Saturday, July 15, 2017

Concept of Salary Admin Plan, Grade and Step in PeopleSoft



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Monday, July 10, 2017

4 Key advantages of Application Package over traditional Functional Libraries

Better Organization of Code

Through my experience they do not have any significant performance impact but they do add an additional layer of organization that funclibs cannot provide.
Example:
Assume you are developing a self-service application named ePromotion so this is how you can organize your PeoleCode using Application Package:
You can create one package named EPROMOTION for the whole project, and then add the classes within it as below:

EPROMOTION
  1. ePromoUtility
  2. ePromoConstants
  3. ePromoNotifications
  4. ePromoUserLists

Coding Practice

They enforce better coding practices. For instance, in regular peoplecode (funclibs, etc), variables are not required to be declared before using them, but in app classes they are - thus eliminating bugs introduced by typos. Variable scope is much more explicit and easier to understand / follow as well. 

Avoid Redundant Code

Also an App Class can extend an existing App Class thus allowing you to leverage the original code without copy / pasting it. All of this is part of the advantages of Object Programming. 

Portability is another aspect, being able to pull up the App Package and go through it without having to dig through Component Record Field PCode or Record PCode. Just import your package/class, instantiate and call. Keep all the grunt work in the app package.

Think Time PeopleCode

Biggest advantage is that it is think time PeopleCode versus "regular" PeopleCode which is run time. As an example, if you have functions in a funclib record and you call a function in your PeopleCode, at run time (when you go into a component) and run a trace, you will find that 1) Your function is being brought in and 2) All the other functions are being brought in even though they are not going to be called. In an App Package, the code is imported, but no call to the code is made unless needed. That means that as you go into your component, The App Package is not brought in until called. You can construct code so that you only instantiate your app class and code as needed. Ex., If True then &Variable = Create AppPackage:AppClass(); &Variable.DoSomething(); else end-if; If true then we bring in PCode else we do not. 

Another way to visualize think time versus run time PeopleCode is to go into a component / page. Make a change to regular PeopleCode and save. Now if you navigate or try and save the component, you will get a data integrity error and have to re-navigate back to where you were. With think time, you go into a component / page. Make a change to your app package PeopleCode and save. No data integrity error on your page as the code is brought in at think time and thus no error.



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Monday, June 26, 2017

Why query is not visible in Query Manager

Did you ever felt embarrassed by not being able to even open the Query in Query Manager let alone modify it despite having access to it i.e having access to records used in query and to make the matter even worse, this all happened when you are a PeopleSoft consultant who is believed to know such technical glitches.

Well, guess what, this was exactly what happened to me few years ago. There was a query of type Role with a simple SQL text 

SELECT OPRID FROM PSOPRDEFN

These were the properties of the query




There was requirement to make some changes in this so I quickly tried to open it in Query Manager but it didn't come in search result. Whenever we come across this particular incident, there are two things that you believe could cause this:


You don't have access to Query

If you don't have access to all records used in Query through Query Security Tree then you won't see the query neither in Query Manager or Query Viewer. So, I open the query in Query Administration (Peopletools - Utilities - Administration - Query Administration) and checked the SQL and discovered that only one record PSOPRDEFN has been used in this query to which I already have access which effectively authorizes me to open the query in Query Manager but it didn't.

Note - Query Administrator page empowers you to open any type of query whether or not you have access to it.


Query is private

Having had no luck here, I then turned my attention to what if Query is Private ? so I looked closely at the attributes of this query in Query Administration.



Having discovered that query isn't private either because it's not assigned to any user, when it's assigned to a user then it means it's private, I then started to feel puzzled as to what the heck is going on. Then after digging through little more I felt so stupid when I finally figured it out. I went to query manager again and clicked on Advance Search



There it is..! by default the query type selected by system is User so when I entered the query name and hit on search, the Query Manager tried to search only those with type User whereas my query was of type Role hence despite having full access to it and query being public too, I couldn't fetch it.

So all I did was, change the value in the drop down above to Role and then performed the search again and it did the trick.


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Creating a Component Interface in PeopleSoft


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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

PeopleSoft Benefit Record Number Vs Employee Record Number

These two elements are always confusing especially for the person who isn't well versed with the Person Model.
The Employee record Number (ERN) is updated whenever a new assignment is created.The Benefit Record Number is defaulted to 0 to attach the new job with Benefit Record Number 0 but can be overridden to the particular number if it needs to be attached to that Benefit Record Number.

The Benefit Record Number is used by benefit module to track benefit entitlements of employees. Multiple Employee Records (EMPL_RCD) can be grouped under one Benefit Record Number.

Lets try to understand this with a very simple scenario.

Lets say a person is a professor in a college with Employee Record 0 and is eligible for various benefits so we assign the Ben Record Number as 0 to track his eligibility and enrollments in various benefit plans.

Lets say this person got appointed as a Dean of the same college after some time so a new job got created with Empl Record 1 but since this new job doesn't make him eligible for any new benefit program so we keep the Ben Record Number as 0.

But after sometime, lets say this person appointed as a physician also in the same college so we created a new job with Empl Record 2. However, this new job entitles him for an additional benefit program but can't be mixed with previous one so we assign ben record number for this new job as 1 for eligibility and enrollment of this employee under new benefit program.


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Saturday, September 24, 2016

PeopleSoft Time and Labor Setup Architecture

Lets first have a look at this image:


Time and Labor Setup, Time and Labor Architecture

The image shows how all the elements in Time and Labor setup are related.

Holiday Schedule

They contain the calendar for public holidays which can be defined for a country, region within the country or at business unit level etc... It’s a very vital element because when the time is reported for a period through the timesheet page, system must know if there is any public holiday in that period.

Work Schedule

This represents the working pattern of employees for example an employee’s work patter could be any of these:

  1. Monday to Friday 8 hours each day with Saturday and Sunday weekly offs
  2. Monday to Wednesday 8 hours each day, Thursday to Friday 10 hours each with Saturday and Sunday weekly offs
  3. Tuesday to Saturday 4 hours each day with Sunday and Monday weekly offs

Having work pattern details in Time and Labour is very important because according to this only employees will report their time.  Work Schedules are grouped together to form Schedule Groups.

Time Period

It’s the date range for which employees will report their time for example Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Bi-Weekly etc...

Time Reporting Code(TRC)

These are used to just track employee’s time for administrative or compensation needs. 
For example:
We can define a TRC as REGLR for reporting regular weekly time
We can define a TRC as PAIDLV for reporting paid leave
We can define a TRC as OVRTME for reporting over time.

For instance, if an employee who is supposed to work 40 hours a week, works for 35 hours in which 3 hours of overtime on Friday is included and takes 1 leave then this is how the time will be reported against corresponding TRCs:

Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri   Sat  Sun   TRC
 8     8      8      8                         REGLR
                              8               PAIDLV
                           3                  OVRTME


Similar TRCs are grouped together to form TRC Program.

Compensatory Time Plan

These are used to administer compensatory time for employees. The system maintains
each instance of a time reporter's earned compensatory time and the quantity and date earned.
Example:
Employee works on two holidays falling in a time period and on Saturday so when they report time for that period, this is how they would do (Here COMPH and COMPW are the TRCs defined for Comp Time):

Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri   Sat  Sun   TRC
 8       8     8                                 REGLR
                       8     8                 COMPH
                                   8           COMPW

Since, employee isn’t supposed to work on holidays or weekly offs but even then they worked in this period, the hours worked in these days get added as Compensation Earnings. So now employees can avail these earned hours just as paid leaves.

Workgroup

Similar to Paygroup in Payroll module.  All the employees in a workgroup share identical compensation requirement. All the previous elements are mapped to the workgroup.
All the workgroup members share:

  • Same reporting type: exception or positive
  • Same holiday schedule
  • Same TRC program
  • Same compensation rules
  • Same needs for time approval
  • Same association to a comp. Off plan
  • Same day breaker
  • Similar rounding rules

Taskgroup

A taskgroup is a group of employees who have similar work or task – reporting requirements
Taskgroups identify the default time reporting template, task template, and task profiles that are valid for members of the taskgroup.
Some organizations refer to taskgroups as labor classes or labor class rate groups.
Task: attributes of reported time such as department, product or project – that defines how or where time was spent
Task template you specify which task entities you want members of a taskgroup to report their time to (i.E. Company , department , project)
Task profile “fill in the blanks “ for a task template. If used, a time reporter task related fields will be completed automatically with the values in the task profile

Time Collection Devices(TCD)

Used to collect and report the time that is recorded through a third party time clock tool. TCD interface provides packaged integration points to:
  • Collect clock and elapsed time from any TCD
  • Send necessary setup data to these devices for reporting
System supports scheduling, reporting, managing and applying rules to TCD time. You can create a separate group for TCD time reporters




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I have a several videos with total duration of 18 hours.Click on the following link leading to YouTube playlist for Time and Labor videos.Time and Labor
Time and Labor

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