Labor Actuals – sometimes you get a ZERO value

The user accidentally entered this value. Normally the Maximo screen (work order actuals or LabTrans) will capture the Starttime and Endtime and automatically populate the RegularHrs field. But sometimes you discover a zero – which means no linecost and no roll-up of costs to asset.

Further complications:

Many sites have the Org setting which “auto approves” the labor actuals, meaning once the user saves the record he can no longer directly edit that line. [of course they could insert a new line to negate the bad value, and so-on, but this is not pretty].

So my thought was to:

1) Use the AUTO APPROVE ORG setting [above]

2) Add a new ESCALATION+ACTION which resets the auto-approve to “0″ …..if it finds RegularHrs=0 line.

3) Make a Start Center Result Set portlet for the Maintenance Supervisor which shows these RegularHrs=0 lines.

4) He would procedurally edit, i.e. “fix them himself” ,or, ask worker.

Exactly how do you fix them?

a) Delete the bad line {now possible because the Escalation+Action made this line editable}

b) and then, Insert the new/correct line

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I bet if you searched your LABTRANS table right now, you would find similar entries.

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