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RAR. Rules (SoD) download

Dear colleagues!

I have issue concerning with SoD information. I need to download periodically this information as backup. This is high-priority information wich can be changed at any time and we would like to get a number of files which can be load if any productive SoD information is damaged. I suppose that for our purpose we could use Export tool (from RAR - Configuration tab - Utilies - Export), but wich point is responsible for SoD if it exists? If I can download file, could it be managable (could I apply manual correction in file directly)?

To keep eye on synchronisation between manual changes in RAR and in function_action/permission files is imposible.

Any good thoughts will be appreciated.

We are on GRC 5.3 SP11

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    Former Member
    Jan 17, 2011 at 04:17 PM

    Hi Artem

    No it is not possible for the ruleset to download a copy of the upload files, you only download a databse table dump via the export functionality.

    I suggest that you read SAP Notes 1223759, 1225227, 1330165, 1332959 & 1373465, before you start to maintain off-line files. They are very important and will stop you making serious errors in your off-line file.

    And remember as stated earlier one space in the wrong place can ruin your entire day as you try to find it in the upload files.

    A common mistake I always see when somebody else is when changing the files in EXCEL is that they do not IMPORT the file from the EXCEL menus and do NOT change the fields that are imported to TEXT format from teh general format that is suggested by EXCEL. If you do not do this then all the leading 0's will be removed ie: 01 becomes 1 and your rules no longer work!

    Godd Luck


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    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Dear Artem,

    You can change the text file and upload but have tobe very careful in applying the changes in text file. Even a single additional space will thrown up so many errors.

    It is advisable to use EDIT Plus or Notepad++ to Open this file. Then select the option to show Spaces and ensure to maintaint he same gaps for each line item.

    I would suggest if the changes are minute please do the changes manually and you can check for the change history of functions and risks with the user id who has changed.

    It is better to restrict the users for the configuration changes and also changes to rule sets. Only 1 or 2 in the team should be allowed so that tracking would be easy for the changes to the Rule sets.

    Thanks and Best Regards,


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    • Thank you, Sri

      But I need to clearify issue with downloading files (not uploading). Is it possible to download current SoD configuration files (from system) like they are delivered on servicemarketplace?

      I need only this functionality, because it's very hard to control text files, i.e. to synchronize any change in system with txt files.


      Artem Ivashkin