Working with the Bulletin Board in Maximo

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8 thoughts on “Working with the Bulletin Board in Maximo

  1. Hi, more of an advanced question or rather two:
    1. Can you configure so that only those messages that user has NOT read show up?
    2. Have you been able to configure attached documents for the bulletin board? Followed the instructions that IBM has for a custom app, but that doesn’t seem to do the trick. We know the document is getting uploaded, and can be read by browsing the library, but the icon is not indicating there is an attached document.

  2. Hi,

    Can I limit the no. of records under BB in start center like we can do for result set portlet and how can I change the defaullt filter i.e Viewable =N to Viewable =


  3. I realize this is an old post, but I wanted to weigh in on Megha’s question on the offchance it helps someone else finding this article.

    In the System Properties file, look up the property called PMBBISTRACKED. Change that to 0 from the default of 1…then do a life refresh. This will give you the desired change.

  4. I am finding that if you specify a site in the user audience for a bulletin message in the application,
    the bulletin board portlet does not check that the user has security to see messages for this site for all applications.
    For example, we have a security group that gives access to users for site XX for application YY only ( a safety app).
    Users do not have access to this site XX for other applications, just to assign EHS records… so they should not see Broadcast
    messages for this site.
    I create a bulletin that is only to be displayed to full users of that site by selecting site XX in the user audience section.
    I have created a Global Data restriction which filters out the messages that the user should not see.
    The Global Data restriction stops non-full site users from seeing this bulletin in the application.
    But, this restriction does not impact what is displayed in the portlet…. it does not stop bulletins from appearing for site XX
    Is there a way to modify the Bulletin Board portlet to use the Global Data restriction?

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