If you are using an older fix pack level of WebSphere 7 or 8.5.5 (WebSphere 188.8.131.52 / 184.108.40.206 or earlier) and experienced an outage due to expired default certificates, first thing you will need to do is to renew them. Default WebSphere certificates should be renewed automatically. However, in some cases they were not. "When certificate expiration monitor finds expired certificate, it examines if the certificate is signed by WebSphere Application Servers root certificate or not. If it is signed by its root, the expired certificate... [More]
WMATL is a status used on work orders to indicate the lack of availability of planned material. Users plans for material on the plans tab, material subtab, users add the quantity needed and storeroom the item will be sourced from. The status of the work order is then changed to approved, at this time the code fires off and does a few checks. Based on the quantity planned for being more than the balance on hand maximo will change the work order status to WMATL and not to approved. If that is not current happening then there may be a setup... [More]
Automation Script for Maximo Integration Framework (MIF) is introduced in 7.6 and is a good practice to create and manipulate data. You have the same functionality as the Java Class. But in this case you are not going to lose your class if you upgrade Maximo. Let’s take a look at a simple example. Creating an Automation Script for an inbound Object Structure Go to System Configuration => Platform Configuration => Automation Scripts. Click on Select Action => Create => Script for Integration. You have a couple options... [More]
I was working with a client who expressed the need for more detailed documentation around the Maximo Anywhere product, the requirement was more detailed Installation steps on Android and iOS as well as some of the configuration aspects of the application. Thinking over some of the many features Maximo Anywhere has, I thought I would start with something quicker and discuss the configuration and use of the Maximo Anywhere Administration application and then move on to details documentation on the Installations from start to finish of... [More]
When are language changes (translation files) released in Maximo? Language translations are addressed at the Fix Pack and not IFIX level. There may be cases where a new attribute may be added in an IFIX but no translation will be available for it. Translations are not provided through IFIXs. Any new/changed translations are in fix pack releases. For example if a new attribute was added in a 7.505 IFIX then the translation would show up in the 7.506 fix pack. To clarify this further, the translation would be targeted for inclusion in a future... [More]
There is a new button in 220.127.116.11. Result Set Export. Let's call him RSE . (We like acronyms. Remember Balderdash?) RSE is similar to his friend, QBE . QBE (Query By Example. We really do like acronyms.) enables you to download an application's list tab results to Microsoft Excel. RSE enables you to download your result set contents to CSV format. (Yup. Comma Separated Values) QBE -> Application List Tab Results -> Microsoft Excel RSE ->... [More]
If you have made any data restrictions on main objects it doesn't automatically inherited to the views. For an example if you have made the restrictions on WORKORDER object. There are other applications uses the views such as "Activities and Tasks", these restrictions will not be applied to "Activities and Tasks. To resolve the issue you need to apply the restrictions to the views as well.
Some users would like the "E-mail Password to User?" checkbox to not be checked by default to avoid accidentally sending unencrypted email messages containing passwords. Currently the "E-mail Password to User?" check box is hard coded to always be true. There is an enhancement request entered to set the check box to always be false or user selectable, but this is not currently available. As a work around, if you don't want these passwords to ever be sent in the email, the email password template can be modified to... [More]
IBM Maximo Spatial Asset Management 7.6.0 IBM Maximo Spatial Asset Management is an add-on solution sold in combination with Maximo Asset Management and Maximo Industry Solutions – except – Maximo for Utilities which includes the spatial applications. Maximo Spatial provides a GIS solution that allows users to visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. It allows users to look at data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared on a map. What’s New... [More]
Some users may be using Start Center Templates in edit mode as a Start Center tab and the Administrator cannot do the modifications. User cannot modify a Start Center Template. Receiving the message startcntr#templatebeingmodified . The template is in use by an end user. Use the following query to identify the user that is editing the template: select * from scconfig where groupname is null ; This query shows the Start Center template that is being modified in the moment. The DESCRIPTION field is the Start Center Template .... [More]
After the recent Windows updates, we noticed that EAR file builds are taking longer than usual. After some investigation on various forums, decided to update ANT and JAVA version in MAXIMO. To check the current version of ANT in MAXIMO folder do following: cd \maximo\tools\ant\bin ant –version Apache Ant version 1.8.1 compiled on April 30 2010 To check the current version of JAVA in MAXIMO folder do these steps: \maximo\tools\java\jre\bin java -version java version "1.6.0" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build... [More]
You may have been in this situation: Today is Monday, a great day to generate Work Orders! But after you click the action: Generate Work Order you get the following error message: BMXAA3191E - PM XXXXX is not due yet, or it does not fall within the active season. And you are sure that the PMs are due! The messages per se do not evidence any error - It's just Maximo telling you the PMs you selected to generate WOs are not due yet - e.g. PM has a montly frequency and you are using the last WO info to calculate next due date - If you generated... [More]
Overview I see a lot of clients who are always asking for updating user status based on their status in Active Directory (AD). While this functionality does not come with base Maximo, it can be accomplished by using a method that involves adding a custom (meaning not in Maximo by default) attribute to Maximo that pulls the status directly from the field in AD that tracks user status. After adding the attribute to Maximo, we can pull the data from AD via the VMMSYNC or LDAPSYNC, and then once we have the information, we can use an escalation to... [More]
Can we change the maxadmin, maxreg and mxintadmin username ? That's not a recommendation that we can give you. What happens is that once you change those usernames in your Maximo environment users will be already created, and Maximo installation process will probably fail with the following error message: Error: CTGIN2080E: Process automation engine database configuration failed. The recommendation in this case, is that you do NOT change the username info for those users while installing Maximo. Thanks and Good luck!
Have you tried report downtime in Workorder Tracking application and the hours field was not accepting the correct downtime or not displaying the correct downtime? Today I have a tip about that. Unlike Person records, Asset records do not contain a field to specify the Asset's time zone. So, when the Asset's Calendar and Shift are evaluated to calculate downtime, that evaluation must assume that the Calendar and Shift have been entered to describe the Asset's available hours in the database server's time zone. For... [More]