BiLog: New Classic Combination Reporting and Workflow!
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Macaroni and Cheese, Hot Dogs and Baseball and Champagne on New Years work seamlessly together to produce winning combinations. These timeless combinations produce great happiness to all of us fortunate to consume them. And today, I’m thrilled to announce a new classic combination member -- Workflow and Reporting - - which is sure to bring great excitement to all your Maximo users.
With the IBM Maximo 7.5 products, extensive capability is available in the functional areas of reporting and workflow. Now, these two key functional components converge to enable you to print a report via a workflow action. This new functionality is called Report Printing via Workflow (RPW). It enables the printing of the Work Order Details report (woprint.rptdesign) from a Work Order workflow process.
To implement the new report printing via workflow action, access this url to download the detailed instructions and new files. Then, you will perform a few key steps to configure your environment for the RPW functionality. These steps incl
Update Database for new User Printer Name
Add New Workflow Classes
To enable this combination to work seamlessly together, Adobe 9 or higher must be available and configured on both the server machine, and the client machine of the user receiving the report printout. After completing the Adobe configuration and adding the new workflow classes, you then execute a database script to add a new attribute, Printername, to the User application. This enables you to define where the user’s report will print. You can then create or modify an existing Work Order Workflow process, to call out a new action - - which includes the new workflow classes.
An example of how you can use the RPW is detailed in the delivered documentation. The example contains an
action – Print the work order on approval – which includes the new custom class
for printing reports. When the workflow
process is approved, the Work Order Details Report prints to the configured
printers of the task assignees.
Report printing with Workflow (RPW) is destined to become a timeless, seamless combination within the Maximo product portfolio. Please comment back if there are any other functional combinations you would like to see...