Starting from Maximo 188.8.131.52 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