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Stat 6.0 - User Guide

Introduction to Stat Connecting to Stat Change/Service Requests Stat Consoles Tasks and Time Entries Stat Projects Search Engines Reports and Graphs Personal Rules Object Tools and Wizards Change Management for PeopleSoft
Object Management (PeopleSoft) Object Archives (PeopleSoft) Object Migrations (PeopleSoft)
Change Management for Oracle Applications
Object Management (Oracle Applications) Patch Management Object Archives (Oracle Applications) Object Migrations (Oracle Applications)
Change Management for Generic Applications
Object Management (Generic Applications) Object Archives (Generic Applications) Object Migrations (Generic Applications)
Appendix: Troubleshooting Chart Appendix: Migration Options Appendix: User-Specific Parameters Appendix: Supported PeopleSoft Proprietary Objects Appendix: Stat Reports

Impact Wizard

When a developer modifies an object, sometimes other objects are affected unexpectedly or without your knowledge. Before any changes are made to an object, you can run the Impact Wizard to determine which object types might be affected and how many instances of these object types exist in selected environments.

The Impact Wizard can be run from a CSR, or from the Object Mgmt menu:

When run from the Object Mgmt menu, you must specify the change management module, the environment, the object type, and then the individual objects you want to run the wizard ‘against,’ after which you specify the object type(s) you want to run the wizard ‘on.’

Although you can run the Impact Wizard for all the object classes supported by Stat (PeopleSoft proprietary objects, file objects, data objects, and schema objects), the methods used by the wizard to return the list of possibly affected objects vary depending on the classification of the objects it is run ‘against’ vs. the classification of object types it is run ‘on’. The following table presents the 16 possible object class combinations and describes the impact analysis method used by the wizard for each. A description of
‘N/A’ means that no impact is possible between the object class the wizard is run ‘against’ and the object class it is run ‘on.’

PS Object

PS Object

Returns related objects (such as records and pages that reference fields)

PS Object

File Object

Searches for the string displayed in the Object Name column in the CSR's object list.

PS Object

Schema Object

N/A

PS Object

Data Object

N/A

File Object

PS Object

N/A

File Object

File Object

 

Searches for the Object Name string in the file, including the file extension

File Object

Schema Object

 

N/A if the file object is not marked as a ‘db script.’

If a file object is marked as a “db script”, it parses the script and returns schema objects referenced in script. If the objects returned from the script do not contain the schema owner, Stat finds the schema owner of the object by referencing the database that the impact is run against. If more than one schema owner has an object with the same name, the user is prompted to select the schema owner they want returned. Schema objects are stored in Stat with their schema owner.

File Object

Data Object

N/A

Schema Object

PS Object

N/A

Schema Object

File Object

 

String search all selected file object types for Schema Object name, returns all files that had a match

Schema Object

Schema Object

N/A

Schema Object

Data Object

N/A

Data Object

PS Object

N/A

Data Object

 

File Object

 

Searches for the string displayed in the Object Name column in the CSR's object list. This column is always a concatenation of the key fields separated by '-'

Data Object

Schema Object

N/A

Data Object

Data Object

N/A

In addition to the analysis methods detailed in the above table, keep in mind the following considerations when running the wizard:

When searching for impacts on file objects, the wizard temporarily copies files to the Log Destination Directory defined in the Stat User Options window. When the search is complete, the wizard deletes the files.

Running the Impact Wizard from a CSR

When you run the Impact Wizard from a CSR, you can only run it against objects that are associated with the CSR and contained in environments that are part of the CSR’s assigned migration path. When run from the Object Mgmt menu, you can run the wizard against any object type or environment. For more information, see the next section, Running the Impact Wizard from the Object Mgmt Menu .

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Depending on your target environment, click Advanced in the change management tab of the Change/Service Request window.
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Click Next>.
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(Optional) Select the Analyze impact on all objects on CSR option if you want the wizard to analyze the impact of all of the objects in your CSR.
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Select the object types you want analyzed in the search. Click Select All if you want the wizard to analyze the impact of your change on all object types. Click Select None to deselect all objects.
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(Optional) Select the Find any occurrence option if you want the wizard to return any object that references the name of the object.
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Click Next> to continue with the wizard. Click Finish if for some reason you want to exit the wizard.
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Click Next>.
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Click Next to see the report.
You can select single objects or you can use the <Shift> and <Ctrl> keys to select a range of objects. The wizard displays above the Finish button the number of objects you select. If you want to add all of the objects, click the Select All button. Then click Finish. The selected objects are added to the CSR.

Running the Impact Wizard from the Object Mgmt Menu

When you run the Impact Wizard from the Object Mgmt menu, you must specify the change management module, the environment, the object type and the individual objects you want to run the wizard against. You then specify the object type(s) you want to run the wizard on.

After you specify the search criteria you want, the wizard functions in the same manner as when it is run from a CSR, except that if the wizard identified any impacted objects, you can add the objects to any CSR you want (using the Search CSR Engine), or you can add them to a new CSR.

Object History Wizard

CSRs maintain a complete a history of all the changes made to the objects they are associated with. These changes are documented either in the Object Comments window, the Description, Detail Logs, and Resolution tabs, or in the objects themselves. With the Object History Wizard, you can view a history of these changes by conducting a search either by object type or by CSR:

The Object History Wizard is especially useful during an application upgrade:

To run the Object History Wizard, select Object Mgmt | Object History Wizard. By default, the wizard searches by object type, but whether you search by object type or by CSR, after returning the list of objects, the remaining steps of the wizard are identical.

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In the Search by field, select Object Type.
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In the Module field, select the change management support module in which you want to run the wizard.
Options include PeopleSoft, Oracle Applications, and Generic Applications.
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In the Environment field, select the environment that contains the object.
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In the Object Type field, select the object type.
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Click Next>.
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In the Search by field, select CSR.
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Click the Browse button (...) next to the Select CSR field.
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Click Next>.
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In the Service Domain field, select a service domain.
By default, the wizard searches all the service domains that you have access to. If you select this option, the Application Is and CSR Type Is options are disabled, since these items are service domain-specific.
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If searching by application, select the Application Is option. Then select the application.
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If searching by type of CSR, select the CSR Type Is option. Then select the type.
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Click Next>.
Show Default Search Results - select if you want to the view the default list of objects in the results
Show Object Comments in Search Results - select if you want to include any comments regarding the object in the results
Show only Objects with Related Custom Objects in Search Results - select if you only want to view objects that were used as the basis for custom objects in the results, along with the custom objects themselves
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Click Next>.
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