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How to get user permissions from PowerDesigner Java api

May 25, 2017 at 06:52 AM


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I'm trying to use PowerDesigner Java api for user permission management. PdRMG.RepositoryDocumentBase class has

"DeletePermission(/* in */ BaseObject userOrGroup)"

"SetPermission(/* in */ BaseObject userOrGroup, /* in */ int permissionConstant)"


However I couldn't find a method for listing models permissions (users with permission). Is there any way to do this?


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George McGeachie May 25, 2017 at 09:11 AM

I can't find a method either, and it doesn't look like you can get a preview from the DeletePermission method, which could be useful. There are methods to check if a user's permissions for anobject, but that's not what you want.

I suggest you raise an enhancement request with SAP.

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Phillip Lam
May 25, 2017 at 08:11 PM

In this situation, you can write store procedure to directly execute SQL in your Java application.

For example , given user Peter, I assign him Write permission to a model called CityPlan.

Execute the following code:

select u.name, o.code, p.oprm from PMOBJT o, PMPERM p, PMUSER u where u.code='Peter' and o.code='CityPlan' and p.poid=o.poid and p.rusr=u.rusr

For more information, please study 'Repository Metamodel. pdm', which locates at your Powerdesigner folder, Examples subfolder.

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Hello Phillip, your answer assumes a user has direct access to the database, which they may not. It also forces us to use a combination of methods to access metadata, which I prefer to avoid. Are there any plans to expose this metadata thorugh the API?