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Authorization needed to save workbook variant on BI Platform

Hi All,

I have a problem saving variants on AO report (saved on Business Object Platform) on Document mode

Versions: BO 4.2 SP4, AO 2.4.4

When the users has administrator right --> works fine.

without administrator right --> the variant field is grayed and says "this variant mode is not supported by the back end"

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    Former Member
    Oct 26, 2017 at 11:19 AM

    Hi Tammy,

    Thanks for your response.

    I'm trying to save the variant to the BO Platform, and not to the Netweaver.

    when I give the user Administrator authorizations ion the BO it's working fine - so it can't be a BW issue..

    Amit.

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  • Oct 26, 2017 at 10:23 AM

    Amit - does your user have access to save on the BW back end? Can you run an STAUTHTRACE on the BW back end to determine which security is missing?

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    Nov 15, 2017 at 05:54 PM

    Hi Amit,

    I am having the same issue. I've narrowed it down to missing application rights for Analysis runtime. Part of the requirements for saving variants on the BI platform point to this application with the variant setting to user or user and group.

    In the CMC --> applications --> Analysis Runtime you can only display the properties. In all of the other applications you can assign user security.

    I've tried to modify the access levels to include this application right but the option to add/remove on SAP provided ACL is not possible.

    My potential workaround is to create a custom ACL and assign the application right to it. Then assign the new ACL to our users.

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    • Hello Robert

      When you create a custom ACL, what rights you have included to enable saving variants in document level?

      I think i will follow the same solution.

      Thank you

  • Dec 22, 2017 at 11:54 AM

    Hello Amit

    I am facing the same problem. Were you able to find a solution?

    Thank you

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