Please keep in mind, IBM does not officially support cloning in Maximo 7.6 . If you have any problems with this process, we recommend that you do a fresh install on a new administrative machine. Restrictions: This has been tested on Windows Server only, not on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The following cloning process is only for the Maximo Asset Management installation, not WebSphere Application Server or DB2 database. Requirements : The operating system on both machines must be identical . If... [More]
Last Thursday (September 22, 2016) Maximo Anywhere's latest version 7.6.1 was released which can be installed on all versions of Maximo 7.6 currently released as well as Maximo 184.108.40.206 and higher. This release adds some new features and rolls up previous features added to the last ISM release for Maximo Anywhere 7.6. One of the major changes from Maximo Anywhere 7.6 is that the latest release of 7.6.1 now requires a platform update to MobileFirst 7.1. The installation and configuration with the Maximo... [More]
When working with Reports in Maximo v7.6, clients may need to export reports that contain hyperlinks. To accomplish this, one can go to an application, such as Work Order Tracking, or WOTRACK in short, generate a report immediately (such as Work Order List), that will generate output in dynamic html view in a web browser window, and from there user running this report can export it to various formats. You may notice that the Work Order List report should contain hyperlinks (each work order # is a hyperlink that links to another report, the Work... [More]
In order to create your BIRT development environment for Maximo 7.6, you need to follow the document in the link bellow: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21678503 However, If you want to install your BIRT Designer on your Linux or Mac OS X you need to replace the section 2.1 for the steps bellow: 1. Download Eclipse Standard 4.3.1 by the link: http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/eclipse-standard-431/keplersr1 In the “Download Links” section, pick the option that best fit for your... [More]
Generating request pages is a common task among Maximo administrators and users alike. Users can create BIRT reports and publish them to Maximo application, and an important part of this process is generating request pages. Request Pages are also known as XMLs. When a user needs to generate xmls in Maximo, they go to Report Administration application and click the "Generate Request Page" button. This button exists in two places: 1)on the main, List, Tab 2)on the Report tab (after user selects the individual report by... [More]
What are you watching on your favorite video streaming provider? Do your eyeballs burn from watching 23 episodes in one sitting? Do you watch with popcorn or some sort of chocolate deliciousness that melts all over your fingers? Well….have we got a new series for you! Full of action packed mouse clicks, exports, charts, metrics, explorations and predictions – the Maximo with Watson Analytics You Tube Playlist is incredible! The playlist contains 13... [More]
Welcome to the EAM Corner!!!! My name is Ghazala and I work in level 2 support for IBM on the EAM product. This blog series will all be helpful tips, tricks and how-to's on Maximo EAM . Be sure to follow me on DeveloperWorks ---------> Click here to follow me on DeveloperWorks! Have you ever encountered an issue in the Purchase Contracts application a previous revision's contract status is change to history (REVISD) when the purchase contract's status is changed to WSTART on... [More]
Welcome to the EAM Corner!!!! My name is Ghazala and I work in level 2 support for IBM on the EAM product. This blog series will all be helpful tips, tricks and how-to's on Maximo EAM . Be sure to follow me on DeveloperWorks ---------> Click here to follow me on DeveloperWorks! Recently I came across an issue whereas any description value that contains special characters (-,_,$ etc) will be unable to search because Maximo standard API stores those characters in the... [More]
Welcome to the EAM Corner!!!! My name is Ghazala and I work in level 2 support for IBM on the EAM product. This blog series will all be helpful tips, tricks and how-to's on Maximo EAM . Be sure to follow me on DeveloperWorks ---------> Click here to follow me on DeveloperWorks! In this blog I will cover an issue I recently came across whereas unable to set an RFQ that has been set to COMP to another status unless all the lines are awarded to a PO. Following steps have... [More]
It's now been around two years since I have developed MxLoader and shared it with the Maximo technical community. I can undoubtedly say it has been a huge success. There are thousands of people using it in every possible scenario and is still helping me a lot in day to day activities. In the last few months I had the opportunity of working with few customers in the aviation and transportation industries dealing with the creation of complex Asset Models. I have now decided to share with the technical community a set of MxLoader templates... [More]
Performance issue specifically while calculating the Regular Hours. Symptom In the Work Order Tracking application, after entering both Start and End Time fields it can take a few seconds to the system to calculate the Regular Hours. Resolving the problem Procedure: 1. Go to Application Designer. 2. Bring up the Work Order Tracking application. 3. Go to the Actuals tab > Labor sub-tab. 4. Repeat the steps below for both Start and End Time fields: 4.1. Right-click on field > Properties. ... [More]
BMXAA3456E error is displayed while trying to run reorder manually or via crontask. Diagnosing the problem: Run the following query, replacing the XXXX by the Storeroom in question: SELECT * FROM REORDERMUTEX WHERE LOCATION='XXXX'; Resolving the problem: If that query returns any row, then delete the row by running: DELETE FROM REORDERMUTEX WHERE LOCATION='XXXX'; The REORDERMUTEX table is a locking mechanism to make sure no two users are running a MR, Direct Issue or Storeroom Reorder at the same time.... [More]
Java Security warning can continue even after applying Maximo Interim Fix containing newly signed applets as indicated in http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21972870 . Solution: 1) Delete the WebSphere temporary file caches (temp and tranlog) following the procedure described in http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21660821 2) Delete the web browser cache (internet temporary files and cookies) from every computer that accesses Maximo.
Eventually the Long Description field can be grayed out in all applications while using Maximo in Internet Explorer. Turn on the Compatibility View in Internet Explorer following the steps below: 1. Open Internet Explorer. 2. Go to Tools > Compatibility View Settings. 3. From Compatibility View Settings dialog: 3.1. Enter the Maximo URL in the Add This Website field. 3.2. Click on Add. 3.3. Click on Close.
Transferring 100 Items on a 1/3 Conversion Should Not Mean That You Receive 99 Back When there is a conversion factor between two storerooms and the conversion is 1/3 units the consequence can be that after sending 100 items and return them, only 99 are returned with one lost. Understandably this happens because it is using a 1/3 conversion. This can be resolved by modifying the attribute Conversion value to have 4 decimal points instead of the out of the... [More]