By default, when you add a material or item to a workorder, the value is set to 1. This can be a problem for some entities because laborers can add a item number, select a storeroom then immediate save it without even bothering to enter a quantity. Logically, by default, Maximo doesn’t allow you to save a material or item with a quantity of zero. Of course it shouldn’t because it wouldn’t make sense. But it also doesn’t really make sense to default it to one either, without forcing the user to enter a quantity.
So how do we get around this? You can use the default value control in the application designer but it does have it’s limitations.