Remember that when you edit an object, you are editing only the version of the object that exists in the particular environment you selected. The same object may exist in other environments, and these versions are not affected by any changes you make to the edited version. For example, a file object may exist in three different environments. Because you can edit only one version of the object at a time, the changes you make to the object in the one environment do not affect the versions in the other two environments. If you want all your environments to contain the same version of an object, you have to archive the object and then migrate it to each environment. For more information, see .
If you want to edit a file object associated with a CSR, you can open it directly from Stat with whichever program your operating system uses to open files of that type. When selecting a file object to edit, remember that you can choose from different versions of the same object. These include the versions that exist in users’ working directories as well as all the source file locations defined for any of the environments on the migration path of the CSR. However, because source file locations do not include drive information, Stat cannot open a file object from the same location in which it resides for a selected environment. Instead, Stat copies the file to the file download directory. For Windows 7/8 it's C:\Program Data\Quest Software\Stat\temp.
After adding objects to a CSR, you can use Stat’s object comparison tools to compare the definition of two objects or two versions of the same object. The object comparison tools can be used to compare objects in the following ways:
In the case of PeopleSoft proprietary objects and data objects, you can use the Object Comparison Wizard to compare two different objects as long as they are of the same object type. Also, for PeopleSoft proprietary objects and data objects that do not contain blob data, you can use the Object Merge Wizard to combine the two versions into a new object definition. The merged object definition is then automatically archived on a new Stat-generated archive set. This way, you can keep your PeopleSoft proprietary objects and data objects updated and synchronized across environments.
You can also use the Object Comparison Wizard to compare the scripts of PeopleCode objects. When comparing PeopleCode scripts, the wizard invokes CLI functionality to launch PeopleSoft, decodes the scripts and then compares the scripts as text-based objects, allowing you to quickly identify differences.
For file objects, you can use the File Comparison Tool to compare the contents of two file objects and easily identify differences. Like the Object Merge Wizard, this tool also enables you to merge the two 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.
The Archive Sets tab displays information pertaining to object development within PeopleSoft. From here, you can view information regarding all the environments in a migration path as well as create and migrate object archives. For more information, see .
This Archive Sets tab is divided in two sections. The left section is a tree view showing all of the possible groupings of the information that appears on the right section of the tab. The tree allows you to navigate through the objects associated with the CSR as well as all the archives created for the CSR.
The buttons located on the top of the tap page, Environment Info and Archive Sets, control what type of information you see in the right section of the tab. When you click Environment Info, the window displays object information. When you click Archive Sets, the window displays object archive information.
The highest-level tree node is the CSR node. When you select this node, all of the objects associated with the CSR appear in the Environment Info table. Second level tree nodes include All Objects, Migration Path, and Developers.
For PeopleSoft, the All Objects node sorts objects in the CSR by PeopleSoft proprietary object and file object types. When you select one of these nodes, the Environment Info table is filtered to show only objects of the selected type. For generic applications, this node includes all the file objects associated with the CSR.
The Migration Path node sorts objects by the environments on the migration path. The first node is the Base environment, the second is the Development environment, and the remaining nodes correspond to the additional environments on the migration path. When you select an environment node, the list shows the objects in that environment. The Developers node sorts objects according to their assigned developer. When you select a developer node, the list on the right shows only the objects assigned to that developer.
The Archive Sets button becomes activated when you select any object or developer tree node. If the Archive Sets toggle button is active and you select one these nodes, the Environment Info toggle button automatically becomes active. This is because archive set information is not specific to these nodes and therefore cannot be filtered.
Click Refresh to refresh the tree view if there are changes to the CSR, such as an object reassigned to a different developer or a newly added object.
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