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How to add new Maximo fields on Oracle Adapter

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How to add new Maximo fields on Oracle Adapter

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IBM Maximo Enterprise Adapter 7.6 for Oracle Applications has several scenarios of trade data that contain a great number of information.

 

If you have questions about what information can be sent by the out of box solution check this document:

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSLKYL_7.6.0/com.ibm.meaora.doc_7.6.0/pdf_meaora_map.pdf

 

But what if you want to work with some information that is not sent by the Adapter? How to add new fields on the Adapter?

On this example I will show you how to add a new field of Maximo and send a field that already exists on Oracle Applications. I am going to use the interface of Labor as example.

 

  1. You need to create the new field on Maximo using the application Database Configuration.

On this example I created the field “Testfield” on Labor table.

 

  1. Recreate the respective Interface Table.

 

Go to Integration => External Systems. Open the system OA12.

Click on More Actions => Create Interface Tables.

Check the desired Interface Table them click on Create button.

 

Observation: This action will delete and recreate the interface table. If you need to keep the data on the interface table you must create a backup of it. One way to do that is checking the field “Rename Existing”, Maximo will rename the existing interface table with all data.

 

  1. In SQL Plus, connect as the MAXORA user to the Oracle E-Business Suite database.

 

Specify the following command to list the parameters that are defined in the setofvar.sql script:

 

SQL> start Maximo_root\ORACLEAPIS\install\setofvar

 

This command lists the install parameters that are defined in the setofvar.sql script.

 

Specify the following command to run the install.sql script:

 

SQL> start &InstallDir.install

 

In the Maximo_root\ORACLEAPIS\log\install.out directory, open the install.out file and check the file for any errors.

 

Observation: If you do not create a new field on Maximo and want to use a field that already exist you can skip this step.

 

  1. Open the user exit procedure. On my example the procedure is MOF_USR_LC_SP.

 

If you do not know what is your User exit procedure check this document:

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSLKYL_7.6.0/com.ibm.meaora.doc_7.6.0/pdf_meaora_sag.pdf

 

Observation: Do not update the Business Logic Procedures. If you do that you will not have support and your changes could be overwritten after you apply a IFIX or fixpack.

A good tip here is to have the User Exit procedures starting with "MOF", as you can see in my example : MOF_USR_LC_SP.

Business Logic procedures start with “API”, like API_LC_SP.

 

Search for on the User Exit procedure:

 /*

*   Start user routine

*/

 

Then you can make your changes after that. On my test I will just send a fixed string using the follow code:

 

   MXLABREC.testfield := 'TESTFIELD STRING';

 

Compile your code.

  1. Now you environment is ready. To test if my code is working I will synchronize the Oracle Employees. Follow the steps below:

 

Login to SQL* Plus, then enter the following commands:

 

SQL> start c:\MAXIMO\ORACLEAPIS\install\setofvar <Enter>

SQL> start &InstallDir.synclabor <Enter>

 

When prompted, press Enter.

Enter an Oracle business group ID from the list of IDs displayed on your screen, and then press Enter.

 

 

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