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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

Comparing Objects in Oracle Applications

The Object Compare Wizard can show differences that exist between setup or developer object types for Oracle Applications. After you select the source locations and the two setup or developer objects you want to compare (or the two versions of the same object), click Next. The wizard processes the request and in the next window compares the properties of the two objects. The left side of the window displays in a merged tree view the structural classes and entities of the two objects. When you select an entity, the right side of the window shows any differences that may exist between the two objects.

The icons and flags displayed in the tree view indicate whether differences exist between the objects. Also, you can use the action buttons to control how information is displayed in the window. The table below describes the icons and action buttons featured in the window.

Entities are equal.

Entities are equal Different

Classes are equal

Classes are different

Properties are equal

Property does not exist in object 1

Property does not exist in object 2

Properties are different

Button: Show all the entities

Button: Show different entities only

Button: Expand all the items in the tree view

Button: Collapse the tree view to the second level

When you double-click on a property in the tree view, the wizard opens the Text Comparison window, which shows in detail any differences that may exist between the properties shared between the two objects. The Text Compare window functions and behaves the same way as the File Compare Window, except without any merge capabilities. For more information the File Compare window, see the section, Comparing and Merging File and Schema Objects .

Comparing and Merging File and Schema Objects

You can use the File Comparison Tool to compare the contents of file and schema objects and easily identify differences. This tool also gives you the ability to merge the two file objects by overwriting sections of one file with sections of the other file. The newly merged versions can then be saved to the assigned developer’s working directory and later included in a new archive set.

In the File Comparison window, the contents of the two file or schema objects are displayed side by side separated by a center divider. Differences between the two versions are highlighted with color. The colors may be customized by the user. Using the default color values, the following occurs:

The tool finds lines of text that correspond to each other and does not depend solely on the line number.

The File Comparison toolbar provides one-click access to many tools and functions. The following sections describe the purpose of each toolbar button, grouped by function.

Use the following toolbar buttons to get the view of the text you want:

Show all text

Show differences only

Show major differences only

Show matching lines only

Use the following toolbar buttons to navigate though the text:

Show the next difference

Go to the previous difference

Go to a particular line number

Search for the first occurrence of text

Search for the next occurrence of text

Use the following toolbar buttons to modify selected lines of text:

Replace lines of text in the right-hand pane with that in the left

Replace lines of text in the left-hand pane with that in the right

Delete lines of text in the left-hand pane

Delete lines of text in the right-hand pane

Undo the last change

Use the following toolbar buttons to print and save information:

Create a differences report and send it to the printer, clipboard, or save as a file

Update the display

Save the changes

Save left version as and right version as

Use the following toolbar buttons to customize the File Comparison window:

Show/hide white spaces as tildes (~)

Show/hide the actual line numbers to the left of the code in each pane

Show/hide the thumbnail

Show/hide the character column comparison tool

You can modify your comparison rules to better tune the rules used by the text comparison engine. These options are available from the File Comparison rules dialog box.

Change the number of tab stops

Enter number for each tab in Columns

Change the number of lines in a block that must be the same for the two versions to be considered a match

Change the Initial Match Requirement setting

Change how many lines to go forward in the target to look for a match

Change the Skew Tolerance setting

Use recursion to improve the match between larger and smaller sections

Deselect the Suppress Recursion check box

Suppress minor differences

Select Ignore Minor Differences check box

You can customize the appearance of the text displayed in the File Comparison Tool window by setting the text and background colors.

Use a different color for text that is the same in both versions

Select a color from the Matching Text list

In lines of code that are otherwise different, use a different color for text that is the same

Select a color from the Similar Text list

Use a different color for text that differs between the two versions

Select option as Blank or Color

Use a different color for areas where there is missing text

Set Missing Text option as Color and click Select Color. Then select a color from the Color dialog box.

Turn off lines between different code blocks

Deselect the Horizontal Lines check box

Change the display font

Click the Font button and choose a font from the Font dialog box

Select text when using next text functions

Select the Normal Line Selection check box

Find differences but do not select the text

Select the Position Only check box

Change Management for PeopleSoft

Object Management (PeopleSoft)

Before Stat can interact with the objects in your PeopleSoft environments, it must first connect to those environments. For certain activities, such as editing or auto-migrating objects, it does this using the PeopleSoft Operator ID and password assigned to you for each environment. This allows Stat to access these environments and physically lock the objects you want to work with or open the object you want to edit. Your system administrator can specify your operator ID and password for each environment in the User Maintenance table, or you can do it yourself in the PeopleSoft Options window.

The PeopleSoft Options window displays a list of all the PeopleSoft environments defined in Stat that you can connect to. Here you can define a separate PeopleSoft operator ID and password for each environment.

In this window, you can also configure Stat to do the following:

If you want Stat to perform any of these tasks, you must specify both your PS Operator ID and password for the selected environment.

Staging databases and PeopleSoft environments are defined by system administrators in the PeopleSoft Environment Connection Maintenance table, which is described in the book, Stat System Administration, Chapter 4, “General Maintenance Tables.” Migration paths and distribution environments are defined by system administrators in the PeopleSoft Environment Migration Path Maintenance table, which is described in the book, Stat System Administration, Chapter 5, “Service Domain-Specific Maintenance.”

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Select User Options | PeopleSoft Options.
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Click the corresponding Enter Password button in the PS Password column.
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In the Change Password dialog box, enter the password in the New Password and Verify Password fields.
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Click OK.
A green checkmark icon appears to the right of the Enter Password button indicating that a password has been created.
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(Optional) Select CLI Open for any designated staging database.
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(Optional) Select CLI Auto-Migr for any environment designated in a migration path as either the target environment for staged objects and/or as a distribution environment.
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If you selected either CLI Open or CLI Auto-Migration, specify the directory of the user’s PS Tools executable in the PS Tools Directory field.
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