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Author's profile photo Reena Sethy

What’s new in SAP BusinessObjects Mobile 6.6

SAP BusinessObjects Mobile (MoBI) 6.6 just got released (since end of June) in the Apple app store for download. Its supported on iOS 9 and iOS 10.

This release brings in support for SAP Lumira 2.0 SP01. Since SAP Lumira 2.0 is in the Early Adopter Care (EAC) phase, the customers who are already enrolled in Lumira 2.0 EAC can download and test 6.6 with their Lumira 2.0 SP01 stories and applications. Once Lumira 2.0 will be available for all customers for General Availability, a patch for the MoBI 6.6 will be released supporting the GA release.

Lumira Discovery support

With this 6.6 release, you can continue to use your Lumira Server for BI Platform (LS4BIP) 1.31 as well, however the new features would be available with LS4BIP 2.0. If there are older versions of Lumira Discovery documents in 2.0 server (server upgraded from older version to 2.0), recommendation is to first migrate to 2.0 format in the desktop to be able to access the documents on Mobile. Please note SAP Lumira 1.29 and SAP Lumira 1.30 will not be supported with MoBI 6.6.

The Lumira Discovery documents are supported on iPAD 3 and beyond. Not supported on iPhone/Android as yet. Discovery documents based on imported / offline data sources can be downloaded for offline usage on the mobile device with native iOS based gesture support.

We have added 100% Stack Bar & Column Chart to the native iOS charts support as part of Lumira Discovery, that makes the supported chart list for 6.6 as below. Ofcourse, if your use case involves other charts in Lumira, you can change the view for that document to HTML, see my blog which shares more details on that:

  • Line
  • Bar
  • Column
  • Pie
  • Numeric
  • Bubble
  • Crosstab
  • Stacked Bar
  • Stacked Column
  • 100% Stacked Column (Newly added in Mobi 6.6)
  • 100% Stacked Bar (Newly added in Mobi 6.6)
  • Area (100% Stacked not supported)
  • Column Chart with 2 Y-Axes
  • Line Chart with 2 Y-Axes
  • Combined Column Line Chart with 2 Y-Axes
  • Geo maps (data point type bubble and marker supported)

There are also improvements around the native filtering capability and more operators like ( Text operator ‘Exclude’, Numeric operators like ’In between’ has been added.

There are additional input controls as well with the 2.0 support.

Lumira Designer support

6.6 release to continue to support Design Studio 1.6 in addition to Lumira 2.0 Designer applications. Lumira 2.0 Designer based applications can be accessed on both iPAD and iPhone. We are working on an Android patch to provide the Android support as well. The offline and native gesture support capability is limited to Discovery based documents only.

With Lumira 2.0, you can create documents having both Discovery and Designer components, with 6.6 you will be access such documents on iPAD only and the access is similar to Designer (no download option and native gesture support available). Such documents are not supported iPhone and Android as yet.

There are also improvements to have reduced initial launch time for Design Studio / Lumira Designer applications through preloading of static cache.

MoBI SDK enhancement

As part of this release, there are also few other enhancements that customers can already start using.

  • Using the MoBI SDK (can download from SAP Service market place), they can integrate with AirWatch SDK (supported version AirWatch SDK v5.9.3.3)
  • Using MoBI SDK, they can also integrate with BlackBerry Dynamics SDK for enhancing data security further (supported version Good SDK v3.1.0.405

Details can be found in the MoBI Developer’s guide.

There are few other enhancements as well, we have upgraded SAP Mobile Platform (SMP) to SMP 3.0 SP14.


You can also read my related blog post SAP Lumira 2.0 on Mobile Devices to learn about MoBI for Lumira use cases.

Refer to detailed documentation to know more about SAP BusinessObjects Mobile at the Help page.

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      Author's profile photo Mustafa Bensan
      Mustafa Bensan

      Hi Reena,

      I have noticed that Lumira 2.0 documents are automatically accessible via the new Mobile 6.6 app even if they have not been tagged with the "Mobile" category in the BI Launchpad as has been required in the past.  All other document types still need to be tagged with the "Mobile" category to be visible in the app.  Are Lumira 2.0 documents an exception to this rule?



      Author's profile photo Benjamin Krauß
      Benjamin Krauß


      Hello Mustafa,

      By default, Lumira documents don’t respect the Mobile category to restrict the display on Mobile. However, if you would like to restrict documents only for Mobile through Mobile category you have to set the below properties:

      1. In the BI Platform server, navigate to <SAP BusinessObjects Installation directory> \Tomcat\webapps\MobileBIService\WEB-INF\classes\internal\ file.
      2. Change the document.category.relevant property to True.
      3. Clear the Tomcat server cache.
      4. Restart the Tomcat server.


      Now the Lumira documents are available to the user only if they are added to the Mobile option under Categories.


      Kind regards


      Author's profile photo Mustafa Bensan
      Mustafa Bensan

      Hi Benjamin,

      Thanks very much for the clarification and resolution.




      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal



      There are few other enhancements as well, we have upgraded SAP Mobile Platform (SMP) toSMP 3.0 SP14.


      You meant Mobile platform Runtime? I see only SP13 in marketplace.



      Author's profile photo Reena Sethy
      Reena Sethy
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jitendra,

      I am referring to the SMP SDK version, which in marketplace is 3.0 SP14, and we bundle.