PeopleSoft Interview Questions and Answers
The main attributes of a Component Interface
Keys, Properties & Collections, Methods and Name
Which one of the following are standard properties
when a Component Interface (CI) is created?
With reference to the Component Interface Tester
which of the following is NOT TRUE?
GetExisting option is equivalent to opening a record in
Update/Display Mode only
Which of the following are TRUE when a Component
Interface (CI) is created on component that has Add
Get keys, Create keys and Find keys gets created
automaticallyThe Create method is created alongwith the
other Standard methods for the CI
Which of the following can be mapped as Find Keys for
a Component Interface ?
A OR b
Which of the following is NOT TRUE in Component
Interface (CI) Architecture?
A component interface can be mapped to multiple
The following are various steps that describes the peoplecode logic while implementing a Component
1.Establish a user session
2.Get the Component Interface
3.pulate the Create Keys
4.eate an Instance of the CI
5.pulate the required fields
6. Save the CI
Will Tuxedo continue to be used in a PeopleSoft/WebSphere
or PeopleSoft/WebLogic environment?
Yes. WebSphere or WebLogic are used as the HTTP server
and servlet engine. They are not used as middleware with
the PeopleSoft Application Server. Tuxedo is always used
with PIA, regardless of the HTTP server or Java servlet
Can a PeopleTools 8.4 and a PeopleTools 8.1x database
run on the same machine?
Yes, databases can co-exist on the same physical
machine. In most cases, thedatabases themselves can
exist within the same RDBMS, however, it isimportant to
verify that the database version required by PeopleTools
8.4 is thesame as for the current PeopleTools 8.1x
Can a PeopleTools 8.4 and a PeopleTools
8.1xapplication server run on the same machine?
Yes, both PeopleTools 8.4 and PeopleTools 8.1x
application servers can run ona single machine. It is
important to ensure that there are no port clashes
between the installations.
How does the PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal workwith
8.1x and 8.4 applications?
There are several scenarios that may exist when
customers use the PeopleSoftEnterprise Portal with a
mixture of 8.1x and 8.4 applications.
Specificinformation on the use of the PeopleSoft
Enterprise Portal in a blendedenvironment will be
available in a forthcoming white paper, which will
beavailable on Customer Connection.In general, the
recommendation is to use the PeopleSoft Enterprise
Portal 8.4with 8.1x and 8.4 applications, rather than an
For the servlet layer on the web server, what
version of the Java Servlet API are the PIA Java
Servlets coded to with PeopleTools 8.4?
The PIA Java servlets in PeopleTools 8.4 are coded to
JavaSoft's Java Servlet API 2.0 and are fully compatible
with Servlet API 2.2. It should be noted that the
PeopleSoft Internet Architecture is supported only on
the BEA WebLogic and WebSphere servlet engines.
IBM How should Web Application Servers be used with
PeopleTools 8.1x and PeopleTools 8.4?
The PeopleSoft Internet Architecture uses a web
application server and anHTTP server. PeopleTools 8.12
and above include both BEA WebLogic andApache with Jserv.
With PeopleTools 8.4, both BEA WebLogic and IBMWebSphere
are bundled. Apache with Jserv is no longer a supported
webapplication server combination. Customers can choose
which web applicationserver to run during installation
time.In a mixed PeopleTools 8.1x and 8.4 environment,
each PeopleTools installationshould have their own chain
of web application server and application
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these can be on the same machine. For example, a
PeopleTools 8.1xinstallation using Apache and Jserv
could reside on the same machine as aPeopleTools 8.4
installation using IBM WebSphere. Care should be taken
toensure that unique port numbers are assigned to each
Why did PeopleSoft bundle IBM WebSphere Advanced
Single Server Edition rather than Advanced Edition?
The Advanced Single Server Edition (AEs) of WebSphere
provides the same core J2EE and Web Services programming
model as the Advanced Edition (AE) with simplified
administration. In the AE version WebSphere uses DB2 or
other standard database to keep the configuration and
runtime information to support very large farm of
WebSphere servers. However, it is one more database to
install, administer and maintain. The AEs version does
not use the database and uses file based configuration
in a way that is similar to BEA WebLogic. PeopleSoft and
IBM WebSphere architects determined that AEs version
would satisfy the deployment requirements of PeopleSoft
customers and would make it easy for owning and
administering PeopleSoft Applications based on WebSphere.
Will the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture, now that
it embeds BEA WebLogic and IBM WebSphere, work with my
other corporate web servers and tools?
One of the core values of the PeopleTools development
group is investment protection. The time, money and
resources that you may have already invested in
licensing another web server, training developers and
administrators, building and deploying other web
applications will not be compromised by this decision.
How is this accomplished
Is BEA WebLogic the same thing as the web server
that was previously on the Tuxedo CD?
No. The web server that was delivered on the Tuxedo CD
has absolutely nothing to do with WebLogic. WebLogic is
a web application server that is designed for
large-scale production websites. The HTTP server on the
Tuxedo CD was only there to provide a mechanism for
launching the graphical Tuxedo administration console if
the Tuxedo administrator didn't already have a web
server in place. It was never intended for large-scale,
production website use — only for a system administrator or two.
Are disconnected mobile applications supported in
No. The PeopleSoft Mobile Agent architecture, which is
used to support disconnected mobile applications, is only
available in PeopleTools 8.4. The PeopleSoft Mobile Agent
is dependent upon certain core technologies that
were specifically developed for PeopleTools 8.4.
Is WebSphere certified on PeopleTools 8.1x?
No. IBM WebSphere is certified on PeopleTools 8.4 only.
Customer wishing to use IBM WebSphere with PeopleTools
8.1x may take advantage of an IBM WebSphere for early
adopters program, created and managed by IBM. Further
information about this program can be found in the
whitepaper The IBM WebSphere 8.1x Early Adopter Program.
Are there additional license requirements for IBM
Are there advantages or disadvantages to using BEA
WebLogic over IBM WebSphere or vice versa?
No. Both products are certified with PIA as of version
8.4 and work equally well. By offering both BEA WebLogic
and IBM WebSphere, we give our customers more choices
and flexibility to run PeopleSoft in their preferred
Is web server load balancing supported with PeopleTools 8.4?
Customers can set up clusters of BEA WebLogic or IBM
WebSphere servers to do web server load balancing. In
such scenarios, if an instance is down, requests are
automatically routed to another instance. For more
information on high availability and clustering with
WebLogic, WebSphere and other web servers.
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