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Add a custom field to the workflow inbox in start center

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Add a custom field to the workflow inbox in start center

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Sometimes the fields that you would like to show in the inbox are not always available from the inbox portlet in Start Center.  In that case, you might want to use a relationship to display the extra field.

 

Below are the steps to add the schedule start date from the Changes application to the workflow inbox:

 

1. Go to Database Configuration application

Bring up WFASSIGNMENT object

Go to Relationships tab

Click New Row to add a new relationship called CHANGEWFASSIGNMENT

Child object should be WOCHANGE

Where Clause expression will be like this

woclass='CHANGE' and workorderid=:ownerid

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2. Run the

 

 

update statement below to use the relationship to fetch schedule start date from the wochange object:

 

UPDATE inbxconfig SET INBXCOLUMN='CHANGEWFASSIGNMENT.SCHEDSTART',DESCRIPTION='SCHEDSTART' where inbxcolumn='ASSIGN_01';

We need to execute the SQL statement every time we've a new user.

As an alternative, setup an escalation with an action to setvalue to 'CHANGEWFASSIGNMENT.SCHEDSTART' for new users

Attach the following action if the inbox column is still 'ASSIGN_01'

For example:

action = set inbxcolumn
object = inbxconfig
type = setvale
value = 'CHANGEWFASSIGNMENT.SCHEDSTART'

 

 

3. Go to the Start Center Inbox

Click Edit Portlet

 

4. Select Display checkbox besides the CHANGEWFASSIGNMENT.SCHEDSTART column

Click the Finished button

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Schedule start date from WOCHANGE object will be displayed in the start center inbox like below:

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[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU055","label":"Cognitive Applications"},"Product":{"code":"SSLKT6","label":"Maximo Asset Management"},"Component":"","Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"","Edition":"","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB02","label":"AI Applications"}}]

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