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balaji81_k

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:41 pm    Post subject: COBOL Report view in Mobile devices
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Hi ,

We are creating COBOL reports and those reports are emailed and report contents will be in the body of the email .However the reports are in PLAIN/TEXT format (content type) and thus results worst readability of the data with respect of alignment while seeing in laptops/mobile devices but the complete report is viewed in mobile(portrait & landscape mode) /laptops . We have changed the content type to HTML format and thus yields good readability with respect to alignment in latops/tablets , however the same report while view in mobile devices is good only when we have mobile devices in landscape mode . Can any one please suggest me how we can achieve compatability view in mobile devices .

1) Do we need to format the report with in mainframe environment ?
2) Do we need to ftp report in to a server and then use some other technology to format the report for the view comptability ?

Please advise or suggest me the best approach for making report view compatible in mobile devices?
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RahulG31

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply to: COBOL Report view in Mobile devices
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As Robert said in another post, programming language is irrelevant here. The web browser only understands HTML and that is what needs to be formatted for Mobile Device/Desktop.

You should do more search on the web. If you are not aware, there is something called Bootstrap. Basically, It's a technique to adjust the CSS properties of a website(HTML), so that they are displayed differently on different resolution devices.

Nothing to do with COBOL.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:09 pm    Post subject:
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I thought I was moving both posts to All Other Mainframe Topics, but it looks like only my post moved.
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Rohit Umarjikar

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:09 pm    Post subject:
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If you are a pure Mainframe person then you don't worry about this formatting and let the front end should take care of this.
Google 'how to make reports compatible in mobile devices' and open first few links.
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vasanthz

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:53 pm    Post subject:
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Since you are already working with HTML report, Viewport can help you.
It is for dynamic scaling based on device.

http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_rwd_viewport.asp
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