Defining Process Types



  1. Begin by navigating to the Process Type Definitions search page.


    Click the PeopleTools link.

    Step 1
  2. Click the Process Types link.

    Step 2
  3. The PeopleSoft application delivers process type definitions. Therefore, if you are adding a new process definition, you may be able to associate it with an existing process type rather than having to add a new one.


    Click the Search button.

    Step 3
  4. You must define a process type for each database and operating system platform on which you want processes to run.

    Step 4
  5. Select the Process Type you want to view.


    Select Application Engine for NT/Win2000 on Oracle database.


    Click an entry in the Process Type column.

    Step 5
  6. Use the Type Definition page to enter or update global definitions for processes.

    Step 6
  7. The Command Line indicates the executable program based on the generic process type that is selected.


    Enclose local (client) environment strings within a single pair of percent signs, for example, %TOOLBIN%. Enclose all server environment strings within a double pair of percent signs, for example, %%TOOLBIN%%.

    Step 7
  8. Parameter List indicates the string of command line variables that are passed to the program.

    Step 8
  9. Working Directory indicates the directory containing the database drivers.


    The working directory is applicable only to the client and Microsoft Windows servers. 

    Step 9
  10. Output Destination indicates the output destination for this process type. This setting is used for any process definition with an output destination source of Process Type, meaning that the process uses the values in the process type definition to determine where to send the output.

    Step 10
  11. Restart Enabled is used to enable a process request to be restarted from Process Monitor. Restarting is allowed only if the user or class of users can currently update a request (Cancel or Delete).


    The parameter list for the failed request is modified to append the current process instance before the request is assigned a new instance and reinserted with a status of Queued. All date and time stamps and runtime variables are reset, as appropriate.


    Note. If this check box is selected and the request fails, the status is No Success-not Error.

    Step 11
  12. Click the Type Definition Options tab.

    Step 12
  13. The Type Definitions Options page is necessary only if you are using an OS390 operating system for the database.

    Step 13

You have completed the Defining Process Types procedure.

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