40 Replies Latest reply: Sep 26, 2011 3:42 PM by Joan B. Altadill RSS

BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad

Sergi Marin
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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?

 

http://myboserver:8080

http://myboserver:8080/BOE/BI

http://myboserver:8080/dswsbobje/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.

 

Sergi Marin

  • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
    Prashanth Sanjay Sirigiri
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    Hi Sergi

     

    I am having the same problem. Have you resolved this yet? If so could you please share your experience.

     

    Regards

    Prashanth Sanjay

  • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
    Michael Daun
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    ...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...

     

     

     

    Regards,

    Michael

     

    Edited by: Michael Daun on Jun 16, 2011 1:50 PM

  • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
    Michael Daun
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    Thanks Michael!

     

    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....

     

     

    Regards,

    Michael

  • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
    Michael Daun
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    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....

    Michael

    • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
      Prashanth Sanjay Sirigiri
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      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

      12.0\java\applications

      Note:

      MobileBIService.war is supported only on Tomcat.

       

      **************************************************************************************************

       

      Edited by: Prashanth Sanjay Sirigiri on Jun 17, 2011 2:08 AM

  • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
    Michael Daun
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    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...

    Michael

     

    Edited by: Michael Daun on Jun 17, 2011 9:41 AM

  • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
    Andreas Freistedt
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    Hi there,

     

    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?

     

    Thanks,

    Andreas

    • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
      Prathish Thomas
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      Hi ,

       

      I too have the same problem , Could not find MobileBIService.war in Business Objects Enterprise 12.0\java\applications  folder after the SP4 upgrade.

       

      Thanks

      Prathish Thomas

      • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
        Michael Daun
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        Hi,

         

        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!

        Michael

  • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
    Michael Daun
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    Hi everybody,

     

    now our upgrade to BOXI 3.1 SP4 is completed, too.

    But I can not find the MobileBIService.war, either!!!

     

    And as said before BOXI 4.0 SP2 is not released yet...

     

     

    How the heck shall we connect the brandnew iPad app to existing WebIs?!?

    Michael

  • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
    Michael Daun
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    Hello everybody,

     

    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...

    ...finally!

    Michael

  • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
    Kraft BI Team
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    Hi,

     

    Can someone please confirm minimum levels:

     

    We need XI 3.1 SP4

    BO Mobile 3.1 SP 4 or BO Mobile 4.0?

     

    The installation and deployment guide in note 1593262 refers to BO Mobile 4.0.

     

    Thanks.

    • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
      Mark Newbie
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      Hello,

      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

      • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
        Sergi Marin
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        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

         

        Regards

        • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
          Mark Newbie
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          Hi,

          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" ?

           

           

           

          #default

          default.corporateCategory=Mobile

          default.personalCategory=Mobile

           

          #ipad

          ipad.corporateCategory=Mobile

          ipad.personalCategory=Mobile

           

          #iphone

          iphone.corporateCategory=Mobile

          iphone.personalCategory=Mobile

           

           

          or do I have to change the Server.config file in Mobile12 ?

           

          thx ...

           

          Edited by: Real Newbie on Jul 7, 2011 2:44 PM

           

          Edited by: Real Newbie on Jul 7, 2011 2:45 PM

  • BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
    Ginie Deo
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    I want to connect BO EXPLORER from iphone to BO4.

    Can anyone assist me step by step in configuration?  thanks.

  • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
    Alberto Barbosa
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    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

    Authentication: Enterprise

     

     

    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?

  • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
    Erdem Uren
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    in the refresh

    filters;

     

    "error"

    "general server failure"

     

    any ideas?

  • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
    David Bartuli
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    Hi there,

     

    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.

     

    Kind regards

     

    David

     

    Edited by: David Bartuli on Sep 21, 2011 11:42 AM

  • Re: BI Mobile 4.0 for iPad
    Joan B. Altadill
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    What worked for me:

     

    Server URL: http://<server hostname>:<Tomcat port>

     

    http://mybobjserver.domain.com:8080

     

    CMS name: just the hostname where the CMS server runs.

     

    Tested successfully with Enterprise and SAP Authentication.

     

    Regards:

    Joan B. Altadill

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