Extending the use of Maximo's hidden BIRT parameter

One of the common queries used by Maximo power users is:

siteid = (select defsite from maxusers where userid = :user)

This selection limits records to the default site the current Maximo user is checked into. So if a query is saved for future use, it will work with any site a …

Controlling BIRT Chart Colors in Maximo

One of the efforts I'm making as we head into 20201 is data consistency. I started looking at some of our key reports and noticed that as our maturity evolved, our reports evolved as well, but sometimes in a disjointed way. We'd discover a new technique in BIRT or …

BIRT Data Set Types

This is complete a personal reference for Maximo BIRT Reporting. The information is originally sourced from IBM's Report Developer Guide v7.1 PDF file. 1

The following chart shows the database type, the corresponding BIRT Data Type, and the method used within the BIRT Designer to retrieve its value. This …

Flexible date ranges in Maximo BIRT reports

For a long time I've always promoted the idea that a report should have flexibility with date ranges. Either the report should allow a user to select a date range or include rolling date ranges. To match this philosophy, we have have several reports that include rolling date range, but …

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