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Specifying Startup Settings

Select the Startup tab.

Use the Startup tab to customize the default values that appear on the signon screen.

Signon Defaults

Database Type

Select the database type to appear as a default on the PeopleSoft Signon dialog box. Select Application Server to sign in to an application server instead of a database. To enable users to change their database type selection in the signon dialog box, you must select theDatabase Type option in theUser Can Override group.

Note: When you select Application Server from theDatabase Type drop-down list, theServer Name andDatabase Namefields are disabled. The system obtains these values from the application server.

Application Server Name

If you selected Application Server from theDatabase Type drop-down list, specify the application server's name in this field. You must have already configured your application server and registered it on the Profile tab.

Server Name

Enter the name of the default database server. This parameter is only enabled for Informix, Sybase, and Microsoft SQL Server, and refers to the instance to which the user connects.

For Informix, enter the server name in lowercase.

Database Name

Enter a default database name. You can choose any valid PeopleSoft database name. As with the database type, you must select the appropriate option in the User Can Override group to enable users to override the default database name selection when they sign in.

User ID

Specify the default user ID to sign in to PeopleSoft.

You can use the user ID in conjunction with a PSUSER module containing a user-defined sign-in process. The PSUSER code, if present, can evaluate and modify the user ID value before you attempt to sign in to the selected database.

Connect ID andConnect Password

PeopleSoft uses the connect ID for the initial connection to the database. Use the Connect Password field to define a default connect ID password.

Note: The connect ID edit box must contain a value, or the user can't sign in to the system in a two-tier environment.

See PeopleSoft Authorization IDs.

See PeopleTools Installation Guide for Your Database Platform.

Numeric Keypad - Enter Key Tabs to Next Field

In Microsoft Windows applications, pressing the Enter key in a dialog box selects the default action button. For example, in the PeopleSoft Signon dialog box, pressing Enter is the same as clicking theOK button. Selecting theNumeric keypad check box overrides this default behavior for the Enter key on the numeric keypad; instead of selecting the action button, pressing the Enter key moves the cursor to the next field in the dialog box.

Note: This check box affects the Enter key on the numeric keypad, but not the Enter key on the main keyboard.

User Can Override

Some PeopleSoft sites use multiple database types and names. Using the check boxes in the User Can Override group box, you can enable users to enter a database type, database name, or user ID other than the default provided at sign-in. In most cases, you use these controls to prevent users from attempting to sign in onto any database other than the default.

Database Type

When selected, users can choose a database other than the default. Selecting this check box selects the Database Name andUser ID options automatically. You cannot clearDatabase Name orUser ID without first clearingDatabase Type. When configuring a workstation to connect in both two-tier and three-tier, you must select this box. The user needs to specify a two-tier or three-tier connection from the PeopleSoft Signon dialog box.

Database Name

When selected, the User ID check box is automatically selected, although you can clear it. To clearDatabase Name, you must clear theDatabase Type check box.

User ID

Select to enable users to users override only the user ID submitted at when they sign in. You cannot clear User ID ifDatabase Type is selected.

Cache Files Directory

Enter a parent directory to hold your client cache file directories. The directory you specify must be writable for a user with Standard User privileges. For example, %USERPROFILE%\psft\pt\client\cache.

Cache files store database object information locally and are automatically downloaded the first time you open a PeopleSoft database object. They are also downloaded automatically if the master copy of the object on the database server has changed. For each PeopleSoft database to which you connect, the system creates a single child cache files directory to store the cache files for that database.

Clicking Purge Cache Directories brings up a dialog box with your existing cache file directories.

You can select a single directory and click Delete, or you can clickDelete All to remove all directories. If a cache file directory is missing (after you delete it), the system automatically rebuilds it the next time that cache files are downloaded. After you delete the appropriate cache directory, clickClose to return to the Startup tab.