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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5. All rights reserved. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. JRE Support. 1.9.1 2 Copyright © 2009.1.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5. .1 IBM Informix 9.5 IBM Informix 11. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.50 September. 9. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6. 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) 4.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7. 1. Platform Operating System AIX 6.1 IBM z/OS 1. including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000. 11.PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support.6. Oracle and/or its affiliates.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.

Always refer to Doc ID 747587.1 Internet Explorer 7.4.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.0.0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2. 8 Safari 3.1) Copyright © 2009.50 September. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8.5. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6. All rights reserved.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.1.x.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.1 Added Verity 6.2.5. 2.4 Browser Firefox 3. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.Main Page (Doc ID 764222. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1).0. 3 . 3. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587. Oracle and/or its affiliates.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670.1.2.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1. 3.1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .

If you run DB2 databases. For example. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. Otherwise. 2009. and so on. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option.50. All rights reserved. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8.6x and still be in a supported environment. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8.49 or 8. 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. The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. Process Scheduler servers. the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system is not supported for running the IBM DB2 database or server elements requiring connection to IBM DB2 database.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.50. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. The exact version depends on your operating system. 4 Copyright © 2009.0). This includes applications servers.50 September. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system. Data Mover.6x with your PeopleTools installation. Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade.9 or 9.8. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. Note. Note. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade. 8. .

2009 JRE 1. you can install BOE XI 3.50 September.50 release date.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50.50 Integration with BOE XI 3. All rights reserved. or Solaris). Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8. 5 .1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8. Linux. Oracle and/or its affiliates.1 on other certified platforms (Windows. PeopleTools 8. In the interim. AIX.4x or JRE 1. Copyright © 2009.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. There is also the added benefit of a centralized solution for search facilities. Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. “Setting up Failover Search Domains” Increased Support for Search Server (Type-3) Configurations In previous releases. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. bringing efficiency to administration. “Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3)” HP Itanium Support HP Itanium is now supported as a Type-1 search server. “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. Itanium search server support was limited to specific configuration types.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. the Type-3 search configurations (both the ‘client’ and ‘server’ elements) are supported on all the same operating systems that are also supported for running the application server. All rights reserved. similar to the tmadmin command line. 13 . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Configuring a Separate Search Server (Type – 3).50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Provides dmadmin Tuxedo command line options specific to the domain gateway. only select operating systems could host the PSSRCHSRV process in the Type-3. 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. In this scenario. The Type-3 configuration. configuration. involves the use of a remote search server domain handling the search requests from application server domains. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Copyright © 2009. the application server domain acts as a ‘client’ submitting requests to the ‘server’ (the remote search domain). Configuring Search and Building Search Indexes. and usage. In previous releases. This is the equivalent option that appears on the PeopleSoft Domain Administration menu for the application server.50. Domain Gateway TUXEDO command line option. just as application server and Process Scheduler server domains in previous releases. search server configuration. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. With PeopleTools 8. PSADMIN Search Domain Administration Menu The PSADMIN menu PeopleSoft Search Domain Administration now contains these menu options: • • Edit configuration/log files menu option.

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

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

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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Release Notes

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

Release Notes

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

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

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

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Loads all the cacheable objects that are dependent on other cached objects. The LOADCACHE program. system administrators ran an Application Engine program named LOADCACHE. cause instances of other objects to be loaded as well. sequentially.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration Copyright © 2009. when loaded into cache. Process Scheduler – Process Request page The PLCACHE job runs a basic setup process and these cache loading processes: Process LCACHE_INDEP LCACHE_DEP Description Loads all the cacheable objects that are independent of other cached objects. which runs when you select Parallel LoadCache on the Process Request page after clicking Run on the Load Application Server Cache page. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Parallel cache loading refers to a new option intended to reduce the time required to build a shared cache. when loading the shared cache for application server domains. In previous releases. adds each applicable cache object to the shared cache. 19 . All rights reserved.50. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. Objects that are dependent on other cached objects are those objects that. The LOADCACHE program is in place in PeopleTools 8. 2009 Serial cache loading refers to the existing process for loading shared cache. Parallel cache loading splits the work of the LOADCACHE program into two separate Application Engine programs that run simultaneously within the PSJob PLCACHE. and it runs if you choose Serial LoadCache on the Process Request page after clicking Run on the Load Application Server Cache page.

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

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

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

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

“Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/databasesecurity/pdf/ds_database_vault_peoplesoft.pside.” ORACLE DATABASE VAULT Certification With Oracle PeopleSoft Applications http://www. Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Oracle.” Monitoring PeopleSoft Database Connections Oracle Database Vault Support PeopleSoft databases are now certified to use Oracle Database Vault to increase your information security. client_info FROM v$session where module ='pside. 10g. PeopleTools has validated the use of Database Vault 9i. The CLIENT_IDENTIFIER column contains only the user ID. “Monitoring PeopleSoft Database Connection 24 Copyright © 2009.pdf Enhanced User ID Monitoring Information Additional monitoring information was included enhancing the availability of PeopleSoft user information in Oracle products like Oracle Audit Vault and Oracle Enterprise Manager.BENG- pside. Displaying only the user ID simplifies the retrieval of user information by products like Oracle Audit Vault and Oracle Enterprise Manager to obtain the User ID information from PeopleSoft applications. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. whereas the CLIENT_INFO column also contains the user ID value. but it is typically accompanied by other user information.exe. PeopleSoft user ID information is also stored in the CLIENT_IDENTIFIER column of the V$SESSION table. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. MODULE ------ CLIENT_IDENTIFIER ----------------- CLIENT_INFO ----------------QEDMO.exe QEDMO PC..PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. .oracle. Database administrators can also retrieve the information directly from the database with queries similar to the following: SELECT module. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Oracle. like machine name for example. client_identifier. 2009 Release Notes Integration Broker Application Engine service operation ‘PSAE’ PeopleCode event program name See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management.50.50 September.exe'.bng2. and 11g with PeopleTools PT8.

the largest LOB that could be stored was 2 MB.50.50 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. Going forward.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. when running the installation.50. In addition. this new limit allows much larger file attachments to be stored in the database without having to be divided into separate chunks. So. Oracle 11g Case-Sensitive User IDs With Oracle 11gR1 the database user ID is case-sensitive. In addition to allowing larger amounts of data in a single database field. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. system administrators need to make sure the database user ID. 2009 Increase in Oracle Long Object (LOB) File Size Limit Beginning with PeopleTools 8. the minimum was 255. there is no longer a need to enable or disable the use of this feature. The original intent of adding the hint was to provide a performance benefit. such as SYSADM is represented consistently. The Oracle implementation of FIRST_ROWS hint works differently than on other RDBMS platforms. as originally implemented. 25 . the LOB size limit for the Oracle database has increased to 50 MB. Access ID On PeopleTools 8. In previous releases. did not provide any clear performance benefits for the Oracle platform. the use of this hint made the analysis of other reported performance issues difficult. 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. Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements This section discusses these Microsoft SQL Server enhancements: • • Access ID. Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Microsoft SQL Server 2008.50 the SQL Server login utilized as an ACCESSID does not require being a member of the SQL Server “sysadmin” server role. In PeopleTools 8.CFG).50 September. the OracleDisableFirstRowsHint parameter has been removed from the application server configuration file (PSAPPSRV. In previous releases.

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes This restricts the type of activities this login can be used for which enhances overall application security.50.PeopleTools 8. . initial size and appropriate resize increment. This reduces the initial footprint of your database and translates into optimized space usage as your transactional database grows. to accommodate system needs with no limit.50.50 you will find the installation scripts were updated to reflect the changes above. dropping them. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Table spaces that can dynamically increase their size as needed enable you to set a reasonable. The auto-resize option creates a table space that automatically increase its size. 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. defining new server logins. IBM DB2 Enhancements This section discusses enhancements for IBM DB2.50 September. 26 Copyright © 2009. In previous releases the delivered table space create scripts appeared similar to the following. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on Microsoft SQL Server” SQL Server 2008 With PeopleTools 8. and so on. All rights reserved. in configurable increments. creating databases. PeopleTools supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008.50 Installation <for your platform> Enterprise PeopleTools 8:50 PeopleBook: Data Management. On PeopleTools 8. modifying server settings. 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. 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. including: • • • DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE DB2 z/OS Database Level Auditing Changes Increased Monitoring Information DB2 LUW AUTORESIZE With PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft databases running on the DB2 LUW platform can take advantage of the IBM DB2 Auto-Resize option for table spaces.

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

and the application server domain associated with a specific connection. In PeopleTools 8. including: 28 Copyright © 2009. Process Scheduler servers (running on OS/390). such as Application Engine.50.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. RRS DSNRLI SET_CLIENT_ID function If you are new to PeopleTools with the 8. such as PIA transactions and Process Scheduler servers (running on Windows or UNIX). Using the features of the DB2 Connect’s sqleseti API (set client information) function. 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. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 LUW” Data Mover This section covers Data Mover enhancements. if you have used the database level auditing feature and you are upgrading from a previous release of PeopleTools. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 z/OS” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you need to make sure to complete the steps described in your PeopleSoft upgrade instructions.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. However. Oracle and/or its affiliates.PeopleTools 8.50 release. Used for “local” connections. 2009 Release Notes Source Sqlseti (Set Client Information) When Used Used for “distributed” connections. . which are processes running under UNIX System Services. PeopleTools previously provided information for tracing the user. Report Distribution Server. Employing Database Level Auditing. which are process using DB2 Connect. and so on. the workstation.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Using DB2 for z/OS Trigger Information Increased Monitoring Information DB2 system administrators can gather increased information associated with specific DB2 connections.50 September.

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

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

and then any administrator requiring access to the PPM Console will need to enter the password. Oracle and/or its affiliates. PPMConsole Settings group box on the Global Administration page Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Performance Monitor. 31 .50 September. In addition. you enabled the PPM Console for display using the PPMConsole web property in the web profile.” Enabling the Required Elements on the Monitored System PPM Console Display and Security In previous releases. “Setting Up the Performance Monitor. reboot the web server. by selecting Enable PPMconsole in the PPMConsole Settings group box on the Global Administration page.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Specify Monitor page Note. you can now configure password security for accessing the PPM Console. Enter a password in the Password text box. Because the Save and Ping PPM button saves the entered URL. All rights reserved. You now enable the PPM Console for display. the Save button has been removed from the bottom of the page.

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

the link now appears as: Set Trace Flags In previous releases it read: To set trace flags. including: • • Jolt Failover String Jolt Session Pooling Jolt Failover String The syntax of the Jolt failover string. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Jolt Session Pooling In previous releases. In PeopleTools 8. you set Jolt session pooling at the site level in the configuration.” Web Server Timeouts Jolt This section describes changes made to Oracle Jolt.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50. to be compatible with both IPV4 and IPV6 specifications. click here.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Copyright © 2009. specified in the psserver property in the configuration. { }. In previous releases.properties file: joltPooling=true See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. A new property has been added to the configuration. [ ].properties file. “Appendix: PeopleSoft Timeout Settings. If you enable the signon trace link to appear on the signon page using the Show Trace Link at Signon web profile property.” Configuring Jolt Session Pooling Signon Trace Link The wording of the signon trace link has changed. has changed slightly in PeopleTools 8.50.49 8.xml file.properties file.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. For PeopleTools 8.” Working with Jolt Configuration Options. All rights reserved. The above IPV6 compatibility applies to Jolt only. 33 . 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the failover servers appear within curly brackets.50 Jolt Failover String psserver=<host>:<port>#wt[failover servers] psserver=<host>:<port>#wt{failover servers} Note.50. failover servers appeared within angled brackets. PeopleTools Release 8. Jolt session pooling was set per servlet in the web.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Another style sheet. Keep in mind that background images only show in the available doorway of the element to which they are applied (content area + padding). The images can be thought of as the sliding doors that complete one doorway. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Based Tabs Page tabs are now set with cascading style sheets (CSS). To provide a greater number of tabs and simpler user-level configuration. 43 . sleek look and feel.1 and later. You can change the background colors of folder tabs and grid tabs. as it won’t be the default style sheet for the PeopleTools interface. The visible portions of these background images fit together inside the doorway to form a tab-like shape. The two images are anchored to the outside corners of their respective elements. it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how tab definitions are built and stored in the database. The doors slide together and overlap more to fill a narrow space. PSSTYLEDEF has been updated to have a more contemporary. the PeopleSoft applications use the sliding door technique for tabs. Customers upgrading to PeopleTools 8. Copyright © 2009.50. 2009 Style Sheet Modification There are two new style sheets for Peopletools 8. The default style sheet and the SWAN style sheet contain CSS tabs. All rights reserved.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. However. has an updated look and feel and matches Oracle corporate application standards. Oracle and/or its affiliates. To change the background colors of tabs. 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. Cascading style sheets (CSS) have the advantage of layering background images which enables them to slide over each other. or slide apart and overlap less to fill a wider space.50 will be unaffected by the SWAN style sheet. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN is the default style sheet for PeopleSoft application releases 9. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN.

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

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. Integrated Rich Text Editor You can configure the long edit box control to use the CK Editor.PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. a third party rich text editor. 48 Copyright © 2009. 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. which is integrated into a standard PeopleTools installation. GIF files are supported.50 September. .

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

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

All rights reserved. See “Pagelet Search” Pagelet Drag and Drop Users can now dynamically drag and drop pagelets on their homepage without going to the Personalize page. Related Links service – Providing links to external URLs or to content residing in PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal—specifically. providing ease of access as well as collaborative classification of the information. and the user moves a PIA based component pagelet to a different sized column by using the drag and drop method then this pagelet needs to be refreshed so that the content displays correctly. 2009 application upgrades or customizations. Related Tags service – Allowing you to characterize or bookmark transactional or business objects with terminology of your choosing. The pagelet is a PIA component. "Working with Related Content Services" PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9.50 September. The homepage layout is 2–column. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. discussions.1 related content services include: • • Related Discussion service – Providing threaded discussions that groups can use to discuss topics of interest. pagelet content references now have a Force Pagelet Refresh property. Copyright © 2009. See “OBIEE Report Integration” Define pagelet specific help information. • See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 51 . or collaborative workspaces. 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.1 PeopleBook: Using Portal Features. When a homepage has a 2 column layout. See “Pagelet Help” Define pagelet search information.50 PeopleBook: PeopleTools Portal Technology. Because some components can render themselves differently based on the column width. "Understanding PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal-Delivered Related Content Services" Pagelet Wizard Enhancements The Pagelet Wizard now enables you to: • • • Define OBIEE reports as a data source when creating pagelets. You select the Force page refresh property for the pagelet. blogs. To move a homepage pagelet. click the pagelet title and drag the pagelet to the desired location.

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

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

The GetField function references a record field name. The debugger also enables you to change the value of a variable in the Local Variables pane. which creates a problem with radio buttons since all the radio buttons in a set share the same record field name.50 September. When a function is called. • • • 54 Copyright © 2009. the PeopleCode Editor now provides similar access to application packages and application classes. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Debugging Your Application” PeopleCode Editor Just as you have always been able to navigate to a function definition by right-clicking the function name. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Developer’s Guide. StripOffHTMLTags strips all HTML tags in an HTML-formatted string. All rights reserved. 2009 Release Notes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. GetOrgChart returns a reference to an organization chart. “PeopleCode and the Component Processor” PeopleCode Debugger The PeopleCode debugger now includes a Call Stack pane. GetPageField enables your PeopleCode to access and modify the labels on radio buttons. it is pushed onto the top of the stack. You can use the Call Stack pane to observe the flow of an application as it executes a series of nested functions. You can right-click an application package name and select View Application Package to open the application package definition. GetPageField solves the problem by referencing a field by its unique page field name.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Developer’s Guide. Setting the value of a variable in the Debugger gives you the flexibility to try out changes and see the results in real time. Oracle and/or its affiliates. When the function returns. 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. “Using the PeopleCode Editor” PeopleCode Functions This section covers general updates made to PeopleCode functions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Developer’s Guide. • • CompareStrings compares the content of two text strings and returns an XML-formatted text string detailing the differences between the two strings.PeopleTools 8. The Call Stack pane displays a stack of PeopleCode functions and methods that are currently active but not completed. GetRatingBoxChart returns a reference to a rating box chart. or to recover from a logic error and continue testing. . it is removed from the stack.

%UuidGen and %UuidGenBase64 can only be used in Insert or Update statements.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. If you have made customizations to this script and need to continue to use these customizations in PeopleTools 8. The %GETPROGTEXT meta-SQL function will return the full text of an Application Engine PeopleCode program. • • • Organization charts Rating box charts Interactive Gantt charts Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The meta-SQL function %DatabaseRelease evaluates to the current database release version.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference.50. %UuidGen generates a globally unique 36-character string and %UuidGenBase64 function generates a globally unique 24-character base64 string. All rights reserved.50 September. Meta-SQL This section covers general updates made to meta-SQL. “Charting Classes” File Processing The ftpunx script is deprecated as of PeopleTools 8.50. and time data types to character values.dms. • • • The new %Cast meta-SQL function converts PeopleSoft date. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 55 . run PS_HOME\scripts\PT_FILEATTACH850. datetime. You will get an error if you use the functions in any other type of SQL. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. You can use the meta-SQL functions %UuidGen and %UuidGenBase64 in a SQL Insert or Update statement to generate a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). • • The %ResolveMetaSQL meta-SQL function can be used in PeopleCode to return the resolved SQL from meta-SQL construct as a text string. “Meta-SQL” Charting This section covers new charting features.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 5. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. SetItemFolder method. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. Therefore. The 8. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class. 1. rather than a single email address.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Publish method. 2.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. 3. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Size property. Save method. 63 . the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. • ReportDefn class. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class. These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. 4. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8. This method now validates a comma.50 September. "". See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string. All rights reserved.50. “Java Class. The 8. ValidateAddress method. and SetOutputOption method. • RowsetCache class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). In PeopleTools 8. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message. This method now takes an optional language parameter. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. SetEmailOption method.

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

SetRuntimeDataRowset method. methods and properties are no longer supported.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Deprecated XML Publisher Items XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported In PeopleTools 8.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Gantt class. SetRuntimeDataXMLDoc method. the following methods have been deprecated: • • Chart class. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. The PeopleBook contains details on equivalents to use instead. 65 .” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. methods and properties have been deprecated. Refresh method (use the SetTaskAppData method or SetTaskData method instead).50.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50. Deprecated Methods and Properties Deprecated XML Publisher Items In PeopleTools 8. OutputEditable. 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. Refresh method (use the SetData method or SetOLData method instead).50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Deprecated Products and Classes Deprecated Methods In PeopleTools 8. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. All methods and properties of the TranslationFile class. the following XML Publisher classes. All methods of the XMLPManager class. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes. All methods and properties of the TemplateDefn class. All methods and properties of the TemplateFile class.50 September. Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. RowsetDS class. These items remain in PeopleTools for backward compatibility only: • • • • ReportDefn class.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Certain methods and properties of the ReportDefn class. a number of XML Publisher classes. ReportDefn class. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Retention Days The maximum retention days setting allowed in the system has been changed from 999 to 9999.” Defining System Settings Viewing Limitations For Process Monitor-List and Report Manager-List pages. All rights reserved.” 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. 2009 Release Notes Increase Process Instance and Report IDs The Content ID fields (CONTENTID field) have increased to 12 integer positions (999999999999). “Viewing the Status of Processes” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Users can define the default process (report) output retention days at the following definition levels: • • • Process Type Definition Process Definition Job Definition 72 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. If a role is removed from a user profile. . Using Process Monitor. the filter for Last has been changed to include Years and a Date Range option has been added. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Using the Date Range filter. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. the user will no longer be able to view the reports authorized by that role. “Using Report Manager. These fields include: • • • • • • • CDM_ID CONTENTID PSRF_REPORT_ID REPORT_ID REPORT_INST_VAL REPORT_INSTANCE TRANSFERINSTANCE Process Instance ID Max sequence is increased to 2147483647. “Defining PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Support Information.50 September. you can select a From and To date for viewing.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. the user will be able to view existing reports authorized to the role.

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

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved. Global Properties Settings A new page has been added to define global properties. 2009 Release Notes Connected Query Data Source Connected Query has been added as a data source. the properties will be displayed. . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. as well as the default value. 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.50 September. The data source must be created before you can use it in a report definition.“ Defining Global Properties 78 Copyright © 2009.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Use the prompt column to select a new value for the property. Global properties are shared by all reports and override the xdo engine default property values. XML sample data can be system generated for a Connected Query data source. “Setting Up XML Publisher.

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

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 upgrade. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. For example.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Note.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Working with Multiple Languages. Crystal Reports execution environments.exe. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. Local directory of crw32. HKEY_CURRENT_USER. you need to upgrade. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment. All rights reserved.50.exe The local directory of crw32. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.0\win32_x86. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports. Crystal Reports concepts. “Using Crystal Reports 2008.50.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.1 is supported. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. 81 . The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8.50 September.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32.

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

Report Execution Components You can run Crystal Reports in these two alternative environments: • Crystal Report Engine. Scenario B: You use PeopleTools 8. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools.50 and Crystal Print Engine Report Execution Scenario A: You use PeopleTools 8. 2009 Report Design Components The Report Design Components include: • • PS/Query. Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer. and then you design report layouts in the Crystal Reports 2008 sp1 Designer application referencing the fields defined in the queries that you created. which is available when you install or upgrade PeopleTools. 83 . BusinessObjects Enterprise XI is an optional Crystal Reports execution environment.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.1.50: PT 8.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. This table summarizes the two alternative report execution technology options: Alternative 1 Crystal Report 2008 Engine (Embedded in PeopleTools Windows Application Server) PeopleTools OpenQuery PS/Query execution environment PeopleSoft database See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9.50 and BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Report Execution Scenario D: You use PeopleTools 8. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. Crystal Report Engine is the default Crystal Reports execution environment.50 and PeopleSoft Applications 9.” Crystal Reports Concepts Alternative 2 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI (on Unix. All rights reserved. You first create queries using the PS/Query Designer. Linux.1 Scenario E: You use PeopleTools 8.50 September. • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI. 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 versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft PT 8.

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

1.1. 85 .1. 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.1 API. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8.1.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. All rights reserved.50.1. Delete and rename Essbase objects. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11. which is used to build Essbase cubes.50 September.1.1.1. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions. the Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1 Upgrade. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata. Aggregate Storage. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. Essbase Cube Buider.1 is supported. including Essbase. 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. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor. Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. you need to upgrade. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. Copyright © 2009. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. Run the cube creation batch process. Note. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates. Add and maintain Essbase outlines.1.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines.

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

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

Add the cube data query or queries. select a column from data extraction as the measure. 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. Search for available queries. Oracle and/or its affiliates. You can supply one or more queries to fill the cube. . 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.50 September. Select dimensions to add to the current outline. All rights reserved. Remove dimensions from the current outline.PeopleTools 8. and unmap previously mapped columns. Map columns from data extraction queries to dimensions.

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

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.PeopleTools 8. . 2009 Release Notes Integrating with Oracle Smart View When an Essbase cube is built successfully. 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. 90 Copyright © 2009. Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.50 September.

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

x and 9.50. Oracle Essbase and Star Schema users who continue using PeopleSoft Cube Manger must acquire Cognos in a version no higher than 7. All rights reserved. Select the Tree Effective Date option to display EFFDT detail data with EFFDT less than or equal to a Tree EFFDT.) See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 92 Copyright © 2009. Future EFFDT detail date is not displayed if the Tree Effective Date option is selected. including future EFFDT data.3. Note.PeopleTools 8. 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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Manager. using the Detail Value List page. “Building Cubes.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Note. Defining Cube Settings for Cognos PowerPlay Tree Manager In PeopleTools 8.” Building Cube Instances. (Cognos 8.x are not supported.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. SMTP target connector. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Using the JMS Target Connector. including those based on the AS2 specification.” Working with the AS Connectors. .PeopleTools 8. Node-Level Connector Properties New Managed Objects: WSDL and Message Schema This section provides information about the new WSDL and schema managed objects. JMS target connector. and Data Mover scripts.” Working with Message Segments JMS Target Connector The JMS target connector features a new property call SOAPUpContent that wraps outbound message content in SOAP format. 2009 Release Notes Target Connectors and Listening Connectors This section describes recommendations and enhancements to target connectors and listening connectors. “Using Listening Connectors and Target Connectors. AS2 Connectors PeopleSoft recommends using the Oracle SOA Suite B2B component for all EDI integrations. “Sending and Receiving Messages. WSDL and Schema Objects For PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 104 Copyright © 2009.50 generated WSDL and message schema have become managed objects. “Using Listening Connectors and Target Connectors. All rights reserved. and you can use them to send message segments to integration partners: • • • AS2 target connector. You can now use PeopleSoft Application Designer to add generated WSDL and message schemas to PeopleSoft Application Designer projects. 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. project copy processes. Beginning with this release the following additional target connectors are segment aware.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. Indicates the number of the data chunk or message segment that you are sending.PeopleTools 8.” Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages. .” 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. “Sending and Receiving Messages. 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. the DataChunk value for the current message is 3.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Generating Message Schema for Rowset-Based Messages PeopleSoft Integration Broker now automatically generates message schema for rowsetbased messages at save time. and for building schemas for nonrowset-based messages. All rights reserved. and the current segment is the third chunk. for building schemas for rowset-based messages that may have been imported or upgraded without schema. The Add Schema button is enabled regardless if the message is referenced in a runtime table. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Messages. if there are a total of seven data chunks in the message. Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages to/from Third-Party Systems Message Schemas This section describes enhancements for working with and managing XML message schemas in PeopleSoft Integration Broker.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. you do not need to navigate to the Schema tab and build the message schema.” Managing Nonrowset-Based Messages 110 Copyright © 2009. As a result. The Schema tab is still available for viewing message schema. For example. “Managing Messages.50 September. 2009 Release Notes Sending and Receiving Segmented Messages to/from Third-Party Systems To exchange segmented messages with third-party systems you must specify the following arguments in the SOAP header: Argument DataChunkCount DataChunk Description The total number of data chunks or segments that comprise the message. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

” Generating XML Message Schemas for Rowset-Based Messages. PeopleSoft Integration Broker includes a single level 0 row in the XML message schema. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. by default the system uses the namespace value defined on the Service Configuration page. Copyright © 2009. When working with rowset-based messages a new Include Namespace field appears on the Messages – Message Definitions page.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. “Managing Messages.” Managing Rowset-Based Messages. 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. “Managing Messages. By default the Single Level 0 Row checkbox is not selected. Oracle and/or its affiliates. When you select this box. If this box is not selected. Generating XML Message Schemas for Rowset-Based Messages. When you select this box. 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. 111 . message schema generated for the message will not include any XML tags that contain empty or Null values. All rights reserved.” Generating XML Message Schemas for Rowset-Based Messages. Beginning with this release you can override the default value and enter a different value.50 September. The Messages-Message Definition page features a Suppress Empty XML Tags check box. The Messages–Message Definitions page features an Exclude Descriptions in Schema box that enables you to suppress descriptions in generated schema. The Messages-Message Definitions page features a Single Level 0 Row checkbox. where you can enter a namespace value.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 2009 Excluding Descriptions in Message Schemas Message data that is used to define services can have actual database record and field names in the generated message schema.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. a Namespace field appears on the Messages – Schema page. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. Enterprise PeopleTools 8. then the system includes all level 0 rows in the message in the generated schema. When you check the box and save the page. “Managing Messages.

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

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8. to add a data structure to define the message content. All rights reserved. the value defaults to the name of the service operation associated with the routing definition upon save. See Also.50 September.” Adding 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. 116 Copyright © 2009. “Ensuring Data Integrity. has been added to identify situations where you have moved a Bulk Load Handler object via project copy. Oracle and/or its affiliates. PeopleSoft Integration Broker automatically generates a local-to-Atom routing definition for a service operation when the service operation is published as a feed. IBRK-24 – IB DMS Handler Referencing Invalid Message. “Managing Routing Definitions. any-to-local routing definitions are read-only with the exception of the external alias name and transform information. but did not include the associated message objects. PeopleSoft Integration Broker provides a data tree structure. Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Managing System-Generated Routing Definitions. Adding a Routing Definition Any-to-Local Routings Definitions are Read-Only Beginning with PeopleTools 8.50.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. 2009 Release Notes When working with nonrowset-based messages. 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. Routing Description On the Routings – Routings Definition page. like that in the Messages component. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . if you do not enter a description in the Description field. In addition. thereby allowing non-PeopleSoft data to map to the records and fields in the database.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker: “Managing Service Operation Handlers. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” Integration Broker Integrity Service Operation Routings This section describes enhancements for working with and managing routings.” Implementing Handlers Using Bulk Load Processing New System Audit Query to Identify Bulk Load Handlers Referencing Invalid Message Objects A new system audit query. “Managing Routing Definitions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.

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

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

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

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

“Managing Routing Definitions. aliases.version on the output of the transformation for WSDL.” Searching for Duplicate External Routing Aliases Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. then the system uses the message. so you may create unique alias names for each duplicate found. In cases where the input message. Note that any-to-local routing definitions are read-only when WSDL has been exported.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Creating Routing Definitions. The page enables you to add user-defined name/value pairs to a routing definition. Defining Routing Properties Searching for Duplicate External Routing Aliases PeopleTools 8. developers can extract the data from transformations using application classes.50 September. the system uses the input message. Oracle and/or its affiliates. In most cases duplicate external routing alias names are not desired for asynchronous routing definitions. “Managing Service Operation Routing Definitions. Once they know the name/value pairs in a transformation. the system uses the request or response message.version on the transform for the inbound request for WSDL. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 121 . perform SELECT actions in tables.version or output message. “Managing Routing Definitions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. The exception is when you are using service operation mapping. and so on.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.” Creating Routing Definitions. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Duplicate external routing alias names are never allowed for synchronous routing definitions and the system generates an error at runtime if it encounters any. Developers might use the name/value pairs data to add to XML.” Creating Routing Definitions. If you define a transformation on an any-to-local routing definition. you cannot change the in/out message transformation.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. As a result.version are not defined on the transform. which denote data contained in transformations defined for the routing. Defining General Routing Information Transformations on Any-to-Local Routing Definitions Transformations on any-to-local routing definitions are now permitted. This page enables you to identify duplicate external routing alias names.version defined on the service operation for WSDL. “Managing Routing Definitions. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and so on. 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 features an Alias Name Reference page (IB_ALIASXREF_SEC) that displays duplicate external routing aliases that exist for a routing definition. and you want one routing definition to invoke multiple service operations. If a transform is defined on the outbound response.

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.” Implementing User Authentication. Trusted Nodes. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 September. In such cases you can now exclude the PeopleSoft authentication token from inclusion in outbound requests to PeopleSoft target nodes.” Managing User Authentication. 125 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 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. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments. 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. 2009 Integration Broker Security This section describes enhancements for securing integrations and integration systems. 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.” Implementing WS-Security Encryption Levels for Outbound Integrations The Nodes . When the PeopleSoft authentication token is excluded in the service operation. SAML Token Support PeopleSoft Integration Broker now supports implementing inbound and outbound WSSecurity using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) tokens. “Setting Up Secure Integration Environments.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Excluding PeopleSoft Authentication Tokens in Outbound Requests to PeopleSoft Nodes User Authentication. 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.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 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. and Single Signon When using Integration Broker for integrations with other PeopleSoft systems. Instead you can simply define the source system user ID(s) on the target system. However.WS Security page (IB_NODESECURITY enables you to select from three levels of encryption when you are encrypting an outbound service operation.

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

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

the system will failover to Domain C. the system generates and email notification and the dynamic slave becomes inactive. the system will failover to Domain B. Given the previous example. “Managing Error Handling. . the next domain prioritized becomes the active domain. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Mismatched node password on source and target nodes. All rights reserved. the system attempts to failover back to Domain A. 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. Failover Priority –General Failover Dynamic Slave Failover In dynamic slave failover.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Administration. 128 Copyright © 2009.50 September. if a failover domain became inactive. If it is unable to do so. No permissions set for the service operation on the source node. if Domain A failed. Failover on the primary system has to occur for a dynamic slave to automatically go into effect. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Tracing and Debugging. In previous releases. If Domain B later fails. Handling Common Issues Tuning Messaging System Performance This section describes enhancements for tuning and optimizing messaging system performance. Logging.” Debugging Integrations. if the dynamic slave fails. As an example.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. 2009 Release Notes • • • No node password found on target node.” Understanding Domain Failover.PeopleTools 8. the system would failover to the next prioritized domain. The system does not failover to find another dynamic slave. the system would failover to Domain B. Oracle and/or its affiliates. If Domain B later failed. If it is unable to do so. the system would failover to Domain C. “Setting Up Domain Failover. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

“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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. and non-Unicode. . UTF-16. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8. All rights reserved. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009. “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. 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.PeopleTools 8. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. use the field to select the type of encoding of the file.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Canceling Future-Dated Publications in Hold Status You can now cancel future-dated publciations that are in Hold status in the Service Operations Monitor. The user-interface for building and populating rowset-based messages from within these utilities is identical to that used in the Messages component for creating and modifying rowset-based messages.50 September.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. General Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities Enhancements Specifying File Encoding Options for Uploaded XML Files A File Encoding field has been added to several PeopleSoft Integration Broker utilities. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Testing Utilities and Tools.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. 137 . After you generate a SOAP message you can test the service operation by invoking it using the SOAP Tester page (IB_SOAPTESTER). 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. In addition to using this page to invoke a service operation. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. “Using the Generate SOAP Template Utility” Copyright © 2009. you can also view any response associated with the service operation.

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Translated elements include labels.048.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.xls ExcelToCI.PeopleTools 8.xlsm PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel PS_HOME\Excel Location Note that users for Microsoft Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2003 use the same template.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16. 385 1. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.024 Enterprise PeopleTools 8. standard templates are delivered for the Excel to CI utility and translations are provided in macros. “Using the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.xls ExcelToCI2007.576 1. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Template Names The version of Microsoft Excel that you are using in conjunction with the Excel to CI utility determines the Excel to CI template that you must use.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. . “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel.536 1. 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory. The follow table lists the template to use based on your version of Microsoft Excel: Microsoft Excel Version Microsoft Excel 2000 Microsoft Excel 2003 Microsoft Excel 2007 Template ExcelToCI.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. 140 Copyright © 2009. You can download this software from the Microsoft website. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release. headers and strings.536 1.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI.

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

2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Sample Pages The 3rd party configuration sample page has been enhanced to provide the ability to supply reason codes in a prompt window for “Reject” operation for email.PeopleTools 8.50 September. 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. chat and generic tasks. Debug Tracer Enhancement Debug Tracer performance has been improved to use significantly less resources on the client machine. SSL Support for Email SSL support for IMAP was added to the MCF Email Channel. This wrap-up mode enhancement applies to the “Third-Party Configuration” on MultiChannel Framework.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.” The wrap-up mode allows the agent to enter comments related to the chat. at which time the agent will be in a busy state and not available to accept new tasks. “Diagnosing and Resolving Errors. Web Chat Enhancement A new state has been introduced called “WRAP_UP. 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. 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. 142 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. .

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

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

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

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

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

the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. this manual process has been automated. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8.48 versions of PeopleTools. . All rights reserved.48. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.PeopleTools 8. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects.50. “Working with Change Packages.47 and earlier.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. In PeopleTools 8. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8.48 and beyond. 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. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. When performing an upgrade or update.48 versions of PeopleTools. 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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50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant 152 Copyright © 2009. a manual stop was inserted prior to those steps so that the appropriate decisions could me made regarding whether the step applied to a particular environment or not. less than. . In PeopleTools 8. You can express ranges of releases. a new step property appears on the Step Properties dialog box named From Tools Release. Typically.50. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools 8. using the associated operator field. such as greater than.50: Multiple Files Deployed Per Step See Also Your upgrade documentation New Step Property: “From Tools Release” In previous releases. some steps in a Change Assistant job applied only to specific releases of PeopleTools.PeopleTools 8. and ‘in’. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Use this property to specify which PeopleTools release to which a step applies. All rights reserved.50 September.

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

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

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

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

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

2009 Change to Document Posted original version for Enterprise PeopleTools 8. .50 General Availability.50 September. 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. 158 Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved.PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Date September 18.

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