Datamover Export and Import PeopleSoft

There are quite a few techniques available in PeopleSoft to export and import the table from the database, one of which is Datamover.
Data Mover Export
set log C:\EXPORT.log;                                                  — Place where log file is maintained
set output C:\QC146tabdmp.dat;                             — This is the place where the exported data is stored.
export FO_CSF_FIELD;                                                —  Table that needs to be exported.
export RS_SO_HDR;
export CA_BI_DRIVER4;
Data Mover Import
set log C:\IMPORT.log;                                              — Place where log file is maintained
set input C:\QC146tabdmp.dat;                             — This is the place where the exported data is retrieved.
import FO_CSF_FIELD;                                             —  Table that needs to be imported from the .dat file.
import RS_SO_HDR;
import CA_BI_DRIVER;
Note: PeopleSoft DataMover stores the exported file in as encrypted binary file and it cannot be reused in any other way, you can only use Datamover to export and import the dat file which the DataMover generates.

How to configure/setup PeopleSoft Core HRMS

Organization Master Data Setup

After the initial installation settings are done, the first step in configuring the application for an organisation is to Set-Up the Organisational Master Data. This data is also referred as Foundation Data.

The following organizational data will be setup:

  • Company
  • Business Unit & Set IDs
  • Locations
  • Departments
  • Job Master Data


With Set ID’s definition it is possible to control what a business unit can access within a table, as they are used to restrict or grant access to different data in a single table thereby allowing table set sharing. In Xyz Company, each LOB (Line of business) maintain separate department, designation etc. SetID will be created for each line of business so that each LOB can view respective data.

Navigation: People Tools >Utilities >Administration> TableSet IDs
Business Units

The Business Units are logical organizational entities, determinant on many control tables, which are a way of tracking specific business information for reporting and for data collection. InXyz Company, business unit will be created for each LOB.

Navigation: Set Up HRMS> Foundation Tables >Organization> Business Unit


The purpose of the Company table is to define organization’s legal business entities.
In PeopleSoft length of company field is 3 characters.

The Companies are created in Company component, divided in 4 pages

  • Company Location
  • Default Settings
  • Phones
  • Rules Definition

Navigation: Set Up HRMS> Foundation Tables >Organization >Company

Company– Location tab

Company is defined with code, the effective date from which it exists, short and long description of the company and the address. It can be associated with the Location, if it was already set up, and the corresponding set ID.

PeopleSoft allows 3 characters for Company code. Also, the EFFDT can be set for all companies as ’01-01-1900’ to avoid any data discrepancies.
Company– Default Settings tab

This page is used to specify default company information, like regulatory region and currency code. The values can be overridden at job level. Payroll for North America will be ignored, as well as the linked fields.

Company– Phones tab:
This page can be used to define the company’s industry (type of industry and industry sector) and the phone numbers of the company, like business, fax, etc.

Company– Rules Definition tab:

This page can be used to define the decimal precision for Full-Time Equivalency, so the purpose is to enter the number of decimal positions that the system will use to calculate FTE. FTE is used for calculating the employees pay on basis of hours worked. This feature will not be required for DB.


The purpose of establishing Locations in PeopleSoft application is to clearly identify physical local place where the employees work.

PeopleSoft Locations would be mapped with the actual Xyz Company office locations. For each location the default holiday-schedule will also be specified.

Navigation: Set Up HRMS >Foundation Tables >Organization > Location

Location – Location Address tab

This  page is used to record the Location description, address, phone/Fax, building, floor, country, etc.

Location – Location Profile tab

This page is used to store the location profile information, such as:

  • Salary Default – The Setid and Salary plan will be used to default the salary information
  • Regulatory Region or Region
  • Holiday Schedule – a code defined with the specific holidays of the Location
  • Division – linked with the location

Each Line of Business shares the Locations and thus, one setid will be created for each Line of Business. If a location is common for State and Corporate Office or State and Unit Office a different location code will be configured to enable accurate data security. The list of locations will be finalized in Steering.

Sub-Location : The purpose of establishing Sub Locations in PeopleSoft application is to clearly identify physical local place where the employees work.
PeopleSoft Sub Locations would be mapped with the actual Xyz Company


The Departments are an important definition of the organizational structure. Based on the Department, the Location code, company and manager ID can be defaulted at the worker level. Xyz Company has currently many Departments/Verticals such as Finance and Accounts, HR, Editorial etc. These departments can be mapped to PeopleSoft departments. These departments typically have parent level department or verticals. Each vertical will have respective corporate head, state heads and unit heads.

Navigation: Set Up HRMS> Foundation Tables> Organization> Departments

Departments – Profile
In this page, Manager Type can be used to define the Manager ID or Manager’s Position number of the department. Since Xyz Company has departments centrally organized, thus, this feature will not be used.

The department/verticals in Xyx Company are listed in the table below.

SNO            Line of Business       Department Code                Department Description
1                   XXXX0                                  100                                                 Actuary
2                   XXXX0                                 120                                                  Admn
3                   XXXX0                                 140                                                  Claims
4                   XXXX0                                 160                                                  Corporate

 Department Tree

In PeopleSoft, Department tree will be built representing the department level hierarchy. It can also be used for governing the data security access but currently Xyz will use Location based data security access.

Navigation: Tree Manager> Tree Manager

Note: Whenever a new department needs to be added to the system, it should be done through the department tree. It is essential to do this to maintain the integrity between the department table and the department tree.

 Job Codes

Xyz Company maintains Designations and Salary grades for an employee. The designation can be mapped to PeopleSoft Job Code. Job Code has standard hours, work period, compensation frequency etc.
Navigation: Set Up HRMS> Foundation Tables>Job Attributes> Job Code Table

 Job Family: It categorizes a job code into a more general grouping. For example, a trust analyst and an operations analyst into a job family called Analyst.

The other tabs such as Evaluation Criteria, Market Pay Match, Default and Non-Base Compensation are used mainly for Compensation and will not be configured in DB.

The table below depicts the Static Positions in Xyz company that will be configured in PeopleSoft.

Job Code           Description
ACT001             Head and Appointed Actuary
ACT002            Manager – Actuary
ACT003            Acturial Mgr (Analytics)
ACT004            Deputy Manager-Actuary
ACT005           Asst Mgr – Actuary


Indian Rupees i.e. INR will be the base currency for Xyz Company HRMS system.

Navigation: Set UP HRMS> Foundation Tables >Currency and Market Rates> Currency Code

Salary Plan
Salary Plans define salary components and default values for the components
Navigation: Set Up HRMS > Product Related> Compensation> Base Compensation >Salary Plan

Salary Grade and Step

Xyz Company hires employees in one of the following grades :
Navigation: Set Up HRMS> Product Related> Compensation> Base Compensation> Salary Grade

Set ID     Salary Administration Plan       Salary Grade         Description
XXXX0     S01                                                                AMG                              Assistant Manager
XXXX0     S01                                                                AVP                              Associate Vice President
XXXX0     S01                                                                CEO                               Chief Executive Officer
XXXX0     S01                                                                DCO                               Deputy CEO
XXXX0     S01                                                                DMG                             Deputy Manager
XXXX0     S01                                                                EXA                              Executive Assistant

Salary Grade – Salary Step: One default Salary step will be created for mapping in Job Data

Comp Rate Code
Comp Rate code represents different components of salary such as basic salary, HRA etc.
Navigation: Set Up HRMS> Foundation Tables> Compensation Rules> Rate Code Class Table

Joining Checklist

Employee’s documents such as education details, experience certificate etc. are verified by HR at the time of joining. HR verifies these documents and employee details against a checklist. The same checklist can be configured in PeopleSoft through following pages.
Navigation: Set Up HRMS > Common Definitions> Checklists>Checklist Items
Navigation: Set Up HRMS>  Common Definitions> Checklists> Checklist
Action/ Action Reason

During an employee’s life cycle in an organization, various activities such as Promotion, Transfer etc. can happen. To record these events, Personnel action and action reasons can be created in PeopleSoft.
Navigation: Set Up HRMS> Product Related> Workforce Administration >Actions

Navigation: Set Up HRMS> Product Related> Workforce Administration >Action Reasons

Following is the list of Actions that is delivered in PeopleSoft.

S.No.         Actions                            Action Reason
1                    Hiring                                    HIR
2                   Promotion                           PRO
3                   Transfer                                XFR
4                   Pay Rate Change               PAY
5                   Data Change                       DTA
6                   Leave of Absence            LOA
7                  Paid Leave of Absence   PLA
8                   Rehire                                   REH
9                  Retirement                          RET
10               Termination                        TDL

Address Type
Different address types such as Home, Business etc. can be defined at Address Type page.

Navigation: Set Up HRMS> Foundation Tables> Personal Address Type

Note: Address type that is not required can be removed.

National ID Type

National ID types such as PAN number, Voter ID Card can be defined here along with display format.

Navigation:  Set Up HRMS> Foundation Tables> Personal> National ID Type


List of banks used across Xyx Company for employee payroll processing can be configured here.

Navigation: Set Up HRMS >Common Definitions> Banking >Banks

Bank – Branch Tab:

In this page, IFSC code can be mapped to Bank Identifier Code. A custom field will be created for MICR code.

Employee Class
Employee Class will be used to differentiate the level of employee – Unit, State or Corporate.
Navigation: Set Up HRMS Product Related Workforce Administration Labor Administration Employee Class

Three Employee Classes will be configured – Unit, State and Corporate Employee. Employee Class will be assigned in the Job Data of the employee.

Content Items

The academic degrees, Responsibilities (For Editorial), Competencies, Honors and awards etc are defined in the following component. The degree is defined as a content type and the various degrees are referred as the content items of content type degree.

Navigation: Set Up HRMS > Product Related >Profile Management> Content Catalog >Content Items

How PeopleSoft Applications are tested during an Implementation

                         Once the developement is completed the Developer will do unit testing and he/she will be sending out a request to the Migration team to migrate the project to the respective testing environment, say UAT environment.
Generally, UAT will be performed by the Business/ Users / Vendor who are specialized in that particular domain.
Before all the testing starts, the testing team will analyse the product and create a test design for the module/product, based on the Business Requirement Document(BRD) given by the client, and based on the Functional Requirement Specification Document(FRSM), which basically will be created by the Development Team.
Soon after the real testing starts.
Smoke test is generally performed first with few number of test cases in each product to verify the application is ready for the testing. As a practice, testers will test some 10 to 15 % of the total test cases that they have designed. Tester may rise defect if they come across any and the developer will fix it immediately.
Comprehensive testing is a place where the each and every field and functionalities of the application/ product will be tested by the testing team. say 100% of the test cases will be tested by the them. In the course of the testing, if they find any defect they will immediately rise an issue and the development team will fix it in a short span of time.
So, at the end of the comprehensive round the product will come to a shape.
Regression testing is the final round of testing to make sure the product is a fool-proof, This testing will always be done in the code freeze environment, the developer will have no access to the environment in the mean time. Testing team will take some 60% of the test cases that they have tested in the comprehensive round.
In worst case, if the testing team come across any defect then they will rise it with a show stopper and issues will be addressed with a high priority. Now regression will be done to make sure that the code change doesn’t have any impact.
Some critical test cases will be taken for final sanity round and then the product will be given to user for UAT signoff and testing.