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Monday, 4 November 2013

Branding your PeopleSoft 9.2 Application

All set to upgrade your application to PeopleSoft release 9.2? The one mandatory step which most of the customers does when they implement a PeopleSoft application is personalizing or branding the application with the company logos and styles. PeopleSoft administers must be aware of incorporating all the non-PeopleSoft stuff with the PeopleSoft applications.

Now with the combination of PeopleSoft 9.2 and PeopleTools 8.53, branding the application to your company specific needs has became a simpler task. PeopleTools is delivering an online page which helps in uploading your organization specific Logo’s, StyleSheets, HTML sub pages and Javascripts. Yes, with this you no longer need to login to the servers and administer the profiles. Your application can be customized or branded from within the application itself.

All you need to do is, with administrator access log in to PeopleSoft and navigate to

PeopleTools > Portal > Branding > Branding Objects

You will get 4 tabs to upload your custom HTML code, Javascript Code, Style Sheet Code and Images.

For instance to upload the image, go to the image tab and click on Upload Image Object hyperlink.

This will bring up a modal page to enter the details of the logo.

If you are using the default style sheet, it is recommended that you use the image name which is same as the default image name (as shown above). For custom style sheets, the image name depends on how you defined it. Be careful when you give the name, if there already exists an object with the same name, then the file you are planning to upload will replace the existing object.

Once you upload and save, you are almost done. Check your portal and see if the changes are reflected there. If it is not reflected, then clear your AppServer, WebServer and WebBrowser caches and try again.

Similar to uploading the logo, you can apply other brandings such as HTML to display the password expiry text, JavaScript to control other LogoOn validations, StyleSheets to change the color, text and other themes. You can upload the scripts in their respective tabs.

Similar to branding your overall portal experience, PeopleSoft now allows you to customize your PeopleSoft pagelets to show your custom icons and styles. Branding the pagelets is also similar to branding the application. You can find the page to brand your pagelet in the same folder as you do for the portal (i.e. PeopleTools > Portal > Branding ). To read more about branding, refer PeopleBooks corresponding chapter.


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