Understanding the Auditing and Repairing of Trees

Tree repairs should be performed on trees that are having problems or have had major changes made to them.

Before using the repair programs, you should first run audits to learn which trees, if any have problems and which utility will repair the damaged tree. Review the audit reports to determine the correct solution for repairing your tree. You may need to run more than one utility program.

The Repair Tree program is designed for administrators who need a wide range of utilities with which to work. Besides containing various utilities for repairing trees, the Repair Tree program also includes the Tree Audits utility.

The Tree Auditor program is only the Tree Audits utility, and is designed for users who only need to audit trees.

Running the utility programs may result in a large number of updates to the tree. Because the system automatically puts a lock on a tree while the process is running, you should run these programs during off-work hours, to lower the risk of users trying to access the tree.

You should also perform a backup of your tree tables before running the repair programs.

Note: If you expect that saving a tree will take an especially long time due to an audit running as a part of saving process or on account of large, memory-intensive trees, PeopleSoft recommends that you save the trees as drafts, then run the audits with Application Engine using the Repair Tree or Tree Auditor programs. After the audits have completed without finding any problems, the tree status will be automatically changed to Valid Tree.