How to Edit PTIBUpgrade.DMS

While upgrading PeopleTools, one of the steps you have to go through is running this PTIBUpgrade Data Mover script.  It took me a bit to figure out what the values are for the script.

This ITToolbox Thread helped a little bit.

There are 3 values that you have to change in this script.  These are the values that I used:

  • Specified Default User ID: PSEM
  • Specified Default Service Namespace: <your login URL or:>
  • Default Permission List: PTPT1000

The namespace is the option that confused me the most.  According to PeopleBooks, “The namespace field on the Service pages provides qualification for attributes and elements within a WSDL document.  The value defined in the Service Namespace field in the Service Configuration page is used as the default service namespace on the Services page. The default value is”

If you have better suggestions for the values to use, please comment!



3 thoughts on “How to Edit PTIBUpgrade.DMS

  1. Hi Stephen,

    Am a HR professional and would like to learn Peoplesoft. I have tried to find some resources online but could get the info.

    I Basically want to install Peoplesoft on my system can you please let me know how to do it and where to find the software. And also self learn People soft HCM Module. More on the functional side as I am not from the software background.

    Will you be able to help me out in this regard.

    It would be of great help.



  2. Roopa,

    Some of the articles on my blog might help a little. The “Virtual PeopleSoft Installation” is a start:

    Even though it is an upgrade, the PeopleTools 8.51 upgrade may help:

    Unfortunately, the install process is very technical. There are a lot of pieces that you have to install and get working together.

    Oracle does offer some preinstalled virtual machines called templates, but even those take some technical work to get up and running.

    All of the software you can download either from Oracle’s website or from Unless you have a license for Microsoft’s SQL Server, you will want to use the Oracle database. You will need at least 2GB of RAM, but 4GB is better. I would allow 100GB of hard drive space, but you can probably make it work in 50GB. I have yet to make a full Linux install work, so you will at least need Windows installed somewhere. Therefore, I would install PeopleSoft fully on Windows.

    This probably isn’t the answer you want to hear, but the bright side is that I have met many a functional person who has come to the technical world. So, you can do it if you are willing to put the effort into it. In my opinion, going through an install will help you understand the functional world even better and give you skills that make you more valuable even if you never do another install!

    Hope that helps,


  3. Hello Stephen,
    I realize it’s a bit late on this one, sorry for that.
    What’s your source Peopletools version ?
    According to the Oracle Peopletools upgrade guide (, you should not have been prompted for that step (if I’m not wrong the entire step 4.17 – page 61) since it is only for upgrading a database source running on Peopletools 8.47 and earlier.


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