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Understanding new features in Maximo 7.6 - Hover Dialogs

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Understanding new features in Maximo 7.6 - Hover Dialogs

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Maximo 7.6 has recently been released and adds a number of great new user interface features.

Hover Dialogs are a new feature that display additional information related to a field when you hover

your computer mouse over the field.  For example in the image below, if you hover over the Reported By

field in Work Order Tracking, it will display additional details related to the field value.

 

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These hover dialogs are set up by default on a number of fields in various applications
and based on the following attributes:
- Asset
- Item
- Person
- Work Order

Fields that have been set up for a Hover Dialog will show a small "i" in the top right corner of the field.

In order to add an additional hover dialog go to System Configuration / Platform Configuration

/ Application Designer and pull up the application your field is in (in this example that is the Supervisor field
in the Labor application). Next right click on the field, select "Properties", and then click on the Advanced tab.

Add PERSON_RECORDHOVER in the Hover Window ID text box to add more person details and then save

your changes.

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Now when you Go To the Labor application and if your Supervisor field has a value in it, then
hovering over the field will show additional details about the supervisor.

 

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Hover Dialogs can be found in Application Designer under the System XML (RECHOVERS).

To edit the format of an existing Hover Dialog you would need to export rechover.xml, manually

modify the XML and then import it back into Application Designer.  Hover Dialogs are a great way to

show related data without having to move to a different screen or tab.

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