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Reporting on Mobile

Hello everyone, I need some help regarding the construction of webi reports for business objects mobile. The issue is the next:

I have a SAP Business Objects Enterprise 4.0 SP04 + FP03

I also have a report built for BI Launch Pad. But I need that report also for ipad, so I had another version intended for mobile, this report is the same as the other its just that for security reasons I must have two files one for BI launch pad and one for mobile.

In my report I have three queries, the first query is a report which contains a Table (Vertical Table), a AND Filter and a Cell containing the update date.

The other two reports have graphs but I don't have problems with those.

The issue is, When running that report on ipad (ipad3) The table is drawn huge... really really Big. The color of the font (information) is changed to white, not black as in the original report. The filter is not loaded and the cell is also not loaded.

How can I fix this ?!?!?

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    Sep 12, 2012 at 08:14 AM

    Hi Roberto,

    There are certain  limitations on size and other aspects of report parts when viewing a Web Intelligence report on an iPad.

    Following are the Table Types & the Maximum Size Supported on an iPad


    Vertical table - Ten thousand rows and twenty columns (10,000*20)

    Horizontal table - Twenty rows and five hundred columns (20*500)

    Cross table - Three hundred rows and twenty columns (300*20)

    Tables with more rows and columns than these values are also supported on the iPad device. Users might encounter issues with interaction speed and response-time however. It is therefore advisable

    to observe these limits when designing the report for iPad devices.

    For more information about designing reports for iPad please refer to this guide:



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      I solved the problem by non formating the table. What i was doing is creating the table and then adding format to it, so when the ipad rendered the table it took the format but respected the size or somethig so it appeared huge in mobile.

      When the table has no format, mobile applies its own format to the table and comprises it, though i didnt get to work , because it was too big for a oage, i divided the table in two and one is in the top and the second one in the bottom.

      Thanks for your responses.



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    Sep 11, 2012 at 04:26 AM

    Hi Roberto,

    I think, for the reports to be displayed as on launchpad, we have a new category included with BI 4.0 SP4

    locate the file under the MobileBIService folder under Tomcat/Webapps.

    Open this file to find a category called as MobileDesigned.

    Try to create a category with the same name in CMC.

    Add a test report in it.

    Try to connect the ipad again and check the behaviour of the report.


    Atul Bhagwat

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