What's Changed in PPM 9.54

This section highlights what's changed in 9.54 that requires your attention before the upgrade.

Sever configuration parameters

The following parameters behave differently in PPM 9.54.

Parameter In 9.54 Before 9.54

Using the Server Configuration Utility to Modify Server Configuration Parameters

  • true: Enables the use of PPM mobile web client new UI
  • false: Enables the use of PPM mobile web client legacy UI
  • true: Enables the use of PPM mobile web client
  • false: Disables the use of PPM mobile web client
Using the Server Configuration Utility to Modify Server Configuration Parameters Valid values: FTP, SCP, SCP2JSch Valid values: FTP, SCP

 

Access Grants

The following out-of-the-box security groups include more access grants.

Security Group Added Access Grants
(REFERENCE) PPM Administrator
  • View Services Schedules
  • Edit Services Schedules
  • Server Tools: Execute File Browser
  • Server Tools: Restart/Shutdown Server from Administration Console
PPM All Access Grants
  • Server Tools: Execute File Browser
  • Assign Resources to Unrequested Read-only Positions
  • Run Position Finder
  • Edit All Time Sheets
  • View All Time Sheets Info
  • Lock Time Sheets
  • Server Tools: Restart/Shutdown Server from Administration Console

Menu

If the availability of a menu item is controlled by a server parameter, when the PPM administrator changes the parameter value, the change is no longer immediately reflected on the menu. In order to make the change take effect on the menu, either of the following should be done:

  • The currently logged-in users log out.
  • The PPM administrator flushes the usermenu cache.

Example: The menu "Manage Global Strategic Themes" is only available when the PPM administrator enables the parameter ENABLE_STRATEGIC_THEMES. If the administrator disables it, the menu does not disappear immediately. The menu disappears only after the currently logged-in users log out or the administrator flushes the usermenu cache.

PPM now has the following menu items controlled by server parameters.

Menu Label Controlled by Parameter
Search Request Drafts ALLOW_SAVE_REQUEST_DRAFT
  • Lock Time Sheets (OPEN)
  • Unlock Time Sheets (OPEN)
LOCK_TIMESHEET_ENABLED
  • Manage Business Objectives (OPEN)
  • Create Business Objective (OPEN)
  • Business Objectives (SEARCH)
  • Business Objective (CREATE)
ENABLE_BUSINESS_OBJECTIVES
View Connection Correlation ENABLE_CONNECTION_CORRELATION
Manage Global Strategic Themes (OPEN) ENABLE_STRATEGIC_THEMES
  • Entities
  • Application
  • Transformation Proposal
  • Survey Request
APM_ENABLED
Exceptions LOG_EXCEPTIONS_TO_DB

Dashboard

Resource Pool List portlet

The portlet used to show disabled resource pools. In 9.54, it does not show disabled resource pools by default. That's because a new filter "Enabled Resource Pools Only" is added in the portlet preferences, and it is set to "Yes" by default.

PPM-Agile integration

PPM-JIRA request integration

If you already mapped a PPM field to JIRA's field "Priority" before 9.54, after the upgrade to 9.54, you should delete the field mapping and remap "Priority" with a PPM field.

Platform

Grant privilege of DBMS_CRYPTO

PPM 9.54 uses DBMS_CRYPTO.HASH to generate hash code for reference codes of entity types (such as request type, report type, and datasource). When PPM starts, it first checks whether the PPM schema has the privilege of executing DBMS_CRYPTO. If not, PPM cannot start with an error.

To grant privilege of DBMS_CRYPTO, ask your DBA to run the following command:

GRANT EXECUTE ON DBMS_CRYPTO to <ppm_schema>

JMS

JMS service changes for standalone PPM. Previously, JMS service opens in localhost. In 954, it changes to LOCAL_IP (defined by RMI_URL)

REST API

PPM 9.54 does validation check when you use REST APIs to do the following:

  • Submit a new time sheet

    You cannot submit a time sheet if it includes a completed task, a task upon which your work is marked as 100%, or a task whose total hours is negative.

  • Update an existing time sheet

    You cannot submit a time sheet if it includes a completed task, a task upon which your work is marked as 100%, or a task whose total hours is negative.

  • Get suggested work items

    It does not return the following tasks:

    • Your work on the tasks is marked as 100%
    • The tasks are complete and time is no longer allowed to be logged on them, as specified by the parameter TM_CANNOT_ADD_ASSIGNMENT_COMPLETE_TASK.

Hotfix deployment

  • kDeploy.sh supports new command-line options: -f, -nv, -validate, -debug.
  • Hotfix information is stored in new tables:

    • PPM_HOTFIX_LIST : records hotfix general information and status
    • PPM_HOTFIX_FILE_LIST : records hotfix files information
    • PPM_HOTFIX_ACTION_AUDIT : records the operations for each hotfix, like deploy or un-deploy
  • Hotfix deployment supports system file changes only. It does not support SQL changes.

For details, see kDeploy.sh.