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Mobile Informer

By: Barry Nichols
January 27th, 2020

On January 27, 2020, Interloc Solutions released the Mobile Informer 5.8 Product Update. The new 5.8 version of Mobile Informer makes partitioned Catalogs a first-class feature, providing significant backend performance improvements in environments delivering data strictly via clearly-defined partitions for offline usage. This is especially relevant for customers with separate, disjoint data sets who need that data available offline at all times. An example being assets spread across factories or inventory spread between storerooms at different sites.

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Maximo | SCCD | Offerings | How-to Instructions

By: Scott Peluso
January 11th, 2020

In the new IBM SmartCloud Control Desk (SCCD), there are very good Service Catalog and offerings applications that you can take advantage of and use in a production environment. In this blog, Interloc's Pete Morell shows you how to create a Service Catalog offering and add it to a catalog.

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Blog

By: Martin Nichol
August 12th, 2019

A while ago, I wrote an article on my personal blog on how Use Ant to Deploy Automation Scripts. In the article, I walked through configuring a Publish Channel to export and an Enterprise Service to import Script and LaunchPoint information. I then provided an Ant script that could post data to the Enterprise Service. The reason for this script is to make it easy to deploy Automation Scripts from a source control repository like SVN or Git. While Migration Manager make it easy to migrate changes from one environment to another, it does not integrate nicely with a source control tool.

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IBM Maximo | Blog | Maximo Log

By: Martin Nichol
June 18th, 2018

I recently needed to diagnose out of memory problems with Maximo.  There is some information in the Maximo logs that can help.  Maximo can display mbo counts and free memory information.  Maximo will also log the number of active users and when crons execute.

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Interloc Solutions | EAM

By: Scott Peluso
May 1st, 2018

Interloc Solutions and EAM Software today announced the availability of a solution which allows IBM Maximo Asset Management customers the ability to significantly improve their data management capabilities and processes. EAM’s Data Management Tool for Maximo streamlines and reduces Maximo operational and deployment costs. The solution simplifies data integration through the use of standard Microsoft Excel for importing and exporting and is fully integrated into the Maximo application and security framework.

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Refetch | Blog

By: Martin Nichol
April 4th, 2018

We’ve all seen the dreaded “Record has been updated by another user. Refetch and try again.”  It can happen when the record has been updated by another user, but it can also happen when the record is updated by the same user more than once. In memory, an MboSet owns zero or more MBOs.  Each of those MBOs can have zero or more MboSets which in turn own zero or more MBOs.  Naturally, if your MboSets contain zero MBOs you won’t have problems with records updated by another user.  Problems will arise if two different MBOs reference the same database record and both MBOs attempt to update data.  In memory, these MBOs will be represented as separate Java objects and will be owned by different MboSets.  If only one MBO is updated, it won’t be a problem.  If both MBOs are updated, the first will update the database record and change the ROWSTAMP value.  The second will attempt to update the record but will fail because the ROWSTAMP doesn’t match.  This will trigger an MXRowUpdateException.