Understanding Custom Layout
The custom layout feature in MAP provides the ability to customize a delivered MAP layout. Typically when a PeopleSoft delivered application is customized, these customizations will present issues when the customer performs an upgrade or patch as the customized application will be overridden. Customers would need to run compare reports and determine from the compare reports how to merge the data. The MAP data model is designed to handle these types of merges as the customer can make simple to very complex customizations which as a result of a PeopleSoft update or patch will not override any of the customized metadata.