Improved record change tracking using Audit feature

In a previous post, I demonstrated how the Maximo audit tracking can be used to display the updates made on a record enabling the audit and adding a “history” tab in the application. This technique is quite common but has a major drawback; it displays all the audited field in a row even if only […]

How to create follow-up Work Order with script

Maximo provides a useful action in many applications to create a follow-up work order or a linked service request from many applications. The same result can easily be automated using the WO.createWorkorder() or the Ticket.createWorkorder() API methods. The standard WO2WO or TICKET2WO crossover domains can also be used to copy some attributes from the source […]

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 […]

Script to check if current user is in a Security Group

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 […]

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