workflow

Automatically stop workflow on closed work orders

When using a workflow to drive the status changes of an object in Maximo you shouldn’t allow the users to change the status directly through the ‘Change Status’ action. This could be easily done removing the ‘Change Status’ sigoption from relevant users groups.When users have both options enabled, it may happen that a closed work […]

Translate workflow messages and labels

Translated messages and labels are not enabled by default on Maximo workflows. This means that if you have a multilanguage environment all the users will see the same task descriptions interaction messages when using workflows.To be able to insert translated labels and messages for workflows you have to enable the multi-language option for the following […]

Find Roles with assignments in a Workflow

Roles in Maximo are used to represent a specific person or a group of people that can be used in workflows, communication templates and escalations. If you need to find which roles are used in a specific workflow you can use an SQL query like this. SELECT wfnode.title, wfnode.description, wfa.roleid, r.descriptionFROM wfnodeJOIN wfassignment wfa ON […]

How to test workflows notifications and emails

Today I want to share with you all a very efficient technique that I use to test email notifications and communication templates in workflows. The technique is based on a very lightweight dummy SMTP server called smtp4dev that can run on any Windows system. This small application sits in the system tray and does not […]

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