Using Selective Access with DCA

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Using Selective Access with DCA

Hello Anaplanners,

Context:

  • We have a selective access list - Country
  • User have selective write access to some countries (in Europe) and just read access to the rest of the countries (Americas and Asia Pacific)
  • Country List is used in a list formatted line item to be used as a picklist (to filter)
  • Module: Has the data to be filtered. Dimensioned by list Combos (No hierarchical relation to Country), each Combo is located in a specific country.

Ask:

  • Filter the data in the module based on the selected country from the picklist (No problem here)
  • If the user selects a Country that he/she has write access to (UK for example) then he/she should be able to edit the data in the module.
  • If the user selects a Country that he/she has only read access to (US for example) then he/she should NOT be able to edit the data in the module
  • See screenshot below

Issue:

  • The logical way to achieve the above ask is to use DCA based on the countries to which the user have write access. 
  • How can we know - dynamically - which countries the user has access to.
  • Generically speaking ... How do we determine the list item in a selective access list that was assigned to a user?

 

If the DCA is not the way to go here then what other ways you believe would work?

Thank you for your help

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Einas
"Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime"
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Re: Using Selective Access with DCA

Hi Einas,

Consider creating a dashboard to control selective access and updating the user list using the dashboard (import action into the User Settings)
Then you have a centralized location which contains all Selective Access Read/Write booleans, which can be referred for DCA or used to know dynamically what countries the users have access to

In others words, instead of trying to update from User Settings -> Model go from the Model -> User Settings

Regards,
Anirudh

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Valued Contributor

Re: Using Selective Access with DCA

@anirudh 

 

Thank you very much for your response. It will certainly do the job. 

I personally try to limit using imports to getting Data or Lis items.

I believe this would be a good addition to native Anaplan though. A lot of other platforms/tools allow you to access "system" properties such as the country assigned to a user as is the case here.

 

Appreciate the help. 🙂

 

Einas
"Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime"