There are three ways to set a field default in Maximo.
1. Database Configuration
The first way is to set a field default at the database level using Database Configuration.
To set a field default in Database Configuration:
There are also three system defaults that work in the Database Configuration Default field. They are:
Note: The four system defaults will only work in Database Configuration.
2. Default Object in Application Designer
The second way to set a field default in Maximo is by using a Default Object in Application Designer.
To set a default at an application level using Application Designer:
Once these values are entered in the properties for the default object, the attribute and default will display for the default object in the section. If additional defaults for other fields are desired, drag and drop a new default object for each field and repeat the steps for filling out the properties.
Note: The system defaults of &USERNAME&, &SYSDATE&, and &AUTOKEY& will not work using the second method.
To default a field with the value of another field:
In the Object Default properties, leave the Value field enpty and enter a value in the From Data Source ID field for example MAINRECORD and in the From Attribute field enter the attribute value of the field you want to take the value from.
3. APPFIELDDEFAULTS table
The third method requires the use of a SQL tool.
There is an appfielddefaults table in Maximo which allows you to set a default by application, group and/or user. The object and default values are required, but you can then specify a certain app that uses that object or security group or user you want to have a particular default value.
Once your record(s) are inserted in the appfielddefaults table, you will need to restart the Maximo application server for your changes to take effect.