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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PeopleSoft SES Error: what do i do: seems an odd quirk of the EJB spec. The exception is:java.lang.OutOfMemoryError

by Apurva T. June 13, 2016

Monday mornings are usually not great because apart from the weekend being over, there is always something that won’t work and it is usually due to weekend maintenance/upgrade work. Today I found all my SES index jobs showing the same error as shown below: Integration Broker encountered an error (262,1020) PT_SEARCH.SESIMPL.MESSAGE.SESRequest.OnExecute  N ame:Send  PCPC:688  Statement:16 […]

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Micro Focus Run-time System Error Messages & Resolution

by Apurva T. June 1, 2016

Micro Focus Cobol Run-time system error messages are documented below along with a brief description and resolution. 001 Insufficient buffer space (Recoverable) You have tried to open a file directly or indirectly and, although you have not exceeded your system’s file limit, something in your system is unable to allocate enough memory space for this […]

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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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