#335 – io_homes DPK Module

This week on the podcast, Kyle and Dan talk about the changes to the 8.60 database upgrade and the new PPTLS860 project. Dan also shares some updates to the IO_STYLE_859 project and discusses his new io_homes DPK module.

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#121 – Under Review

That’s right, its another Change Assistant episode. Dan shares some updates to Change Assistant in 8.56, some 8.57 speculation, and applying PeopleTools Upgrades headlessly. Kyle shares an ACM discovery, and the PeopleTools Idea Space updates.

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#56 – Spontaneous Stress Test

This week on the podcast, Kyle recaps his successful HR 9.2 go-live and shares a few lessons learned. Dan and Kyle talk about encrypting password in YAML files, conditional navigation and PeopleTools CPU patches. Dan finishes the podcast by sharing his story about a spontaneous stress test.

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8.55 – 9.2 Upgrade Changes

If you are planning to upgrade to PeopleSoft 9.2 AND PeopleTools 8.55, there are changes in the upgrade process.

First, the PeopleTools upgrade is now a separate step. In the past, you could upgrade PeopleTools and the Application in one pass. Starting in 8.55, PeopleTools will be a separate pass. If you look at the FSCM 9.2 upgrade page, the 8.55 upgrade template has only the Application steps. To upgrade PeopleTools, you will generate the upgrade template from Change Assistant.

Second, the databases used in the upgrade process has changed. You no longer use a Copy of Current Demo to create the UPGCUST project. Instead, an app engine will create the UPGCUST project. The app engine will compare the LASTUPDOPRID for the objects and if the user is not PPLSOFT it will be added to the UPGCUST project. One impact, if you’ve deleted delivered objects from the system, you won’t see those in the compare report. (Not sure why you would do that, so this shouldn’t be an issue for you).

Third, you also need a PeopleSoft Image database for the Initial Pass. When you generate the Application Upgrade job in Change Assistant, you will also get a separate change package with all the Required for Upgrade fixes. These come from the PeopleSoft Image. To get a picture of how the new upgrade process works, the PeopleTools 8.55 PeopleBooks has a diagram on the process.