PeopleTools documents technology includes a Document Builder, a PeopleCode API, and several utilities that enable you to create, manage, and test documents.
The Document Builder enables you to build XML documents from the ground up, by importing schema definitions, or from PeopleSoft table definitions. A PeopleCode API is provided to enable you to populate and retrieve document data. PeopleSoft delivers a number of document utilities to help you validate documents during and after construction, validate schema, resolve copy project, import, and upgrade metadata issues, and more.
Extensible Markup Language (XML) is the default physical representation of PeopleSoft documents.
Documents are used to simplify integrations with third-party integration partners, as an alternative to using stand-alone rowsets, as a mechanism to distribute complex data.