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Including long descriptions in the Maximo Enterprise Adapter

Technote (FAQ)


Question

How do I include long descriptions when sending data in using the Maximo Enterprise Adapter (MEA) or Maximo Integration Framework (MIF)?

Answer

Maximo 6.x MEA

1. Go To Integration -> Integration Object

On the Persistent Fields tab, exclude HASLD
On the Non-Persistent Fields tab, include DESCRIPTION_LONGDESCRIPTION

Maximo 7.x MIF

1. Go To Integration -> Object Structures

Click Select Action -> Exclude/Include Fields

On the Persistent Fields tab, exclude HASLD
On the Non-Persistent Fields tab, include DESCRIPTION_LONGDESCRIPTION

Maximo 6.x/7.x XML

Add the long description tag to the inbound XML:

<DESCRIPTION_LONGDESCRIPTION>xxxxx</DESCRIPTION_LONGDESCRIPTION>

Do not include the HASLD tag. This column will be set automatically.

The same process will work for sending data in using flat files and interface tables, however, you must use an alias for DESCRIPTION_LONGDESCRIPTION on DB2 and SQL Server since the column name is longer than 18. If your object structure has multiple MBOs with long descriptions, you will have to use an alias to identify each column name uniquely.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Systems and Asset Management Maximo Enterprise Adapter Not Applicable

Document information

More support for: Maximo Asset Management
MEA: Generic

Software version: 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5, 6.2.6, 6.2.7, 6.2.8, 7.1, 7.1.1, 7.5, 7.6

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1417266

Modified date: 03 February 2010