Apurva Tripathi

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Apurva is a PeopleSoft consultant and a big advocate of everything PeopleSoft. He is also a technology enthusiast and loves learning and implementing newer and open source technologies. He spends his spare time updating this blog and likes to read books on self help and productivity.

LIBTUX_CAT:250: ERROR: tpsvrinit() failed

When you try to boot process scheduler or appserver domain, you may observe that the domain does not start and instead errors out with the message: LIBTUX_CAT:250: ERROR: tpsvrinit() failed The most irritating part of this error is that often it does not provide enough clues as to what is wrong. Basically what this error means […]

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WARNING: LLE Configuration discovered! Note that LLE has been deprecated. You should upgrade to SSL to secure network links

If you’re working with one of the latest versions of PeopleTools, it is likely that you’d have observed this warning in the appserver Tuxedo log (TUXLOG.mmddyy) and Weblogic logs (like PIA_weblogic.log): WARNING: LLE Configuration discovered! Note that LLE has been deprecated. You should upgrade to SSL to secure network links It is essentially a warning message indicating […]

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PTPSQLRT – Error Encountered

After PeopleTools Upgrade, you need to compile Cobol programs and the entire process becomes trickier if you have custom Cobols, or if you use a custom compile script instead of the usual process laid out by Oracle and MicroFocus. Due to this it is pretty common to face Cobol issues post-PeopleTools upgrade. In this article, […]

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List of PUM Tables

PeopleSoft Update Manager or PUM has become part of daily life of PeopleSoft consultants and so has the task of troubleshooting issues related to PUM. While troubleshooting an issue related to PUM, I had the need to look at some PUM tables and felt that you may also have a need for the same. Hence, […]

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How to Change Upgrade Options in Change Assistant

When performing upgrades using Change Assistant, most of the tasks, which require manual input are taken care by the Change Assistant itself. For example, when migrating a project or when copying a project manually using AppDesigner, you need to manually take care of the Copy and General Options. It is not the case when using […]

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ORA-00997: illegal use of LONG datatype

During PeopleTools upgrade or PeopleSoft application upgrade, you may get an Oracle error: ORA-00997: illegal use of LONG datatype. This post will walk you through the steps to workaround and resolve the error. I encountered this error during PTools upgrade and based on the symptoms, it looks like you may face this error in PeopleSoft application […]

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How to Verify if PeopleTools Install was Unicode or Non-Unicode

When you install PeopleTools, you’re asked whether the database is Unicode or Non-Unicode. Many-a-times, people make an incorrect selection because of incorrect information they had (I’ve heard comments like “I thought the database is Unicode but it turned out that production database was created as Unicode but the development database was created as Non-Unicode.” There […]

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Database Setup Error – Character Length Semantics is not Enabled

During installation of PeopleTools with Oracle database, there is a common error, which occurs during the step of Database Setup. This error is Character Length Semantics (CLS) not Enabled. Character Length Semantics (CLS) is not enabled error occurs when you select the type of database as Unicode and then you’re prompted to select the type of PeopleSoft […]

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ORA-60019: Creating initial extent of size 14 in tablespace of extent size 13

During PeopleTools upgrade, there is a step to convert LONG datatypes to CLOB and BLOB. When using Oracle database, you may get this error: ORA-60019: Creatin g initial extent of size 14 in tablespace of extent size 13 The numbers associated with the extend size may change according to the tablespace involved in the DDL statement […]

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PeopleSoft PeopleTools DPK Installation Locations

When doing native PeopleSoft PeopleTools VCD installation – you had to install several software separately and provide several locations as input during the installation process. For example, you had to provide PS_HOME, JDK Home, Tuxedo Home etc. When carrying out PeopleSoft PeopleTools DPK installation, you would be asked to provide only the location of PeopleSoft […]

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How Does PeopleSoft Identify & Present According to your Device

In old days when the PeopleSoft application was non-responsive i.e. it was supported only for desktop/laptop computers, it was okay for us to open a PeopleSoft session in our smartphones and deal with regular finger zoom in-outs to carry the work we intended to. With the PeopleSoft application becoming Fluid capable and responsive, this task […]

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What is JoltPooling?

PeopleSoft uses a middleware, Oracle Tuxedo to manage transactions between the application server and the database. PeopleSoft also uses Oracle Jolt for communication between PeopleSoft application server and the web server. When you install Tuxedo, Jolt gets installed by default and both, Tuxedo and Jolt are the required elements of the PeopleSoft application server. The PeopleSoft […]

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Understanding Weblogic Memory Allocation, Heap Size & Garbage Collection

Quick Navigation Brief Background of JavaWhat is JVM?Memory ManagementHeapGarbage CollectionSetting the Heap SizeHeap Size in Elasticsearch Those who’ve worked with PeopleSoft application for long will remember days when PeopleSoft application performance issues were a common occurrence. Hardware and software technology strides in the recent years have made PeopleSoft performance issues a thing of the past. […]

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