iPad Templates #SAPZen – No Programming Required
We were supplied some sample iPad templates to use with Zen. What a help and difference it makes!
The first template for the iPad contained a sample filter bar with pages. Then, all you needed to do is to assign a data source and change the text.
Figure 1: iPad Template for Zen
Figure 2 shows the outline of the body of the “pagebook”. The Zen help “You use the pagebook component to enable the user to switch between different views of an application. Therefore you group the components and contents of a view on one page and the components and contents of another view on an further page etc. E.g. you want to show different data on different pages or you want to show the data differently (in a chart on one page and in the crosstab on another page). The pagebook shows only one page at time.”
It is key to right click and “Create Child” to add a chart or cross tab to each of the pages.
So for fun, this is what I did on each of the pages, and it all worked – in less than 15-20 minutes. The templates help! See iPad pages below:
Figure 3 shows page one runtime from the iPad, which down below I am calling “Incident Report”
Figure 4 shows a chart
Figure 5 shows a stacked chart
Figure 6 shows the last page and it is a bar chart
I used the on event setFilterExt as I mentioned in this last Zen blog so the filter works in each page of the pagebook.
At run time on the iPad, you use the “swipe” gesture to move between pages. Using the iPad template, Zen was very simple to use and quickly to deploy to the iPad; no programming required!