Display Text Catalog on a PeopleSoft Page

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A new functionality in PeopleSoft is the ability to use Text Catalog instead of Message Catalog and display the text on the page. Some main advantages, as I’ve noticed, by using Text Catalog is the ability to use HTML and make text effective dated.

So, lets get right into it and see how is this done!

Navigate to Set Up HRMS > Common Definitions > Text Catalog and Notepad > Maintain Text Catalog then go ahead and create your text catalog that we will be using.

Open the page (in Application Designer) you would want the text to go on and go ahead and add an HTML area. Double click the added area and fill out the record and field name.

Now, right on the page and choose “View page PeopleCode”, then add the PeopleCode Below:

Declare Function GetSimpleText PeopleCode FUNCLIB_HR_DR.HR_DR_TEXT_FN FieldFormula;

/*get html text from the text catalog */
DERIVED_HR_DR.HR_DR_HTML0A = GetSimpleText(“Your_Message_Catalog_name");

Save and test your page online and you should see the text visible on the page!

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sathya's picture
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Re: Can we pass Bind Variable to Text Catalog?

Is it possible to pass Bind Variable to Text catalog, like we do in Message catalog?

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Text Catalog on a PeopleSoft Page

we are displaying the instructions in online page using text catalog, using the functin GetText in Peoplecode. we need to display some words alone in Bold, so we have used .... in that text catalog. but thats not reflecting. the whole instructions is coming in bold.
what could be the reason.. what is the solution for this.

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Re: Display Text Catalog on a PeopleSoft Page

Your bold HTML tag might not be closed. Are you sure you have your html tags correct?

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Re: Display Text Catalog on a PeopleSoft Page

How are you tracking changes made to the text catalog? Are you allowing users to maintain the catalog or is this still in the technical domain. How do you identify changes to the text catalog during maintenenace since this is not a comparable object?

Theresa Garrison
James Madison University

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Re: Display Text Catalog on a PeopleSoft Page

Theresa, I was on an HR upgrade project at the time (2007) and as I far as i know, text catalogs was maintained by customers. I don't think they tracked or logged changes made to them.

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Re: Display Text Catalog on a PeopleSoft Page

another crap made by oracle

How do you migrate this shit ?
Datamover ? wonderfull

Be happy they destroy a good tool, make new things, but never finish the job, so you have to do it by hand, and it gives you a "wonderfull" job ....

fucking oracle.

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Re: Display Text Catalog on a PeopleSoft Page

The text shows up on the main page but how do I display the text on the direct reports page ?

Thanks