How to Change Status of Work Orders in Maximo Using MBOs
Want to learn more about how to change the status of a work order in Maximo? Check out this tutorial demonstrating how to change its status using MBOs.
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The process of changing work orders status in Maximo involves writing your code and packaging it in a WAR file and then placing that WAR file in the MAXIMO.ear and redeployment of Maximo Asset Management System on BEA Weblogic Server.
Writing Code and Creating a WAR File
Before writing the code, you will need to include the library
BusinessObjects.jar in your project. This jar file is available in Maximo installation folder. Now, we can import the required packages.
List of the
importrequired packages mentioned below:
import psdi.server.MXServer; import psdi.security.UserInfo; import psdi.app.workorder.WOSet; import psdi.app.workorder.WO;
Get an instance of the
MXServer mxServer = MXServer.getMXServer(); Get UserInfo of any authorized Maximo user UserInfo userInfo = mxServer.getUserInfo("maxadmin");
Next, you will need to get the
WOSet object by passing
UserInfoas the parameter. If we pass the
userInfo here, some of the users lacking required privileges that returned WOSet will be empty.
WOSet woSet = (WOSet)mxServer.getMboSet("WORKORDER", userInfo); Set your where clause for filtering records in woSet woSet.setUserWhere("WONUM = '1045' "); Get first WO object from WOSet WO wo = (WO)woSet.getMbo(0);
Next, you will need to initialize the variable with the desired work order status
String desiredStatus = "COMP";
Now, you will need to initialize the memo variable, which can be used for adding comments, like the reasons or details of changing the status.
String memo = "";
This method changes the Work Oder status by updating rows in the MAXIMO tables
WOSTATUS , etc.
wo.changeMaxStatus(desiredStatus, mxServer.getDate(), memo);
Next, you will need to ask Maximo to persist your changes:
WOSet so that memory resources are freed:
Deploying Your WAR File
When deploying your WAR file, you must place it in the
MAXIMO.ear file. To do that, you will extract the
MAXIMO.ear file and copy your WAR file in the root directory. You also need to make changes in the
application.xml file in the
MAXIMO.ear located at
Right above <!-- List of EJB modules --> line in the
application.xml, insert the description of your web module as the following:
<module id="WebModule_SomeUniqueNumbericID"> <web> <web-uri>YourWar.war</web-uri> <context-root>/YourWebModuleName</context-root> </web> </module>
After making these changes, you will recreate the
MAXIMO.ear file and redeploy it on BEA Weblogic server. These are the methods that we can follow to change the status of the work orders in Maximo using MBOs.
We can change the status of work orders in Maximo using MBOs by, firstly, writing the code and creating the war file in Maximo.ear. Then, we can employ the Maximo Asset Management System on the BEA Weblogic Server. This is the best solution to solving this problem.
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