Maintenance attribute types

This topic explains how to create attribute types in Asset Management. Attributes are used to describe the properties of various elements. You can set up attributes on the following elements:

The attributes that you can set up vary, depending on the element. For example, for a functional location, you can set up attributes for the configuration and physical size of the location. For an asset type or an asset, you can set up attributes for engine volume, power consumption, and maximum load capacity under different conditions.

Create attribute types

You can create your own attribute types. Additionally, you can transfer product dimensions to the Attribute types page.

  1. Select Asset management > Setup > Attribute types.

  2. The first time that you set up attribute types, select Create product dimensions to automatically transfer standard product dimensions.

  3. Select New to create a new attribute type.

  4. In the Attribute type field, enter a name for the attribute type.

  5. In the Description field, enter a description.

  6. In the Unit field, select the relevant attribute unit, as required.

  7. In the Data type field, select a data type for the unit.

  8. If you selected String as the data type, follow these steps to create values for the attribute type:

    1. Select the attribute type, and then select Values.
    2. In the Attribute values field, select New.
    3. In the Attribute type field, select an attribute type (dimension).
    4. In the Value field, enter a related value.
    5. In the Description field, enter a description.
    6. Save the record.
    7. Return to the Attribute types page.
  9. Save the record.

    The Functional location types field shows the number of functional locations that are using the attribute type. The Asset types field shows the number of asset types that are using it.