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  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Workbook 2 Mobile BI Solution Guide

    David Duncan 3/12/2012

  • Table of Contents Introduction ......................................................................................................................................3

    Target Audience .............................................................................................................................3

    Learning Objectives ........................................................................................................................3

    Getting the Most from this Workbook ............................................................................................3

    STOP HERE: Prerequisites ...............................................................................................................4

    Documentation ..............................................................................................................................4

    Overview of SAP BusinessObjects Mobile ...........................................................................................5

    Setting up your BI Deployment and iPad for Mobile Access .................................................................5

    Activity 1 Deploying a WAR file .......................................................................................................... 5

    Activity 2 Creating Mobile Categories ................................................................................................ 7

    Activity 3 Installing SAP BusinessObjects Mobile and SAP BusinessObjects Explorer for iPad ......... 9

    Activity 4 Import sample reports for SAP BusinessObjects Mobile ................................................. 10

    Activity 5 Log in to SAP BusinessObjects Mobile ............................................................................. 12

    Activity 6 Create a SAP BI URL .......................................................................................................... 14

    Activity 7 Log in to SAP BusinessObjects Mobile ............................................................................. 15

    Activity 8 Interact with tables and charts ........................................................................................ 19

    Create BI Content for SAP BusinessObjects Mobile............................................................................ 23

    Activity 9 Save a Web Intelligence document for SAP BusinessObjects Mobile.............................. 23

    Activity 10 Create a Web Intelligence document with Line Charts ................................................. 26

    Activity 11 Format traffic, arrow, and status icons .......................................................................... 30

    Activity 12 Format Micro Charts called Sparklines .......................................................................... 36

    SAP BusinessObjects Explorer for iPad .............................................................................................. 38

    Activity 13 - Connect manually connect ............................................................................................. 38

    Activity 14 Search and explore information spaces ......................................................................... 40

    Workbook Evaluation....................................................................................................................... 45

    BI Activity Workbook Training Questionnaire ................................................................................ 45

    Copyright ......................................................................................................................................... 48

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    Introduction This workbook has been designed to provide you with practical, hands-on, experience using SAP

    BusinessObjects Mobile BI solutions.

    While completing the activities in this workbook, you will set up and configure an SAP BusinessObjects

    system for mobile access, install SAP BusinessObjects Mobile for iPad and SAP BusinessObjects Explorer

    for iPad, access and interact with BI content on an iPad, and develop BI content such as Explorer

    information spaces and Web Intelligence documents for mobile devices.

    As you work through the activities in this book, consider how the features and functionality can be

    applied to solve business problems for your business or your clients.

    Target Audience This workbook is suitable for anyone new to the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI who will be involved in

    selling, demonstrating, or developing business intelligence solutions or content. Many end users will

    also find these activities useful in learning the applications.

    Learning Objectives After completing this workbook you will be able to:

    Configure SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform for mobile access

    Install SAP BusinessObjects Mobile and SAP BusinessObjects Explorer for iPad

    Access and interact with content on mobile devices

    Design Web Intelligence documents, Information spaces, and Exploration Views for mobile

    devices.

    Getting the Most from this Workbook It is strongly recommended that you do your best to complete the activities in the workbook without

    referring to the solution guide whenever possible. The prerequisites and recommended tutorials

    referred to in the activities should provide you with the knowledge required to successfully complete

    the activities.

    If you get stuck completing any of the activities, step by step solutions are provided in the workbook

    solutions guide. However, simply clicking through the step by step solution instructions in the software

    will typically be inadequate to learn how to build effective business intelligence solutions. If you need

    the step by step solutions to complete any activity, after following the solution instructions, try to

    complete the activity again, but without referring to the detailed solution steps.

    Note for instructors: The solution steps are provided in a separate solution guide, which can be

    provided to students after specific activities have been assigned. This will ensure that students do not

    simply click through the solutions, but try to complete the activities on their own or with their peers.

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    STOP HERE: Prerequisites Before beginning the workbook activities, you should have an understanding of the SAP BusinessObjects

    4.0 Business Intelligence Suite.

    1. Complete the exercises in SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Workbook 1: The Sports

    Warehouse or have experience with the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform and applications.

    2. Business Intelligence Platform and client tools.

    To complete the activities in this workbook, you need access to a system with the following software installed, including the latest service packs. This workbook has been designed using feature service pack 2 of the BI platform and client tools patch 10.

    i. SQL Server 2008 or higher (or other supported database software) ii. SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform

    iii. SAP BusinessObjects Client Tools iv. SAP BusinessObjects Explorer

    Instructions to install the required software are provided in the SAP BusinessObjects B1 4.x Installation Job Aid. Please note that valid license keys are required.

    If you are using this workbook as part of a course, or corporate training, your instructor may provide you with instructions to access a hosted system or customized VMware image. In this case usernames and passwords may vary from the solutions in the guide.

    Documentation

    User Guide:

    http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/boexir4/en/403_mobiPad_user_en.pdf

    Admin Guide:

    http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/boexir4/en/403_mobiPad_admin_en.pdf

    Release Notes:

    http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/boexir4/en/403_mobiPad_rn_en.pdf

    http://help.sap.com/content/bobj/bi/mobile.htm blackberries etc.

    http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/boexir4/en/403_mobiPad_user_en.pdfhttp://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/boexir4/en/403_mobiPad_admin_en.pdfhttp://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/boexir4/en/403_mobiPad_rn_en.pdfhttp://help.sap.com/content/bobj/bi/mobile.htm

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    Overview of SAP BusinessObjects Mobile

    Setting up your BI Deployment and iPad for Mobile Access

    Activity 1 Deploying a WAR file

    In this activity, you will manually deploy the MobileBIService.war file, which is required to enable mobile

    access for SAP BusinessObjects Mobile for iPad 4.0.3. In future releases manually deploying the war file

    will not be required.

    For information about supported web application servers see:

    http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/boc/articles?rid=/webcontent/uuid/e01d4e05-6ea5-2c10-1bb6-

    a8904ca76411

    Instructions

    1. Click Start > All Programs > Tomcat > Tomcat Configuration

    2. Click Stop.

    3. Copy the MobileBIService.war file in the installation folder.

    [Install directory]\Mobile14\Client

    Note: If you set up your system following instructions in the previous workbook you will find

    the file here: C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Mobile 14\Client

    4. Paste the file into the [Tomcat home directory]\webapps folder:

    Note: If you set up your system following instructions in the previous workbook you will find

    http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/boc/articles?rid=/webcontent/uuid/e01d4e05-6ea5-2c10-1bb6-a8904ca76411http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/boc/articles?rid=/webcontent/uuid/e01d4e05-6ea5-2c10-1bb6-a8904ca76411

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    the webapps folder here: C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Tomcat6\webapps

    5. Switch to the Apache Tomcat properties and click Start

    6. To confirm that the War file is deployed correctly type this URL

    http://localhost:8080/MobileBIService/MessageHandlerServlet?message=GetVersion

    You may substitute localhost:8080 with the IP address or name of the server.

    If you see this XML then the war file is configured correctly.

    -

    Note: the productVersion indicates the version of the war file.

    Documentation

    4.2 Installing SAP BusinessObjects Mobile Server in the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile for iPad

    4.0.3 Installation, Configuration and Deployment Guide

    http://localhost:8080/MobileBIService/MessageHandlerServlet?message=GetVersionhttp://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/boexir4/en/403_mobiPad_admin_en.pdfhttp://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/boexir4/en/403_mobiPad_admin_en.pdf

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    Activity 2 Creating Mobile Categories

    In this activity, you will configure categories for mobile access. Only documents in a category that has

    been configured for mobile access will be accessible on mobile devices.

    By default the BI platform is configured to allow documents assigned to a category named Mobile to

    be made available for mobile devices. You can modify the configuration to allow documents in other

    categories to be available for any mobile device, or a specific device type such as an iPad or iPhone.

    Instructions

    1. Open the Central Management Console

    (Click Start > Programs > SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 >

    SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise > Central Management Console)

    2. Login as Administrator with the password Welcome1.

    3. Click Categories

    a. Click Manage > New > Category

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    b. Type Mobile and click OK.

    4. Click the Home button.

    5. Click Personal Categories

    a. Click Administrator

    b. Click Manage > New > Category

    c. Type Mobile and click OK.

    d. Click Manage > New > Category

    e. Type Mobile Design and click OK.

    f. Click Manage > New > Category

    g. Type Mobile Sales and click OK.

    h. Click Manage > New > Category

    i. Type Mobile Finance and click OK.

    6. Close the Central Management Console

    7. Double-click the mobi.properties file located in the

    [Tomcat_Home]\webapps\MobileBIService\WEB-INF\ folder, and edit it in Notepad or a similar

    text editor.

    Note: If you set up your system following instructions in the previous workbook you will find

    the file here: C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Tomcat6\ MobileBIService\WEB-

    INF\mobi.properties

    8. Edit the file by adding the highlighted text.

    default

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    default.corporateCategory=Mobile, Mobile Design

    default.personalCategory= Mobile, Mobile Design

    ipad

    ipad.corporateCategory= Mobile, Mobile Design

    ipad.personalCategory= Mobile, Mobile Design

    9. Save the file.

    Documentation

    4.2.1 Configuring Categories for iPad in the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile for iPad 4.0.3

    Installation, Configuration and Deployment Guide

    Activity 3 Installing SAP BusinessObjects Mobile and SAP BusinessObjects Explorer for iPad

    In this activity, you will install the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI app on your iPad.

    The SAP BusinessObjects Mobile client is supported on iPad 1 and iPad 2. You can install SAP

    BusinessObjects Mobile client application on your iPad device in two ways.

    You can download the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile client application from the App Store via the

    iTunes software. Then synchronize the downloaded application with your iPad device.

    You can download the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile client application directly from the App

    store to your device.

    Instructions

    1. Open the App Store on your iPad.

    2. Search for SAP BusinessObjects.

    3. Install the following applications:

    a. SAP BusinessObjects Mobile

    b. SAP BusinessObjects Explorer

    http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/boexir4/en/403_mobiPad_admin_en.pdfhttp://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/boexir4/en/403_mobiPad_admin_en.pdf

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    Activity 4 Import sample reports for SAP BusinessObjects Mobile

    In this activity, you will import a Web Intelligence document which includes multiple reports.

    1. Download the eFashion report.wid document file.

    2. Open Web Intelligence Rich Client

    (Click Start > Programs > SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.0 >

    SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform Client Tools > Web Intelligence Rich Client).

    3. Click Open.

    4. Navigate to the eFashion report.wid file in Workbook Resources and click Open.

    5. Click Save As

    http://scn.sap.com/irj/scn/index?rid=/library/uuid/80effc2f-954e-2f10-7ba8-d3143b526e63

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    6. Click Enterprise

    7. Type the password Welcome1 and click Log on.

    8. Navigate to public folders.

    9. Click the New Folder button

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    10. Type Mobile Reports and click OK.

    11. Click the Categories tab.

    12. Select Mobile in Personal Categories.

    13. Click Save.

    Activity 5 Log in to SAP BusinessObjects Mobile

    In this activity, you will test connectivity between your iPad and BI Server. In addition, you will create a

    connection and log in to your SAPDEMO BI server.

    1. Test connectivity between your iPad and the Server:

    a. Open Safari on iPad

    b. Type http://server_ip:8080/

    Replace server_ip:8080 with the IP address of your image server and port. You can get

    the IP address by opening a command prompt and typing ipconfig.

    If you are connected you will see apache...

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