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How to set user level security in a report at cliente side

In this blog post I  would like to share a way to set user level security to a WEBI report.

By user level security I mean  restricting the visualization of certain partsa of reports to some users, based on a user secutity level.

For the sake of demonstration I  will work with three users and three levels of security.

This are my users and their security levels

user level sec
Roger 1
etizz 2
humga 3

I will use an Excel sheet as a DP to hold these data.

There are some restritions on the use of this approach. In order this to work, users can only visualize the documents, not being able to edit it.

I will use e-fashion with the following objects in the result of my query :

State, City , Lines , Category and Sales revenuee

My user profile will be :

level sec = 1 – Users can see State , City and Sales Revenue;

level sec = 2 – Users Can see State, City, Lines and Sales Revenue;

level sec = 3 – Users can see all data.

To start, I create a document with my query from e-fashion :


Which gives me the following table


After that, I import my Excel sheet as a personal DP, which gives me the following tables :

both tables.png

Create a variable global_user_sec = =([level sec] Where ([user]=CurrentUser())) In Report,

This will give me the user´s security level according to my users table.

Then I can create two dim variables :

{Lines security] = If( ([ global_user_sec] >=2;[Lines]) and

[Category security] = If ( [global_user_sec] >=3 [Category]).

Dropping [State], [City] , [Lines security] and [Category security] and [Sales revenue] will do the trick.



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      GReat Idea!

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      Hi Rogerio,

      Can u explore on last column (user_sec_level) in report 1, in result objects pane u took four dimension and one measure but in report appearing total 6 column.

      Also it's work on OLAP universe / connection?



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      HI Amrendra,

      thanks for your comment. Sorry for that, the last column shouldn't be there. The last column is the one from the Excel DP.

      I think it should work. Since you can merge dimensions from an OLAP universe/connection.