|3rd March 2016
|A Generic Approach to nVision Performance Tuning
|This document sets out a number
of techniques that can be used to improve and stabilise the performance
of PeopleSoft nVision reports. It is based on practical experience on
real productions systems at a number of customer sites over a number of
years. However, it is a generic document, and makes general
statements. Every customer is different, because their data is different
and often their method of analysis differs. Some of the techniques
discussed are specific to the Oracle database, although in some cases,
such as partitioning, similar features are available on other databases.
Updated 11.4.2016: Added Leaf Coalece Utility
|3rd January 2014
|Oracle Date to Timestamp Conversion during PeopleTools Upgrade
This document describes a script to
convert Oracle date columns to Timestamps as required in PeopleTools
8.51 but only rebilding those indexes that reference those columns,
rather than drop and recreate every index in the system, thus producing
a significant saving of time during the upgrade.
Related blog entry: Oracle Date to Timestamp Conversion during PeopleTools Upgrade
|16th November 2012
|Using Two Temporary Tablespaces in PeopleSoft
This document proposes a method to
made adhoc queries run within a PeopleSoft application use an
alternative temporary tablespaces. Thus allowing better management
of temporary tablespace and reducing the risk of errors cause by adhoc
consuming available temporary tablespace required by business-as-usual
Related blog entry: Using Two Temporary Tablespaces in PeopleSoft
|29th September 2012
|Managing Optimizer Statistics for PeopleSoft on Oracle 11g
Updated 28.10.2017: Enhancement to preserve statistics preferences when altering table by rename in Applicaiton Designer.
This documents discusses what I
believe is a more effective way to manage optimizer statistics in
PeopleSoft on Oracle 11g.
Related blog entry: Maintaining Optimizer Statistics on PeopleSoft on Oracle 11g
|11th May 2012
|Gathering Aggregated Cost-Based Optimiser Statistics on Partitioned Objects in Oracle 11gR2
10g Script: agg_stats.sql
|These documents discusses an alternative approach for collecting aggegated statistics on partitioned objects in Oracle 10g and 11g, including measures to correct some of the problems that can occur.
|11th May 2011
|Modelling a Complex Batch Schedule in PeopleSoft
|This paper discusses how to model the batch schedule from a PeopleSoft system so that it is possible to determine the effects of changes. This technique can be used to determine the effects of various changes to Process Scheduler configuration, hardware configuration or batch load.
|19th April 2010
|Practical Use of Active Session History
|This document provides a brief overview of Active Session History (ASH) and then looks at the practicalities of how to use the ASH data to diagnose performance problems. It discusses the importance of instrumentation to make the ASH data useful, and how to query the ASH data to determine which SQL statements spent how long doing what, and therefore which need further examination.
|26th January 2009
|Factors Affecting Performance of Concurrent Truncate during Batch Processes
This paper describes an
investigation into what happens in the Oracle database when concurrent
processes frequently truncate working storage tables. This can
occur in PeopleSoft when multiple concurrent Application Engine
processes truncate working storage tables. 'Time & Labor' processing is
a typical example. The paper presents some test results and makes
recommendations to minimize the problem.
Updated 2.4.2009: Oracle Bug
4260477: ORA-08007: Further changes to this block by this transaction
not allowed. See Also
Hemant's Oracle DBA Blog
|7th April 2008
|PeopleTools 8.48/8.49 New Database Features (7.4.2008)
paper discusses some of the new features and changes made in PeopleTools
8.48 and 8.49 that may be of interest or concern to the DBA.
Corresponding paper: PeopleTools 8.48/8.49 New Database Features
|16th September 2007
|Running Unix Commands and Scripts from the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler
|This document describes how to run UNIX shell scripts from the Process Scheduler, showing how it is possible to use the Process Scheduler to run operating system commands, and to have those command interact appropriately with the generic Process Scheduler functionality. The wrapper script can be downloaded from the scripts page.
|Improving the Performance of Security Views in PeopleSoft HCM8.8
|This document describes techniques
for improving the performance of the tree reading
security views that are at the heart of PeopleSoft HCM.
It is also available as a zip archive with exhibited files.
This document supersedes PeopleSoft HR7.5 Security Views
Related presentation: PeopleSoft HR7.5 Security Views
|Advanced Tuxedo for PeopleSoft
|This document will assist with the
understanding, administration, monitoring and tuning of
the Tuxedo application server within a PeopleSoft
environment. It is intended as an addendum to any other
BEA or PeopleSoft documentation regarding the application
server, including PeopleSoft's 'Three-Tier Answer Book'.
It only available as zip archive with exhibited files.
This document is based on PeopleTools 7.5 and Tuxedo 6.5. The material has been heavily revised and included in my book PeopleSoft for the Oracle DBA.
Companion Presentation: PeopleTools Application Server & BEA/Tuxedo Internals
|PeopleSoft for the Oracle DBA
|This document is for the Oracle DBA
with PeopleSoft databases to administer. It does not
explain how to administer a database, but discusses
certain administrative topics within the context of
This document has been withdrawn since the publication of my book PeopleSoft for the Oracle DBA.
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