I didn’t see any faces on my toast this morning. But the tall oak outside my kitchen window gave me a very inquisitive look as I left the house. Really? Yes. Seeing is believing!
In the last few BiLogs, we’ve been talking about the metadata used in the Maximo-Cognos Report Integration. These discussions have included -
1. Defining the meta data, as a pre-joined, hierarchal collections of database object here
2. Capitalizing on... [More]
Some rules are hard to follow. Not eating dessert before dinner. Always walking inside of the crosswalk. Not bringing my favorite Diet Raspberry Ice Tea to a movie theatre.
Business rules in Maximo specify product functionality. In the Maximo Cognos report integration, there are some key business rules to be aware of for the metadata publishing process we’ve been reviewing the last few weeks. As noted in the last entry, you can publish Report Object Structures... [More]
We've added a new widget to Maximo and SmartCloud Control Desk 7.5 to support Rich Text within the User Interface.
Existing customers upgrading to Maximo 7.5 should be aware of certain considerations to support the new Rich Text widget. New customers looking to integrate data with external systems should also be aware of how this Rich Text is handled at the integration layer. Please take a look at this presentation
A new feature added to Maximo 7.5 allows application users to export data directly from the application they work in and view/manage that data (.csv) in MS Excel. They also have the ability to make changes to the data in the spreadsheet and then import those changes back into Maximo. See the enablement document available at the link below for more information.
MEA (Maximo Enterprise Adaptor) or MIF (Maximo Integration Framework) export files not generated, no errors, why?
Everything was working before, why not generated anymore, and there is no error. End up it was the messages which got stuck in the queue. Here are the steps to delete the stuck messages from the queue.
From the Maximo’s Go To menu, select Integration\External Systems
Select the external system to which data is to be sent (EXTSYS1)
Select action Add/Modify Queues
Where? Where did I leave my keys ? Where is my to do list ? But most importantly…where are the cupcakes?
Where is a frequently used term in reporting – as the Maximo ‘Where’ clause is the key to launching any type of report from Maximo.
You can access Cognos Report Studio reports from within Maximo in a number of different ways as detailed in this prior Bilog entry . These Cognos reports can be executed using the Application query, also... [More]
IBM Maximo Integrators for TRIRIGA is available for Download from the ISM Library - Integrated Space & Move Management Business Process Click to Download Extend your Maximo footprint beyond traditional Enterprise Asset Management and Work Planning and into Strategic Facility Planning & Move and Space Management What is it? Configurable Tools to enable integration of Maximo and TRIRIGA to support an integrated move management process. Leverage your existing Maximo implementation to get TRIRIGA up and running quickly This supported... [More]
Transaction processing associated with Maximo integration scenarios involving a high number of external systems, might not necessarily be the optimum when working with a SINGLE continuous queue. Application server’s queue configuration values will be driven by the largest common denominator that addresses the transactional needs of ALL external systems. Are you aware that is possible to specify to each external system in your integration scenario a dedicated continuous queue? By configuring Maximo’s integration framework continuous queue... [More]
When importing linear asset features using the MIF, the following error may be encountered: "BMXAA6177E - Reference Point and End Measure must be between the linear asset's Start Measure 0.00 and End Measure 681,700.00." While this error is sometimes appropriate, the error should not be seen when the sum of the start and end measures and the respective start and end offsets on an asset feature are within defined Start and End measures of the linear asset. In addition to insuring that the latest cumulative hot fix has been applied,... [More]
Do you prefer to not to include custom Java code in your integration implementation? Don’t have available personnel with the appropriate Java skills? There are capabilities in the integration framework to implement processing functionality by using integration processing rules and control where Java code is not needed. Processing rules can be configured on any Publish Channel or Enterprise Service in order to filter transactions or set field values. Integration Controls can be used as part of a processing rule to allow for configurability of... [More]
This article aims at demonstrating the required steps to delete
non-processed messages from a queue of IBM Maximo Asset Management 7.5, IBM
WebSphere 126.96.36.199 and Oracle Weblogic 10.3.3.0
You can use Maximo Integration Framework (MIF) for integrating an external
system to the Maximo Asset Management 7.5 system. With MIF you can exchange
data through importing and exporting operations. XML and .dat files are
examples of ways to do the operations. This article comprises the steps
required for deleting... [More]
It’s stalagmites reaching over a winding river into the mountains of Arizona. It’s a family of dolphins laughing. It’s a cool rock in the woods. Remember stopping to really take a look at something – whether it was a rock or a cloud – and everyone would guess what they saw? We don’t want you to guess what TCR is, so today’s Bilog will review what it is and how you can enable it. TCR stands for Tivoli Common Reporting. Beginning with the Maximo 188.8.131.52 released in December 2009, an integration to the Cognos Reporting Products was... [More]
Your in the midst of importing a ton of records into Maximo via the new Application Import feature or simply previewing them via the Import Preview feature in the External Systems application when the browser gui throws up an 'Internal Server Error'. The generic explanation for this error:
The Web server (running the Web Site) encountered an
unexpected condition that prevented it from fulfilling
the request by the client (e.g. your Web browser) for access to the requested URL.
Functional improvements in Maximo Integration Framework (MIF) Data Import functionality enable the selection of two different ways to address error correction: GUI-based and File-based . The data import functionality provided through the External System application gives the option of identifying the error management mechanism of your preference. "File-based" error management is supported by Maximo's Message Reprocessing application thru an enhanced GUI where re-processable files (files including all errors identified from their... [More]
Customers often have the need and/or desire to work with data in a spreadsheet format because of the usability of applications such as Excel. With release 7.5 of Maximo, users can now have their applications enabled to support the export and import of data into a delimited file format (.csv) that lets them view and manage that data in Excel. A Maximo user whose job it is to manage a company’s asset master data can have a feature where they are in the asset application and can export asset information, such as assets and their... [More]