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Webi Bypassing BEx Authorization Variable with SAP Exit

BEx query has Hierarchy Node Variable with Authorization as processing type. Its set as User Input ready

When the Webi report is refreshed, the LoVs appear as per the Authorization. However, if user doesn't select any value (pushes from right to left in variable screen) he gets NOT_AUTHORIZED error. Which is not intended, it should check the authorization in the background via SAP exit and populate the result. This is how it runs inBEx query.

However, in Webi it's giving NOT_AUTHORIZED error? This is how the product is designed to work or is it a bug.

I see several forum threads and SAP KBAs/notes but they are not answering my question. Could anyone please help.

I am ready to provide more details on this error.



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  • Posted on Jan 09, 2014 at 10:54 PM


    this is how authorization variable would work in any of the clients and not just Web Intelligence.

    You created an authorization variable which is configured as "read for input", so the user is getting prompted.

    So In Web Intelligence the LoV shows up.

    if the user does not select a value, then you are not sending a value, so you basically asking for all data and you are not allowed to see all data and therefore you are getting the message "no authorization".

    if you are making authorization variables as ready for input then the user needs to select the proper values - regardless of the BI tool.

    if you want the authorization to be check in the background then the authorization variable should be configured to not have ready for input.


    Ingo Hilgefort

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