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Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas

Trying out Design Studio on the iPhone

If you are going to try this yourself, take note of the SAP Help:

  • doesn’t support cross tab
  • keep it small
  • portrait only, as landscape is not supported in Mobile BI
  • use the templates

I created an application, targeting the iPad:

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Then I selected the first iPhone template

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I added my own data source to the template:

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Here are the results on the iPhone:

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Above is the column combination chart.

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Above is the bar combination chart.

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Above is a waterfall chart example on the iPhone.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      very informative and well explained.

      Author's profile photo Rama Shankar
      Rama Shankar

      Thanks Tammy!

      Author's profile photo Tobias Maier
      Tobias Maier

      Hi Tammy,

      did you use the SAP BI IOS App ?

      We tried to do this but it didn't work, because we could not see the Design Studio application in the IOS App.

      Regards,

      Tobias

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Tobias - no I did not use the SAP BI iOS app, as I was simply doing prototyping

      Since you didn't get it working, did you follow these steps?

      Seeing Design Studio on BI Mobile 4.4 Apps for iOS

      Otherwise I recommend creating a discussion with the specifics of your issue.

      Regards,

      Tammy

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Tammy, which version of Design Studio did you use?

      Thanks,

      Marcello

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Marcello, it was version 1.1, which comes with the iPhone template.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks Tammy. I have to upgrade design studio.

      Does the iphone template have some kind of restriction?

      Regards,

      Marcello

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Restrictions are noted in the SAP help - as mentioned above:

      • doesn't support cross tab
      • keep it small
      • portrait only, as landscape is not supported in Mobile BI
      • use the templates

      Also, similar to what Tobias mentioned, I couldn't get the iPhone to work on Mobile BI 5.0 - only through the URL/QR codes.  I haven't taken the time to log a note with SAP.

      Author's profile photo Tobias Maier
      Tobias Maier

      Hi Tammy,

      i logged a note with SAP and i got a solution for the problem.

      Change the property

      document.supported.devices=ipad,iphone

      in the zen.properties file in the below mentioned location

      <bobj install dir>\Tomcat\webapps\MobileBIService\WEB-INF\classes\internal\zen.properties

      Important information: clear Tomcat cache and restart.

      Regards,

      Tobias

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Tobias,

      Thank you for sharing and following up.