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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

Environment Info Table

When you click Environment Info, the Environment Info table appears in the right section of the tab page. This table displays information concerning versions of each object residing in each environment. Click the column headings to sort the rows of information in the Environment Info table.

The Environment Info table displays the following information:

Indicates if the object is locked or reserved for the particular environment. If the object is exclusively locked by this CSR then the Status column displays a lock icon. If the object is reserved for the particular environment then the column displays a reservation icon.

Indicates the class of object. Object classes include PeopleSoft proprietary, data, schema, and file.

Indicates the type of object.

Displays the name of the object. For a PeopleSoft proprietary object, this is usually the common identifier, such as the name of a page. In the case of a file object, such as a COBOL program, this is the file name.

The environment in which the object resides. For each file object in the CSR, the Environment Info table displays an additional row to represent the archiving and migrating activities in the user’s working directories. For these rows, the Environment column displays the value “Work.”

Indicates whether or not the object has been modified. For more information on this field, see CSR Object Documentation (PeopleSoft) .

Displays the user name of the Stat user assigned to the object and therefore has the lock on the object. This does not have to be the same user who owns the CSR, and it can vary by object and environment.

Indicates the current archive of the object in the specified environment. This value can come from the following types of activities:

For PeopleSoft proprietary objects, this column displays the name of the PeopleSoft environment that was the source of the object archive. For file objects, the column displays the environment as well as the exact file location from which the archive was taken.

The last date and time that changes were made to this object in Stat.

CSR Object Documentation (PeopleSoft)

Stat is an effective source of information about the changes made to an object, but only if they are properly documented. Many processes are automated by Stat, but it is still the responsibility of developers to document their changes.

All information pertinent to a change should be readily available from the CSR. There are several areas in a CSR where you can document your changes. For instance, you can document the reason for the change in the Description tab. The information entered in the Description tab can be standardized through the use of templates. Other places to store pertinent information, such as affected modules and technical specifications, are the Detail Logs tab, the Resolution tab, and the Task/Time tab. You can also add external documents like test scripts to a CSR by inserting hyperlinks.

The Object List Table

More object-specific information is documented in the Object List table of the Objects tab, which shows all objects associated with a CSR. The Object List table shows such information as the lock status and object type, the environment in which it is locked or reserved, the assigned user, and the date when it was last modified. You can also read any comments attached to an object and access migration paths.

To sort information in the Object List, click a column heading to have the rows sorted based on that column, or click Sort. This opens the Specify Sort Columns dialog window, in which you can specify a sort order based on multiple columns.

The Flag columns display various icons that represent various types of information about an object.

Object Locked

Indicates that the object is exclusively locked by this CSR. As long as this icon is displayed, no other CSR can have a lock on the same object.

Object Reserved

Indicates that the current CSR has a reservation for this object.

Comments

Indicates that the object has comments associated with it. Comments can be accessed by double-clicking on the icon.

Single Archive Indicator

Indicates that a copy of the object has been stored in an archive set. This snapshot serves as a backup of the object prior to making changes.

Subobject Indicator

For Record or Field objects, indicates the existence of subobjects associated with the object.

Stat-Provided Parent Object Indicator

For Record or Field objects, indicates that the object was added to the CSR by Stat automatically to serve as the parent object for orphaned subobjects added to a CSR though the Project Read Wizard.

Multiple Archives Indicator

Indicates that the object has been archived by multiple archive sets.

PeopleSoft Proprietary Object

Indicates that the object is a PeopleSoft proprietary object type.

File Object

Indicates that the object is a file object type.

Data Object

Indicates that the object is a data object type.

Schema Object

Indicates that the object is a schema object type.

Indicates the object class. Options include PeopleSoft proprietary, data, schema, and file.

Indicates the object type.

Indicates the name of the object. This is usually the common identifier for the object in PeopleSoft, such as the name of a page. In the case of a file type object, such as a COBOL program, this is the file name.

The PeopleSoft environment in which the object resides.

Indicates whether or not a locked object has been modified. Initially, the field displays the value PND prior to the Stat Central Agent locking the object and determining its modification status. This means that objects with a reservation always display the value PND. If for any reason the agent cannot add the object to the CSR, it returns a value ERR.

When a PeopleSoft proprietary object is added to a CSR, the Stat Central Agent attempts to determine if it has been modified since the last PeopleSoft stamp. The field displays four possible values, including No if the object has not been modified, Yes if it has, New if the object does not exist in one of the environments, and Unk if the agent cannot make a determination.

A file object has a modified status of Unk for each environment that contains the file objects in at least one of its source locations. For each environment that does not contain the file object in any of its source locations, the file object has a modified status of New. Data objects have the same modified values as file objects, meaning it displays the status Unk if it does exist in an environment and New if it does not exist.

Indicates the Stat user who has the lock on the object. This can be different from the user who owns the CSR, and it can vary by object and environment.

The last date and time that changes were made to this object in Stat, followed by the name of the user who made the changes. If the record was last modified by the Stat Central Agent, the user ID defaults to “SYSTEM.”

For PeopleSoft proprietary objects, the version number of the object when it was locked on the CSR. For schema objects, the last update date when it was locked on the CSR. Does not apply to data objects and file objects.

For PeopleSoft proprietary objects, the version number of the object when it was unlocked on the CSR. For schema objects, the last update date when it was unlocked on the CSR. Does not apply to data objects and file objects.

Object Comments

To open the Object Comments window, double-click on a selected object on the PeopleSoft CSR Object list or right-click and in the pop-up menu select Edit Comments.

In this window you can edit or add comments to an object. You should use this space to document the changes made, why they were made, and any other pertinent information. You can also cut, copy, and paste into this window. You can add comments up to 2,000 characters in length.

For objects that have been added via the Read CSR Wizard or the Read Project Wizard, Stat automatically inserts a comment noting the method by which the object was added, the source CSR or project, the date and time, and the user who performed the action.

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