DCA using Custom User List - Is it possible?

Occasional Contributor

DCA using Custom User List - Is it possible?

Hi All,

There is a requirement to use custom user list (as only 10 out of 200 users would be using the setup) as an applies to for DCA driver. I wanted to check if it is possible to control cell's read & write ability using a Custom user list?


Appreciate any help on this topic !




I believe you can. Moreover you can use LOOKUP on Users list if you have to communicate between Native Users list and Custom Users List to pull this off. I recommend watching this video - special scenario on 7:35 minutes




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Occasional Contributor

Thanks for the reply. I have a scenario in which i have 2 roles in the system which needs to be controlled on a cell level based on certain conditions. As these roles are spread across only 20 users out of 200 (lets assume), so i'm using a Custom user list (selective access enabled) & assigned it to those 20 users accordingly.


But when using Custom user list in the DCA driver module (Looking up to the system user list) & assigning it to the line item of the main module as driver , all the lines are getting locked (DCA module & main module have 2 dimension in common) even if the booleans are correctly getting populated in DCA module.


Not sure, even after mapping the custom-user list to system user list creates that connection for DCA driver to work in the right way.

Frequent Contributor

Without understanding the specifics of the issue, there’s  multiple ways to address this without requiring custom user lists I think.

1. if it’s limiting access to a module then a user role can be used for this via role access to modules

2. if it’s specific access to a line item to a module, you can create a config module that specifies which users  have access. You can then use this as part of the DCA. 
3. if it’s several sets of modules/actions/process then you can create a separate model that houses the functionality and limit the access to that model to just those 10 users. 

I know it’s probably not directly answering your question but wanted to check if there was a way to get around the issue without having to create a custom user list.