SAP Mobile BI 5.0 Thumbnails

Thumbnail images for SAP Mobile BI 5.0 should be 208×208 pixels.

Old sized thumbnails in 5.0

Remember those really attractive 216 pixels wide by 122 pixels high¬†thumbnail images you created for SAP Mobile BI 4.4 (see related article, SAP Mobile BI 4.4 Thumbnails)? Here’s an example.

SAP Mobile BI thumbnail

Here’s how the same thumbnail appears in Mobile BI 5.0 for Apple iOS.

Old sized thumbnails in 5.0

The thumbnails appear squashed because amidst the other UI enhancements in Mobile BI 5.0 and higher, SAP has adopted an Instagram-like square thumbnail size of 208 by 208 pixels. The new size is documented in the¬†Administrator and Report Designer’s Guide available on the SAP Help Portal. Aside from the difference in dimensions, the procedure for creating and using thumbnails is unchanged from the previous version of Mobile BI.

For iOS, thumbnail images only appear on the iPad, not the iPhone. I do not have an Android tablet to verify how thumbnails work and there is no mention of thumbnails in the Android guide.


Author: Dallas Marks

I am a business intelligence architect, author, and trainer. I help organizations harness the power of analytics, primarily with SAP BusinessObjects products. An active blogger, SAP Mentor and co-author of the SAP Press book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, I prefer piano keyboards over computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting about business intelligence.

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