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ChaRM functionality: Control UI objects via authority objects coming with Support Package 7 (and available via note 1724697 with Support Package 5-6)

Change Request Management customers and consultants who knew SAP Solution Manager 7.0 know that there the information about solution, project, test management, SAP Notes (at that times called the HotNews functionality) and documents was contained in a separate context tab.
Via right-click it was possible to execute functionality like adding, deleting projects, solutions, business processes and so on…
Context Tab - PopUp - assign documents - inserted.jpg
In Change Request Management 7.10 Web UI, these functionalities have been moved to separate assignment block (Solution, Project, and so on).
In the ‘old world’ it was possible to control the right-click executions via the authority object.
The authority was controlled in the old world via the authority object SM_CHO_CO.
In the Web UI, this has not been possible until now. With the new flexible functionalities liek assign and decouple transport request you might have a stronger need to restrict these functionalities to certain roles….

Possible Use-cases could be:

Not everyone is allowed to…

– add/delete documents

– check-in/check-out a solution (Change Manager only f.e.)

– reassign project assignment (this is maybe decided only by the Change Manager)

– decouple/assign transport requests (only Administrators are allowed to do that. So they automatically sync with the relevant developer and change manager what)

With Support Package 7 SAP delivers functionality to control the UI objects (push buttons f.e.) via authority object. The new authority object is SM_FIELDS.
SAP delivers in the standard roles this authority object with
PR_TYPE = ‘*’
That means nothing changes first in your running system. If you want to restrict the usage of UI objects you have to think about what UI objects are allowed to be used in which role.
You can check out SAP note 1724697 for further information.
SAP note 1724697 is an optional note which allows you to control UI objects via authority object already in Support Package 5 and Support Package 6 !!! There is more information in the note, too.
The authority checks are implemented in the UI Control classes which are assigned to the UI objects (IMG activity
Please be aware that you need to customize the relevant UI control class to the user status you want to control.
The supported UI objects:
Assignment Block UI Object key UI Object Name
Details PROJECT_ID Project, Solution
Details IBASE_COMPONENT Reference Objects
Details MAINPROJ Project Cycle
Details REASSIGN Change Project Assignment
Scope SCOPE Scope

Transport Management

RELEASE_REQU Release Transport

Transport Management

CREATE_REQ Create Transport Request

Transport Management


Transport Management

APPR_CRIT_OBJ Approve Critical Objects

Transport Management

RELEASE_COPY Create Test Transport

Transport Management

ASSIGN_TRA Assign Transport Request

Transport Management

DECOUPLE_TRA Decouple Transport Request

Transport Management

RELEASE_COPY Release Transport of Copies
SAP Notes DELETE_NOTE Delete a SAP Note
Documents ADDDOCU Add a Document
Documents DELETEDOC Delete a Document
Projects ADDPROJECT Add Project
Projects DELETEPROJ Delete Project
Projects ADDPROJOBJ Add Structure Object
Solutions SOLN Add Solution
Solutions DELETESOLN Delete Solution
Solutions CANCHKI Cancel -> Request Check-In
Solutions CACHKC Cancel -> Request Check-Out
Solutions CHKINOUTI Check-In/Out -> Check-In
Solutions CHKINOUTC Check-In/Out -> Check-Out
Solutions REQCHKI Request -> Check-In
Solutions REQCHKC Request -> Check-Out
Test Mangement ADDTESTDOC Add
Test Management DELTESTDOC Delete
So how to proceed.
1.) Analyze your business need
2.) If you have one, define beforehand which role should have which authorities in respect to the user status (where you have to customize the UI control method)
So, hope that helps you,

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