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Series of Blogs on Publishing Web Intelligence on SAP Mobile BI – Compatibility Analysis (1 of 5)

Though I have been using Web Intelligence and SAP Mobile BI platforms for a while, only recently did I set out to explore in depth on the extent to which Web Intelligence (WeBI) elements are compatible with SAP Mobile BI. I used Web Intelligence BI 4.0 SP5 and SAP Mobile BI version 4.4.18 Build 11 for this study, and reviewed the results on iPad 2. This will be a series of blogs explaining what elements of each menu item in Web Intelligence namely Report Element, Format, Data Access, Analysis and Page Setup are supported on SAP BI Mobile.

Following is a brief summary for the Report Element Tab:
  1. TABLE
Supported Unsupported Comments
Vertical Table, Horizontal Table, Cross Table Form
  2.  CELL
Type Supported Unsupported Comments
  Yes   (  to configure blank cells)
Not visible on iPad if not configured
Pre-defined Yes Not visible on iPad if not configured
Section and embedding of sections is supported
Type Supported Unsupported
Bar Bar chart, stacked bar 100% stacked bar
Box Box Plot
Column Column chart, stacked column chart, Combined column and line chart (if region type is explicitly specified) Column Chart with Dual Value, , Combined column and line chart with dual axes, 100% stacked column chart, 3D Column chart
Line Line chart Line chart with dual axis, Area chart
Map Tree Map, Heat Map
Pie Pie chart Pie with variable slice depth, Donut chart
Point Bubble chart Scatter chart, Polar scatter plot, Polar Bubble chart
Type Supported Unsupported Comments
Hyperlink Yes Both current and new target window takes to the browser; not able to go back to report without going back to the SAP BI app.
Element Link Yes
Supported Unsupported Comments
Break, Header, Footer


Supported Unsupported Comments
Hide, Hide when Empty, Hide when <formula> Page Break, Repeat

1. If the report consists of more than one page
then all the pages are combined as one single report and shown with a scroll
bar on iPad.

2. If the elements on the report canvas are arranged in a horizontal manner, then a
series of pages are shown on the iPad

This blog will be followed by compatibility analysis for elements of other menu tabs of Web  Intelligence.

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