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Application Engine in Process Scheduler: PSAESRV Server Process -v- Standalone PSAE executable

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 11:05:00 +0000

Whether to use the Application Engine server process (PSAESRV) in the process scheduler tuxedo domain or the standalone PSAE executable is a frequently discussed point amongst PeopleSoft administrator.  Over the years, I have written various things on the subject.  I am going to draw them together in this blog, and restate Oracle’s now clear advice about […]



Fluid in Seattle! Special Fluid Training Event

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:07:00 +0000

May 23, 2018 PeopleTools Fluid UI Training 8.54 through 8.56 Led by Jim Marion SpearMC and jsmpros are co-hosting a PeopleTools Fluid training event in Redmond, Washington immediately following the Spring PeopleSoft Northwest Regional User Group meeting. Through this event I will cover the exact same material I regularly teach online, but in person for […]



Getting Ready, Part II

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 20:44:00 +0000

A recent post here, "Getting Ready", was all about getting ready for the Oracle Cloud Applications upgrade from R12 to R13.  Now that the upgrading is underway, I thought it might be a good time to add a bit to the info passed along in that prior post.  I'm thinking a basic bullet list is […]



Resetting High Water Marks on On-line Temporary Table Instances

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:45:00 +0000

PeopleSoft has always used regular database tables for temporary working storage in batch processes.   Up to PeopleTools 7.x working storage tables were shared by all instances of a program.  That led to consistent read contention when multiple processes concurrently used the same table, and much higher high water marks that increased durations of full scans.From […]



I’m Jason Fletcher and this is how I work

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 13:00:59 +0000

To anyone who frequents the PSAdmin.io slack community (and that’s almost 500 people) the name Jason Fletcher (or fl3tchr) will be one that’s instantly familiar. He is not only seemingly ever-present, but also dishes out rapid-fire PeopleSoft advice, humour, gifs and good-natured sarcasm in more-or-less equal measure. I’m thrilled that he has added his profile to […]


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Finding your Ikigai

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 15:24:34 +0000

Do you know , The Japanese Concept ‘Ikigai’ is a Formula for Happiness and Meaning Ikigai ( pronounce ee-kee-guy ): passion | love | mission | vocation | profession Everyone, according to Japanese culture, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. It is your reason to get up […]



Setting Oracle Session Parameters for Specific Process Scheduler Processes

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:01:00 +0000

This note describes a mechanism for setting initialisation parameters for specific processes run on the process scheduler. I will demonstrate it relation to nVision, but it has general application in PeopleSoft.A table is used to hold metadata that described what setting is applied to which processes. A trigger on the process scheduler request table PSPRCSRQST […]



Nobody Does Vanilla

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:33:00 +0000

I have a granddaughter who loves ice cream.  Breakfast, lunch, dinner, whatever...whenever she sits down at the dining table, she asks for ice cream.  Chocolate, Raspberry, Cookies and Creme, Fudge, Neapolitan, Rocky Road...all flavors are good.  Except vanilla.  Put vanilla ice cream in front of the kid and she would refuse to eat it.  Even […]



Oracle Adaptive Intelligent Applications for ERP

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:51:10 +0000

Recently Oracle announced new AI-based Apps for Finance Leaders to empower CFOs w/ data-driven insights to adapt to change, develop new #markets & increase profitability! With Oracle Adaptive Intelligent Applications for ERP, finance leaders can benefit from: Better insight: Making use of analytics and synthetic intelligence to finance can enhance efficiency and will increase agility […]



Alliance Event Mapping Stop and Share

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:31:00 +0000

Dave Sexton and I will be hosting a Stop and Share at Alliance 2018. Our primary subject is Event Mapping and Page and Field Configurator. We will be discussing:Use cases,Configurations,Potential concerns, andLifecycle managementPlease stop by Tuesday from 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM and share your experiences with Event Mapping and Page and Field Configurator or […]



Collaborate 2018 Workshops

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 19:16:00 +0000

I will be delivering two workshops at Collaborate 2018:Creating Fluid Pages // Sunday, April 22, 2018 // 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM // Through hands-on activities, students will gain experience and confidence building Fluid pages. Activities include building a Fluid page using the standard and two-column layouts, using delivered class names for layout, using PeopleCode […]



Testing Latency On The Oracle Cloud

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:57:00 +0000

One of the best things about working on the HCM Cloud Center of Excellence team at Oracle is that you learn something new every day.I recently worked on an inquiry from a customer asking about latency testing: has anyone ever done it and, if so, how did they go about it?  In all honesty, it […]



Disable or Hide a Radio Button Instance

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:35:00 +0000

I ran across a few blogs and forum posts from people either asking or sharing how to hide or disable radio buttons. The answers I saw appeared to address only part of the story so I thought I would share a solution. PeopleCode includes functions, properties, and methods for disabling and hiding fields. As you […]



Presenting at HEUG Alliance 2018

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:22:00 +0000

HEUG Alliance is just a few months away and I can't wait for another opportunity to network with peers, customers, and vendors! Likewise, I am excited to hear about real-life experiences from PeopleSoft customers. As always, this year's agenda is packed with worth-while content and impressive speakers.I will be presenting my signature session Getting the […]



Picking Your Partner

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 21:08:00 +0000

I'm not much for New Year's resolutions.  History shows I just don't keep them.  Take my first New Year's celebration, for example.  My Dad told me I could stay up to ring in the new year if I could put meaning into it by making a resolution.  My resolution was to swear off chocolate cake. […]



Happy New Year 2018

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 03:46:00 +0000

Happy New Year 2018



January PeopleTools Training Courses Posted

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:56:00 +0000

We posted our January PeopleTools training agenda. This month includes our extremely popular Fluid course as well as our new PeopleTools Delta course. Register online at www.jsmpros.com/training-live-virtual/. Our First course is January 8th, which is coming up quickly.Besides our regular mid-week agenda, we added weekend courses for those that are committed mid-week and can't take […]



Event Mapping Lifecycle Management (LCM) Tools

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000

I am a big fan of Event Mapping. Without question, if presented with a modification opportunity, my first choice is Event Mapping. In a nutshell, the goal of Event Mapping is a clean compare report. Event Mapping allows us to move PeopleCode modifications out of delivered PeopleCode and into custom Application Classes. We then use […]



Weekend Fluid Classes

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Habit 7: Sharpen the saw. We all know we must sharpen our mental saw. The challenge is fitting saw sharpening into our schedule. If you are a billable consultant dedicated to a project, then you are often bound by contract to be onsite during regular business hours. If you find yourself in this situation, sharpening […]



How Blockchain Technology Will Impact Accounting.

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:13:08 +0000

Since this data is unchallengeable and absolute, accountants and auditors can save valuable time, which can also decrease cost. He highlights that, from an audit prospective, using blockchain, artificial intelligence, and cognitive tools can increase audit volume to help get through massive volumes of data. The technology also extends itself in helping accounting firms prevent […]



Using CSS Frameworks with PeopleSoft Fluid

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 21:20:00 +0000

Fluid is Oracle's strategic direction. If you have experience with Fluid development, you know that dragging, dropping, and aligning fields on a canvas isn't enough to develop a multi-form factor Fluid user interface. With Fluid comes an emphasis on CSS3 for multi-form factor support. This means you must add CSS class names to page fields […]



Is Your Fluid Custom Action Menu Page-based or Component-based?

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:00 +0000

In the upper right corner of the Fluid header you will find the "Hamburger" (or hamburger-light) menu. This 3-bar (or 3-dot) icon displays a list of component-specific actions. For the most part these actions are rather generic, allowing a user to add a tile to a homepage or view preferences. Occassionaly we see a component […]



Getting Ready

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:00:00 +0000

I don't think it's any big secret that we're getting close to R13 of Oracle Cloud Applications.  We've been talking about it publicly since Oracle OpenWorld 2017.  Having seen R13 up close, I'm very excited to see it come to market.But, my excitement notwithstanding, I also know that existing customers get a bit antsy in […]



PeopleCode Evaluate

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:30:00 +0000

A question came up today that I have wondered about for a while: how does break and evaluate work in PeopleCode? I think I have been telling it wrong, so I decided to do a little experiment. Note: This test uses the Unit Test Framework. In my first series of tests, I wanted to know […]



https://medium.com/oracledevs

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 05:02:00 +0000

Oracle DevelopersAggregation of articles from Oracle engineers, Developer Champions, partners, and developer community on all things Oracle Cloud and its technologies.



Oracle Cloud Conference @Bangalore

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 03:21:00 +0000

Attending Oracle Cloud Conference @Bangalore 2017



UKOUG Tech17 SuperSunday: Smart Database Development With PL/SQL & Oracle Rest Data Services

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 06:28:53 +0000

With JavaScript these days as a front-end development language to build lightweight applications, the demand for a performant back-end is bigger than ever. So why not use the database where it is made for: storing data and delivering that data as fast as possible, guarded by constraints and business rules.



Enabling Fluid for Firefox on Linux for PeopleTools 8.54 and 8.55

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:09:00 +0000

In one of our customers we came across an issue by which users connecting to PeopleSoft using Firefox in Ubuntu would be shown the classic home page instead of the Fluid landing page.After some research, we found out that this would happen in PeopleTools 8.54 and 8.55 due to a known issue. The document 2235517.1 […]



Viewing HTML Compare Reports on Linux

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 22:23:36 +0000

While working on an upgrade, I wanted to review a project using the Web Compare Reports. The problem is that my laptop is Linux, and the reports require Internet Explorer. Here’s what I did to kind of get it to work… This is assuming that Node JS is already installed. I installed the Node web […]



November/December Online Class Offerings Posted

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:40:00 +0000

We posted our online class offerings for November and December, 2017. You can find details on our website. Our Fluid classes have been extremely popular, so we will continue offering those at least once per month. Our Fluid 1 class is designed to get a developer up and running with Fluid as fast as possible. […]



Let’s Build Some Chatbots!

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:18:00 +0000

We're hearing quite a bit of buzz about baking Artificial Intelligence ("AI") into enterprise applications.  AI represents a ton of potential for this space, not the least of which is the net evolution in user interface in the form of chatbots.  As I've shared previously in this space, I have a developing infatuation with chatbots.Chatbots […]



Study: ASC 606 Might Slow IPOs in 2018 ??

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 01:33:25 +0000

A new study by Deloitte reveals that initial public offerings (IPOs) may suffer as a result of New Accounting Standard (ASC606) Here are excerpts from an article by Terry Sheridan in accountingWEB.com Here’s a snapshot of the survey’s findings: 60 percent of the respondents said they have not begun implementation of the standard or have […]



Vertex and Oracle Cloud

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:28:29 +0000

Oracle ERP Cloud Transaction Tax Automation is consist of Comprehensive Tax Partner Offerings Robust infrastructure for tax partner solutions Tax Content and Tax Reporting services providing fast ROI option for mid-market companies adopting Oracle ERP Cloud Integrated Cloud-to-Cloud tax calculation services for enterprise grade companies Infrastructure has been optimized for ERP Cloud customers using end-to-end […]



Identifying Conditional Navigation Content References

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:30:00 +0000

As PeopleSoft customers upgrade to Fluid-enabled applications, it is quite common to start with Fluid disabled, and then implement Fluid behavior post go-live. It is all about change management and an organization's ability to digest change. Even though Oracle has set retirement dates for certain Classic components, with the first wave retiring December 31, 2017, […]



nVision Performance Tuning: Introduction

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:41:00 +0000

This blog post is the first in a series that discusses how to get good performance from nVision as used in General Ledger reporting.PS/nVision is a PeopleTools technology that extracts data from the database and places it in an Excel spreadsheet (see PS/nVision Overview).  Although PS/nVision can be used with any PeopleSoft product, it is […]



nVision Performance Tuning: Table of Contents

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:39:00 +0000

This post is an index for a series of blog posts that discuss how to get good performance from nVision as used in General Ledger reporting.  As the posts become available links will be updated in this post.IntroductionnVision Performance OptionsIndexing of Ledger, Budget and Summary Ledger TablesPartitioning of Ledger, Budget and Summary Ledger TablesAdditional Oracle […]



Adding the PeopleTools Breadcrumbs Back

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 02:37:22 +0000

In these recent PUMs, one of the things that I miss is the breadcrumbs navigation at the top. It has many advantages over the new navigation. For example: Taking a screenshot documents the navigation to the page Navigation is quicker for nearby pages Reloading the page is quicker by clicking the link in the navigation […]



Great Link: Testing in Production

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 01:32:06 +0000

The other day, I ran into this interesting article: OpenSource.com: Testing in production: Yes, you can (and should) This article was written about generic software development. I thought it would be a good exercise to apply it to PeopleSoft development in specific… Point 1 and 2: You already do it The PeopleSoft world varies from […]



October Fluid Training

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 19:35:00 +0000

Last month I announced two new training courses: Fluid 1 and Fluid 2. We ran these courses at the end of September. For those of you that weren't able to attend the September session, we scheduled another series for October:Fluid 1: October 23 @ 9 AM Pacific (Register Now)Fluid 2: October 25 @ 9 AM […]



Larry’s Keynote – The World’s 1st Autonomous Database

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:04:49 +0000

Larry Elison came on stage last night to pumping rock music and laid out the details on Oracle’s latest big product unveilings – Oracle Autonomous Database and Highly Automated Cyber Security. Wearing a black polo shirt, faded blue jeans and a pair of ASICS running shoes he was relaxed and candid, obviously talking in an […]


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Imagine If You Will – The Oracle HCM Cloud Solution Library

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:11:00 +0000

Foreword:  When I was young, I tried like heck to develop a Rod Serling imitation.  I was a big fan of The Twilight Zone series, including the various revivals.  Alas, I was unable to get anywhere close and eventually gave it up.  But I admittedly still love the phrase "Imagine if you will".  So it's cool […]



Some Numbers on SaaS

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:30:00 +0000

It's money that mattersYou know that it's trueIt's money that mattersWhatever you do               --From "It's Money That Matters" by Randy NewmanSo we've just gotten through earnings announcements for several SaaS companies, including my own employer (Oracle).  And as the numbers come out, I see lots of different voices interpreting […]



New Fluid Training Classes, Live and Virtual

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:16:00 +0000

On December 31, 2017, just a couple of months from now, Oracle will decommission the first set of Classic pages to be fully replaced by Fluid. Support document 1348959.1 contains a list of Classic pages, sorted by date, that are slated for retirement every year over the next few years. Customers interested in retaining a […]



Diving Into Deep Links

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:54:00 +0000

I had another one of those eye-opening customer experiences recently.  I was engaged in a web conference with an Oracle customer discussing some UX extensibility features that come out of the box with HCM Cloud Applications.  During the conference, we got into a brief demonstration that included utilization of some deep links. Went over pretty […]



Event Mapping: Fluid Landing Page "Dot" Buttons

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 04:12:00 +0000

The bottom of a Fluid landing page contains dots that identify how many landing pages the user can view as well as the position of the current landing page within the user's landing page collection. This piece of information is quite useful on a swipe-enabled mobile device, but somewhat meaningless on my mac. A few […]



The Key To The Kingdom

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:36:00 +0000

I spend quite a bit of my time these days advising Oracle customers on implementing and using HCM Cloud Applications.  Makes sense, as that is the primary role of my group ????  And I’m often asked about where I get my own information.  While I get some of it through hands-on experimenting and experience, I […]



Event Mapping: FieldChange

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

In my post Event Mapping: Extending "Personal Details" in HCM I noted that PeopleTools 8.56 FieldChange event mapping didn't work with fields from subpages. I opened a bug with MyOracle Support and Oracle sent me a fix to test. The fix works great! Now that I have FieldChange Event Mapping working for that prior scenario, […]



Unable to locally verify the issuer’s authority

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:10:00 +0000

Chuka pinged me when he got this error in Qualys logs after installation of qualys agent on a server2017-07-24 15:23:08.363 [qualys-cloud-agent][232147]:[Information]:Webservice uri: https://qagpublic.qg1.apps.qualys.com/CloudAgent/v1.1/customer/9c0e25de-0221-5af6-e040-10ac13043f6a/agent/e6ea9ca7-a662-4a4d-8412-2ec70077d7a9/CAPI2017-07-24 15:23:08.497 [qualys-cloud-agent][232147]:[Information]:Finished curl request2017-07-24 15:23:08.497 [qualys-cloud-agent][232147]:[Error]:Http request failed:Peer certificate cannot be authenticated with given CA certificates: SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate2017-07-24 15:23:08.497 [qualys-cloud-agent][232147]:[Error]:Http request failed: error code: 02017-07-24 […]



Event Mapping: Extending "Personal Details" in HCM

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:27:00 +0000

As you would expect, PeopleSoft's HCM self-service functionality allows employees to self-report many industry-generic, best-practice attributes. But none of us are industry-generic, which means we may have to capture more attributes than Oracle intended. The way I've seen many organizations handle this is to customize the delivered Personal Details pages to collect additional attributes. Although […]



acroread on Linux 6

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 18:53:00 +0000

As per https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013:1402 : Adobe Reader (acroread) allows users to view and print documents in Portable Document Format (PDF). Adobe Reader 9 reached the end of its support cycle on June 26, 2013, and will not receive any more security updates. Future versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader will not be available with Red Hat Enterprise […]



OpenCOBOL Try 2

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:50:30 +0000

Cobol has been a thorn in my side for a long time. Working for software vendors, it’s not a given that Cobol is installed because they don’t always need to run payroll and don’t have production instances. It’s been a while since I have played with OpenCOBOL. It’s been so long that they have renamed […]



Checking Out Chatbots

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:38:00 +0000

I recently spent a day with the Oracle Applications UX team in a Conversational UI for Enterprise SaaS workshop.  Let’s be clear…in the context of this workshop, “Conversational UI” is a spiffy term meaning chatbots for enterprise applications.  Amazing workshop put on by the UX team.  Made even better by including a mix of attendees […]



Web Services: REST vs SOAP

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:54:00 +0000

I was in the middle of a discussion earlier today about service-based integration for Oracle HCM Cloud.  In that conversation, someone asked me why anyone would ever use SOAP over REST.  My answer was pretty lengthy but, when I was done, someone said I ought to share it on my blog. Well, here's the thing:  my […]



Summer Of Technology 2017

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:21:33 +0000

Every year in summer there is the "Summer Of Technology"(SoT), a series of free workshops organized by Contribute. And yes, this year it's not different.  From next week on there will be several seminars and workshops on different technology topics.  From development over IoT, AI, to blockchain, design and a lot more. The workshops are […]



Installing App Designer on Ubuntu

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:32:04 +0000

It’s been a while since I have tried to install Application Designer directly on my Linux host. In fact, the last time I tried was many tools versions ago. Since I’ve been playing with a PUM again, it’s time to give it another try. Here’s my notes: Installing Wine I figured that my best chance […]



New Window Bookmarklet

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:05:00 +0000

I am a "New Window" link junkie. I use that link ALL THE TIME! If it were possible to wear it out, mine would be worn out. I wish all PeopleSoft pages had the "New Window" link. For some reason, however, certain developers chose to remove it from specific PeopleSoft pages (such as Structure and […]



Where is My New Window Link?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:51:00 +0000

As PeopleSoft moves from Classic to Fluid, you have likely noticed the missing New Window link. Why is it missing? I can only speculate. When considering mobile, perhaps it makes sense to drop the New Window link. Mobile devices have limited screen real estate. Why waste it with a link you will likely never use […]



Install Notes

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:42:21 +0000

I started an article with my notes on getting PUM running over 2 years ago, but I never followed through on it. Now, everything is changed, and I’m starting over. So, here’s my notes on getting HCM PUM 22 running. The biggest mistake I had was thinking that I need to run the setup script […]



HIUG Interact 2017

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:11:00 +0000

Are you attending Interact 2017 this weekend? I will be leading a PeopleTools hands-on workshop on Sunday from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM in Panzacola F-4. Because this is hands-on, please bring your laptop. All session activities will be completed over a remote desktop connection, so as long as you have a Remote Desktop Client […]



Notes From Orlando

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:13:00 +0000

I thought y'all would appreciate some notes from last week's OHUG conference in Orlando Florida.  So, in no particular order, my observations...The sessions were pretty evenly divided between Oracle E-Business, PeopleSoft and HCM Cloud.  Right around 1/3 of total sessions for each track.The mix of attendees, from what I could tell, were about half HCM […]



net pie – a payslip visualisation

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 19:27:00 +0000

I wanted to spice up the payslip self service part of popay.net, so adding a visual touch could do. We finally landed on a sunburst, or a pie diagram with two levels, in this case. It shows the earnings, the deductions and finally the remaining net. Employer charges are left out. This example comes from […]



OHUG 2017 – What Looks Good To Me

Wed, 31 May 2017 19:01:00 +0000

So I’m headed to the OHUG 2017 conference next week.  As it is one of the few conferences I attend anymore, I’m pretty excited about going.  I’m particularly interested in information related to the implementation of Oracle HCM Cloud.  So, in  preparation for the conference, I thought I’d share some events and sessions that look […]



Using CSS Frameworks with Fluid

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:35:00 +0000

Unlike PeopleTools Classic, which used almost-pixel-perfect layout, Fluid uses CSS for layout. The benefit of this pattern is flexibility. Unlike Classic pages, which only allowed for one layout, Fluid allows us to manipulate layout with CSS. I like CSS, so I see this as a positive. The more content Oracle development delivers in CSS, the […]



Interesting PS Roadshow / Exec Dinner Snippets

Thu, 04 May 2017 14:00:47 +0000

We recently held the annual PeopleSoft Roadshow and Executive Dinner (summary here) and I wanted to highlight a couple of observations that I think are important enough to be revisited: Fantastic UI While Marc was demoing some new functionality it struck me how big a stride the PeopleSoft UI has taken over the last few years. […]


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Building and Buying

Wed, 03 May 2017 19:22:00 +0000

A few days ago, Vinnie Mirchandani wrote on his Deal Architect blog about a new era dawning in IT. The premise of the article is that more enterprises are building more than buying new IT.  As usual, Vinnie made me think.  In this cause, he made me pause and think about what I'm seeing from […]



PeopleSoft Roadshow and Executive Dinner

Wed, 03 May 2017 13:00:35 +0000

Two great events took place at the end of April – the UKOUG PeopleSoft Roadshow and the annual Cedar PeopleSoft Executive Dinner. Marc Weintraub and Julie Alonso spoke at both events so I’ve combined the highlights into a single post covering PeopleSoft improvements (including the new Onboarding module), PeopleSoft customer numbers looking strong, extension to the […]


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Come to the UKOUG PeopleSoft Roadshow

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:16:38 +0000

The UK Oracle User Group PeopleSoft Roadshow is nearly upon us. It’s my favourite PeopleSoft event in the UK’s calendar as you know that everyone there has a focus on PeopleSoft and the agenda is always really strong. It’s 26th April (yes, a week today!) in the Crowne Plaza, London – the same as last […]


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HCM Cloud R12 – 3 Cool Things

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:34:00 +0000

Just to give y'all a taste for HCM Cloud R12 as it rolls out, here are 3 new features I find really cool.1.  Home Page with Quick Actions The coolness here comes from being able to easily initiate an action without requiring the user to have any knowledge of the application structure, navigation, or work area […]



Oracle HCM Cloud Extensibility – The Easiest Win

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:09:00 +0000

I've been doing quite a bit of work lately with Oracle HCM Cloud user experience extensibility...presenting, helping partners and customers, etc.  Seems like a hot subject of late, with lots of folks wanting to know more.  So let's get into it a bit.Working in the Oracle HCM Cloud Center of Excellence, I see quite a few […]



It’s A Matter Of Perspective

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:09:00 +0000

So I suppose that if I'm going to blow the trumpet and announce the resurrection of this blog, I'd better write something meaningful...I'm in Northern California at Oracle HQ this week. It's always fun to observe what's happening here in Silicon Valley.  For example, I can see the tech market is still good...lots of employment […]



Welcome Back, My Friends!

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:02:00 +0000

Welcome back, my friendsTo the show that never endsWe're so glad you could attendCome inside! Come inside!                     -- From Emerson, Lake and Palmer's Karn Evil 9Yup, it's true.  We're breathing new life into an old blog with the resurrection of ORCLville.When I closed down ORCLville last […]



Alliance 2017

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:07:00 +0000

We are in the final countdown for Alliance 2017. I am really excited about this conference. It is such a great opportunity to meet up with old friends as well as make new ones. The Alliance session content and delivery is extremely high caliber. HEUG is a very engaged community. The MGM is a pretty […]



LOV with unicode symbols in Apex

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:38:00 +0000

I discovered the unistr sql function, which shows the unicode symbol of an hexadecimal input. eg> select unistr('\2713 ') tick from dual; As such I constructed a dynamic (sql) LOV in apex, converting the Y/N codes into a unicode symbol. See the tick symbol query above. Linking the LOV to a reporting column (text shown as […]



Pardon the Dust: Transition in Progress

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:29:51 +0000

Things might look a little different on the blog if you haven’t been back in a while.  And, things might not be working quite up to par for a bit.  Please pardon the dust.  I’m trying to get things back in order as quickly as my schedule allows. So, here’s what’s going on: I am […]



Happy New Year

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 04:55:00 +0000

Wish every one a Happy New Year.