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Alphabetical order of special characters


In PFCG I would like to set up intervals for eg. S_DEVELOP, like A-B, D-Z

I order to make sure that I cover special characters and numbers, I would like to know how they are handled.

Does / come before A, does _ come after Z or how is it? What about numbers? What is the "first" and the "last" special character?

Hope you understand my question. Can anyone help please?

Kind regards

Morten Ellgaard

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    Posted on Apr 09, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Hello Morten,

    Please check SAP note 136647, specially this paragraph:

    "If an authorization value contains other characters after an asterisk, the kernel ignores these characters during the authorization check. For example: The value AB is actually interpreted as A*."

    So I'm afraid this approach is not valid.



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    Posted on Apr 10, 2011 at 08:21 AM

    Avoid ranges, as you will always have the risk of not knowing what is or will be included into the interval.

    Masking the name with a wildcard is slightly better.

    Anyway, if you enter an invalid range into the interval, PFCG will complain. It follows the ASCII character set so some special characters are at the beginning, others are in the middle (numeric operators such as += etc) and others at the end (such as curly brackets).

    Note that a few special fields are case sensitive, such as the rfcdest name, so these are also seperate and have special characters between them and the upper case characters.

    Lots of room for mistakes in these intervals... 😉

    Rather avoid it!



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    • Former Member Former Member

      As julius pointed, F4 is the right option. I have only 564 entries in my system. And the only value which is out of number and alpahbetical range is $TM.

      For S_TABU_DIS, I would recommend to check with respective applicaiton managers if it is okay to display their tables. Some times people say only HR data which is senstive However, there are other confidentical data like pricing and etc.

      Edited by: Gowrinadh Challagundla on Apr 12, 2011 4:03 PM