Using International Utilities
The following sections cover the utilities that you use in globalization efforts.
This section discusses how to:
Set international preferences.
Set process field size.
Administer time zones.
Setting International Preferences
Select PeopleTools, Utilities, International, Preferences.
Used to override the language that you select when you sign in to the database.
- Language Preference
Use the International Preferences page to temporarily change the session's language preference that was specified during signon. This change lasts until you exit the PeopleSoft session or change the language preference again. Only languages that are enabled on the Languages page are available for selection.
Setting Process Field Size
Select PeopleTools, Utilities, International, Process Field Size.
If you process currency values that require large numbers, such as Italian lira, that require fields longer than those that are included in the standard application, you can use the International Field Size page to expand amount fields throughout the application.
After you create or select a run control ID, set the appropriate lengths for a list of fields, then click the Run button to launch the batch program that performs the field size changes.
Administering Time Zones
This utility is extensively documented in the PeopleTools Global Technology PeopleBook.
Select PeopleTools, Utilities, International, Languages to access the Manage Installed Languages page.
Image: Manage Installed Languages page
This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Manage Installed Languages page. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.
Use this page as a central utility to manage language information for the currently enabled languages.
- Language Code
Use the search prompt to select the PeopleSoft language code from the PSXLATITEM table. The language description appears to the right of the code field.
When you select this check box, PeopleSoft Internet Architecture enables you to log in with the language.
- ISO Locale
Use the search prompt to select the ISO locale code from the PSLOCALEDEFN table. Consists of an ISO 639 language code, optionally followed by an ISO 3166 country code.
- Default Character Set
Use the search prompt to select the character set from the PSCHARSETS table. Determines the default encoding for input and output files.
- Verity Locale Mapping
Select the Verity locale code from the PSVERITYLOCALE table. Determines the locale to use for building search collections and searching data.
- Spell Check Language
Select the spell check language from the PSXLATITEM table. This enables you to select the language of the spell check dictionary that is associated with a given language code.
- Windows Character Set
Select the Microsoft codepage that is associated with the given language. This defines the codepage to use with certain Microsoft applications.
- Verity Character Set
Select the character set that the Verity engine uses for its internal encoding in the given language. You should not modify the value in this field under normal circumstances.