From the Maximo Support Desk - Functionality of the Maintain Asset Hierarchy Checkbox
TomRichardson 0600021RN4 Visits (8262)
Anyone who is relatively new to Maximo has discovered that there are plenty of checkboxes and seemingly innocuous options to flag, and it's hard to keep track of all the robustness. Pretty sure that's not a word.
Well, here's one... you've probably noticed the Maintain Hierarchy checkbox on your Asset records. This is a very useful one...
The summary is that the Maintain Hierarchy checkbox is optionally used to preserve and manage an asset hierarchy, with regard to location, as well. The functional usage implied from the 3 points below is that you can use it to move a large hierarchy to different locations via the parent asset. Conversely, it can be toggled off for a scenario whereby a child asset, or subset of child assets need to be moved to a different location, or otherwise removed from the asset hierarchy.
Tom Richardson is an IBM Maximo Support Engineer and frequent contributor to the Asset Management Blog community. For a complete index of links to his articles, visit