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Administering Projects

To access the Administering Projects tool:

  1. In Change Assistant, select select Tools, then select Change Actions.

  2. Select Compare/Copy Managed Objects or Merge Select Object Types.

  3. Click Next and select Compare/Copy Managed Objects.

  4. Click Finish and select the environment to use from the list, or create a new environment.

    See Selecting Application Upgrade Option

  5. Select File, Open to open an existing definition. Definition types are:

    Managed Object Compare

    Select this option to open the compare reports for a project. Only compare reports created with the option Generate Output to Tables are available from the drop down list.

    ADS Compare

    Select the Data Migration project to display.

    Project

    Select this option to display the project status and actions.

    You can open projects that have been created in Application Designer.

If you are already in Compare/Copy Managed Objects or Merge Select Object Types mode, you can open the Project Administration menu from the toolbar by selecting select Tools, then select Project Administration.

Viewing Managed Object Compare Reports

When you select the Managed Object Compare and select a project, the compare report is displayed. You can expand and collapse the objects to display.

Image: Managed Object Compare page

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Managed Object Compare page. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Managed Object Compare page

The Project Administration interface can logically be divided into three areas for the compare report:

  1. Project-based data

  2. Compare results

  3. Copy actions

Project-Based Data

These columns display details for definitions in the compare project:

Object

Displays the name of the definition, plus any other key values, in a hierarchical tree view.

Src (Source) Status

Displays the definition status in the source (current) database.

Tgt (Target) Status

Displays the definition status in the source (current) database.

Definition Status

By default, Source Status and Target Status are set to Unknown.

Following a compare, the values in the Source Status and Target Status columns are updated as follows:

Unknown

Definition has not been compared. This is the default status for all definitions inserted manually into a project and the permanent status of all non-comparison definitions.

Absent

The definition was found in the other database, but not in this one. When upgrading to a new PeopleSoft release, all new PeopleSoft definitions should have Absent status in the target database and all of your custom definitions should have Absent in the source database.

Changed

The definition has been compared, the LASTUPDOPRID value is PPLSOFT, and the LASTUPDDTM value is greater than the date/time stamp of the comparison release database. This indicates that PeopleSoft modified the definition since the comparison release.

Unchanged

The definition has been compared, the LASTUPDOPRID value is PPLSOFT, and the LASTUPDDTM value is less than or equal to the date/time stamp of the comparison release database. This indicates that PeopleSoft modified the definition prior to the comparison release.

*Changed

The definition has been compared, the LASTUPDOPRID value is not PPLSOFT, and the LASTUPDDTM value is greater than the date/time stamp of the comparison release database. This indicates that a customer modified the definition since the comparison release.

*Unchanged

The definition has been compared, the LASTUPDOPRID value is not PPLSOFT, and the LASTUPDDTM value is less than or equal to the date/time stamp of the comparison release database. This indicates that a customer modified the definition prior to the comparison release.

Same

The definition has been compared and is defined the same in both databases. When a definition in one database has this status its counterpart in the other database will have the equivalent status. This status can be seen when performing a project comparison because with a project comparison the definitions are static; the project is not repopulated based on the comparison results. This status is not seen in a database comparison, because when doing so the project is populated only with definitions defined differently.

See Determining Definition Status.

Compare Results

The following table describes the columns that display compare results.

Attribute

The attribute of the definition being compared.

Source Value

The value for the attribute in the source database.

Target Value

The value for the attribute in the target database.

Copy Actions

By default Action is set to Copy and Upgrade is checked.

The following table describes the columns that enable you to specify copy actions.

Action

Displays the action that is performed if the definition is copied into the target database.

Upgrade

Select to upgrade the definition during a copy.

Done

The system changes the Done checkbox to selected when the definition has been copied. You cannot select Done check boxes yourself, but you can deselect them. Only definitions that have Upgrade selected and Done deselected are copied during an upgrade.

See Working with Upgrade Definition Columns.

Filtering

Select View, Filtering to define filters for the Source or Target status column.

Select View, Filtering to filter the listed items based on the following statuses for either source or target:

  • Absent

  • Changed

  • Changed*

  • Same

  • Unchanged

  • Unchanged*

  • Unknown

A checkmark indicates that a status is selected. By default, all statuses are selected.

Viewing ADS Compare Reports

When you select ADS Compare and select a project, the compare report is displayed. Expand each section of the report to view the details.

Image: ADS Compare page

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the ADS Compare page. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

ADS Compare page

The ADS Compare report has 2 sections:

  1. Data Migration project-based data.

  2. Compare results.

Data Migration Project-Based Data

These columns display details for the data in the compare project:

Object

Displays the data set name and key values for the data, in a hierarchical tree view.

Src (Source) Status

Displays the definition status in the source (current) database.

For data migration projects the status is either:

  • Changed

  • Absent

Tgt (Target) Status

Displays the definition status in the source (current) database.

For data migration projects the status is either:

  • Changed

  • Absent

Compare Results

The following table describes the columns that display compare results.

Attribute

The attribute of the definition being compared.

Source Value

The value for the attribute in the source database.

Target Value

The value for the attribute in the target database.

Viewing Projects

When you select Projects and select a project, the project status is displayed. You can expand and collapse the objects to display.

Image: Project Administration - Project page

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Project Administration - Project page. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Project Administration - Project page

Project Administration allows you to perform all of the same actions as in Application Designer Upgrade View for the project.

For details see Working with Upgrade Definition Columns