I packed a sandwich, an apple and a small pack of rolos...those small chocolate candies with sticky carmel inside...because who doesn't buy your favorite Halloween Candy and eat it all so you have to go out and buy more....in my lunch today. Yup. That is a packed sentence. The BI Packs in Maximo 76 are packed full of functionality. BI (Business Intelligence) Packs are collections of metric reports displayed in Cognos workspaces or dashboards. In Maximo 76, two different types of BI Packs are available (1)... [More]
Dear UK and Ireland Maximo Users, It's time to register for the next Maximo UKI User Group Meeting! The event will take place on December 1st 2015 from 9:00 am - 3:30pm . The location is the IBM Southbank Office . The keynote speaker will be Pam Denny, our Designer and Architect - Maximo Reporting. If you have read her blogs and contributions on developerWorks, then you know you definitely don't want to miss this event. There will also be a session on HSE Manager and some great customer stories. You can find more... [More]
On September 10th, 2015 Maximo 184.108.40.206 Interim Fix 009 was released. If you have downloaded Maximo 220.127.116.11 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]
You need to create an Action point and an Escalation In this example I am setting a null value for a worktype which is 'CM' and status is 'APPR' for the BEFORD site. 1. Go to Action Application and create an action Object: workorder Type: set value value: '' single quotes no space Parameter/Attribute: worktype 2. Go to Escalation application and create an... [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 email@example.com.
Using MessageSight you might want to use the syslog forwarding feature in order to centralize your logs and create alerts/incidents based on them. Before using this feature you need to know how syslog packets are sent and what format is being used. The syslog packets are sent to a process on the appliance that is forwarding the messages externally. This process is using syslog-ng format as described in RFC 6587. You can check the format on below link: Transmission of Syslog Messages over TCP https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6587 One... [More]
Please run the fallowing select 'REORG TABLE MAXIMO.'CONCAT NAME CONCAT ';' FROM SYSIBM.SYSTABLES WHERE CREATOR ='MAXIMO' AND TYPE='T'; This statement generates actual utility statements for all tables in maximo database. This query could be useful when changes are done to all tables in maximo db2 database.
A few weeks ago I entered a blog about getting data from Maximo using the REST API, Maximo, IoT and REST. This blog will continue on with the REST example and show you one example on how to enter data into Maximo. For example, if you had a large tank and wanted to know the water level you could use a BeagleBone to read the water level and report it to Maximo. Imagine you have your BeagleBone Black setup to read a potentiometer that had an arm attached to a floating device in the tank. The potentiometer is now reading the angle of... [More]
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]
Finally someday, while working with Maximo 7 version you decide that you would like to have information from a workorder to be copied over the asset record and you are not sure how to do that, or why the crossover field that you created is not working. Well, I hope that's not bad news for you but it will work in one way, not on the other. Let me explain : if you want to write the value from a field in ASSET to a field in WORKORDER, you will need to set up a crossover domain. However, there is no way to crossover... [More]
Have you asked yourself whether there is any property in Maximo 7.6 to control the refresh the data on the screen after a launch point executed? Some people asked the same question, so, it's not just you. Sometimes you experience the scenario where after a launch point automation script executed, the screen does not refresh the data immediately in the Maximo UI fields. It is about 10 second delay that it takes to correct the data in the fields involved. One thing that we could recommend you to check is a system... [More]
Your session will time out in 60 seconds That is the message that not many people love to see when you are not working on a Maximo window for a moment and the process that you are testing is still not finished. By default, client sessions are timed out after 30 minutes of inactivity. You are lucky that t here is a way to disable that. ;-) That would be possible if you configure the timeout setting to a negative value, such as -1. This following instructions outlines the steps to change the timeout... [More]
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]