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Why do attachments change the files types to .MDB for IPhone ?

Jan 24 at 12:24 PM


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We have implemented "My Travel and Expenses" app in our system and are using it on both Android and IPhone Phones via the SAP Fiori Client.

When uploading a attachment everything works fine on the Android phones, but when it comes to the IPhone some issues are happening:

If the IPhone user uses the "Camera" function to attach a item to the expense the picture comes out fine in the back end, but if the user has the picture taken so it is to be found in the file system then the file gets turned into a .mdb file.

Same also applies to documents and other file types.

Also it is both an issue on the header attachments and expenses.


I have debugged via OData trace and can see the files are transferred perfect to the sap system (AKA. i can see the picture fine when looking at the request).

Anyone have any Ideas to what the problem is or how to solve it?

Thanks in advance.

Bonus info:

Product versions:

UI FOR EHP7 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 - 07 (07/2015)

SAP FIORI FOR SAP ERP HCM - 1.0 - 02 (07/2015)

Component versions:

UITRV001 - 200 - 0000

EA-HR - 608 - 0038

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