Category: Fields

Searching with USEEDIT

Because many of the record properties are hidden in the Bit Map field USEEDIT, it is hard to search for properties.  If you are on Oracle, here’s some SQL that might help…

This SQL lists all of the fields with their properties broken out of that field:

[sourcecode language=”SQL”]SELECT FIELDNAME,
       USEEDIT,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 1)         KEY,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 2)         DUP_KEY,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 4)         SYS_MAINT,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 8)         AUDIT_ADD,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 16)        ALT_SEARCH_KEY,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 32)        LIST_BOX_ITEM,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 64)        ASCENDING_KEY,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 128)       AUDIT_CHANGE,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 256)       REQUIRED,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 512)       XLAT,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 1024)      AUDIT_DEL,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 2048)      SEARCH_KEY,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 4096)      EDIT_REASONABLE_DATE,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 8192)      EDIT_YES_NO,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 16384)     EDIT_PROMPT_TABLE,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 32768)     AUTO_UPDATE,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 65536)     BIT65536,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 131072)    BIT131072,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 262144)    FROM_SEARCH,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 524288)    TO_SEARCH,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 1048576)   EDIT_BINARY,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 2097152)   DISABLE_ADV_SEARCH,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 4194304)   REGULAR_FIELD,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 8388608)   DEFAULT_SEARCH_FIELD,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 16777216)  BIT16777216,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 33554432)  SEARCH_EDIT_KEYS,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 67108864)  BIT67108864,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 134217728) BIT134217728,
       Bitand(USEEDIT, 268435456) BIT268435456
FROM   PSRECFIELDALL
WHERE  RECNAME = ‘JOB’; [/sourcecode]

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Search for a Field with Translates

I was looking for an “Internal/External” field.  I wanted a field already built that had two translate values: “E” and “I”.  This SQL did the trick:

[sourcecode language=”sql”]SELECT A.FIELDNAME,
A.XLATLONGNAME,
B.XLATLONGNAME,
A.XLATSHORTNAME,
B.XLATSHORTNAME
FROM   PSXLATITEM A,
PSXLATITEM B
WHERE  A.FIELDNAME = B.FIELDNAME
AND A.FIELDVALUE = ‘E’
AND B.FIELDVALUE = ‘I’
AND Upper(A.XLATLONGNAME) LIKE ‘EXT%’
AND NOT EXISTS (SELECT ‘X’
FROM   PSXLATITEM C
WHERE  A.FIELDNAME = C.FIELDNAME
AND C.FIELDVALUE NOT IN ( ‘E’, ‘I’ )) [/sourcecode]

I found the INTERNAL_EXTERNAL field, which works just perfect for me.

Experiments with Project Compares

Just recently, a question came up about customizing just a label.  So, I thought I would run a little experiment, and confirm how project compares work.

My plan is to go through compares and give a good background to how project compares work as well.

The actual question was: can you add a label to a delivered field without customizing the entire field.  I have seen how you can add just a label to a project, and the thought is to migrate just the label so that the field stays uncustomized.

So, here it goes…

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Record Type Values

Here are the values for the RECTYPE field in the table that stores the information about the records in PeopleSoft: PSRECDEFN.  Here are what the values mean:

  • 0 = SQL Table
  • 1 = SQL View
  • 2 = Work Record
  • 3 = Subrecord
  • 5 = Dynamic View
  • 6 = Query View
  • 7 = Temp Table

For example, you can do something like this to find all the tables that have the OPRID field:

SELECT A.RECNAME
FROM PSRECDEFN A, PSRECFIELDALL B
WHERE A.RECNAME = B.RECNAME
AND A.RECTYPE = 0
AND B.FIELDNAME = 'OPRID'

See the PeopleTools Tables for more information.

Querying the Component

Here are some queries to find things out about the component.

This one is a simple list of all the fields in the component (doesn’t take into account subpages, etc):

SELECT CP.PNLGRPNAME, CP.MARKET, CP.DESCR,
           CPG.PNLNAME, CPG.ITEMLABEL,
           PG.DESCR,
           PGF.FIELDTYPE, PGF.LBLTEXT, PGF.RECNAME, PGF.FIELDNAME
FROM PSPNLGRPDEFN CP,
         PSPNLGROUP CPG,
         PSPNLDEFN PG,
         PSPNLFIELD PGF
WHERE CP.PNLGRPNAME = 'JOB_DATA'
     AND CP.MARKET = 'GBL'
    AND CP.PNLGRPNAME = CPG.PNLGRPNAME
    AND CP.MARKET = CP.MARKET
    AND PG.PNLNAME = CPG.PNLNAME
    AND PGF.PNLNAME = PG.PNLNAME;

This one shows just the records involved:

SELECT DISTINCT CP.PNLGRPNAME, CP.MARKET, CP.DESCR,  PGF.RECNAME, R.RECDESCR, R.RECTYPE
FROM PSPNLGRPDEFN CP,
         PSPNLGROUP CPG,
         PSPNLDEFN PG,
         PSPNLFIELD PGF,
         PSRECDEFN R
WHERE CP.PNLGRPNAME = 'JOB_DATA'
     AND CP.MARKET = 'GBL'
    AND CP.PNLGRPNAME = CPG.PNLGRPNAME
    AND CP.MARKET = CP.MARKET
    AND PG.PNLNAME = CPG.PNLNAME
    AND PGF.PNLNAME = PG.PNLNAME
    AND PGF.RECNAME = R.RECNAME;

I hope this helps.

PeopleTools Tip: Searching for Records

You can find records that contain a specific field with the find definition references tool in App Designer, but what if you want to know what record contains field1 and field2?

You can go to the database to file that answer:

SELECT A.RECNAME
FROM PSRECFIELDALL A, PSRECFIELDALL B
WHERE A.RECNAME = B.RECNAME
AND A.FIELDNAME = ‘FIELD1’
AND B.FIELDNAME = ‘FIELD2’