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Configure Initial Setup for SAP Mobile Cards

Define a destination in SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services cockpit to establish connectivity to a SAP SuccessFactors sandbox API.

You will learn

  • How to access the SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services cockpit
  • How to establish connectivity to a SAP SuccessFactors API

In this tutorial, you will create a destination to connect to the SAP SuccessFactors API data source from SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services.


Step 1: Understand SAP Mobile Cards

SAP Mobile Cards is a feature within SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services which provides our customers access to a micro-application platform to publish data into a consumer-grade wallet or passbook-style app. It allows companies to quickly create simple, yet highly valuable quick-win apps.

You can find more details on the SAP Mobile Cards developer page.

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Step 2: Go to SAP Mobile Services cockpit
  1. On the SAP Cloud Platform Trial landing page, choose Enter your Trial Account to see your global account.MobileCards

The trial account should contain one subaccount and space.

  1. The global trial account contains one subaccount and space. Navigate to subaccount by clicking on the tile named trial (this name may vary if you created the subaccount manually).

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  2. Under Spaces, choose the available space as highlighted below.

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  3. In the left pane, choose Services > Service Marketplace.

    The Service Marketplace is where you can find services to attach to any of your applications. These services are provided by SAP Cloud Platform to create, and produce applications quickly and easily. Once a service has been created, it is known as a service instance.

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  4. Scroll down and then choose Mobile Card Kit.

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  5. Choose Support to open SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services Cockpit.

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    Organization: Organizations in CF enable collaboration among users and enable grouping of resources.

    Space: Cloud Foundry has a standard working environment for individual applications: it is called a space. Spaces are individual working areas, which normally contain a single application.

  6. Choose the relevant Organization and Space from the dropdown list, and then select Open.

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You have now logged in to the SAP Mobile Services cockpit.

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Bookmark the Mobile Services cockpit URL for quick access.

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Step 3: Create destination for SAP SuccessFactors sandbox

In this step, you will create a destination connecting to SuccessFactors sandbox system.

  1. In the left pane, choose Mobile Applications | SAP Mobile Cards to view the Mobile Cards configuration.

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    If the SAP Mobile Cards Advisory screen pops up, choose Close to close it.

  2. Click Initialize. This will create a new service instance for Mobile Cards.

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  3. Choose Template Manager.

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  4. Choose SuccessFactors from the Select Category drop-down list.

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  5. Scroll down and choose SuccessFactors My TimeSheet and select the Create Card Template icon.

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  6. Click here to get the API Key.

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    For new users or first-time user of API Business Hub, generation of API Key may take a while.

  7. Choose Show API Key.

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  8. Choose Copy Key and Close.

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  9. Switch back to Mobile Services cockpit, paste the copied API key in the open pop-up, and then choose OK.

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    On successful creation, a Destination Created message is displayed.

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In this tutorial, you have successfully created a destination connecting to a SAP SuccessFactors sandbox system. In the next tutorial, you will use this destination to create two cards displaying TimeSheet and ToDos data.


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