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Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas

How to Displaying a Background Image on BI Mobile

First I watched this tutorial by the SAP:

I followed the steps and really struggled.  I tried including various images and none of them worked.  Then I noticed this little tidbit in the video:


Source: SAP

As this screen shot shows, the image has to be less than 100K in size.  The images I was trying it with were larger and as a result they were not working.

To get this to work, I followed the steps in the tutorial.  As a test, I added the ASUG Annual Conference logo to a report.  In the BI Launchpad, I added the URL of the image to the keyword, under Properties.



So then I launch BI4.4 Mobile on my iPad 1 and success:


My image shows up in the background for the report.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member


      I would also like to add the URL link of the image must have an extention like ".jpg" or ".png". Otherwise the background only displays a white background for JPG images and a grey background for PNG images.

      Thanks Varshini.

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Varshini - I recommend posting this on Idea place at



      Author's profile photo Alfons Gonzalez Comas
      Alfons Gonzalez Comas


      In our case same image (with 2 flavours jpg and png) only works using the png format. With the jpg a white background appears. I don't know why

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member


      My guess is that the JPG image is not of the pixel size 216*122. Maybe you should try resizing your image. I had this problem too but when i resized the image to the particular pixel size everything fell into place and was able to view the image properly on the ipad as my thumbnail.

      Also please go through the link

      and search for thumbnails. Its a great document and gives all the information needed for the ipad app.

      Hope this helps.



      Author's profile photo Karsten RUF
      Karsten RUF

      Thanks for the post.

      For more details, including the recommended size of the images and a sample code string, please check the admin guide:

      You can find all the current Mobile documentation here: