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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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Access Denied Error while applying PRP patches to PeopleSoft Image

PRP stands for PeopleSoft Release Patchset. With PUM(PeopleSoft Update Manager) process Oracle releases PeopleSoft Images every couple of months that includes latest patches available for PeopleSoft 9.2 application. In between release of two images, if Oracle identifies few critical patches that need to be applied then those patches are delivered as PRP patches. PRP patches can […]

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How To Verify Integrity of PeopleSoft Image Files And Perform Check Sum

If you get error anytime when trying to import PeopleSoft Images then you need to make sure that all the separate files for a particular image were downloaded completely without any issues. Sometimes even if the download window may show download as complete but there might be something missing. To verify the integrity of PeopleSoft […]

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PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade: What is UPGCOUNT

UPGCOUNT is a delivered Application engine program which is used to generate a report showing the row count of PeopleSoft tables. UPGCOUNT is run as part of PeopleSoft application upgrade and can be run on demand too. During application upgrade, it is automatically invoked by change assistant and UPGCOUNT.LIS report file is generated with the […]

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PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade: Upgrade Planning Files and UPGOPT project

When we start PeopleSoft Upgrade, target environment (Copy of Production) needs to be setup first so that upgrade steps, scripts can run successfully during upgrade pass. This process involves copying projects, files and other scripts into the target environment. Step ‘Applying Upgrade Planning Files’ involves copying UPGOPT project from new release PS_APP_HOME to the target […]

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PeopleSoft Update Manager: PI_HOME inaccessible

When configuring PeopleSoft Update Manager using Change Assistant, you are required to map pi_home directory on your local system . If you don’t map the pi_home, Change Assistant configuration won’t finish and you can’t generate and apply patches using PUM tool. Below are few things that may help you in fixing this issue. 1. Make sure you are […]

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What are different types of PeopleSoft Virtual Images?

As most of you would already know that Oracle is now delivering PeopleSoft Virtual Images that can be used for variety of purposes like Demo, training purposes, applying patches, during upgrade etc. One thing to note here is that there are 3 different types of images currently available and you should review these image types, then decide and deploy […]

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How to Get Latest Alerts on PeopleSoft Update Manager

PeopleSoft Update Manager is the new lifecycle management process for PeopleSoft 9.2 customers to use for all their application maintenance needs. PeopleSoft Update Manager will be of limited help if you do not stay current with the latest updates released by Oracle. This article highlights the process you should follow to stay current with any […]

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PeopleTools 8.54 Will Support 64-bit PeopleTools Development Client

PeopleSoft is supported on various 64-bit platforms but PeopleSoft development tools (eg. App Designer, Datamover) are still 32-bit. Currently, if your PeopleSoft application is installed using Oracle 64-bit database and you’re using Oracle 64-bit client to connect to database, you won’t be able to log into PeopleSoft Application Designer or Data Mover. Note: Application Server […]

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FS_COMBO_EDIT Changed in FSCM92

App Package FS_COMBO_EDIT has been changed in FSCM92 and any code referncing the method ComboEdit needs to be modified to address this change, otherwise you will start getting PeopleCode Errors. While working on upgrade from FSCM 9.0 to FSCM9.2, one of my customers had a dedicated page for ChartField Validation and during the time of […]

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