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.


PeopleSoft Search Framework: How to Install Oracle SES (Part 1) – Updated for PTools 8.55

This article was originally published for PT8.53 and has been updated/modified for PT8.55 With the release of PeopleSoft 9.2 applications, Oracle Secure Enterprise Search has become the new search standard in the PeopleSoft applications. SES was introduced with PeopleTools 8.52 and support for Verity was continued in PeopleTools 8.53 version. So, you can use verity […]

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Running SQR from Command Line

You will need to run SQR from a command line usually during upgrades, which makes it real easy to forget how to use it because it is still an old crude method and a single mistake needs you to type the details all over again. I was looking at what readers are looking for and […]

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MS-DOS Command Reference Cheat Sheet

As a PeopleSoft admin and a PeopleSoft developer, you will have plenty of occasions to create batch files and having competitive MS-DOS skills will go a long way helping you write super efficient code. There is a great book on Windows Command-Line Pocket Reference if you’d like to use. In this post, you will find […]

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The Ultimate Java Tutorial

Java – the most powerful computer language in the market today. Top rated websites like Mashable, LifeHacker, Salary all of them rated Java as the #1 language to learn in 2014. If you know Java – the opportunities are immense. Now owned by Oracle Corporation, Java is one of the web’s longest standing, persistent, and […]

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vi Command Reference Cheat Sheet

This vi editor command reference cheat sheet presents the majority of vi commands and keys. We hope you find it useful. We also recommend two good books on vi (mentioned below). How to Use Unix-Linux vi Text Editor vi Pocket Reference vi Command Reference Cheat Sheet Invoking vi: vi filename Command mode versus input mode […]

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Learning Oracle SQL the Easy Way

If you plan to use Oracle – the most powerful database in the world, there is one skill you need to learn anyhow whether you want to become Oracle PL/SQL programmer or Oracle database administrator. The skill is SQL. The greatest fact about learning SQL is that the skill works across databases. Even if tomorrow […]

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Ubuntu Reference Cheat Sheet

As a PeopleSoft admin, you will need to work with Ubuntu, but you do not need to an expert of Ubuntu. All you need to be good at are a few things only. If you want to be great at Ubuntu – you should get the book Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition. Ubuntu Reference If you want […]

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How to Install Oracle 32 bit Client on Windows 64 bit and avoid the error INS-30131

You may receive the following error when trying to install the Oracle Client 32-bit and 64-bit on the same Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) machine: Installation of Oracle12c Release 1 Client 32-bit Failed: “[INS-30131] Initial Setup Required For The Execution Of Installer Validations Failed. You may receive this error when trying to install the  Oracle Client 32-bit […]

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Steps for a PeopleSoft Installation

PeopleSoft installations need to be done in a certain order to minimize the issues, which arise with installation. Following are the sequence of steps you need to go through for PeopleSoft installation. These steps are generic and give you an idea of the overall process irrespective of the software, hardware and PeopleSoft/PeopleTools version you decide […]

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E-ORA SYS.DBMS_STATS has errors ORA-06508: PL/SQL: could not find program unit being called: SYS.DBMS_STATS

While doing PeopleTools upgrade via Change Assistant, you may encounter this error: E-ORA SYS.DBMS_STATS has errors ORA-06508: PL/SQL: could not find program unit being called: SYS.DBMS_STATS The error message is indicative enough to suggest that there are invalid dba_objects. To make sure, run the below command: SQL> select owner, object_name, object_type, status from dba_objects where […]

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