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IJ08285: ENTERING A NON-EXISTING LOCATION VALUE ON PM RECORD THROWS MISLEADING SYSTEM MESSAGE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In the PM application on a new PM record if a location is added
    that does not currently exist, i.e. "ABC123" the system message
    generated states "Location ABC123 is an inventory type location.
    Select a non  inventory type location. (BMXAA2663)."
    This is misleading, the system message should state "
    Location ABC123 is not a valid location.(BMXAA2663)"
    The same message that is generated from the Work Order Tracking
    Application.
    
    
    STEPS TO REPRODUCE:
    1)Go to the Preventive Maintenance applicaiton and insert a new
    record
    2)Go to the Location field and enter ABC123(location that does
    not exist) tab out
    System Message Generated: "Location ABC123 is an inventory type
    location.  Select a non inventory type location. (BMXAA2663)"
    
    3)Go to Work Order Tacking Application and insert a new record
    4)Go to the Location Field and enter ABC123(location that does
    not exist) tab out.
    System Message Generated: "Location ABC123 is not a valid
    location. (BMXAA2663)"
    
    
    
    RESULTS:
    System Message generated from PM Application is misleading
    
    "Location ABC123 is an inventory type location. Select a non
    inventory type location. (BMXAA2663)."
    
    
    EXPECTED RESULTS:
    System Message generated from PM Applicaton should be the
    same message that is generated from the Work Order Tracking
    Application:
    
    "Location ABC123 is not a valid location. (BMXAA2663)."
    
    Product Version
    TPAE 7.6.0.8 and 7.6.0.9
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * MAXIMO users of the PM application.                          *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * Confusing message when invalid PM location provided.         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    In the PM application on a new PM record if a location is added
    that does not currently exist, i.e. "ABC123" the system message
    generated states "Location ABC123 is an inventory type location.
    Select a non inventory type location. (BMXAA2663)."
    
    This is misleading, the system message should state "Location
    ABC123 is not a valid location.(BMXAA2663)", the same message
    that is raised in the Work Order Tracking Application when an
    invalid location is provided.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The fix for this APAR is contained in the following maintenance
    package:
    	| release\fix pack\interim fix for Release 7.6.1.1
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IJ08285

  • Reported component name

    PREVENTIVE MAIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724R46PM

  • Reported release

    760

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2018-08-07

  • Closed date

    2018-11-08

  • Last modified date

    2018-11-08

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    PREVENTIVE MAIN

  • Fixed component ID

    5724R46PM

Applicable component levels

  • R760 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Maximo Asset Management
Prev Maint

Software version: 760

Reference #: IJ08285

Modified date: 08 November 2018