Thursday, November 11, 2010

PTF - PeopleSoft Test Framework

Some great new functionality has been delivered with Peoplesoft Test Framework.  Check out Peoplebooks

You are now able to automate tests within Peoplesoft and provide test cases for certain scenarios within the tool.

You can record and playback these tests within your environment.

1. Download or apply current tools release to be 8.51.xx
2. Install Peoplesoft Test Framework application.  Current release is 8.51.05
3. Create Execution Options within the tools to reference your URL and database.

I would also recommend to toggle Skip PageSave to Yes within the "Options" tab, if you do not want to commit or save anything to your database.

More to come...

Take care

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Applying Peoplesoft Maintenance

Over the years there have been some talks on best practices for applying Peoplesoft Maintenance. (Bundles, Tax Updates, REGS..etc)

Here is my take:

First, one must choose a maintenance path. (Bundles or Maintenance Packs) and stay the course.

Maintenance Packs:
  • Maintenance Packs are nice for a new implementation or upgrade to get you current without applying individual Bundles
  • Maintenance Packs due tend to take some time to come out since it is a combination of Bundles for all modules.
  • Bundles will provide you the latest and greatest code line (Keeping current with Peoplesoft/Oracle)
  • Bundles are nice for North American customers given all the regulatory releases (REGS) and updates
The best way to search for Bundles within My Oracle Support:

Within "Updates and Fixes"
Apply to Release

Product Line = Campus Solutions
Product = Student Administration
Release = 9 (or 8.9 if you have not upgraded yet)
Bundles check box toggled

This will provide you a listing of all the current bundles.

Change Assistant is a great tool and application used to apply bundles and maintenance, if you are still applying bundles manually, now is the time to configure CA. It makes applying maintenance much easier.

Take care

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Campus Solutions (CS) Bundle 18/25 sysaudit issues

Within My Oracle Support - MOS

If you are seeing the following - IBRK-13, SYSLANG-11, IBRK-05, IBRK-19 Errors when Applying CS 9 Bundle 18 & CS 8.9 Bundle 25

Please review KM Doc ID 1167635.1