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From the Maximo Support Desk - Correcting Incorrect Date Entries On Qualifications
It's possible to correct the Effective Date or Expiration Date on a Qualification if they were entered and saved with incorrect values...
The functionality of the Qualifications module is based on a calculation of the Duration and the Effective Date field values, which are entered by the user. If one, or both
of these fields is entered incorrectly, then the Expiration Date for the Qualification can be misrepresented. The Expiration Date field cannot be edited once the record is
saved, but it is possible to work around this so as to effectively represent the current qualification for a Labor record.
In the example shown here, an error will be presented if the Effective Date is attempted to be modified:
One of the following scenarios may be possible to use to work around the incorrectly entered date values on the Qualification.
- If the Qualification needs to become inactive, such as if the Effective Date was entered with a date that was too far in the future, then it can be made so in the application at the proper time.
- If the Qualification needs to be extended or renewed, in the case where the Effective Date was entered with a date too early, then the Qualification would need to be renewed as normal, and then made inactive at the proper time through the application.
- In an extreme case, if none of these workarounds are acceptable, then a new Qualification would need to be made, which has a much shorter duration, and the Labor record could be assigned to that. This would only be used in the case where the original Qualification will run out before the originally-intended end of duration, and then the Labor could renew at the proper time with the original Qualification, so as to get back in sync with the original Qualification
Hopefully, this information will allow you to correct an erroneous scenario related to Qualifications.
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