Wednesday, February 26, 2014

PeopleTools 8.53 upgrade known issues/Tips

Upgrading from 8.50 to 8.53.10

Known Issues when upgrading to PeopleTools

1. Compilation of cobol program used in Pension Administration PAPCOPTF compilation hangs (PAPCOPTF.cbl)

Workaround : If you do not use Pension administration remove this offending cobol from src/cbl folder and recompile all the remaining cobol files.

This is experienced on Linux platform with MF Cobol 5.1 and no fix is posted on MOS. (My Oracle Support).

Reference :

2. Environment Management HUB URL does not display agent status. Instead is just shows the following “PeopleSoft Environment Management Hub is running”

According to peoplebooks this is supposed to display the Agent Status. Change assistant detects the Environment correctly and also collects the information and can be viewed using viewer.html

No workaround yet.

3. If you are planning to use Crysal Report 2008 SP3 for use with PeopleTools please read these documents before trying to configure Process scheduler server as Crystal related configuration step will fail

with the following message

“Errors encountered installing PS ODBC driver and Crystal Runtime
Refer to psodbccrinst.log for details”

Refer to following documents

E-CR: How to Install and Configure Crystal Runtime And Other Components for PeopleTools 8.53? (Doc ID 1540788.1) (These instructions must be followed and I wish they have added it to installation document).
E-CR: What Are The Certified Crystal Client And Runtime Versions For PeopleTools 8.50 Through 8.53? (Doc ID 1596062.1)
E-CR: PeopleTools 8.53 Crystal Reports Runtime Installer Returns Error "Crystal Reports 2008 -- Error 1904. Module" (Doc ID 1550642.1)

For PeopleTools 8.53, The Certified version is as follows

Client Versions

Crystal Reports 2011 SP4 or Crystal Reports 2008 SP3

Runtime Versions (Download instruction is in 1540788.1)

SAP Crystal Reports runtime engine for .NET framework 4 SP3

Also Crystal Runtime is 32 bit.

4. If you are configuring stand alone windows batch server (2008 or later), please make sure to run the following before installing the PeopleTools 8.53 batch server to avoid getting the error

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application.

Workaround Run before or after the PeopleTools installation


You can see it listed under Programs and Features
Visual Studio 2010 Retail Assemblies x64 for PeopleSoft
Visual Studio 2010 Retail Assemblies x86 for PeopleSoft

Note : These files are not present in the stand alone batch server installation and must be run from the location where you have installed the file server. Also these needs to be installed on all client desktops which has not been used for fileserver installation.

Also you will need to run the following .NET in your windows 2008 R2 environment for use with Crystal

Install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and 4.0:

cd /d PS_HOME\setup\dotnetredist
dotnetfx35.exe    (Probably included) as nothing happens already.    

check for the Dot net version in Power shell
Get-ChildItem 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP' -recurse | Get-ItemProperty -name Version -EA 0 | Where { $_.PSChildName -match '^(?!S)\p{L}'} | Select PSChildName, Version


PSChild Name Version
v2.0.50727 2.0.50727.5420


Windows Communication Foundation


Windows Presentation Foundation                             3.0.6920.5011
v3.5 3.5.30729.5420
Client 4.0.30319
Full 4.0.30319

4. Context Sensitive Search for Hosted PeopleBooks for PT 8.53.10 does not work in app designer.

This is a known bug with no workaround for now.


justart said...

Thanks for the post. PAPCOPTF hang on compile is very odd. Appreciate the workaround.

justart said...

For PAPCOPTF, there is now a post in MOS - PAPCOPTF.cbl Does not Compile after Upgrading to PeopleTools 8.53 and MicroFocus COBOL to 5.1 WP8 (Doc ID 1632041.1)

Sunny said...

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