How to quickly find Report Retention Period in PeopleSoft

by Prashant May 11, 2016

PeopleSoft can be configured to purge reports/ process request entries periodically based on the how long reports/processes are needed for day to day activities or audit purposes. There are 2 ways to quickly find out the report retention period in PeopleSoft. Online Page: Navigate to PeopleTools > Process Scheduler > System Settings On ‘Process System’ […]

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PS/nVision Error – Excel interface exception

by Apurva T. April 4, 2016

PS/nVision report on PeopleTools 8.5x version has a common error when it is run on Micrsoft Windows platform. The error shown below: ‘Excel interface exception [E:\pt85420a-retail\peopletools\src\psnxl\gridapp.cpp:2172] Microsoft Excel cannot access the file ‘\\PS_HOME\FMS91\DVLP\NVISION\LAYOUT\MHSBS.xnv’. There are several possible reasons: • The file name or path does not exist. • The file is being used by another […]

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Error obtaining service configuration data. Cannot change schemas. (158,2200)

by Apurva T. March 1, 2016

When trying to save schema for a message, you could receive the following message: Error obtaining service configuration data. Cannot change schemas. (158,2200) You might receive this error while creating a new message or modifying an existing message.   How to resolve “Error obtaining service configuration data. Cannot change schemas. (158,2200)” There could be two potential […]

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Error when invoking PeopleSoft Application Designer

by Prashant February 14, 2016

Recently, I was working on one of my old desktop system which I use to test different setups & new things in PeopleSoft and as I was trying to invoke Application Designer on PeopleTools 8.55, I got this weird error which I hadn’t seen earlier. Error when invoking PeopleSoft Application Designer (pside.exe). I was invoking […]

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WSDL has been exported. Unable to regenerate ANY to Local routings. (158,2810)

by Apurva T. February 4, 2016

The error, WSDL has been exported. Unable to regenerate ANY to Local routings. (158,2810) – is usally received in PeopleTools Integration Broker occasionally when you try to generate or regenerate the Any-To-Local routing for a certain service operation. This error is received when you are in any service operation definition and you check the box […]

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Converting Descending Indexes in PeopleTools 8.54

by Apurva T. January 11, 2016

From PeopleTools 8.54 release, Oracle descending indexes are no longer supported. When upgrading from a previous PeopleTools release, these descending indexes need to be recreated as ascending indexes by first identifying them, dropping them and then creating them again. You might also want to make sure your upgrade plan accommodates considerable time towards this effort […]

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WSNAT_CAT:1008:ERROR: Could not establish listening address on network

by Apurva T. October 29, 2015

Depending on your configuration and tracing level enabled, you may see one or all of these error messages in Tuxedo log when you try to bring up the appserver. LIBTUX_CAT:250: ERROR: tpsvrinit() failed JOLT_CAT:1079: “ERROR: Error starting mininum number of handlers” JRAD_CAT:1008: ERROR: Could not establish listening address on network WSNAT_CAT:1008:ERROR: Could not establish listening […]

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Crontab Commands

by Apurva T. October 13, 2015

Cron is a Unix, Solaris utility that allows scheduling of tasks tasks, which run in the background at regular intervals. These tasks are often termed as cron jobs and Crontab (CRON TABle) is a file which contains the schedule of cron entries to be run and at specified times. This document covers following aspects of […]

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SSH – Introduction & Installation

by Apurva T. October 1, 2015

SSH, also known as Secure SHell and is a network protocol similar to Telnet, FTP etc, which tells your computer how to transmit data over a network using a set of rules or protocols. SSH has an additional feature, which as the name implies is is Security. When you send data via Telnet or FTP […]

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How To Find and Change Current Style Sheet in PeopleSoft

by Prashant September 18, 2015

PeopleSoft Style Sheets controls the look and feel of the PeopleSoft Application. There are several style sheets available in PeopleSoft which can be used to change the appearance of PeopleSoft Application. Oracle sets a default style sheet for each application version. Below is the list of default Style Sheet for different Application Version. 9.0 and earlier […]

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How PeopleSoft Single Signon Works?

by Prashant September 17, 2015

Single Signon refers to the ability of users to navigate freely within a system of multiple applications after only being authenticated once. It means that user will be asked for his/her login details only once and whenever he/she clicks on a link pointing to other application, then security information is passed from one application to […]

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Web Based Cumulative Feature Overview Tool

by Prashant September 17, 2015

PeopleSoft CFO (Cumulative Feature Overview) tool has gotten a new upgrade from excel based tool to brand new web based tool. This new tool has similar features that were earlier present in the excel based CFO tool but it has a brand new look and its easy accessibility over the web makes it more useful. […]

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Get Count of All PeopleSoft Tables with one SQL

by Prashant September 16, 2015

While performing upgrades or applying maintenance to your PeopleSoft applications, you might want to get row count of all your PeopleSoft tables. There are few ways of doing it which we will discuss below and finally the one which I think is the easiest and most efficient way. Option 1: Running UPGCOUNT AE UPGCOUNT is […]

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Fluid Navigation Bar Not Visible in Internet Explorer

by Prashant September 15, 2015

The best feature of PeopleTools 8.54 is Fluid Interface and you have decided to use it for your PeopleSoft application. You have spent hours and days creating lots of Fluid pages and now trying to access it from your desktop browser. But you don’t see Fluid features in your application. What’s the cause? Below post […]

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Switching PeopleSoft Home Page from Classic mode to Fluid UI on Desktop computers

by Prashant September 14, 2015

Firstly, make sure you’ve enabled the Fluid UI for desktop computers. Now based on your personalization settings, you would be either shown a Fluid UI home page or classic home page. Default setting for desktop computers is to show classic home page. To switch from Classic Home page to Fluid UI , Click on NavBar […]

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How To Apply Change Control Locking in PeopleSoft

by Prashant September 14, 2015

In order to avert a disaster in PeopleSoft or to enable investigative analysis in PeopleSoft after a disaster, you need to enable change control locking in PeopleSoft.  To Enable Change Control Locking in PeopleSoft: Login into the database using application designer Navigate to Tools > Change Control > Administration Check the Change control Locking to activate the […]

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Quickly Find Users Who Have Access To DataMover

by Prashant September 13, 2015

Datamover is a very powerful tool and access to it should always be controlled especially in PRD environments. In every organization, many users switch departments, roles and responsibilities over a period of time and every once in a while, you should review the security associated with these users to confirm that they don’t have any […]

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PeopleTools 8.54: New Features in PeopleSoft Server Administration

by Prashant September 13, 2015

Oracle has added great new features with PeopleTools 8.54. One important area where you will notice significant changes is System and Server Administration. Features such as Portable PS_HOME, Container databases are example of newly added features. In this post, you will learn about the new features that have been added to PeopleSoft System and Server […]

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