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BPS / BW authorizations

Hi All,

I have the following scenario in SEM 3.50:


Characteristic Company is authorization relevant

Activity is included in the authorization object

The test-user has reading rights for all companies, writing is restricted.


Company is not included in the planning level

Company is derived using characteristic relations (Attribute)


If Company is not included in the level, I have to set ':' within BW authorization object for company - else I will receive an auth. error.

If ':' is set writing is not restricted to specific companies.

Does anyone have a coule whats my problem?

Tanks in advance


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    May 08, 2006 at 08:53 PM

    my 2 cents

    Since u don't have company code in ur level, company code needs all values.

    To avoid this bring company code in the level, restrict it by variable of type user exit which gets the values based on the authorization of the user.

    hope this helps.


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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hello Sunil,

      company code is already an authorizatin object.

      But I cannot give the user the choice of seletion as the layout ist decidated to contain several lines with different company codes ...

      I found a way to hide entire colunms of a layout in the web - this will solve the problem.

      Thanks and best regards

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    May 04, 2006 at 02:12 PM


    Do you need to store the actual value of Company or just display it for informational purposes in the layout? If it's just as an information you can change the following:

    - Don't derive company code

    - Change your layout

    - Click on the tab: Lead column in step two

    - Click on Attribute button

    - Select Company code

    - Save/run layout

    Company code is only displayed in the layout and you don't have to worry about write access to data.



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    • Former Member

      Hi Jacob,

      unfortunately I need to store it on the database. On the other hand, I don't want to include it in the level as I don't want to display it in the lines.