And finally, yesterday was released the BI Mobile for iPad.
We already have a BO 4.0 SP01 server with BO mobile installed and running (i can connect there by using Windows Mobile emulator).
When creating the connection to BO server from the iPad application, I don't know which url address I must write there.
Is the url to BI Launchpad? Or is a url to web services?
Any of these addresses returns me a Connection failed error: There was a problem communicating with the web proxy server.
There is no help published yet, so any help will be appreciated.
...and another one with the same problem!
In my opinion the error appears "too quick" as if it could REALLY has something to do with proxy web server. Interestingly I got exactly the same error when trying to connect to our "old" (i.e. BOXI 3.1) system (BTW: Shall this work - connections to BOXI 3.1?!?). And, calling the mentioned URLs (Launchpad, InfoView etc.) from Safari works, no proxy server error here...
Edited by: Michael Daun on Jun 16, 2011 1:50 PM
Try to refer to note 1593333 - this note has a .pdf attachment that guides / desc. the usage of BO Mobile for iPad.
Direct link should be this: https://websmp203.sap-ag.de/~sapidb/012006153200000273562011E/Mobile_User_Guide.pdf
If I get it right we should all search for the "_Mobile server component_"...
Quote: "SAP BusinessObjects Mobile consists of client-side applications for iPad devices and a Mobile server
component that communicates with the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise server..."
Sounds for me as if we should not enter the URL of the Enterprise Server but the URL of the Mobile Server Component", whatever this is....
Okay, solution might be near...
The following guide (https://websmp208.sap-ag.de/~sapidb/012006153200000273542011E/Mobile_Install_and_Deploy_Guide.pdf) describes what has to be done AT SERVER SIDE. So, indeed we need a "Mobile Server component" to which the iPad will connect...
As far as I have read: The web application ("MobileBIService.war") which must be deployed is part of the BOXI 3.1 SP04 or BOXI 4 SP02 software package. It must be copied to TomCats webapps folder, extraction normally takes place automatically...
And that' s what I am going to do now....
Deployed the MobileOTA14 war file. Still facing the same issue.
Do you guys think it is problem as we don't have the service packs released yet. See below from page 9 of document https://websmp208.sap-ag.de/~sapidb/012006153200000273542011E/Mobile_Install_and_Deploy_Guide.pdf
3.2 Installing SAP BusinessObjects Mobile Server
You have Tomcat with same version as that of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise server version.
The SAP BusinessObjects Mobile server is supported on Tomcat Web application server. To install
Mobile server on Tomcat Web application server, perform the following:
1. Stop Tomcat Web application server.
2. Copy the file, MobileBIService.war from one of the following SAP BusinessObject Enterprise locations,
as appropriate, to [Tomcat home directory]\webapps.
u2022 For SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise 4.0 SP02: [Install directory]\Mobile 14\Client
u2022 For SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise 3.1 SP04: [Install directory]\BusinessObjects Enterprise
MobileBIService.war is supported only on Tomcat.
Edited by: Prashanth Sanjay Sirigiri on Jun 17, 2011 2:08 AM
Does is mean that Applications prior to BI 4.0 SP02, cannot connect to iPad and throw proxy error? What proxy settings do we need to do? What should be the correct URL for iPad?
I could connect to SAP BI 4.0 SP01 system via safari browser, though cannot view any reports properly but still could connect to the system, so dont think of any proxy issue.... but the iPad application still throws proxy error message.
Under the mobile client folder of the BI 4.0 sp01 server, I could not find folder for iOS, though sambian, blackberry and windows mobile folders do exist there.
Anyone got any idea around this issue?
I have been using it since the day app was released with BOE XI 3.1 SPS 4 and BI mobile 3.1 SPS 4.
MobileServices.WAR mentioned in the document gets deployed when you install BI Mobile 3.1 SPS 4.
Once you have this deployed to the Tomcat folder as mentioned in the document and maintained the categories for mobile you can configure the iPad app. I had to create a Category named Mobile and add the reports to that Category, creating "BIMobile" category didn't work, even though I added it to the config file.
For server URL you can just use the server and port number (bi31.mydomain:8080) no http:// is required.
With 4.0 you will need SPS 2 and is not available yet and I haven't seen a release date also for BI 4.0 SPS2.
By using the Browser ( with the Same connectivity setttings in Ipad, Iphone - wireless ) we can logon to that server by using the IP and host name to see the reports..
so, then why we need the SAP business objects explorer from itunes and why we need to set the Mobi.properties,
and how can we set the Mobi.properties. (Steps)
Could you Please reply me for this.. M getting confuse by this.
Thanks in advance
Okay, here I am again...
I found the MobileOTA14.war as well but I am sure that this file (or the corresponding web application) has nothing to do with our problem, i.e. the connection to iPad.
Our BOXI system's version still was SP3, this is - regarding to the PDF - too low! So right now I am upgrading the BOXI server to SP4 - after that I am almost sure to find the file/web application in question, i.e. MobileBIService.war!
I'll be back when upgrade is done...
Edited by: Michael Daun on Jun 17, 2011 9:41 AM
on my side it is even worse, as (although we applied XI3.1 SP04 without any problems) no MobileBIService.war file is available at all in the
[install dir]\Business Objects Enterprise 12.0\java\applications
folder. Is there someone out there who has the same problem? Where can I find the file (must be in somewhere in the SP04 install package) or did SAP forgot to include it in SP04?
are you sure that you have updated BOTH SYSTEMS to SP4?!?
Both systems, this means:
>> BOXI 3.1 SP4
>> BOXI 3.1. Mobile Server SP4
First I was not aware of this "Mobile Server" product! Be sure to install SP4 for this component as well u2013 as far as I remember I did this in three steps:
a. Basic Installation u201CBOXI Mobileu201D (file: u201C51040575.ZIPu201D >> extract >> setup.exe)
b. Upgrade to SP2 (file: u201CBOBJMOBILE02_0-20005104.EXEu201D)
c. Upgrade to SP4 (file: u201CBOBJMOBILE04_0-20005104.EXEu201D
I am quite sure that it is also possible to first install Mobile Server SP3 ("5104669.zip"), and then upgrade to SP4 with one step!
And, a last hint: I found it quite difficult to find these files, i.e. to navigate to SAP's download area: Within "Software Downloads" >> "Software Download Center" I used u201CSearch for Software Downloadsu201D with search expression u201CBOBJMOBILE04u201Du2026
Hope this helps!
you can find a Installation guide for SAP BO Mobile 4.0 Sp1 here:
it seems you don't need a MobileServer.war. I tried but it didn't work out... It took a while till I got the Error scrren but I still think I did something wrong. as URL i tried http://<myboeserver>:<external VAS Port>. Maybe I did something wrong with the mobile server config or installation.
thanks to Deepu I managed to get the iPad app connecting with our BOXI server now, too.
Once again, you need to have/install
>> BOXI 3.1 SP4
>> BOXI 3.1. Mobile Server SP4 ( First I was not aware of this product - be sure to install SP4 for this component as well!)
Having that you find MobileBIService.war within the folder <installation folder>\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12.0\java\applications. Copying this war file to Tomcat's webapps folder should automatically result in the deployment of the corresponding Web application.
One additional remark: I could not open the MobileBIService web application via my browser, i.e. calling the URL http://<server name>:<port number>/MobileBIService/ lead to an error. I ignored this because I guess the web application serves only as a kind of middleware between the app and the "classic" BOXI server.
After deploying the WAR you have a folder <installation folder>\Business Objects\Tocat55\webapps\MobileBIService where you can find the mobi.properties file in subfolder WEB-INF. I let the properties file unchanged, i.e. the only category is "Mobile".
The idea of the categories is, that all Web Intelligence files which are "tagged" with this category can be downloaded/displayed in the iPad app. All other WebI reports are not accessible via iPad.
On iPad I specified <server name>:<port number> as "Server URL", i.e. I did enter nor "http://"neither the name of the web application (MobileBIService), just server name and port number! I specified the "CMS Name" together with the port number (normally 6400), i.e <CMS name>:<port number>.
And then it works...
I upgraded our system from "XI 3.1 SP3" to "XI 3.1 SP4" today.
On sytem SP3 the "Catalog Browser" and the Blackberry BO Mobile stuff worked fine.
Now with the new BO Mobile 4.0 App from the APP STORE I want to connect our XI 3.1 SP4 to our iPad.
I ask myself whether is it even possible to connect the new 4.0 app to the old SP4 or do I need the new 4.0 Server stuff.
If it should work fine with the old SP4 system where do I get the MobileOTA14.war / ear files?
Could someone help me out here?
Thanks in advance
While waiting for the BO 4.0 SP2 I have installed the BO 3.1 SP4 for BOE and BO Mobile in a old server we have.
After deploying the MobileBIServices.war (that is located within the installed files of the SP4)23 to the BO 3.1 tomcat, I'm able to access to the BO zserver by using the iPad. You just need to specify the server url and port without any path
I was able to connect our iPad via 3.1 SP4 to our BO Server.
But in the Mobile 4.0 App in "My Reports" I cant see any Reports.
Where do I have to put those reports on our BO Server?
Via the Catalog Browser and the old Blakcberry Mobile App I was able to open those files.
Do I have to change some parameter in the "mobi.properties" ?
or do I have to change the Server.config file in Mobile12 ?
Edited by: Real Newbie on Jul 7, 2011 2:44 PM
Edited by: Real Newbie on Jul 7, 2011 2:45 PM
could someone tell me please whether I'm the only person who is not able to see any Crystal Reports on the 4.0 Mobile App and the 3.1SP4 Server.
I just can see the WebI dokuments, do I miss something?
oh I read the 4.0 App can only open WebI dokuments, sorry
Edited by: Real Newbie on Jul 11, 2011 2:27 PM
we would like to use the App with our XI 3.1 Sp4 platform, Mobile Add-on is installed, the WAR deployed. However I cannot connect to BO Server, using a SSL URL. Tomcat is secured with SSL on port 443, so I tried the following URL https://boserver.company.net , this leads to an Connection failed error: There was a problem communicating with the web proxy server.
Did someone get it to work with SSL?
I installed BO 4.0 with ServicePack 2 and I want to connect BO with IPAD.
I went I app store and did download the BO MObile in IPAD
I put the MobileBIService in tomcat but have always same problem.
I put i IPAd
Server url machinebo:8080/MobileBIService
CMS Name machinebo:6400
I put my login and password
But always I see the same error
Ther was a problem communicating with the web proxy server
Somebody can help me?
Can you please tell me how did you get the ServicePack 2 for BO4.0 and is it accessible? I couldn't find it in service.sap.com Additionally, is it possible that you mean FixPack 2? I have the same problem with BO Mobile 4.0 (There was a problem communicating with the web proxy server)
Would be very appreciate if you can help.
we are using BO 4.0 SP5 and as WebServer we are using SAP Netweaver 720.
So my question is, is only the Tomcat Server supported for BO Mobile , and the second thing is I can not find the MobileBIService.war.
Edited by: David Bartuli on Sep 21, 2011 11:42 AM