The previous BiLog entry discussed
the key items to consider when defining maxrelationships in your ROS.
One of its major components is c ardinality, which is used to define
the type of the database relationship.
In the case of reporting, there are two types: One-to-one (1:1) or single relationships, or One-to-many
(1:N) or Multiple Relationships. To highlight the differences in cardinality, let’s use an
example from the Purchase Requisition application. The relationship between a Purchase
Requisition and a Company is a... [More]
Today I’m going to write a bit about a new product recently released called Maximo Asset Health Insights 7.6 which is an add-on for the current release of Maximo 220.127.116.11. I’m not going to document the install itself as it works the same as all of our other Industry Solutions using the Installation Manager. If you need assistance with this, please review our Knowledge Center Documentation here . What I want to discuss in more detail is some of the configuration steps required on both the Maximo side and the... [More]
Maximo SysAdm Times Welcome to the Sysadm Times !!!!!! My name is Stephan Lambert and I have been working in Maximo in Systems Admin for last 10 years. In my blogs I will be highlighting different topics around Sysadms and covering UI customization. This blog series will all be helpful tips, tricks and how-to's on Maximo SYSADM . In this blog , I will be covering how to change field color in Maximo 7.6 using Conditional Expression Manager. The following step by step have been implemented, in this case we create 3... [More]
We’re busting with exciting news! Starting with Maximo 18.104.22.168, new innovative work centers provide a central location for users to view, act on and analyze a variety of Maximo actions and information!!! Three work centers are provided focusing on individual Maximo personas including a Technician, Supervisor and Business Analyst. Yes! A Business Analyst called Abby. And PS – one of Abby’s best friends is Watson ! Abby’s role as a business analyst requires her to explore... [More]
There is a change of function in 7.6 to allow info from related records to be displayed in result set portlets. For example, below are the steps to display the name of the reported by person for Service Requests: 1 Create a new object structure for SR 2 Consumed by is REPORTING 3 Enter 2 rows in the source objects: - SR object - Person object (parent object is SR, relationship is PERSON). Enter a description in the Reporting Description field. Enter Single in the Cardinality field 4 Save... [More]
You probably know my beloved MxLoader tool to import/export data into Maximo straight from Excel. For those of you who doesn't know it yet I suggest to take a look at this short video . Some customers are a little bit worried about security of this tools so I need to clarify how MxLoader works and how to ensure data in Maximo is protected from unauthorized access. In simple words, MxLoader uses Microsoft VBA code to exchange data with Maximo Integration Framework Object Structure service. Without going into much details,... [More]
Update 25 May 2016: The version of DOC you should be using with Maximo Scheduler 7.6.2 is 22.214.171.124. The Fix Pack for DOC is available through Fix Central. The fix name is 3.8.0-WS-DOC-servers-win64-fp002.exe . I'm creating this blog series for two reasons. The first is to show how configure Maximo 7.6 with Scheduler with the included IBM Decision Optimization Server (IDOC) 3.8. Maximo started shipping with IDOC (then called Optimization Decision Manager Enterprise or ODME) 3.7 with Maximo Scheduler 7.5.2 in September 2013. IBM... [More]
When changing the status of the Work Order from the change status dialog you might be asking yourself why the notification is not working. The SMTP properties are properly set and the e-mail address looks good in the Notification E-mail field. So, what is wrong? The notification will only be sent if the 'Change work order status in back ground ' checkbox is checked. Now the notification will be sent to the e-mail as expected noting that the status has been changed.
Have you noticed that some of your escalations are hanging? It may run for a few days again after a server restart, but it will suddenly stop. This behavior generally happens due to a short time schedule. If the schedule is set to 1 minute or less. It's a good practice to set the schedule for at least 5 minutes. This will prevent the escalation to send requests to the server every minute. Those requests may hang the JVM where the escalation is running and stop it. Make sure you set the schedule to at least 5 minutes for the... [More]
Let's consider this specific scenario : When you are working in Maximo, sometimes the users prefer to copy and paste information into some fields like the Long Description field, or some other simple fields, like the one called "Password", which is the case when the users receive their Maximo user password by email and decide to go ahead and just copy & paste the password value from the E-mail client software being used directly into Maximo, password field in the Login page. In this example scenario, some users... [More]
This is a recurring concern, as some people would like Maximo to do this, just like you can for Service Requests. The answer for that is that t he only means of populating the emails sent from workflow within the commlog having Workorder as Ownertable is through the usage of a Communication Template that applies to the WORKORDER object and has the Create Comm Log Entry checkbox checked. A way of accomplishing this would be either by adding a Workflow subprocess to the mentioned Workflow processes you are currently... [More]
You may want to know how to change the color of the Start Center's menu bar, to change from blue to red, for example. Below is a reference to a document on how to change the Tivoli09 skin. Modifying the Navigation Bar with Skin09 enabled http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21450132 If you don't have the Tivoli09 skin enabled, please follow the below steps: You will need to navigate to: <maximo_root>\applications\maximo\maximouiweb\webmodule\webclient\images... [More]
Are you trying to deploy Maximo Anywhere into an environment with an authenticating proxy server (like IBM Security Access Manager or Datapower) between your mobile apps and your Intranet? You may not be able to login to your Maximo Anywhere apps without performing additional configuration steps. The default login code of our Maximo Anywhere app assumes that a direct connection can be made to the MobileFirst server, and expects the login challenge to be formatted in a certain way. If you have an authenticating proxy between your... [More]
For those who tuned in yesterday, hello again! For those just joining us, take a look at that post to catch up . Note: Because this entry was too short, I updated this entry to including configuring WebLogic configuration for Maximo. A. Creating a WebLogic Domain 1. Start Configuration Wizard C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_Home\wlserver_12.1\common\bin\config.exe 2. Create Domain Change domain name to maximoserver. Click Next. 3. Templates Keep only Basic WebLogic Server Domain -... [More]
Are you ready for a life-changing, breath-taking, mind blowing data analysis experience??? We are and it is FABULOUS! The perfect combination of IBM's Maximo Asset Management and Watson Analytics! Watson provides user-friendly, advanced, collaborative tools to analyze exported Maximo .csv files. As a cloud-based offering, no complex installations or integrations are required. Additionally, you can utilize it in ANY Maximo or Industry Solution offering. Find out more about Watson thru..... 1. Demo... [More]