Create attachments through MIF

Starting from Maximo 7.1.1.6 it is possible to import an attachment (aka doclink) to an objects through MIF.
In this example I will show how to add a short text file to an asset record.

First of all you have to create an Object Structure with DOCLINKS as a child object of ASSET.

Now you can use HTTP or REST calls to add an attachment to an asset. If you are not familiar with this things I suggest you to take a look at this post.

After server attempts I have managed to find the minumum set of attributes to do the job.

<SyncMYASSET xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://www.ibm.com/maximo">
<MYASSETSet>
<ASSET action="AddChange">
<ASSETNUM>13150</ASSETNUM>
<SITEID>BEDFORD</SITEID>
  <DOCLINKS>
    <ADDINFO>1</ADDINFO>
    <URLTYPE>FILE</URLTYPE>
    <DOCTYPE>Attachments</DOCTYPE>
    <DESCRIPTION>test.txt</DESCRIPTION>
    <DOCUMENTDATA>MTIzNA==</DOCUMENTDATA>
  </DOCLINKS>
</ASSET>
</MYASSETSet>
</SyncMYASSET>

Modify the XML above for your case:

  • ASSETNUM and SITE uniquely identify the asset record
  • DOCTYPE is the folder where you want to put your attachment
  • DESCRIPTION is the descriptive name of the file
  • DOCUMENTDATA is the binary content of your file encoded with Base64 algorithm
Create attachments through MIF

4 thoughts on “Create attachments through MIF

  1. Hi Bruno,

    Here one more important thing is populate the URLNAME field with file name along with extension.
    For e.g.as below
    < max:URLNAME >Info.docx < / max:URLNAME >

    If we do not populate this field, then file gets created in doclinks path without extension.

    Thanks,
    Manoj Sawant

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