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Filtering "Parent" field in summary tab in Asset Configuration Manager 7.5.x & 7.6.X

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Filtering "Parent" field in summary tab in Asset Configuration Manager 7.5.x & 7.6.X

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Maximo SysAdm Times

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The filters in the ASSET (CM) applications are inoperable in "Summary" tab.

 

Steps

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1. Go to Asset (CM)-->select ASSET1207A --> click on View tab -->scroll down --> click on Summary tab --> click Filter --> In Parent field

 

2. Enter 1207A and press ENTER

 

Problem:
Maximo doesn't filter the record, clear the records and press ENTER again, Maximo shows "There are no rows to display". Maximo doesn't bring up the list of previous records.

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In Maximo, we have persistent objects, which are objects that have their data physically stored in the database. We also have non-persistent objects, that are objects set through some internal requests.

When the object is non-persistent, Maximo is not able filter it (the values it brings up are already a set of filtered information's according to the request).

On the Summary tab, the object that we see is set through a relationship – PLUSASAINDIRECT (you can check the relationship by searching for id="readings_summary_table" in the plusaasset.xml file and checking the value of the relationship tag).

 

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If you run the following query, you will notice that this object is non-persistent (0 means false, 1 means true):

 

select objectname, persistent from maxobjectcfg where objectname='PLUSASAINDIRECT';

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In Database Configuration --> Object --> PLUSASAINDIRECT

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Summary: You cannot make Maximo filter a non-persistent object, so this filter should have never been there.

We will make sure the filter is removed all together to avoid any confusion for users.

 

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