PeopleSoft Change Assistant Overview
Oracle's PeopleSoft Change Assistant is a standalone, Windows based, Java program that orchestrates the process of updating or upgrading your PeopleSoft system. Environment Management Framework is used for non-PUM-enabled updates and for deploying files with Update Manager.
Change Assistant provides these main benefits:
Automates many of the steps in an upgrade or update process.
Provides a clear step-by-step definition of the process for applying maintenance or performing an upgrade. Whether the process is automated or manual, as long as you complete each step, you will successfully apply the application maintenance or perform the upgrade.
Provides in-line documentation for each of the steps in the process.
Is integrated with the PUM application and uses the change package definitions created in the PeopleSoft Update Image.
The Environment Management Framework performs these key tasks:
Crawls local drives and directory paths to discover and validate the components associated with a given PeopleSoft environment.
Deploys files to various components in the PeopleSoft environment.
Change Assistant supports the following actions:
Field or Control
Any systems that are not Update Manager enabled will use the Apply Updates to apply updates downloaded from My Oracle Support.
Update Manager contains 3 sets of tasks:
|Review Managed Object or Merge Select Object Types||
Provides the ability to copy and compare Managed Object projects in Change Assistant. You also have the ability to view and merge PeopleCode, SQL and XSLT.
|Create or Modify Templates||
Change Assistant templates are composites of all the possible steps that apply to an update or upgrade. The templates are delivered as part of the change package or upgrade. Once you select a change package or upgrade, the template is loaded into the Change Assistant internal storage. You can edit the template or add additional chapters, tasks and steps, if needed.