G'Day! Do you want to put in little enhancements in your system without having to learn to code first? Sometimes it is possible to re-use and tweak an existing script to achieve what you need. Here's my collection of automation scripts. I'll refresh this list periodically as I find interesting new scripts to share with you. Scripting with Maximo ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/tivoli_support/misc/STE/2012_08_14_STE_Scripting.pdf Automation Scripting Cookbook... [More]
10 minute Tip - Birt Report Only Server (BROS) For this session we will discuss the Birt Report Only Server, or BROS (pronounced “B-ROS”, or “BROSE”, take your pick). Enabling BROS will balance report load processing and can improve overall system performance. The BROS will be utilized for most of the report processing – regardless of what clustered server the user may be currently connected to. A BROS server is, for all... [More]
Hello Oracle DBAs! This is a heads up. I have noticed that there are still many customers running Oracle 220.127.116.11 or earlier and may be planning to move to Oracle 18.104.22.168 in the near future. Quite a few Maximo customers encountered an Oracle bug which impacts Maximo and the usage of text indexes. The error can occur in various areas within Maximo but if you see an ORA-00604 it is likely this problem. You will see an error similar to this error: java.sql.SQLException: ORA-00604: error occurred at recursive SQL... [More]
There are a few things to consider. Please note that IE 11 Enterprise Mode is being asked to emulate IE 8 which we support for this version of Maximo. It is not a very popular option and our testing on this version is not as comprehensive as some other browser tests we do. We do, however, expect it to function similar to IE 8. Some functionality does not function as expected in IE8. The list includes, but is not limited to: 1. Rich Text Fields (Rich Text editor is used in Long Description (LD) fields to format LD content in a rich... [More]
It's currently October and for many people around the word, it means you have to reset your clocks. Some countries in the Southern Hemisphere like Australia and Brazil have already switched to summer time and Daylight Saving Time earlier this month. On the other hand, people in the Northern Hemisphere will soon switch to winter time and off Daylight Saving Time (October 25 for most of Europe and November 1 for North America). Maximo time might become out of whack if the Java ICU4J library is outdated in the Maximo Application... [More]
I can't wait.... At the Department of Motor Vehicles (Three hours to swap a license plate?) At the Dentist (The thought of impending agony and drool) At the Coffee Shop (For those beignets!) Can you wait...for your Maximo Start Center to load? If you or your users follow the three second rule having a Start Center packed full of KPIs can impact the load time of that page. Starting in Maximo 76 , the... [More]
Today, I'm going to go over step by step installing a Maximo 7.6 Feature Pack. It is very similar to the process for installing Interim Fixes, which I documented at Installing an Interim Fix in Maximo 7.6 . I thought that a post dedicated solely to Feature Pack installation would be useful. Feature Pack releases differ from older Fix Pack releases in that, in addition to bug fixes and compatibility notices, new functionality may be added. See Maximo 7.6 Maintenance Delivery Strategy for more... [More]
Hello! In Maximo 7.6 we have introduced new features that pertain to the side navigation menu. In the past releases you were very limited in what you could do with the menu. Now with the introduction of 7.6. there are more options to control how it displays. Please see the link below to our knowledge base document with the details. http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21694662
Do you have a Maximo 7.5 environment where you already installed Scheduler 7.5.2 and you need the functionality of Maximo for Utilities 7.5 ? If you tried to run the Utilities 7.5 installer you most likely get an integrity check error. CTGIN0089E: The request failed because an integrity violation was detected. The request will not be processed. CTGIN0098E: "1" integrity impacts have been detected for the "Create" operation, which was performed against the "MAM71UTILITIES" software target. CTGIN0099E:... [More]
On September 10th, 2015 Maximo 22.214.171.124 Interim Fix 009 was released. If you have downloaded Maximo 126.96.36.199 Interim Fix 009(TPAE_7507_IFIX.20150901-1047.psi.zip) from IBM Fix Central before the date of October 7th, 2015 you will be unable to apply the Interim Fix. This is due to an invalid character contained within the PSI package files. The Process Solution Installer will show the following error during the deployment. The corrected Interim Fix has now been posted to Fix Central. If you have downloaded the file previously... [More]
Have a need to extend Maximo's Supply Chain capabilities to include Planning and Contract Management. Watch this recording of the integration solution available between IBM Procurement (Emptoris) and Maximo. If you want additional information about the Emptoris-Maximo Connector, feel free to reach out to Paul Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you ever wanted an escalation to run every day but not on weekends? Maximo 7.5 supports using a calendar-based schedule for escalations . There are 2 fields (Calendar and Shift) that have been added to the Escalation Point section in the application for this purpose. In the Calendar Organization, the Calendar and Shift fields specify values to limit when the escalation is run. The Calendar and Shift fields specify the days and times for which the escalation is valid. If you set up a calendar to be only Monday to Friday and then... [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]
The Maximo 188.8.131.52 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.