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Note : This

blog is only meant to show you how to start developing mobile applications with

SUP. Most of the information provided here can be found in the online help on

SyBooks Online .

Do not hesitate to read the official documentation, it contains much more

details and some great tutorials.


Developing Mobile Applications with Sybase Unwired Platform (1/3)

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Sample Application



In this
blog series, I will show you how to develop a simple mobile application with
Sybase Unwired Platform. This application will use the standard flight data
application components so you'll only need to have access to a SAP system to
follow the tutorial. It should allow the user to search for flights, display
the results and show the details of a particular flight.



Sybase Unwired Platform





Unwired Platform (SUP) is the Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP)

provided by Sybase/SAP. To get a good introduction to SUP, you can read the

following blog on SDN : Sybase Unwired Platform - An Introduction (Part 1)



SUP Personal Developer





First of

all, you will need to request a Personal Developer Edition of SUP on Sybase

website via the following link : .

You will
receive an e-mail from Sybase telling you how to download the installation
files and generate a license. You don't have to generate a license if you just
want to evaluate the product (30 days limit).



SUP Installation





click on setup.exe to launch the

installation. The process is pretty straightforward, just make sure you select

the right license type and installation type.


If you don't

have a license, choose the Evaluation

license type :</p>





the *Mobile Developer Workspace *installation
type :







sure the Device Application Designer

feature is checked.



SAP Java Connector Installation





allows you to connect to SAP servers and consume BAPIs and RFC enabled

functions modules. The SAP Java Connector (JCo) has to be installed first. Download

SAP JCo 2.1.9 from

and unzip the file. Make sure the Sybase Unwired Workspace is closed and copy the

files contained in the zip to the following locations :



librfc32.dll and sapjco<strong>rfc.dll</strong> into :</p>






<ul><li><SUP Installationroot>ServersUnwiredServerlib</li></ul>


<ul><li><SUP Installationroot>JDK1.6.0_16 in</li></ul>


<p>* *</p>



into :


Adding a SAP Server in the

Sybase Unwired Workspace



the Sybase Unwired Platform Services (Start > Applications > Sybase >
Unwired Platform 1.5.2) then launch the Sybase Unwired Workspace.



click on SAP Servers in the Enterprise Explorer view and choose New... :</p>









the name of the new SAP Server Connection Profile :









the System properties of your SAP

system and the Login information :</p>










Click on

the Test Connection button. This is

the message you should get :</p>







Note :
I've noticed that the connection test fails if the SAP GUI is not installed on
the SUP server so you may have to install it.



Next Step



You are
now ready to develop mobile applications connected to SAP using SUP. In my next
blog, I will show you how to define Mobile Business Objects.




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