Submitting Process Requests



  1. Begin by navigating to the System Process Request search page.


    Click the PeopleTools link.

    Step 1
  2. Click the System Process Request link.

    Step 2
  3. A Run Control ID is an identifier that, when paired with your user ID, uniquely identifies the process you are running. The Run Control ID defines parameters that are used when a process is run. This ensures that when a process runs in the background, the system does not prompt you for additional values.

    Step 3
  4. The Run Control ID is used as a key (with a user ID) for records that contain the parameters that a process needs at runtime. Storing the parameters in a table that the process can query using the run control ID and user ID enables the process to run without user intervention. Run control IDs are stored in a minimum of two tables: an application run control table and the Tools Run Control table (PSPRCSRQST). You can examine the PS_PRCSRUNCNTL table as a sample application run control table.


    The PeopleTools Run Control table stores information that is required by PeopleSoft Process Scheduler, such as output type, format, distribution, file dependency, and destination.


    The application run control table stores information that is required to run a process, such as the from date, department ID, employee ID, and so on. All application run control tables are keyed by user ID and run control ID.

    Step 4
  5. You can run this report/process by searching for an existing Run Control ID or you can add a new value. Creating a Run Control ID that is relevant to the report/process may help you remember it for future use.


    Click the Add a New Value tab.

    Step 5
  6. Run Control IDs are product-specific. See your PeopleSoft product documentation for details on the run control IDs that you will be using. Oracle recommends that you use alphanumeric characters when possible because some special characters may cause conflicts with some products.


    Enter the desired information into the Run Control ID field. Enter

     a valid value

    Step 6
  7. Click the Add button.

    Step 7
  8. The Process Request Dialog page shows the run control ID that you selected or added for submitting your process request. It also includes links to Report Manager and Process Monitor so that you can check the progress of your job and view its content immediately after it is posted.

    Step 8
  9. The Process Request Dialog page has two additional pages that show your options for submitting requests if you do not run the process from the browser:


    The Component Interface page enables you to run the process from a component.


    The ProcessRequest PeopleCode page enables you to run the process using PeopleCode.

    Step 9
  10. Click the Run button to access the Process Scheduler Request page.


    Click the Run button.

    Step 10
  11. The Process Scheduler Request page enables you to specify variables, such as where a process runs and in what format the process output is generated.

    Step 11
  12. Use the Server Name field to identify the server on which this the report/process will run.


    If you leave the server name blank, the default server is used.


    If you use the same Run Control ID for subsequent processes, the server name that you last used will be the default in this field.

    Step 12
  13. Select a job or process from the Process List column. You can select multiple jobs and processes.


    Click the Data Designer/Database Audit option.

    Step 13
  14. An output type that is selected for a process at the process definition level overwrites the output type, and the output type drop-down list box becomes unavailable.


    An output type that is selected for a job at the main job level carries through to the job items. An output type that is selected for individual job items overwrites the output type that is entered for the parent job.


    Output type for an XML Publisher report is set at the report definition level. Options set at that level may render the output type drop-down list box unavailable.

    Step 14
  15. Use the Type field to select the output type from the available options for that process.


    Click the Type field list.

    Step 15
  16. Output Types associated with the process are listed.


    Click the Web list item.

    Step 16
  17. Use the Format field to define the output format for the report. The values depend upon the process type you have selected. In this example, the default value is PDF.


    Click the Format drop-down list.

    Step 17
  18. Available formats for this process are listed.


    Click the HTM list item.

    Step 18
  19. Use the scrollbar to access the bottom of the page.


    Click the vertical scrollbar.

    Step 19
  20. Use the OK button to submit the selected processes.


    Click the OK button.

    Step 20
  21. A process instance number is assigned.

    Step 21

You have completed the Submitting a Process Request procedure.

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