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Creating the Mobile Application Configuration File
The mobile application configuration file defines a mobile application and provides the information so that the Disconnected Analytics Application Manager and Siebel Business Analytics Web can download that application. It names all the Mobile Analytics elements required to use Mobile Analytics.
The configuration file consists of XML tags and their respective attributes. To create and maintain the mobile configuration file, you need to understand the basic concepts of XML.
Use the following guidelines when you create your mobile application configuration file:
- The base name of the file must exactly match the name of the mobile application, and the suffix of the file must be XML. In the example of the retail application described in Creating and Testing Tables and Indexes in the SQL Anywhere Database, the mobile application configuration file would have the name Retail.xml.
- The file may contain non-ASCII characters. When the file contains non-ASCII character, the file must be saved in UTF-8 format. If you save in another format, Siebel Business Analytics Web will encounter parsing errors when reading the file.
- The file must reside in the mobile application directory. For the retail application example, the directory would be
D:\SiebelAnalyticsData\Mobile\Retail. For a description of mobile directories, see About the Mobile Directory Structure.
For a description of XML tags (and their associated attributes) that may appear in a mobile application configuration file, see Mobile Analytics Configuration File Reference.