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How to Hide TLOG Fields in POS Workbench

By Cosmin Jimborean

Lead Architect, SAP Customer Activity Repository

In this article I will show how to hide certain TLOG fields from the POS Workbench in such a way that they are visible for some super users but invisible to regular users.

Getting Started

Assume you have a requirement that sensitive fields, such as customer related fields, should not be visible for all users.

Below, I will show a step by step guide how to hide the following three customer-related fields:

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    1. Define and maintain a Field Selection Profile in the Customizing
      1. Run transaction /N/POSDW/IMG.
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      2. Create a new field selection profile using code Z001 and a description. Save your entries.
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      3. Select the new profile in the table and then double-click on Structure Settings in the Dialog Structure.
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      4. Click on New Entries.
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      5. Enter “TRANSACTION” in the structure name and select the Visible checkbox.
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      6. Select the TRANSACTION structure in the table and then double-click on Field Settings in the Dialog Structure.
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      7. Click on New Entries and enter the names of the fields you want to hide (in this example, I want to hide CUSTOMERIDPOS, CUSTOMERAGE, and CUSTOMERENTRYMETHOD). Leave the checkboxes deselected.

        As seen below, you can make a field visible, changeable, and/or searchable. Using the same approach a field could be made visible, but read-only.
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      8. Save your entries.
    2. Add authorization object to a role
      1. Run transaction PFCG.
      2. Edit the role or create a new role.
      3. Click on Change Authorization Data.
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      4. Add new authorization object W_POS_FSPR (Authorization for Field Selection Profile).
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      5. Click on Field Selection Profile.
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      6. Enter the Z001 profile you created earlier and click Save.
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      7. Save and generate the role.
        • Go back to the role and assign a user to the role.
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        • Click User Comparison and make sure that the User tab turns green.
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      8. Verify the whole thing works
        1. Connect to the system with the restricted user (in this example, I connected with a second user I had set up for myself).
        2. Run transaction /N/POSDW/MON0 and open any transaction. You will notice that the three fields are not visible anymore.
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    That’s it! Pretty easy.

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        Author's profile photo Louis Bridgman
        Louis Bridgman

        Thanks for this great tip, Cosmin!  Looking forward to hearing more great things from the CAR team.  🙂

        Author's profile photo Prakash K Bodicherla
        Prakash K Bodicherla

        Thanks for providing good documentation on this and it is very helpful to everyone.

        Author's profile photo Former Member
        Former Member

        Thanks for the detailed document