In Maximo 4.1.1, you used to be able to select a laborcode or craft on a workorder. Now in Maximo 6 and 7, you can’t even select either one. You now have to select a person ID for the lead field on the workorder. I am not completely sure why IBM got rid of that functionality all together, because most of our clients still assign workorders to a craft instead of just one person. The supervisor of that craft will then disperse the workorders to his laborers.
If you want to still be able to assign to a craft, you would have to customize the MBO’s (which is out of the scope of this tutorial) in order to do that, but this tip just simply displays a read only field for the default craft of the person you select in the lead field of the workorder. This is a screenie of what we are trying to achieve.
Now this effect is easy to achieve, but keep in mind that when you save this workorder, that craft value is NOT saved in the database or anywhere else. This simply displays the selected lead persons craft for informational purposes only.