Performing Synchronization

Use

You must synchronize the mobile device to access the mobile applications assigned to you on your mobile device. On a day-to-day basis, you also synchronize to transfer new and changed data from the client to the back-end system and vice versa. If the client is configured correctly, you can also interrupt the connection during the synchronization process.

If the client is configured correctly, you can define whether you want to be asked about downloads of mobile components before they take place (see Confirming Downloads of Mobile Components).

If you cannot use online synchronization, you can use various data carriers such as memory sticks, diskettes and DVDs. In this case, the system only synchronizes application data. The system cannot install any new applications by means of data carrier synchronization.

Prerequisites

You have started the client on the mobile device and logged on.

If you want to synchronize using the data carrier, you must satisfy the following requirements:

?      The administrator has activated data carrier synchronization.

?      At least one mobile application is installed on the mobile device.

Synchronization with Online Connection

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       1.      On the SAP MI start page, choose Synchronize.

       2.      If necessary, enter the synchronization password.

The system synchronizes and displays a synchronization log.

       3.      Choose Next.

The system offers the mobile applications on your device and generates one link for each application.

       4.      Restart the device to activate the new mobile applications. You only have to restart SAP MI on Windows32 operating systems.

A link is now displayed on the start page of SAP MI for each application. You can call the mobile application using this link.

Synchronization Using Data Carriers

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       1.      If you want to use data carrier synchronization, connect the data carrier to the mobile device or place it in the drive.

       2.      On the SAP MI start page, choose Data Carrier Synchronization.

Importing Data Provided by Administrator on Data Carrier

If you have not yet received any synchronization files, you can skip the next two points.

       3.      Enter the synchronization files you want to read and choose Continue.

       4.      If you received the data on more than one data carrier, change the data carrier if necessary to import further files.

Copying Synchronization Data for the Administrator to a Data Carrier

       5.      Select a data carrier and start synchronization.

The system creates one or more synchronization files in a suitable size for the data carrier.

       6.      If you have already received data from the administrator and imported it, and if you are using the same medium to transport the data, remove the synchronization files that were previously imported from the data carrier or change the data carrier.

       7.      Copy the created synchronization files to the data carrier. If you want to use a CD or DVD, copy the files to a temporary directory and then burn them on the appropriate data carrier.

       8.      Give the administrator the data carrier. The administrator can then synchronize it with the back end.