When you are in Maximo applications and perform a simple query for data, you will notice that the standard query where clause for the applications use the historyflag variable set to 0 by default. Why? - because the default query that includes the 'historyflag = 0' is hardcoded into the Maximo applications There is not a system setting or system property that can be configured for this. The old and history records are not selected in a fetch records action, to avoid performance issues. As a... [More]
How would you find out what is the source record information from a duplicated record in Maximo ? Correct, Maximo does not offer that specific functionality in the current versions yet, however, you can achieve that by using the existing configuration resources. When you duplicate a record, the new record is just that, a 'new' record. When this action is performed, some of the field are intentionally wiped from Maximo. In the meantime, a workaround that can you with that is to use the Database... [More]
When you are creating users in Maximo 7, you may realize that Maximo needs a user email address in order for you to save the record. Out of the box, Maximo requires that you set the password and email it to the user. Of course some administrators may think that it is required to configure the SMTP in Maximo in order to do this. But... what if you don’t want to email the passwords to the user? or if they don’t even own an email address? Some users would like the "E-mail Password to... [More]
Whe you press Enter after specifying data in a table row in Maximo, a new line is created in applications. (For example, when adding new rows in a Work Order Tracking plans tab, Services subtab , or, when adding tasks to a workorder, etc...). You just press the ENTER key on the Description field from a line and then a second line appeared, and so on... third line as well.. This is caused by a system property which is called webclient.defaultbutton. This property applies to users who press Enter after they... [More]
When you see the values from the lookups breaking in multiple lines even if the lookup column length has enough space or room for the full value, one way to get rid of this scenario is to prevent Maximo to use a specific predefined model for displaying the data this way. You can simply disable the usefieldsizegroup property in the XML definition file and configure Maximo not to wrap the text to be displayed. Please do the following : 1. Configure Maximo not to wrap the text to be displayed. (You can set the... [More]
Steps to add the Details Section to a table. 1. In order to properly set up the details section in a table you need to add both events in the table: toggleselectrow and toggledetailstate. The events are added in the table by tablecol tags. 2. Add a tabledetails tag after the tablebody. 3. Make sure that the "linkedcontrolid" property from the columns of the tablebody are the same of the "id" from the fields of the tabledetails. The following is an example of the table with table details set up.... [More]
Some users have a long userid like the complete e-mail address and sometimes they cannot fully see it while typing in a small field. It may cause a typo and it's not comfortable for the users. To increase the username field size in the login screen you should do the following steps: 1- In the MX Server, go to the following folder: <maximo-folder>\applications\maximo\maximouiweb\webmodule\webclient\login 2- Open the 'login.jsp' file; 3- Find the the row: <input <%= attrs %>... [More]
First of all, let's understand what a Locale is. The Locale Java class is used to represent a geographical, political or cultural region to correctly format a text, number, date or operation. According to Oracle, the Locale class implements identifiers interchangeable with BCP 47 (IETF BCP 47, "Tags for Identifying Languages"), with support for the LDML (UTS#35, "Unicode Locale Data Markup Language") BCP 47-compatible extensions for locale data exchange. The Locale field in user Default Information... [More]
I couldn't stop. They were warm, fluffy, delectable and perfect with a steaming hot cup of black coffee. But you can stop...comparing Purchase Order to Invoice Cost Variances manually. Starting with the Maximo 22.214.171.124 release , , a new Invoice Cost Variance report for LIFO/FIFO items is available! .This new report details the cost variances for LIFO/FIFO Items, which occur when there is a difference in the cost between the received PO Line cost and the Invoiced Line cost. This can be used when... [More]
The Maximo 126.96.36.199 Interim Fix 002 Installation Manager repository (TPAE_7601_IFIX.20150827-0941.im.zip in TPAE_7601_IF002_PKG.zip), released on September 4, 2015, cannot be extracted by Windows compression tools. A new version of the Interim Fix has been posted to Fix Central.
Users can choose which language to use when they log in to the same Maximo instance I've been a Support Engineer at IBM for years, but have worked almost entirely with English-speaking Users who log in to a Maximo instance that has English as the base language of the installation. Occasionally I've fielded questions from Users on a French or Portuguese instance, but that's about it. I finally worked with a completely bilingual user-base client, and to simulate their issue, I needed to add... [More]
Many clients uses the Maximo default favicon and the logos for Maximo application. If you are looking to update the Maximo favicon and login logo to your corporate logos. You can perform the below steps to update. 1. Go to the Maximo folder C:\ibm\SMP\maximo\applications\maximo\maximouiweb\webmodule\webclient\images 2. Make a backup of 'maximo-icon.icon' 3. Rename your logo with same file name For your Maximo logo... [More]
Assistive Technology can be required for a number of disabilities including low vision, blind, hearing impaired, deaf, mobility, dyslexia, and others. Because of legal regulations not all information on Assistive Technology and Maximo is publicly available. You can submit an accessibility request on your specific requirement. You can submit a VPAT (product accessibility) request from this URL: https://www-03.ibm.com/research/accessibility/requests/accvpat.nsf/bidx js?OpenForm The VPATs will provide details on what products and versions... [More]
Hi All, Is it possible to have a static text on SR long description? I would like to have few questions on SR long description so that when a SR is created the person who is entering the details will precisely know what information to provide. I know this can be achieved through automation script, but I am trying to achieve this by modifying the application XML. Your response is highly appreciated!! Thanks
These are not new releases, but refreshes for existing products. This tech note explains why. If you downloaded the packages from June to September but have not yet installed it, please delete the package and download the current version. IBM Maximo Calibration 7.6 (old CN559ML, new CN73UML) IBM Maximo for Life Sciences 7.6 (new CN73TML) We also posted new Interim Fix Releases for TPAE 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168 and MIF 22.214.171.124 to Fix Central .
"Where are the historical records stored?" Every so often, I learn that we all read documentation differently. I have also found that documentation is more difficult to write than fiction because the author of documentation is trying to limit the reader to a singular, specific interpretation. Sometimes, however, the published documentation becomes interpreted differently, and this gets based on the reader's expectations or current understanding of what is being documented. I have come across this on occasion here... [More]
"I can't have my technician visiting all the related assets and taking meter readings to get the PM Work Orders to generate... it's gotta be easier than that." The quote above is from a client who was trying to figure out how to service multiple assets that operate on an assembly line . Additionally, these assets were associated with multiple Locations, because the plant was divided into congruent sections for other maintenance reasons, such as electrical and temperature requirements. The last major... [More]
System Property could be set to 0 or 1 When value is set to 1 whether using External System Publish Channel export or Event Listener the value in SENDERSYSID field of the Main Object in Object Structure is set to MX or to value MXSYSID variable is set to. The property is to control if we update field SENDERSYSID back to Maximo or not.
"I didn't realize that I was updating all the records on the List tab!" There's a way to send a warning to your Users to mitigate the possibility of updating hundreds of records inadvertently. You can configure the global system property, webclient.listwarningthreshold, so that it will pop up a warning message to the Users when a certain amount of records will updated in bulk, such as on a List tab. The global system property, webclient.listwarningthreshold , can be used to alert the User when a predetermined... [More]
The new mxe.int.usedbinforifacetb property was designed to be used with the OUTBOUND processing to get around the upgrades. The interface tables still need to be regenerated to successfully process Inbound transactions.