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 […]
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 […]
In Maximo 22.214.171.124 IBM has greatly improved the service implicit variable to provide a lot of useful methods to interact with the user interface. Two good examples are: For a full reference of the service methods refer to this page. There is very important method that can be used to get a reference to the […]
This post is a copy of a PDF file published by IBM. I’m republishing it here to make it more accessible. Scripting allows users to extend maximo business logic using Python/JS or for that matter any other JSR 223 compliant scripting language. All the script code gets compiled to Java bytecode and are cached as […]
The Budget Monitoring application was introduced in May 2007 as part of the IBM Maximo 126.96.36.199 feature pack but its potential was largely underestimated by the user community. The application may seem complex and may be daunting at first, but in reality it is quite simple to configure for basic use, allowing later to extend […]
A typical business case is to prevent editing of some specific fields to a set of organizational roles in Maximo. This is typically achieved by implementing attribute data restriction or conditional UI. However, if you need more control over what field should be readonly and when, you can use an automation script on the INIT […]
In some cases Maximo allows to perform bulk updates using actions on the List View. For example, you can set the timezone of multiple assets by selecting the Associate Time Zone on the List View of the Assets application and then a dialog will appear to perform a massive update on all the selected records. […]
The DBC XML Format Technical Reference document disappeared from IBM website. You can download the document from this link. Thanks to Biplab Das Choudhury and Cezar Tipa.
Attachments types can be defined setting the system property mxe.doclink.doctypes.allowedFileExtensions but Maximo just checks the file extension. Implement a more strict file type scanning when you upload an attached document.
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 […]