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Project Partners Blog Author:
Sachin Gupta |Oracle Primavera Solution Architect  Application Integration Specialist

Primavera Data Service (PDS) is a new free offering for P6 and Unifier cloud customer to enable and use. It exposes a set of endpoints that enables extraction of data from application database. It uses data service endpoints to discover which database tables and columns are accessible and then run queries against them. It provides read only access to data. It is available to both new and existing cloud customers.

Primavera Data Service can be used to read data from cloud environment. Data can be extracted in CSV file format or it can be stored in local database. Once the data is extracted, either in CSV file or stored in local database, reports and dashboard can be built on such data. The complete process to read the data using PDS and writing it to local database or CSV file can be automated. It can be run at pre-determined time or ad-hoc basis based on the requirement.

Primavera Data Service uses JavaScript Object Notation. JSON, is an open-standard file format or data interchange format that uses human-readable text to transmit data objects consisting of attribute–value pairs and array data types (or any other serializable value) – Through JSON Applications, PDS makes use of RESTful end points to access the cloud database.

Primavera Data Service provide read only access to the following for P6 EPPM:

  • SELECT privileges on all P6 tables (including PX tables) except ADMIN_CONFIG, BRE_REGISTRY, PREFER, PUBUSER, SETTINGS, and tables that start with DLT, DR$ and MDRT_.
  • For granted tables, synonyms use the same name as the table.
  • Views for PXRPTUSER (ds_p6reportuser config is used to access these views).

Note that this data need to be extracted periodically to keep it current, although it will still not be real time but good for data analysis and generating month end reports using tools like Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, etc.

For real time data, P6 web services can be used. P6 web services can read and write data and can be used for integration where as PDS can only be used to read data.

Limitation:

  1. The data service cannot be used to read BLOB or CLOB fields.
  2. Complex SQL queries cannot be written to extract data.
  3. API does not support queries using LIKE and IN conditions.

*Important NOTE: PDS is currently available for customers running P6/Unifier 19.4 or later in GBUCS environments.  PDS is available for OCI running P6/Unifier 19.12.1/20.1 or later.

List of tables available for P6 EPPM with configuration ds_p6adminuser:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of views available for P6 EPPM with configuration ds_p6adminuser:

 

List of views available for P6 EPPM with configuration ds_p6reportuser:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for a solution to extract data from cloud database (P6, Unifier or Oracle Primavera Cloud) and build reporting solution, or looking for a demo to extract the data from your cloud environment one time to see how the data looks like, contact us at sgupta@projectp.com, or http://www.projectp.com/demos/contact_us.cgi

*Reference: How P6 and Unifier Cloud Customers Can Utilize Primavera Data Service (PDS) to Access their Cloud Database (Doc ID 2552583.1)

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By Kimberly McDonald Baker

We want to be sure you don’t miss a new case study article featured in the November 2012 issue of Profit Magazine, titled “Unifying Financial and Project Management” In this article you will learn about Colonial Pipeline Company’s integrated Oracle E-Business Suite and Primavera systems, and a few of the benefits that Colonial is receiving.

With the new, integrated Oracle system, Colonial will have all project related financial records and information in one centralized repository. Project managers and the leadership team will be able to view individual projects or overall capital spend easily. With the new system, Colonial expects time spent on monthly status reporting to decrease by 75 percent, from 8,000 to 2,000 project management hours annually.

“This is a paradigm shift of work for our project managers from doing data manipulation to actually being a project manager,” says Phillip Chandler, Financial Controls Administrator at Colonial Pipeline Company. “This allows them to support our customers both internally and externally in a more effective manner.”

Chandler says Project Partners has helped Colonial implement best practices into its processes, making the company more efficient. “The Project Partners team is sensitive to the specific needs of Colonial. At the same time, they are able to present solutions from an outside perspective that we also need to grow as a business,” says Chandler. “Project Partners has provided the expertise and professionalism that we needed for developing and implementing our project.”

You can read the full article here.