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This page shows the latest blog posts. You’ll see that there is a 5-month gap between April and August 2022. That is because I have been working on getting the Maximo Bite Size podcast and Maximo Secrets YouTube channel established. You would have seen the posts for these on the Home page and you can now follow their progress for their top menu items. I did want another page for other articles not associated with the podcast or videos – and that is this page, I hope to add to it soon.

Linear Assets (10) – Condition Monitoring

This article covers Linear Asset changes on the Condition Monitoring application including how to generate work orders, which includes settings in Organizations and Cron Task Setup applications. The article finishes with Meter Readings on the Work Order Tracking application. Condition Monitoring Linear is also supported in the Condition Monitoring application when you add a measurement. I’ve created a Condition Monitoring Point 1006 – […]

Linear Assets (9) – Meters

This article returns to the Assets application to see how meters are supported on Linear Assets. Assets Applications – Meters Tab A continuous meter on a linear asset, for example a count of the number of accidents, or traffic volume must be placed at a measure along the linear asset. For gauge or characteristic meters, the measure […]

Linear Assets (8) – Work Orders

This article reviews the changes in the Work Order Tracking application to support Linear Assets, but it does not include meters and meter readings. Performing Work on Linear Assets There are a few work order scenarios about linear assets that can be accommodated on both the Work Order Tracking and Quick Reporting applications.  You can perform work […]

Linear Assets (7) Routes and PMs

This article explores the changes to the Routes and Preventive Maintenance applications to support Linear Assets. Routes Application Route Tab In the Routes application we will look at Route I-95N SI with a description of “I-95N in 10 mile segment increments (SI)”. This is set to create Entries in the Work Order’s Multi Asset, Location and CI Table. Notice, […]

Linear Assets (6) – Service Requests

This article shows how a linear asset is used in the Service Requests application, and in the Create/View Service Requests applications. Service Requests Application – Linear Segment Details If you are working on a linear asset in applications like Service Requests, Work Order Tracking, Preventive Maintenance, Routes or Condition Monitoring, the Linear Segment Details section will appear to help […]

Linear Assets (5) – Relationships

This article explores Relationships needed for linear assets and how they are used in the Relationships tab of the Assets application. Relationships Application Relationships Tab The Relationships application allows you to define a custom name to describe a relationship between assets or configuration items (CIs). The Use With field has the two options ASSET or CI. When the Use […]

Linear Assets (4) – Asset Specifications

This article explores the Specifications tab on the Assets application. Assets Application – Specifications Tab A linear asset can be classified, and the classification can have a set of attributes that describe the asset. For example, a road may have an attribute of road surface, number of lanes, or speed restrictions. For a linear asset the attribute […]

Linear Assets (3) – Asset Features

This article uses features on a linear asset in the Features tab on the Assets application and includes the asset feature’s specification Assets Application – Features tab With the features created you can now add them to the linear asset in the Features tab of the Assets application. I-95N has 12 asset features, 10 Mile Posts and […]

Linear Assets (2) – Features

Last Updated on May 10, 2022 by maximosecrets This article will take a reader through the Features application but will also describe some changes made in the Classifications application to support linear assets and features. Features A feature is a class of physical object that you will find along a linear asset. For example, along a road you will […]

Linear Assets (1) – An Introduction

An Introduction to Linear Assets Linear is an add-on to Maximo in Maximo 7.6.x but becomes part of Maximo licensing when existing clients convert to AppPoints under a Maximo Application Suite license. Since v7.1 it has been a part of all Maximo installations but turned-on when a license key is applied. For a Maximo 7.6 […]

Maximo Mobile – Technician (1)

This is the third of a series of articles to discover the capability of the new Maximo Mobile applications. The system I am using has Maximo Mobile 8.3 installed, this is the November 2021 release, in System Information it indicates IBM Maximo Application Framework 8.6.0.0 Build 20211012-1522 DB Build V7600-18. I am initially using a desktop browser; […]

Maximo Mobile – Work Approvals (1)

This is the second of a series of articles to discover the capability of the new Maximo Mobile applications. The system I am using has Maximo Mobile 8.3 installed, this is the November 2021 release, in System Information it indicates IBM Maximo Application Framework 8.6.0.0 Build 20211012-1522 DB Build V7600-18. I am initially using a desktop browser; […]

Maximo Mobile – Service Requests

This is the start of a series of blog posts to discover the capability of the new Maximo Mobile applications. The system I am using has Maximo Mobile 8.3 installed, this is the November 2021 release, in System Information it indicates IBM Maximo Application Framework 8.6.0.0 Build 20211012-1522 DB Build V7600-18. I am initially using a desktop […]

KPI Templates

As the name suggests a KPI Template is a way of generating multiple KPIs linked to the KPI Template. The KPI Templates application will be found in the Administration module and KPI sub-module. In the MAXDEMO database there are a couple of good examples, we will look at Template 1001 – Schedule Compliance of Completed […]

KPI Manager

The KPI Manager application is used to create and maintain records that provide operational Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). I’ve deliberately described these as operational KPIs and not business KPIs. They will help to determine how Maximo is being used and the results can be tracked over time and displayed on a Start Center.  Each KPI […]

Escalations – Advanced Topics

In this article we will look at the actions found in the Escalations application and a number of advanced topics so that you understand the use of the Repeat field, the Calendars/Shifts on the escalation and escalation point, and how communications are written to the Communication Log. We will also review how to determine the […]

Escalations

An escalation is a background task that can monitor an object in Maximo and for the records where the condition evaluates to true it can notify you through a Communication Template or it can perform an Action. There is an Escalations application which is the focus of this article. Escalations are also embedded in a […]

Actions

Actions are used in Workflow and Escalations; they will also be found in Service Level Agreements (SLA) as there is an Escalation tab. This article will discuss the Action application and the standard action records provided in Maximo, the practical use of these actions will be followed up with articles on SLAs, Escalations and eventually […]

Communication Templates

A communication template is a template for an outbound email and is used in Workflow, Escalations and in applications through the Create Communication action. The Communication Templates application will be found in the Administration module and in the System Configuration – Platform Configuration module. List Tab There are a variety of existing Communication Templates which […]

Roles

A role is a pointer that resolves to a person or team, a person group. For example, the person who reports a service request, the buyer of a purchase order, the team responsible for safety, etc. Once it has found a person or team Maximo can derive an email address and use this in email […]

Ticket Communications (3)

This is the last of the three articles on Ticket Communications and will focus on the Communication Templates and Roles provided for Tickets in the out of the box Maximo system. The illustrations will show two of the Global Ticket Communication Templates in action, one for Incidents and one for Problems, which can be used […]

Ticket Communications (2)

This is the second article of three reviewing the functionality behind the Create Communication action on the ticket-based applications. The first article introduced the Create Communication dialog and the three tabs that you get when you open the To field’s Select Value to look up a recipient of the email. In the article we showed […]

Ticket Communications (1)

This is the first of three articles on Ticket Communications, and they focus on the Create Communication action in the Ticket based applications. The articles do discuss a bit about Roles and Communication Templates but only to see how they are applied, there is scope for other articles on those two applications. To help you […]

Work View

The Work View is not a database view but an application in Maximo with some surprisingly special capabilities for an application that does not allow inserts, updates or deletes. The Work View was designed to provide a single view of all the tickets and work orders that a user is responsible for or where they […]

Solutions

Solutions are used as a knowledge base and can be searched by end users from the Self-Service module. This article will cover all aspects associated with Solutions. Solutions Application In the article on Incidents and Problems we used the Create Solution action to create solution 1047 at DRAFT status. You cannot see which record created […]

Incidents and Problems

When I started this article, I had wondered whether to make the title Corrective Action and Preventive Action (CAPA) instead. The two applications are called Incidents and Problems, and so I decided to stick with that. I have also used this article to discuss the Duplicate and Delete actions. Incidents – Corrective Actions, Problems – […]

Ticket Time Tracking

This article will first look at recording time against the Service Request. However, you can also record time against the activities of a ticket, therefore we will follow with recording time against an Incident. The Incidents application has an Activities tab, the Service Requests application while supporting activities, does not have an Activities tab.  Time […]

Status Inheritance on Tickets

There are three scenarios where the status could be inherited on a ticket. Inherit Status from a Follow-up Ticket Inherit Status from a Global Issue Inherit Status from a Follow-up Work Order A ticket can have one or more activities and like there is a rolldown of statuses from a parent work order to its […]

Service Level Agreements (4) – Related SLAs

This article will show how we can have one SLA supporting another. For example, a customer SLA may have multiple supporting SLAs, these may be of type INTERNAL, an Operational Level Agreement, or of type VENDOR, an underpinning agreement. There is nothing stopping one Customer SLA supporting another Customer SLA, but this would be less […]

Service Level Agreements (1) – An Introduction

The Service Level Agreements (SLA) application is a powerful application but can be a bit difficult to understand. Then there are two versions the one you get in base Maximo and the one which Maximo for Service Provider clients use, which is the one embedded in other Maximo products like Maximo for Aviation or IBM […]

Service Requests – Multiple Assets

The Service Request application can reference multiple assets, locations, and configuration items (CIs). This article reviews this feature, and what you can do with the records once they have been added. Using the New Row on the Multiple Asset, Location and CIs table For this scenario I have created a new Service Request 1301 with […]

Service Request – Work Logs

This article will look at three scenarios to show that by default work log records are visible in other applications than the one they were created in. Creating a Log Note from View Service Request In a previous article REDDING – Tony Redding created a service request 1273, we can see this in the Self-Service […]

Ticket Statuses

The status levels of a Service Request, Incident or Problem are the same. They are NEW, QUEUED, PENDING, INPROG (In Progress), RESOLVED, and CLOSED. The Synonym Domain SRSTATUS has CANCELLED and REJECTED as synonyms of CLOSED. There is also a status level for HISTEDIT that supports the action Edit History Service Request. We’ll focus on […]

Automatically Apply a Ticket Template

A Ticket Template can be manually applied to a Service Request, Incident or Problem through the actions Apply Service Request Template, Apply Incident Template or Apply Problem Template respectively. A dialog opens allowing you to choose the appropriate template for the class of ticket, SR, INCIDENT, PROBLEM. If you have many ticket templates, then finding […]

Quick Insert Portlet

A Ticket Template can be manually applied to a Service Request, Incident or Problem through the actions Apply Service Request Template, Apply Incident Template or Apply Problem Template respectively. A dialog opens allowing you to choose the appropriate template for the class of ticket, SR, INCIDENT, PROBLEM. It would, of course, be nice if the […]

New Service Requests

In the article on Self-Service Service Request, user REDDING submitted a new service request 1273, the conference room he uses was found to be too hot. We’ll start by examining that service request from a service desk agents view, with user WILSON. Later, we’ll create a new service request from scratch in the Service Request […]

Take Ownership and Select Owner

One of the first actions of the responder to a service request is to use the action Take Ownership. This makes the logged-in user the Owner of the service request and it changes the status from NEW to QUEUED to indicate to the person who reported the issue that the service request is being considered. […]

Edit Mode

In the Service Requests application, you may find that the first button in the toolbar is a pencil icon, this enables editing of the record. If you do have a blue pencil button, then the fields in the application will be read-only. Edit Mode can be enabled on an application if the same record is […]

Date Attribute on Classifications

In the Classifications application and actions Add/Modify Properties – Attributes, there is a new data type of DATE. I can’t say when exactly this was added but I am using Maximo 7.6.1.2 with an IFIX from November 2020. So, fantastic, let’s give it a whirl, I think many Maximo consultants would be interested in this. […]

Self Service Service Requests

The Self-Service applications have a license profile for which there is no license fee, allowing them to be used by a wide number of users. There are two applications associated with Service Requests and this article will look at both. The Submit a Service Request Work Center will be the subject of another article. We […]

Applying Ticket Templates

There is an action on the Service Request application – Apply Service Request Template, a similar named action is on the Incidents and Problems applications. As the name suggests a ticket template is a template for a common request or incident, when applied it copies over fields to the ticket-based application, in our case to […]

Ticket Templates

A Ticket Template is what its name suggests, a template for a ticket, similar to a job plan being a template for a work order. A Ticket Template is applied through an action on the Service Requests, Incidents or Problems applications, the three types of ticket. They are also used in the Service Request Work […]

Safety Module Overview

The safety module in Maximo is found as part of the Planning module and consists of four applications, Hazards, Precautions, Lock Out / Tag Out, and Safety Plans. The records from these applications are used in Locations, Assets, Job Plans and Work Order Tracking. A hazard can also be referenced in the Item Master application […]

Building Safety Plans

This is the fourth of five articles on the Safety module of Maximo and the second article on the Safety Plans application.  The two Safety Plans articles are: Applying Safety Plans will show how a safety plan is applied to a work order, it will use existing safety plans in the MAXDEMO database. This article covers the […]

Applying Safety Plans

This is the third of five articles on the Safety module of Maximo. Safety Plans are used to default hazards and their precautions, hazardous materials, and lock out/tag out plans to a work order so that the work can be performed safely. A safety plan can be associated with a job plan so that when […]

Hazards on Item Master

This is the final part in a series of five articles that will provide a deep dive into the Safety module of core Maximo. In the first part we examined Hazards and Precautions, which is relevant to this article. You can find it here: Hazards and Precautions You may have noticed that in the Item […]

Lock Out / Tag Out

This is the second part in a series of five articles that will provide a deep dive into the Safety module of core Maximo. In the first part we examined Hazards and Precautions. You can find it here: Hazards and Precautions The Safety module is a sub-module of the Planning module. Following our review of […]

Hazards and Precautions

This is the first in a series of five articles that will provide a deep dive into the Safety module of core Maximo. This series will include: Hazards and how to mitigate the hazard with Precautions. Lock Out / Tag Out rules used in the isolation of assets Applying Safety Plans to a work order. […]

Crews (3 of 3) – Assigning Labor and Tool Assets to Crews

This is the third article in the series on the Crews application, it will focus on Labor and Tool Assignments. There is another series of three articles which looks at the Crew Assignment Status dialog which we will briefly discuss in this article, and to see how that dialog worked we had to make Labor […]

Crew Assignment Status (3) – Required Tools

This is the third part in a deep dive of the Crew Assignment Status action which is found in the Crews application. This article focuses on the Required Tools table window. Required Tools – Summary Required Tools is based on object AMCREWTOOLSQ and the Requirement Status has the following statuses: OK – Tool Requirements Met NOT […]

Crew Assignment Status (2) – Required Qualifications

This is the second part in a deep dive of the Crew Assignment Status action which is found in the Crews application. This article focuses on the Required Qualifications table window. Required Qualifications – Summary Required Qualifications is based on object AMCREWQUAL and the Requirement Status has the following statuses: OK – Qualification Requirement Met NOT […]

Crew Assignment Status (1) – Required Crafts

When you make labor and tool assignments to crews you will want to verify the assignments meet the requirements of the crew on a particular day in which the crew is due to go out. There is an action Crew Assignment Status that opens a dialog with 5 table windows, three of which provide a […]

Configuring Graphical Work Week

In this article we explore adding a column to the Graphical Work Week (GWW) application, both in the work list as well as in the resource list. GWW does not support Work Zones, a pity, but you can get some way to assigning work to a labor that has the same work zone by adding […]

Non-Linear Dynamic Job Plans

Introduction Dynamic Job Plans was introduced in Maximo 7.6.1.1. Many who would be asked whether Dynamic Job Plans is relevant to them would say, no, because we don’t have linear assets. Others might say that this is only used with assets. Not true on both counts, dynamic job plans can be used by every Maximo […]

Inventory Reservations

An inventory reservation is made when a work order or internal purchase order is approved or when a material requisition is submitted. The reservations can be viewed and modified from two applications, Inventory and Inventory Usage, the Add/Modify Reservations action. For individual items and tools, you may see outstanding reservations through the action View Item Availability or View Tool Availability. […]

Inventory Balances

In the Inventory and Stocked Tools applications the current balance and the available balance of the item/tool is displayed, but how are they calculated, obvious, or not so? There are several other balance records, this article explores when they are used. I will start with a Summary, the detail provides an illustration of the tests […]

Returning Items under Warranty

I was asked the other day what the process would be if I wanted to return a purchased item that was still under warranty. My answer was it depends on how long ago you made the receipt and whether it had been invoiced, but the actual process of return should be the same. Later I […]

Day Hire of Rental Tools

Somebody asked me the other day how to handle the day hire of rental tools in Maximo. You have Lease/Rental Contracts but that would be too much set-up for a one-off rental of a tool, this is after all a purchase, besides Lease/Rental Contracts work with rotating items, and hence would require the creation of […]

Graphical Work Week – Assignments

This article will focus on scheduling and how to make and break assignments and will include the automatic splitting of assignments and merging split assignments. As previous articles have all focused on Labor, this article will focus more on crews, however, the majority of the article will still be relevant to those of you who […]

Graphical Work Week – Resource View

This is the fourth of a series of articles on the Graphical Work Week application that was introduced as part of Maximo Scheduler 7.6.8 in the summer of 2020. This article will focus on the Resource View, the lower of the two panes on the Graphical View tab. It is now 4th January 2021, happy […]

Graphical Work Week – Work View

This is the third of a series of articles on the Graphical Work Week application that was introduced as part of Maximo Scheduler 7.6.8 in the summer of 2020. This article will focus on the Work View, the upper pair of panes on the Graphical View tab. The Work View is the top half of […]

Graphical Work Week – Work Tab

This is the second in a series of articles on the Graphical Work Week application. It will cover the List and Work tabs and the actions menu; it will also show how the work and resource queries result in the records shown in the Graphical View tab. List Tab The List Tab shows the Work […]

Graphical Work Week – Overview

The Graphical Work Week application was introduced as part of Maximo Scheduler 7.6.8 in the summer of 2020. It has been modelled on the Assignment Manager application, with a split screen, work assignments on the top and labor and crew resources on the bottom. As the name implies it is a week-by-week view. This article […]

Work Order Tracking – Assignments Overview

There is more to Work Assignments than you may think and naturally many Maximo practitioners look at Assignments as being a product of planning work or applying a Job Plan, which of course they are. But you can plan work in the Assignments tab of the Work Order Tracking application without using Job Plans or […]

Work Order Tracking – Assignments Miscellany

This is the fourth in a series of articles on the Assignments tab of the Work Order Tracking application. In the first article – Simple Work Assignments in Work Order Tracking – I showed that you could use the Assignments tab to dispatch a labor to a work order without using a Job Plan or […]

Work Order Tracking – Assignments with Work Zones

This is the third of a series of articles on the Assignments tab of the Work Order Tracking application. In the first article – Simple Work Assignments in Work Order Tracking – I showed that you could use the Assignments tab to dispatch a labor to a work order without using a Job Plan or […]

Simple Work Assignments in Work Order Tracking

Work assignments are made in the Assignments tab of Work Order Tracking application and require either a Labor or Crew. The Responsibility section found at the bottom of the main Work Order tab should be considered as the “ownership” of the work order and requires a Person, and not a Labor record, it should not […]

Labor

A Labor record must reference a Person record but we will see later that you can create a Person record from the Labor application. But why do we have both in Maximo? A Labor record is used with work order assignments, a labor may be assigned to a crew position, so a Labor record performs […]

Graphical Resource View (3) – Miscellaneous

Last Updated on December 15, 2020 by maximosecrets This is the last of three articles on the Graphical Resource View application. I am assuming you have read the first two which you can find here: Labor        http://maximosecrets.com/2020/10/20/graphical-resource-view-1-labor/ Crews       http://maximosecrets.com/2020/11/19/graphical-resource-view-2-crews/ This article will be a mixed bag including a deeper dive into the toolbar settings and […]

Graphical Resource View (2) – Crews

The Graphical Resource View application has been designed to allow you to graphically enter and modify availability records for labor and crews. This is a graphical method of handling similar functionality to the two actions Modify Person Availability and Modify Crew Availability in the People and Crews applications respectively. This article will focus on Crews, […]

Crews (2 of 3) – Crew Work Groups

Crew Work Groups are used to limit what crews can be assigned to work; a crew can belong to a crew work group. A work order can inherit its crew work group from a Preventive Maintenance record or a Job Plan and when you make an assignment the available crews are those that belong to […]

Crews (1 of 3) – Defining Crews

The Crews application is too large for one article and so I will split it between: Defining Crews (this article) Crew Work Groups Assigning Labor and Tool Assets to Crews. I am also aiming to write other articles on the Graphical Crew Management application which is used in the daily shuffle of labor between crews, […]

Crew Types

Crews originated in Maximo for Utilities and was introduced in Maximo Scheduler 7.5.1 and then rolled into core Maximo as part of Maximo 7.6. A crew is a group of Labor and Tool Assets that work together to complete work order assignments. A crew has one or more positions with required craft and skill levels […]

Qualifications

The Crafts application defines the maintenance disciplines and competency levels, referred to as Skill Levels in Maximo. Qualifications define the specialist skills and certifications that a person possesses that may help to decide between one Labor record or another when assigning work. A qualification can also be a requirement to use a tool or a […]

Crafts

Craft records are used to define disciplines that one or more employees or contractors possess, and which are used in the planning of work. Some traditional examples of crafts are Mechanic, Electrician, Plumber, Carpenter, but crafts are used in every industry, for example in IT, Deskside Support, Service Desk Tier 1, Service Desk Tier 2, […]

Graphical Resource View (1) – Labor

The Graphical Resource View application has been designed to allow you to graphically enter and modify availability records for labor and crews. This is a graphical method of handling similar functionality to the two actions Modify Person Availability and Modify Crew Availability in the People and Crews applications respectively. This article will focus on introducing […]

People – Modify Person Availability

Last Updated on October 20, 2020 by maximosecrets The Calendar does not define the availability of a labor or crew alone. With its shifts the calendar defines the work periods that would be considered working time from other periods in a day or week which would be considered non-working time. The calendar is designed to […]

Calendars

In Maximo calendars are used on labor and crew resources, and on locations and assets to indicate operational periods. They are used with Service Level Agreements and there are also some hidden references to a calendar which you might discover if you attempted to delete a calendar. Calendars are fundamental to the Maximo Scheduler graphical […]

Quiz Answers – Condition Enabled Items -2

One small topic, 10 questions on Condition Enabled Items (part 2): Q1 – Can you set the condition enabled check box on the Inventory application?  Answer – No, it is always read-only and it is showing the field from the Item object. Q2 – You have a condition enabled item with 3 condition records with condition rates […]

Quiz – How well do you know Maximo? – Condition Enabled Items – 2

One small topic, 10 questions on Condition Enabled Items (part 2): Q1 – Can you set the condition enabled check box on the Inventory application?  Q2 – You have a condition enabled item with 3 condition records with condition rates of 100, 80 and 60. The item has been added to the CENTRAL storeroom with an […]

Quiz Answers – Condition Enabled Items

One small topic, 10 questions on Condition Enabled Items: Q1 – What is the best description for a condition enabled item? A – An item which you can monitor through measurements that may come from sensors. B – An item where balances are held at multiple condition levels and where the item’s value is set at […]

Quiz – How well do you know Maximo? – Condition Enabled Items

One small topic, 10 questions on Condition Enabled Items: Q1 – What is the best description for a condition enabled item? A – An item which you can monitor through measurements that may come from sensors. B – An item where balances are held at multiple condition levels and where the item’s value is set at […]

Quiz Answers – Kit Items – 2

One small topic, 10 questions on Kit Items (Part 2): Q1 – What is the financial transaction types when I assemble a kit and when I disassemble a kit? Answer – KITMAKE and KITBREAK respectively Q2 – When I assemble a kit in which tab of the View Inventory Transactions action will I find the financial transaction […]

Quiz – How well do you know Maximo? Kit Items – 2

One small topic, 10 questions on Kit Items (Part 2): Q1 – What is the financial transaction types when I assemble a kit and when I disassemble a kit? Q2 – When I assemble a kit in which tab of the View Inventory Transactions action will I find the financial transaction for the kit item? Q3 […]

Quiz Answers – Kit Items

One small topic, 10 questions on Kit Items: Q1 – What is the best description for a kit item?                   A – Items used with a commodity group of PPE or CLOTHING                   B – A kit of parts on a rotating asset                   C – A set of items which are grouped together so that it can be […]

Quiz – How well do you know Maximo? – Kit Items

One small topic, 10 questions on Kit Items (Part 1): Q1 – What is the best description for a kit item?                   A – Items used with a commodity group of PPE or CLOTHING                   B – A kit of parts on a rotating asset                   C – A set of items which are grouped together so that it […]

Quiz Answers – Rotating Items – 2

One small topic, 10 questions on Rotating Items (part 2): Q1 – What happens when you update the specification attribute values on an item marked as rotating? Answer – The attribute value is updated on all locations and assets that reference the rotation item and that have the same attribute.  This is one of the characteristics of […]

Quiz – How well do you know Maximo? – Rotating Items-2

One small topic, 10 more questions on Rotating Items (part 2): Q1 – What happens when you update the specification attribute values on an item marked as rotating? Q2 – Can you change the classification of an asset that references a rotating item? Q3 – What is the purpose of the two YORN fields on the […]

Item – Add Items to Storeroom

In the Item Master application, we had recently created item AJE11 as part of showing how the item’s description is generated using the classification and the attribute values that form the item’s specification. As you can see, we never added the item to a storeroom, the Storerooms tab shows no records. The action “Add Items […]

Item Classifications – Generating Descriptions in Multiple Languages

When an Item is classified the description of the item can be generated. The same item can have multiple secondary languages. The question arises, whether the description in the secondary languages is also generated and what is its format?  I have split the article into two, the first focuses on the description generation, the second […]

Quiz Answers – Rotating Items

One small topic, 10 questions on Rotating Items: Q1 – All these descriptions are true, to some extent, but which is the best description of a rotating item?                   A – An inventory item where the balance in the storeroom is tracked individually as serialised assets.                    B – An inventory item with moving parts that rotate around […]

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