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System as-built documentation with MxLoader

Many large clients require to deliver an as-built document as part of the deliverables to be produced before the go-live. This is typically a Word document where all the Maximo configurations must be listed and described. I think this document has little real value for several reasons: In this article I will propose a better […]

Handling workflow from automation script

If you need to handle workflows (start, stop, route, etc.) from an automation script you can use the following two Maximo API classes: WorkFlowService and WFInstance. Here are few examples. The WorkFlowService.initiateWorkflow metod can be used to start a workflow: To stop an active workflow you can use WFInstance.stopWorkflow method: To route a workflow I […]

Set long description from automation script

Today I have discovered a strange behavior when setting long descriptions from an automation script. You know that almost every DESCRIPTION field in Maximo has a corresponding “Long Description” field that is a CLOB attribute that can hold big amounts of text. This is driven by the “Long Description Owner” checkbox in Database Configuration. When […]

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