SAP BusinessObjects Mobile for Android User Guide

■ SAP BusinessObjects Mobile for Android 4.0.5

2012-06-04

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Contents

3

Chapter 1

Guide at a Glance...................................................................................................................5

1.1
1.2

Purpose...................................................................................................................................5

Chapter 2

Know the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile for Android..............................................................7

Chapter 3

Getting Started........................................................................................................................9

3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.4.1
3.4.2
3.4.3

Device Requirement.................................................................................................................9

Chapter 4

Application Features Overview on Tablet and Smartphone..................................................17

Chapter 5

Using the Application............................................................................................................19

5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.9
5.9.1
5.9.2
5.10

Downloading Documents.......................................................................................................19

Target Audience.......................................................................................................................5

Downloading the Application....................................................................................................9
Launching the Application.........................................................................................................9
Configuring the Application....................................................................................................10
General Settings....................................................................................................................10
Creating the Connections......................................................................................................11
Switching between Available Connections.............................................................................14

Browsing Documents.............................................................................................................20
Sorting Documents................................................................................................................20
Searching Documents............................................................................................................21
Changing the Documents View mode....................................................................................21
Viewing Document Contents.................................................................................................21
Viewing Document Properties................................................................................................22
Deleting Downloaded Documents..........................................................................................22
Understanding Update Notifications.......................................................................................23
Retrieving the Document Updates from the Server ...............................................................23
Accessing the Latest Instance of a Downloaded Document...................................................24
Filtering the Data of a Document............................................................................................24

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Chapter 6

Working with Report.............................................................................................................27

6.1
6.1.1
6.1.2
6.1.3
6.1.4
6.1.5
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.4.1
6.5

Working with Report Parts.....................................................................................................27

Appendix A

More Information...................................................................................................................43

Index

4

Tables ...................................................................................................................................28
Bar Charts.............................................................................................................................30
Line Charts............................................................................................................................34
Pie Charts..............................................................................................................................35
Bubble Charts........................................................................................................................36
Sharing Documents...............................................................................................................37
Accessing the Documents Hyper-Linked to Cells of a Report................................................38
Filtering the Data of a Report ................................................................................................38
Filtering the Data of a Report Part..........................................................................................39
Drilling Data of a Report Part.................................................................................................41

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Guide at a Glance Guide at a Glance 1.1 Purpose This guide provides information on how to use SAP BusinessObjects Mobile application to access and manage SAP BusinessObjects Web intelligence documents and reports on the Android device.2 Target Audience This guide provides assistance to business professionals who want to access and analyze SAP BusinessObjects Web intelligence documents and reports to make quick analytical decisions using their Android device. 1. 5 2012-06-04 . such as smartphone or tablet.

Guide at a Glance 6 2012-06-04 .

This application is designed specifically to provide you with a simple yet rich intuitive user interface to support chart-rendering and single-tap access features on the Android devices. thus helping you to interpret the analytical data from different perspectives for a deeper analysis. 7 2012-06-04 . such as a smartphone or a tablet.Know the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile for Android Know the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile for Android Use SAP BusinessObjects Mobile solution to access. analyze and manage your critical business information before making analytical decisions. You can select from a variety of data interpretation features to view data measures in a format of your choice. SAP BusinessObjects Mobile has finally arrived. and charts on your Android device. the much-anticipated smartphone and tablet application making the jump from iPhone and iPad over to Google's platform. anyplace and anytime. The application provides you with extensive options such as filtering and drilling on information. You can use this application to connect to your Mobile Server to access interactive SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence documents and reports. graphs. SAP BusinessObjects Mobile is a data analysis application that lets you explore business data in reports. This guide will allow you to learn how to use all the features that this application offers.

Know the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile for Android 8 2012-06-04 .

2 Downloading the Application You can download the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile application to your device from Google Play Store.3. Note: • • 9 When launching the application for the first time. If you do not want to see this screen everytime the application launches. This screen provides you with information about how to interact in the application. select the Do Not Show Again option. and 3G+ networks. the SAP BI Mobile icon appears in the application menu on your mobile device. For more information on how to create connection. 3. see: General Settings section.0.Getting Started Getting Started 3.5 application.2 versions.1 and 3. 2012-06-04 . create a connection. You are directed to the application's My Home screen. Once downloaded.1 Device Requirement To use SAP BusinessObjects Mobile for Android 4. tap (SAP BusinessObjects Mobile) in the application menu. you need: • Android operating system: 2.2. When the application is launched. you are prompted to accept the terms and conditions before continuing. 3. • Network technology: Wi-Fi. To access your Web Intelligence documents and reports from the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform server.3 Launching the Application To launch the application. the Quick Hints screen appears. 2. 2G. 3. 3G. refer to: Creating the Connections section. For more information about how to view Quick Hints.

based on your requirements. Work Offline: Toggle this button to Yes if you want to work in offline mode although you have active connections available on the device. About: Provides information about the product version and the build number. You can change the following options to customize this application: • General Settings: Use this option to change the default settings. 5.4 Configuring the Application The SAP BusinessObjects Mobile application allows you to change the configuration settings based on your requirements. 3. 3. Note: While working in offline mode. see Creating the Connections. 6. Selecting this option allows you to access documents in the My Home tab. 10 2012-06-04 . 2. Once you have created a connection. Legal Information : Provides information about your legal rights and obligations when using the product. tap Settings and perform the following steps: 1. • Add connection: Use this option to create and modify the server connections. Viewing Options: Provides you with the following themes. 3.4. Connections: Allows you to create and manage connections. Quick Hints: Provides information about how to interact in the application. you can view and access the documents available ONLY in the connection you are currently logged on to. your application is set to Ivory. To customize.1 General Settings This application allows you to configure the following settings. for viewing the content on the device: • • Ivory Graphite Note: In the default settings. • Switching between Available Connections: Perform this action to log on to another connection from the available connection list configured on your device.Getting Started • The My Home screen displays sample reports for you to explore. Network Options: Provides you with the following options: • • Display Network Notifications: Toggle this button to Yes if you want to be notified of changes in network availability status. 4. For more information. you cannot view the sample reports anymore.

enter the details of the mobile server in the specified format <hostname>:< port> or <IP>:< port>. It is recommended to toggle this button to Yes only on your system administrator's request as this can effect the performance of your application. To create a connection.4. In the Home screen. enter your BusinessObjects Enterprise (BOE) user name. https://<hostname>:<port>/<context path> or https://<IP>:<port>/<context path>. These files are used during the debugging or tracing process. hyphens. Logs: Provides you with the following options: • • • Enable Logs: Allows you to generate application log files. you can report errors that occur while working on this application to the system administrator. Choose one of the following options to create a server connection. using the e-mail option. • Create New Connection . perform the following steps: 1. enter the application ID provided by your administrator. If you want to connect to the mobile server in HTTPS mode. Send log file: Allows you to send the log file saved locally on your device. enter the farm ID provided by your administrator. 2. Note: • • • You can use alphanumeric characters. In the User Name field. c. b. f. For example. perform the following substeps: a. dots.2 Creating the Connections You can access your server document by creating a connection. use HTTPS in the server URL. e. In the Security Configuration Name field. 3. d. colons. and forward slashes. Note: In the default settings. If you want to connect to the mobile server with a reverse proxy. Clear log: Allows you to clear the log files saved locally on the device. In the Farm ID field. 11 2012-06-04 . In the Server field.to create a connection based on your requirements. add the proxy context path after the port in the server URL. The maximum number of characters allowed is 281. the logs are disabled. enter the port number.to create connection to the Sybase Unwired Platform. enter the security name provided by your administrator. tap Settings and select Add Connection. In the Port field. Note: If you are creating a connection for the first time select Add Connection in the Browse tab. For example. In the Application ID field. underscores. • Import from Server . If you have chosen SUP Connection. https ://< hostname> :< port> or https ://< IP> :< port>. • SUP Connection .to connect to the server configured by your administrator. By enabling them.Getting Started 7. The Add connection window appears. 3.

enter the CMS name. If you want to save the password and avoid having to re-enter it during subsequent logons. If you want to connect to the mobile server with a reverse proxy.Getting Started g. h. 4. Select Ok. The Create New Connection window appears. choose Save. perform the following substeps: a. you can enter the port number. set the Default Connection option to Yes. use HTTPS in the server URL. and spaces (' '). The maximum number of characters allowed is 281. For example. enter your Business Intelligence platform user name. In the Password field. The maximum numbers of characters allowed is 261. circular brackets ('('. and colons. e. the maximum number of characters allowed is 20. dots. https://<hostname>:<port>/<context path> or https://<IP>:<port>/<context path>. Tap Register. Note: • • • You can use alphanumeric characters. set the Save Password option to Yes. b. 12 2012-06-04 . dots ('. add the proxy context path after the port in the server URL. In the Mobile Server URL field. set the Save Password option to Yes. g. To save your settings. If you want to set this connection as the default connection. j. dots. hyphens ('-'). enter the details of the mobile server in the specified format <hostname>:< port> or <IP>:< port>. hyphens. underscores. i. c. If you have chosen Create New Connection. hyphens. Note: • • You can use alphanumeric characters. choose one of the following authentication types: • • • • Enterprise LDAP Windows AD SAP R3 h. In the default settings. (Optional) In the Password field. underscores ('_'). and forward slashes. For example. If you want to connect to the mobile server in HTTPS mode. d. i. https ://< hostname> :< port> or https ://< IP> :< port>.'). the port number is 6400. If you want to set this connection as the default connection. underscores. In the Connection Name field. colons. Note: You can use alphanumeric. f. enter you Business Intelligence platform password. If you want to save the password and avoid having to re-enter it during subsequent logons the password again on login. In the Authentication Type field. enter a name for the connection. In the User Name field. If required. In the CMS field. set the Default Connection option to Yes. ')'). j. enter you BusinessObjects Enterprise (BOE) password.

13 2012-06-04 . choose from the the connections pre-configured by your administrator. For more information. If you have chosen the Import from Server. perform the following substeps: a. If you want to set this connection as the default connection.0 and Android 4. b. e. (Optional) In the Password field.5Administrator and Report Designer's guide. enter the configuration server URL provided by your administrator. The table below summarizes the possible connection statuses. The "Choose connection" screen appears with the list of connections configured by your administrator. In the Connection Server URL field. The create connection screen appears with the fields prefilled with the connection settings configured by your administrator. f. h.0. If you want to save the password and avoid having to re-enter it during subsequent logons. c. see: SAP BusinessObjects Mobile for iPad 4. The input values for the required parameters for the connections are pre-set by your administrator. for each connection. To create a connection using the Import from Server option. To save your settings. you are required to fill the username field. In the User Name field. choose Save. g. set the Default Connection option to Yes. However.Getting Started Note: Check the entered values with your administrator to ensure the parameters are valid. 5. Choose the connection of your choice. when you create or select a connection. d. Select Import. an icon displaying the status of your current connection appears in the top right corner of the screen. enter your Business Intelligence platform password. enter your Business Intelligence platform user name.1. set the Save Password option to Yes.

2. • Delete: On choosing this option.4.4. The configured connection list appears on the right side of the device screen. are disable for downloads to My Home tab. you can switch from one active connection to another. Tap Settings icon on your device. the connection is deleted. Select Connections.3 Switching between Available Connections If you have more than one connection configured on your device while working in online mode.1 Editing the Connections You can edit an existing connection on your device by performing the following steps: 1. On Yellow Your application is connected to the BI Platform server.Getting Started Status Icon Color Meaning On Green Your application is connected to the BI Platform server. 2. 14 2012-06-04 . Note: This allows you to access the documents in the My Home tab. The following options are displayed: • Edit: On choosing this option. lock and you can only view the documents in the My Browse tab. Off Grey Your application is not connected to the BI Platform server. Note: For data security purpose the documents under this connection. 3. and you are currently working in offline mode. 3. Long press a connection you want to edit. 3. Secure Connection Green with a Your application is connected to the secure connection. the connection opens in the edit mode.

tap the active connection icon in the top right corner. the connection icon appears along with the connection name. Select Ok. 3. Select the connection you want to switch to. 2. You are logged off from the previous connection and logged on to the selected connection. On the Home screen. a confirmation window appears. Once you have done this. With smartphones. displaying all the available connections.Getting Started To switch between available connections. The Connections window appears. Note: With tablets. perform the following steps: 1. only the connection icon appears due to the smallness of the screen. 15 2012-06-04 .

Getting Started 16 2012-06-04 .

Application Features Overview on Tablet and Smartphone Application Features Overview on Tablet and Smartphone The following table summarizes how to navigate to various features of this application on a tablet and a smartphone: Feature 17 Smartphone Tablet To log on or log off from the connec.Title bar tion Action bar Settings Device menu Action bar Sort Title bar Action bar Search Device menu Action bar View mode Device menu Action bar Document refresh Device menu Action bar E-mail Device menu Action bar Add to My Home Device menu and Quick Action Action bar and Quick Action menu menu Remove from My Home Quick Action menu Quick Action menu Reports Title bar Action bar Refresh Title bar Action Bar 2012-06-04 .

long press the device screen. 18 2012-06-04 .Application Features Overview on Tablet and Smartphone Feature Smartphone Tablet Filters Device menu Action bar Filtering on report part Device menu Action bar Note: To access the Quick action menu.

Using the Application Using the Application On launching the application. In the Browse tab. You can access these documents even if you are not connected to a server. you can download the document by performing the following steps: 1. 2. with the category names on the left side on the screen. you can access the documents in the following tabs: • My Home: Displays sample documents. 3. Once you have created a connection. perform the following substeps: a. 5. If you choose to download from the Report screen. Note: In the default settings. In the Home screen. download the document either from the report screen or using Quick Action menu. by downloading the documents in the My Home tab. perform the following substeps: a. b. The report screen opens. you cannot view the sample reports anymore. If you choose to download using the Quick Action menu. you are directed to the Home screen. Hold and press on the document. Alternatively. You can also access these documents while working in offline mode. 19 2012-06-04 . and list of documents saved locally on your device. the documents are displayed in the List view fro tablet users.1 Downloading Documents You can save a local copy of the documents available on the server you are currently connected to. Tap (Add to MyHome). Tap the document to open. Note: The My Home screen displays sample reports for you to explore. The Quick Action menu appears at the bottom of the document. • Browse: Displays the list of documents available on the server in your current connection.

For more information about how to sort documents. Tap (Sort). Note: On downloading a document. 5. The document list is sorted. Tap either the descending order respectively. In Browse. The Sort Options window displays the following options: By Category. If you want to browse through the list of documents in a specific category such as Category. Select the appropriate option from the list. The list of documents under the selected category are listed on the right side of the screen. Title. Title or Author.3 Sorting Documents You can sort the documents to arrange them by category. tablet users need to tap the category name. Date. 5. Tap (Add to MyHome). 2. To browse through the server documents. scroll vertically through the list of server documents. date. scroll vertically through the list of downloaded documents. in Browse tab. You can sort the documents in My Home and Browse tabs by performing the following steps: 1. see Sorting Documents. This document is downloaded and saved locally in the My Home tab. 20 or to view the sorted list in ascending or 2012-06-04 . when viewing in grid view the (Add to MyHome) appears with the document indicating that the document is available in My Home tab . • • In My Home. title or author and view them in ascending or descending order. and Author.you need to sort on the document list and then browse. you must be logged on to a server connection. Note: To browse by categories in the list view mode.2 Browsing Documents You can access any document by browsing through the list of documents in the corresponding tabs.Using the Application b. Date.

4 Searching Documents You can search for a specific server document from the document list in the My Home and Browse tabs. and select the the Quick Action menu. 5. .Using the Application 5. 5. the search bar appears when you long press the Device menu. tap (Grid View) . 21 (Open) from 2012-06-04 . • List view : Document list is displayed in a single column. In the My Home or Browse tab. You can open and view documents contents in both the My Home and Browse tabs by performing the following steps: 1. Note: Alternatively. Note: On smartphones and 7'' inch tablets. The list of documents matching the search string is displayed. tap (List View) . To change the viewing mode of the document list. tap the document. tap the icon in the My Home and Browse tabs.5 Changing the Documents View mode You can view the document list in the following modes: • Grid view : Document list is displayed in a matrix. long press the document in the My Home tab.6 Viewing Document Contents Each document contains one or multiple reports. Perform your search by entering a text in the Search field.

The document is deleted from the My Home tab. To access this document. see Working with Report Parts. 2. The Quick Action menu appears.Using the Application 2. You can view the properties of a document in both the My Home and Browse tabs by performing the following steps: 1. Hold and long press the document. Downloaded at. 5. The Reports window appears. you can hold and long press the document.8 Deleting Downloaded Documents If you do not want to store a local copy of a downloaded document. For more information about how to work on the reports.7 Viewing Document Properties You can view the details of a document such as Name. Note: When deleting the document from My Home tab. The Report screen opens. Tap the document to open it. you are removing only the local copy of the document. If the document contains multiple reports. Tap (Info). and Description. Tap (Remove) . 2. Note: Alternatively. tap the drop down option and select the required report. The Quick Action menu appears. Author. you can delete it from the My Home tab by performing the following steps: 1. Modified at. 5. connect and browse the server document list. 22 2012-06-04 .

Note: • • • At any point. Related Topics • Retrieving the Document Updates from the Server • Accessing the Latest Instance of a Downloaded Document 5. The Quick Action menu appears.Using the Application 5. structure. (Refresh) in The document update notifications are of two types: • • Document update: If the content. a document can have both document update and instance update. The badge denotes the type of update available on each document. structure. . For more information about how to retrieve the document updates when receiving an update notification from the server. To explicitly update the document. the documents that have an update available on the BI platform server display an "Update Available" notification over them. To receive the update notification. In the My Home tab. tap the online mode. see: Retrieving the Document Updates from the Server . Instance update: If there is a new instance of the base document on the BI platform server. The notification appears as a badge. or properties of the base document are modified on the BI platform server. The document updates on the BI platform server are possible during the current session or before you log onto the application. provided it is scehduled for an instance. You should therfore refresh your documents on the device to view the current status of the documents on the server. In the My Home tab. properties or instances) on the BI platform server.1 Retrieving the Document Updates from the Server You can retrieve the document updates from the server for a downloaded document in the My Home tab by performing the following steps: 1. long press the document that indicates the "Update Available" notification.9.9 Understanding Update Notifications If a document in the My Home tab is updated (for its content. 23 2012-06-04 . the application displays an update notification. you are required to log on to your server.

then a confirmation window appears to download the latest instance. 2. Select Ok.2 Accessing the Latest Instance of a Downloaded Document If your administrator has scheduled generation of a new instance for the document after a predefined time on the BI platform server. You can access the latest instance of a document by performing the following steps: 1. • If you have already downloaded an instance of a document and there is a new instance available for the document. Related Topics • Understanding Update Notifications 5. Note: If you have already viewed the instance of the document. a "Instance Available" is displayed on the corresponding downloaded document in the My Home tab on your device. Tap (Instance update).10 Filtering the Data of a Document 24 2012-06-04 . In the My Home tab. long press the document that indicates the "Instance Available" notification. You can view the old instance of the document (that you viewed earlier during the same or a prior login session). Related Topics • Understanding Update Notifications 5. the new instance is downloaded and displayed on the device screen.Using the Application 2.9. The latest instance of the document is saved. • If you are viewing the instance for the first time. then the instance option is available on the respective document. Tap (Document update).

4. • Search: Searches for a specific value from the available listed values. The different levels for filtering the data are set by your report designer. The "Prompt values" window appears. The selected value appears under the selected prompt name. Open the document and tap (Prompt refresh) to refresh the document. • If the prompts are enabled and your report designer has set the document to " Refresh on open" while saving your Web Intelligence document. Based on the selected values. selecting this prompt is optional. The document is refreshed. Select the required value(s) to filter the data. If the prompt name displays Optional along with the prompt name. and the "Prompts" window appears on the screen. You can filter the data of the document by performing the following steps: 1. On the "Prompts" window. The "Prompts values" window displays the following fields based on the prompt properties set by your report designer: • Listed values: Displays the list of values available for the document. Depending on the settings. then the "Prompts" window appears on opening the document. The "Prompts" window appears. enter an approriate value. Based on the Prompt name. the filtered report is displayed on the device. • Add Value: Allows you to enter a value not listed under the available listed values. Note: Select the prompt name for the mandatory prompts. select a Prompt name. Note: The prompt refresh icon appears only if there are prompts available for the document. 25 2012-06-04 . 3. Tap Done in the "Prompts" window. Tap Done.Using the Application This application allows you to filter data of a document using the prompts defined in the Web Intelligence document. 2. the prompts are displayed on your screen: • If the prompts are enabled.

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The Report screen opens. When you open a document. 27 2012-06-04 . You can browse and open a report part in full screen mode by performing the following steps: 1. Tap the document to open it. 3. You can use this application to work on the following types of report parts: • Tables • Scorecards • Bar Charts • Vertical Bar (Column) Charts • Horizontal Bar (Row) Charts • Stacked Bar Charts • Grouped Bar Charts • Line Charts • Pie Charts • Bubble Charts This application provides you with a paging option to display multiple report parts that cannot be displayed on a single screen. the number changes to display which page you have navigated to in the report. Tap the page number at the bottom of the screen. The slider bar appears with a pointer. 3. Drag the pointer on the slider bar to navigate between pages.Working with Report Working with Report Each document contains one or more reports. As you slide.1 Working with Report Parts A report can contain multiple report parts. 2. Tap the Reports dropdown icon on the top left corner of the screen. The number at the bottom of the report indicates the number of pages contained in the report. perform the following steps: 1. 2. Select the required report from the dropdown list. 6. you can view the default report set by your report designer. Tap the report part to view it in full screen mode. If you want to view a specific report.

Working with Report Note: To view a report part in fullscreen mode on tablet. if the table has more than one table header.1 Tables Tables represent information in tabular form. 2. 2. To wrap texts to fit to the cell: 1. Unfreeze. Double-tap the column or row header. Double-tap the column or row header. The window appears with the listed actions. you can use the following features: • To Freeze. While working on tables from a Web Intelligence report. The table text is wrapped to maximum of three lines. 2. tap (fullscreen). or Unhide a column (in a vertical table) or row (in a horizontal table): 1. The Figure below depicts the table as shown in your application. Select the required option. table information can also be represented in the form of scorecards. You can perform Hide.1. • To perform actions such as changing the order of the columns (in a vertical table) or rows (in a horizontal table): 1. Hide. Select Table Actions. The window appears with the listed actions. The window appears with the listed actions. if the table has more than two table headers. Note: • • • • If you select Unhide. 28 2012-06-04 . 6. all hidden columns or rows are unhidden. You can perform Freeze. In this application. Double-tap the required table cell. Select Wrap.

The window appears with the listed actions. 2. You can perform the above actions both in the report's default view and in table's zoom-in view (that appears when you double-tap the table in page view). horizontal and cross-tables in a Web Intelligence (Interactive Analysis) document. available at http://help. (hide) and (unhide) respectively.pdf 6. 2. • To refine the information of the cell in the table: 1. select drill down. 3.0 Building Reports with Interactive Analysis guide. the freeze and reorder options are disabled. (freeze) and (unfreeze) 5. trend status icons. If you want to further refine the table cell information. 29 2012-06-04 . The purpose of scorecards is to simplify the visual interpretation of table data. 3. If you freeze the table headers. Double-tap the column or row header. select drill up. (Reorder) next to the column or rows headers to change their order in 4.sap. Select Done. select drill up. Note: • • • If you hide the table headers. If you want to access the previous level information. tap respectively . Double-tap the required table cell. the reorder option is disabled. To refine information in the table: 1.1 Scorecards Scorecards represent data from report tables int he form of microcharts (sparklines and gradient fills). If you want to further refine the table information. see "Table Types in Interactive Analysis" in the Interactive Analysis 1. trend buttons and arrows. Hold and drag the table. If you want to hide or unhide columns or rows. If you want to freeze or unfreeze columns or rows. To get a better understanding of the the vertical. 3. select drill down. If you want to access the previous level of information.1.Working with Report The "Table actions" window appears. The window appears with the listed actions.com/businessob ject/product_guides/IA10SP1/en/ia_user_guide_en. tap 6.1. Note: • • • The drilling feature is only supported on drill-enabled reports.

2 Bar Charts A bar chart is a chart with rectangular bars with lengths proportional to the values that they represent. For a complete understanding of scorecards and the related concepts. This configuration is done while designing the report using Web intelligence client tools on the BI platform server.0. see the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile for iPad 4. 6.1 Vertical Bar (Column) Charts The figure below displays a vertical bar chart (also called as column chart) as seen in a report: 30 2012-06-04 .5-Administrator and Report Designer's guide.1.1.0 and Android 4.2.Working with Report The following is an example of scorecard: To view scorecards. 6. Bar charts help you interpret data by marking clear data which has discrete values.1. it is essential that your report designer configures the vertical and cross tables of Web Intelligence reports to display them as scorecards on the device. The bars can represent values vertically or horizontally.

tap the bar.2 Horizontal Bar (Row) Charts The figure below displays a horizontal bar chart (also called as row chart ) as seen in a report: 31 2012-06-04 .Working with Report This application enables you to work with vertical bar charts in the following ways: • • • To view a value of a specific bar.1. To view a chart for a specific range (horizontal axis). select and drag the edges of the range selector.2. . To hide parameters that you do not want to view. 6. tap the parameter name on the value bar above the chart.

the corresponding bar appears in the stack below the zero level. select and drag the edges of the range selector. These bars overlap each other.2. To view a chart for a specific range (vertical axis).3 Stacked Bar Chart Stacked bar charts display the values of measures (identified by legends) through stacked bars. 6. tap the bar. tap the parameter name on the value bar above the chart. To hide parameters that you do not want to view.Working with Report This application enables you to work with Horizontal bar chart in following ways: • • • To view a value of a specific bar. The figure below displays a stacked bar chart as seen in a report: 32 2012-06-04 . When the value of a measure is negative.1.

The figure below displays a grouped bar chart as seen in a report: 33 2012-06-04 .4 Grouped Bar Chart Grouped bar charts display data from multiple measures as distinct bars grouped together. tap the bar. tap the parameter name on the value bar above the chart.Working with Report This application enables you to work with stacked bar charts in the following ways: • • • To view a value from a specific bar. select and drag the edges of the range selector. 6. To view a chart for a specific range (horizontal axis). To hide parameters that you do not want to view.2.1.

tap the parameter name on the value bar above the chart. The figure below displays a line chart as seen in a report: 34 2012-06-04 . To hide parameters that you do not want to view.1. select and drag the edges of the range selector. tap the bar. To view the chart for a specific range (horizontal axis). 6.3 Line Charts Line charts represent values of a measure via lines in a graph.Working with Report This application enables you to work with grouped bar chart in the following ways: • • • To view a value from a specific bar.

6. The pie chart legend indicates the dimension on the X-Axis. select and drag the slider.Working with Report This application enables you to work with line charts in the following ways: • To view a value at any particular point on the line chart.4 Pie Charts Pie charts display data as segments of a whole value. Pie charts are useful to show how each part of your report data contributes to the total. • To view a chart for a specific range. • To hide parameters taht you do not want to view. Pie charts have a single axis displayed on the body of the pie. tap the parameter name on the value bar above the chart. tap the required point. Note: There is a clear indication of the "zero line" in the line graphs that have negative values of the measure. Each segment of the pie chart displays a value for the measure on the Y-Axis. The following figure depicts a pie-chart as seen in a report: 35 2012-06-04 .1. This is the Y-Axis.

Tap the corresponding legend at the bottom of the chart. Y) and one dimension (Z).The figure below displays a bubble chart as seen in a report: 36 2012-06-04 . 6.Working with Report To view the value of a specific sector of a pie chart.1. Use the arrows in the information bar. In bubble charts the data points are in the form of bubbles.5 Bubble Charts Bubble charts represent the values using two measures (X. perform one of the following: • • • Move the pointer to the required sector.

2 Sharing Documents You can share the content of a document displayed on the screen with other users. 4. tap the required point. When you use this option. select and drag the slider. Tap (e-mail). 2. Open the document and select the report of your choice. a snapshot of the current view of your screen is attached. • To view a chart for a specific range. A window opens with the list of device options to share the document. perform the following steps: 1. Enter the recipient's e-mail address. 6. • To hide parameters that you do not want to view. To share your documents by e-mail. and a link to the report is sent to the recipient by e-mail. tap the parameter name on the value bar above the chart. using the e-mail option. 3. Select the option that you want to use to send the document.Working with Report This application enables you to work with bubble charts in the following ways: • To view a value at any particular point on the line chart. The e-mail window appears as shown in the below screenshot. 37 2012-06-04 .

For the document linking property to work in a Web Intelligence document. Note: • • You need to work in online mode and connect to the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile server to access the OpenDoc feature. 5. To download the linked document. On the Report screen. 6. • The report screenshot is attached as an image. filtering on the report is performed using one or more of the following options: • Slider • Double slider • Text field • Check box • Radio button • Calendar To filter the data of the report. tap 38 (Filters). • The e-mail body contains the link to the document. 2012-06-04 . Tap Send. see SAP BusinessObjects Mobile's Installation. tap the hyperlink in the report part. For more information. perform the following steps: 1.3 Accessing the Documents Hyper-Linked to Cells of a Report The report designer can link a report part of a document to other Web Intelligence documents using an OpenDoc URL. • Subject field: The Document name:Report name is entered here.4 Filtering the Data of a Report You can access more specific information of the available data. Based on the properties set on the Web Intelligence report by the report designer. Do not edit this link. the document must be configured using the Web Intelligence application from the BOE (BI platform) by the administrator or report designer.Working with Report Note: The following fields are pre-filled. Configuration and Deployment guide. 6. by filtering the data of the report.

c. The " Values" window appears. The selected value is displayed above the slider. The selected value is displayed above the slider. b. Tap Ok. enter a value. the filtering on the report is performed using one or more of the following options: • Slider 39 2012-06-04 . performing filter on one report part also filters the information of the dependent report parts. 2. c. Each value is separated by a semi-colon (. To select a new value. you can perform the following filtering options: • If you have a slider with a single pointer. perform the following steps: a. Select one or more values. Tap Choose the Value. The selected values appear in the text field. to select the range of values such as mininum and maximum values. If there are two or more report parts containing information that is dependent on other report parts. displaying the filtering options set for this Web Intelligence report. this value appears instead of Choose the Value. 3. • If you have a slider with two pointers. • • If you have a text field. d. Based on the properties set on the Web Intelligence report by the report designer. Tap Set. b. tap on the default value. Tap Done. • If you have calendar field. 6. Drag the pointer on the slider bar. Note: If a default value is set. perform the following steps: a. Set the Date. If you have Choose the Value field.). Tap Ok. Drag the two pointers on the slider.1 Filtering the Data of a Report Part You can access more specific information about the data of a report part by filtering data of the report part.Working with Report The "Filter" window appears. The "Android Date Picker" window appears. Tap on the Text field. to select the value.4. Month and Year. In the Filter window.

enter a value. 2. The " Values" window appears. Each value is separated by a semi-colon (. then this value appears instead of Choose the Value.). Select the values. tap and select Filters. d. 3. The selected values appear in the text field. On the "Filter" window. If you have Choose the Value field. Tap Ok. • If you have a slider with two pointers. Tap Ok. you can perform the following filtering options: • If you have a slider with a single pointer. perform the following steps: a. Note: On tablet. perform the following steps: a.Working with Report • • • • • Double slider Text field Check box Radio button Calendar To filter the data of a report part. Tap Set. • If you have calendar field. in Page layout mode. c. b. select (Datafilters). Drag the pointer on the slider bar to select the value. • • If you have a text field. Tap Done. b. The selected value is displayed above the slider. Tap on the text field. To select new value. The selected value is displayed above the slider. tap on the default value. Set the Date. On the Report part. 40 2012-06-04 . perform the following steps: 1. Note: If a default value is set. Drag the two pointers on the slider to select the range of values such as mininum and maximum values. Month and Year. The "Android Date Picker" window appears. Tap on Choose the Value. c.

3. The report part is drilled and displayed. If the chart is drill up-enabled. A drill-enabled report displays its text in blue. the information is further refined and the drilled chart is displayed. the window appears displaying both options with information about what level it should be drilled down or up to. double-tap the dimension.5 Drilling Data of a Report Part You can access data at different levels of information by performing drill down and drill up on the report parts. the previous level information on the chart is displayed. On the report part. Select any one option. perform the following steps: 1. If the chart is drill down-enabled. The reports must be drill-enabled by your administrator or report designer. If the chart is both drill down and drill up-enabled. To obtain more detailed information in the report part. 4. 2.Working with Report 6. 41 2012-06-04 .

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Certain guides are stored on the SAP Service Marketplace and are not available from the SAP Help Portal.sdn.com/cw/community/docupedia Docupedia Docupedia provides additional documentation resources.com/businessobjects and on the "SAP BusinessObjects Overview" side panel click All Products.sap. a collaborative authoring environment. https://boc. release notes and Supported Platforms documents.com/releasenotes The SAP Service Marketplace stores certain installation guides. Customers with a maintenance agreement have an authorized user ID to access this site.sap. upgrade and migration guides.sap.com Navigate to http://help.sap.com/ Developer resources https://www.com/irj/sdn/businessobjects-sdklibrary 43 2012-06-04 . and an interactive feedback channel. Customers with a maintenance agreement have an authorized user ID to access this site. If you are redirected to the SAP Service Marketplace from the SAP Help Portal.sdn. These guides are listed on the Help Portal accompanied by a link to the SAP Service Marketplace. http://service. contact your customer support representative.More Information More Information Information Resource Location SAP BusinessObjects product information http://www. Contact your customer support representative to obtain an ID. To obtain an ID.com/bosap-instguides Release notes: http://service. You can download PDF versions or installable HTML libraries.sap.sap. use the menu in the navigation pane on the left to locate the category containing the documentation you want to access.com/bosap-support > Documentation • • SAP Service Marketplace Installation guides: https://service.sdn. deployment guides. https://cw. SAP Help Portal You can access the most up-to-date documentation covering all SAP BusinessObjects products and their deployment at the SAP Help Portal.sap.sap.

com/services/education Training From traditional classroom learning to targeted e-learning seminars. database design tools.com/bosap-support Online customer support The SAP Support Portal contains information about Customer Support programs and services.sap.sap. 2012-06-04 . It also has links to a wide range of technical information and downloads. we can offer a training package to suit your learning needs and preferred learning style.com/irj/boc/businessobjects-articles These articles were formerly known as technical papers. Forums on the SAP Community Network https://www. contact your customer support representative.sdn. connectivity.sap.sap.com/services/bysubject/businessobjectsconsulting Consulting 44 Consultants can accompany you from the initial analysis stage to the delivery of your deployment project. Customers with a maintenance agreement have an authorized user ID to access this site.com/irj/scn/forums http://www.sap. Expertise is available in topics such as relational and multidimensional databases. To obtain an ID.sdn.sap.More Information Information Resource Location SAP BusinessObjects articles on the SAP Community Network https://www. https://service.com/notes Notes These notes were formerly known as Knowledge Base articles. http://www. and customized embedding technology. http://service.

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