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 18.104.22.168. 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]
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]
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]
I would like to share an example of how to use the Service Contract. because I have not found many examples about it. You can create a service contract with the total cost $ 58,080.00 You could create a service line or a standard service line (Service Items application) Still in Draft status, you can manage the payment, I mean; you can schedule payments as follows: 44 weeks would be approximately 10 months, so I put as a payment period from Feb 01 to Dec 05 Approve the Contract So you will have 10 invoices $5808.00 but you... [More]
Maximo users have the ability to change password or reset it, where Maximo will send you an email notification with the password info for the user. However, some people have asked for a way to provide a notification that goes out to new users after their User account has been created that includes both their Username and Password. In the Communication Template you are able to include the username, but when you try to reference the user's password, it shows up as empty in the message. So, is there a way to include... [More]
I'm wondering if you ever had to create security privileges to prevent users from deleting attachments in Maximo records. Obviously, you will not want all the users from Maximo to delete the records, so it will be configured by Security Groups. To prevent the users from Add a File to a record you have to revoke access to Create/Save records for this application . However, to prevent them to delete it , you will have to create a security restriction and add to the "View Attachments" dialog. Since this is a common... [More]
When you try to delete or remove tasks from a work order already saved, the following error message is displayed: "BMXAA0029E - You are not authorized to perform this action for this record. Contact your system administrator to request changes to your authorization." You probably should not have permission to delete records in one or more security groups Steps to reproduce the problem: 1) Create security group "GROUP_A" “Independent of Other Groups?”- Checked Site:... [More]
Do you want a silent installation for IFIX using imcl command? Here is the right channel! But what is a silent instalation? Silent installation is when do you want install the Maximo Asset Management but you don't use the launchpad, you use commands lines, in this case imcl commands More details here: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSPJLC_7.5.1/com.ibm.mam.inswas.doc/install/c_ccmdb_ccmdbinstallsilent.html So now you know how to install Maximo with imcl commands, but how about the IFIX installation? Ok, I can help you... [More]
Following up from last week's post! Part 4. Deploy Maximo Asset Management 7.6.0 1. (Oracle database and Microsoft SQL Server only) Create a Maximo database following the instructions in the Installation guide. 2. Launch the Configuration Tool. 3. Click on Define Deployment Environment. a. For database type, select the type of database you are installing Maximo to. (In this example, I am using Oracle Database 12c.) b. for Define the Deployment Manager Server host, select WebLogic c. If you wish,... [More]