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Work in a disconnected environment

Because Esri Maps Designer—the map configuration application in Esri Maps for SAP BusinessObjects—is an Adobe Air component, the application automatically tries to locate the air.swf helper file from the Adobe website. If you use Esri Maps for SAP BusinessObjects in a disconnected environment—with Portal for ArcGIS, for example—Esri Maps Designer is unable to access the online helper file and cannot operate. To correct this behavior, download a local copy of the air.swf file to your local web server and instruct the application to access the local file.

To configure Esri Maps Designer to work in a disconnected environment, do the following:

  1. In a web browser, go to the following URL:
  2. Save the air.swf file to a location on your local system.

    For example, when using a Google Chrome browser, click the Customize Chrome icon in the upper right corner of the window and choose Save page as. Browse to a location on your system and click Save.


    The Save Page option is not available in Microsoft Internet Explorer. Use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to download the file.

  3. Move the air.swf file to the Esri Maps for SAP BusinessObjects folder of your application web server.

    For example: [Tomcat Installation]\em4bobj\em4bobj\dashb\air.swf

  4. Using a text editor, open the file from the client installation folder.

    For example: C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Xcelsius 4.0\assets\em4bobj\

  5. On a new line in the properties file, add a new airSwfUrl property that points to the air.swf file located on your web server.

    For example: airSwfUrl = http://[]/em4bobj/em4bobj/dashb/air.swf

  6. Save and close the properties file, and restart your web server.

When you click Launch Esri Maps Designer in SAP Dashboards, the application accesses the local copy of the air.swf helper file and runs properly.