Introducing the new Maximo Mobile Cookbook for Customizations
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Today I want to tell everyone about the new Maximo Mobile Cookbook for Customizations. When I say cookbook, I mean a document that provides the ‘recipes’ or instructions, for building some of the most common modifications to the Maximo Mobile applications.
Have you ever wanted to add a few extra fields to one of the screens in Maximo Mobile? How do you change the color of the high priority work orders in your work list? Maybe you want to change the validation rules for a certain field or enable a table window to support bar code scanning. How do you make a field display on the screen only under certain conditions? How can you add additional business rules or logic that go beyond what Maximo Mobile already does? Maybe you want to display some of the hierarchical data in Maximo as a drill down tree control. These and many other scenarios are included in the cookbook.
Here is a link to the Maximo Mobile Cookbook for Customizations
The cookbook contains step by step instructions for everything from creating the development environment you will need to the individual customizations themselves. Each example is based on real life scenarios we have encountered with clients. They even include the precise lines of code to accomplish the tasks. In some cases only XML modifications will be required, but for some of the more complicated tasks, Java code is required. In all cases, each step of the process is clearly defined.
My lead developer on the Maximo Mobile team, Thadeu Carmo was the primary author of the document (I must give credit where credit is due). Thadeu spent a number of weeks taking all the suggestions and input from the team to create a truly useful document. This is not some simple little 5 page high level overview that just confuses you more than it does any good. This document has over 100 pages of detailed instructions that you need to be successful customizing Maximo Mobile.
I think this cookbook will be extremely useful for any client who needs to tailor Maximo Mobile to fit their business needs. I hope you all agree. Please feel free to offer any feedback. We want to treat this as a living document that expands to meet the growing needs of our valued clients.
Thanks for taking the time to check out this week’s Technical Thursday blog. I hope it was useful. Until next time.