Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Integration Network Utilities in PeopleTools 8.54

The new integration features available in PeopleTools 8.54 include better support for REST services and the new Integration Network WorkCenter. There are plenty of things to test and eventually use that may be of interest of anyone upgrading to this PeopleTools release. However, today I will focus on two simple but quite handy utilities:

Saving Gateway Metadata

There is a new functionality that saves the configuration file in the database for future use or deployment on other gateway instances.

It has happened to me a couple of times that I did redeploy of PIA that reset the configuration file to the default version. Ok, it wasn't very clever of me, as I could easily take a backup of the file before doing the redeploy, but this save to database button seems easier to use than navigating through the endless PIA directory structure.

Node Lockdown

Another handy feature that allows us to block certain attributes of Nodes, so they are not overwritten when performing an Application Designer project copy.

The page used to lock the attributes is the following:

You just need to pick which attributes should be locked and for which nodes.

Both seem nice and useful utilities delivered by PeopleTools 8.54. I hope you also find them of interest.


Gagan said...

This seems very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

Neeraj Kholiya said...

Thanks Javier :) .. Any post on step by step guide for VM copy installation in MAC :) ...