When you start Elasticsearch on a server, you get a Node for Elasticsearch. When you you start Elasticsearch on another server or another instance of Elasticsearch on the same server, you get another Node. All these nodes together form a Cluster. With a cluster of nodes, data can be spread across multiple nodes. If you […]

In old days when the PeopleSoft application was non-responsive i.e. it was supported only for desktop/laptop computers, it was okay for us to open a PeopleSoft session in our smartphones and deal with regular finger zoom in-outs to carry the work we intended to. With the PeopleSoft application becoming Fluid capable and responsive, this task […]

PeopleSoft uses a middleware, Oracle Tuxedo to manage transactions between the application server and the database. PeopleSoft also uses Oracle Jolt for communication between PeopleSoft application server and the web server. When you install Tuxedo, Jolt gets installed by default and both, Tuxedo and Jolt are the required elements of the PeopleSoft application server. The PeopleSoft […]

Those who’ve worked with PeopleSoft application for long will remember days when PeopleSoft application performance issues were a common occurrence. Hardware and software technology strides in the recent years have made PeopleSoft performance issues a thing of the past. Now-a-days, it is common to have an acceptable performance of PeopleSoft application right out of the […]

What is High Availability High availability is a computing concept whereby a user’s request does so with the utmost reliability, by using built-in failover mechanisms that mitigate against the effects of any one component failing. Such systems typically have redundant hardware and software that makes the system available despite failures. Well-designed high availability systems avoid having single […]

What is Load Balancing? Load balancing refers to efficiently distributing incoming web traffic across a group of backend servers. For example, if you have 4 web server domains supporting your production environment, you’d like to get equal distribution of web traffic amongst these servers for an optimal performance. Some of the popular load balancers include F5 […]

While you can still use the old method of PeopleSoft installation, but with PeopleTools DPKs, you can do a quick installation and deployment of PS_HOME and the middle tier rather than doing the installation one by one, which requires a lot of manual input. Since, most of the manual tasks are taken away by the […]

Recurrences as the name suggests are used to run PeopleSoft processes repeatedly. You could create multiple recurrence selecting different date & time to create a schedule such as daily, monthly etc. Once a recurrence is created, it can be used to schedule a process to run multiple times based on the recurrence settings. If you’re […]

Process Scheduler plays an important role in PeopleSoft application by performing batch transactions & running processes and reports. Due to its significance in PeopleSoft architecture, availability of process scheduler become critical. Most of the organizations deploy multiple process scheduler to handle the requests. Still at times, process scheduler can behave erratically (specially when running on […]

Ever wondered how many users are connected to PeopleSoft database? This is different than users who login into PeopleSoft application via web. You can find users who make direct SQL connection with your PeopleSoft database. This includes anyone using SQL client tool, PeopleSoft development tools and connections made by PeopleSoft server such as application server […]

PeopleSoft Access ID also known as Owner ID is the owner of PeopleSoft tables. In Oracle, it’s commonly used as ‘SYSADM’  and ‘sa’ for SQL server. All PeopleSoft tables belongs to this user id and this ID is created during the database creation. You may need to change password for PeopleSoft access id /owner id […]

PS query is a powerful tool for end users to fetch data from PeopleSoft application and users can create public and private queries. Although public queries can be viewed by anyone having access to Query Viewer or Query Manager but private queries can only be seen by the user who created them. But there could […]

Cryptojacked PeopleSoft Instances

by Apurva Tripathi January 17, 2018

Cryptojack, a recently coined verb that is not in the dictionaries yet but may soon find its place! The word Cryptojack has been derived from the word hijack, which as per dictionary means: to force someone to give you control of a vehicle, aircraft, or ship that is in the middle of a trip. Someone who hijacks someone else’s ideas or plans uses those ideas and claims to have created them. Several real life incidents […]

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Add welcome message to PeopleSoft Home Page

by Prashant January 16, 2018

How do you notify PeopleSoft users about an event that has a system wide impact such as planned downtime or any other important update? Do you broadcast emails or post notice on internal portal or do you put a custom message for PeopleSoft login screen ? Here is how to put custom message on PeopleSoft […]

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How to copy or share private ps query with another user

by Prashant January 9, 2018

So you created an awesome private query and now you want to share it with another user. Since it’s a private query only the user id who created the query will have access to it. One way is to change the ps query from private to public. By making it public, everyone who has access […]

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How to transfer private ps query from one user to another

by Prashant January 4, 2018

There is a general difference between public and private query. As the name suggests, public query is available for everyone whereas private query can be used by the person who created it. But there could be a scenario, where you want to transfer private query of one user to another. This could happen when someone […]

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Find PeopleSoft Navigation for a component using PIA

by Prashant January 1, 2018

If you know the component name & have SQL access, you can use this SQL to find the navigation to the component. However there is an easier way to find the navigation to a component or page from PIA. Navigate to Enterprise Components > Find Object Navigation. On this page, you have different options to […]

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Find PeopleSoft Navigation for a component using SQL

by Prashant December 27, 2017

You can use below SQL to find PeopleSoft Navigation to a component. In below SQL replace the value of PORTAL_URI_SEG2 with your component name. SELECT DISTINCT REVERSE(LTRIM(SYS_CONNECT_BY_PATH (REVERSE(PORTAL_LABEL),’ >- ‘),’ >- ‘)) “NAVIGATION” FROM PSPRSMDEFN P WHERE PORTAL_OBJNAME = ‘PORTAL_ROOT_OBJECT’ START WITH PORTAL_URI_SEG2 = ‘PRCSDEFN’ — Replace with your Component Name CONNECT BY PRIOR PORTAL_PRNTOBJNAME […]

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