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Variable Authorization in BI

I have created a variable, an have marked it as 'Processing by Authorization'. But even if i do not do this, still then values can be picked up from Analysis Object. What exactly does this Variable with ''Processing by Authorization' option does?

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  • Posted on Jun 26, 2012 at 10:43 AM


    within this Variable, you can provide special values, which are valid for a certain user and selection.

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      PLABAN SAHOO wrote:

      Case 2. IF field is NO displayed for input, then value from AA is read and report is displayed.

      I am curious how do you make a field "NO displayed for input" ? and what values does the system compare with the AA values before deciding whether user is authorized or not? 🤪

      If user's AA has 0COMP_CODE=1000 and he enters 1000 as query input then the result is authorized. But what happens when user enters 1000 as well 2000 as input or just leaves the field "BLANK"? The result is not authorized.

      Here is the point when we want the user to run the query inputting only those values of 0COMP_CODE as that are contained in his AA. There is no chance an end-user would know what his AA contains, so he will either enter any or no values for query input field 0COMP_CODE. A authorization type variable helps to automatically fetch the values from user's AA and pass them as input to the query.

      You should look at it as- in any authozation check, a value A has to be compared against value B. Where value A could be authority checks in a program or query inputs in BI and Value B is authorization contained in roles, analysis authorizations in BI. So even if user has value B for 0COMP_CODE in his analysis authorization but it still needs Query input (i.e Value A) for comparison or authorization check to happen at the first place. Thereafter based on the authorization check logic, the access is granted or denied.

      I am sorry if I haven't be able to express myself clearly. Should you still have any questions, please do let me know.



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    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 12:28 AM

    The authorization variable will forward the related authorization to variable default value.😊

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