Top 20 Project Management Software

by Apurva T. April 13, 2014

Project Management Software gives any team the ability to organize, collaborate, and track details and responsibilities of their projects. The Project Management Software industry is now over $1 billion with hundreds of competitive solutions. Here is a look at the most popular options as measured by a combination of their total number of customers, users, […]

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How To Verify Integrity of PeopleSoft Image Files And Perform Check Sum

by Prashant April 12, 2014

If you get error anytime when trying to import PeopleSoft Images then you need to make sure that all the separate files for a particular image were downloaded completely without any issues. Sometimes even if the download window may show download as complete but there might be something missing. To verify the integrity of PeopleSoft […]

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Search and Add a New Value Links and Action Buttons not Working

by Apurva T. April 3, 2014

After PeopleTools 8.53 upgrade followed by HCM 9.2 upgrade, everything was looking fine except for one of the basic functions – Search or “Add a New Value” Links and Action buttons were not functional. It was just strange to see everything else is working but this piece is not working. This behavior was the same […]

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Integration Broker Messages Stuck in New State

by Apurva T. March 30, 2014

  PeopleSoft Integration Broker is tricky and sometimes when issues arise, it can take you a long time to resolve the issues unless you troubleshoot issues in a logical and systematic way. I will lay out the steps, which you should check. Following these steps will resolve your issue in 99% of the cases. I […]

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Oracle PL/SQL Cheat Sheet

by Kelly March 29, 2014

PL/SQL (Procedural Language/Structured Query Language) is Oracle Corporation’s procedural language extension for SQL and the Oracle relational database. PL/SQL is available in Oracle Database (since version 7) and IBM DB2 (since version 9.7). Oracle Corporation usually extends PL/SQL functionality with each successive release of the Oracle Database. While PL/SQL is easy to learn, it can […]

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(SQR 3725) Bad return fetching row from database.

by Apurva T. March 28, 2014

The PeopleTools upgrade step “Running DBTSFIX Report” might fail with the error: Rel script conversion program PRCSDEFN match Error on line 842: (SQR 3725) Bad return fetching row from database. SQR for PeopleSoft: Program Aborting.  How to Fix (SQR 3725) Bad return fetching row from database. This error is caused by invalid packages in case of […]

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Perl Cheat Sheet

by Kelly March 27, 2014

As a PeopleSoft admin, you will most likely need to work with Perl language. Though there isn’t a need to master Perl language, it is definitely a great language to learn. There are many commands in Perl, which you just need to keep handy and you will be able to write powerful and efficient programs. […]

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Learn Basic Linux Commands using Linux Cheat Sheet

by Kelly March 26, 2014

As a PeopleSoft Admin or even a PeopleSoft developer and/or Database Admin, you do not need to to master the OS. This is because you most likely will never have to perform the OS system admin role and you just need to know enough to be dangerous. For your reference, we’re providing a cheat sheet […]

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How to Specify an Alternate Location for Verity Search Indexes?

by Apurva T. March 25, 2014

If you’re using a PeopleSoft application release 9.1 or prior – it is likely that you’re using Verity. PeopleSoft SES has replaced Verity in 9.2 application, but for prior releases, Verity has been the search framework within PeopleSoft. The default location of the Verity search indexes is <PS_HOME>/data/search/<index_name>/<db_name>/<lang_code>. Because you build the search index using […]

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How to Ace a Performance Review

by Kelly March 24, 2014

Performance reviews are a norm for workers at most big companies and if you look around, almost every one hates them. Back in 2008, Samuel Culbert, a UCLA professor and management consultant, published an op-ed titled, “Get Rid of the Performance Review!” The piece got a huge response from readers, and Culbert went on to […]

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PeopleSoft Search Framework: Crawl & Deploy Indexes (Part 4)

by Apurva T. March 24, 2014

Now that you’ve installed Oracle SES, configured it for PeopleSoft application, configured the PeopleSoft application to make use of SES – it is time to deploy the indexes and start making use of the search functionalities. This is part 4 of the series on PeopleSoft Search Framework and for your reference, the other parts of this […]

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PeopleSoft Search Framework: Configure PeopleSoft to use SES (Part 3)

by Apurva T. March 23, 2014

This is part 3 of our series of configuring PeopleSoft with Oracle SES. Till now we have installed SES and applied configuration on the SES side. Now we will move on to the PeopleSoft side where we will configure a PeopleSoft application to make use of SES. Prior to implementing the PeopleSoft Search Framework, the […]

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How to Configure PeopleTools with Oracle SES (Part-2)

by Apurva T. March 22, 2014

Once you’ve installed Oracle SES, the next step is to configure PeopleSoft PeopleTools with Oracle SES. Prior to implementing the PeopleSoft Search Framework, the following items need to be installed, configured, and functional. Oracle SES PeopleSoft Database Application Server PeopleSoft Integration Broker Process Scheduler Server Apart from the above requirements, you will also need a […]

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PeopleSoft Search Framework: How to Install Oracle SES (Part 1) – Updated for PTools 8.55

by Apurva T. March 21, 2014

This article was originally published for PT8.53 and has been updated/modified for PT8.55 With the release of PeopleSoft 9.2 applications, Oracle Secure Enterprise Search has become the new search standard in the PeopleSoft applications. SES was introduced with PeopleTools 8.52 and support for Verity was continued in PeopleTools 8.53 version. So, you can use verity […]

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Running SQR from Command Line

by Apurva T. March 20, 2014

You will need to run SQR from a command line usually during upgrades, which makes it real easy to forget how to use it because it is still an old crude method and a single mistake needs you to type the details all over again. I was looking at what readers are looking for and […]

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MS-DOS Command Reference Cheat Sheet

by Apurva T. March 19, 2014

As a PeopleSoft admin and a PeopleSoft developer, you will have plenty of occasions to create batch files and having competitive MS-DOS skills will go a long way helping you write super efficient code. There is a great book on Windows Command-Line Pocket Reference if you’d like to use. In this post, you will find […]

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Unix/Linux Command Reference Cheat Sheet

by Apurva T. March 18, 2014

As a PeopleSoft admin, you will need to work with Linux or Unix servers, but you do not need to an expert at Unix or Linux. All you need to be good at are a few things only. If you want to be great at Unix or Linux – you should get the book UNIX […]

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How to Install PeopleTools 8.53 PIA in Console Mode

by Apurva T. March 14, 2014

While installing PIA on my machine for PeopleTools 8.53, I came across a unique situation as shown below. After running the setup.exe from <PS_HOME>\setup\PsMpPIAInstall and working around the setup procedure, I came across the screen to provide the name of the web profile used to configure the webserver. As you can see from the screenshot […]

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