I'm following the installation guide for Pega 7.1.9 using Oracle WebLogic, and the "Applying schema changes" section (page 20) instructs you to register the Java .jar file with the database before applying the DDL. This seems vague, but the guide doesn't provide any further clarification/explanation. How can I get more information about this step, or go about completing it?
The purpose of this section in the guide is slightly different than what is talked about in the article that Kevin mentions. The generateudf script will install the UDFs into the database (and should probably be mentioned in the guide), however, you will need to provide this script with a db username and password for it to work. Some companies have strict security policies and they do not want to supply a third party utility with database access.
This section was created to try and direct customers as to how they can install the UDFs (and their associated code) into the database manually, which is very vendor specific. The current verbiage was chosen for the time being until vendor specific instructions had been created and verified. Though, looking at it now, it is probably more vague than it needs to be.
BUG-214309 was entered for instructions to be created per db platform and for the time being led to the current verbiage you see that is not clear. My understanding is that instructions per db platform have not yet been created, but once they are they will be included in the guides. I'm currently working with Sue to make the current instructions more clear until instructions are created per db platform.