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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

including: • • • • • • What’s Added and Dropped From Support.1 IBM DB2 UDB 9.2 32-bit Linux Discontinued IBM z/OS 1. 2003 32-bit IBM DB2 UDB on HPUX PA RISC IBM DB2 UDB 8.2 IBM DB2 zOS 7. What’s Added and Dropped From Support The following table highlights some of the major support changes.50 September.10 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support. 2009 Release Notes Platform Support Enhancements This section covers some of the major changes for the platform support.0 WebLogic 10gR3 Application Server 64-bit binaries on Linux Added iMac OS 9 Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Oracle 11g Web Server IBM WebSphere 7.1 IBM z/OS 1.7 Tuxedo Tuxedo 10gR3 BEA Tuxedo 9.4 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 IBM WebSphere 6. . 1.1 Oracle Application Server 10g WebLogic 9. All rights reserved. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server. Deprecation Notice For PeopleTools Mobile Technology and Mobile Agent.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. Platform Operating System AIX 6.6.x SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 9 & 10 Solaris 9 Windows Server 2000. Oracle and/or its affiliates. JRE Support. 11.1 x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.PeopleTools 8.9.1 x86-64 SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11 x86-64 Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) RDBMS IBM DB2 zOS 9. Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments.1 IBM Informix 9. 9.1.1 2 Copyright © 2009. 1.5 IBM Informix 11.

8 Safari 3. 2.x JRE Java 6 Java 4 Java 5 Importan!!! The table above does not contain a comprehensive list of our support policy.50 Certifications (Doc ID 804670. Always refer to Doc ID 747587.5.0. Oracle and/or its affiliates.x.1) My Oracle Support: PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Certifications (Doc ID 747587.0.1). All rights reserved.1.4 Browser Firefox 3. 10gR4 Crystal Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3 .0 Internet Explorer 6 Mozilla Netscape Safari 2.1 Crystal 9 BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 2 Firefox 1.2.50 Hardware and Software Requirements My Oracle Support: Planned PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools PT 8. 3 .1) My Oracle Support: Tech Update .1 Added Verity 6.5.1) Copyright © 2009. 3.1.4. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. nor does it replace what appears in the certification pages of My Oracle Support (see Doc ID 747587. 3.2 Discontinued Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 10gR5 Enterprise Manager 10gR3.Main Page (Doc ID 764222. 2009 Platform Verity Verity 6.1 Internet Explorer 7.50 September.1 on My Oracle Support for the current and most comprehensive support information.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.2. The information provided is a snapshot of the current plans for platform support as of general availability for this release.

The JRE version provided by PeopleTools is the minimum version required for support. Oracle and/or its affiliates. environments running Oracle or Informix databases may still run their PeopleSoft elements on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system. All rights reserved.9 or 9. Note. This restriction applies only to environments in which IBM DB2 databases are being used. This includes applications servers. Data Mover. Oracle Application Server is no longer supported as a web server option. Customers running DB2 databases may still use web servers running on the HP-UX PA-RISC operating system.1) Dropping Support for HP-UX PA-RISC For IBM DB2 Database Environments For PeopleTools 8. and so on. GCS will provide the instructions on enabling mobile functionality following the PeopleTools upgrade.6x and still be in a supported environment. If you run DB2 databases.50. The exact version depends on your operating system. Customers that have already licensed mobile applications may continue to use (and/or upgrade and use) the functionality with PeopleSoft applications (8. it is recommended that you use the HP-UX Itanium operating system. See Also My Oracle Support Tech Update: Deprecation Notice for PeopleTools Mobile technology and Mobile Agent (Doc ID 832874. The two supported web server options are: • • Oracle WebLogic IBM WebSphere JRE Support Oracle provides and supports JRE 1. For example. you will need to select an operating system from the other supported options. 8.8.0). Otherwise. 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. Dropping Support for Oracle Application Server Beginning with PeopleTools 8.50 September.50 and continue using the PeopleTools Mobile functionality should contact Global Customer Service prior to the upgrade. . Customers licensed to mobile applications that wish to perform a PeopleTools upgrade to 8. Note.6x with your PeopleTools installation. 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.PeopleTools 8.49 or 8. Following this date the functionality will no longer be available to any new customers who have not already licensed it. You can upgrade your system to newer versions of 1. and want to continue running your PeopleSoft elements on an HP operating system.50. Process Scheduler servers. 2009. 4 Copyright © 2009.

Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 on other certified platforms (Windows. Oracle and/or its affiliates. In the interim. BusinessObjects Enterprise Support As of the PeopleTools 8.50.5x is not provided or supported for PeopleTools 8. or Solaris).50 September.50 patch and will announce support in the accompanying patch documentation.50 Integration with BOE XI 3. Copyright © 2009. you can install BOE XI 3. 5 . Oracle expects to release this integration as a post-release certification in a PeopleTools 8.4x or JRE 1. PeopleTools 8. 2009 JRE 1. All rights reserved.1 running on HP-UX for PA-RISC is pending certification.50 release date. Linux. AIX.

All rights reserved. the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installation program prompted you to install PIA within the PS_HOME directory structure. you have the option of installing the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA) outside of PS_HOME. 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. 6 Copyright © 2009.50 September. including: • • • • • • Installation Programs PeopleTools Running on Windows Verity Installation Oracle Tuxedo Environment Variables in psconfig. In previous releases.PeopleTools 8.50. Oracle and/or its affiliates. including: • • • • • • • • • • • • • Installation Changes Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files Search Server PSADMIN Loading Shared Cache Performance Improvements PeopleTools Security SYSAUDIT Additions Oracle Database Enhancements Microsoft SQL Server Enhancements DB2 Enhancements Data Mover PeopleSoft Performance Monitor General System Administration Enhancements Installation Changes This section describes the major changes to the PeopleTools installation process. .

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

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

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

log files.50. many of the processes running within a domain required write access to PS_HOME for generating log and trace files. In previous releases.50 the default implementation of an application server. or the PeopleSoft ‘Configuration’ Home. such as configuration files. in PeopleTools 8. a Process Scheduler server. To address this challenge. administrators had difficulty limiting write access to the PS_HOME directory structure. 10 Copyright © 2009. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. on the Client Setup tab there is an option to Install PeopleSoft ODBC Driver. When you install the PeopleSoft software to your server. PSADMIN creates the domain and its associated configuration files in a separate location. by default. This directory can be referred to as the PeopleSoft “Binary” Home. Oracle and/or its affiliates. it will be noticeable if you intend to run prior versions of Configuration Manager on the same workstation where you will also run the Configuration Manager for PeopleTools 8. PeopleSoft Search Server. the system installs all of the necessary files for that server to the specified PS_HOME directory. stores binary files and configuration files in different locations. The Configuration Manager for PeopleTools 8. While this is transparent for most situations. just as in previous releases.50 will delete settings stored in the registry by previous versions of PeopleTools. All rights reserved.50 Installation for your platform Decoupled PS_HOME Binary and Configuration Files With PeopleTools 8. Because of this varied collection of file types sharing the same location.PeopleTools 8. when you create a domain. “Using PeopleSoft Configuration Manager” ODBC Installation In previous releases.50. splits the binary files from the configuration files. The new feature discussed in this section refers only to the PS_HOME directory structure on the following PeopleSoft Servers: • • • PeopleSoft Application Server. as well as the dynamic and modifiable files.50 you can implement improved security and streamline administration of your servers by taking advantage of the new PS_HOME directory structure that.50 September. The PS_HOME directory refers to the high-level directory into which you install the PeopleSoft software.DLL files. or a search server. the PS_HOME directory on these servers contained both the static binary files.50.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. 2009 Release Notes Registry Structure Changes The structure of the registry for PeopleSoft settings has changed beginning with PeopleTools 8. . while an administrator may have wanted to restrict write access to PS_HOME.EXE and . For example. This option has been removed for PeopleTools 8. referred to as PS_CFG_HOME. Then. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. such as . and scripts. PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Server.

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

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

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

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

and so on.50. PSQRYSRV.50.000.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.CFG configuration files. medium. In previous releases. Oracle and/or its affiliates. “Setting Application Server Domain Parameters.” Database Options JavaVM Options With PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. in the delivered domain configuration templates (small. The default value is 1024 cursors. such as PSAPPSRV.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. you can now include custom Java options per server process. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can now set this value as needed per your database and system requirements. by default. 15 . the name of the configuration file was PSNTSRV.50 September. the configuration file is PSWINSRV.” Setting up the PeopleSoft Windows Service Maximum Open Cursors In the [Database Options] section of PSADMIN. 2009 Number of PSAPPSRV Processes in Delivered Templates The number of PSAPPSRV server processes configured. some database platforms place greater restrictions on the number of cursors that can be open at one time.50: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 2 8 25 2 Windows Service The name of the configuration file for the Windows service that starts an application server domain on Windows automatically has been changed. Configuration Template Small Medium Large Developer PeopleTools 8.CFG.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. Copyright © 2009. PSAESRV.CFG and PSPRCS. This applies to any server process.CFG. In PeopleTools 8. The maximum number of cursors that can be open at one time within PeopleTools is 64. In previous releases. you set Java options per domain by modifying the JavaVM Options setting in the [PSTOOLS] section in the PSAPPSRV. developer) has changed. However. large. You can now add that option to any configuration settings section for a server process to specify custom Java Options for that server process. you can now configure the maximum number of open cursors for your database using the PSDB Maximum Cursors parameter. “Using PSADMIN Menus.49: Default Number of PSAPPSRVS 3 5 9 2 PeopleTools 8.

PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

you need to make sure to complete the steps described in your PeopleSoft upgrade instructions. which are process using DB2 Connect. However.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. Used for “local” connections. In PeopleTools 8. Report Distribution Server. Employing Database Level Auditing. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 LUW” Data Mover This section covers Data Mover enhancements. “Administering PeopleSoft Databases on DB2 z/OS” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. RRS DSNRLI SET_CLIENT_ID function If you are new to PeopleTools with the 8. and so on. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . such as Application Engine. if you have used the database level auditing feature and you are upgrading from a previous release of PeopleTools.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. including: 28 Copyright © 2009.50 September. Using DB2 for z/OS Trigger Information Increased Monitoring Information DB2 system administrators can gather increased information associated with specific DB2 connections. PeopleTools previously provided information for tracing the user.50 release. 2009 Release Notes Source Sqlseti (Set Client Information) When Used Used for “distributed” connections. All rights reserved. which are processes running under UNIX System Services. the workstation. Process Scheduler servers (running on OS/390). See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 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. 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. and the application server domain associated with a specific connection.50.50 PeopleBook: Data Management.

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

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

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

For example.” 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. If you elect to specify a custom log directory. then the logs directory would be in PS_CFG_HOME\PSFT\logs. 32 Copyright © 2009. When entering custom log directory locations. The Receive Timeout setting appears in the Web Server Jolt Settings group box on the Security tab for web profiles.CFG file.50 September. Tuxedo Log Directory Character Limit The log directory contains log files the system generates for a domain. keep the following length restrictions in mind. and enter the desired location. 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. The default log directory for a domain is %PS_SERVDIR\logs. uncomment the Log Directory setting in the domain's PSAPPSRV. if your domain name is 'PSFT'. Authentication timeout setting.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Performance Monitor. 2009 Release Notes See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. by default. such as Tuxedo logs (TUXLOG) and APPSRV logs. such as the ICQuery service timeout setting. “Administering the Performance Monitor. . URL Properties page. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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

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

All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. URL Maintenance Copyright © 2009. WORKLISTFEED 01-05. GENERICFEED-01.50 September. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Working with IBM WebSphere.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. you can use the psft_failtimeout Java option. “Using PeopleTools Utilities.” Using Administration Utilities. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Ensuring Data Integrity” Authentication Timeout Setting To limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks on failed authentications. Feeds Framework Audits (FEEDS 01-10.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. QUERYFEED 01-03): Checks for references to nonexistent feeds framework definitions.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout URL PROPERTIES PAGE The new URL Properties page enables you to define URLIDs to store in the database to be used for FTPS and the PeopleCode attachment functions.” Setting Authentication Failure Timeout Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Connected Query Audits (SYSCONQRY 1-10): Check the integrity of the Connected Query definitions.50 PeopleBook: System and Server Administration. 2009 • • • • • • IBRK-24: Checks DMS Handlers referencing invalid messages.50 PeopleBook: Data Management. SYSLANG 16: Checks for invalid language codes assigned to users. 35 . Style Sheet Audits (STYLESHEET 1-04): Checks for orphaned free form style sheets and missing parent and sub style sheets. “Working with Oracle WebLogic. PRCSHED-18: Checks for queued processes in tables used by Process Scheduler containing a DBNAME different than the current database name.

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

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

This is an example of a modal scrollable grid: Menu Navigation There is a new left navigation menu pagelet (Menu 2. Note. Oracle and/or its affiliates. . When you click the “Zoom” icon in a grid or on a long edit box. Because of AJAX.PeopleTools 8.0). All rights reserved. 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. If you click the folder name. the menu cascades to the right. Close the page from the title bar close icon. instead of refreshing the entire menu pagelet. when you click the expand/collapse icons in the new menu pagelet.50 September. Floating Drop-Down Navigation PeopleTools 8. the entire structure is refreshed. You can choose to use the non-AJAX based menu pagelet for ease of use with screen readers. revealing more components that you have access to view. Advantages of the new floating navigation are: 38 Copyright © 2009. the system redraws only the appropriate hierarchy for the selected link or folder. 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. Modal grids and long edit boxes can be moved around over the page for ease of viewing and use.50 offers floating drop-down menu navigation. 2009 Release Notes • • Minimize or collapse the page to the title bar. As you mouse over any section of the menu.

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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.50 September. If the search retrieves more than the maximum number of listings. All rights reserved. 42 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. you can determine the number of entries that the search can return. the Search Results grid displays the total number of results above the search results. The maximum value and the default value are set in the Search Settings on the PeopleTools Options page. .PeopleTools 8. 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. When you perform a search using a transaction search page. you can set the number of entries that the search returns to any value less than the maximum.

Keep in mind that background images only show in the available doorway of the element to which they are applied (content area + padding). PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN. has an updated look and feel and matches Oracle corporate application standards.50. Copyright © 2009.50 will be unaffected by the SWAN style sheet. You can change the background colors of folder tabs and grid tabs. Customers upgrading to PeopleTools 8. 43 . PSSTYLEDEF has been updated to have a more contemporary. Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Based Tabs Page tabs are now set with cascading style sheets (CSS). as it won’t be the default style sheet for the PeopleTools interface. To provide a greater number of tabs and simpler user-level configuration. The visible portions of these background images fit together inside the doorway to form a tab-like shape. However. The doors slide together and overlap more to fill a narrow space. 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. it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how tab definitions are built and stored in the database. sleek look and feel. All rights reserved.50 September. the PeopleSoft applications use the sliding door technique for tabs. To change the background colors of tabs. The images can be thought of as the sliding doors that complete one doorway. Cascading style sheets (CSS) have the advantage of layering background images which enables them to slide over each other. PSSTYLEDEF_SWAN is the default style sheet for PeopleSoft application releases 9.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.1 and later. 2009 Style Sheet Modification There are two new style sheets for Peopletools 8. Another style sheet. Oracle and/or its affiliates. The default style sheet and the SWAN style sheet contain CSS tabs. The two images are anchored to the outside corners of their respective elements. or slide apart and overlap less to fill a wider space.

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

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

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

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

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates.50.50 September. The rich text editor tool bars are highly configurable. At runtime. Users can specify custom toolbar configurations for each Rich Text Editor control. The existing PeopleTools Spell Check is associated with this control. However. The editor includes a default set of toolbar buttons that appear as part of the editor page control. Open the properties sheet and check the Enable Rich Text Editor property on the Options tab. place the long edit box control on the page. Long Character Field Limit For PeopleTools 8. Any customizations are maintained through HTML definitions in the database and become managed definitions.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. which control the look of the text. there is a limit of 20 long character fields per record definition. All rights reserved. You can use the rich text editor as it is delivered or switch to your own configuration without deleting the basic configuration. The rich text editor enables you to store inline images along with your text. application developers can create configuration settings files which compliment the default toolbar set. Based on the value you enter in the Configuration Settings Id field in the Rich Text Editor options. 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. the long edit box becomes a Rich Text Editor on PIA Pages. 49 . Copyright © 2009. the respective toolbar set is loaded at runtime along with the default toolbar set. 2009 At design time in Application Designer.

Pagelet drag and drop. 2009 Release Notes PeopleTools Portal Technologies This section discusses the changes to PeopleTools portal technologies. Leverages the same PeopleSoft security as the application transaction. the information displayed in the related content frame changes. All rights reserved. ready to use. including: • • • • • • • Related Content Framework. Pagelet Wizard enhancements. It will allow you to easily display additional content to assist users in completing a business transaction without leaving PeopleSoft applications. showing information specific to the transactional data. A related content frame can be configured to appear at the bottom of any PeopleSoft application page. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. Pagelet help. Users can interact directly with information in the related content frame—that is. Extends the functionality and value of PeopleSoft applications without requiring • • • • 50 Copyright © 2009.50 September. Additional services can be easily deployed based on PeopleSoft content. Three PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal 9. the information is not read-only. Can display information from other areas within the PeopleSoft application or from external systems such as from a data warehouse or a third party. Available in a PeopleTools-only upgrade—that is. Pagelet search. OBIEE report integration.PeopleTools 8. such as PS Query and OBIEE report pagelets. Related Content Framework The related content framework is a new feature that enables you to combine PeopleSoft transaction pages with collaborative. Some important aspects of related content: • • • • • Configurable by functional business users (does not require development or IT intervention). You can develop custom related content services and deploy these using the framework. This means that as the user works on different instances of a transaction. OBIEE to PeopleSoft URL integration. The information in the related content frame can be tied to specific application transaction data. it works with earlier application versions. Displays related content relevant to the specific transactional page. providing context-sensitive information to the user. analytical and informational content.1 related content services are delivered with PeopleTools.

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

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

Embeddable pagelets can be used to create Related Content services for the OBIEE reports. Oracle and/or its affiliates. In this implementation. the SearchInit event for that field executes before the search dialog displays. in which case no PeopleCode events are initiated as a result of prompts. No PeopleCode events are initiated as a result of a user returning to the search page or displaying a calendar.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. and establish a session. these OBIEE report type of related content services can be used with application transaction pages in a context sensitive manner. When a user selects the Look Up button on a prompt dialog the SearchSave event for the field executes. As part of OBIEE integration. 2009 After configuring and deploying the Analytics servlet. embedded pagelets.50 September. This process is controlled automatically by the system. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Once the PeopleSoft application recognizes the analytics server. the search processing events are enabled for that field. you must configure and store the OBIEE administrator credentials in the PeopleSoft application. You can configure OBIEE reports as pagelets. The context is provided by the page fields on the transactional page. based on these page field values. “Creating Record Definitions” Copyright © 2009. The PeopleSoft application uses these credentials to login to the OBIEE server. Search event processing on prompt dialogs can affect performance. Using the related content framework. All rights reserved. you can retrieve. and view OBIEE report details as your security permits. Pagelet Wizard supports the use of OBIEE reports as the data source for any of the supported output types. and as transaction pages. and is used to render OBIEE reports. When a user selects the prompt icon. access. Allow Search Events for Prompt Dialogs is off. 53 .50 PeopleBook: Application Designer. you must define the analytics server in the PeopleSoft application. impersonate a real user. Oracle recommends that you limit the use of search events in prompt dialogs to simple tasks such as showing and hiding fields or character manipulation By default. PeopleCode This section discusses changes and enhancements made to PeopleCode. 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 use the Call Stack pane to observe the flow of an application as it executes a series of nested functions. which creates a problem with radio buttons since all the radio buttons in a set share the same record field name.PeopleTools 8. the PeopleCode Editor now provides similar access to application packages and application classes. The GetField function references a record field name. it is pushed onto the top of the stack. GetOrgChart returns a reference to an organization chart. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Developer’s Guide. The debugger also enables you to change the value of a variable in the Local Variables pane. GetPageField solves the problem by referencing a field by its unique page field name. All rights reserved. You can right-click an application package name and select View Application Package to open the application package definition. “Using the PeopleCode Editor” PeopleCode Functions This section covers general updates made to PeopleCode functions. “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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Developer’s Guide. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes Enterprise PeopleTools 8. You can right click on an application class or method name and select View Application Class or View Application Class Method to open the definition in a new PeopleCode editor window. The Call Stack pane displays a stack of PeopleCode functions and methods that are currently active but not completed. StripOffHTMLTags strips all HTML tags in an HTML-formatted string. When a function is called. it is removed from the stack. “Debugging Your Application” PeopleCode Editor Just as you have always been able to navigate to a function definition by right-clicking the function name. When the function returns. • • • 54 Copyright © 2009. • • CompareStrings compares the content of two text strings and returns an XML-formatted text string detailing the differences between the two strings. or to recover from a logic error and continue testing. GetRatingBoxChart returns a reference to a rating box chart. Setting the value of a variable in the Debugger gives you the flexibility to try out changes and see the results in real time.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Developer’s Guide.50 September.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.” System Setup for Java Classes Copyright © 2009. the elements used to construct the class path for the JVM and their order in the class path has changed. The 8. and SetOutputOption method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode Language Reference Modified Methods In PeopleTools 8. the following properties have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • Message class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference Modified Properties In PeopleTools 8. In PeopleTools 8. 3. Save method.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference System Setup for Java Classes When PeopleTools loads the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). SetEmailOption method.50. Therefore. • RowsetCache class. The ReportPath parameter is not used and must be specified as the null string.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference.50.50 September. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 63 . Size property. ValidateAddress method. rather than a single email address. 5. PeopleTools builds a class path for the JVM from multiple elements. This property applies to rowset-based messages as well as to rowset message parts within a container message.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Invalid email addresses are now returned as an array in the badaddresses property of the MCFMailUtil class.or semicolon-separated list of email addresses. Oracle and/or its affiliates. the following methods have been modified in the PeopleCode API: • MCFMailUtil class. 4. Publish method. “Java Class.50. This method now takes an optional language parameter. "". These methods now take an optional ItemJobSeq parameter. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. This method now validates a comma.50.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified method. The Size property is the approximate size of the uncompressed XML data generated when the message is published.50 PeopleBooks contain complete documentation on each modified property. The 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. • ReportDefn class. the search order that the JVM would use for locating a specified Java class is different in PeopleTools 8. 2. • ProcessRequest class: AddDistributionOption method. SetItemFolder method.

Oracle and/or its affiliates. Data collection. PeerDefaultAttributes class. However. PropertyInfo collection. All rights reserved. the documentation for these items remains in the PeopleBooks for backward compatibility only. 1 This property was previously misidentified as a property of the Field class. properties. TimeStampFieldName1 property of the Record class. PropertyAttrs class. IsMobile property of the ContentReference class. 64 Copyright © 2009.50 September. PeopleSoft Business Interlinks The following information regarding PeopleSoft Business Interlinks has been marked as deprecated and remains in the PeopleBooks for backward compatibility only: • • • Business Interlinks class. GetContentBody method of the Request class. CI collection. 2009 Release Notes Deprecated Products The following products have been deprecated: • • PeopleSoft Business Interlinks PeopleSoft Mobile Agent Consequently. 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. IsMobile property of the ContentReference link. ListViewAttrs class.PeopleTools 8. . and system variables associated with these products have also been deprecated. SyncServer class. BIDocs class. IsMobile property of the Folder class. SystemIDFieldName1 property of the Record class. methods. the PeopleCode classes. functions.

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

All methods and properties of the RTFProcessor class. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. and provides equivalents if available. the following significant corrections have been incorporated: • • • Chart class and Gantt class TransformData class Corrected properties Chart Class and Gantt Class In previous versions. All methods and properties of the FormProcessor class.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. “Charting Classes” TransformData Class In previous versions. All methods and properties of the EFTPRocessor class.PeopleTools 8. All methods and properties of the FOProcessor class. and properties. a chapter on the TransformData class was missing from the book. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.” Deprecated Items and PeopleCode No Longer Supported. All methods and properties of the FOUtility class. “TransformData Class” 66 Copyright © 2009.50 version of the PeopleCode API Reference. The methods and properties of each of these classes have been reorganized so that each class describes all methods and properties that apply. some of the methods and properties of the Gantt class were not clearly differentiated from the methods and properties of the Chart class. The PeopleCode API Reference now includes a chapter providing an overview of the TransformData class and its properties.50 September.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. The PeopleBook contains a detailed list of the affected classes. methods. “Appendix: Quick Reference for PeopleCode Classes.50 PeopleBook: PeopleCode API Reference. 2009 Release Notes • • • • • • • All methods of the QueryDS class. XML Publisher Items No Longer Supported Corrected Information Previous versions of the PeopleCode API Reference included incomplete or incorrect information. In the PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. . Oracle and/or its affiliates. All methods and properties of the PDFMapTool class.

Unicode UTF-8 with BOM (byte-order mark).50. the following properties have been moved to their proper location in the book: • • SystemIDFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class). Using extended Japanese characters. keyboard Time zone data. Analytic grid classes. including: • • • • • • • • • Changes to supported character sets. 2009 Corrected Properties In the PeopleCode API Reference.50.S.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Optimization PeopleCode classes. Updated font support. Changes to Supported Character Sets In PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 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). 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. Global Technology This section covers changes and updates to PeopleTools Global Technology. PeopleSoft hot keys do not function as expected on a non-U. Translating application definitions. Analytic Calculation Engine Metadata classes. Non-ASCII characters in file names uploaded to FTP servers prior to 8. New PeopleSoft language codes. Analytic type classes. All rights reserved.50 September. there have been changes to supported character sets: • In PeopleTools 8. 67 . TimeStampFieldName (from the Field class to the Record class). Changes to the swap audit report. Copyright © 2009.50.

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

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

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

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PeopleSoft Language Code UKE See Also

Description UK English

Corresponding ISO Locales en_GB

Database Character Set Unicode or non-Unicode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Defining Report Definitions Creating Report Definitions. This can be used to replace your XMLDoc data source with XML file. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Query Access Service Query Access Service (QAS) has been enhanced to take advantage of PeopleSoft Integration Broker and service-oriented architecture. QAS_QRY_SERVICE is published as a web service providing third-party applications the ability to create and execute PeopleSoft queries.50 PeopleBook: Reporting Web Services has been created which documents all the QAS service operations. 2009 Performance Enhancements XML generation for query data source is now in C++ which provides better performance and less memory usage. Copyright © 2009.50 September. 79 . this API provides better performance and less memory usage. “Defining Report Definitions Creating Report Definitions. A new PeopleBook Enterprise PeopleTools 8. it is no longer necessary to create a new effective-dated row when you change the template. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved. A new XMLDoc to XML API has been created.“ 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. PDF Full Path Mapping Full path mapping has been added as an option when defining the template for a report.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. it is only supported through the PeopleSoft integration to Desktop Publisher.50 PeopleBook: XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise. Full path mapping should only be used if your XML data has repeating fields at different levels.“ Associating Templates Iterative Template Design When defining the template in the report definition. Full path mapping is not supported on BI Publisher Server. You can download and upload (override) the same effective dated template file. Support for Email Email has been added as an output option for XML Publisher reports.

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

Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Local directory of crw32. Crystal Reports and Crystal Report Print Engine 2008 Upgrade PeopleTools 8. 2009 • • • • • • • • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.exe.” Running Crystal 2008 Reports from PeopleSoft Process Scheduler Local Directory of crw32. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3.1 is supported. For example. Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 3. Crystal Reports execution environments.0\win32_x86.1 upgrade.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. If you had used BusinessObjects Enterprise in previous releases. All rights reserved.50.50 upgrades the version of Crystal Report and Crystal Report Print Engine from version 9 to version 2008.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. you need to upgrade. “Using Crystal Reports 2008.” Understanding How to Work with Multiple Languages.50 September. Crystal Reports 2008 upgrade. HKEY_CURRENT_USER.exe The local directory of crw32. Crystal Reports concepts. The Crystal 9 is not supported starting with PeopleTools 8. Note. 81 . “Working with Multiple Languages. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\Suite 12. Crystal Reports 2008 runtime environment.50. Crystal 2008 is the latest version of Crystal Reports. HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER replaces HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the previous Tools releases. Crystal Reports Designer/Runtime Language Versions Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.0\Crystal Reports\Database\. Crystal Reports 2008 compatibility issues.

PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 2009 Release Notes Crystal Reports 2008 Runtime Environment Crystal Reports 2008 Runtime Environment replaces Crystal Reports Runtime . . The following diagram illustrates. All rights reserved. the components of Crystal Reports: 82 Copyright © 2009. 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.50 September. at a high level.

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

1 that use Crystal Reports 9. the Crystal Reports application runs the Verify Database function. For example.50 Crystal reports will need to be converted to the Crystal Reports 2008 format using the PeopleTools RPT Conversion utility pscvtrpt. to ensure compatibility. Converting Existing Crystal Reports to Crystal Reports 2008 SP1 format 84 Copyright © 2009.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. In addition. you will be warned that the report is in a later format and certain features may not be supported.exe. If you are upgrading from a previous version of PeopleTools. you have different considerations. Scenario C: You use PeopleTools 8. if you open a Crystal Reports 2008 report in Crystal Reports 9. For example. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. you should always create the reports in the Crystal Reports 2008 format. If errors are detected. You can use earlier format report templates to generate reports.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. if you save the report definition from the Crystal Report 2008 designer. 2009 Release Notes Applications 9. 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. they are created in the Crystal Reports 2008 . Oracle and/or its affiliates. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. a PeopleTools-only upgrade. which picks up any errors—such as missing fields—in the report.rpt format and you cannot open them using any version of Crystal Reports earlier than version 9.50 Installation <for your database platform>: “Installing and Configuring Software for Crystal Reports. “Using Crystal Reports 2008. Scenario F: You use PeopleTools 8.” Converting Crystal Reports. your pre-PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.” Understanding Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues PeopleTools 8. however.50 September.” Crystal Reports Execution Environments Crystal Reports 2008 Compatibility Issues When you upgrade to Crystal Reports 2008. you must correct the report before you can run it successfully. When you run an earlier format Crystal Report in the Crystal Reports 2008 application or through the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. However. For example. consider the following new compatibility issues: • Crystal Reports 2008 can run a report that is saved in an earlier version of Crystal Reports format.PeopleTools 8. • When you run reports using the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler in the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture.50 and your current Crystal Report execution environment. a PeopleTools-only upgrade Depending on the Crystal Report execution environment that you use with PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.1 that use Crystal 9. . For example. “Getting Started with Crystal Reports for PeopleSoft.50 and versions of PeopleSoft applications prior to PeopleSoft 8. Note. Applications 9.

the Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1. Delete and rename Essbase objects.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Add and maintain Essbase outlines. as well as interconnections with Smart View’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Manager 11.1 Upgrade. including: • • Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1. Essbase Cube Builder Essbase Cube Builder is an ETL (extract-transform and load) application which enables you to use PeopleSoft Query and PeopleSoft Trees to build Essbase applications and OLAP databases. only the new Essbase Cube Builder contains all the new Essbase features such as Unicode support. Essbase Cube Builder is the default calculation engine.1.1. Create and maintain dynamic object cube dimension templates.1 Upgrade For Enterprise PeopleTools 8. A new folder for Essbase Cube Builder has been added under PeopleTools Cube Builder with the following components: Component Connections Dimensions Outlines Utilities Create Cube Dynamic Dimension Templates Cube Dimension Builder Setup Description Add and maintain Essbase connectivity parameters. 85 . Essbase Cube Buider. which is used to build Essbase cubes. All rights reserved.1 is supported. Oracle and/or its affiliates.50 to create cubes in diverse OLAP engines. PeopleSoft Cube Manager is the legacy engine used before PeopleTools 8. Run the cube creation batch process. Note.1. Copyright © 2009.1. Although the legacy Cube Manager has been updated to the new Essbase 11.50 September. you need to upgrade. including Essbase. Aggregate Storage.1. Add and maintain Essbase dimensions.50.1.1. It also uses an enhanced cube builder program which provides faster performance to load data and metadata.1.1.1 API. If you had used the Oracle Smart View for Office in previous versions. and a wider set of member and dimension properties. It comprises an easy to use graphic user interface to create metadata of cubes based in PeopleSoft structures. Oracle Smart View for Office 11. 2009 Cube Builder This section discusses enhancements that are made to PeopleSoft Cube Builder. Set up values to use in the dimension builder graphical user interface. and provides a look and feel similar to the Essbase Outline Editor.

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

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

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

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

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

50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Cube Builder Cube Manager PeopleTools 8. 2009 Dynamic Dimension Templates Use the Dynamic Dimension Templates page to create Essbase dynamic dimension templates: See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. 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. Define the prefix that is applied to each record and field definition created by PeopleSoft Cube Manager.50 continues supporting Cognos PowerPlay 7.x. Cube Manager. All rights reserved. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 91 . The PowerPlay Options (under PeopleTools. This example shows the new PowerPlay Options page: Copyright © 2009. Transformer. and Enterprise server) where the binaries folders are located.50 September. Cube Builder.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Managing Routing Definitions.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. Add attributes by passing in attribute name and value.GetAttributeName(Integer nIndex).” Creating Routing Definitions. then you can read these attributes in OnRouteSend and OnSend IB events. since Rowset or Xmldoc objects do not have to be serialized and subsequently loaded into memory and traversed to retrieve applicable data.IBInfo. 2009 See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Viewing System-Generated Routing Definitions. &bool = &MSG. The following methods are available in the IBInfo PeopleCode object to get/set data used for content-based routing determination. Attributes used for content-based routing are only applicable for the system that is setting the attributes. &String = &MSG. string value). Select the box to capture any exceptions that occur before the system validates an outbound routing for the service operation. &String = &MSG.GetAttributeValue(Integer nIndex). Gets the number of attributes. any errors that result from running the OnRouteSend PeopleCode event.DeleteAttribute(string name).50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates.IBInfo. • • • • • • &Integer = &MSG. Copyright © 2009.IBInfo. 117 . Returns the name of the attribute based on an index.” Managing System-Generating Routing Definitions. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Managing Routing Definitions. &MSG.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. the system displays a User Exception box at the top of the page. Adding Routing Definitions.AddAttribute(string name. the target system will not be able to view these attributes on any Integration Broker event run on the target system. if on the source system attributes are set as part of a publish. Thus. &Bool = &MSG. the attributes are not part of the payload that gets sent to the target system. However. Using these attributes can lead to significant performance improvement. This option enables you to capture errors such as inactive routing definitions. All rights reserved. Returns the value of the attribute based on an index. Delete an attribute based on the attribute name. 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. Deletes all attributes in the IBInfo object. Capturing Exceptions before Routings are Validated When you are adding a routing definition for a synchronous service operation from the Service Operations – Routings page. multiple routing definitions.GetNumberOfAttributes().ClearAttributes().IBInfo.IBInfo. and other initialization errors.IBInfo.

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

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

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

“Managing Routing Definitions. “Managing Service Operation Routing Definitions.version are not defined on the transform.version defined on the service operation for WSDL.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. Defining Routing Properties Searching for Duplicate External Routing Aliases PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. aliases. the system uses the request or response message.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker.” Creating Routing Definitions. Developers might use the name/value pairs data to add to XML. If a transform is defined on the outbound response.Release Notes PeopleTools 8. This page enables you to identify duplicate external routing alias names.” Searching for Duplicate External Routing Aliases Copyright © 2009. 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. which denote data contained in transformations defined for the routing. Once they know the name/value pairs in a transformation. you cannot change the in/out message transformation. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. As a result.” Creating Routing Definitions.50 features an Alias Name Reference page (IB_ALIASXREF_SEC) that displays duplicate external routing aliases that exist for a routing definition. the system uses the input message. and so on. In cases where the input message. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 121 .50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. so you may create unique alias names for each duplicate found.50 September. “Managing Routing Definitions.” Creating Routing Definitions.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Integration Broker. and so on. All rights reserved. The exception is when you are using service operation mapping. perform SELECT actions in tables. In most cases duplicate external routing alias names are not desired for asynchronous routing definitions. developers can extract the data from transformations using application classes. then the system uses the message.version or output message.version on the output of the transformation for WSDL. 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. “Managing Routing Definitions. If you define a transformation on an any-to-local routing definition.version on the transform for the inbound request for WSDL. The page enables you to add user-defined name/value pairs to a routing definition. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Note that any-to-local routing definitions are read-only when WSDL has been exported. and you want one routing definition to invoke multiple service operations. Defining General Routing Information Transformations on Any-to-Local Routing Definitions Transformations on any-to-local routing definitions are now permitted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All rights reserved. 131 . Averages and Analysis page for outbound synchronous transactions.Release Notes PeopleTools 8.50 September. For example. The Averages and Analysis page for outbound asynchronous transactions You can click any of the links to view more detailed statistics in bar chart format. 2009 The pages display information from a transactional view and enable you to successively drill down on specific messaging system components and processes to view more detailed data. the following example shows the statistics that display if you click the link under the Gateway icon: Copyright © 2009. The following graphic shows a sample of statistics that display for outbound synchronous transactions in the messaging system. Oracle and/or its affiliates.

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Gateway Averages page for outbound synchronous transactions From here you can click the View Transaction link to view the raw data on which the charts on this page are based. The following example shows the page that appears when you click the View Transactions link. 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. Or. you could click an individual bar chart to view the raw data on which the bar chart is based. “Viewing Messaging System Performance Statistics” 132 Copyright © 2009. . All rights reserved.50 September.PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Note that the example shown is a partial graphic of the data represented in the bar chart.

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

See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enteprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” 134 Copyright © 2009.50 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. 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. Oracle and/or its affiliates. This field appears in the following utilities: • • • Handler Tester Utility Service Operation Tester Utility Schema Tester Utility When uploading an XML file for use with one of these utilities. All rights reserved.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. “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. “Using the Service Operation Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Using the Handler Tester Utility” Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Integration Testing Utilities and Tools. .50 PeopleBook: Integration Broker Service Operations Monitor.50 September. The encoding options you can select are UTF-8.PeopleTools 8. UTF-16. and non-Unicode. 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. thereby allowing PeopleSoft Integration Broker to correctly parse the XML. General Integration Broker Testing Tools and Utilities Enhancements Specifying File Encoding Options for Uploaded XML Files A File Encoding field has been added to several PeopleSoft Integration Broker utilities. “Using the 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. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

You can download this software from the Microsoft website. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.xls ExcelToCI.0 or higher is required for Excel to CI.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. 385 1.576 1. headers and strings. Oracle and/or its affiliates. Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility Translations Beginning with this release.50 September. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Template Names The version of Microsoft Excel that you are using in conjunction with the Excel to CI utility determines the Excel to CI template that you must use. All rights reserved. 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 8.536 1. “Running the Excel-to-Component Interface Utility” Parser Version Requirements MSXML parser version 6. . 2009 Release Notes Feature Columns Supported Rows Supported Spreadsheet Capacity See Also Microsoft Excel2000 256 65. To apply a translation macro you must specify it in Microsoft Excel. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces. 140 Copyright © 2009.048.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Component Interfaces.024 Enterprise 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.xls ExcelToCI2007.024 Microsoft Excel 2003 256 65.536 1. 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. Translated elements include labels. The macros are located in subfolders in the PS_HOME\Excel directory.024 Microsoft Excel 2007 16.PeopleTools 8.

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

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

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

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

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

PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. . “Configuring the Upgrade Environment” Additional Database Definition Available In previous releases. steps may need to be run against your Production database. you can view log information from within Change Assistant using the View Log window. When the step completes. has been added to define within your upgrade environment. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. “Modifying Step Properties and Parameters” Enterprise PeopleTools 8. All rights reserved.50 September. Depending on the operating system (UNIX or Windows) the system either FTPs or executes a File Copy. The Production database orientation is valid for the following step types: • ApplicationEngine 146 Copyright © 2009.50 PeopleBook: Change Assistant. Production. Oracle and/or its affiliates. In some cases.50 a new database type. the ProcessScheduler step runs the specified program on the specified server definition. Configuring Change Assistant for Upgrades. upgrade steps could be run against the following databases defined in your upgrade environment: • • • Source Target Copy of Current Demo With PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Defining An Upgrade Environment Process Scheduler Server At run time.

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

.” Creating Change Packages Automatic Merge Process for Integration Broker Projects In PeopleTools 8.48 versions of PeopleTools. MergeToProject See Also Your application upgrade documentation 148 Copyright © 2009. Associated with this feature is a new command like option –PJMG: pside. and the other project (PRJnnnnnn_IB_PRE848) applied to PeopleTools 8. the underlying infrastructure and metadata supporting Integration Broker changed significantly.exe -CT -CS -CD -CO -CP -PJMG MergeProject. One project (PRJnnnnnn_IB) applied PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.47 and earlier. two versions of Integration Broker objects needed to be delivered to the customers in two separate change projects. it added some complications when upgrading Integration Broker definitions and maintaining compatibility with pre-8.48 and beyond. While this enhancement improved PeopleSoft integrations. “Working with Change Packages. For PeopleSoft application releases that needed to support pre-8.50 September. In PeopleTools 8.50. Change Assistant determines the PeopleTools version and merges the appropriate Integration Broker change package. All rights reserved. When performing an upgrade or update. Oracle and/or its affiliates.48 versions of PeopleTools.PeopleTools 8. moving from the previous application messaging model to the current service oriented architecture (SOA) model.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.48. this manual process has been automated. 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. you needed to copy and merge the appropriate Integration Broker project into your main upgrade project manually.

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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PeopleTools 8.50 September, 2009

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

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

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

“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.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant.PeopleTools 8. . Database name appears in report output. All rights reserved.50 September. Oracle and/or its affiliates. 154 Copyright © 2009. 2009 Release Notes Change Assistant job opened after clicking Review and Apply See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant #NT Step Parameter Modifications The #NT Change Assistant step parameter no longer applies to DB2 zOS. It applies only to steps intended to run in DB2 UDB environments.

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

that you can query and run reports against to gain further insight into your upgrades and alter operations. the database name now appears above the column containing the information for that database.50 September. this refers to the Source and Target columns. By running a provided Application Engine program.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Application Designer Lifecycle Management Guide. 2009 Release Notes Database Name Appears on Compare Report Output In PeopleTools 8.50 PeopleBook: PeopleSoft Change Assistant Your upgrade documentation 156 Copyright © 2009.50.50. . a set of predefined tables. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. The results of the comparison are stored in the Alter Repository. Going forward. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. For regular compare reports. the Upgrade Assistant tool will no longer be installed with PeopleTools nor supported. New Release. See Also Enterprise PeopleTools 8. Oracle and/or its affiliates. For example. this refers to the Old Release. you load selected metadata information from your source database into your target database. and for composite compare reports. all upgrades should use Enterprise PeopleSoft Change Assistant with the delivered templates for your upgrade path. and Customization columns. All rights reserved. “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. to make reading compare reports easier.PeopleTools 8. Then you run another provided Application Engine program to compare the source and target metadata. “Working With Alter Analyzer” Dropped Support for Upgrade Assistant As of PeopleTools 8.

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

Oracle and/or its affiliates. Date September 18. 158 Copyright © 2009.50 September. .50 General Availability.PeopleTools 8. 2009 Change to Document Posted original version for Enterprise PeopleTools 8. 2009 Release Notes Document Change History This section describes the changes made to this document after the initial posting. Please make a note of these changes if you have downloaded previous versions. All rights reserved.

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