Event Subject Limitation

We recently changed the event subject to include core data for our engineers to see in the iPad calendar on the FSA app. Unfortunately there is a character limit of 80 characters, which is unknown until you try to dispatch a work order to an engineer and the subject is longer than 80 characters without manually modifying it to be less then 80 characters then you cannot dispatch the work order. It would be better to include this parameter in the Event Subject Rules or better still extend this, the event window on the calendar clearly has enough room to pass more than 80 characters and I am told it is a product limitation.

What is the underlying problem do you intend to solve with this idea?
Have to have the event subject rule trimmed to avoid this conflict.
How is the problem being addressed today, if at all?
Manually doctoring the event subject rule to meet the 80 character limit.
Product Area?
Communities Scheduling & Dispatch Work Order Management
What version of ServiceMax are you on?
Summer 16

We have run into this issue too. I am guessing the limitation is because of the name field being used as the subject. Can we make it configurable to switch to a different field and provide the API name in the settings?


I typically create a formula field and display it in FSA Calendar. Works better than Event Subject Rules.

Roast Chef
Roast Chef

@Mourad - How have you achieved this?


It is possible to customize Calendar display by creating a custom formula field. Not supported in Monthly View

  • Field Name : Mobile Calendar Display (SVMX_PS_Mobile_Calendar_Display__c)

'[' + Name + ']' +
SVMXC__Service_Order__c )),
' - ' + '['+ SVMXC__Service_Order__r.SVMXC__Company__
r.Name + ']' +
' - ' + '[' + TEXT(
SVMXC__Service_Order__r.SVMXC__Order_Type__c) + ']' +
' - ' + '[' + SVMXC__Service_Order__r.SVMXC__Component__
r.Name + ']', '')

Example: [WO-00003296] - [Princess Margaret Hospital] - [Onsite Service] - [UL11223344]

  • Update Configuration Profile Setting

ServiceMax Setup >> App Administration >> Configuration Profile >> Select Mobile (FSE) configuration profile >> Select Module: ServiceMax iPad Client >> Select Submodule: Calendar

Edit Settings SET005 (Salesforce Event) or SET006 (ServiceMax Event) and add custom formula field created above


Mourad LOUNAS​ - this is excellent. What shows up in the month view? The subject/name field of the calendar event.