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About integrating with a web-based system

To integrate with a web-based maintenance management system, you first need to determine how to display the Meridian Explorer web page from system’s user interface. Several options are available:

Depending on the technique that you choose to show the Meridian Explorer home page, you know where in the maintenance management system’s user interface the URL needs to be generated. Arguments must be retrieved from the user’s maintenance management system session and combined with the Meridian Explorer base URL to form a complete URL. A complete URL has the following components:



<BaseURL> is the URL to the home.aspx page of Meridian Explorer.

Each <Argument> is the name of an argument to be passed to Meridian Explorer. Arguments can have any name; the only requirement is that they match the argument names in the filters configured in Creating and editing item filters.

It is convenient to keep the argument names short, yet descriptive, for example eqnum for equipment number.

Each <Value> is the value for its associated argument. This data must be retrieved from the user’s session in the maintenance management system.

For example:


How you retrieve the argument values depends entirely on the capabilities of the maintenance management system. The following topics describe some, but not all possibilities.

Related concepts

Understanding the generic integration

Integrating with other maintenance management systems

Understanding the maintenance management system requirements

About integrating with a Windows-based system

Related tasks

Retrieving arguments from an API

Retrieving arguments from a URL

Retrieving arguments from a form

Retrieving arguments from a session object