How to change the color of a field using conditional expressions

This entry is part of the Conditional Expressions HowTo.

Here is a step-by-step guide about how to dynamically highlight workorders that have a high priority in the WOTRACK application. This is just an example and the same configuration can be used to change the color of a field based on a particular condition.

Define conditional expression

Open Administration – Conditional Expression Manager application. Create the following conditional expression.

Configure WOTRACK application

Open System configuration – Platform Configuration – Applications Designer application and edit the WOTRACK application. Select the first column (Work Order) and open the properties window. Click on Configure Conditional Properties button (on TPAE 7.5 it is in the Advanced tab). Use READ as Signature Option and EVERYONE as the security group. Enter the defined condition WOHIPRI with Property=cssclass and Value=bgred. For a list of all the properties available for each control please refer to this document.
Here is how the Conditional Properties properties should look like.

Verify results

Now all the work orders with a priority equal to 1 will be highlighted in red.

How to change the color of a field using conditional expressions
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14 thoughts on “How to change the color of a field using conditional expressions

  1. Hi Bruno,
    What if i want to change the colour of a Tab within an application.
    Example:
    On a Workorder, if there are Related Records, I want the tab to display RED so user's know that there are Related Records for the Workorder.

    What's the expression?
    Thanks.

  2. In Maximo 7.5, the exercise for changing colors no longer seems to work. Has something changed?

  3. I am trying in 7.5 to change the color attribute if the field contains certain text. Is that doable? Or would the query have to be setup with only items containing the text?

  4. Hi Bruno, I am using Maximo 7.5 and i know we can change the display color under the display options but my questions is can we use a condition to change the color like. Change the color to red with records are with in 10 days of the compliance date or target completion date.

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