In this post I’m sharing an automation script to generate a BIRT report automatically and attach it a work order. I my scenario I have triggered it from the workflow but it can be also triggered from an escalation.
We all know Maximo is a complex product. It has plenty of features and is very flexible but sometimes complex to manage especially when system performances are poor.A lot of things may affect the perceived performances of Maximo and it may be hard to have an overview of the entire system configuration. What are the […]
If you are upgrading from Maximo 5 or 6, to Maximo 7.1 or 7.5, you may want to remove legacy (Actuate) Maximo 5 or 6 reports.The following SQL script deletes those obsolete report entries from the database. delete from reportlookupwhere reportlookup.reportnum in(select reportnum from reportwhere runtype in (‘ESPREADSHEET’, ‘QUERY’, ‘REPORT’))or reportlookup.reportnum is nullor reportlookup.reportname is […]
Recently I went through a problem running BIRT reports from Maximo. Every time I launch a BIRT report I got a java.lang.ClassCastException exception like this. java.lang.ClassCastException: org.apache.xerces.parsers.XIncludeAwareParserConfiguration incompatible with org.apache.xerces.xni.parser.XMLParserConfiguration My colleague Daniel Hlawatsch found the solution based on two similar IBM TechNotes: New Xerces library was introduced in CCMDB 184.108.40.206Error connecting to WebServices To […]
Today a customer asked me to extract the full listing of failure codes, problems, causes and remedies. He wants to be able to create an Excel spreadsheet to analyze the failure codes tree in order to improve and reorganize such structure.Here is the SQL query that can extract this information from Maximo database. select f.failurecode […]
Checkout this great page with a lot of useful information and reference material on Maximo BIRT reports.I you are a Maximo report developer you may also wish to follow IBM’s Maximo architect and lead designer Pam Denny on twitter.
I have always been an admirer of beautifully designed web sites. Today’s mobile and desktop application have beautiful and eye-catching UIs. To my eyes the current design of out of the box Maximo BIRT reports has an old-fashioned style that doesn’t sound pleasant to my eyes. That’s why I decided to tweak the Maximo out […]
Some days ago I came across this interesting post from Pam Denny that describes the 80/20 rule. Based on this empirical rule 80% of the report processing is done by only 20% of used reports.That’s why I developed a simple SQL query that uses the LASTRUNDURATION field of the REPORT table to list the report […]
Sometimes I had the hard task to debug performance issues of specific Maximo reports. The main thing to understand here is that 95% of the times the problem is related to a long execution time of the underlying SQL query .What I typically do is the following: Look at the ‘Performance’ tab of the Report […]
In this post I will show how to enable the lookup functionality for selecting one or multiple values in a report parameter.Instead of creating a new lookup I will show all the necessary configurations looking at the built-in report ‘Inventory Balance’ (inventory_balance_tbl.rptdesign). Enabling lookup in report Open the ‘Report Administration’ application and search for ‘Inventory […]