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  1. 1. Peopletools Enhancements 8.48 to 8.51 By BayapaReddy Envytee Info Solutions
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>1.Data Mover Enhancements. </li></ul><ul><li>2.PeopleTools Utilities. </li></ul><ul><li>3.Data archive manager requires unique indexes. </li></ul><ul><li>4.Security. </li></ul><ul><li>5.IBM Web sphere. </li></ul><ul><li>6.Development Tools Enhancements. </li></ul><ul><li>7.Application designer Enhancements. </li></ul><ul><li>8.Peopletools portal technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>9.Peoplecode. </li></ul><ul><li>10.Reporting and analytic tools. </li></ul><ul><li>11.XML Publisher. </li></ul><ul><li>12.Integaration tools Enhancements. </li></ul><ul><li>13. Enhancements to people books. </li></ul><ul><li>14.Component interface. </li></ul><ul><li>15.3-tier PeopleSoft navigation Enhancements. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Release Value Proposition <ul><li>The release value proposition provides more functional details than the statement of direction, identifies major enhancements, and articulates the expected business benefit. </li></ul><ul><li>This document is designed to help you to determine whether new product features might warrant upgrading from an old release or embarking on a new implementation. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Data Mover Enhancements <ul><li>Truncate Command Support </li></ul><ul><li>1.In 8.48 PT if we need to delete data from data mover, have to use DELETE </li></ul><ul><li>2.Performance issue triggers and large tables doesn’t work effectively </li></ul><ul><li>3. With PeopleTools 8.51, Data Mover supports the use of the SQL TRUNCATE command. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Using the TRUNCATE command takes advantage of the PeopleTools platform-independent meta-SQL constructs, improves performance, and avoids the overhead associated with database triggers. </li></ul><ul><li>IMPORT WHERE Support </li></ul><ul><li>With PeopleTools 8.51, you can now add WHERE conditions to Data Mover IMPORT statements </li></ul><ul><li>Replace view </li></ul><ul><li>It supports in 8.51, but not with 8.48 </li></ul>
  5. 5. PeopleTools Utilities <ul><li>PeopleTools Test Utilities </li></ul><ul><li>This page has been updated to enable you to test attachment PeopleCode with the newly supported URL types. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Data Archive Manager Requires Unique Indexes <ul><li>Beginning with PeopleTools 8.51, all records that you want to include in an archive object must have unique indexes. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Security <ul><li>Extended Password Controls </li></ul><ul><li>PeopleSoft password controls now include the option to require users to include mixed-case and upper case letters as part of their PeopleSoft application passwords. </li></ul><ul><li>This feature enables the security administrator to enforce stricter password policies that require passwords that are more complex. </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Session Detection </li></ul><ul><li>We have added detection capabilities to the Performance Monitor to report multiple sessions opened with the same ID and different locations. </li></ul><ul><li>For remote user access, more accurate IP address information will also require that gateways are configured to pass through the browser user’s work station IP address. </li></ul>
  8. 8. IBM WebSphere <ul><li>For customers using IBM WebSphere for your web server, the minimum version required is WebSphere 64-bit. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, when installing the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture, a default profile will be created by the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture installer if no profile exists under the WebSphere installation. </li></ul><ul><li>It is no longer necessary for users who install WebSphere to select Application Server Profile by default during its installation . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Development Tools Enhancements <ul><li>Embedded Help Icons </li></ul><ul><li>Help icons now appear embedded in the headers of group boxes, scroll areas, and grids. </li></ul><ul><li>Users click the Help icon on the page control to access pop-up Help messages that are stored in the Message Catalog. </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded Help enables application users to view more granular, feature-specific help text that you create to be contextual to the page control or group of controls. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Application Designer <ul><li>Improvements to Modal Secondary Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Modal secondary pages are secondary pages that appear in front of the browser window, after you click the page control to call the secondary page. </li></ul><ul><li>Modal secondary pages capture focus and disable the primary page, until you dismiss the secondary page with an action, such as clicking an OK or Cancel button. </li></ul><ul><li>All modal pages require users to act before they can proceed with a task. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>New Target Options for Push Button/Hyperlink Controls </li></ul><ul><li>Push button/hyperlink controls have additional properties that enable you to determine the location in which the control renders the target page or component. </li></ul><ul><li>New target destinations include: </li></ul><ul><li>Replace Current Window, which causes the application to refresh the entire frameset in the current window. </li></ul><ul><li>Open in New Window, which causes the application to open a new browser window for the target content. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Translations Warnings for Fields, Translate Values, and Pages </li></ul><ul><li>You can set the Show Translations Warnings property on the Tools Options dialog box to have </li></ul><ul><li>Application Designer alert you when: </li></ul><ul><li>A field short label exceeds the recommended length of 10 characters. </li></ul><ul><li>A translate short value exceeds the recommended length of six characters. </li></ul>
  13. 13. PeopleTools Portal Technologies <ul><li>PeopleSoft SmartNavigation </li></ul><ul><li>PeopleSoft SmartNavigation is a set of enhancements to the portal that comprises these elements: </li></ul><ul><li>New Folder Administration properties. </li></ul><ul><li>SmartNavigation pages are navigation pages that the portal creates by using your application data and the relationships among that data to generate a dynamic menu structure of folders, subfolders and content references. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Homepage Pagelet Load Speed </li></ul><ul><li>PeopleTools 8.51 includes significant improvements in the speed and manner in which homepage pagelets load. </li></ul><ul><li>The homepage now appears immediately and all pagelets begin to load simultaneously. </li></ul><ul><li>The homepage becomes visible and accessible as soon as the user signs in. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Peoplecode <ul><li>Peoplecode Developer’s Guide </li></ul><ul><li>This section covers changes to developing PeopleCode programs including: </li></ul><ul><li>Support for additional file attachment storage locations. </li></ul><ul><li>Support for Additional File Attachment Storage Locations </li></ul><ul><li>In PeopleTools 8.51, support is provided for new file attachment storage locations and protocols. </li></ul><ul><li>Specifically, using the Peoplecode built-in file attachment functions, attachments can now be stored in: </li></ul><ul><li>FTP sites using SFTP </li></ul><ul><li>HTTP repositories using HTTP or HTTPS. </li></ul><ul><li>Note. SFTP is not supported on z/OS. </li></ul><ul><li>In Peoplecode language reference also there are lot of enhancements made. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Reporting and Analytic Tools <ul><li>Process Scheduler </li></ul><ul><li>This section discusses the enhancements and changes for Process Scheduler. </li></ul><ul><li>Request Dialog Enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning with this release you can customize output types and formats for non-unique process names. </li></ul><ul><li>Defining Process Output Formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Process Status Notification </li></ul><ul><li>A new service operation for process notification has been added, enabling Process Scheduler to send out a notification upon process completion. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>XML Publisher </li></ul><ul><li>This section discusses new features and changes for XML Publisher. </li></ul><ul><li>XMLP Report Output to Window </li></ul><ul><li>Support has been added for Windows output for scheduled XMLP processes. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Integration Tools Enhancements <ul><li>Integration Broker </li></ul><ul><li>Message Enhancements </li></ul><ul><li>This section describes enhancements and changes to messages. </li></ul><ul><li>Document Message Type </li></ul><ul><li>PeopleSoft has added a new message type, Document, to Integration Broker in support of its new documents technology </li></ul><ul><li>This new message type enables you to use PeopleSoft documents in service operations. </li></ul><ul><li>Integration Gateway </li></ul><ul><li>This section discusses enhancements to the integration gateway and integration Gateway. Properties file. </li></ul><ul><li>Bypassing Proxy Servers </li></ul><ul><li>PeopleSoft now provides an integration gateway property that enables you to exclude hosts from connecting through your proxy server. </li></ul><ul><li>You can set the ig.nonProxyHost property in the integration Gateway. Properties file equal to one or more hosts that should be accessed directly, and not through the proxy server. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Component Interfaces <ul><li>Excel-to-Component Interface Utility </li></ul><ul><li>Discontinued Support of Microsoft Excel 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft is no longer supporting Excel 2003. As a result, PeopleSoft is no longer supporting Excel 2003 in its Excel-to-CI utility and the ExcelToCI.xls spreadsheet is no longer provided. </li></ul><ul><li>For this release Excel 2007 is supported for use with the Excel-to-CI utility. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the ExcelToCI2007.xlsm spreadsheet delivered with PeopleTools in conjunction with the Excel-to-CI utility. </li></ul><ul><li>You can continue to use customized templates that are based on earlier versions of Microsoft Excel, by opening them in Excel 2007 and saving them in Excel 2007 format. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Enhancements to PeopleBooks <ul><li>Look and Feel </li></ul><ul><li>The PeopleBooks Library user interface colors and icons have been updated to be consistent with the latest PeopleSoft product user interface. </li></ul><ul><li>The user interface functionality remains the same. </li></ul><ul><li>Only the look and feel have changed. </li></ul><ul><li>Search Tool </li></ul><ul><li>The installable version of the PeopleSoft Online Library now uses Apache Lucene 3.0.1 as the search tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Lucene is an open source Java solution that is not dependant on the operating system, application server, or PeopleTools release. </li></ul><ul><li>Due to the new search tool, some PeopleBooks search options and functionality have changed. </li></ul>
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