additional Information Upon the general availability of this release. Resources include: • • • • • Hardware and Software Requirements guide Installation guides Upgrade guides Oracle Consulting Certification documents See Also PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Documentation Homepage on My Oracle Support (Doc ID 847882. Prerelease notes are published before a release. . Oracle and/or its affiliates.1) 2 Copyright © 2009. describing the finalized functional and technical details that will enable project teams to confirm budgets and complete implementation plans.50 September. you can find additional information on Oracle Technology Network and My Oracle Support. Release Notes Release notes are published when the product is made generally available and validate the final scope of the release. All rights reserved. business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans. The release notes discuss the features and enhancements that are available with the GA release of each product. 2009 Release Notes • • How will an upgrade or new implementation affect other systems? How will these changes affect the organization? After the project team has reviewed and analyzed the prerelease notes.

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

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RDBMS & Additional Component Patches Required for Installation on PT 8.Before You Begin Before you upgrade to Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50.50. Operating System. PeopleSoft installation documentation. Hardware and Software Requirements documentation. Certification information on My Oracle Support. always make sure that you have read any updates to the following: • • • • • PeopleSoft upgrade documentation. .

Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.1.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.1 2 Copyright © 2009.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.PeopleTools 8.1 IBM Informix 9. 1.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7. All rights reserved. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.1 IBM z/OS 1.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9. 11. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.9.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1. 9. . JRE Support. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.6.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6.5 IBM Informix 11. Platform Operating System AIX 6.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9. 1.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9.

8 Safari 3.4.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.4 Browser Firefox 3.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.5.Main Page (Doc ID 764222.0.1.5.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6. 2. 3 .50 September. Always refer to Doc ID 747587.1 Internet Explorer 7.0.1) Copyright © 2009.1).1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1. 3.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.2.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.x. 3.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.2. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 . Oracle and/or its affiliates.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .1 Added Verity 6. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587.

and so on. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. If you run DB2 databases.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. For example. All rights reserved. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. Otherwise. the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system is not supported for running the IBM DB2 database or server elements requiring connection to IBM DB2 database. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. Note. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. . Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.0).1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8.PeopleTools 8.6x with your PeopleTools installation. This includes applications servers. The exact version depends on your operating system. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8.50. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.6x and still be in a supported environment. 2009.50 September. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.49 or 8. 8. Data Mover. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. Note. Process Scheduler servers. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. 4 Copyright © 2009.8. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8.50.9 or 9.

4x or JRE 1. or Solaris). In the interim. PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Linux.50 Integration with BOE XI 3. AIX.50 September. Copyright © 2009.1 on other certified platforms (Windows.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8.50. Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.50 release date. you can install BOE XI 3. 5 . 2009 JRE 1. All rights reserved.

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. Verity Installation In previous releases. If. the installation of Verity software has been decoupled from the PeopleTools installation.exe manually. Run vcredist_x86. The installation files for Verity are part of the PeopleSoft PeopleTools files that you download from Oracle E-Delivery. 8 Copyright © 2009. the software used for PeopleSoft Search. the executables may not work and you may receive error messages.50 is developed using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005. was installed automatically when you installed the PeopleTools software. Detailed information and step-by-step procedures are included in your PeopleTools installation documentation. the update does not take place during the install program run.sh Tuxedo environment settings are no longer included in psconfig. Verity. During your PeopleTools installation. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Running on Windows PeopleTools 8. Running the separate Verity integration installation is a mandatory step after you have installed the PeopleTools software into PS_HOME. Go to PS_HOME\setup\vcredist. 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 you encounter these errors. the install programs automatically update the machine performing the installation. In PeopleTools 8.50 Installation for <your platform> Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig.exe manually: 1. if you are running PeopleTools executables from a machine on which the PeopleSoft installer did not run. Likewise. you can update the Windows machine’s CRT files by running vcredist_x86. 2.50 Programs.profile file in user's home directory. The following environment settings must now be set explicitly using the . changed the way applications use and ship the required C Run Time (CRT) files. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you will not be able to launch PeopleTools client or server executables on that machine and may receive errors. .50 September. as part of VC++ 2005.50.exe.PeopleTools 8. These required files must now be installed onto each machine that will run PeopleTools 8.sh. Microsoft. for some reason. To run vcredist_x86. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” Windows Service Now Includes Search Server Domains A search server domain can now be configured to start automatically as a Microsoft Windows service. the 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. configuration. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. In this scenario. The Type-3 configuration.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. and usage. only select operating systems could host the PSSRCHSRV process in the Type-3.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Domain Gateway TUXEDO command line option. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. Provides dmadmin Tuxedo command line options specific to the domain gateway.50 September. similar to the tmadmin command line. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” HP Itanium Support HP Itanium is now supported as a Type-1 search server. The feature enables system administrators to take full advantage of PeopleSoft search capabilities even when native support for search features are not available for the operating system on which their application server domains are installed. 13 . just as application server and Process Scheduler server domains in previous releases. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. bringing efficiency to administration. In previous releases. “Setting up Failover Search Domains” Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations In previous releases.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. All rights reserved. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. With PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. search server configuration. There is also the added benefit of a centralized solution for search facilities. Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3). Itanium search server support was limited to specific configuration types. involves the use of a remote search server domain handling the search requests from application server domains. the application server domain acts as a ‘client’ submitting requests to the ‘server’ (the remote search domain). This is the equivalent option that appears on the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu for the application server.50. PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu The PSADMIN menu PeopleSoft Search Domain Administration now contains these menu options: • • Edit configuration/log files menu option.

spawning is now disabled. spawning was enabled by default. In previous releases. to meet increasing demand. Using PSADMIN Menus.PeopleTools 8. such as PSAPPSRV. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you will notice the following changes to PSADMIN: • • • • • Spawning Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors JavaVM Options Spawning By default. “Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes” PSADMIN In PeopleTools 8.CFG and PSADMIN for search servers: • • Add To Path now appears in the [Domain Settings] section. these changes appear in the PSSRCH. 2009 Release Notes PSADMIN – Windows service configuration See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Spawning refers to the configuration option to enable a domain to start additional server processes. A [Search Indexes] section now appears for specifying custom index locations for search servers.50. .50. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service” Search Server Configuration File Changes For PeopleTools 8. the same as application servers and Process Scheduler servers in previous releases.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration 14 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. Access ID On PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. the OracleDisableFirstRowsHint parameter has been removed from the application server configuration file (PSAPPSRV. The original intent of adding the hint was to provide a performance benefit. The Oracle implementation of FIRST_ROWS hint works differently than on other RDBMS platforms. the minimum was 255.50. the LOB size limit for the Oracle database has increased to 50 MB. as originally implemented.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. there is no longer a need to enable or disable the use of this feature. In previous releases. such as SYSADM is represented consistently. In previous releases. Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs With Oracle 11gR1 the database user ID is case-sensitive. In addition.50 the SQL Server login utilized as an ACCESSID does not require being a member of the SQL Server “sysadmin” server role. So. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the largest LOB that could be stored was 2 MB. 2009 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit Beginning with PeopleTools 8.CFG). Microsoft SQL Server 2008. In PeopleTools 8. this new limit allows much larger file attachments to be stored in the database without having to be divided into separate chunks. and the PeopleSoft application usage of the FIRST_ROWS hint feature. wherever it needs to be supplied in the configuration tools and scripts as well as on any signon screen. did not provide any clear performance benefits for the Oracle platform. when running the installation. Copyright © 2009. Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements This section discusses these Microsoft SQL Server enhancements: • • Access ID. All rights reserved. the use of this hint made the analysis of other reported performance issues difficult. 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. 25 . In addition to allowing larger amounts of data in a single database field. Going forward. system administrators need to make sure the database user ID.50.

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

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

Used for “local” connections. the workstation. 2009 Release Notes Source Sqlseti (Set Client Information) When Used Used for “distributed” connections. RRS DSNRLI SET_CLIENT_ID function If you are new to PeopleTools with the 8. Report Distribution Server.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. PeopleTools captures ‘Module’ information and stores it in the DB2 ACCOUNTING field as follows: Module PIA Integration Broker Application Engine component name service operation name ‘PSAE’ Value Captured See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 LUW” Data Mover This section covers Data Mover enhancements. Using DB2 for z/OS Trigger Information Increased Monitoring Information DB2 system administrators can gather increased information associated with specific DB2 connections. PeopleTools previously provided information for tracing the user. if you have used the database level auditing feature and you are upgrading from a previous release of PeopleTools. and so on. such as PIA transactions and Process Scheduler servers (running on Windows or UNIX). such as Application Engine. Oracle and/or its affiliates. or you have never used the database level auditing feature (on DB2 for z/OS) you do not need to perform any additional steps to implement this feature other than those described in PeopleBooks.50 release. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 z/OS” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50.50 September. which are processes running under UNIX System Services. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Using the features of the DB2 Connect’s sqleseti API (set client information) function. Process Scheduler servers (running on OS/390).50 PeopleBook: Data Management. In PeopleTools 8. you need to make sure to complete the steps described in your PeopleSoft upgrade instructions. and the application server domain associated with a specific connection. Employing Database Level Auditing. .PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. which are process using DB2 Connect. However. including: 28 Copyright © 2009.

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

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

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

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

” Configuring Jolt Session Pooling Signon Trace Link The wording of the signon trace link has changed. The above IPV6 compatibility applies to Jolt only.50. Jolt Session Pooling In previous releases. failover servers appeared within angled brackets. 33 . PeopleTools Release 8. All rights reserved. has changed slightly in PeopleTools 8. the failover servers appear within curly brackets.xml file. including: • • Jolt Failover String Jolt Session Pooling Jolt Failover String The syntax of the Jolt failover string. Oracle and/or its affiliates.49 8.properties file. Jolt session pooling was set per servlet in the web. “Appendix: PeopleSoft Timeout Settings. click here.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. { }. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. In PeopleTools 8.50. If you enable the signon trace link to appear on the signon page using the Show Trace Link at Signon web profile property. you set Jolt session pooling at the site level in the configuration. to be compatible with both IPV4 and IPV6 specifications.” Working with Jolt Configuration Options.properties file: joltPooling=true See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For PeopleTools 8. the link now appears as: Set Trace Flags In previous releases it read: To set trace flags.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50 September.50. [ ]. In previous releases.50 Jolt Failover String psserver=<host>:<port>#wt[failover servers] psserver=<host>:<port>#wt{failover servers} Note.properties file. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. A new property has been added to the configuration. specified in the psserver property in the configuration.” Web Server Timeouts Jolt This section describes changes made to Oracle Jolt.

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

” Using Administration Utilities. “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications. “Working with Oracle WebLogic. 35 . “Using PeopleTools Utilities. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name. GENERICFEED-01.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10. Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. WORKLISTFEED 01-05.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Oracle and/or its affiliates. URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users. “Working with IBM WebSphere. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions.” 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. All rights reserved. QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

and more interactive PeopleSoft applications. Asynchronous JavaScript and XML PeopleTools 8. which is a web 2. much of the communication with the server occurs in the background.0 technology that enables better. Copyright © 2009. Processing icon changes Search page enhancements. faster. Any server trips triggered by PeopleCode functions such as FieldChange and FieldEdit for related display fields do not redraw the entire page. including: • • • • • • • • • • Partial page refreshes. you can: • Resize the page. All rights reserved. Because of AJAX technology. Oracle and/or its affiliates. which is grayed out while the prompt page is active. 37 . Modal prompt pages and modal alert dialog boxes. Modal grids and long edit boxes. The AJAX technology makes Internet applications smaller. Partial Page Refreshes PeopleSoft applications use Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) technology to limit server trips and perform partial page refreshes.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 has incorporated the use of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX). 2009 User Interface This section provides an overview of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) and the changes to the graphical user interface. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) based tabs.50 September. Style sheet modifications. Floating drop-down navigation. You continue to work uninterrupted during the process. allowing web pages to request small bits of information from the server instead of whole pages. When working with these pages. Favorites menu enhancements. faster and more user-friendly. AJAX uses asynchronous data transfer (HTTP requests) between the browser and the web server. Modal Prompt Pages and Modal Alert Dialog Boxes All Look Up (prompt) pages and alert dialog boxes are modal and appear in front of the primary page. the refresh updates only the changed fields. With a partial page refresh. Menu navigation. the browser refreshes the entire page only when the user navigates to a new page.

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

select it. • • Example: Floating Drop-Down Navigation This is an example of the new floating drop-down navigation: Copyright © 2009. 2009 • • You can sort the menu – Click the sort icon on the main menu to toggle between alphabetic ascending. The menu is scrollable – Click the scroll arrows that appear at the top and bottom of the menu when the menu is too long for you to view in its entirety. When you see a match. and portal sequence number presentation of folders. The menu leaves breadcrumbs – As you navigate. All rights reserved. select the item in the list. 39 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. You can search the menu – Enter a keyword or phrase and the search index will generate matching entries as you type. descending. When you find the folder or page. breadcrumbs appear across the top of the page to inform you of your location.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

you can drag and drop to columns to change column order. Copyright © 2009. 47 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. In scrollable grid layout. 2009 In scrollable grid layout you can drag to resize the column directly on the transaction page. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

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

The homepage layout is 2–column. The drag and drop iScript that persists the pagelet changes forces a homepage refresh only when all of the following conditions are met: • • • • A pagelet changes columns. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically.1 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features. click the pagelet title and drag the pagelet to the desired location. 2009 application upgrades or customizations. See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information. "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. blogs.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. The pagelet is a PIA component. or collaborative workspaces. See “Pagelet Search” Pagelet Drag and Drop Users can now dynamically drag and drop pagelets on their homepage without going to the Personalize page. Because some components can render themselves differently based on the column width. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You select the Force page refresh property for the pagelet. Copyright © 2009. "Working with Related Content Services" PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. To move a homepage pagelet. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 related content services include: • • Related Discussion service – Providing threaded discussions that groups can use to discuss topics of interest. providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information. discussions. Related Tags service – Allowing you to characterize or bookmark transactional or business objects with terminology of your choosing. When a homepage has a 2 column layout. See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information. and the user moves a PIA based component pagelet to a different sized column by using the drag and drop method then this pagelet needs to be refreshed so that the content displays correctly.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology. 51 . The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property.50 September.

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

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

50 September. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property. • ReportDefn class.50. Therefore. Save method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). ValidateAddress method.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. "". These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter. 5. and SetOutputOption method. Size property. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. 1. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. 3. • RowsetCache class. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. 2. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. 63 . The 8. All rights reserved.50. “Java Class.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. rather than a single email address. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. SetItemFolder method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. This method now takes an optional language parameter. This method now validates a comma. Publish method. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. 4. In PeopleTools 8. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published.50. The 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. SetEmailOption method.

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

OutputEditable. All methods and properties of the TranslationFile class. Deprecated Methods and Properties Deprecated XML Publisher Items In PeopleTools 8. All methods of the XMLPManager class. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. Refresh method (use the SetData method or SetOLData method instead). See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. methods and properties have been deprecated. The following items remain in PeopleTools for PeopleSoft internal use only and should not be implemented in PeopleCode programs: • • • • • • All methods and properties of the DataSourceDefn class. The PeopleBook contains details on equivalents to use instead. These items remain in PeopleTools for backward compatibility only: • • • • ReportDefn class.50. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. Deprecated Products and Classes Deprecated Methods In PeopleTools 8.50. Gantt class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. 65 . methods and properties are no longer supported.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. All methods and properties of the TemplateDefn class. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. RowsetDS class. the following XML Publisher classes. All rights reserved. Certain methods and properties of the ReportDefn class. SetRuntimeDataRowset method. Deprecated XML Publisher Items XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported In PeopleTools 8.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. ReportDefn class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. a number of XML Publisher classes. SetRuntimeDataXMLDoc method. All methods and properties of the TemplateFile class.50 September.50. Refresh method (use the SetTaskAppData method or SetTaskData method instead). the following methods have been deprecated: • • Chart class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleSoft Language Code UKE See Also

Description UK English

Corresponding ISO Locales en_GB

Database Character Set Unicode or non-Unicode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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71 .50 September. 2009 Reporting and Analytic Tools This section covers changes made to the PeopleSoft analytic tools. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. including: • • • • • • • • • • Increase Process Instance and Report IDs Viewing Limitations Report Distribution By Role Retention Days Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Renaming Database in Process Request Data Tables New Process Category LOADCACHE Runtime Parameters Reporting Console Process Scheduler Web Service Copyright © 2009. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • Process Scheduler XML Publisher Query Access Service Connected Query Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager Analytic Calculation Engine Tree Optimization Framework PS/nVision Query Process Scheduler This section discusses the enhancements and changes for Process Scheduler. All rights reserved.

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

Pending. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance.” Understanding the Purge Process Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Data Mover Scripts are available to delete the entries in Process Request tables. you will need to run the script on each database to clean up all report folder entries. if there are processes Queued.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. when they schedule a process request using PeopleCode ProcessRequest Class or a Component Interface. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance. Note: This script only deletes the report entries on the database where it is run. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The scripts are located in $PS_HOME/scripts. bring down all Process Scheduler servers and run the Application Engine program MGRPRCSTBL This Application Engine program will: • • Update PSPRCSPARMS table with the new database name.DMS RPTCLR.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. Update PSPRCSRQST table with the new database name. Script PSCSCLR. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 73 . Theses scripts should only be run if you want to delete all of the data in the associated tables.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. “Process Scheduler Table Maintenance” Using Data Mover Scripts to Delete Reports Renaming Database in Process Request Data Tables When you copy a database or rename a database during an upgrade. or On Hold. they will cause data corruption. If you have multiple databases that populate the report folder.DMS PSRFCLR. That is. Purges all entries in the Report Manager tables. 2009 • Schedule JobSet Definition Users can overwrite the process output retention days at schedule time. Purges all report entries registered for a report folder. 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.” Renaming a Database in Process Request Data Tables Copyright © 2009. After copying your database or renaming a database. Report Manger tables and report entries.DMS Description Purges all entries in the Process Request tables. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

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

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

2009 Release Notes Connected Query Data Source Connected Query has been added as a data source.“ Defining Global Properties 78 Copyright © 2009.50 September. XML sample data can be system generated for a Connected Query data source. “Setting Up XML Publisher. All rights reserved. Global Properties Settings A new page has been added to define global properties. the properties will be displayed. .50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise.PeopleTools 8. Use the prompt column to select a new value for the property. as well as the default value. 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. Global properties are shared by all reports and override the xdo engine default property values. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The data source must be created before you can use it in a report definition.

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

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

Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages.exe The local directory of crw32.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports.0\win32_x86. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12.1 upgrade. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases.50. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. For example.50 September. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports execution environments.exe. Local directory of crw32.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade.1 is supported. “Working with Multiple Languages. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. 81 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008. Crystal Reports concepts. you need to upgrade.50.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Note. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.

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

Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment.50 and BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer. orWindows) PeopleSoft Query Access Services (QAS)Web Services PS/Query Execution Environment PeopleSoft Database Crystal Reports Execution Environments This table lists the different scenarios that you may have in PeopleTools 8.50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8.50 September. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. 83 .1.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8. You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query. Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Linux. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.50: PT 8. This table summarizes the two alternative report execution technology options: Alternative 1 Crystal Report 2008 Engine (Embedded in PeopleTools Windows Application Server) PeopleTools OpenQuery PS/Query execution environment PeopleSoft database See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8. and then you design report layouts in the Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer application referencing the fields defined in the queries that you created. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9. • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI.

if you save the report definition from the Crystal Report 2008 designer. • When you run reports using the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. consider the following new compatibility issues: • Crystal Reports 2008 can run a report that is saved in an earlier version of Crystal Reports format. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 that use Crystal Reports 9. you will be warned that the report is in a later format and certain features may not be supported. For example.rpt format and you cannot open them using any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9.50 and your current Crystal Report execution environment. Applications 9. Scenario C: You use PeopleTools 8. For example.PeopleTools 8.” Understanding Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues PeopleTools 8. to ensure compatibility.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. When you run an earlier format Crystal Report in the Crystal Reports 2008 application or through the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. if you open a Crystal Reports 2008 report in Crystal Reports 9. they are created in the Crystal Reports 2008 .50 Crystal reports will need to be converted to the Crystal Reports 2008 format using the PeopleTools RPT Conversion utility pscvtrpt. your pre-PeopleTools 8. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. 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. “Using Crystal Reports 2008.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. you have different considerations. In addition. however.1 that use Crystal 9. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the Crystal Reports application runs the Verify Database function. If errors are detected. If you are upgrading from a previous version of PeopleTools.” Crystal Reports Execution Environments Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues When you upgrade to Crystal Reports 2008. Converting Existing Crystal Reports to Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 format 84 Copyright © 2009. which picks up any errors—such as missing fields—in the report.exe. For example. Note. a PeopleTools-only upgrade.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. you must correct the report before you can run it successfully. You can use earlier format report templates to generate reports.” Converting Crystal Reports. Oracle and/or its affiliates. However. For example.50 Installation <for your database platform>: “Installing and Configuring Software for Crystal Reports.50 September. . Scenario F: You use PeopleTools 8. a PeopleTools-only upgrade Depending on the Crystal Report execution environment that you use with PeopleTools 8. you should always create the reports in the Crystal Reports 2008 format. 2009 Release Notes Applications 9. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. All rights reserved.

1.1. 85 . Note. Delete and rename Essbase objects. Aggregate Storage. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. 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. A new folder for Essbase Cube Builder has been added under PeopleTools Cube Builder with the following components: Component Connections Dimensions Outlines Utilities Create Cube Dynamic Dimension Templates Cube Dimension Builder Setup Description Add and maintain Essbase connectivity parameters.1. Copyright © 2009. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1 Upgrade.1. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine.1.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1. Add and maintain Essbase outlines. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1.1. Essbase Cube Buider.1. including Essbase.1 is supported. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. Oracle Smart View for Office 11.50. you need to upgrade.1 API.50 September. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. All rights reserved. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. which is used to build Essbase cubes. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata.1.1. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11. Run the cube creation batch process.

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

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8. .50 September. This example shows the Smart View window that displays the top members of the two dimensions created: You can drill down or use the POV Smart View tool to manipulate the data. 90 Copyright © 2009. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes Integrating with Oracle Smart View When an Essbase cube is built successfully.

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

PeopleTools 8.x are not supported. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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. . Note. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT.50 September.” Building Cube Instances.3. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7. (Cognos 8. 2009 Release Notes Note. using the Detail Value List page. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected. “Building Cubes. 92 Copyright © 2009. including future EFFDT data.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50.x and 9. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Setting SSL Encryption Security Properties secureFileKeystorePasswd 102 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. iWay SOAPswitch no longer ships with PeopleTools.PeopleTools 8.properties file. utilities. use the PeopleSoft Integration Broker servicesoriented architecture. Oracle and/or its affiliates. which is located in the web server directory structure. Property secureFileKeystorePath Description Enter the full path and file name of the gateway keystore file. “Working With Change Packages. “Managing Integration Gateways. 2009 Release Notes Deprecated Integration Technologies and Utilities This section describes Integration Broker-related technologies. Metadata Backport Utility The Metadata Backport Utility is no longer delivered with PeopleTools.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. The “Using the ERP Connectors” chapter in PeopleBooks has been removed. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.” Configuring Security and General Properties.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. and tools that no longer ship with PeopleTools or that have been discontinued effective this release. Warning! Integrations will fail if you do not set these properties. For integrations with third-party systems. Its functionality has been replaced with the automated change packaging features.” Encrypting Passwords See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The path is <PIA_HOME>\webserv\<DOMAIN>\keystore. All rights reserved. iWay SOAPSwitch Beginning with this release. . “Managing Integration Gateways. New Keystore Path and Keystore Password Requirement Beginning with this release you must set the following properties in the integrationGateway. Enter the keystore password. This password must be encrypted. The default value is password. See Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Working With Change Package Automation Integration Gateways This section describes enhancements related to PeopleSoft Integration Broker integration gateways.

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

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

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

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

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

You can now make changes to a message part that is referenced in another part or subpart. By default an integer field has a value of 0. If you must make changes to copied message parts. All rights reserved. XML that has a value of 0 (zero) passed in an integer field. Changes you make to a copied message part are not propagated to other copies of the message part that may exist. 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.” Understanding Managing Messages. if you check the Message Part Default Indicator box the IsChanged property on such a field is set to True. has not been exported as WSDL. . you must make the changes to the referenced message part directly. when serialized to a rowset. “Managing Messages.PeopleTools 8. To make changes to a referenced message part. Now. or is a restricted message.” Reusing Message Parts Distinguishing Blank from Zero in Rowset-Based Message Parts The Message Definitions page features a new Message Part Default Indicator field that appears when you select or define a rowset-based message part. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All changes are then propagated to every message in which the message part is referenced. 108 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. You cannot reuse message parts at Level 0. “Managing Messages. the system copies all records and fields and displays them at the record level. causes the IsChanged property flag on the field to set to True. For PeopleTools 8. So if a 0 or <blank> is passed in a field. You can reuse only rowset-based message parts. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the end result is a zero when accessing the field via the rowset. Restrictions for Modifying Messages Reusing Part Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to reuse message parts by referencing another message part or by copying another message part.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 this restriction has been removed. When you check the box. Message Reuse by Copying If you copy a message part. as long as the message part is not in the runtime tables. meaning that a 0 (zero) was passed in the field. Message Reuse by Reference A reference to a message part is read-only in the message part where it is referenced.50 September. you do so manually to each message part that you want to change.

Understanding Including Level 0 Rows for Message Parts in Container Messages Copyright © 2009.50 September. without adding the information to the message definition. 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. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Managing Container Messages.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. Next you use PeopleCode to populate the attribute values using the IBInfo object. PeopleSoft provides a number of IBInfo object methods to get attributes from container messages.Message Definitions page is no longer read-only when a container message is defined with multiple rowset-based part messages.” Managing Message Parts. “Managing Messages. All rights reserved. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 109 . “Message Classes.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. length. PeopleSoft Integration Broker validates the attribute values against the lengths you defined in the container message definition.” 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.” Managing Container Messages. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. At runtime. 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. As a result. At runtime the attributes appear at the root level of the generated XML. and required flag in the container message definition in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Messages. This information appears in generated container message schema. you first define the attribute name. To add attributes to a container message. “Managing Messages. the Maximum Occurs field on the Messages.

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Ensuring Data Integrity.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. All rights reserved. thereby allowing non-PeopleSoft data to map to the records and fields in the database. . any-to-local routing definitions are read-only with the exception of the external alias name and transform information. 116 Copyright © 2009.50 September. like that in the Messages component.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. Adding a Routing Definition Any-to-Local Routings Definitions are Read-Only Beginning with PeopleTools 8.” Adding Routing Definitions. “Managing Routing Definitions. the value defaults to the name of the service operation associated with the routing definition upon save. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Enterprise PeopleTools 8. has been added to identify situations where you have moved a Bulk Load Handler object via project copy. See Also.PeopleTools 8.” Integration Broker Integrity Service Operation Routings This section describes enhancements for working with and managing routings. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft Integration Broker automatically generates a local-to-Atom routing definition for a service operation when the service operation is published as a feed. 2009 Release Notes When working with nonrowset-based messages. but did not include the associated message objects. to add a data structure to define the message content. Routing Description On the Routings – Routings Definition page. “Managing Routing Definitions. In addition.50. if you do not enter a description in the Description field. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides a data tree structure. Initiating System-Generated Routing Definitions Routing Status Box Changes The Routing Status box that appears on the Service Operations – General page now indicates if a local-to-Atom routing definition exists for a service operation. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. IBRK-24 – IB DMS Handler Referencing Invalid Message.” Managing System-Generated Routing Definitions. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides an optional transaction rollback feature that enables you to rollback the database to the pre-bulk insert state if needed. Oracle and/or its affiliates.” Implementing Handlers Using Bulk Load Processing New System Audit Query to Identify Bulk Load Handlers Referencing Invalid Message Objects A new system audit query.50 PeopleBook: Data Management.

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

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

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

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

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

Effective with this release.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker Administrations.PeopleTools 8. “Managing Service Operation Queues. Using Service Name Aliases in Provided WSDL When you use the Provide Web Service wizard. All of the service operations that appear in the Operations Assigned to Queue box are hyperlinked. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 122 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Adding a Queue Definition Web Services This section describes enhancements for working with and managing web services.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Understanding Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Service. Setting Secure Target Locations for SOAP Endpoint URLs The Service Configuration page features a Secure Target Location field where you can enter a secure URL for the SOAP endpoint. you can click the name of a service operation that displays in the Operations Assigned to Queue box to access the definition of that service operation. . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Providing Services. that limitation has been removed. 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. but no WSDL exists in the database.50 September. “Providing Services. Click a service operation name to access the definition for the service operation. Linking to Service Operations from the Queue Component On the Queue Definitions page. 2009 Release Notes Service Operation Queues This section describes service operation queue enhancements. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can now choose to use the service name alias rather than the service name in WSDL you generate. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 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. “Configuring PeopleSoft Integration Broker for Handling Services. Step 2: Select Service Operations WSDL Documents This section describes enhancements for working with and managing WSDL documents in 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. Default. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 This situation can arise when you use Project Copy to copy a service operation to a new database. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages. but do not include the WSDL in the project.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. The system creates a WSDL document regardless of whether message records and fields are aliased or not. you can continue to generate the WSDL document or terminate the generation of the WSDL document. Developing Transforms Using Oracle XSL Mapper Specifying the Installation Path and Classpath for Oracle XSL Mapper For Oracle XSL Mapper to function. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 123 .Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. You can use one or more of the following options to clear this inconsistency: • Clear the internal WSDL exported flag on the service operation. Regenerate the WSDL on the new database using the Provide Web Service wizard. 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. which enables you to clear the flag. • • Use Project Copy to copy the WSDL to the new database. You can set the following check levels: Check Level Error None Warning Description If the system encounters a message definition without proper record and field aliases.50 September. Copyright © 2009.” Enforcing Message Record and Field Aliases in Generated WSDL Transformations This section describes enhancements related to transformations. If the system encounters records or fields that do not have aliases defined. “Managing Messages. the JDeveloper installation location and classpath must be specified in the PeopleSoft system in the PeopleSoft Configuration Manager. it displays an error and it will not generate a WSDL document.

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

However. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. When the PeopleSoft authentication token is excluded in the service operation.” Implementing WS-Security Encryption Levels for Outbound Integrations The Nodes . In such cases you can now exclude the PeopleSoft authentication token from inclusion in outbound requests to PeopleSoft target nodes.” Managing User Authentication. 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. for some integrations there can be many users or validating users may not be warranted. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. Trusted Nodes.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 2009 Integration Broker Security This section describes enhancements for securing integrations and integration systems. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. SAML Token Support PeopleSoft Integration Broker now supports implementing inbound and outbound WSSecurity using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) tokens. Understanding User Authentication WS-Security This section describes enhancements to PeopleSoft’s implementation of WS-Security as it pertains to PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. and Single Signon When using Integration Broker for integrations with other PeopleSoft systems. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the default user ID for the source node on the target system is the user ID used for integration authentication. Excluding PeopleSoft Authentication Tokens in Outbound Requests to PeopleSoft Nodes User Authentication.WS Security page (IB_NODESECURITY enables you to select from three levels of encryption when you are encrypting an outbound service operation.50 September. Copyright © 2009. 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. Instead you can simply define the source system user ID(s) on the target system. 125 .” Implementing User Authentication. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.

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

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

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

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

“Tuning Messaging System Performance.” Managing Pub/Sub Handler Processing Performance Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor This section describes enhancements to the Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor.cfg file to specify that the system recycle pub/sub process handlers when memory has grown by a percent value that you specify. The system checks to see if the percentage criterion is met after processing a specified number of requests. all pub/sub process handlers recycle at once. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. Configuring deferred master processing enables you to free processing resources on the master domain machine due to hardware or processing power limitations. 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. which can cause throughput to come to a standstill. “Tuning Messaging System Performance. You use the Percentage of Memory Growth parameter in the psappsrv.” 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. . Message System Performance Statistics The messaging system performance statistics pages in the Service Operations Monitor have been redesigned for this release. or so it can run other processes.PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. By default the Percentage of Memory Growth parameter is disabled. By default the serial recycling of pub/sub process handlers is enabled. 2009 Release Notes Implementing Deferred Master Domain Processing PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to defer request processing on master domain to slave domains that are available for processing. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 130 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You use the Serial Recycle parameter in the psappsrv.” Managing Pub/Sub Handler Processing Performance Recycling Pub/Sub Process Handlers Based on Process Memory Growth PeopleSoft Integration Broker enables you to recycle pub/sub process handlers based on memory growth in cache.50 September.cfg file to enable and disable this feature. All rights reserved. The Master/Slave Load Balance page features a Master Processing Status dropdown list box where you set the processing status for the master domain.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. If serial recycling is disabled.

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.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. 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. For example. 131 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. Averages and Analysis page for outbound synchronous transactions. The following graphic shows a sample of statistics that display for outbound synchronous transactions in the messaging system. the following example shows the statistics that display if you click the link under the Gateway icon: Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved.

The following example shows the page that appears when you click the View Transactions link. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Outbound Sync Gateway Details The data on page shows the transactions in raw data format that comprise the data represented in bar chart format on the previous page. 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. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. Note that the example shown is a partial graphic of the data represented in the bar chart. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Viewing Messaging System Performance Statistics” 132 Copyright © 2009.50 September. Or. .PeopleTools 8. you could click an individual bar chart to view the raw data on which the bar chart is based.

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. Depending on the log level set. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Routing Alias Display The Results grid on the Asynchronous Services . “Monitoring Synchronous Service Operations.” Understanding Monitoring Synchronous Service Operations.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. when transformations are in use. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Publication Contracts page features a new Alias field that displays the service operation alias name. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “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. The Alias field. if one is defined.properties properties file for standard error and message logging. in conjunction with the Service Operation Version field. “Viewing Integration Gateway Logging Data for Service Operations” Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. The log files are placed in the same directory specified in the integrationGateway. “Monitoring Asynchronous Service Operations.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. 133 . Filtering Asynchronous Service Operation Data Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes 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.50 September. helps to differentiate when there are two routings on the same node with different aliases. Check the box to display only those integrations to which you are assigned permission list access.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor.” Understanding Monitoring Asynchronous Service Operations. All rights reserved. the standard integration gateway message log will also contain the transactional message logging data. Oracle and/or its affiliates. for example.

“Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The user-interface for building and populating rowset-based messages from within these utilities is identical to that used in the Messages component for creating and modifying rowset-based messages. “Resubmitting and Canceling Service Operations for Processing” Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities This section describes enhancement to PeopleSoft Integration Broker testing tools and utilities.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file. UTF-16. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Schema Tester Utility” Populating Rowset-Based Message Parts in Container Messages The Handler Tester Utility and the new Service Operation Tester Utility feature a Container Message Builder page which enables you to build and populate rowset-based messages within container messages. and non-Unicode. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009.50 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. . thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. All rights reserved. This field appears in the following utilities: • • • Handler Tester Utility Service Operation Tester Utility Schema Tester Utility When uploading an XML file for use with one of these utilities.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. General Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities Enhancements Specifying File Encoding Options for Uploaded XML Files A File Encoding field has been added to several PeopleSoft Integration Broker utilities.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 September.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8.

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you can also view any response associated with the service operation. 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 © 2009.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Testing Utilities and Tools. After you generate a SOAP message you can test the service operation by invoking it using the SOAP Tester page (IB_SOAPTESTER).Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 137 . In addition to using this page to invoke a service operation.

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

Translations. Parser version requirements. Component Interfaces This section discusses changes and enhancements for Component Interfaces. All rights reserved. Inserting child rows in wrapped templates. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The framework provides standard pages and PeopleCode that you can use as a template and modify to suit your business needs. 139 . You can also create your own pages and PeopleCode. Developing New Feed Data Types The Feeds Publishing Framework enables you to develop new feed data types. including: • • • • • • Microsoft Excel 2007 support. Viewing log files. PeopleTools will continue to support Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 for use with the utility.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. including: • • Excel to Component Interfaces Utility. A template is a string. Using wrapped templates with large component interfaces. 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. Microsoft Excel 2007 Support Beginning with this release. Template names. The following table lists the features of the Microsoft Excel versions that PeopleTools supports for use with the Excel to CI utility: Copyright © 2009.50 September. Query feeds include the Mapping Builder. 2009 Query Feeds The Query feed data type enables query administrators to expose query definitions as feeds. which can have bind variables enclosed inside %. PeopleTools is supporting Microsoft Excel 2007 for use with the Excel to CI utility.

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. 140 Copyright © 2009.536 1.PeopleTools 8. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65. You can download this software from the Microsoft website.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xls ExcelToCI2007.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16.048. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Template Names The version of Microsoft Excel that you are using in conjunction with the Excel to CI utility determines the Excel to CI template that you must use. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. 385 1.576 1. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. headers and strings. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI. .50 September.536 1. Translated elements include labels.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. 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. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros.xls ExcelToCI. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

” Template Wrapping Inserting Child Rows in Wrapped Templates The information in this section pertains to users using Microsoft Excel 2000 or Microsoft Excel 2003. 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. The number of columns in Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 worksheets cannot exceed 254.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. two log files are created—one that logs the activity of ExcelToCI.log. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. by splitting the metadata for the component interface properties that exceed the 254-column limit.xls and the other that logs the SOAPTOCI Web Library. is created on the application server in the <PS_CFG_HOME> directory. SOAPTOCI<unique_number>. Copyright © 2009. With the expanded column capacity of Microsoft Excel 2007. This file contains both the SOAP request and the SOAP response. metadata wrapping does not occur. 141 . Caution must be taken when inserting child rows in a wrapped template. The template will appear split in two sections. “Creating Templates. When using the Insert New Child toolbar action on template rows which have child rows. If it was not. The log for the Web Library. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Excel to CI templates can load component interface definitions containing up to 502 properties. copy it manually there as well in order to preserve the structure. the new parent-child rows should maintain the same hierarchical order as the original parentchild rows.50 September. “Creating Templates. The log for ExcelToCI.” Template Wrapping Viewing Log Files If you select the check box to create log files when building a template or submitting to the database. verify that it also was duplicated in the hidden section above the wrapped portion.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. If you insert a child row on the visible row of the wrapped template. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.xls is created in the temp directory on the workstation running the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. Log files are written for each chunk of data that is sent to the database. or wrapped. These templates have hidden rows which are clones of the visible rows.

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

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

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

the process type.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.50 September. and up to two Process Scheduler servers. the process name. you must define the Process Scheduler information within the upgrade environment. you use the Parameters edit box to specify required parameters. In the Database Configuration interface. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 145 . All rights reserved. and so on. including which server will run the process. 2009 Step Properties dialog box With the ProcessScheduler step type. you can define two Process Scheduler servers (SERVER1 and SERVER2) per Source and Target database. You specify the host information. When running upgrade jobs containing ProcessScheduler step types.

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

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

While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations.48 and beyond.48. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.47 and earlier. All rights reserved. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package.48 versions of PeopleTools. In PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.48 versions of PeopleTools. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. this manual process has been automated.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.PeopleTools 8. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. When performing an upgrade or update. 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.50.50 September. “Working with Change Packages.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model. .

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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In PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. such as greater than.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009.50. less than.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases. You can express ranges of releases. a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools. 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 September. Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. Typically. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8. . using the associated operator field. and ‘in’.PeopleTools 8.

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

2009 Release Notes Change Assistant job opened after clicking Review and Apply See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant. .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant #NT Step Parameter Modifications The #NT Change Assistant step parameter no longer applies to DB2 zOS. 154 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. It applies only to steps intended to run in DB2 UDB environments. Database name appears in report output.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. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

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

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

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