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  • 1.  Inspection form text response field customization

    Posted 7 days ago

    Hi Everyone, Good day! 

    We are using IBM Maximo Asset Management and the client would like to customize the Inspection form text response field to be able to handle 4000 characters instead of default limited size. 

    I would like to check if you have also encountered this requirement. Can you please share the steps on how you implemented it? Thank you!


  • 2.  RE: Inspection form text response field customization

    Posted 5 days ago

    I would start questioning - why? What is the reason, where that long response is used etc?

    Maybe that response is possible to split in some responses, which can also be later analysed, sorted, filtered etc. 

    I have had similar cases (not with inspection forms) where later that long text is not used or not filled. Especially from some mobile device, it is not easy to write that amount of text. Yes, there is possibilities for text to speech.

    But is it realy needed?

    If it is really needed, most probably relevant DB filed needs to be extended, also something for inspection forms could be needed to changed in representation files, I'm afraid.

    Juris Flugins

  • 3.  RE: Inspection form text response field customization

    IBM Champion
    Posted 4 days ago

    I would suggest not to extend the text response. The inspection application was never intended to keep such long answers. To me it looks more to add some comments like we do in the work log on the related work order. Another suggestion is to add such long answers as a document link to the associated work order. Unless you have speech to text enabled (and answer a text response via speech) it doesn't benefit the end user (= technician or inspector) to respond with such long answers using a mobile device (very UI unfriendly).

    Jan-Willem Steur