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Stat 6.0 - System Administration Guide

Overview of Stat Administration Administrative Utilities Stat Security General Maintenance Tables
System Maintenance Service Domain Maintenance Department Maintenance Country Maintenance Customer Maintenance Object Type Maintenance PeopleSoft Environment Connection Maintenance Pre/Post Migration Steps Parameters Oracle Applications Configuration Oracle Applications Connection Maintenance Generic Application Connection Maintenance Schema Object Parameters Maintenance Data Object Maintenance PeopleSoft Search Configurations Stat Report Definition Maintenance Version Control Management Connection Maintenance
Service Domain-Specific Maintenance Configuring the Stat Central Agent Email Configuration Object Security Appendix: Sample Service Domain Configuration Appendix: User Class Rights Appendix: Creating a Staging Database Appendix: Database Tuning Appendix: Oracle Applications File Type Directory Appendix: Ports and Firewalls Appendix: Stat Web Services Appendix: Troubleshooting Chart Appendix: stat.conf Configuration Appendix: Custom Report Files

Object Type Maintenance

In the Object Type Maintenance table, you configure Stat to support change management and version control for all the objects used in PeopleSoft, Oracle Applications, and generic application environments. For most of the object classes supported in Stat, this involves activating or deactivating object types. However, for file object classes, this involves specifying, setting up, and updating the following:

File Types – The types of file objects which Stat supports, including PeopleSoft, Oracle Applications, and generic application file types. You can configure Stat to support any type of file (with an extension) based on an ASCII, EBCDIC, or Image format.
File Servers – The servers where the source file objects are located as well as users’ working directories
User Default Directories – The working directories where Stat copies the file objects assigned to users. For each user, you can specify a default working directory, and you can also specify a different directory for each file type.
Oracle Apps Base Directories– For Oracle Applications, the file locations for generic Oracle Apps file types. The locations of the proprietary file types (forms, reports, etc.) are managed by Stat automatically.

Object type security is controlled by the following user class rights, all of which are contained in the Maintenance - File Objects user class rights group:

To open the Object Type Maintenance window, select Maintenance | General | Object Types.

In the Object Types tab, you can activate or deactivate any object type currently defined in Stat. Deactivated object types cannot be archived or migrated and do not appear on drop down lists.

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In the Object Class field, select the class of objects that the object type belongs to.
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To activate an object type, select Active, or deselect the check box to deactivate the object type.
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Click OK or Apply.

File Types

Stat provides change management support for file types in PeopleSoft, Oracle Applications, and generic application environments. To avoid confusion, file types for the three change management modules are defined and maintained separately in the Object Type Maintenance window. Generally, the maintenance procedures are the same, except that additional parameters are required for Oracle Applications.

Active

Indicates if this file type is activated in Stat

File Type
(Key Value)

The name of the type of file, for example, COBOL and SQL

File Extension
(Required Value)

The suffix following a filename that identifies the file type, for example, .cbl and .sql

File Format
(Required Value)

The file type format. Options include ASCII, EBCDIC, and Image.

Database Script
(Required Value)

Indicates if the file type is a database script. Objects marked as database scripts may be parsed by the Impact Analysis Wizard.

Files to all Paths
(Required Value)

If selected, indicates that when a file of this type is migrated to an environment, Stat copies the file to all the predefined source file locations for the environment.

If not selected, Stat copies the file only to those defined locations where it already exists. If the file exists in none of the defined locations, Stat copies it to the default location.

File Permission

For Unix-style file types, the file permission mask in octal for files of this type.

NOTE: Selecting Unix File Permission in the File Server tab overrides any value you specify in this field.

Migr. Order

(Oracle Applications only) For schema object, file object, and setup object types.

Indicates the order in which objects of this type are migrated relative to other file object, schema object, and setup (AOL) object types in an archive set. The values specified here override the default values displayed in the Default Order field. Object types assigned a lower number are migrated before object types assigned higher numbers.

The highest number you can assign an object type is 999 and two object types can be assigned the same migration order number.

Default Order

(Oracle Applications only) For schema object, file object, and setup object types.

The default order in which objects of this type are migrated relative to other file object, schema object, and setup (AOL) object types in an archive set. These values are read-only and can be overridden by values in Migr. Order field.

Create Path on Migr.

(Oracle Applications only) For custom and generic file object types.

If selected, creates the file path of the object on the target environment prior to migrating the object.

Last Update
(Read Only)

The date and time this record was last updated

Updated By
(Read Only)

The user who last updated this record

In addition to the file type maintenance values common to all modules, generic and custom file types defined for Oracle Applications include the following maintenance values:

Custom Type
(Required Value)

Indicates the file type. Options include Predefined, Generic, Custom with Language, and Custom w/o Language.

For Web
(Required Value)

Indicates that the file type is managed within the Web partition of the Oracle file server

For Form
(Required Value)

Indicates that the file type is managed within the Form partition of the Oracle file server

For Db
(Required Value)

Indicates that the file type is managed within the Database partition of the Oracle file server

For Concurrent Mgr
(Required Value)

Indicates that the file type is managed within the Concurrent Manager partition of the Oracle file server

File Types for Oracle Applications

Stat supports different types of file objects for Oracle Applications. These include:

Predefined file types are proprietary, such as forms and reports, and cannot be modified
Generic file types are user-defined file types that exist outside the Oracle Applications file structure but which can still be archived and migrated.
Custom file types are user-defined file types that exist within or outside of the Oracle Applications file system. There are three types of Custom file types:
Custom with Prod file types that exist within the Oracle Applications file system and are associated with Products.
Custom with Prod/Lang file types that exist within the Oracle Applications file system and are associated with a Products and Language.
Custom file types that exist outside the Oracle Applications file system.

As with predefined file types, when a user adds a Custom with Prod/Lang file type object to a CSR, they are prompted to specify the object's product and language. With Custom with Prod file type objects, users are only prompted to specify the product.

When defining a custom file type, you can specify a set of commands that you want the Stat Oracle Agent to execute after migrating objects of that type to a selected environment.

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In the Custom Type field, do one of the following:
Select Custom with Prod to create a custom file type that is associated with a product.
Select Custom with Prod/Lang to create a custom file type that is associated with a product and language.
Select Custom to create a custom file type that is outside the Oracle Applications file structure.
NOTE: After you have defined a custom file type, you need to specify where files of this type are located. See the section Source File Locations for more information. Be aware that the value in the Custom Type field cannot be modified after source file locations have been set or after an object of that custom file type has been added to a CSR (e.g., a Custom with Prod file type cannot be changed to a Custom with Prod/Lang file type).

DB_CONNECTION

Refers to the AD_APPS_JDBC_URL variable for the environment. Edition Aware for R12.2.

LANGUAGE

Language associated with the file name being migrated

PRODUCT

Product associated with the file name being migrated

TARGET_APPLSYS_PASSWORD

APPLSYS password

TARGET_APPLSYS_USERNAME

APPLSYS user name

TARGET_APPS_PASSWORD

APPS password

TARGET_APPS_USERNAME

APPS user name

TARGET_DB_LISTENER_PORT

Port defined in the Environment Connection Maintenance

TARGET_DB_NAME

Database Name defined in the Environment Connection Maintenance

TARGET_ENV_CD

Environment Code defined in the Environment Connection Maintenance

TARGET_HOSTNAME

Host Name defined in the Environment Connection Maintenance

TARGET_OBJECT_NAME

The file name being migrated

TARGET_OBJECT_NAME_FULL_PATH

The full path of file name being migrated. Edition Aware for R12.2.

TARGET_OBJECT_NAME_FULL_PATH_NE

The full path of file name without extension. Edition Aware for R12.2.

TARGET_OBJECT_NAME_NE

The file name without extension

TARGET_SERVICE_NAME

Service Name defined in the Environment Connection Maintenance

TARGET_SYSTEM_PASSWORD

SYSTEM password

TWO_TASK

Refers to the TWO_TASK variable for the environment. Edition Aware for R12.2.

In addition to predefined parameters, you can also specify your own parameters, the values of which Stat retrieves from the stat.conf file. For example, if you use %%param1%%, you need to define the value for param1 in stat.conf as follows: <env>.env.PARAM1: <value for param1>. After defining a command, click Interpret to see how the command is interpreted by the client server.
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Click Ok or Apply.

You can define generic file types that you want to associate with a CSR, but which do not exist in an Oracle Applications environment. For example, you may want to manage on a CSR design and training documents, but these documents do not exist in any environment.

The following example illustrates how to create generic file types:

See the document, Stat Install Notes for more information on configuring the Stat Oracle Agent.

Source File Locations

After you have defined a file type, you need to specify where files of this type are located by selecting the file type and clicking File Location. This opens the File Locations window. Here you specify per environment the server and pathway where files of the selected type are stored. In this window you can also specify a different working directory for each user.

For Oracle Applications, you need to specify the source locations only for generic and custom file types. Remember that proprietary file types are managed by Stat automatically. The procedure for defining source locations is similar to that of PeopleSoft or generic applications, except instead of servers, you specify base directories.

The Source File Locations tab shows a list of all the active environments connected to Stat (as defined in the environment connection maintenance tables corresponding to the change management modules supported by Stat). For each environment, you can specify an unlimited number of source file locations. Source files can be located on different servers (base directories in Oracle Applications), or they can be located on the same server but in different file pathways.

When creating an archive set that includes a file object, Stat searches for the file in the first location you specified for the environment (for example, Path ID = 1). If the file is not there, Stat searches in the second location, and so on.

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Click New. Stat activates a new row in the Source File Locations tab.
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In the Environment field, select the environment in which you want to define a source file location.
In the Path ID field, Stat displays a unique ID number that it assigns to each source file location you define per environment. Path IDs determine the order in which file locations are searched during the file archive process. The path with the ID 1 is searched first, and so on.
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(Optional) Select Default Path if you want this to be the file type’s default source file location.
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Click Test Connection.
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Click OK or Apply to save your changes.
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