TaskKill Command in Windows

by Apurva T. January 2, 2015

Taskkill ends one or more tasks or processes. You will need taskkill command to troubleshoot issues related to your appserver, webserver domains or database if using Windows Servers as the OS platforms to host your appservers, webservers or database. An example of a real-life issue could be that the appserver domain may give error during the […]

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Tasklist Command in Windows

by Apurva T. January 1, 2015

Tasklist command in Windows displays a list of applications and services with their Process ID (PID) for all tasks running on either a local or a remote computer. You will need tasklist command to troubleshoot issues related to your appserver, webserver domains or database if using Windows Servers as the OS platforms to host your appservers, […]

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Unable to Find a Routing Corresponding to the Incoming Request Message (158,505)

by Apurva T. December 19, 2014

PeopleSoft Integration Broker has several settings, which you need to remember. Many a times when an issue remains unresolved for long, I end up thinking – this is such a trivial issue and still I’m unable to resolve it. What did I do the last time? I wrote a post on one such issue some […]

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How To Change Colors in Oracle Virtual Box Terminal

by Prashant December 17, 2014

If I tell you that I was really unhappy with the coloring scheme of Oracle Virtual Box terminal then I am sure, I won’t be the only one. PeopleSoft Images are delivered with Oracle Linux OS which needs to be deployed on Oracle Virtual Box. If you happen to login as root on the VM […]

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How To Download PeopleTools 8.54 from Certifications Tab on Oracle Support

by Prashant December 11, 2014

Most of you would already know that PeopleTools 8.54 can be downloaded from Oracle’s edelivery site i.e. edelivery.oracle.com. But do you know that you can also download PeopleTools 8.54 setup files from certifications tab on Oracle support. Go to Certifications tab and then search for certifications for PeopleTools 8.54 as shown below. From the certification […]

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Uninstalling Change Assistant 8.54 using CA setup for 8.53

by Prashant November 24, 2014

You might know that on one machine, you can have only one version of PeopleSoft Change Assistant installed at a time. If you try to install another version of CA, it would first uninstall the existing version and then allow you to install newer CA version. If you use Change Assistant setup for PeopleTools 8.53.x […]

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Export SQL Results To Excel Using SQLPLUS

by Prashant November 4, 2014

Here is quick tip on how to easily export SQL results into an excel file. Step 1: Login into database using SQL PLUS Step 2: Set markup using below command SET MARKUP HTML ON Step 3: Spool the output to a file. SPOOL C:\TEMP\MYOUTPUT.XLS Step 4: Run your SQL Query SQL QUERY Step 5: Set […]

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PubConProccessor TransformSend Failed on service operation publication

by Apurva T. November 4, 2014

A common error especially in PeopleTools 8.53 onwards is “PubConProccessor TransformSend Failed on service operation publication.” The issue happens for service operations, which involve transformation programs like PERSON_BASIC_SYNC, WORKFORCE_SYNC etc. The problem is commonly caused by either a a corrupted routing definition or sometimes by a PeopleTools bug when the routing definition contains 30 char […]

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PeopleSoft Master Notes for Common Issues

by Prashant September 19, 2014

PeopleSoft is such a huge application with so many interconnected pieces that PeopleSoft consultants always find themselves fixing issues related to one or the other tool in PeopleSoft. Most of us usually head over to Oracle support and then start searching for the issues. Sometimes it may take lot of time to find the exact […]

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How to Uninstall Oracle SES for PeopleSoft

by Apurva T. September 11, 2014

There are a lot of valid reasons when you may need to uninstall SES. Some of the common examples include situations when there are issues with the first time install of Oracle SES and also there may be cases when applying patches or doing upgrades would have deemed SES unusable. In many of such and […]

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Understanding OPatch

by Apurva T. September 8, 2014

OPatch is a Java-based utility used to apply patches to Oracle software. It runs on all supported operating systems and requires installation of the Oracle Universal Installer. Patches are a small collection of files copied over to an existing installation. They are associated with particular versions of Oracle products. When applied to the correct version […]

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PeopleSoft Glossary of Terms (A)

by Apurva T. September 1, 2014

PeopleSoft Glossary of Terms: A Absence Entitlement – This element defines rules for granting paid time off for valid absences, such as sick time, vacation, and maternity leave. An absence entitlement element defines the entitlement amount, frequency, and entitlement period. Absence Take – This element defines the conditions that must be met before a payee […]

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What’s up with PeopleSoft 9.3

by Kelly August 27, 2014

All the PeopleSoft customers agree on one thing – the product is excellent but upgrades have been expensive as well as disruptive. This has led to many PeopleSoft customers in similar situation where the preferred path is to upgrade as infrequently as possible and/or wait for multiple releases before deciding on upgrade. Business drives customers […]

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PeopleTools 8.54 : New Features in PeopleSoft Application Engine

by Prashant July 30, 2014

PeopleSoft Application Engine for PeopleTools 8.54 has been updated with new features especially with more options for AE Trace settings. This post will help you understand new AE features with 8.54 and how to use those. Application Engine trace file split You can set the file size of the Application Engine Trace file. Whenever the […]

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Free Linux Course from Linux Foundation

by Kelly July 29, 2014

Introduction to Linux is normally a $2,400 course from the Linux Foundation, but it’s being offered for free now on edX. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to use the open source operating system, there’s no better time than now. Is there any better way to spend this summer? The free Linux course starts […]

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PeopleTools 8.54: New Features in PeopleSoft Process Scheduler

by Prashant July 25, 2014

In our past posts, we have already discussed about the changes in PeopleSoft Login Page, PeopleSoft Change Assistant & PeopleSoft Application Designer that were introduced with PeopleTools 8.54. In this post, lets quickly review the new features for PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. In almost all the organizations using PeopleSoft applications, PeopleSoft Process Scheduler is widely used […]

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PeopleTools 8.54 : New Features in PeopleSoft Application Designer

by Prashant July 24, 2014

The most important tool for any PeopleSoft Developer is PeopleSoft Application Designer and any enhancements or update to this tool impacts PeopleSoft Developers. Oracle does deliver few changes to Application Designer features every now and then with PeopleTools releases. With release of PeopleTools 8.54, Oracle has again added few more features to this already robust […]

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Content/Portal URL not defined for node %1

by Apurva T. July 17, 2014

When performing diagnostic test to verify PeopleSoft and Oracle Secure Enterprise Search connectivity, you may face an error at “STEP 2: Deploy” or “STEP3: Crawl” The error will be something like: Content/Portal URL not defined for node HCM92DEV (262,81) PTSF_FEED.SESFeedDataSource.OnExecute  Name:execute  PCPC:16168  Statement:281 Called from:PTFP_FEED.Feed.OnExecute  Name:execute  Statement:677 Called from:PTFP_FEED.FeedFactory.OnExecute  Name:getFeedDoc  Statement:244 Called from:PTSF_RNDTRP_WRK.PTSF_RNDTRIP_CRAWL.FieldChange  Statement:46 Content/Portal […]

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