Related-Content-Service-Framework | PeopleSoft

Related Content Service Framework | PeopleSoft

 

What is Related Content Service Framework?

The PeopleSoft Related Content Framework enables linking application pages with contextually relevant collaborative content. In simple terms, Related Content Service Framework allows the extension of a transaction without customizing the component, and also allows the user to perform more actions, and tasks, and to see related information without leaving the transaction. Brings additional, supplemental information into the transaction in a bottom or side frame. Related content services are ideal for scenarios when the user wants to access two pages at same time, or some display only information like Help instructions etc.,

 

Some of the Business Benefits:

  • Users can quickly access all the required information in one place without any additional effort.
  • Related Content Service is easy to configure, no development work will be required so less maintenance.
  • Additional supplemental information helps increase performance.
  • Related information from two different Databases can be viewed from one page making it easy to perform tasks.
  • Very Secure- uses the same PeopleSoft Security as the application transaction.

 

Sample Business Purpose/ Example:

  • Any document related to the page can be displayed as related content.
    • ¬†Example: Staffing Company can get the timesheet document as related content to timesheet entry page.
  • For training in the learning and development module, the corresponding training material can be placed as related content.
  • Reports/ Graphical representation (Charts) of data can be displayed as related content.
  • Complex Edit rules of a page can be given as document (External documentation) in related content frame.

 

1. Development Process of the Related Content Service

Defining the Related Content Service. To define a related Content Service

 

Navigation: Main Menu -> People Tools -> Portal -> Related Content Service -> Define Related Service

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There are 7 different types of services that can be created:

 

  • An application class: When People code needs to be run to execute business logic.
  • Non-PeopleSoft service Type: Accesses any non-PeopleSoft pages, external content, or services.
  • Component as service Type: Component can be from the local PeopleSoft system or from a remote PeopleSoft system.
  • Embeddable Pagelet service Type: It is used to define a PeopleSoft Pagelet wizard created embeddable pagelet to be used as a service.
  • OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition) Pagelet: It is used to define a PeopleSoft Pagelet wizard-created OBIEE data source-based pagelet to be used as a service.
  • PeopleSoft Query service Type: It is used to access PeopleSoft Query definitions. The query results can also be filtered based on the query definition and the parameters that it requires.
  • PeopleSoft Script: It can be used in situations in which a script has been used to develop the application functionality based on PeopleSoft data or non-PeopleSoft data, such as stock quotes or weather information.

 

2. Manage Related Service Definition:

After assigning the related service definition to a PeopleSoft component, user can configure the related content service and related actions. Service parameters, security, layout etc., can be defined.

 

Navigation: Main Menu > People Tools > Portal > Related Content Service > Manage Related Content Service > Configure Related Content Page.

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After implementing these steps, the related content service will be displayed in the component to which it is attached to.

To implement the related content services, we need to configure the web profile with the Authentication and local node needs to be authenticated with a Password.

 

Limitations of Related Content:

Some of the limitations of the related content would be we cannot handle the dynamic pages as related content services. A related Content service does not support a language-sensitive field to be used as a service parameter.

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