Did you know that Auto-Locate hierarchy has been enhanced in Maximo Spatial 7.5. The text below describes the order and hierarchy of processing data in Maximo records that can possible generate a map position. The objective is simple. There is not always a direct link between the Maximo and GIS feature record. So rather than not display something in the map, try to find some information in the record that has a direct link to an object in the map or that can be geocoded using an address or GPS coordinates. This ultimately results in a better... [More]
In the last couple of Maximo releases, the Integration
Framework has been evolving to provide an improved user experience that will
assist you with the challenges involved with external system integration. For those of you who are not familiar with the Integration
Framework take a look at Maximo 7.5 info center for additional information on
how it enables Maximo to integrate data with other applications http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v49r1/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.mbs.doc/gp_intfrmwk/c_if_overview.html
The previous BiLog entry discussed
the key items to consider when defining maxrelationships in your ROS.
One of its major components is c ardinality, which is used to define
the type of the database relationship.
In the case of reporting, there are two types: One-to-one (1:1) or single relationships, or One-to-many
(1:N) or Multiple Relationships.
To highlight the differences in cardinality, let’s use an
example from the Purchase Requisition application.
The relationship between a Purchase
Requisition and a Company... [More]
Hi, I am very
happy to be here on Service Management Connect, once again blogging about Asset
like to talk about a very interesting and useful accelerator we recently posted
to the ISM Library. The accelerator is
called “Maximo for E-mail.”
me briefly describe the ISM Library for those who may not be familiar with
it. IBM recently enhanced OPAL and
changed its name to the Integrated Service Management (ISM) Library. It is a rich and diverse repository for
information and... [More]
When directly putting Maximo Integration Framework JMS messages into an inbound queue, the message header format must contain the custom properties described below to ensure that Maximo can processes these messages. This is accomplished by constructing an RFH2 header that contains the required custom properties and their values, corresponding to the properties defined with the Maximo external system.
The message properties contain the following properties from the JMS provider and the integration framework, which are... [More]
In Maximo development, we have a cursory knowledge of email systems and we don't support configuring or troubleshooting on the other side of the JavaMail API. However, occasionally we're asked about platform specific connectivity and, occasionally, credential problems, in particular:
"javax.mail.AuthenticationFailedException Logon failure unknown user name or bad password."
We have yet to encounter a case other than this meaning exactly what is says. It's a bad... [More]
In my previous blog post, “How to add a Maximo related object to IBM Maximo Anywhere” , I provided an example for adding a Maximo related object into a Maximo Anywhere app user interface (UI). The example added the communications log object, which is related to the work order, to the Maximo Anywhere Work Execution app. This included:
A view to show the list of communication logs that are related to the work order.
A view to show the details of each communication log.
I have documented additional steps to... [More]
Are you tired of extra clicks? Have you wondered if it was possible to skip the HTML display page and output your BIRT report directly to PDF? Well then, you've come to the right place!
In Maximo 7.5, the default is to run the report in HTML browser window, followed by outputting to PDF. However, I've found in many cases that users want the output in PDF format directly. Now, before we get technical, it is important to note that this change is not officially supported by IBM.
In order to... [More]
What's in there? My memory , my glasses or.... Maximo 76 !
Yes! Maximo 76 is filled with unexpected, amazing features including direct entitlement to Cognos BI Reporting Version 10.2.1! This new entitlement enables a 1:1 Maximo to Cognos licenses and access to its very powerful, visual and insightful BI enterprise portolio of tools.
With Maximo 76 you have access to nearly double the amount of Cognos tools available in Maximo 76 including
I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging during the month of February being out for a large portion of it at the IBM Interconnect Conference. But I'm back in the full swing of things now and want to share a bit of knowledge on Authenticating to your LDAP secured Maximo environment. This may be common knowledge to some as it is documented by other means. However for those who haven't ventured into configuring Maximo Anywhere to authenticate with LDAP, you need not worry as there isn't much to it!
To get started we have one... [More]
Many times when you plan an upgrade to the next major release of Maximo Asset Managment, one of the first questions you ask yourself is 'What will this do to my existing data and customizations?'
Today we have posted spreadsheets that detail the table and column differences between Maximo Asset Management v126.96.36.199 and v188.8.131.52, and also between v184.108.40.206 and v7.6.0 on the Maximo upgrade resources page.
Database differences between Maximo 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 Tables
Today, I'm going to go over step by step installing an Interim Fix. At first glance, this might seem to be a minor topic. After all, we have been releasing Interim Fixes and Fix Packs for Maximo for years now. And why another long blog post for it?
It is because the process for installing Interim Fixes (and later on, Fix Packs as well) has changed significantly for Maximo 7.6.
Beginning with this Interim Fix, we are now able to take advantage of the installation technology we introduced with this Maximo release, IBM... [More]
I have been trying to figure out for the last few months what to write my new blog about. I decided that I would create a running series of tips and tricks that can be used in Maximo and do a running entries as I learn them. So my first entry will be today about the item master application and adding a new asset taking into account the default stock categories.
In Maximo 7 we have the ability to set the default stock category in the Organizations applications:
The default stock category set in the... [More]
If you have added just a few database entries to a table that has a language table and want to add an entry in the language table for a secondary language, you can do this manually.
In this example, we will insert an Italian and German record in the Language table for Maxlabels.
Before you try adding secondary translations, make sure Multi Language is set up for your column,
select mlsupported, mlinuse from maxattribute where objectname = 'MAXLABELS' and attributename = 'VALUE';
I just posted a video on YouTube about Knowledge Center , IBM's help system for technical content. The video shows you how to search and filter content, generate PDFs, and combine content for multiple products. The video is also embedded below. If you have any questions or feedback, leave a comment on this post.