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Ensure Asset’s serial number uniqueness

Sometimes you need to ensure the uniqueness of a certain database column in the Maximo database. A common example of this scenario is to ensure that asset’s serial numbers are not duplicated. This can prevent the creation of duplicate assets. In this post I describe two techniques to achieve this using a unique database index […]

Service object methods in automation scripts

The service object has been added in Maximo 7.6 script and is very useful in several scenarios. Here is a list of available methods. For more details refer to this page. Logging getLogger(loggerName) log_debug(logMsg) log_debug(logMsg, java.lang.Throwable t) log_error(logMsg) log_error(logMsg, java.lang.Throwable t) log_fatal(logMsg) log_fatal(logMsg, java.lang.Throwable t) log_info(logMsg) log_info(logMsg, java.lang.Throwable t) log_warn(logMsg) log_warn(logMsg, java.lang.Throwable t) log(logMsg) logError(logMsg) […]

Handling a Custom Dialog using Automation Scripts

Automation scripts are undoubtedly a powerful feature but we all know there are some limitations. For example automation scripts cannot be used to handle user input in a custom dialog box. This is because the scripting engine runs in the businessobjects layer which is below the maximouiweb layer that can handle DataBeans and user interface […]

Migrate Maximo configurations with MxLoader

Have you ever struggled migrating configurations from Development to Test environment and then to Production?If the answer is yes, you are not alone. I think this is the one of the most common issues when managing multiple environments in medium-large Maximo projects. Keeping several Maximo environments in synch while ensuring a fast release cycle required […]

Where was an asset located at a certain time in the past?

Maximo has a well known feature to display the history of where an asset was located. It is accessible from View Asset Move History from the Asset application.In the following example the asset DS01-A-002 was created in location DS01-S-SA-01 and then moved to other two locations. The data displayed in this dialog is stored in the ASSETTRANS […]

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