PeopleTools Tables (Where the MetaData is Stored)


I heavily utilize the Tools tables for reporting, object-oriented programming, and speeding up development tasks. Here’s a list of ones that I have used in some fashion or another…

Also see the SQL Project Items List via SQL which utilizes many of these tables to pull all objects and details about the objects included in your PeopleSoft project.

Application Engine Meta Data:          Tables holding Application Engine Meta Data for the AE, Section, Steps and SQL.
Change Control:                        Tables holding PeopleTools project change history and current locks on Tools objects.
Component Interface Meta Data:         Tables holding Component Interface Meta Data.
Component Meta Data:                   Tables holding Component Meta Data.
Field Meta Data:                       Tables holding PeopleTools Field information.
Field Values for Tools Tables:         Find field values for the following RECORD.FIELDNAME:
                                       PSPROJECTITEM.OBJECTTYPE, PSPROJECTITEM.UPGRADEACTION, PSPROJECTITEM.SOURCESTATUS,
                                       PSRECDEFN.RECTYPE, PSDBFIELD.FIELDTYPE, PSPNLFIELD.FIELDTYPE, PSSQLDEFN.SQLTYPE
File Layout Definitions:               Tables holding File Layout Segment and Field definitions.
HTML & Image Meta Data:                Tables holding HTML and Image Meta Data.
Menu Meta Data:                        Tables holding Menu Meta Data.
Message Catalog:                       Tables holding Message Catalog Entries.
Page Meta Data:                        Tables holding Page Meta Data.
PeopleCode Meta Data:                  Tables holding PeopleCode Meta Data.
Portal (Structure and Content):        Tables holding portal content references and permission lists authorized.
Process Scheduler Information:         Tables holding the process and job definitions along with information
                                       necessary to run a process.
Project Meta Data:                     Table holding PeopleTools project information (all objects in the project).
Query Tables:                          Tables holding individual query Meta Data.
Record Meta Data:                      Tables holding Record Meta Data including fields, field type, indexes, and tablespace.
Security Information:                  Tables holding Security Information.
SQL Definitions:                       Tables holding SQL Object definitions.
Tree Manager:                          Tables holding Tree Manager Meta Data .
User Profile & Security:               Tables holding User Profile information including Primary Permission lists,
                                       Roles, email addresses, etc.
Workflow:                              Tables holding Workflow Meta Data for Business Processes, Activies, Events,
                                       and workflow items needing to be worked.
XLAT - Translate Values:               Tables holding Translate Values for individual fields.

 

Application Engine Meta Data

PSAEAPPLDEFN

AE header record; 1 row per app engine

PSAEAPPLSTATE

AE state records (shows which one is the default)

PSAEAPPLTEMPTBL

AE temp tables assigned

PSAESECTDEFN

AE sections: public or private

PSAESECTDTLDEFN

AE section: descriptions, market, DB Type, EFFDT, EFF_STATUS, and auto commit

PSAESTEPDEFN

AE steps within section: description, market, DB Type, EFFDT, EFF_STATUS

PSAESTMTDEFN

AE actions within AE step: Step type (SQL, Do Select, etc.) with SQLID. See SQL Definitions for how to pull the SQL

PSAESTEPMSGDEFN

AE message (parameters in each step)

AEREQUESTPARM

AE request parameters table behind the AE run control page.

Find All Records Referenced in App Engine

1. Find the Temp Records (TAO) that are used:

SELECT RECNAME FROM PSAEAPPLTEMPTBL WHERE AE_APPLID = 'MY_APP_ENGINE_NAME'

2. If there are records, find the number of instances:

SELECT TEMPTBLINSTANCES FROM PSAEAPPLDEFN WHERE AE_APPLID = 'MY_APP_ENGINE_NAME'

3. For each table found in step 1, create as many instances as step 2 indicates.
For example, step 1 returns record MY_AE_TEMP_TAO. The SQL executed below gives me a count of 4.
Therefore, I have 5 tables that could be used in my Application Engine: PS_MY_AE_TEMP_TAO, PS_MY_AE_TEMP_TAO1, PS_MY_AE_TEMP_TAO2, PS_MY_AE_TEMP_TAO3, PS_MY_AE_TEMP_TAO4

4. Retrieve all the App Engine SQL:

SELECT SQLTEXT FROM PSAESTMTDEFN AE, PSSQLTEXTDEFN S WHERE AE.AE_APPLID = 'MY_APP_ENGINE_NAME' AND S.SQLID = AE.SQLID
ORDER BY AE.SQLID, S.SEQNUM

5. Visually break apart all the SQL statements to list the tables referenced in the App Engine.

6. Review all App Engine PeopleCode to see if any references to outside tables.

 

Change Control

PSCHGCTLHIST

History of PeopleTools objects locked with OPRID, project name, incident, and description

PSCHGCTLLOCK

Current PeopleTools objects locked with OPRID, project name, incident, and description

 

Component Interface Meta Data

PSBCDEFN

Component Interface header record; one row for each component interface

PSBCITEM

One row for each property on the component interface

 

Component Meta Data

PSPNLGRPDEFN

Component header flags, description, and component search records.

PSPNLGROUP

All pages in a component

 

Field Meta Data

Also see Project Items List via SQL for an example of how these tables can be utilized.

PSDBFIELD

Lists PeopleSoft fields and the field characteristics

FIELDTYPE Definitions
0 = Character
1 = Long Character
2 = Number
3 = Signed Number
4 = Date
5 = Time
6 = Date Time
8 = Image
9 = Image Reference
PSDBFLDLABL

Lists the field labels with DEFAULT_LABEL = 1 being the default label

PSXLATITEM

Lists Translate Values

PSFMTITEM

Lists field formats

 

Field Values for Tools Tables

Also see Project Items List via SQL for an example of how these tables can be utilized.

PSPROJECTITEM

PSPROJECTITEM.OBJECTTYPE
0 = Record
1 = Index
2 = Field
3 = Field Format
4 = Translate Value
5 = Page
6 = Menu
7 = Component
8 = Record PeopleCode
9 = Menu PeopleCode
10 = Query
11 = Tree Structure
12 = Tree
13 = Access Group
14 = Color
15 = Style
16 = Business Process Map
17 = Business Process
18 = Activity
19 = Role
20 = Process Definition
21 = Process Server Definition
22 = Process Type Definition
23 = Process Job Definition
24 = Process Recurrence Definition
25 = Message Catalog
26 = Dimension
27 = Cube Definition
28 = Cube Instance Definition
29 = Business Interlink
30 = SQL Object
           Check value of OBJECTVALUE2
           0 = SQL Object
           1 = App Engine SQL
           2 = Record View SQL
           5 = Query for DDAUDIT or SYSAUDIT
           6 = App Engine XML SQL
31 = File Layout
32 = Component Interface
33 = Application Engine Program
34 = Application Engine Section
35 = Message Node
36 = Message Channel
37 = Message
38 = Approval rule set
39 = Message PeopleCode
40 = Subscription PeopleCode
41 = N/A
42 = Component Interface PeopleCode
43 = Application Engine PeopleCode
44 = Page PeopleCode
45 = Page Field PeopleCode
46 = Component PeopleCode
47 = Component Record PeopleCode
48 = Component Record Field PeopleCode
49 = Image
50 = Style sheet
51 = HTML
52 = Not used
53 = Permission List
54 = Portal Registry Definitions
55 = Portal Registry Structure
56 = URL Definitions
57 = Application Packages
58 = Application Package PeopleCode
59 = Portal Registry User Homepage
60 = Problem Type
61 = Archive Templates
62 = XSLT
63 = Portal Registry User Favorite
64 = Mobile Page
65 = Relationships
66 = Component Interface Property PeopleCode
67 = Optimization Models
68 = File References
69 = File Type Codes
70 = Archive Object Definitions
71 = Archive Templates (Type 2)
72 = Diagnostic Plug In
73 = Analytic Model
79 = Service
80 = Service Operation
81 = Service Operation Handler
82 = Service Operation Version
83 = Service Operation Routing
84 = Info Broker Queues
85 = XLMP Template Definition
86 = XLMP Report Definition
87 = XMLP File Definition
88 = XMPL Data Source Definition
PSPROJECTITEM.UPGRADEACTION
0 = Copy
1 = Delete
2 = None
3 = CopyProp
PSPROJECTITEM.SOURCESTATUS
0 = Unknown
1 = Absent
2 = Changed
3 = Unchanged
4 = *Changed
5 = *Unchanged
6 = Same


PSRECDEFN

PSRECDEFN.RECTYPE
0 = SQL Table in DB
1 = SQL View in DB
2 = Derived/Work Record
3 = SubRecord
5 = Dynamic View
6 = Query View
7 = Temporary Table

PSDBFIELD

PSDBFIELD.FIELDTYPE
0 = Character
1 = Long Character
2 = Number
3 = Signed Number
4 = Date
5 = Time
6 = Date Time
8 = Image
9 = Image Reference

PSPNLFIELD

PSPNLFIELD.FIELDTYPE
0 = Label
1 = Frame
2 = Group Box
3 = Static Image
4 = Edit Box
5 = Drop-Down List Box
6 = Long Edit Box
7 = Check Box
8 = Radio Button
9 = Image
10 = Scroll Bar
11 = Subpage
12 = Push Button/Hyperlink - Destination: PeopleCode Command
13 = Push Button/Hyperlink – Destination: Scroll Action
14 = Push Button/Hyperlink – Destination: Toolbar Action
15 = Push Button/Hyperlink – Destination: External Link
16 = Push Button/Hyperlink – Destination: Internal Link (Transfer)
17 = Push Button/Hyperlink – Destination: Process (AE, etc.)
18 = Secondary Page Button
19 = Grid
20 = Tree
21 = Push Button/Hyperlink - Destination: Secondary Page
22 = N/A
23 = Horizontal Rule
24 = Tab Separator (in a grid)
25 = HTML Area
26 = Push Button/Hyperlink – Destination: Prompt Action
27 = Scroll Area
30 = Chart
31 = Push Button/Hyperlink – Destination: Instant Messaging Action
32 = Analytic Grid

PSSQLDEFN

PSSQLDEFN.SQLTYPE
0 = SQL Object
1 = App Engine SQL
2 = Record View SQL
5 = Query for DDAUDIT or SYSAUDIT
6 = App Engine XML SQL

 

File Layout Definitions

PSFLDDEFN

Header record for File Layout

PSFLDSEGDEFN

Stores the segments for each layout

PSFLDFIELDDEFN

Stores the individual file fields for the segment

 

HTML & Image Meta Data

PSPNLHTMLAREA

Static HTML Areas on Pages with the HTMLValue

PSCONTDEFN

HTML & Image header record; last update time, etc.

PSCONTENT

HTML & Image storage

 

Menu Meta Data

PSMENUDEFN

Menu header table

PSMENUITEM

Menu Items

 

Message Catalog

PSMSGSETDEFN

Message Catalog header

PSMSGCATDEFN

Message Catalogs entries

Previous PeopleSoft message catalog tables:
PS_MESSAGE_SET_TBL
PS_MESSAGE_CATALOG

 

Page Meta Data

PSPNLDEFN

Page header table holding the field count, size, style, and description of the page

PSPNLFIELD

Lists all objects on the page

PSPNLFIELD.FIELDTYPE
0 = Label
1 = Frame
2 = Group Box
3 = Static Image
4 = Edit Box
5 = Drop-Down List Box
6 = Long Edit Box
7 = Check Box
8 = Radio Button
9 = Image
10 = Scroll Bar
11 = Subpage
12 = Push Button/Hyperlink - Destination: PeopleCode Command
13 = Push Button/Hyperlink – Destination: Scroll Action
14 = Push Button/Hyperlink – Destination: Toolbar Action
15 = Push Button/Hyperlink – Destination: External Link
16 = Push Button/Hyperlink – Destination: Internal Link (Transfer)
17 = Push Button/Hyperlink – Destination: Process (AE, etc.)
18 = Secondary Page Button
19 = Grid
20 = Tree
21 = Push Button/Hyperlink - Destination: Secondary Page
22 = N/A
23 = Horizontal Rule
24 = Tab Separator (in a grid)
25 = HTML Area
26 = Push Button/Hyperlink – Destination: Prompt Action
27 = Scroll Area
30 = Chart
31 = Push Button/Hyperlink – Destination: Instant Messaging Action
32 = Analytic Grid

 

PeopleCode Meta Data

PSPCMPROG

Stores the PeopleCode, LASTUPDOPRID and LASTUPDDTTM. The PeopleCode is stored in a binary format, and cannot be read by normal SQL. You can use a Java program to extract the code if necessary. Read more about this at: peoplesofttipster.com

PSPCMNAME

PeopleCode Reference table. This table lists all the PeopleSoft objects (FIELD, RECORD, SQL, etc.) that are referenced. For example, if you are about to make a change to a field, you can find everywhere in the system that it is referenced by using this table.

 

Portal (Structure and Content)

PSPRSMATTR

Portal Attribute Table

PSPRSMDEFN

Content References and Folders

PORTAL_PRNTOBJNAME = Parent Folder
PORTAL_OBJNAME     = Content Reference Name
PORTAL_URI_SEG1    = Component Menu
PORTAL_URI_SEG3    = Market
PORTAL_URI_SEG2    = Component
PSPRUHTABPGLT

Portal User HP Tab Pagelet

PSPRSMPERM

Shows the permission lists that are assigned to a portal registry structure (content reference). The permission list name is under field PORTAL_PERMNAME

 

Process Scheduler Information

Process Scheduler Setup

PS_PRCSDEFN

Process Definition header with descriptions, server options, override options, and destination options

PS_PRCSDEFNGRP

Permission Lists authorized to use this process

PS_PRCSDEFNPNL

Components from which this process can be called

PS_PRCSMUTUALEXCL

Lists processes that cannot run at the same time to prevent data corruption, deadlocks, etc.

PS_PRCSDEFNCNTDIST

List roles or users to distribute process output

PS_PRCSDEFNXFER

List page that user will be sent to following a successful process completion

PS_PRCSDEFNNOTIFY

Process completion notification via email (on Error, Warning, Success)

PS_PRCSDEFNMESSAGE

Message to be sent during notify (from Message Catalog, custom text)

PS_PRCSJOBDEFN

Job header with description and runtime characteristics (run mode, priority, etc.)

PS_PRCSJOBITEM

Processes that will run for each Job

PS_PRCSJOBPNL

Components from which this job can be called.

PS_PRCSJOBCNTDIST

Job output Distribution List via email

PS_PRCSJOBNOTIFY

Job completion notification via email (on Error, Warning, Success)

PS_PRCSJOBMESSAGE

Message to be sent during notify (from Message Catalog, custom text)

 

Process Scheduler Transaction Records

PSPRCSRQST

Process Request Instance detail

PSPRCSPARMS

Process request parameters

PSPRCSQUE

Process request Queue

PSPRCSRQSTTEXT

Process Request Text

PS_CDM_LIST

Content Distribution Manager List

PS_CDM_AUTH

Content Distribution Manager List – User Access (Who can view output)

 

Process Scheduler Timings

BAT_TIMINGS_LOG
BAT_TIMINGS_DTL
BAT_TIMINGS_FN

See this link for great information on timings see this article at peoplesofttipster.com

 

Project Meta Data

Also see Project Items List via SQL for an example of how these tables can be utilized.

PSPROJECTDEFN

Project header table (Short & Long Project Description fields)

PSPROJECTITEM

Objects in the project

PSPROJECTITEM.OBJECTTYPE
0 AND RECTYPE FROM PSRECDEFN WHERE RECNAME = OBJECTVALUE1
      0 = Record
      1 = View
      2 = Work Record
      3 = Sub Record
      5 = Dynamic View
      6 = Query View
      7 = Temporary Table
1 = Index
2 = Field
3 = Field Format
4 = Translate Value
5 = Page
6 = Menu
7 = Component
8 = Record PeopleCode
9 = Menu PeopleCode
10 = Query
11 = Tree Structure
12 = Tree
13 = Access Group
14 = Color
15 = Style
16 = Business Process Map
17 = Business Process
18 = Activity
19 = Role
20 = Process Definition
21 = Process Server Definition
22 = Process Type Definition
23 = Process Job Definition
24 = Process Recurrence Definition
25 = Message Catalog
26 = Dimension
27 = Cube Definition
28 = Cube Instance Definition
29 = Business Interlink
30 AND WHEN OBJECTVALUE2 = 0 THEN SQL Object
       WHEN OBJECTVALUE2 = 1 THEN App Engine SQL
       WHEN OBJECTVALUE2 = 2 THEN Record View SQL
       WHEN OBJECTVALUE2 = 5 THEN Query for DDAUDIT or SYSAUDIT
       WHEN OBJECTVALUE2 = 6 THEN App Engine XML SQL
31 = File Layout
32 = Component Interface
33 = Application Engine Program
34 = Application Engine Section
35 = Message Node
36 = Message Channel
37 = Message
38 = Approval rule set
39 = Message PeopleCode
40 = Subscription PeopleCode
41 = N/A
42 = Component Interface PeopleCode
43 = Application Engine PeopleCode
44 = Page PeopleCode
45 = Page Field PeopleCode
46 = Component PeopleCode
47 = Component Record PeopleCode
48 = Component Record Field PeopleCode
49 = Image
50 = Style sheet
51 = HTML
52 = Not used
53 = Permission List
54 = Portal Registry Definitions
55 = Portal Registry Structure
56 = URL Definitions
57 = Application Packages
58 = Application Package PeopleCode
59 = Portal Registry User Homepage
60 = Problem Type
61 = Archive Templates
62 = XSLT
63 = Portal Registry User Favorite
64 = Mobile Page
65 = Relationships
66 = Component Interface Property PeopleCode
67 = Optimization Models
68 = File References
69 = File Type Codes
70 = Archive Object Definitions
71 = Archive Templates - Type 2
72 = Diagnostic Plug In
73 = Analytic Model
79 = Service
80 = Service Operation
81 = Service Operation Handler
82 = Service Operation Ver
83 = Service Operation Routing
84 = Info Broker Queues
85 = XLMP Template Definition
86 = XLMP Report Definition
87 = XMLP File Definition
88 = XMLP Data Source Definition

 

Query Tables

PSQRYDEFN

Query header information

PSQRYFIELD

Displays all fields used in the SELECT clause (COLUMNNUM = 1) and fields used in the WHERE clause (COLUMNNUM = 0)

PSQRYCRITERIA

Displays all fields used in the WHERE clause. You can get the name of the fields by joining PSQRYCRITERIA.LCRTFLDNUM to PSQRYFIELD.FLDNUM

PSQRYEXPR

Stores query expressions (PSQRYCRITERIA.R1CRTEXPNUM to PSQRYEXPR.EXPNUM or PSQRYFIELD.FLDEXPNUM to PSQRYEXPR.EXPNUM)

PSQRYBIND

Stores query bind variable definition

PSQRYRECORD

Stores all records used in all aspects of query creation (SELNUM > 1 when in a subquery)

PSQRYSELECT

Stores query and subquery relationships along with record and field counts

PSQRYEXECLOG

Query run time log table that stores (only 8.4x and higher)

PSQRYSTATS

Query run time statistics table such as count of query execution, and date time of last execution (only in 8.4x and higher).

 

Record Meta Data

Also see Project Items List via SQL for an example of how these tables can be utilized.
 

PSRECDEFN

Record header table. Tracks number of fields and number of indexes in record along with descriptions

PSRECDEFN.RECTYPE
0 = SQL Table in DB
1 = SQL View in DB
2 = Derived/Work Record
3 = Sub Record
5 = Dynamic View
6 = Query View
7 = Temporary Table
PSRECFIELD

Fields in the record (subrecord fields are not listed) along with field order, field defaults, edit tables

PSRECFIELDALL

All fields in the record, including subrecord fields

PSINDEXDEFN

Contains 1 row per index defined for a record

PSKEYDEFN

Contains all fields that make up the index, and their position in the key structure

PSTBLSPCCAT

Lists available tablespace

PSRECTBLSPC

DB Name and tablespace allocated for a SQL record

 

Security Information

PSAUTHITEM

What Permission Lists have access to a page, and what are authorized actions?

SELECT CLASSID, MENUNAME, BARNAME, BARITEMNAME, PNLITEMNAME, DECODE(DISPLAYONLY, 0, 'N', 1, 'Y') AS "Display Only",
CASE AUTHORIZEDACTIONS
    WHEN 1 THEN 'Add'
    WHEN 2 THEN 'Update/Display'
    WHEN 3 THEN 'Add, Update/Display'
    WHEN 4 THEN 'Update/Display All'
    WHEN 5 THEN 'Add, Update/Display All'
    WHEN 6 THEN 'Update/Display, Update/Display All'
    WHEN 7 THEN 'Add, Update/Display, Update/Display All'
    WHEN 8 THEN 'Correction'
    WHEN 9 THEN 'Add, Correction'
    WHEN 10 THEN 'Update/Display, Correction'
    WHEN 11 THEN 'Add, Update/Display, Correction'
    WHEN 12 THEN 'Update/Display All, Correction'
    WHEN 13 THEN 'Add, Update/Display All, Correction'
    WHEN 14 THEN 'Update/Display, Update/Display All, Correction'
    WHEN 15 THEN 'Add, Update/Display, Update/Display All, Correction'
    ELSE 'SPECIAL' END AS "Authorized Actions",
AUTHORIZEDACTIONS
FROM PSAUTHITEM
PSAUTHBUSCOMP

What Permission List has access to a component interface?

SELECT CLASSID FROM PSAUTHBUSCOMP WHERE BCNAME = 'MY_COMPONENT_INTERFACE'
PSCLASSDEFN

Permission List header table

PSPRSMPERM

Portal Structure Permissions

PSROLECLASS

Permission Lists in roles

PSROLEDEFN

Role header table

 

SQL Definitions

PSSQLDEFN

Header record for all SQL from views and application engine

PSSQLTEXTDEFN

Stores the SQL definition

PSSQLDESCR

Stores SQL objects descriptions, market, DB Type, and EFFDT

 

Tree Manager

PSTREEDEFN

Tree Definition and Properties

PSTREENODE

Folders and records (nodes of the tree/tree node type)

PSTREEBRANCH

Tree Branch

PSTREELEAF

Tree Leaf

PSTREELEVEL

Tree Level

 

User Profile & Security

PSOPRDEFN

User ID header table: User Name, email, Primary & Row security permission lists

PS_ROLEXLATOPR

Workflow Routing Preferences; email; workflow attributes

PSUSEREMAIL

Users email

PSROLEUSER

OPRID (Roleuser) and Roles granted

PSOPRCLS

OPRID and associated Permission lists

 

Workflow

Meta Data

PSBUSPROCDEFN

Business Process Header

PSACTIVITYDEFN

Activity Header

PSBUSPROCITEM

Activity items in each activity

PSEVENTDEFN

Event items in each activity

PS_APPR_RULE_DETL

Approval rule definition details

PS_APPR_RULE_FIELD

Approval rule definition route control

PS_APPR_RULE_AMT

Approval rule amounts

PS_RTE_CNTL_LN

Route control profile line

PS_RTE_CNTL_RUSER

RoleUser route control profiles

PS_RTE_CNTL_TYPE

Route control type

PS_RTE_CNTL_HDR

Routing control type header

 

Transaction Record

PSWORKLIST

Lists worklist entries by event and OPRID

 

XLAT – Translate Values

PSXLATITEM

Stores field translate values (PeopleSoft version 8.4 and above)

XLATTABLE

Stores field translate values (PeopleSoft version prior to 8.4)

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