I have seen this many times where users ask me, “how can I edit closed workorders in Maximo?” They want to be able to go into a closed workorder and add labor hours or materials on them for some reason or another and if you have used previous versions of Maximo, you can’t edit closed workorders. Well, IBM has listened to these complaints and they have a resolution to this problem. In Maximo 7, you can now edit closed workorders.
Go into any workorder record that has a status of CLOSE and you will notice that all the fields are grayed out so you can’t edit it or even add labor hours. To edit a closed workorder, go to Select Action -> Edit History Work Order. I know, the name of this link is very stupid but that’s the way it is. Once you click on this, all the fields are now editable and you can now add labor hours and materials or do whatever you want to edit this workorder.