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Adding a menu option

Adding a menu option gives Maximo users access to the signature option that you have created. You can also gives users access with a pushbutton as described in Adding a pushbutton.

To add a menu option:

  1. In Maximo, click Go To, click System Configuration, click Platform Configuration, and select Application Designer. The Applications filter page appears.
  2. Find and open the application record to which you want to associate the Launch in Context entry. The application's Workspace page appears.
  3. On the Select Action menu, click Add/Modify Select Action Menu. An Add/Modify Select Action Menu dialog box lists the existing custom menu options for the selected application.
  4. Click New Row. A new empty row is added to the list.
  5. Click options or type values using the descriptions in the following table.
Menu options



Element Type

Select OPTION to create a menu option.

Key Value

Select the signature option name that you created for the selected application as described in Creating a signature option.

Header Description

Type an internal description of this menu option.


Type a number to specify the relative position of this menu option.


Type 0.




Select MAIN since the Launch in Context entry URL has substitution variables in it.

  1. Click OK to save your changes.
  2. Click Save Application Definition . 
  3. Repeat steps 2 to 7 for each signature option that you created as described in Creating a signature option.

Related concepts

Integrating with Maximo 7

Related tasks

Creating a Launch in Context entry

Creating a signature option

Adding a pushbutton

Granting access to a security group

Testing the integration