Missing your Yellow Required Fields?

When Maximo 7.6 came out, the yellow background color on required fields was, unfortunately for many users, abandoned. Luckily changing this back is actually a pretty simple task.

First, determine what skin you are using. The skin name can be found in the following system property: mxe.webclient.skin.

Figure 1: System properties showing mxe.webclient.skin contains the value tivoli13
Figure 1: System properties showing mxe.webclient.skin contains the value tivoli13

In this example our skin name is tivoli13, therefore our css file would reside in: <MAXIMO_ROOT>\applications\maximo\maximouiweb\webmodule\webclient\skins\<Skin Name>\css

Now you are ready to take some action. Navigate to the following directory:

<MAXIMO_ROOT>\applications\maximo\maximouiweb\webmodule\webclient\skins\tivoli13\css

In this directory you will find the maximo.css file. Open it with a text editor and find the following text:

Of course, you don’t have to set the value of the background-color property to #ffffe6. You can choose any hex color value you wish. This is simply the color used in Maximo 7.5. Now it’s time to rebuild and redeploy the Maximo ear file. Once you start Maximo, all the required fields will be back to highlighted yellow as shown below:

Required Fields are now Yellow

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Myles Vivian

Myles Vivian is an application consultant at Ontracks. He mostly spends his days performing large scale data migrations, configuring system infrastructure, writing automation scripts and writing Maximo blog posts. For the past year, he has also been involved with helping members of the IBM team develop their open source project called the maximodev-cli.