PeopleSoft Sourcing – Approval Workflow Setup

by Arnav December 23, 2016

PeopleSoft Strategic Sourcing uses the Approval Workflow Engine to define approvals for events and sourcing plans. To turn on approval process for any business unit, we can use “Event Approval” process. If a newly posted event does not fall under a business unit with active approval, no approval process will be run for that event. […]

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What is ChartField Combination Edit

by Arnav December 21, 2016

Chartfield Combination Edit is a PeopleSoft delivered feature to set and enforce criteria for filtering out unwanted journal entry lines to ledgers based on combinations of ChartFields and their values. We can populate valid combinations in table COMBO_DATA_TBL and mandate to check all Manual Journals against these combinations. It can be done with two methods: Create […]

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Error – Search Definition PTSEARCHREPORTS was not properly deployed (262,169)

by Apurva T. December 12, 2016

After upgrading to PeopleTools 8.54, you may notice that the SES index crawl process keeps running at a scheduled time and fails with the below error. Interesting thing is that you’re likely to find this error in all the applications that have been upgraded to 8.54 irrespective of the fact whether or not it is a 9.1 […]

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ChartField Request and Approval

by Arnav December 9, 2016

In PeopleSoft FSCM, ‘ChartField Request’  page gives an option to request any additions or modifications of the ChartField values and to submit them for approval. Once approved, the process saves the new ChartField value to the corresponding base tables. Chartfield Request and Approval option will provide an effective and efficient way of managing ChartField. It’ll […]

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About Windows Powershell

by Apurva T. November 13, 2016

Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 include Windows PowerShell 3.0 and all of its prerequisites. The system also includes the Windows PowerShell 2.0 engine for backward compatibility with host programs that cannot use Windows PowerShell 3.0. If you’re using a workstation or server not listed earlier – here is how to install Windows […]

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Creating a New PeopleSoft Account Tree

by Arnav October 12, 2016

What is PeopleSoft Tree? A Tree is a hierarchical presentation of any Chartfield that can be further use for the purpose of summarization of data and reporting. We can utilize trees in the system to define rules, security, reporting and Chartfield combination editing. Whenever we apply any rule on summary Tree level that will be […]

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PeopleSoft WorkCenter Introduction

by Arnav October 12, 2016

Prior to PeopleSoft 9.2 application release, users had to navigate through several pages in order to complete their everyday activities. Activities like entering data, resolving exceptions, running processes, reports, queries etc. involve a lot of decision-making. Decision makers had to “click” through numerous menu selections or save shortcuts (customize menu) to access data while making […]

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Processing in PeopleSoft FSCM

by Arnav October 12, 2016

In order to have a good understanding of PeopleSoft finance, you must learn how accounting entries are created and processing is done. There are several processes and terms that you need to be familiar with to get a better grasp of PeopleSoft FSCM module. In this post you will learn about accounting entry creation and processing in PeopleSoft […]

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What is Puppet and what’s its significance in PeopleSoft?

by Prashant September 27, 2016

If you’re familiar with PeopleTools 8.55 , then you must have heard about DPKs. DPK are the deployment kits which automates the installation and configuration of PS environment. DPK uses Puppet and Hiera for performing these automation and configuration tasks. What is Puppet? Puppet is an open source configuration management tool and produced by Puppet […]

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Elastic Search to be available in PeopleTools 8.55 Patch

by Apurva T. September 26, 2016

In 2015 Oracle Open World, Oracle announced that a new search engine for PeopleTools 8.56 – Elastic Search. This year, in 2016 Oracle Open World – they announced that Elastic Search will also become available in upcoming PeopleTools 8.55 Patch. The way things are, hopefully it would be available in PeopleTools 8.55 Patch 11. Oracle […]

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Journal Processing in PeopleSoft General Ledger

by Arnav September 26, 2016

What are Journal Entries? Any financial transactions in PeopleSoft General Ledger are recorded in the form of Journal Entries. They have the following features: Consist of header and lines Follow double entry system i.e. they have debits and credits Journals must be balanced i.e. debit equal to credit Journal header is saved in Jrnl_Header table Journal lines […]

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How to Install Micro Focus Net Express 5.1 Wrap Pack 11

by Apurva T. September 12, 2016

You need the Micro Focus software to compile and run Cobol programs. Micro Focus compiler for Cobol has two versions – Net Express for Windows and Server Express for Unix/Linux. In this article, we will discuss Micro Focus for Windows. For PeopleTools 8.55, the supported version for Windows is Micro Focus Net Express 5.1 Wrap […]

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What is PeopleSoft DPK?

by Prashant September 2, 2016

With release of PeopleTools 8.55, Oracle introduced the concept of DPK i.e. Deployment Kits. Before we discuss about DPKs, we need to learn about how PeopleSoft system works. You might already know that PeopleSoft architecture comprises of different layers i.e. Database Server, Application Server, Web Server and Process Scheduler. When you deploy a PS environment, […]

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EQG-30237: Crawler plug-in warning: EQP-80330: Unrecognized QName <>:ErrorMessage

by Apurva T. August 31, 2016

If you have deployed an index and crawled it, say PTPORTALREGISTRY – when you run a search against it, you receive an error like “No results were returned. Refine your search by entering a different keyword” Go to <SES Home>/logs/crawler/crawler and check the logs. You need to view the log, which has the name like search.crawler.i1ds*.mmdd* […]

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PS/nVision was unable to start communication with Microsoft Excel (28,82)

by Apurva T. August 22, 2016

I did upgrade to PeopleTools 8.54 and received this error “PS/nVision was unable to start communication with Microsoft Excel (28,82).” This error remained the same irrespective of running nVision in 2-tier or 3-tier or 4-tier mode. Depending on the PeopleTools version you’re running, there are several possible reasons for this error. They are listed below. How […]

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How to Resolve TNS-03505: Failed to resolve name

by Apurva T. August 1, 2016

Every now and then when I created a new Oracle database in an existing Oracle base (be it 11g or 12c) – I get the error “TNS-03505: Failed to resolve name” whenever I try to do tnsping on a new database. You may receive this error even when not doing tnsping. For example, you may see […]

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PeopleSoft and Crystal

by Apurva T. July 13, 2016

This post is in response to the questions we’ve received with regard to PeopleSoft and Crystal. Below is a brief history of how Crystal license, certification and support for use in PeopleSoft has changed over the years. In August 2010, Oracle announced that they’re moving to a business model where customers will have to license […]

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Secret PSADMIN feature you didn’t know about

by Prashant July 10, 2016

PeopleSoft psadmin utility is used to administer PS App server , process scheduler and web server domains. There are set menu options that you can use to administer or configure any of the above mentioned components. To use any option, you simply enter the value on the psadmin menu and proceed with your task. But […]

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